This graph illustrates that the cost of correcting defects in design and specifications can quickly escalate if not mitigated early in a project.
For building product manufacturers, this suggests the benefits of having a proactive sales force during a project's design phase, and of reviewing bidding documents carefully prior to entering into a contract. If you can help an architect, engineer, or other specifier to use your product correctly during the design phase, there will be less economic risk during construction.
by Michael Chusid, 2010
Published with permission of Building ProductMarketing