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  •  The contractor in design/build still is (0+ / 0-)

    required  to have the design signed off by architect and engineer.

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      Ray Pensador

      but if they don't stamp off, they would have to quit.

      In the traditional delivery method, both the architect and the contractor would have an opportunity to present their case to the owner and the owner would make a decision.  If the contractor still refused to follow the architect's specification, the owner/architect could issue a change directive, or the owner could fire the contractor.

      Unfortunately, there is always a design professional out there willing to sign drawings for a price.  In design/build, the A/E could disagree with the contractor's decision, quit or get fired, and the contractor would just go out and find someone else to stamp the drawings - the owner may never even know of the dispute.  Design/build takes the control of the process out of the hands of the architect and therefore the owner.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 02:00:06 PM PDT

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