My question is, are the specification's, mechanical drawings, and sequences simply guidelines that need to be altered by the contractors associated with the project to fit the equipment being provided, or are they "blue prints" that are to be followed through completion?
When I see something that may be done better or are in need of a clarification, I usually issue an RFI, but I have been typically given the same answer over and over again, and it goes like this:
"A-E review comments provided are self-explanatory as A-E provides general comments and not exhaustive reviews or guidance to
perform the work. This is a matter of coordination between the Contractor, sub-contractors, suppliers, and Controls Subcontractor. Contractor shall provide and submit means, method or configuration acceptable to meet the functional intent for approval."
Can anyone shed some light on the responsibilities of the A/E, and their role during a project? I ask because specifications are not clear, and the sequences for the equipment have been copied from another job, as I see it. They state that the sequences they, the A/E, wrote are wrong. Something doesn't seem to jive with all this.