I am renovating and substantially extending an existing property. It involves removing the roof and replacing it with a new larger one. Due to bigger size a structural engineer was engaged to design the roof structure. He designed a crank beam roof structure which involved steel beams.
Everything has gone relatively well during the design stage and we progressed to construction. Up to roof level when I engaged a steel fabricator for the many steel beams for the roof.
My project has now ground to a halt due to no one accepting responsibility for the following:
- Setting out positions of the hips and perimeter channels around the base of the roof
- Elevations and top of steel levels
- Exact lengths of steel members
Architect says his drawings have all the detail and its the fabricators job to measure up the exact dimensions and then use his drawing to work out the beam positions, angles and lengths.
Engineer says it's got nothing to do with him as his job is now only to recommend what the fabricator models, which should be based on his original sketches and beam sizes.
Who is right?