455. Measuring variations.

455.     Measuring variations.

If the architect or engineer is designated as the person to perform the work of measuring up variations, whether it be included or not in the work for which his remuneration is fixed, he cannot have authority from his employer to employ a quantity surveyor1 to do the work and charge his employer. If, however, the building contract merely directs that the value of the variations is to be ascertained in some manner, without saying by whom, the architect has implied authority, at all events in any large matter, to employ a quantity surveyor