Case study: Discrepancy in Concrete Mixture- Raneem Kootabeda

An architect has ethical values. The steps that should be done after encountering such information should lead to a reasonable solution. According to article 4.2.3 – The Architect should notify the owner in writing if errors are found. Even though the client is aware of the issues the architect should further explain the cons of such a risky situation.  The next step would be to fill in the contractor about the superintendents in charge. Then the architect can follow Article 4.2.6- The architect can reject work that does not confirm to the contract documents. The architect should do an inspection of the work in accordance with subsections 13.5.2 and 13.5.3 to check if work is fabricated, installed, or completed. Already there is a violation in contract because the architect was not aware of the change in material which can affect the design. According to Article – The Architect will prepare Change of Orders And Construction Change Directives. The Architect will investigate and make determinations and recommendations regarding concealed and unknown conditions as provided in Section 3.7.4. Once everything is corrected and agreed upon the project can go forward with the payments. According to A201 article 8.3 an extension of time could be granted, The Architect will issue a bond of surety for the Contractor and Owner to document the change of Material performance and that all parties are aware of this change. This will guarantee the performance of obligations under a contract.

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