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Old 06-29-2019, 05:12 PM   #21
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So You are getting paid for missing the building location by a Foot?

The big Pyramid in Eygpt is only ~4 inches out of square.....~400 foot long base edges.....but the committee of blame hadn't yet been invented....
Actually,the pyramid is closer to 760' x 760' ,the base is over 13 acres. When I was there,the egyptologists say the West elevation is the "short" end. They attribute it to the west winds sandblasting away the rock for thousands of years, more so on that end than a "mistake " in construction.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:00 AM   #22
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So You are getting paid for missing the building location by a Foot?



The big Pyramid in Eygpt is only ~4 inches out of square.....~400 foot long base edges.....but the committee of blame hadn't yet been invented....


Do you know my role on the project? I highly doubt it...

And dont walk around here like youve never totally fd a job and gotten paid, Im so sick of that BS.


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DubUrban: Keep posting, and hopefully fewer customers will be not getting what they paid for.

You claimed to a designer in the OP.....

Your Avatar has you as a "builder"

No, I never billed anyone for out of spec work....

Google "integrity" ~ what u say, = what U do when no one is looking....

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DubUrban: Keep posting, and hopefully fewer customers will be not getting what they paid for.



You claimed to a designer in the OP.....



Your Avatar has you as a "builder"



No, I never billed anyone for out of spec work....



Google "integrity" ~ what u say, = what U do when no one is looking....



Cheat at Solitaire?


You are a jerk dude...

Like I said previously you dont know my role and youre trying to make this topic about you being the top builder. Put down the ego so we can talk about projects that dont go well.

If we just refer to you as the best builder on CT will you chill with that cliche line about getting paid for garbage?

This forum is dead due to this exact attitude.



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Here you go fourth gen:

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Duburban: FYI, I am mostly a SUB- Contractor, mostly of light to heavy Commercial types, < 20% residential....

I frequent this site for intellectual property regarding making a profit contracting while still producing a product that will be a valuable asset to its owner/occupant decades from now.

I don't do my best for a bid job, but all the work I do, (some I do over ),meets specs.

It is possible, but very unlikely that I am the "best" CONTRACTOR on this site, and since I don't claim to be even an average general contractor, I don't even have a Pony in that race.....

I find that persons and outfits that have poor sectors of performance often have skills and business models that allow them to continue in business, some even making an annual profit in spite of their faults.

"Everyone Knows something of value, that I don't Know...."

I am not criticizing you as person, just the apparent moral defects of character that prevent one from meeting the minimum levels of honesty needed to be considered for repeat business transactions in a non-emergency.

I hope your employees don't share your value system.....
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Dudurban -


The engineer you mentioned probably had a background in land surveying that requires more accuracy (in terms of percentage) than building construction.


As an example, in land surveying (without electronic/laser equipment), lengths are measured and then corrected for field temperature (steel tapes only). The tension must be at a standard amount to correct to correct for sagging. The horizontal measurements are measured exactly horizontally with a plumb-bob if points on the ground are not level to correct for slopes and the curvature of the earth.


In college, I was required to take several surveying classes (land surveying and construction-oriented surveying). In surveying class, we did some "recreational surveying" in the warm, sunning spring weather by looking at the patio of the women's dormitory below.


Our 5 year degree required a 4 week summer surveying class that had 4 crews us start at the corner of a section and had each crew to put a stake at the center of the section. - This required crossing or routing around swamps or ponds.


When I finished the required summer class, I worked for the highway department laying out bridges and inspected bridge construction and concrete every summer. - Summer work was like a vacation - Long, long hours and built up "comp time" for hours over 40 hours per week to be banked and drawn out once I went back to school in the fall.



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