It is pretty clear that under an Option C defect correction is a defined cost but not a CE. However, as a result of the Defect an inherent problem has been found in a structure. Should the repair for this secondary problem be a CE?
Logically yes, however my thought is that the initial Defect caused by the Contractor has found and exacerbated the inherent issue. It has been there for 50 years and if it hadn’t been uncovered, would have been safe (it became exposed to the elements water etc).
In short, a void needs to be filled in a duct but wouldn’t have been had it not for the Defect. Should the reinstatement of this void be a CE?