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Field Measurement - Carpentry And Home Building

A field measurement is any measurement taken directly on the job site. Sometimes architects and engineers will request a field measurement to be made by the job site superintendent or other contractors.

I've been working on homes for more than three decades and it's not uncommon to have a measurement on the building blueprints that doesn't work. That's right, even professional architects and engineers make mistakes.

When something like this happens, simply contact the building designer for a solution. Field measurements could also be requested for any building changes or modifications by the property owners.

I worked with one structural engineer who requested field measurements often and if the problem was big enough, he would visit the job site and collect all of the these measurements himself.

As a general rule of some, I rarely had anyone measure anything that was important or at least important to me. One time I had someone measure something that was 110 inches and they told me that it was 101 inches. Incorrect measurements like these can cost stair building contractors lots of money.


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