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Tuesday Top 3: Mock-Ups Matter

By CSI Editorial Staff posted 11-07-2018 11:49


Lynn Javoroski FCSI, Member Emeritus, CCS, CDT, LEED AP, SCIP, FCSI, CCS, recently shared this post on the CSI Connect as an example of why mock-ups matter.

  1. 1. We were doing a fast-track ice-cream stand at a zoo, with an incentive for getting the job done early. There were three sections with brick up to the order window frame and a counter on top of the brick. The GC had three different masons do the brickwork, and the architect waived the mock-up I had specified, deciding that speed was of the essence.
  2. 2. You guessed it. The three sections were all different heights - each mason did his own thing and the result looked more like a jack-o-lantern smile than an ice-cream stand.
  3. 3. Of course, they had to tear it all down and start over. While it was still finished early, and part of the incentive was awarded, it was for a couple of days fewer than planned by the GC. My hope is that both the GC and the architect learned an important lesson: mock-ups are good.