I have a question about the architects review stamp when it comes to our consultants reviewed submittals from the contractor. Should our review stamp be on our consultants shop drawings if they have a review stamp on it for action to be taken? I’m reading conflicting information from 2 different books and the B101/A201/C401 contracts. I know in my office, we usually add the architects review stamp/transmittal page to the consultants reviewed submittal but I want to know if it is technically what we are supposed to be doing. See below:
“When a submittal is for work designed by a consultant to the architect, such as structural steel, the consultant is required to review and take action on the submittal. However, the contractor must initially transmit the submittal to the architect. The architect reviews the submittal and transmits it to the consultant. Once the consultant has stamped the submittal with action taken, it is then stamped by the architect and returned to the contractor.” Bright wood book (this book is terrible btw)
“It is not appropriate for the architect’s review stamp to be affixed to the consultant’s submittal because the architect is not licensed to perform the work of that discipline.” - AIA Architects Handbook of Professional Practice
Both the B101 under the submittals section, the A201 general conditions and the C401 don’t clearly define this either. What do you think? Thanks!
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