A Revised Version of the Revisions
























































Every so often we get a project where the seemingly constant design changes don't end until the building is occupied and the builder has packed up and left the site.

I Did It Just Like You Showed

This one was inspired by my partner Scott Jones who sent me a photo of a project where the contractor thought the delta cloud on the drawings meant to cut a cloud-shaped hole through the floor slab.

And We'll Need it Yesterday








































We can complete a project that's due yesterday without a lot of trouble. Getting it done much sooner than that can be a problem.

That's How It's Shown


















































A good set of construction documents can help make a project go smoothly. A confusing set (or a confused contractor) can cause some real trouble.

For more cartoons related to drawings and specs, click here.

You'll Have to Go Through Me

Sometimes the only way to get what you need is to go through Helen Back.

(...not to be confused with her equally helpful co-worker Helen Waite.)

It's An Engineer!

Inspiration came when our oldest son and his wife came over to play the ultrasound video of what will be our fifth grandchild. It's a boy! ...and maybe he'll follow in the footsteps of his grandpa.