It should be pointed out that the punch list prepared
by the architect was never given to Wand until Dr. Pikul's visit, i.e.,
very few complaints had been made as to workmanship up until the time
that the County Highway Superintendent decided to terminate Wand's contract.
Further, the majority of items in the architect's
punch list were caused by architect error, the County itself, or other
subcontractors hired by the County not under Wand's control. Those items
that were Wand's responsiblity to correct were, first, never made known
to Wand as required by contract documents, and second, those items that
were known, such as a warped window sill and uneven cutting of wallpaper;
Wand was never allowed to complete and in fact, the Highway Superintendent,
Francis Labarge, threw Wand's employees and subs off the jobsite when
they attempted repair.
It is noteworthy that the County attempted to have
its preferred contractor, Murnane Associates, demolish the work that
Wand had already completed before Dr. Pikul was able to visit the jobsite
and that it took a Supreme Court injunction to prevent the County from
doing this demolition.