Hi @coachjoricolarusso can you explain to me this answer?
I get that the subcontractor must follow the specifications as part of the contract documents, but what is work change proposal request? That sounded like another word for a change order.
I understand that based on the contract only the owner can approve and give directs and architect must follow compliance to the contract documents.
During the renovation of an existing theater, the painting subcontractor has decided not to prime existing walls before new paint (P-3) is applied. The subcontractor says this is because the new paint (P-3) is self-priming and there is no need to worry about the existing paint color showing through. The painting specification in the project manual clearly states that every surface receiving new paint (P-3) “must be prepped and primed with the manufacturer’s recommended primer before new paint is applied.”
What should the architect do?
Correct. Reject the work because the painting subcontractor should prime the wall as required, unless the painter submits proper documentation and receives approval from the architect through a work change proposal request
The subcontractor should follow specifications unless directed by the owner to do something different. Owners approve and give directives. Architects merely review for compliance.
I selected, Ask the painter to submit manufacturer’s documentation that the paint is self-priming, thus meeting the requirements of the painting specifications that the surface receive primer
Incorrect. This would constitute a substitution and that would require approval by the owner.