Peer reactions to a phone call
How some of our peers react when I call them to explain why their survey is incorrect or missing key information:
Group A. I call because the boundary is incorrect by several feet, or the crew missed the original open pipes 0.5?? from the rebars they set, or a set monument is wrong by 20??. Response: You can almost hear the sigh, as in, oh no, not again. Sometimes they correct their survey, but mostly not.
Group B. Same errors as above, but the response is to drop everything and have it fixed as quickly as possible, followed by a note thanking me for pointing out the problem.
Group C: I call because the topo shows a single line connecting the power poles, but makes no mention of the 240-Kv lines 8?? each side of that centerline even though they certified they have shown ??all utility lines.? Response: Outrage for me daring to question their survey.
Group D: Numerous glaring drafting errors on the drawing, such as the radius and the arc data reversed, or the surveyor??s name misspelled, or a brass cap flush in concrete labeled ??with an attached tag 12345,? Response: I gave the drafter the correct information. Not my job to check the drafting.
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