Murphy thrives in the construction industry. Anything that can go wrong will and where there are a number of possible things that can go wrong, the one that does will cause the most damage.
Anyone with construction experience knows that problems occur at the interface of different materials or assemblies. Window leaks do not occur in the middle of the glass. EIFS do not leak in the field of the wall.
When designing details the architect must consider the purpose of the detail, how the detail will function, the materials involved and their compatibility, the number of trades involved to create the detail, the sequence of installation to complete the detail resulting in a durable, functioning installation. Then, with all that information, the detail must be illustrated in a manner that an individual with appropriate construction talents will be able to understand, bid and construct the detail in the manner intended.
And unicorns dance on clouds.
Architects have no budget for details, contractors are bidding too many projects to evaluate detail complexity, materials defy compatibility, scheduling is complicated¹ and installers are human beings, not Aye-ayes2.