Do NOT let the GC control the narrative completely. There are some GCs who will literally throw the nearest sub within reach under the bus. The owner only hears from the GC typically so they typically believe what they are being told. NOTHING stops you from going to an owner’s meeting. Sometimes going straight to the owner and around the GC. If you are being taken advantage of think outside the box and get your money. Gensrate will help fix some of this over time as the costs for bidding go up for the unethical GCs and down for those who see you as a partner and not the target of a scam.
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I might have been wrong about the origin of the scanned pdf. It may not necessarily be the architect but the owner that has resorted to such skullduggery. Whomever it was when you realize that there are multiple steps to get this point there really is no explanation other than intentional greed. 1. Someone would […]
I literally dropped all of the 10 things I was doing at this point to post this. WHY? Why would an architect scan their plans and expect everyone to use fuzzy (probably 150 dpi) plans to measure from? Right in the title of the files is DWG which tells you at the very least they […]