When to use Should|May|Must|Is Required in Civil Engineering Drawings

When to use Should|May|Must|Is Required in Civil Engineering Drawings

At least some of us might have come across this confusion or a lack of clarity while using the verbs –  Should, Shall, May, Must, Is Required in various civil engineering drawings and other design r contractual documents. The use of proper verb in correct correct context will help the readers or contractors to understand the drawings. Here are some ways which will help you with this issue.

Should: the primary verb for statements of guidance.
May: where the guidance suggests options.
Must: – only used where there is a legal requirement for the measures described to be employed. A reference to the relevant act or regulations will be provided.
Is (are) required : – having decided upon a particular option or arrangement, some consequential choices stem from that first decision. This expression is used to indicate those consequential choices and where firmer guidance is considered appropriate.

Examples:

  1. Contractors should prepare a safety plan for the execution of excavation.
  2. Contractor may use alternate construction methodologies with prior approval from the client.
  3. Surface finishes must be carried out as per the relevant clauses of civil specs and latest standards.
  4. Piling contractors are required to submit the complete design calculation to the engineer before commencing the work.

 

Engineers Reading Civil Engineering Drawings

Engineers Reading Civil Engineering Drawings

 

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