who is responsible for substituted item? I have flipped thought A201 and couldn't find the exact answer. Lets say your originally specified carpet XYZ then the contractor comes back and says well i can get carpet ABC which looks similar to XYZ but at 1/2 the cost. you approve it. the building opens, and month later the owner calls and says he steam cleaned the carpet and now its 2 shades lighter... You go back to your submittals and take a closer look to find that carpet ABC does not meet the same specifications as XYZ.
Can the contractor say well mr. architect you approved it. or because he initiated the substitution, even though it is our error for not checking, its still his fault.
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