Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
Has anyone else run into something ugly that the GBCI did to me today?
What the GBCI did was allow for five projects, a non-Project Administrator, and in some cases non-Project Manager, to remove as PA and assign themselves. The GBCI did this wothout contacting me first, to determine why the change needed to be made at all. I work directly for the owner as the the architect responsbible for creating a mess.
Unfortunately, the GBCI decided to trust the architect who, in discussions I've had with the owner, lied to the GBCI. Why the GBCI did not contact me at all is a groteque breech of proptocol. This is not supposed to happen with the PA agreeing to the change. But, someone at the GBCI did that. I know the GBCI does not like me but when they fail to follow their own rules it is absolutely a major problem.
According to the owner two projects they thought should change based on recommendations from the architect. An architect that refused to respond to my request for support. The architect lied and claimed five.
What is so bad about the GBCI's failure is that I am under contract for four of the five proejcts. I work for the owner and the architect is responds to my requests. The owner was also lied to by the architect indicating I had not done work on a second of the five projects even though I had and had billed, and been paid, by the owner for thw work. The remaining three the owner says I am contracturally responsible for, but the architect has prevented me by removing my assigned credits, which I have the contractural responsibility to do document and have collected paperwork for.
Of course this action by a high-regarding green architecture firm is unprecedented. The actions by the GCBI to violate protocol is also unprecedented. A simple phone calll of email would have been acceptable. The GBCI also prevented me from receiving the automatically emails telling a PA that a change was made to the project team.
I post this gross problem here because I need Peter Templeton, who I have known for years, to call me and discuss the authority the GBCI has to voilate my rights as a LEED PA still working for the owner, while also working for a highly unprofessional architecture company. A company that if I provided their name whould shock many of the people here.