Am curious about the rationale for this answer: "According to AIA Document B101-2017, the architect
should always evaluate a budget amount with respect to the stated program, anticipated schedule, and market conditions."
However, my understanding from the B101 is that the Architect is not responsible for market conditions as Article 6.2 states,
"It is recognized, however, that neither the Architect nor the Owner has control over the cost of labor, materials, equipment; the Contractor's methods of determining prices; or competitive bidding, market, or negotiating conditions."
In addition, Article 3.2 states "The Architect shall prepare a preliminary evaluation of the Owner's program, schedule, budget for the Cost of the Work, Project site, the proposed procurement and delivery method, and other Initial Information, each in terms of the other, to ascertain the requirements for the Project."
It could be that procurement and delivery method is a stand in for Market, however I think it's confusing to conflate procurement and delivery method with market as it is commonly understood to be if that is the case...
Am I missing something?
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