If, during construction of a project, the contractor notices that a handrail does not meet the local building codes, what action could the designer reasonably expect the contractor to take?
A.) The contractor should notify the designer of the discrepancy in writing.
B.) The contractor should correct the situation and submit a change order for the extra work.
C.) The contractor shuold build the handrail according to the contract documents b/c conformance to building codes is the designer's responsibility.
D.) The contractor should notif the designer of the problem and suggest a remedy.
A is correct. Option A describes the standard procedure that is written into most general conditions, including the AIA General Conditions for the Contract for Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment. Option D is close to being correct, but the response does not specify whether or not the contractor notifies the desinger in writing. In addition, although the contractor often suggests how to solve a problem, that is the deisgner's responsibility.