Looking over the contracts (a201, b101, and g702). There is no clear language indicating that the architect must walk the site before issuing payment. This is the closest statements i can find: B101, 184.108.40.206: “the architects certification for payment shall constitute a representation to the owner, based on the architects evaluation of the work as provided in section 3.6.2...to the best of the architects knowledge, information and belief, the work has progressed to the point for payment.” But site visits are only meant to keep the owner reasonably informed of the work. And A201, 9.4.2 says that the certificate is not a representation that the architect has “ made exhaustive or continuous on site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the work” But the Ballast practice exam problems 582 and 586 say that it’s required just before a payment (or possibly right after). One says that the architect is legally and ethically required to see in person whether or not the project has progressed significantly. The other question claims that both that the certificate doesn’t represent the architect has inspected the work. But in the next sentence it says that A201 states that after i receiving an application, the architect must visit the site within 7 days, which I cannot find anywhere in the document. Anyone have a determination on the architects responsibility in this instance.?
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