Case Study #1

As a professional architect, you have the responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public however, this is not always the case. Like in Case Study #1 where an architect was given the task of designing a house using poured-in-place concrete. Where he quickly learned that the superintendent of the construction had been cheating on the cement content, the problem with this is that the concrete cannot meet its full strength causing a safety hazard for anybody who inhabits the house. What’s worst is the architect has reason to believe that the owner knew about the cheating.
I believe that the architect has the responsibility as a professional to inform a superior of the situation like the DOB. If anything were to happen the architect in charge of the project could have a lawsuit in his hands or worst it could harm someone innocent. The architect could also leave the project and the contractor’s requisition should not be certified.

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