There are a number of issues with the workflow of the RFI module. Generally speaking...
1. Subcontractor creates a RFI and sends to a General Contractor
2. RFI is reviewed by the GC, at which point it is only visible to the Subcontractor and GC. The GC has the option to promote it to a GC RFI (3b) or answer it (3a).
3a. If it is answered by the GC, the Architect would never see it. The Sub is notified of the answer.
3b. If it is forwarded to the Architect, the Architect will review and may (4a) or may not (4b) forward to a Design Partner (Engineer).
4a. If the Architect forwards it to a Design Partner, the Design Partner can provide comments and return them to the Architect. However, the Design Partner should not be able to answer the RFI.
4b. If the Architect answers it, it is returned to the GC who then accepts the answer and notifies the Sub.
The way the module is currently written...
A. Subcontractor can create and send the RFI to anyone without GC review.
B. Anyone can answer an RFI. RFI should only be answered by the Architect.
C. The Architect can see unfiltered Comments/RFIs from Subcontractors
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