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On Mar 25, 2007, at 2:04 PM, Daryl Richardson wrote:

It's not uncommon, in contracts that I have had knowledge of (including government contracts), for the Owner to have the option of accepting work that did not meet specification in consideration for a reduction in contract price. But never at the expense of safety! Never!!!

That occurred to me because I've spent a lot of time buying stuff off. But it's only when money moves into the picture that I get suspicious. I don't do buildings, so I don't deal with architectural/ cosmetic issues much, although I'll buy off the odd scratch or dent from time to time, but almost never in trade for cash. In fact, I couldn't tell what kinds of non-conformities were at issue either, but the trade-off really raised a flag with me.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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