Is the contractor permitted to submit substitutions or propose comparable products? Not if the spec is closed, he is not. Be careful if you think you know, just from reading a technical section of the specifications. The manufacturer and product..
This morning I opened my email to find a client, an architect, requesting a substitution evaluation for a metal wall panel. The request was sent 8 PM Sunday evening during the break between football games. A reply was requested by noon today even though..
An architect recently asked that I give an opinion about a shop drawing and what was actually installed on a project site. The installation was consistent with the shop drawings, but inconsistent with the contract documents. What I did not see as part of..
For product sales representatives, the key to getting products included in specifications during the Procurement (Bidding) Phase is understanding the substitution process and having a product that meets the specifications.
A surprising dichotomy: Architects say approval of products that are not specified should be documented as contract modifications, but most simply note acceptance on the submittal or the substitution request form. A simple acceptance method is preferred..