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1

What kinds of projects require architect to do contract administration?

public projects like
ESSENTIAL SERVICES
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
COMMUNITY COLLEGES
HOSPITALS

2

Who determines how much the Contractor is owed?

Architect issues Certificates for Payment

3

What do you do if there is concealed and unknown conditions on site?

Contractor notifies the Architect and Owner within 21 days

4

What do you do if there are archaeological things, human remains or wetlands on site, not in contract documents?

Contractor immediately suspends the work, notifies Architect and Owner. Then they tell the govt who gives them the green light to proceed

5

When can contractor request owner to provide evidence for payment capabilities?

BEFORE work commences OR
AFTER work commences:
1. Owner fails to make payments
2. Change in work / contract sum
3. writes a letter of reasonable concern

6

Who pays for a building permit?

Contractor

7

Who pays for use of existing structures?

Owner

8

Which means of conflict resolution are binding?

arbitration and litigation

9

Who signs a construction change directive?

owner and architect

10

What is included in the "Contract Documents"

1. General Conditions
2. Supplementary Conditions
3. Other Conditions
4. Drawings
5. Specifications
6. Addenda (from before)
7. Modifications (Change order, Construction Change Directives, etc)

11

What documents are not in the contract documents?

Instructions to bidders, sample forms, other bid information

12

What does the owner furnish to the contractor?

surveys
legal limitations
utility locations

13

How long after notice to commence work and contractor doesn't does the owner have a right to carry out the work?

10 days

14

What contract is between the owner and the architect?

B141; REMEMBER SCANT

15

What are 4 things to obtain from the owner at the start of a project?

1. budget
2. site
3. schedule
4. program

16

Who is responsible for signing the Notice of Completion? Where and when is it to be recorded? What is it commencing and within what time frame?

The owner is responsible for signing and verifying the Notice of Completion and recording it to the County Recorders office within 10 days of completion of project. The notice of completion signifies the start date of a mechanics lien being filed. For a subcontractor it must be filed within 30 days and for a prime contractor it must be filed within 60 days.

17

Name 3 types of changes in work or modifications and whom consent is needed from?

Change Order (architect, owner, contractor), Change Directive (architect, owner) and minor change (architect)

18

Who files for the Certificate of Occupancy and with what agency? What is it for?

The owner files it w/ the Building and Safety department of the city in which the project is located. Certificate of Occupancy permits occupancy of project for its intended use.

19

What is the starting and ending date of the architect’s Construction Administration services?

Starts with the awarding of construction contract and ends with date of Final Certificate of Payment to owner or 60 days after Substantial Completion (whichever is earlier)

20

What is one act of an architect that gives the contractor grounds for terminating the contract?

If the architect does not give contractor certificate of payment of the reason for withholding such.

21

Name 5 policies the CA Coastal Act calls for?

1. To provide for maximum public access to the recreational use of the coast
2. protection of the marine/ land resources
3. Maintaining productive coastal agricultural lands
4. Clear direction of new development, no wasteful pattern of subdivision, sprawling
5. Locations of necessary coast energy and industrial facilities

22

Name (5) ways the California Coastal Act can impact the design of a building?

1. Building Height
2. Location of building on site
3. Building materials
4. Access to Site
5. Utilities
6. Tree removal
7. Erosion control

23

Would a single-family residence have to acquire a Coastal development permit from CA Coastal Commission?

No

24

What is the purpose of the Essential Services Building Act? What forces should it be designed to resist?

That essential services building should be able to provide the public essential services after a disaster. The building should be designed to resist gravity, wind and earthquakes.

25

Name 3 nonstructural components of an Essential Services Building that must function after an earthquake?

Main transformers and switching equipment, Communication systems, @ emergency back up systems

26

What type of building is exempt for the Essential Services Building Act?

1 story Type V or II non-rated building that is 2000 sqft. Or less.

27

What buildings are exempt from needing a licensed architect to prepare drawings and specifications for?

• Single family residences of wood framed construction of not more than 2 stories in height plus a basement,
• Multiple dwelling units not containing more than 4 of wood framed construction not more than 2 stories in height plus a basement,
• Garages or other apertures to buildings of wood framed construction,
• Agricultural or ranch buildings.

28

What agency regulates EIRs? What is an EIR and what is the purpose of it?

CEQA develops Environmental Impact Reports that identify the significant effects on the environment of a project and identify alternatives to the project and indicate the manner in which those significant effects can be mitigated or avoided.

29

What is a “Negative Declaration”?

A written statement briefly describing reasons that a proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and does not require the preparation of an EIR.

30

Do the materials have to be installed for a subcontractor to file a lien?

Yes.

31

What is the difference between a mechanic’s lien and a stop notice?

A mechanics lien is a lien on the property and a stop notice is lien on funds. A mechanic’s lien cannot be used on a public project.

32

What are 2 elements that can protect an owner from construction liens?

• Contractor’s Affidavit of Release of Liens
• “Affidavit of Payments” of debts & claims

33

What are 4 things included in the contract documents?

• Owner/Contractor agreement
• General Conditions of the Contract
• Drawings/Specifications
• Addenda

34

When does the “Contract Time” end?

Date of Substantial Completion

35

What is the process at Substantial Completion?

Contractor submits comprehensive list of outstanding items to be completed and requests inspection by Architect. Architect does an inspection and submits a Certificate of Substantial completion to the owner and copies the contractor.

36

Name 3 things a city’s General Plan would include?

• Land Use (Implemented by Zoning)
• Infrastructure (transportation/circulation)
• Open Spaces (Parks/Green Belts)

37

Is the soils report part of the contract documents?

No

38

Name 6 examples of local jurisdictions?

• Accessibility standards of the local code
• Building department
• Engineering (Public works)
• Fire department
• Health Department
• Planning Department

39

Name 5 examples of State codes?

• CEQA
• California Coastal Act
• SHBC (State historic building code)
• CA Energy Efficiency Standards
• Essential Services Building Act

40

Name 2 Federal

• ADA
• Environmental Protection Agency

41

What is the time frame that an architect must issue to the contractor a Certificate of payment after receiving the application of payment from the contractor?

7 days.

42

What is the purpose of CEQA? What (5) things does it have jurisdiction over?

To protect, rehabilitate and enhance the environmental quality of the state.
CEQA has jurisdiction over:
Bodies of water (other than ocean)
Excessive noise
Pollution
Plant/animal communities
Historic environments (not buildings or districts)

43

Name 3 examples of Post Contract Evaluation Services?

Record Drawings, O & M programming services, warranty reviews

44

What is a CUP? Who grants them?

A Conditional Use Permit is given by the city (zoning board or planning commission) to allow a nonconforming use in a zoning ordinance if a property owner meets special conditions to ensure that the development would not adversely affect the surrounding neighborhood or public safety and welfare.

45

Name (5) design criteria of Sustainable Design.

1. Site Development- disturbing natural site as least as possible, site location, minimizing building footprint
2. Water Use-controlling/directing storm water/runoff, preventing erosion, using rainwater, water conservation
3. Alternative Energy Sources- solar or wind power
4. Materials- using local products, rapidly renewable building materials, recycled content
5. Indoor Air Quality- maintaining health, proper ventilation, low off gassing of materials

46

Name (4) types of business structures.

1. Sole proprietorship
2. Partnership
3. Corporation
4. LLC (Limited Liability Companies) or LLP (Partnership)

47

What is the definition of “negligence”? What (4) elements does the law require proof of in order for the architect to be found negligent.

Negligence is the failure to use due care to avoid harming another person or property. 1) A legal duty must have been established between the architect and the person making the claim (2) Must be shown that the architect breached the duty (3) must be shown that the breach of duty was the cause of damage or injury suffered by the other party (4) Damage shown must be actual harm or damage as a result of breach

48

Name (2) types of insurance the owner must carry.

1. Property insurance for the entire value of the work
2. Boiler and Machinery insurance

49

Name (3) ways zoning can be changed.

1. Variance
2. Special exceptions (CUP)
3. Amendments

50

Can the owner at any time terminate the contract for his/her own convenience and with out cause?

Yes

51

What does OSHA stand for and who regulates it?

Occupational Safety and Health Act is regulated by the federal government on a local conduct base.

52

What are (4) elements that code compliance may affect during DD phase?

 Stair width, rise and run
 Rated assemblies
 Seismic bracing dimensions
 Negation of dead end corridors
 Exit/egress paths

53

Name (4) options an owner has if the bid exceeds the fixed limit of construction.

 Give written authorization for the increase
 Authorize rebidding within a reasonable time frame
 Abandon project and terminate contract
 Cooperate in revising scope and quality of project to reduce cost

54

Name the (4) documents included in Bid documents.

 Instruction to Bid
 Invitation to Bid
 Bid forms and attachments
 Drawings, project manual and addenda

55

What is anti-lien?

payment and performance bond

56

What does the Certificate of Occupancy certify?

That the project complies with codes, zoning and ordinances and permits the owners full use of the project.

57

What is the term for a written notice signed & verified by the owner that has an interest in the property that is being improved but has not caused the work of improvement (i.e. tenant improvement by the tenant)?

Notice of Non responsibility

58

When can a design professionals lien be pursued?

when there is a building permit or government approval in furtherance of the work of improvement has been obtained

59

When can you not do a design professionals lien?

owner occupied single family dwellings where the cost of construction is below $100,00

60

What does owner filing the notice of completion do to changing the lien time for a GC?

90 to 60 days. Sub is reduced to 30 days

61

What are the 6 key concepts under the professional conduct of the architect practice act?

competence
willful misconduct
conflicts of interest
full disclosure
copyright infringement
informed consent

62

How long to record a design professionals lien?

90 days

63

What kind of spec is for public projects?

open or equal specs

64

What is the normal coastal zone range?

1000 yards inland from mean high tide line

65

What is the significant coastal estuarine habitat and recreational areas zone?

5 miles from mean high tide line or to first major ridge line, whichever is less

66

What do you do to make sure your building isn't on a fault line? What if it is?

Hire a geologist. It must be 50 ft away from fault line

67

How much is defensible space?

100 ft

68

What should you do for defensible space?

Reduce flammable material on sides and roofs of buildings (trees and twigs) and fire resistive assemblies

69

Name the 4 design professionals eligible for a design lien?

Licensed architect
Licensed landscape architect
Registered professional engineer
Licensed land surveyor

70

Who is in charge of stationary air pollution?

Air quality management district

71

Does cal trans care about landscape?

No

72

Which standards test fire rated systems?

ASTM and UL

73

Who orders and pays for soils report?

Owner orders and pays

74

Who does the notice of completion paperwork?

Owner files it at county recorders office

75

When can contractor terminate the contract with 7 day notice?

1. Stopped for more than 60 consecutive days not contractors fault
2. Stopped for 30 days due to court
3. Work repeatedly stopped for more than 120 days in past calendar year

76

Is notice of completion required?

No. But it reduces lien period

77

What is tare space?

Area needed for circulation, walls, mechanical, electrical etc. not net assignable sf. Net + tare = gross

78

What jurisdiction does a trustee agency have?

A state agency over a natural resource

79

What is the max slope of ramp on accessible path of travel?

no more than 1:12

80

What sites are exempt from accessibility?

construction sites
raised areas
equipment
single occupant structures
catwalks, crawl spaces, elevator pits, toll booths
walk in refrigerators

81

Are temporary facilities required to be accessible?

yes

82

How far should accessibility extend to?

from the outside of the site to inside. Not all paths in building need to be accessible, but you need an in.

83

How many accessible entrances do you need?

at least ONE and at least 60% of total entrances to building must be accessible (service entrances don't count)

84

How many accessible stalls do you need?

2%

85

How many van accessible stalls do you need?

one of every 6 accessible spaces

86

What is the width of an access aisle? van access aisle?

5'
8' (16' total width for van)

87

What is the clearance for seating of rear entry? side entry?

30"x40" rear
36" x 60" side
each with a companion seat

88

What is the max counter height? What is the minimum clear space?

max counter height = 34" (2'-10")
minimum clear space = 27" (2'-3")

89

How many accessible tables and spaces and sinks?

5%

90

What are the dimensions of a unisex toilet clearspace?

60"x56"

91

How many ambulatory spaces?

if theres 6 or more, you need at least 1 + wheelchair

92

What are the dimensions of an elevator?

68"x51" with 36" minimum opening

93

Are citizen's advisory committees appointed?

yes. it is a group of community members appointed by local board or agency to provide input and feedback on project proposals

School and Education Committee, Government Affairs, and Planning and Land Use Committee are examples of Citizens' Advisory Committees.

94

Does locating trash dumpsters and biologists help with storm water runoff?

Yes. And catch basin/no disturbance zones

95

What is when a land gets too wet for upland vegetation and standing water is not too deep for vegetation?

Wetlands

96

What is the urban area, coastal zone in the ca coastal act?

Generally extends inland less than 1000 yards

97

When do you use state water resource control board?

If more than one acre of land will be disturbed

98

What act insures non essential elements such as switching equipment and emergency back up generators remain i operation after an earthquake?

Essential services building seismic safety act

99

What act is to provide for safe schools?

Field act

100

What are pre fire management plans?

Fuel breaks to stop wildfires
Forest stewardship
Wildfire protection zones
Prescribed fire

101

Controlled vs contained fire

Controlled = jumping
Contained = surrounding

102

Where do you find earthquake zone maps?

Local planning and or california geological survey

103

What is a fracture in the crust of the earth along which rocks in one side have moved relative to those on the other side?

Fault

104

What is when movement on a deep fault within the earth breaks through the surface?

Surface rupture

105

Who determines 100 year flood plains?

Federal emergency management agency FEMA

106

Who pays for environmental impact report?

Owner

107

Who is the enforcement agency is police station owned by the state of California?

Division of state architect. DSA enforces state owned/leased state facilities if essential service

108

What is not part a separate cbsc code?

Structural. It is in CBC

109

The standard concerned with establishing minimum standards for materials and material assemblies and provide a reasonable level of exterior wildfire exposure protection for buildings in Wildland-Urban interface Fire Areas is the_____

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area Building Standards

110

are non-load bearing partitions live loads or dead loads?

live loads

111

what code makes standards for fire extinguishers?

UL

112

At what phase in a project is the project manual assembled?

construction documents

113

who typically enforces codes, covenants and restrictions?

home owners assocications

114

what are some things in codes covenants and restrictions?

hvac visible
types of materials
colors of exterior
weight limit of dogs

115

what is not a mandatory element of general plan?

transportation element

116

What are the 7 mandatory elements of the general plan?

land use
circulation
housing
conservation
open space
noise
safety

117

The plan that utilizes maps and designated zones for allowable land uses, identifies open space, and indicates restrictions on building use is the

master plan

118

The plan that is a community type plan that often takes precedence over the broader plans is the

specific plan

119

A code or regulation that restricts overnight parking for recreational vehicles on any street in a particular neighborhood is known as

zoning ordinance

120

The State of California is under the jurisdiction of which division of the US Army Corps of Engineers?

South pacific division

121

The US Army Corp of Engineers administers

Section 10 of the Rivers & Harbors Act of 1899, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

122

The project manual is the written portion of the Construction Documents. The project manual consists of the following

Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Specifications, owner/contractor agreement

123

what phase is making a project manual?

construction documents

124


In which phase requires the Architect to consider the value of alternative materials, building systems and equipment, together with other considerations based on program and aesthetics, in developing a design that is consistent with the Owner's program, schedule and budget for the cost of the work according to AIA B201?

schematic design

125

An additional clarification provided by the Architect during the Bidding & Negotiation Phase is referred to as

addendum

126

You have presented three different schemes for a new library to the Board of Directors. They like what you have presented but they would like to explore two more very different options. The work associated with these two more options would be considered

add service

127

The Planning Department will review the following

lot coverage and building height, location of curb cuts, setbacks

128

Who reviews for energy compliance?

building and safety department

129

What would the california department of transportation be concerned with?

Location of curb cuts in proximity to the intersection,
Traffic signals,
Directional signage near the highway

130

The Environmental Health Department is considered which kind of agency?

county

131

How many major programs are in place under the State Water Resources Control Board?

4

132

Which agency is administered through 9 regional boards?

State Water Resources Control Board

133

Which agency directly enforces the Clean Air Act?

Air Resources Board (division of California EPA)

134

Which agency directly enforces the Clean Water Act?

State Water Resources Control Board (division of california EPA)

135

The project is an office building within a half mile of the local airport. What are the concerns according to the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration?

Obstructions in flight path, Marker lights on buildings are the items the FAA would be concerned with on a project

136

Which agency requires any equipment that emits pollutants into the atmosphere obtain permit from the district, Put limits on VOC contents of building components such as paints, and sealants

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)

137

What is a requirement for the California Water Resource Control Board to intervene?

1 acre

138

Local agencies that will review a private school project located near a wetland reserve are

Planning Department, Building & Safety Department, Environmental & Public Works, Transportation Department

139

Which project schedule type is good for detailed and complex projects?

critical path method

140

According to AIA B201, which two anticipated dates must be indicated in Article 1?

Commencement of Construction Date, Substantial Completion Date

141

what do you do if the owner changes the scope of work during a phase?

agree as an additional service

142

According to AIA B201, the _______ shall establish and periodically update the Owner's budget for the Project.

Owner

143

According to AIA B201, the Owner and Architect may rely on the _________ . Both parties, however, recognize that such information may materially change and, in that event, the Owner and Architect shall appropriately adjust the schedule, the Architect's services and the Architect's compensation.

Initial Information

144

What agencies/acts do you need if there is an endangered species on your project?

CA dept of fish and wildlife
CA EPA
US fish and wildlife
Marine Life Protection Act

145

What do you do if there is radon in your building?

install underfloor ventilation.
ventilation in attic
use a sump pump

146

What agencies if there is a creek on site?

Regional Water Quality Control Board
US Army Corps of Engineers (not involved with endangered species)

147

When is architect responsible for site inspections?

substantial and final completion

148

What are 2 concerns with fire hazard severity zone?

probability of burning and probable fire behavior

149

What part of code is bidding process in?

california public contract code

150

When is california coastal commission not involved in a coastal zone?

sf bay area (bay conservation and development commission)
if there is a local coastal program

151

what kind of load is furniture?

live load

152

when are stem walls apropriate?

soils with bearing capacity

153

Who manages stationary source pollution?

air quality management district

154

Which agency cares where you place your dumpster?

planning department

155

If your project is in a coastal zone, what do you do?

need a coastal development permit. (in area of 50% development)
1. Local coastal prgram
2. Coastal commission review
3. Permit

156

What are exempt permit from california coastal act?

improvements for single family/public works
maintenance dredging
repair/replacement
if no EIR

157

Which of the following consultants deals with topography and existing site features?

civil engineer

158

The Standard Form of Architect's Services is known as AIA

B201

159

Based on preliminary site analysis and selection of a site, prepare a conceptual site development drawings which may include land utilization, structure placement, facility development, development phasing, access and circulation of vehicles and pedestrians, parking facilities and utility systems. Analyze surface and subsurface conditions, ecological requirements, deeds, zoning, and other legal restrictions, landscape concepts and features. According to the B203, Site Evaluation and Planning, this description would be

site development planning

160

You are designing a Marine Oil Terminal. Which CBC amendments apply to your project

All California amendments adopted by State Land Commission

161

What 2 methods would you use for cost estimating during the site analysis phase?

unit method, historical data

162

Which of the following items would the planning department review during plan check?

Type of use, Setbacks, Lot coverage

fire protection and energy is building department

163

What are two items the transportation department would review during plan check?

Traffic flow and intensity, Location of curb cuts

164

Which department checks for parking spaces?

planning department

165

During construction the Owner has selected another hardwood floor that is more expensive. Which document will you use?

G701 Change order

166

The Statement of Special Inspections shall identify the following item(s)?

The type and extent of each test, the type and extent of each special inspection, the work that requires special testing/inspection, additional requirements for seismic or wind, requirements for continuous inspection or periodic inspection

167

How can the Owner verify the subcontractor has been paid by the Contractor?

The Owner can request written evidence from the Contractor

168

what are the 7 services according to the architect practice act?

According to the Architects Practice Act, the following are considered professional services (these are right out of the Practice Act);
a. Investigation, evaluation, consultation, and advise
b. Planning, schematic and preliminary studies, designs, working drawings, and specifications
c. Coordination of the work of technical and special consultants
d. Compliance with generally applicable codes and regulations, and assistance in the governmental review process
e. Technical assistance in the preparation of bid documents and agreements between clients and contractors
f. Contract administration
g. Construction observation

169

What are two types of structures an unlicensed individual may do?

Multiple dwelling units (no more than 4) wood frame construction, no more than 2 stories + basement in height AND Single family detached dwellings of wood frame construction no more than 2 stories + basement in height

170

A specific type of chart that illustrates a project schedule including start and finish dates is referred to as a

gantt chart

171

which agency makes correctional treatment centers?

OSHPD

172

which agency makes local detention centers

CSA, Correction Standards Authority

173

The Environmental Health Department is considered which kind of agency?

County

174

When does the Contractor will submit AIA G706A, Contractor's Affidavit of Release of Liens?

With Final Application and Certificate for Payment to the Architect

175

How many days after not receiving payment can the contractor stop the work?

7 days with written notice

176

A fire is considered to be ______ when it is surrounded on all sides by some kind of boundary but it is still burning and has the potential to jump a boundary

contained

177

A fire is considered to be ________ when no further threat of it jumping a containment line.

controlled

178

What 3 codes are in the Architect Practice Act?

The Architects Practice Act is comprised of three codes;
1. Business & Professions Code
2. Corporations Code
3. California Code of Regulations

179

Which company is an independent product safety certification organization?

underwriter's laboratory

180

In which Phase would you produce the working drawings?

construction documents

181

Who issues the Certificate of Occupancy?

building official

182

Two documents that indicate the role of the Architect to fairly and impartially try to resolve a dispute between the Contractor and Owner are______

Architects Practice Act
AIA A201 General Conditions.

183

Which organization's mission statement is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity?

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

184

Prepare a detailed site analysis, which may include land utilization, structure placement, facilities development, circulation systems, parking facilities and utility systems. Analyze surface and subsurface conditions, the soils report, vegetation, slope of land, ecological requirements, deeds, zoning and other legal restrictions, landscape features and materials. According to the B203, Site Evaluation and Planning, this description would be

Detailed Site Utilization Studies

185

Which agency is responsible for certification and adoption of CEQA guidelines as well as amendments?

California Natural Resources Agency

186

The owner has just received a notice from the local planning department that allows the project to be designed with a 10' front yard setback in lieu of the normal 15' front yard setback. This notice is called a/an

Variance. A variance, typically issued by the local planning department, allows an owner to deviate from the standard zoning code.

187

The General Contractor is required to submit to the Architect an Application for Payment at least ___ days before the due date.

10

188

According to AIA A201 General Conditions, at what stage of the project does the Owner release the retainage?

After the Certificate of Substantial Completion is issued by the Architect

189

Who decides on the structural system for a project?

Owner

190

Name two criteria you would use in qualifying the General Contractor

It is not the responsibility of the Architect to qualify the General Contractor is the correct answer. It is the Owner's responsibility to qualify the General Contractor.
Some of the items the Owner could check would be; Is the contractor licensed Experience in that building type References Carries the correct types/amounts of insurance Check with Contractors State License Board for history/complaints

191


One of the Architect's responsibilities during the construction administration phase is to review the results of special inspections. How does the Architect do this?

The special inspector provides a report to the Architect

192

The Owner and Contractor shall commence all claims and causes of action against the other arising out of or related to the Contract in accordance with the California statute but not more than ____ year(s).

10

193

What are the 5 things in special inspections?

Work
Extent
Tests
Seismic or wind
Continuous or periodic

194

What things are special inspections?

Steel
Concrete
Seismic
High loading
Spray fire resistant
Insulation
Grading

195

How much cubic feet per minute does ASHRAE specify for adequate ventilation?

50-60 cfpm

196

What are 4 air cleaning equipments?

particulate filtration
electrostatic precipitation
negative ion generation
gas sorption

197

What is R S Means Building Construction Data?

information of construction industry publications for cost data. (programming)

198

Which of the following does not require ADA access sports fields, restrooms, playgrounds, parking lot?

sports fields

199

What is the spacing between guardrails?

4" sphere

200

When do you need a guardrail?

drop is more than 30"

201

Max. grating opening in path of travel

1/2"

202

what finish concrete for ADA?

broom finish

203

What does ceqa seek to do?

clean air and water
scenice and historical environments
noise
fish and wildlife

204

what does state clearing house and planning unit do?

coordinates the sate level review of environmental documents. technical assistance on land use. liaison between state and local governments

205

what 5 structures are exempt from ceqa?

urban area up to 3 single family houses
accessory garage, patio, fence
emergency repair to public service building
public agency to repair facilities from disaster
repair less than 1 mile within public street

206

what are the 7 essential services buildings?

1. cellular telephone service buildings
2. fire stations
3. police stations
4. emergency operations centers
5. california highway patrol offices
6. local sherif offices
7. emergency dispatch

CHEF OPS

207

under esbssa, who makes inspections?

architect, engineer, contractor, owner's inspector

208

what happens if you violate ebssa?

misdemeanor

209

when might allowable floor area or height be increased?

distance from street or public way
provision of automatic sprinklers

210

when can you add one more story to your building?

automatic sprinklers. but can't have both height and area with sprinklers

211

what do you do if you have separate occupancies in one building?

provide fire rated walls to separate the occupancies

212

who enforces historical building code? who interprets?

state and local.
california historical building code board

213

what code is new additions to historical buildings under?

cbc code requirements. not chbc.

214

is snow load a live load or dead load?

live

215

what is the minimum clear door opening for accessible entry doors?

32" when opening 90
aka 36" door

216

what is the code for a building having a secondary entrance?

none.

217

If owner does not have certificate of occupancy, do they have to pay the contractor?

Yes

218

What is needed for owner to move in?

Insurer consent
Local building dept files certificate of occupancy (not at clerks office)

219

What are post contract add services?

Maintenance and operational programming
Record drawings
Warranty review
Post contract evaluation

220

What agencies for trash dumpster location?

Ca dept fish and wildlife
Regional water quality control board
Planning dept
Public works

221

What is the standard for gypsum wallboard?

ASTM C1396/C1396M

222

In your project you have a through penetration of the firestop system, what are the acceptable testing standards?

UL 1479 & ASTM E 814

223

Which company is an independent product safety certification organization?

Underwriter's Laboratories

224

According to AIA B102, any claim, dispute or other matter in question arising out of or related to the Owner/Architect Agreement shall be subject to _________ as a condition precedent to binding dispute resolution.

Mediation

225

According to AIA document B201, if the Bidding & Negotiation Phase has not commenced within ______ days after the Architect submits the Construction Documents to the Owner, the Owner's budget for the cost of the work shall be adjusted to reflect changes in the general level of prices in the applicable construction market.

90 days

226

The Owner and Contractor shall commence all claims and causes of action against the other arising out of or related to the Contract in accordance with the California statute but not more than ____ year(s).

10

227

The AIA document that requires the Architect to identify a representative authorized to act on behalf of the Architect with respect to the Project is______

B102

228

What is the fire resistance time rating standards? ASTM___or UL____?

ASTM E119
UL 263

229

How many area of refuge do you need and what are the dimensions?

1 per 200 occupants
30" x 48"

230

What do you need to get california energy code approved?

performance or prescriptive approach.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE signed by architect
building permit
Installation certificate

231

Name 4 things in california health and safety code

essential services buildings seismic safety act
ccr title 24
air resources
california retail food code

232

What is the minimum amount of sinks for retail? what size?

3.
18"x18"
handwash and janitor sink

233

Which programs are under the Water Quality program of the State Water Resources Control Board?

a. Stormwater,
b. Wastewater treatment,
c. Water quality monitoring,
d. Wetlands protection,
e. Ocean protection,
f. Clean up

234

For the residential noise abatement projects in the vicinity of the airports (CNEL level of above 65) what is the acceptable interior noise level established by Federal Aviation Guidelines?

45 db

235

The US Army Corps of Engineers is divided into how many districts in the State of California?

3. The US Army Corps of Engineers is divided into 3 districts in the State of California, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco.

236

is the california clean air act in the california health and safety code?

yes

237

is ceqa in the california health and safety code?

no

238

Which organization coordinates the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system, providing a neutral forum for the development of policies on standards issues and serves as a watchdog for standards development and conformity assessment programs and processes?

ANSI

239

What is the difference between a categorical and statutory exemption?

categorical the secretary of resources agency determines exempt
statutory california legislature determines exempt

240

Which develops standards, testing methods and rates assemblies and materials. Insulation, adhesives, wood, masonry, roofing materials for uplift, and metals?

ASTM

241

Which does research and testing, they seem to certify everything. Some of those things: Exterior Wall assemblies, Fire protection Systems, Fire Resistance, Interior finishes, along with toasters, refrigerators, and solar panels?

UL

242

Which does certified, they label hoses, fire dept. connections, skylights, heat and smoke vents?

FM

243

Which does labeling fire doors to builders hardware, plumbing and construction products?

WH

244

Which coordinates standards, they don't certify products?

ANSI

245

How much wastewater reduction is required by calgreen?

20 or 25%

246

what is the difference between state clearinghouse and natural resources agency?

state clearinghouse is coordinating ceqa
natural resources agency no enforcement

247

how long suspension of project until architect can terminate the agreement with the owner?

90 days

248

what phase is the area/volume estimate?

sd

249

what phase is the subsystems estimate?

dd/cd

250

what is a reference specification?

a type of specification that references quality standards like UL, ASTM or ANSI

251

how many days after substantial completion does the archtiect have in the contract?

60

252

who maintains record drawings?

contractor

253

what is the difference between a bond and insurance?

bond is guarantee
insurance has possibility of loss

254

what is the difference between general, supplemental and special conditions?

general is not specific
supplemental is project specific (legal, physical, or climatic conditions)
special is governmental, local laws specific

255

what is a performance bond and payment bond? labor and materials bond?

performance is a guarantee that the work will be performed 100% of contract documents

payment bond is guarantee that obligations in contract documents will be paid

labor and materials bond is guarantee that the labor and materials will be paid (protects against liens)

256

how long to respond as initial decision maker?

10 days

257

how long until architect must pay consultant after bidding?

10 days

258

how long owner provides requirements and limitations of the project to the architect?

15 days

259

how long for contractor and architect to request info from owner about lien rights?

15 days

260

how long for architect to ask info from owner for consultant?

14 days

261

if the common path of egress travel is greater than _____, provide 2 exits

75

262

what is the minimum width of exit corridor?

44"

263

what is the height of a guardrail?

42"

264

what is the distance between landings?

12'

265

what is an anemometer do?

measures wind speed

266

what is a beaufort scale?

measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.