Jul 1, 2003

Actual Size

I borrowed the idea for this one, but it's not too far from a real event that happend a few years back...
I was called to a job site to look at a steel column that had been erected but just didn't look right to the contractor. When I arrived, the first thing I saw was what looked like a giant stiff steel flag hanging off of the side of a 30 foot tall column - like something you would see in 'Toon Town at Disneyland. It looked so ridiculous all I could do was laugh. It turned out that due to a CAD error, the dimensions for an 8 inch x 10 inch steel gusset plate were shown on the drawings as 8 feet x 10 feet. Amazingly, no one ever thought to question anything until the "flag" column was erected.