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What are the functions of a schedule?

Goal setting; communication and coordination; monitoring progress; managing unexpected results

What are the different types of schedules?

Project master schedule; design schedule; bid and award (3-5 months); construction schedule (contract) prepared by contractor; construction master schedule (used on projects with multiple bid packages or contracts, to identify interrelationships); as-built schedule (modification of the construction schedule, requires precise documentation)

Basic elements of PM

Scope; cost; time

What are the two types of critical path method diagrams?

Precedence diagramming method, and arrow diagramming method

What are the 5 components of the practice act?

Competence; conflicts of interest; full disclosure; compliance with laws; professional conduct

What are the bidding methods?

Lump sum; unit prices; deductive alternatives (items that can be deducted from original bid at owners request; additive alternative (not included in overall bid; items that may be added at owners request); g-max (guaranteed maximum to deliver project - owner, contractor and designer work together to deliver project); design/build (contractor directly hire design team, and together they seen hired by the owner); multiple prime (owner contracts directly with design and contractors/suppliers; owner is the most responsible party)

Where in the specs are bidding requirements located?

Section 1-general requirements

Where in the specs are bidding requirements located?

Section 1-general requirements

What are the three elements to the bidding requirements?

1. Invitation to bidders (licence requirements, scope of work)

2. Instructions to bidders (location, time and date of the bids; bonding requirements)

3. Bid form (line for base bid; deductive or additive alternate bid; signature of bidder)

What are the bonds which may be required?

1. Bid bond - typically 5-10% of bid amount, guarantees the contractor will agree to the contract if his proposal is accepted

2. Performance bond - guarantees that the work will be performed to protect the owner, 50-100% of bid amount

3. Labour and materials bond - guarantees the contractor will pay for all his bills for labour and materials, 50-100% of bid amount

What information for the contractor is usually included in the general provisions?

Work included in the plans, contractors examination of the premises, interpretation of the contract docs, process and completion of the contract, permits required, contractors responsibility, site safety and protection, payment intervals and billing, indemnity (contractor holding the owner harmless), insurance, beneficial use of construction site, inspections, guarantees

What is the schedule of values?

Same as the bid breakdown- a cost itemization of the various construction phases of a project

What are the different types of progress payments?

By percent (as evaluated in the field by the designated authority), by month, lump sum (at the end of the project), retention (withholding a stated percentage of all payments to cover any claims at the end of a project. If no claims are made within a specified time the retention is paid out to the contractor), post occupancy evaluation (a review of construction 1 month to one year after completion to review and evaluate success)

What is the def'n of construction management

Achieve the architectural program at the lowest beneficial cost to the owner, within a reasonable profit framework for the participants.

What is the def'n of construction management

Achieve the architectural program at the lowest beneficial cost to the owner, within a reasonable profit framework for the participants.

Who carries out the construction management?

Agent of the owner, the owner, delegated to the contractor, the architect, or an independent party, or any combination thereof

Responsibilities of the construction manager

Administer the contract, coordinate with regulatory agencies, maintain project records, evaluate disputes and claims, order changes in the work, negotiate contract modifications, prepare status reports, review monthly payment requests, monitor costs and schedule, interpret technical content of drawings and specs, respond to questions from contractor in a timely manner, don't impede the contractor without good cause, witness startup tests

Except for times that the PM is carrying out construction observation, what are the two types of interaction between the PM and the contractor?

RFI (from contractor) and plan clarification (from PM)

"Equality" for substitutions is considered:

Synonymous in terms of salient features (performance, quality, and other significant and listed characteristics)

Are aesthetic features a legitimate reason to reject a functionally equivalent substitute product?


If adjustments are made to materials and work for any trade, resulting in costly engineering or design services, who bares the cost?


What form can a shop drawing take?

Detailed design calcs, design drawings, fabrication and installation drawings, erection drawings, lists, graphs, operating instructions, catalog sheets, data sheets, samples and similar items

Who are shop drawings submitted to?


Shop drawing review criteria

A - no exceptions taken, no revisions, fabrication can begin

B - make corrections noted, resubmittal not required, fabrication can begin

C - rejected; resubmit, revision req to be submitted, fabrication cannot begin