Written by attorney Alexander Edward Barthet

Dealing With Shop Drawings

The devil is in the details. This is particularly true in construction. While the plans and specifications present a good deal of information about the project as a whole, submittals and shop drawings provide tradesmen the necessary details on how specific component parts fit together.

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Contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, all will have a different agenda in dealing with shop drawings, but much will depend on the final language incorporated into the contract between the parties in determining which interpretation will prevail.

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