I've been taking the Black Spectacles PjM practice tests and this question threw me for a loop:
"During construction the contractor realizes that the mechanical engineer didn't show booster fans in the dryer exhaust line, which is required by code. The other solution is that the owner provides the required dryer, but first the owner must price them out with their rep. Two months go by, and the owner never gets around to contacting their dryer rep. This causes a delay in the work, and costs the contractor a significant amount of money.
What is the contractor's course of action here?"
The correct answer was "The contractor is entitled to an extension in contract time via change order" and states that A201 8.3.1 as the reason for this answer.
I think this makes sense logically but the reason I got it wrong is because nowhere in A201 8.3.1 does it mention a change order. It only mentions that "the Contract Time shall be extended for such reasonable time as the Architect may determine". Am I missing something? Was the answer written poorly or should I imply that any change to the schedule should be considered a Change Order? Certainly adverse weather conditions don't constitute a Change Order but can delay the schedule. Perhaps I'm overthinking it? Can anyone help clarify this for me?
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