Friday, September 12, 2014

Change orders

We are working for a really (really) rich school district at my current assignment.
Our plans called for the electric and data to be installed as per the prints.

The school electric engineers didn't like how the conduit was routed, so they made us change it....five times.
The 'Big Guy' loves to charge the shit for change orders, so he doesn't care.

We (Actually the guys doing the hard work) finally got it approved:


Then when I had to move some of the plumbers soils pipe to get back to a trench that had another change....  I found out they were using cast iron.

So I asked the plumber...
ME: This district isn't hurting for money-
HIM: Nope, and they don't care how much they spent on your change orders in the MDF rooms.
ME: So why are they putting that cast in that's going to rot away in 40 years?
HIM: LOL, you're not the only one that asked. We tried to let them let us us PVC, it's even in the specs that it can be used, we even had part of "A-bldg" done and they made us take it out.
ME: Oh,,,, ASO someone hase a relative that's in the cast iron supply bussiness.
HIM: Yep, most likely, and it's a cheap, crappy product that won't last 25 years.










ALSO:
On tomorrows To Do List-
Finish spreading that 60 yards of calichie** I got for free (+ the $750 it cost for delivery)
Either I use the farm tractor and box-blade or I rent a bach-hoe.

2 comments:

  1. I know of companies that have used forensic engineers, to match time sheets and diaries with plans in order to identify "change orders" that should have been issued, or to identify "pay quantities" that were wrong. They had large impact on the profitability of a "lump sum" bid.
    Okrathief in WV

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    1. These are legitimate. The engineers come out in the afternoon and say they want the conduit run "this way", and after they get done talking to other "important people with letters behind their names" come back right before quitting time the next day and change everything.

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