ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Air Compressor feeder conductor sizing
by Potseal. 01/15/18 09:08 PM
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by LongRunner. 01/15/18 11:38 AM
Under carpet cable?
by HotLine1. 01/15/18 09:57 AM
Any New Years Resolutions?
by Bill Addiss. 01/13/18 10:21 AM
diazed fuses
by RODALCO. 01/13/18 07:58 AM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 6 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
First in & Last out #7029
01/19/02 08:55 PM
01/19/02 08:55 PM
S
sparky  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,340
We are one of the first trades in, to a vacant lot, for temp service.
As such we hear all grandious plans, the carrot is dangeled, handshakes exchange , prospects are solicited, etc.


The Job progresses
cue Good,Bad & Ugly theme....


We are one of the last trades out, the plans have 'evolved', some may be held in contempt, the well's run dry.....

For many of us the latter is repetitive, the signs and symptoms of overall job success or failure is apparent to various degree.
I'm interested in what has held the ear/eye of others in said respect here.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: First in & Last out #7030
01/20/02 08:31 AM
01/20/02 08:31 AM
electure  Offline

Member
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,263
Fullerton, CA USA
I've attended many pre-job meetings that the GC stated "Requests for Information will have a response within a day". My usual action was to send as many RFI's as I could immediately to clear up discrepancies (better proactive than reactive) before they became problems. They've rarely been answered within a week; some have taken months.

There have been a few occasions where I've submitted alternate lighting/switchgear packages, only to be told "No substitutions, go strictly by the specs". The same people have asked me to value engineer the job halfway through, probably after some "bean counter" actually counted up the "beans".
You can always tell a job's gonna be a Turkey when it sounds like they've got delusions of grandeur

Re: First in & Last out #7031
01/20/02 08:59 AM
01/20/02 08:59 AM
G
George Corron  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
Electure,
working for an engineering firm, I can tell you my biggest problem with GC's is usually their response to RFI's. 'course, then at least I have an NCN (Non-compliance Notice) [Linked Image]

I thought the "6 phases of a project" were a list, then someone informed me it was supposed to be funny, heck I judge the completion of a project by them, with darned few exceptions. If you haven't heard them, you'll have to wait 'til Tuesday cause it's hanging over my desk, but the last two are:

5) Search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent.

6) Praise and honors for the non-participants.
Like I said, I thought someone had come up with a real good barometer of job progress attitudes.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
HotLine1
HotLine1
Brick, NJ USA
Posts: 6,916
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 24
Admin 19
Potseal 13
Popular Topics(Views)
243,510 Are you busy
180,295 Re: Forum
170,799 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9505 MB (Peak: 1.0731 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-16 11:40:54 UTC