Not all projects have a design professional (Architect, Engineer) available. The use of design authority in these cases allows for the owner, contractor or subcontractor to be designated as having the responsibility for design elements that would otherwise be handled by design professionals. This definition is consistent with that of MasterFormat and the CSI Project Design & Process Guide/Project Resource Manual/Manual of Practice by which Specifications are templated. There is no current definition within C11 that would be in conflict.
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