The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment. The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.
I clearly agree that this is a life safety factor, and is critical to be worked out ahead of time. But does this fall under "means and methods" of the construction phase, which we have been taught never to interfere with? Are we actually putting ourselves at more risk by determining it? I honestly don't know. Any construction lawyers or liability insurance agents have any direct experience with this?
Deer Hill Architects LLC
40 Lowell Street, Suite 12
Peabody MA 01960