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The preparation and review of shop drawings is an important part of the construction process. Items for which shop drawings submittals are required must be identified in the specifications, and a complete list of required submittals reviewed at the project pre-construction meeting. The process is a critical checkpoint to ensure that components which are manufactured off-site meet the design intent of the construction documents, and address any site conditions which may vary from those conditions shown on or anticipated by the construction documents. The shop drawing review process is also an opportunity to confirm that the project requirements have been clearly relayed to and understood by the trades and fabricators in order to ensure that the correct product is provided.
In calculating fees on the basis of a percentage of construction cost, should the construction cost include or exclude value added taxes (VAT) such as the harmonized sales tax (HST)?
Delegated design refers to components of a building that are engineered by an engineer engaged by someone other than the engineering design consultants (for example engaged by contractor, subcontractor, supplier and/or fabricator).
Part 4 discusses considerations for the filing of documents which are resources for multiple projects and which may constitute the office library.