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Section D-4
Order of Precedence Between Drawings and Specifications

The Joint Committee, realizing that there are options to the contrary, recommends that specifications and plans be considered as complimentary. Where a Contractor finds a discrepancy between them, he should immediately call it to the attention of the Architect or Engineer and request that a written clarification be issued. Where the Architect or Engineer finds a discrepancy, he should immediately call it to the attention of the Contractor, clarifying the discrepancy, and issue a written clarification of the requirement.

In cases of conflict, case law generally supports written specifications as ruling over graphic information.

TAGS: Specifications.

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History of Recommendation:
Revised July, 2010
Reviewed April, 1987
Reviewed February, 1983
Revised December, 1976
Revised November, 1971
Revised January, 1967
Approved September, 1958

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