I encountered two very similar questions, one from Gang Chen, and one from Ballast, regarding Hazardous material, change order, and owner/GC disagreements. Both questions goes something like this:
GC found hazardous material, informed owner and arch. Owner agrees to have it tested and removed. GC got the work done and presented the owner change in time and additional contract amount. Owner refuses to pay the additional contract amount.
What should the Architect do?
So I am confused if this situation it should go straight to mediation because the situation has to do with Hazardous material, or if the Architect should act as IDM because it has to do with contract time and money.
Ballast and Gang Chen had different answer for this situation, so I'm confused...
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