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Chapter 2

2.10 Continuous Interface between the Designer and the Contractor During the Construction Phase

Practice Statement:

The designer continues to interface with the selected contractor throughout the construction phase.

Practice Description:

This practice allows the designer to be available for preconstruction conferences, unforeseen conditions, and design changes; and for postconstruction conferences.

Benefits:

  • Potential safety concerns are resolved more quickly, thereby minimizing subsequent modifications to the project design, costs, and completion.

  • The designer’s inspections of the project during different stages are facilitated.

References:

  • Industry and government practice

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