It is easier to do straight things than to bend things. If you have a plumb, level, square and a few lines, you win the starting line. Bending things are beyond control. It’s actually quite weird to make something that should be straight, bent, asymmetrical, because it has no logic at all.
Building in the right way requires knowledge and skills, but doing so is actually easier. The work of looking at the surface is very rude and makes me doubt the quality of its inner. I will guess how the construction is done in those places that I can’t see? Is insulation and ventilation well done? Or is there any other risk of leakage?
Most people will say that carelessness and opportunism are the most common causes of poor quality construction, but I don’t think so. I think the cause of poor quality engineering is lack of professional knowledge and skills, lack of sufficient time, and poor management. If you find an unskilled craftsman, plus time constraints and a foreman who doesn’t want to follow up on the project, chances are that you will make a mistake. If there are problems with language barriers and low-cost competition, then the whole project will be a mess.
We drew a straight starting point in the attic, which is the starting point for our work. The good process begins with the first ink line that is ejected with a laser level and a right angle ratio of 3:4:5. In many ways, the initial stage of work is the most difficult because there are many issues to consider and many decisions to make.
In order to assess the quality of construction, we must consider ahead of time.
Inaccuracies are inevitable. When to spend more time to be precise and when to continue working, these are experiences and important. Daun and I have different personalities, but trust each other. Maybe this is the basis of our cooperation. We learn from each other and brainstorm. Sometimes we will also discuss it enthusiastically, because the way of thinking that applies at a certain moment may not be applicable until the next moment, and we benefit from the collision of two different ways of thinking. This is really wonderful. When I got home, I would contribute to all of us and be happy with the progress of the project. At this moment, I feel that I should thank Dan, because he not only accepted me, but also insisted on his own opinions.
Mistakes are inevitable, but abandoning mistakes is stupid. Not being precise is not necessarily a problem unless there are too many inaccuracies. “When the mistakes in the valley meet the mistakes in the village at the ball, there will be trouble.” My former boss used to say that he himself came from somewhere between the valley and the village. The most important thing that lessons learned tells you is that you have flaws and your knowledge system is flawed. This is not easy. After all, I don’t know what I don’t know, so how can I find the problem? When should I stop and think about it? When should I browse the Internet or call a fellow professional, architect or engineer?
Knowing your own shortcomings is the greatest advantage of a craftsman.
I can tell the apprentices about this, but they must learn from practice, because in the end it takes time and practice to accumulate. Making mistakes is the best way to understand what you don’t know and what you can’t do. Only by making mistakes can you understand how important it is to do what you are doing. If a company can tolerate employees making mistakes and supervise the quality of apprenticeships and avoid making mistakes, then this is a good company, a company that can make you learn.
Strange to say, a good craftsman is often full of confidence and seems to lack self-confidence. Professional standards seem to come from personality divisions, and their confidence seems to be due to their uncertainty. Their desire to avoid mistakes comes from a series of problems that are constantly evolving. These problems come from past experience and they can help a craftsman to realize his full potential.
My former boss often said that people who are bent are not too confident in themselves, they are not suspicious of themselves. When we were in the debate, he was like a granite, and at best I only took down some of the debris on the granite. He was the most powerful when he debated with himself. After a while I found out that he was more strict with his own requirements. He is like a granite, so that we can rest on him with peace of mind.