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1

Drawings part of the contract documents?

NO!

2

Which two kinds of items do you need to request submittals for?

Samples of natural materials, and mockups of design-build work

3

If the contractor claims that changes to the shop drawings increase project cost or time, he is entitled to request a…

Change order

4

What are two major publishers of standard specifications?

CSI – construction specifications institute
PSD – production systems division (of the AIA)

5

Who developed MASTERSPEC?

PSD of the AIA

Production Systems Division

6

Who developed COMSPEC and SPECTEXT?

the Construction Specifications Institute

7

What is SPECTEXT?

A knowledge-based system more recent than MASTERSPEC

8

Previous versions of the AIA documents used what term to describe the frequency of architect's visits to the site?

"Periodic"

9

What is the principal role of the architect during the construction phase?

To advise the owner whether the contractor is performing the work according to the contract documents

10

What needs to be done if changes to the bidding documents are required because of clarification made during a pre-bid meeting?

Architect issues an addendum.

11

What does an architect fill out with his observations at a site visit?

Field report

12

What should an architect right or not to write in a field report?

He should write factual observations.

He should not write any comments about construction means, methods, safety or other responsibilities of the contractor.

13

Who enforces OSHA?

The government...

14

How long do you have to make a claim about additional cost, time delays, concealed or unknown conditions, or other contractual conflicts?

Within 21 days of the occurrence

15

How many days is an architect have to respond to a claim?

In 10 days of the receipt

16

The architects right to reject work does not include…

Stopping the work

17

If an inspector requires work necessary to comply with the code that is not signing the contract documents, the contractor may be entitled to a…

Change order

18

A government agency requires additional tests for inspection, who pays for that?

The owner

19

If an inspection finds a building assembly to be deficient, who pays for that?

Contractor

20

Why is it recommended that the owner, not the architect, hire and pay the geotechnical consultants?

Because of the great liability associated with faulty soil information

21

Why doesn't an architect include the results of the soil test in the contract documents?

Because that information may expose the architect to unnecessary liability

22

Bid documents usually require that the contractor provide what kind of costing for work such as earth excavation?

Unit costs

23

How long do you have to report a claim for concealed or unknown conditions?

21 days

24

Other than soil testing, which other two forms of construction are almost always tested as well?

Concrete and welding, since they are critical to structural integrity