and don’t hire the lowest bidder
we did a design for an exterior renovation to a hotel. A large part of it was replacing the roof - taking a hip roof and building some walls and turning it into what would appear as a 2 story building with a flat roof (second story is false)
Last Friday the contractor took of the existing roofing. And then he left. And then it rained. My boss called me this morning from the hotel. The lobby is flooded, the breakfast room is flooded. The lunch/dinner restaurant is flooded.
EDIT:::!!!! o o o i forgot to add, despite having full architectural and structural drawings, the contractor started work without pulling a permit. The city is PISSED