The inspector on an airport expansion is giving everyone headaches. He checks rebar placement with a 12-inch ruler, uses a
level and demands adjustments to cable trays, requires devices
to be remounted, orders cable to be rerouted, and refuses to let
work go forward until he can inspect it. This over-inspection is
adversely affecting productivity, and the subcontractor views
many of the “inspections” to be extra work.
The subcontractor writes a series of emails to the inspector. They state the inspector has an “asinine approach,” is
engaging in “abusive behavior,” which is an “abuse of discretion,” and he is “ignorant of construction.” The subcontractor
is clearly venting. The result of these personal attacks is even
more abusive action by the inspector. The subcontractor has
made an enemy.
The subcontractor wants to put in a claim for all of the
extra costs involved, but he will have to confront a series of
very damaging inspection reports that the inspector created
after receiving the emails.
Use the above examples to improve your ability to communicate effectively.
I T TI G, of Ittig & Ittig, P.C., in Washington, D.C., specializes in
construction law. He can be contacted at 202.387.5508,
firstname.lastname@example.org and www.ittig-ittig.com.
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