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July 20, 2023
Commas and Construction Documents Save Lives

Consider the crucial difference between “I like cooking, my family, and my pets” and “I like cooking my family and my pets.” The first sets the stage for a special family dinner; the second is a threat to the entire household.

This lesson in punctuation is also a cautionary tale about attention to detail. In our field, the accuracy of construction documents can mean the difference between a project’s success or failure. SUPERSTRUCTURES’ practice incorporates several measures to guard against small errors that can lead to big problems.

Rather than relying on wordy written specifications that are ripe for misunderstanding, we draw every relevant detail to help ensure accurate execution of our restoration plans and minimize change orders.

Our strategic use of probes and non-destructive testing methods helps pinpoint issues early, heading off costly surprises for our clients down the line. Every project—while it may fit a specific type—is a little different, and we don’t take the differences for granted.

Small details like comma placement and well-meaning typos can make all the difference in conveying a writer’s intent. Our dedication to accuracy in building envelope investigation, non-destructive testing, restoration design, and construction administration hinges on the same attention to detail.

SUPERSTRUCTURES Engineers + Architects

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