Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Spec That Would Not Die: Update

Last night, 175 single-spaced pages of spec went out the door. Unfortunately, we're still not done. The boss estimates another 20 hours of work, but you have to triple any estimate he gives you to arrive at a realistic number, so that means another 60 hours to go. Sigh.

I'm really, really glad that when this thing first floated onto my radar screen (last summer!), I had no idea how long it would actually take. I have no doubt that the project (a hotel/restaurant/meeting center) will be constructed in less time than it took to write the spec. And of course, once the thing goes out for bid, that's when the addenda rear their ugly heads. And once construction starts, then we're talking change orders and revisions and ......... oh, well. 175 pages of it is done. That's something, right? Right.

1 comment:

FightAgainstRedTape said...

Oh yes, 175 pages out the door is so much better than 75! (I used to work at a couple of architect's offices - I know what their specs are like...)