Who is responsible for HVAC/Structure clash on the site?

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    Gang Chen

    As an architect, you should go back and double check your team’s structural plans and mechanical plans to see if the conflicts was a result of your team’s errors on plans, OR the conflict is a result of the contractor messing it up in the field, i.e. building it NOT according to the plans. If the contractor has built it per the plans, then the conflict is most likely the architect’s team’s fault.

    I am not surprised to see these kinds of conflicts. I have seen plumbing engineer place a roof drain right on top of an electrical switchgear, and I caught this before the plans went out for bid. It is an architect’s job to coordinate the architect’s consults’ work.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Wenqi Huang

    Thanks Gang! It's pretty clear!

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