How could the EOR determine that the structural drawings were complied with?
Who is primarily responsible for this compliance?
This is an integral part of the EOR's responsibility, it seems; i.e. to make
sure that the shop implimented his drawings and fabricated the structural
Unless the owner or builder relieves the EOR of this responsibility, the EOR
is taking a major risk. Should the owner or builder insist on not having
shop drawings prepared, the EOR should ask for a release of liability as to
any shop fabrication screw ups and any subsequent possible delays, extra
This allocation of responsibility is better discussed at the contract
negotiation stages, as it could be a cause of disagreement with the owner,
builder or even the architect during construction.