Practice Exam Question Re: Substitution

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    Dwayne Hibbert

    Usually, when the contractor is submitting evidence that the substituted material or equipment is in conformance with the contract docs, he also tenders a waiver of additional time and money if the substituted material or equipment does not perform as expected.

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    Michael Ermann

    The contractor holds responsibility for means and methods of construction….the architect only approves submittals to confirm design intent and is not responsible for detailed review…the contractor is committed to designing exactly what is in the contract (or else she would make up a low-bid-to-win-the-job with cheaper substitutions)….and substitutions have their own formal process (to prevent this bait-and-switch)….memorizing all of these rules about who is responsible for what is difficult because the rules seem arbitrary…but they are NOT arbitrary at ALL if you own the reasoning behind them….they’re a bit self-defeating and assume the darkest of human behavior and promote adversarial working relationships to the point of inefficiency…but they have a solid reasoning behind them….if you watch the following video I made last year for Amber Book, I promise that these things will become clear!

    https://youtu.be/bbT3sXOl7bA?si=U60D0AFHgOEHgwnV

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