In The Flat Files

Discussion (3)

  1. Jason

    Ahhh the beauty of digital archives!

  2. joearch

    We don’t have flat files. We have a bunch of banker’s boxes in a rented garage at an apartment complex that we don’t have the key to, so access requires the availability of the super, and always requires at least half a day just to get in.

  3. gonk

    We keep ours rolled up in overhead bins around our drafting room. Search the Word file that has all the jobs listed, go to that bin, and look for the right tag. Works pretty well. Of course for anything in the last couple decades, I’m as likely to look on the library drive, but when you need plans from a building we worked on before I was born that isn’t an option. Usually only takes a few minutes…