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I hate to be the nay-sayer here, but we issue Bulletins monthly as a wrap up to changes during construction. This follows in the "if the Owner and Contractor say blue is green, then its green" category – in many cases, we are directed to issue only Bulletins, and the older and more traditional Construction Change Directives and Change Orders simply don't exist on our projects. In our current method, contractors send in RFIs; we respond to them, and then on a monthly basis consolidate these changes into a Bulletin that is issued to the entire team. From a specifications perspective, this is the time we issue updated spec sections, and the updated Table of Contents for the project manual. On our large jobs, we have to consolidate all these changes to once a month, otherwise management of the documents can be too scattered.
About half the projects we work on in our West coast offices are design/build and we come on board to the contractor's system already in place, and it most assuredly does not conform to the change process as outlined by the typical AIA contract. In many cases, we are given direction in how post-pricing documents are revised.
I hate to be the nay-sayer here, but we issue Bulletins monthly as a wrap up to changes during construction. This follows in the "if the Owner and Contractor say blue is green, then its green" category – in many cases, we are directed to issue only Bulletins, and the older