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Draiman
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join:2012-06-01
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Re: Garage addition

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I went back and looked at a few sets of plans. I approved a set on June 8th with the attached image in the plans. It appears the GC asked the designer to remove this the day before I was to sign off on the plans without my knowledge or approval and I guess I didn't even notice until now. This diagram was replaced with the words 'Const 36" high railing' so I think the GC was trying to cut costs from the beginning I just didn't notice.
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garys_2k
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Farmington, MI
said by Draiman:

It appears the GC asked the designer to...

Who paid the architect, you or the GC?


Draiman
Let me see those devil horns in the sky

join:2012-06-01
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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said by garys_2k:

said by Draiman:

It appears the GC asked the designer to...

Who paid the architect, you or the GC?

I paid for everything that's how it works being the customer. LOL
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garys_2k
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Yeah, what I meant was, did you cut a check directly to the architect (he was working directly for you) or did the GC pay the architect from money you first paid to to that GC (he was working for the GC)?

If the second, then the architect was not obligated to tell you about the change. If the first he WAS and he ought to be brought to the "errors and omissions" party.


Draiman
Let me see those devil horns in the sky

join:2012-06-01
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
said by garys_2k:

Yeah, what I meant was, did you cut a check directly to the architect (he was working directly for you) or did the GC pay the architect from money you first paid to to that GC (he was working for the GC)?

If the second, then the architect was not obligated to tell you about the change. If the first he WAS and he ought to be brought to the "errors and omissions" party.

It was 50/50. He paid the first half and I paid the second half. I think I ended up paid out about 20-25% of the overall project to vendors directly. Sometimes to get discounts and other times because the vendor wanted to be paid on the spot and the GC's checks weren't worth anything to the vendor.
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IF YOU FIND ANY MISTAKES IN MY WORK...Please consider that they are there for a purpose. I try to please everyone and there is always someone looking for mistakes!

garys_2k
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join:2004-05-07
Farmington, MI
So, did you sign the agreement with the architect, or did the GC?