Ballast Review Flashcards Preview

Construction Documents > Ballast Review > Flashcards

Flashcards in Ballast Review Deck (106)
Loading flashcards...
30

In design build owner can hire architect as advisor to:

- Set up performance requirements
- Evaluate design build firm's
- Administer contract
- Evaluate progress of work

31

Initial information

- project objectives
- owner's program
- physical, legal, financial and time parameters
- Key personnel
* to encourage communication at beginning of project

32

Owner and contractor are supposed to communicate through

The architect

33

Owners responsibilities

Provide program
Land surveys
Geotechnical services

34

Privity

One party is protected from claims from another party where there's no contractual relationship

35

Date of commencement can be either:

1) A fixed date in the contract
2) when receive "notice-to-proceed" letter

36

Substantial completion

When owner can use or occupy project

37

Retainage is typically

10%

38

Competitive bidding always uses

Stipulated sum

39

Advantages of cost-plus fee

More flexibility
Allow construction to proceed prior to final design

40

Unit prices are used for

Portions of projects but not usually whole projects

41

Who pays for the copy of the drawings and project manual

Owner

42

O has right to carry out Work if C fails to do so according to the CD's. Procedure is

7 days written notice for C to begin

+3 days written notice that O will fix work if C fails to begin

*A must approve O's actions to carry out the work, as well as amount charged

43

If C knowingly observes error or omission in contract documents or discrepancy with known regulation

They assume full responsibility for such work

44

Contractor wants to make a substitution

Must have consent of the owner, after evaluation by the architect, and in accordance with change order

45

Warranty clause is separate and distinct from

The one year correction period

46

Who pays for the building permit, weather permits, governmental fees, licenses, and inspections necessary after the execution of the contract?

Contractor

47

Are allowances included or excluded in the contractors contract sum?

Included

48

Contractor must maintain up-to-date, on site

Record documents

49

Indemnify

Secure against loss or damage,

To hold harmless

50

The architects decisions concerning matters related to aesthetic effect are final if

They're consistent with the intent shown on the contract documents

51

Construction change directive

Contractor must proceed with required changes

Final cost / time changes submitted by contractor

Agreed to by architect and owner, then change order is issued

52

Frequency of application for payment is typically

Monthly

53

Mechanics lien

The claim against the property of another

for the satisfaction of a debt

54

If a property carries a mechanics lien it cannot

Be sold

Except by foreclosure

55

If hazardous materials are found the contractor must

Stop work and report the conditions to the owner and architect in writing

56

Architects professional liability insurance policies exclude

Giving advice on insurance and bonds

57

Bonds are a protection for

The owner

against default

by the contractor

58

The only person that can except nonconforming work, as long as it meets code, is

The Owner

* advantage is contract sun may be reduced

59

Contractor may terminate the contract if work has stopped for more than

30 days, through no fault of the contractor.

7 days written notice on top of the 30 days is required.