Can someone explain "No exception taken"?


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    David Kaplan


    The important thing to understand here is that means and methods are ALWAYS the responsibility of the contractor and not the architect.  We don't get involved with means and methods.  In this example, everything else in the shop drawing was found to be in general conformance with our drawings other than the means and methods.  Since it is not our responsibility to be reviewing those, this is why the shop drawing is marked "no exception taken" on our end. 

    If in fact the means and methods that the architect felt were risky turn out to be proven so, that's on the contractor - not us.  Commenting on means and methods could also expose us to liability in this case.  

    Hope that helps.

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