“The project lacks professionally objectivity.”
I received a call from an architect who was an old friend. He had a condominium project under construction and the contractor was really misbehaving. Product submittals were not being received and approved prior to execution of the work. To make matters worse the Contractor had told the owner in California that the submittals were being made. Early in the job the owner had a representative on site. However, this did not work out and now it was just the architect and the contractor battling it out. This - in combination with shoddy construction - made for a confrontational atmosphere at the job meetings. I was hired to sit in and to try to sort through the situation objectively. The project progressed as an uphill battle. After working with the architect, the California developer hired me to see the project through to the end. Finally it was completed with a satisfactory level of quality and code compliance, without having to resort to litigation. Once a contractor or subcontractor starts to “go south,” no amount of civil niceties will turn the situation around. Only firm direct action suffices.
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