He has a nuumber of problems and I don't know how to correct them while construction is underway. They started by framing the building's exterior to the correct outside dimensions. But all of the interior stuff doesn't fit. They can get some of the rooms to the right size, but every time they do that, something else gets too small. I think that is happening is that the walls are too thick. On paper, they are just lines but when they build them, they can be up to 4.5" think. That's throwing everything off. How does he correct for that? How do you get thinner walls. If they were maybe 1/2 or 1/4 inch, no one would notice but over 4" is just ridiculous. What's the secret?
The other issue is the door and windows. He's using a standard 32" door but that doesn't fit correctly either. The hallways are 32" and there's all of the stuff around the door that somehow seem like it is meant to be installed. I don't get it, it's just a little camp they are trying to frame. The windows have the same problem. For instance there are two windows that are 10" apart and there shouldn't be a problem putting the 8" chimney between them, but it doesn't all fit in. He's missing something.
The teacher isn't any help. He says it's the best design he's seen in years and he can't figure why there are any problems.