As the Engineer or Architect of Record, you probably have frequently experienced Owners and Contractors communicating directly, in direct contravention of the language of the contract that requires them to endeavor to route all communications through the design team. With the latest version of the 201, direct communication is now authorized, to recognize both the reality of what was happening on the ground and to recognize that sometimes Owners and Contractors may need to communicate without waiting for the design team.
Contract Change #8: Direct Communications between Owners and Contractors (law note)
March 28, 2018
Melissa Dewey Brumback - Construction Law in North Carolina