I have a question related to Erik Walker's Walking the ARE exam, question 50, where it states a door supplier informed the GC that the hardware the architect specified is not in compliance with ADA, and the "cost to fix" is $17,500. It asks who is responsible for paying for "the fix." The question is not clear on whether the wrong hardware was ordered already.
I understand why the answer is the architect is responsible to pay for "the fix" if the hardware was ordered, but let's say the question is vague about whether or not the hardware was ordered yet, and so the price for ADA compliant hardware is $X more than the original bid, wouldn't the architect only be required to pay for whatever more it may cost now than if it were included in the original bid? This being since the owner would have already had to have paid that amount for compliant hardware.
Thanks for your thoughts!
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