The ADA vs. ANSI A117.1

This is a placeholder for a post to memorialize the comments I always make to new members of the profession regarding the fact that there is an accessibility code (ICC/ANSI A117.1) that is a standard incorporated by reference into the State Building Code and enforceable by the local building official, and then there is the […]

Moving Towards Long Over-due Close-out Completion, but Change Order Stands in Way

Sequence of events for issue that currently prevents close-out:  Scope of Contractor Work was not completed and became punchlist item. Contractor disputed Scope of Work (SOW), generally. Architect (JBe) countered generally with suggestion to review the Contract Documents. Contractor acted as broker, forwarding email from supplier with itemized argument for why SOW was per his […]