I have an upcoming project for a single family home
I need the following design work done for a single family home:
All plans should be 1/4" scale and be on a 24x36 sheet.
i. Floor plan: Indicate all rooms, and sizes, along with square footage.
ii. Roof plan indicating slopes and finish materials.
iii. Foundation Plan
iiii. Elevations: Provide ...
Skills: 3d modeling, architecture, autocad
“Unfortunately the work generated on this project did not yield anything usable. Freelancer's plans were not to my expectations and it is my belief that the were not what I asked for. I have had plans drawn from people on elance numerous times and had very successful outcomes. This was the first time that I did not.
In my job request I asked for a "design set" of plans to be generated from a hand drawn sketch. I asked for a foundation plan, a first floor, a second floor plan, and a roof plan. What I got back was about 80% of what I needed. Many of the measurements were not correct. Some of the walls did not "stack" between the first floor and the second floor like they needed to do. Some of the windows were not correct (single window where a double window was requested).
There was some further miscommunication when I asked for some engineering detail notes to be added and I will take some responsibility for that.
When I rescinded my request and just asked for the dimensions etc to be corrected I was told that my request was ridiculous, he had already spent to much time on this, that I wanted "construction plans" and had ordered "design plans." Apparently "design plans" are created first and then you create "construction plans" from the design plans for a lot more money. He was insulted that I am was asking any more from him and that "a person in a 3rd world country" wouldn't even do what I was asking for the price that he quoted and was paid.
I even asked for him just to give me the digital CAD file so I could have what he had done corrected and adjusted and he refused so I couldn't even salvage what was done.
I will take some blame for the break down of this project. I was terrible at getting back to him due to work load on other projects.
Bottom line is that I paid him and received nothing I can use. If you decide to use him just make sure your on the same page with him and you are extremely specific in what you are asking for.”
“I donít mind criticism in fact I welcome it as it helps me improve my service however you might consider being completely honest.
Most of this is fabrication or taken out of context and I donít want to pick apart every claim youíve made itís not worth the time. I have been a practicing architect and engineer for 25 years Mike and I practice with impeccability. This was a project that I offered 2 weeks of my time for yet it closed over 2 months later with most of the gap being a lack of communication on your part. You tell people at the bottom of your review that they need to make everything clear to me as if I am stupid yet confess to it yourself?
I accept your apology.
You signed me off as 100% complete when you had 30 days to dispute it. You allowed your project to slip and blamed me and then came to my profile to break down my skills and my persona. Does it make you feel better to do that?
I canít delete these comments nor would I as I donít feel I have done anything wrong other than to be
If you want the cad files thatís fine I will forward them as soon as I sign off. For the record it has cost me so much time that in the end I actually paid you to do it.
I read your company profile in PA and it looks successful I wish you continued prosperity.
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“A warning to all freelancers with this employer.
He is manipulative and has the capacity to abuse his agreements after accepting a freelancer for a project.
He then uses the feedback forum as a weapon to denigrate those individuals when they dont capitulate to his terms,
I caution you to interview him before you waste time working with him as he will use you.”