chapter  16
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Construction

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The final product of an engineering project is a combined effort of the architect, the engineers, and the contractor. For an outstanding project, the architects get the honor and credit and will be remembered. We all recognize the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, yet the builder is seldom mentioned. At the same time, if there is problem in the project the first one to blame is the contractor. It is the contractor who uses substandard material, abuses the specification, ignores the advice of the consultant, and causes the problems.