APPENDIX D: STATEMENT OF TASK

The committee will conduct a study of current methods of assessing the quality of design work, to identify clearly the issues in determining what constitutes satisfactory professional work by an architect-engineer (A-E) firm. The study will investigate issues important to defining “competent” A-E services and “reasonable” meeting of responsibilities for providing such services in current practice. The committee will review current federal policies on the subject, current practices in A-E services and other fields facing analogous problems, and issues raised in litigation and regulatory actions. The committee will solicit opinions from professional organizations and may hold a workshop to obtain the views of the A-E community. The committee will prepare a report discussing the issues facing those seeking to judge the quality and adequacy of work performed by A-E firms working for government agencies.



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ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS AND THEIR CLIENTS IN FEDERAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT APPENDIX D: STATEMENT OF TASK The committee will conduct a study of current methods of assessing the quality of design work, to identify clearly the issues in determining what constitutes satisfactory professional work by an architect-engineer (A-E) firm. The study will investigate issues important to defining “competent” A-E services and “reasonable” meeting of responsibilities for providing such services in current practice. The committee will review current federal policies on the subject, current practices in A-E services and other fields facing analogous problems, and issues raised in litigation and regulatory actions. The committee will solicit opinions from professional organizations and may hold a workshop to obtain the views of the A-E community. The committee will prepare a report discussing the issues facing those seeking to judge the quality and adequacy of work performed by A-E firms working for government agencies.

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