Which of the following is likely to occur when a landscape architect provides direct and specific guidance to a contractor's workers?
A. The landscape architect could be held liable for any impacts to the construction schedule B. The landscape architect would need to draft a change order after providing guidance to the contractor s workers C. The contractor may send payment to the landscape architect for the additional services rendered D. The owner may request that the landscape architect take on a greater role in the construction management process
The landscape architect could be held liable for any impacts to the construction schedule
Landscape architects should always avoid communicating directly to the contractors workers and never provide them with instructions or guidance of any sort. Doing so can have numerous negative effects, including shifting liability for the work or any impacts to the construction schedule onto the landscape architect. As a general rule, if a question arises on a construction site, the contractor should issue an RFI and allow the landscape architect to respond via the procedures outlined during the construction kickoff meeting.####