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Directive Not Supported By Contract Drawings Plans And Specifications; Changes-constructive

Thursday, June 03, 2004 01:12 pm

 
Directive Not Supported By Contract Drawings Plans And Specifications; Changes-constructive

A federal appeals court has ruled that a government directive was not supported by the contract drawings and therefore constituted a constructive change.

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a contract to Turner Construction Co., Inc. for construction of an ambulatory care addition to a medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. Turner subcontracted the electrical work to Richardson Electric Co.

The contract required two-hour, fire-rated protection for the emergency electrical system. Neither the specifications nor the applicable codes delineated the component [...]

 
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