Application of payment includes amount for the materials stored off the site. Architect should visit the site and inspect the conditions or not? In my opinion the architect should notify the owner in writing about the off site materials, get the approval prior to certifying the payment. There is no need for the architect to visit the site...
Are5 Ballast states that " the architect should visit the site where the materials are being store to verify that that they are in at the specified location, that the contractor is adhering to the security precautions defined in the supplementary conditions, etc...."
A201- § 9.3.2 Unless otherwise provided in the Contract Documents, payments shall be made on account of materials and equipment delivered and suitably stored at the site for subsequent incorporation in the Work. If approved in advance by the Owner, payment may similarly be made for materials and equipment suitably stored off the site at a location agreed upon in writing. Payment for materials and equipment stored on or off the site shall be conditioned upon compliance by the Contractor with procedures satisfactory to the Owner to establish the Owner’s title to such materials and equipment or otherwise protect the Owner’s interest, and shall include the costs of applicable insurance, storage and transportation to the site for such materials and equipment stored off the site.
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