Make Plans Talk
Laminated construction documents makes mark-up easy and erasable.
Here’s a way to make plans more useful to subcontractors. When I first get a set of plans, I laminate them. Then I use dry-erase markers to make easily removable notes and clarifications right on the plans. I use different-color markers to indicate different trades. In addition to making notes and changes easier, the laminating also helps the plans stay in good shape for the duration of the project.
—Sam Duradaller, Levittown, N.Y.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #282