How do change orders affect Architect fees?
For example, an Owner and Architect have a contract together and decide on a set fee. Something goes wrong during construction (let's say it is the Contractor's fault), and there are MANY change orders requiring the Architect to redo drawings, answer many RFIs, and generally adds way more hours to the project. What actions would the Architect take? Do they continue working and write up an additional proposal to request more money from the Owner? It looks like in the B101-2017:
- Section 220.127.116.11 To avoid delay in the Construction Phase, the Architect shall provide the following Additional Services, notify the Owner with reasonable promptness, and explain the facts and circumstances giving rise to the need. Preparing Change Orders and Construction Change Directives that require evaluation of the Contractor's proposals and supporting data, or the preparation or revision of Instruments of Service.
So in writing this post I may have answered my question already, but could be helpful to share for others.
On the other hand, if there was a major error on the Architect's drawings or and specs (so let's it was the Architect's fault) and many change orders arise, how would the Architect proceed? Do they continue working with no additional compensation, since the errors belonged to the Architect? Or are they still able to request Additional Services from the Owner?
Any clarity and places to reference this would be very helpful, thank you!
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