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Re: CSI Guidelines - Drawing Notes?

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Mark Gilligan wrote:

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The real solution is to get another Contractor.
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Unfortunately, as engineers (and architects), we don't make the hiring decisions for contractors.

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When building officials refuse to review
specifications and require "all of the information" on
the drawings they are actually creating a conflict
with the standard contract provisions, such as AIA
A201, which are used by many public agencies.
Building officials are not bound by the contract provisions between owners, architects, and contractors. They apply the law to the contract documents (or, in some cases, just the drawings) without regard for the owner/architect/contractor relationship.

Both of these issues are part of the weakness of your (CSI's) position: there are influences in the design and building process which cannot be controlled by a single party.


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