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2.2.4  Correction of Deficiencies in Design:  The A-E shall correct
deficiencies in the design, without additional fee, as required by the
Contract Clause entitled "RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ARCHITECT-ENGINEER
CONTRACTOR (APR 1984)," as indicated in paragraph 2.2 above.  Prepare
required drawings, sketches, amended drawings, amendments to the
specification, cost estimates or other documents necessary to correct the
deficiencies.  Submit a letter stating the reason for the change and its
impact on the project in terms of cost, quality, construction time, and
other factors as applicable.  Provide consultation for interpretation of
the drawings and specifications when questions arise due to poor quality of
the plans and specifications.
2.2.5  Appropriate Disciplines Use:  As an A-E firm gains experience, there
is a tendency to perform all, or most, of the work related to a project
with available technical personnel, and not retain the appropriate
disciplines.  This has resulted in work which was not up to the normal
standards of the discipline.  This has been especially true with civil
engineering work which has been done sometimes by architects and mechanical
engineers.  This is also true with fire protection engineering which has
been done by mechanical and electrical engineers without consultation with
a fire protection engineer.
2.2.6  Cross Discipline Work:  Before cross discipline work is attempted,
the Manager of the appropriate Branch in the Design Division shall be
consulted for approval through the PDE; approval for such work will be
granted only for those projects in which the work in question is of minor
nature.  ALL DESIGNERS SHALL BE REGISTERED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISCIPLINES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CONTRACT CLAUSE ENTITLED "REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
OF DESIGNERS (APR 1984)."
2.2.7
Specialty Consultants:
2.2.7.1  General:  Specialty consultant services may be required because of
the increasingly litigious nature of the construction industry.  Where
deficiencies were previously worked out at low costs, present trends
indicate that design deficiencies are elevated to major costly problems.
Accordingly, the appropriate specialist shall be retained by the A-E to be
sure that the design can be defended if challenged.
2.2.7.2  Geotechnical Work:  This trend is especially true of geotechnical
work, where recommendations, in many instances, cannot be confirmed until
the work is underway.  Accordingly, the A-E shall recommend the use of the
consultants in his fee proposal and when problems are expected during
construction.
2.2.7.3  Changes After A-E Contract Award:  Occasionally, changes will be
made to the scope of work after award which may change the location of a
structure or its column loads.  In these cases the A-E must carefully
review the soils investigation previously done and to request authorization
for additional soils work if needed, rather than extrapolating the old data
to the new situation.
2.2.8
Testing Laboratories:
2.2.8.1  Testing Laboratory Requirements:  The A-E shall use an independent
testing laboratory or establish a laboratory qualified to perform sampling
and tests required by the Contract.  When the proposed testing laboratory
is not accredited by an acceptable accreditation program as described by
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