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Re: Problem with Deputy Inspector

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Section 106 states that the Owner, or the Enginer of Record or Architect of
Record acting as the Owner's agent employ the special inspector.  If the rules
are enforced how does the contractor get control of the loop?  Tom Harris
suggested that an immediate need for oversite of the inspectors is needed.  It
seems that this oversite can be implemented by the Engineer of Record being
responsible for the inspection process entirely either through his own
employees or by using an inspector or inspection service HE has confidence in.
The Engineer therefor retains the right to fire the inspector if the inspector
is not doing his/her job properly.  The Engineer of Record is in the best
position to determine the critical areas that may require a "closer look".
This also keeps the Engineer closely tied to the project.  

Mel Slaysman, S.E.