Such a positional error would make it very difficult to place the design on the ground if one was unaware of the error. Not being a surveyor, you are probably unaware that most state boards require the use og the US Foot on all work. All it takes is for one person to be on the wrong system to cause MAJOR problems. Especially when working on projects that have zero lot line setbacks.
This is generally a survey issue. Most Architects and Engineers do not understand the differances nor do they care. Design tolerances in architecture and general engineering, when it comes to positional tolerance, are no where near as tight as those the Surveyor is held to by state regulations.
Do I know the difference between a Link, and a Rood? Yes.
Rood?? I know of links,inches, feet, yards, rods, miles, varas, chains, acres, hectares, poles, leagues, labors and perches, but "Rood" is a new one to me?