AAb - regardless of your history with the scootbug, why not just say you disagree and move on without all the angry stuff, or just state your own opinion without putting down another, or just ask her out for a date for chrissake.
Does the word "lawsuit" come to mind?
I know the house is over one year old and outside the general contractor's normal one year warranty period, but there is a term called "Latent Defect" that addresses items like this.
'course in this case, the buyer probably doesn't care about minor things like that. He apparently only wanted the lot (and got it!!!!)
An architect can draw away as much as he or she desires - but all the details are completely worthless if the Builder does not build it per the drawings.
You sound like you say that with some level of experience. If an Architect is paid to administer a construction project and paid hourly for site inspections of their own details who is responsible for the execution of the work?
You are a builder and you know that an Architect on site tries to do the best they can to look after Owner's best interests and make sure drawings are being respected (but remember that a contract is between Builder and Owner - a competent architect will draw a complete set of drawings and details to fully convey not only design intent but also preferred construction techniques and they will hope that their client will select a Builder commited to building as designed. This does not mean that there cannot be healthy debate between Builder and Architect. Ultimately though, like I said, an architect can draw away to their hearts content - if a Builder is not faithful, it matters little.
And to answer your question: an architect cannot be on site all the time regardless of whatever contract they have negotiated with Owner - it is the responsibility of the Architect to detail things correctly and that of the Builder to execute properly.
That was very thoughtfully worded. I appreciate the effort.
In the case that you are talking about right now, in this Thread, that you added your 2 cents too, you are completely innaccurate.
This Architect drew elevations that did not match from one page to the other. The Architect submitted finish schedules that did not match the specification book that they prepared. The flashing details were not consistant with their own product specifications. Structural sections did not match floor plans or elevations. The Architect designed and specified the flashing details and inspected them with comments and corrections. The structural drawings did not match the Architectural drawings. Last, I should add, that the client hired the Architect and the Architect was the highest authority on the job from the permitting stand point.
Now again, If the Architect specifies flashing details and charges the client for inspections and administration who is responsible for the success of the condition?