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1

Who is the initial decision maker, unless otherwise noted?

The architect

2

Unless otherwise noted, who shall pay for necessary approvals, easements, assessments, and charges required for construction?

Owner

3

When can the contractor request proof of the owners finances in writing?

Prior to commencement of the work and not after that.… Unless the owner is not making payments, there is a massive change and work, or there is a reasonable concern.

4

What happens when the contractor neglects to carry out the work in accordance with the CDs?

The owner can correct the deficiencies with a change order ... deducting from the contractors payments the cost of correcting such deficiencies and the compensation for the architects additional services.

5

If a dispute arises between separate prime contractors as to who is responsible for maintaining and cleaning the premises, who decides who does what?

The owner may clean up and the architect will allocate the cost among those responsible

6

An order for minor change in work maybe issued by…

The architect alone

7

A change order is agreed-upon among…

The architect, the contractor, and the owner

8

Who have to agree on a construction change directive?

The architect and the owner

9

If they contractor doesn't agree on a construction change directive amount or at all, what happens?

The architect decides the method an adjustment on the basis of reasonable spending… The contractor should keep all his receipts

10

What does the term "day" mean?

A calendar day unless otherwise specified

11

Who usually pays for material stored on site or at an agreed-upon off-site location?

The owner

12

Can the owner request written evidence from the contractor that the contractor has paid his subcontractors?

Yes, and if the contractor doesn't let him know within seven days, the owner can go and ask the subcontractors himself

13

What is the difference between the "work" and the "project"?

The "work" is defined by the contract documents where as the "project" is the total construction of which the "work" may be a whole or a part

14

Who takes field measurements?

Contractor

15

Is the contractor supposed to review and verify code/legal compliance?

Nope

16

The contractor has to ______ before agreeing to a contract in order to determine feasibility/ability to perform work.

Visit the site

17

Who is responsible/pays for an architects inconsistencies in the contract documents?

Contractor is not responsible, The owner pays

18

The contractor can only make substitutions with…

Owner/architect approval

19

Communication with the contractor superintendent is as good as...

Communication with the contractor

20

Who is responsible for copyright infringement? Who pays for all royalties/license fees?

Architect and owner are blameless in violation of copyright… Contractor pay is all royalties/license fees

21

Shop drawing review will confirm _____ and not _____.

Design intent… Not dimensions, quantities or installation methods

22

And architect's decisions over _____ will be final if in accordance with contract documents.

Aesthetic judgments

23

How many days does a contractor have to pay his subcontractors after he is paid by the owner?

7

24

Three things that the certificate of substantial completion establishes.

1. Date
2. Responsibilities a contractor and owner for building maintenance
3. Items contractor still needs to fix, and by when

25

When does the owner release retainage?

Substantial completion

26

When an owner makes the final payment, he waves the right to all claims except these 3:

1. Liens, claims, interesting on surety
2. Work that does not comply with contract documents
3. Terms of special warranties required by contract documents

27

The owner must ____ the contractor, architect, etc. from claims regarding harmful materials not updated

Indemnify and hold harmless

28

The contractor cannot blame the owner for _____ if the contractor brings hazardous materials to the site and mis handles them or fails to remediate them.

Remediation of them

29

The contractors liability coverage must cover who before the work is completed? And who after the work is completed?

Before: the architect, the architects consultant, and the owner

After: The owner

30

How much does the owners property insurance have to cover?

The contract sum, at least

31

What type of property insurance the owner buy?

"All-risk"

32

Who is responsible for the owners insurance deductibles?

The owner

33

If a portion of work is in accordance with the contract documents, but still requested to be uncovered, what happened?

It change order is issued and the owner is responsible

34

The contractor has to fix work not in accordance with the contract documents within ____ of final completion.

1 year of substantial completion

35

The contractor does not fix work that is not in accordance with the contract documents, when he has to, what can the owner do?

Bill him

36

The owner has the right to except work not in accordance with the contract documents, and may adjust ______ accordingly.

Contract sum

37

Who pays the architect for correcting work when the contractor made a mistake in the field?

The contractor

38

Payments not made on time are subject to…

Interest

39

Owner/contractor cannot file claims after how long?

10 years from substantial completion

40

If work is stopped for 60 days because of the owners fault, the contractor may terminate the contract within…

Seven days written notice

41

What is a claim?

A demand from one party seeking money from another

42

The initial decision maker has how many days to settle a claim by doing one of what five things?

10 days to...

1. Request additional information
2. Reject the claim
3. Approve the claim
4. Suggest a compromise
5. Decide they are unable to settle the claim

43

If a claim is against the contractor, the owner has to notify...

Their surety