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Tobin Oruch, CDT
Senior Member
Username: oruch

Post Number: 9
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 02:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

If an owner wanted to cancel a D-B contract right around the start of construction, could he legally use the design which he's paid for (through progress payments for sure, and maybe specifically) to then go bid-build to other contractors?

Any other advice for owner at this point?
Marc C Chavez
Senior Member
Username: mchavez

Post Number: 56
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 02:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

What does the contract say about termination?What does it say about ownership of documents?
(electronic and hard copy)
What does it say about professional stamps?
If the doc's have been stamped and the bills have been paid then there's a good chance that the Owner can cancel and do what he/she/it/they want. But again I say: What's in the contract?
Mitch Miller,AIA ,CSI,CCS
Senior Member
Username: m2architek

Post Number: 22
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2005 - 02:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I would be careful about the "Ownership" issue. Most AIA contracts utilize the terminology to allow the owner a "right to use" for the construction. Changing in mid-stream may have some adverse implications. As Marc said...."What is in the contract?"

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