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According to AIA 401 Document, __________ is responsible for obtaining all permits, inspections and fees for the completion of his/her contract.


A. Owner

B. Contractor

C. Subcontractor

D. Architect

C. Subcontractor

Which of the following items appear on the Application and Certificate for Payment?


A. Materials stored on or off site

B. Cost to date

C. Cost to complete

D. Proposed Contract value

A. Materials stored on or off site


What column of the “Application and Certificate for Payment”details the “work completed for this period”?



A. Column A


B. Column D


C. Column E


D. Column H


C. Column E

A subcontractor proposed to assign the work of the subcontract to another. According to AIA Documents:


.


A. Subcontractor must have written permission of the General Contractor.

B. Subcontractor must have written permission of the General Contractor and Owner.

C. Subcontractor must have written permission of the General Contractor, Owner and the Architect.

D. Subcontractor must have verbal permission of the General Contractor.

A. Subcontractor must have written permission of the General Contractor.

According to AIA contracts, copies of subcontract documents provided to the subcontractor are paid for by:


A. Owner

B. Architect

C. Contractor

D. Subcontractor may be charge for reproduction

D. Subcontractor may be charge for reproduction

A construction contract has a clause for liquidated damages of $250 per day. The job was completed 20 calendar days late, including 7 days of Sat & Sun. The Architect agreed to four days of adverse weather conditions. The cost to the contractor would be?


A. $3,800

B. $4,000

C. $4,300

D. $5,000

B. $4,000

A Contractor receives a Change Order that is $2,000 in material and labor. His profit is 5%, overhead 3% and supervision 4%. What is the cost of the Change?


A. $2,240

B. $3,050

C. $3,550

D. $4,020

A. $2,240

According to AIA 201, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, a Change Order have been signed by the Architect only. What is the amount the Contractor is entitled to?


.

A. $3,500


B. $4,700


C. $5,200


D. $0

D. $0

During the bidding period, a contractor found an obvious defect in the plans. He did not bring this to the attention of the Architect. After he was awarded the contract, the contractor corrected the defect. According to AIA 201 General Conditions of the Contract, for a change order, what is the minimum amount due the contractor, if the costs are $3,500 for materials, $1,200 for labor with 15% for profit and overhead?




A. $3,500


B. $4,700


C. $5,200


D. $0


D. $0

According to AIA 201, General Conditions of the Contract, the cost of an Easement is the responsibility of:


.


A. Owner


B. Architect


C. General Contractor


D. Subcontractor

A. Owner

A complete construction project develops a roof defect 15 months after the substantial completion date. The cause for the defect is not a latent or hidden defect. According to the AIA 201, General Conditions of the Contracts, who is responsible?



A. Roofing Contractor


B. General Contractor


C. Architect


D. Owner

D. Owner

According to AIA Documents, an Addendum cannot be issued late than _______ days prior to the date of receipt of the bids.


.


A. 3


B. 4


C. 7


D. 10

B. 4

According to AIA Documents, a Bidder requiring an interpretation or clarification of the Bidding Documents, shall make a written request at least ________ days prior to the date for receipt of Bids.


.


A. 3


B. 5


C. 7


D. 10

C. 7

At the completion of the Work, the Contractor did not clean up the job site of waste materials caused be the operations under the Contract. The Owner will consider the following:


1. Labor 2. Materials. 3. Overheads 4. Profits


According to the AIA 201, General Conditions of the Contract, what items will the Architect consider when determining adjustment to the Contract Sum on behalf of the Owner?



A. Labor only


B. Labor and Materials


C. Labor, Material and Overhead


D. Labor, Materials, Overhead and Profit

D. Labor, Materials, Overhead and Profit

According to Chapter 713 Construction Lien Law, Notice of Commencement should be posted?


.


A. In front of job site


B. 12 to 13 inches above ground


C. In a conspicuous place


D. A and C

D. A and C

According to the Contractor's Manual, which of the following is not an offer?.


.


A. Payment Bond
B. Credit Application
C. Purchase Order
D. Bid

A. Payment Bond

According to the Contractor's Manual, which of the following provisions would cover an adjustment in the contract sum on discovering unforeseen conditions after signing a contract?


.


A. Addenda


B. Differing Site Conditions


C. General Conditions


D. Constructive Change

B. Differing Site Conditions

The purpose of a Bid Bond is to?


.


A. Guarantee a bidder will enter into a contract for the bid price.


B. Guarantee a successful Bid


C. Guarantee the price of the Bid will not change.


D. Guarantee terms and conditions.



A. Guarantee a bidder will enter into a contract for the bid price.

Which of the following documents do not have to be maintained at the site for the owner?


.


A. Specifications


B. Bid


C. Addenda


D. Change Orders

B. Bid

Shop drawings are prepared for the _________.


.


A. Manufacturer


B. Contractor


C. Subcontractor


D. All of the above

A. Manufacturer

Because of bad weather, a contractor may ask for additional time with _______ of the delay.


.


A. 10 days


B. 21 days


C. 25 days


D. a reasonable time

D. a reasonable time

If concealed conditions are encountered, notice must be given with ______ days after first observance of the concealed conditions.


.


A. 7


B. 10


C. 14


D. 21

A. 7

Only the Architect may authorize ___________.


.


A. A change order


B. A construction change directive


C. A minor change order


D. A change order and construction change directive order

C. A minor change order

A Certificate of Payment is issued by the ____________.


.


A. Architect to Owner


B. Architect to Contractor


C. Contractor to Owner


D. Owner to Contractor

B. Architect to Contractor

The __________ is required to furnish all surveys.


.


A. Contractor


B. Owner


C. Surveyor


D. Architect

B. Owner

Application for Payment is submitted at least _____ days before the date for each progress payment.


.


A. 7


B. 10


C. 12


D. 14

B. 10

Certificate of insurance filed with the owner by the contractor cannot be canceled without _____ days prior written notice to the owner.


.


A. 10


B. 15


C. 20


D. 30

D. 30

The responsibility for signing building permits belong to the ____________.


.


A. Contractor


B. Owner


C. Surveyor


D. Architect

A. Contractor

The contractor is responsible to the owner for all __________.


.


A. Employees


B. Subcontractors


C. Material men


D. All of the above

D. All of the above

AIA allowance allow the contractor to recover costs at the site of:


.


A. Equipment delivery


B. Loading and Unloading


C. Taxes


D. All of the above

D. All of the above

The owner and contractor are not in total agreement as to the terms of the change order. What document is then issued for the work to be performed?


.


A. Construction change override


B. Mandatory order


C. Construction Change Directive


D. Divorce of owner and contractor

C. Construction Change Directive

A change order may include the cost of _______.


.


A. Labor


B. material


C. rental equipment


D. All of the above

D. All of the above

The contractor shall notify the owner at least _______ days before filing a construction lien.


.


A. 0


B. 10


C. 5


D. 14

C. 5

The contractor shall submit an Application for Payment at least ________ days before payment is due.


.


A. 21


B. 10


C. 14


D. 7

B. 10

If the contractor is delayed, through no fault of the contractor's and beyond the contractor's control, which of the following applies:


.


A. Contractor can be fined.


B. Contractor is entitled to compensation.


C. Contractor is subject to delay penalties.


D. Contractor goes to arbitration or negotiation.

B. Contractor is entitled to compensation.

Test inspections which do not become a requirement until after bids are received are paid for by the __________.


.


A. Contractor


B. Owner


C. Manufacturer


D. Architect

B. Owner

Which of the following documents are required to be on site for the owner?


.


A. Drawings


B. Specifications


C. Change Orders


D. All of the above

D. All of the above

The ________ is responsible for inspections to determine the dates of substantial completion and final completion.


.


A. Builder


B. Architect


C. Owner


D. Engineer

B. Architect

The _________ will have authority to reject work which does not conform to the contract documents.


.


A. Owner


B. Architect


C. Engineer


D. None of the above

B. Architect

The _________ may reject a subcontractor the contractor has proposed to hire.


.


A. Architect


B. Contractor


C. Owner


D. A & C

D. A & C

How many copies of the plans and specifications shall the contractor maintain on the site?


.


A. 1


B. 2


C. 3


D. 4

A. 1

The __________ shall be responsible for purchasing and maintaining property insurance upon the entire work.


.


A. Architect


B. Contractor


C. Owner


D. Engineer

C. Owner

If the Architect does not issue a Certificate of Payment, through no fault of the Contractor, within seven days after receipt of the Contractor's Application for Payment, the Contractor may upon ________ day's notice to the Owner and Architect, stop the work until payment is made.


.


A. 7


B. 10


C. 15


D. 20

A. 7

If within _________ of Substantial Completion any work found to be defective or not in accordance with the contract documents, the contractor shall correct it promptly after receipt of a written notice from the owner to do so.


.


A. six months


B. one year


C. fifteen months


D. eighteen months

B. one year

Allowances shall cover:


.


A. the cost to the contractor of materials, equipment and delivery but not trade discounts.


B. the cost to the contractor of materials, equipment and delivery and trade discounts.


C. delivery, trade discounts, reasonable mark-up but not loading and unloading.


D. only hard and soft costs.

A. the cost to the contractor of materials, equipment and delivery but not trade discounts.

The contractor has a money claim for work done while protecting the owner's property during severe weather. his claim for additional payment must be made within _______ days.


.


A. 7


B. 10


C. 14


D. 21

D. 21

If hazardous material is discovered on a project, through no neglect of the contractor or subs, it will be the _________ that will bear the cost of clearing the project.


.


A. Architect


B. Contractor


C. Owner


D. Engineer

C. Owner

A construction directive provides for a change in cost or time. The cost includes all but ________.


.


A. labor, social security, unemployment


B. social security, materials, equipment


C. equipment, hand tool rental, bonds


D. labor, materials, equipment, bonds

C. equipment, hand tool rental, bonds

If the architect objects to the contractor's request for payment, he has _______ days to notify the contractor and owner.


.


A. 7


B. 10


C. 14


D. 21

A. 7

The owner's right to carry out work begun by the contractor but not completed may occur after giving the contractor _______ notices.


.


A. zero


B. 1


C. 2


D. 4

C. 2

A construction change directive need not have the agreement of the ________.


.


A. Owner


B. Contractor


C. Architect


D. Architect or Owner

B. Contractor

A subcontractor has the same responsibility and obligation to the contractor as the _________.


.


A. architect has to owner


B. owner has to the contractor


C. owner has to the architect and contractor


D. contractor has to the architect and owner

D. contractor has to the architect and owner

The contractor shall include in the contract some or all of the allowances stated in the contract documents and will be reimbursed for all but which of the following?


.


A. material and equipment


B. contractor's cost for unloading and handling


C. trade discounts


D. installation, overhead and profit

C. trade discounts

The architect has the sole responsibility for ________.


.


A. change orders


B. construction change directive


C. any minor change in work


D. any minor changes or construction change

C. any minor change in work

A contractor makes a claim for an increase in the contract time. In the case of a continuing delay _________.


.


A. he must make a new claim every 21 days


B. only one claim is needed


C. he needs to wait till the end to make his claim


D. he must make monthly claims

B. only one claim is needed

Which of the following may an architect authorize without additional approval?


.


A. a minor change in the work


B. a change directive


C. a change order


D. a change in plans

A. a minor change in the work

All but which of the following costs may be adjusted by change order?


.


A. labor


B. materials


C. rented machinery


D. rented hand tools

D. rented hand tools

The use of a utility easement is required to reach a large construction site. Who shall secure permission to use such easement?


.


A. the subcontractor


B. the contractor


C. the owner


D. the architect

C. the owner

Final payment, constituting the entire unpaid balance of the contract sum, shall be due when the work is fully completed and performed and is satisfactory to the _________.


.


A. architect


B. owner


C. builder


D. architect and owner

A. architect

The subcontractor shall not assign or subcontract without the written consent of the _______.


.


A. architect


B. owner


C. contractor


D. architect and owner

C. contractor

A percentage of completion method must be used when:




A. A contract can be completed in less than one year.


B. A contract can be completed in less than two years.


C. Annual sales of less than $10,000,000


D. Annual sales of more than $10,000,000

D. Annual sales of more than $10,000,000


Major Construction Company has maintained over $11,000,000 in sales annually. It is required, for tax purposes, that this company use a (an)____________ method of accounting for their job income and expenses.


.


A. percentage of completion

B. cash

C. accrual

D. completed contract

A. percentage of completion

Joe accepted a job to do plumbing on a house under construction. He signed an AIA with the contractor on March 1, and agreed to a price of $4,325 for the complete project. Joe starts work and filed a notice to the owner on March 15.The rough-in draw was paid in the amount of $3,000 to Joe as scheduled, but the final draw was not. Joe finished the work on May 15 and submitted his request for final payment to the contractor. Which of the following steps should Joe take to protect his lien rights?


.


A. Joe must file a lawsuit against the contractor for $1,325 with 90 days.


B. Joe must file a lawsuit against the owner for $1,325 within 90 days.


C. Joe must record a claim of lien for $1,325 with 90 days from March 15.


D. Joe must record a claim of lien for $1,325 with 90 days from May 15.

D. Joe must record a claim of lien for $1,325 with 90 days from May 15.

Which of the following applies to a primary qualifying agent of a corporation?


.

A. he/she is only qualified to act for the business during normal hours.


B. he/she is qualified to act for the corporation in all matters connected with its construction business.


C. he/she does have authority to supervise in all areas of the company's business.


D. none of the above

B. he/she is qualified to act for the corporation in all matters connected with its construction business.


Joe is a roofing contractor who has signed a contract with ABC Construction to perform roofing services on a project. In order to protect his lien right, Joe must first serve a Notice to the Owner, no more than _____ days from the time he first furnished labor and materials to the property.


.

A. 0

B. 10

C. 30

D. 45



D. 45



All parties who did not contract directly with the property owner must serve a Notice to Owner within 45 days of furnishing labor and/or materials to the construction project.

Allowing an unregistered person to use a certification of registration of another may be grounds for a fine of______ for the contractor and the business entity that knew or should have known the violation.


.


A. $3,000

B. $5,000

C. $10,000

D. $15,000

C. $10,000

ABC Construction has filed a lien against the owner of a construction project in the amount of $5,000. The owner has contacted the clerk of the court to transfer the lien from the property to a bond. To do this he must secure a bond for _______.


.


A. $500

B. $5,000

C. $6,250

D. cannot transfer property lien to a bond

C. $6,250

If a contractor gives an affidavit as to the lienor who has not been paid in full, the owner may, after giving the contractor a least _____ days written notice, pay such bills in full directly to the person or firm to which they are due.


.


A. 10

B. 30

C. 45

D. 90

A. 10

According to AIA 401, certificate of insurance policies shall contain a provision that the coverage afforded will not be canceled or allowed to expire until at least ____ days’ prior written notice has been given to the contractor.


.


A. 30

B. 45

C. 60

D. 90

A. 30


What is the written description of the technical nature in the contract documents?


.


A. Schedule


B. Legend


C. Specification


D. Plans


C. Specification


To be valid in the State of Florida, an oral contract must be:


.


A. a contract that cannot be performed in less than one year.

B. a contract that can be performed in less than one year.

C. an agreement for the sale of goods in excess of $500.

D. a contract for the sale of real property.

B. a contract that can be performed in less than one year.

Under what conditions would a contractor use the “Completed-method”?


.


A. short-term duration

B. long-term duration

C. contract value in excess of $10M

D. contract value in excess of $15M

A. short-term durations

When a business loses its qualifying agent, how long does it have to replace them?


A. 30 days

B. 60 days

C. 90 days

D. 120 days

B. 60 days

The Supplementary Conditions reflect the preference of which party?


A. the Owner

B. the Contractor

C. the Architect

D. the Bonding Agent

A. the Owner

What is the maximum time for filing a lien to give notice to the Owner?


A. 30 days

B. 45 days

C. 60 days

D. 90 days

B. 45 days



All parties who did not contract directly with the property owner must serve a Notice to Owner within 45 days of furnishing labor and/or materials to the construction project.

Who is responsible for paying for all material, equipment and labor used in conjunction with the performance of a subcontractor?


A. the Owner

B. the Architect

C. the Contractor

D. the Subcontractor

D. the Subcontractor

Claims by either party must be made with ______ days after the claimant first recognize the condition giving rise to the claim, whichever is later.


A. 7 days

B. 14 days

C. 21 days

D. 30 days

C. 21 days


The contractor shall notify in writing not less than ______days or agreed period before commencing the work.



A. 5 days


B. 7 days


C. 10 days


D. 21 days


A. 5 days

Who must record a Notice of Commencement prior to starting construction of improvement to property?


A. the Owner

B. General Contractor

C. the Architect

D. the Subcontractor

A. the Owner



Owners must record a Notice of Commencement before the job starts.

What is the duration of a construction lien?


A. six months

B. eight months

C. one year

D. two years

C. one year



The general rule in Florida is that the lien foreclosure action is due within 1 year from the date on which the lien was recorded.

After the bid is accepted and let, the Owner changed the Contractor’s scope of work. The Contractor is compensated for the change by:


A. Addendum

B. Change Order

C. Mediation

D. Back Charge

B. Change Order

According to AIA 201, General Conditions of the Contract, who is responsible for securing all required certificates of testing?


.


A. the Architect

B. the Contractor

C. the Owner

D. the Engineer

B. the Contractor

The General Contractor shall pay the subcontractor each progress payment within ______ days after the General Contractor receives payment from the Owner.


A. 2

B. 3

C. 7

D. 14

C. 7

An oral agreement between Contractor and a Subcontractor is:


A. enforceable if the sale of goods in excess of $500.


B. not binding unless it is in writing.


C. enforceable if performed within one year.


D. enforceable if it cannot be performed within one year.

C. enforceable if performed within one year.

A construction “change directive” signed by the contractor is considered a:


A. Complete Change Directive

B. Compensatory Change Directive

C. Change Order

D. Negotiated Change Directive

C. Change Order

The Architect shall review and limited if needed all of the following, except?


A. Subcontractors

B. General contractor provide Shop Drawings

C. Product data

D. Samples

A. Subcontractors

A percentage of completion metho to any of the subcontractor's employees at the site.


.


A. 1


B. 2


C. 3


D. 4

C. 3

If the Subcontractor is not paid by the Contractor through no fault of his own, within ______ days from the time the payment should have been made, the subcontractor may, upon the same number of days written notice to the Contractor, stop his work until payment of the amount owing has been received.


.


A. 2


B. 3


C. 5


D. 7

B. 3

Unless otherwise provided in the contract documents, the Contractor shall pay the Subcontractor each progress payment and the final payment under the subcontract with _______ working day(s) after he receives any payment from the Owner.


.


A. 1


B. 2


C. 7


D. 4

C. 7

A subcontractor may terminate a subcontract for non-payment of amounts due under the subcontract for ______ days or longer.


.


A. 15


B. 30


C. 60


D. 90

C. 60

Time is:


.


A. specified in contract AIA-A401


B. specified in AIA-A201


C. of the essence


D. mentioned but not critical

C. of the essence

After a payment is due the subcontractor, the subcontractor is entitled to the payment plus ________.


.


A. disintermediation


B. interest


C. penalties


D. B & C

B. interest

Before issuance of the final payment to the subcontractor by the contractor, the subcontractor shall be required to submit evidence of _________.


.


A. all bills paid for materials, payroll and equipment etc.


B. that the named peril insurance policy was in effect during the term of the subcontractors employment.


C. warranty issued by the subcontractor


D. none of the above

A. all bills paid for materials, payroll and equipment etc.

The subcontractor agrees that all work shall be done subject to the final approval of:


.


A. architect alone


B. contractor and architect


C. owner and architect


D. building official

B. contractor and architect

Permits for subcontracted activities shall be the responsibility of _________ for payment.


.


A. architect


B. contractor


C. owner


D. subcontractor

D. subcontractor

The contractor shall provide the subcontractor a copy of the estimated construction schedule and ____________.


.


A. schedule of drawings


B. schedule of submittals


C. schedule of inspections


D. schedule of values

B. schedule of submittals

The contractor shall notify the subcontractor of all modifications to the contract within _________.


.


A. 1 day


B. 3 days


C. 5 days


D. promptly

D. promptly

Any claims arising out of or related to the contract, except for defective work or claim waived, shall be subject to ________.


.


A. direct arbitration


B. interest


C. mediation


D. litigation

C. mediation

The subcontractor shall notify the contractor in writing prior to ________ before commencing the subcontract work schedule to begin on march 10, unless the date of commencement is established by a notice to proceed issued by the contractor.


.


A. March 5


B. March 10


C. March15


D. April 1

A. March 5

Any changes or corrections of the bidding documents must be made by _________.


.


A. the general contractor


B. addendum


C. certified mail


D. phone call

B. addendum

AIA Bids are received ___________.


.


A. in a sealed envelope


B. by phone - bidder to contractor


C. in a legal size envelope


D. all of the above

A. in a sealed envelope

The owner must prove financial capability no later than ________ days prior to the expiration of the time for withdrawal of bids.


.


A. 3


B. 5


C. 7


D. 30

C. 7

The bidder shall deliver the required bonds to the owner not later than _______ days following the date of execution of the contract.


.


A. 1


B. 3


C. 5


D. 7

B. 3

If a surety bond is required, it shall be written on AIA Document ___________.


.


A. A301


B. A310


C. A311


D. A300

B. A310

Bidders and sub-bidders requiring clarification of bidding documents shall make a written request __________.


.


A. and mail a copy to the owner.


B. to be received by the architect at least 10 days prior to bid date.


C. and send it certified to the architect


D. sent to the architect so that it is received by the architect at least seven days prior to bid date.

D. sent to the architect so that it is received by the architect at least seven days prior to bid date.

When the contract documents prepared for bidding require certificates for testing, who is responsible for the securing the certificate?.


.


A. Architect


B. Contractor


C. Owner


D. Engineer

B. Contractor

According to AIA A401, which is true concerning furnishing the copies of the subcontract documents to the subcontractor?


.


A. Documents are furnished free of charge.


B. Subcontractor must pay for the documents.


C. Subcontractor may be charged for the reproduction of the copies.


D. The Owner pays for the copies of the subcontract documents.

C. Subcontractor may be charged for the reproduction of the copies.

A previously unrecognized error or omission in the Contract Documents resulted in damages on a project. According to AIA A201 the Contractor is:


.


A. liable to Owner only


B. liable to Architect only


C. liable to both Architect and the Owner


D. not liable to the Architect or Owner

D. not liable to the Architect or Owner

According to AIA A701, bidders to whom award of a contract is under consideration shall submit to the Architect, upon request, which AIA Document stating the Contractor's qualifications?


.


A. A701


B. A401


C. A312


D. A305

D. A305

According to AIA A201, who may order minor changes in the Work which does not affect the Contract sum.


.


A. Owner


B. Architect


C. Engineer


D. Contractor

B. Architect

An owner hires a general contractor to build a commercial project. The owner pays the general in full,but the general fails to pay the sub-contractors. Which of the following statements are true?



A. The subs can only look to the general for payment


B. The subs can file a mechanics lien against the property


C. The subs cannot file a mechanics lien


D. The subs must wait for the general to file the mechanics lien


B. The subs can file a mechanics lien against the property

A licensed contractor is hired and paid in full directly by the owner of a commercial property. The general contractor fails to pay the subcontractors for the work they performed. The general contractor then files bankruptcy, and subcontractor files a mechanics lien within 125 days from the completion of his work. In this situation, which of the following is true regarding the subcontractor?




A. The lien is not valid because the owner did not hire the subcontractor


B. The lien is not valid because it was not recorded within the required time period


C. The lien is not valid because the owner paid the general contractor in full


D. The lien is valid as long as a foreclosure action is taken within 100 days of recording the lien


B. The lien is not valid because it was not recorded within the required time period.

How long does a subcontractor have to file his mechanics lien?.




A. 60 days after completion


B. 60 days from contract date


C. 70 days after completion


D. 90 days after completion


D. 90 days after completion




All lien claimants, whether general contractors, suppliers, laborers, or subcontractors, must file their mechanic’s lien within 90 days of completing their work.

If one was to research the county public records, one would always find:




A. Loans on the property


B. Adverse possession


C. Easements


D. Mechanics liens


D. Mechanics liens

Anowner hires a general contractor to build a commercial project. The owner paysthe general in full, but the general fails to pay the sub-contractors. Which ofthe following statements are true?




A. The subs can only look to the generalfor payment


B. The subs can file a mechanics lienagainst the property


C. The subs cannot file a mechanics lien


D. The subs must wait for the general tofile the mechanics lien


B. The subs can file a mechanics lien against the property

What is not true regarding a mechanics lien?




A. General contractor has 90 days to file a lien B. Sub-contractor has 90 days to file alien


C. A mechanics lien may be filed at anytime


D. A mechanics lien is valid for six months


C. A mechanics lien may be filed at any time

A mechanics lien is placed on title by a general contractor:




A. 90 - days from the start of the job


B. 90 days after job is completed


C. 60 days from the start of the job


D. 60 days after completion

B. 90 days after job is completed




All lien claimants, whether general contractors, suppliers, laborers, or subcontractors, must file their mechanic’s lien within 90 days of completing their work.

When do you file a mechanics lien:




A. Beginning of work


B. Completion of work


C. Six months after completion


D. After obtaining a judgment


B. Completion of work

A mechanics lien may be filed by:




A. The utility company


B. Construction employee


C. The auto mechanic


D. The lumber supplier


D. The lumber supplier




Generally speaking,contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment rental companies,laborers and professionals have lien rights in Florida. Florida does not require that you have a written contract to file a mechanics lien.

Mechanics lien take priority:




A. Date recorded


B. Date work began


C. 90 days after work began


D. 6 months after work began

D. 6 months after work began

A general contractor does work for a tenant in a commercial leased space. The tenant fails to pay the contractor. Which of the following is true regarding the mechanics lien?




A. The contractor may not file a lien


B. The contractor will lien the entire building


C. The contractor can only lien the leasehold interest


D. The contractor must have the owner’s permission to file a lien


C. The contractor can only lien the leasehold interest

Contractor starts work on May 1, 2000. He completes work on August 15, 2000 and records a mechanics lien on October 10, 2000. What is the effective date of the lien?




A. May 1st


B. August 15th


C. October 10th


D. December 1st


B. August 15th

If you have been given notice of a possible future lien, this lien is probably:




A. Property taxes


B. Mechanics lien


C. Property insurance


D. Purchase money mortgage


B. Mechanics lien

A mechanics lien is placed on title by a general contractor:




A. 90 - days from the start of the job


B. 90 days after job is completed


C. 60 days from the start of the job


D. 60 days after completionٗ

B. 90 days after job is completed




Mechanics lien claimants in Florida must record their mechanics lien within 90 days from their own last furnishing of labor, services or materials to a construction project.

A not in privity subcontractor has ______ days to file a lien?




A. 30


B. 45


C. 60


D. 90

D. 90

Which of the following is an acceptable form of transmitting a bid?




A. facsimile


B. oral


C. telephone


D. none of the above

D. none of the above

If a subcontractor has a employee injury on the job site and is in compliance with OSHA regulations, how long does the subcontractor have to report it to you, the General Contractor?




A. 3 days


B. 5 days


C. 7 days


D. 14 days

A. 3 days

What is the first step to take in the event of a dispute between the parties?




A. Mandatory, binding arbitration


B. Voluntary, non-binding mediation


C. Mandatory, non-binding mediation


D. Mandatory, non-binding arbitration

C. Mandatory, non-binding mediation

Which of the following documents must be notarized to be valid?




A. AIA Application for Payment


B. Release of Lien


C. Notice to Owner


D. Both B and C

B. Release of Lien

An allowance amount of $10,000 has a sales tax of 6% and a trade discount of $2,000. According to the AIA 201 document, this allowance is to be adjusted to what final amount?




A. $8,000


B. $8,320


C. $8,600


D. $10,60

C. $8,600

Who owns the finished set of plans?




A. Architect


B. Contractor


C. Owner


D. Municipal Authority

C. Owner

Which of the following is not true about a transfer bond?




A. A $500 fee is charged


B. Funds submitted with the bond are considered in the custody of the court.


C. A transfer bond can be used by a general contractor to comply with F.S.489


D. A transfer bond is used to assign one contractor's bond to another.

D. A transfer bond is used to assign one contractor's bond to another.

If a project never gets built, which of the following would not have a right to put a lien on the property?




A. an architect hired by an owner


B. an engineer hired by an architect


C. an engineer hired by an owner


D. none of the above

B. an engineer hired by an architect

Who is responsible for filing the notice of commencement on the job site?




A. contractor


B. owner


C. subcontractor


D. architect

B. owner

The contract calls for draws on the 15th of each month. For the month of February, what is the latest date the draw application can be submitted?




A. February 4th


B. February 5th


C. February 6th


D. February 7th



B. February 5th

An all risk, builder's risk policy is secured on the property. If an event occurred which resulted in you having to apply for this insurance, who would pay the deductible?




A. Owner


B. Contractor


C. Subcontractor


D. Owner and Contractor

A. Owner

Which of the following contracts is typical of a bid contract?




A. Sliding scale


B. Cost plus a fixed price


C. Guaranteed maximum price


D. Lump sum

D. Lump sum

Which of the following contracts need to be in writing?




A. Lease of property longer than 1 year.


B. Contract to repair front porch of residence in which 10% up front deposit was received.


C. Sale of goods not in excess of $500.


D. Contract to build office building with a 16 month completion schedule.

C. Sale of goods not in excess of $500.