In the first place pinag-aralan mo dapat yun plano bago kayo nagka-pirmahan sa kontrata, para kung meron ka ayaw sa design pwede mo agad ito mabago, ikaw pa rin masusunod sa gusto mo, pero dagdag trabaho para sa Structural Engineer at Architect kung pabago-bago kayo ng esep at minsan maling pananaw kung ideal or proper ba ang structural design...
OK lang maging skeptic lalo na kung wala tayo alam pagdating sa Engineering works, but you have to communicate well with your contractor para ma-educate din at malaman kung tama ba gawa nila, consult other engineers, kaya ang iba kumukuha ng consultant para tiga tingin kung tama ba ginagawa ng contractor nyo...
Thanks. I guess its partially my fault that i didnt look at the structural closely. To be honest i just saw that some columns on the second floor are a darker shade while the others were a lighter shade, didn’t know that darker ones represented columns from the ground floor and lighter ones are planted columns, i thought it was just the printing. =D
Magkaibang grupo yung architect/engineers and the contractor. Both have separate contracts. The architect/ engineers will also inspect the structure if the specs were followed everytime magbubuhos yung contractor. The contractor won’t start without the engineer signing off on it.
I’m happy with the design architecturally, it almost took a year to finalize and its really what we wanted (no odd shape rooms and equal sizes for all the bedrooms except masters). And only after that was it given to the engineers to design the structure, electrical and plumbing. And yet we still had to do some minor revisions (increased roof pitch and increase in floor to beam height). Structurally, its seems illogical on certain parts but what do i know, i’m not an engineer. Hahahaha
Nakakahiya naman to have another structural engineer inspect another one’s work. I’ll ask for a copy of the structural analysis booklet that was given together with the plans for the permits. I’ll see him anyway when he inspects the structure and i’ll ask him then.