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Supplementary conditions to establish specific project insurance requirements and limits of coverage on top of the AIA general conditions.

Document A511

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A procedure by which an insurance company attempts to recover money from another party may have actually caused the loss

Subrogation

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A memorandum that outlines the types and limits of the insurance coverages carried by the contractor for the project

Certificate of Insurance

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A type of professional liability insurance. Is intended for the protection of the architect or other professional from liability arising from the negligence or failure to meet the standards of care expected from a professional.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

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Protects the owner from financial loss due to delays in construction related resulting from repairs, replacing damaged property, fire or other hazards.

Loss of Use Insurance

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Colors the liability of the employer architects or contractor to the employees for injury or sickness as a result of their employment.

Worker's Compensation Insurance

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Purchased by the owner, it would amount to the total value of the project, covers damages and loss of the work on an off-site as well as in transit. Also called builders risk insurance.

Property insurance

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Covers the liability of the insured professional, architect, contractor or the owner, for claims due to damages caused by errors, omissions, or negligence.

Professional liability insurance

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Covers libel, slander, false arrest, and's defamation of character.

Personal injury insurance

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Purchased by the contractor, it covers their liability for damages caused by installed goods after the construction phase and transfer of title.

Products and completed operations insurance

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Covers claims for damages arising out of the use of an owned, non-owns, or hired automobile.

Automobile liability insurance

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Covers liability assumed by contract. This is primarily indemnification, wherein contractors agree to hold owners and architects harmless from damages arising out of specified events.

Contractual Liability Insurance

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To secure or someone against legal responsibility for their actions.

Indemnify

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Express in writing the requirements regarding quality, methods and's techniques of installation, and desired performance

Specifications

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CSI

Construction specifications Institute

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Each section of the specification is divided into three parts:

1. general
2. materials
3. execution

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Deals with the coverage or scope of the section. It describes related work, definitions, quality-control, submittals, and guarantees/warranties.

General

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Lists and describes the materials products and equipments to be used

Materials

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Details the manner in which products and materials will be installed and work performed.

Execution

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Contains contractual provisions that elaborate on elements of the AIA owner – contractor agreement.

General conditions

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Also called prescriptive, base bid, or proprietary specification, where specific products or processes are stipulated without provision for substitution.

Closed specification

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Often used for public projects to ensure competitive bidding it allows the contractor to substitute products of people quality and performance if approved by the architect.

Open specification

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The type of open specification that sets criteria and the find the results required of the assembly, component, or device being specified.

Performance specification

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A type of performance specification where items specified must meet certain requirements set by an excepted authority or test method such as, [UL] underwriters laboratories, [ASTM] American Society for testing and material, or [AN I] American National Standards Institute

Reference standard specification

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For which part of the project manual is the architect most directly responsible.

The specifications

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What criteria can the architect establish within the specifications that may influence the contractors construction schedule?

Deadlines for specific events.
Specify work to the critical path method.
Hard completion date.
Allow subcontractors to provide input.
Update the construction schedule on a monthly basis.

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What type of specifications are often required for public projects?

Open proprietary specifications

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Application for payment -

When is the application for payments due to be submitted prior to the date established by the schedule of values

10 days (Per A201 9.3.1)

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Upon receipt of the application for payment how many days does the architects have to improve and issue, or contact the owner and contractor with the reason for withholding approval.

7 days

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How much time does the architect have to process shop drawings submitted by the contractor?

According to the AIA general conditions "reasonable promptness". 10 working days is common.