We recently acquired a project that has brick veneer over CMU. The plans do not show any expansion joints and the specifications do not mention anything about locations. The GC told us to put them where we thought they should be located.
What should I do?
First, check your bid form scope of work and contract to make sure someone did not slip into your paperwork. this is design criteria and not your responsibility.
I do not have a “Gibbs List of rules”, but if I did, this rule would be close to the top, if not #1! Put it in writing! This is a classic opportunity to send to the GC a request for information
(rFi). i have even had CM’s and GC’s complain that if I put it in writing, then they will “Have to” respond.
Well, “Duh”, isn’t that the point?
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