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Block Producers Legal Responsibility For Iwr Breakell


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Block Producers Legal Responsibility For Iwr Breakell

  1. 1. Block Producers Legal Responsibility for Integral Water Repellent Specification Compliance November 7, 2008 NYSCMA Fall Member Development Conference
  2. 2. Beginning Principles <ul><li>Each Producer maintains a written Quality Control program for their Product </li></ul><ul><li>Each Producer has written instructions for their separate pieces of equipment & manufacturing procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Written Confirmation procedures followed </li></ul>
  3. 3. Supplier Relationships <ul><li>Each Supplier/Vendor has written Purchase Order for Product Purchased </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Order contains Express Warranties as to Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Any Oral representations reduced to writing </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Order identifies Warranty Limitations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Customer Specifications <ul><li>Integral Water Repellent standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not guarantee absence of water infiltration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Resistant –vs- Waterproof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Manufacturers Warrant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure copy of specifications and potential performance requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Disclaimer </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Customer Education <ul><li>Written Order confirmation identifying exceptions & limitations of product to specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Written Purchase Order for product which identifies exceptions to specifications by incorporating Order Confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Custom Order for Product </li></ul><ul><li>Disclaimer of “Waterproof” ability </li></ul>
  6. 6. “The Phone Call/Letter” <ul><li>Notification of Problem- Water Infiltration </li></ul><ul><li>Visit site & confirm existence of Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Document site & Product with Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Secure uninstalled site block for testing </li></ul><ul><li>Attempt companion testing with independent Testing lab </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Mason </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Identify production run & Secure all records regarding production of Block </li></ul><ul><li>Secure any type of batch tickets recording actual material quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Secure sample batch of Water Repellent & Block from plant for Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Secure documents recording procedural compliance during production </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Interview personnel involved with production run </li></ul><ul><li>Notify Legal Counsel & Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for Insurance Disclaimer </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Customer/Architect Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate with Counsel Forensic Investigation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Written Directive to Remove & Replace <ul><li>Horns of a Dilemma-written reservation of rights </li></ul><ul><li>Control own fate- dependent upon investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigate potential Damages </li></ul><ul><li>Terms of Purchase Order </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary Specification </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Relationship </li></ul>
  10. 10. Removal <ul><li>Protest Directive in Writing & reserve rights </li></ul><ul><li>Testing lab present during demolition to secure samples & record condition within flashing et al </li></ul><ul><li>Produce replacement block pursuant to established QC & Procedural standards </li></ul><ul><li>Send Invoice </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions?