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Technically your husband shouldn't have just "waled off", he should have had his lawyer write a letter, give the general a certain time by which they should pay, etc. but realistically most judges are going to say that you can't expect someone to work for nothing and the fact that the general had already told them they weren't going to pay him and his crew is sufficient grounds to leave the job.
I don't think that the other issues you mention, like the blueprints not being approved, is really going to be an issue unless it was a part of your husband's job to provide approved blueprints.
I think it is a non-issue as to your husband since it wasn't his duty to prove the blueprints. He would be entitled to rely on whatever they provided him and the general can't now come back, having provided the blueprints, and complain that your husband followed them. It is a theory of equitable law known as "unclean hands".
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