This Driving Was Used Iii The Preparation If The Bills Of Quantities

ALL REVISIONS USTED BELOW THIS LINE HAVE BEEN MADE SINGE THE BILLS OF QUANTITIES «HE PREPARED.

The keeping of a drawings issue register, however, will not of itself guarantee that the right people get the right drawings. The best we can achieve is to set up disciplines which, if they cannot prevent errors and omissions, can at least assist their detection in due time.

Two such disciplines may be mentioned. First, the use of a drawings issue slip when any drawing leaves the office—even though accompanied by a covering letter—provides an easily leafed-through file record in the issuing drawing office (5.11).

Secondly, the routine issue at regular intervals to all members of the team—contractors, sub-contractors and consultants alike—of the drawing register at least enables the recipient to check that he is working to the latest revision of a given drawing, and to some extent throws the onus on him for ensuring that his information is up-to-date.

As to the more mundane question of physically conveying a package of drawings from one office to another, then the larger drawings, unless they are rolled (irritating for the recipient, this), will be folded down to A4 or A3, depending on their volume, and always, of course, with the title panel on the outside. (See 4.16 and 4.17.)

Small drawings, whether of A4 or A3 format, should not be issued loose when they form a set. Their use is sometimes criticised, especially by builders, but a lot of this criticism stems from their misuse in practice rather than from any inherent defect in their size. They are only difficult to co-ordinate if no logical search pattern holds the set together, and they only get out of sequence and get lost if they are issued unbound. It is important therefore that sets of small drawings should be treated as instruction manuals rather than individual sheets, and should be held together accordingly in simple loose-leaf folders. It is anomalous that the motor engineer assembling a car in the protected conditions of a factory or workshop should be given a book of instructions to work from, while the building operative

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