Modern Plans
Gregory La Vardera Architect
The License Agreement:

Below are the terms of the license agreement for the use of the Plans. You will find these on the cover sheet of any Prints you order, as well as on the second page of the order form. When you place an order you will be signing your order form and certifying that you have read the terms and agree with them. This part is sort of like software - you have to agree to the license before you can click through and install the software. Have you ever read one of those things? This is a little bit simpler we think.

License Agreement for Use of Plans

Gregory La Vardera Architect assumes no liability for any home, portion of a home, or other structure which may be built from these plans. The purchaser of these plans is responsible for reading and complying with the following before the start of construction.

A. Use of the Plans

1. These Plans are the property of Gregory La Vardera Architect. These Plans are protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Any use of the information contained herein beyond the one-time use authorized by a purchase of Prints, or any duplication, publication, sale or distribution of any part of these Plans without the prior written consent of Gregory La Vardera Architect represents a violation of Federal Laws subject to the prescribed penalties.

2. A purchase of Design Prints of the Plans is for evaluation purposes only. Design Prints are not for construction and no duplication is allowed. A purchase of Construction Prints of the Plans grants the purchaser as "Licensee" the right to use such documents to construct a single home. A single purchase of construction prints allows duplication of prints solely for that purpose. Purchaser acknowledges that all rights of ownership, title, and interest in the copyrights, plans and derivatives remain with Gregory La Vardera Architect. Modified plans are considered derivatives of the original and receive the same copyright protection even if completely redrawn. License for use of the Plans ends with the completion of the house (occupancy). Plans are not transferrable to a third party. This means if the house is not built the Plans may not be sold to somebody else.

3. Any use of the Plans, or modifications of the Plans, by purchasers, builders or others is done at their own risk. Licensee should have the Plans reviewed by a local professional architect or engineer before the start of construction. The information contained within the Construction Prints is to indicate design intent and basic construction detailing. It is the builder's responsibility to provide standard construction details and practices which will result in a structurally sound and weatherproof finished product.

B. Content of the Plans

1. These Plans do not include any electrical, plumbing, heating or air conditioning drawings due to the wide variety of local codes and climatic conditions. Licensee should have a local electrical engineer, mechanical engineer or builder provide these drawings as may be required for permits and construction. The foundation plan and associated details are provided as a basic guide for a typical spread footing/concrete block foundation system. The design as shown is typical for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region and may not be acceptable for other locations. Licensee should have a local architect or licensed engineer review these Plans and provide a site-specific foundation design if found necessary.

2. These Plans provide ideas and concepts and are not intended to be complete in all respects and details. Variations in standard sizes of window and door brands and types and use of different materials and thicknesses can change details. Varying local codes, ordinances, regulations, foundation requirements, and the layout of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems can also change details.

C. Builder's Responsibility

1. It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all work is in accordance with the latest edition of all applicable National, State, and Local Building Codes. It is the builder's responsibility to assure that all work is in accordance with the latest edition of all applicable Construction Standards.

2. It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all manufactured articles, material, and equipment are applied, installed, connected, erected, used, cleaned, adjusted, operated and conditioned as directed by the manufacturers. Builder shall follow all instructions to sustain and preserve all expressed or implied warranties and guarantees.

3. It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all materials, equipment and components are new and of good quality.

4. It is the responsibility of the builder to check all dimensions and details for overall accuracy appropriate to the local conditions and the final selection of materials such as masonry, floor joists, lumber, structural members, construction panels, roofing, etc., all of which can create variations in dimensions and details. For example, if standard lumber joists are used in place of engineered floor joists the floor-to-floor dimension would vary from the Plans and require revised stair dimensions and framing.

D. Disclaimer

1. Names of materials and manufacturers shown on these Plans do not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Gregory La Vardera Architect. Final selections of materials are the responsibility of the homeowner and/or builder, including, but not limited to proper installation of materials, nailing, gluing, caulking, insulating, flashing, roofing, weatherproofing and many other small items and details not necessarily indicated on the Plans, and over which Gregory La Vardera Architect has no control or responsibility. Gregory La Vardera Architect shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions, or deficiencies in any form by any party whatsoever.