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Terms in this set (47)
Contract drawings that have been marked up to reflect any changes to a project during a construction.
offer of a proposal or price.
written documents issued by the appropriate government authority permitting the construction of a specific project in accordance with the drawings and specifications that the authority has approved.
Certificate of Occupancy
documents issued by the appropriate government agency, stating that the building or property meets local standard of occupancy and is in compliance with public health and building codes.
written documents between and signed by the owner and contractor authorizing a change of work, or adjustment in the contract sum or length of time.
Intensive design process for solving architectural problems quickly.
Direct contractor cost for labor, materials, equipment and services as well as overhead and profit.
organization and direction of the labor force, materials and equipment to build the project as designed by the architect.
Construction Management Contract
written agreement giving responsibility for project planning and accomplishment and overall project planning, design and construction to a construction management firm or individual, called the construction manager (CM).
hired by the owner or the architect to provide information and to advice the project in the area of his or her expertise.
contractual duties and responsibilities of the architect and engineer during a project's construction.
Contract Over (or under) run
Difference between the original contract price and final completed cost, including all change order adjustments.
licensed individual or company that agrees and perform the work as specified, with the appropriate labor, equipment, and materials.
Date of substantial completion
date certified by the architect when the work is to be completed.
arrangement wherein a contractor bids or negotiates to provide design and construction services for the entire project.
calculation of the amount of material, labor and equipment needed to complete a given project.
method of construction management in which construction work begins before completion of the construction documents, resulting in continuous design-construction situation.
moveable fixtures, furniture or equipment that do not require permanent connection to the structure or utilities of the building.
written order calling for a clarification or minor change in the construction work and not involving any adjustment to the terms of contract.
licensed individual or company with prime responsibility of the work.
expenses that are not chargeable to a specific project or task, such as overhead.
National Institute of Building Sciences.
written contract between the architect and the client for professional architecture services.
central idea governing and organizing a work of architecture, from the French word, "partir," to depart with the intention of going somewhere.
desired list of spaces, rooms, and elements as well as their sizes, for use in designing a building.
line diagrams showing proposed and actual starting completion time in a project.
All cost for a specific project, including those for land, professionals, construction, finishing, fixtures, equipment, financing and any other project related expenses.
Written list of names and addresses of all parties involved in a project including the owner, architect, engineer, and contractor.
qualified individual or firm authorized by the owner to be responsible for coordinating time, equipment, money, task and people for all portions of the project.
detailed written specifications describing acceptable construction materials and methods.
Request for Information (RFI)
written request from a contractor to the owner or architect for clarification of the contract documents.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Written request to a contractor, architect, or subcontractor for an estimate or cost proposal.
plan for performing work; also a chart or table within the drawing set
chart, diagram or outline of a system being proposed
Scope of work
written range of view or action for a specific project.
drawings, diagrams, schedules and other data specially prepared by the contractor or subcontractor, manufacturer, supplier or distributor, to illustrate some portions of the work being done.
location of a structure or group of structure.
expenses in addition to the direct construction cost, including architectural and engineering fees, permits, legal and financing fees, construction interest and operating expenses, leasing and real estate commissions, advertising and promotion and supervision.
Standard of Professional Practice
listing of minimum acceptable ethical principals and practices adopted by qualified and recognized professional organizations to guide their members in the conduct of specific professional practice.
load bearing assembly of beams and columns on a foundation.
specialized contractor who is subordinate to the prime or main contractor.
proposed replacement or alternate for a material or process of equivalent cost and quality.
Interior improvements after the building envelope is complete
Time and Materials (T&M)
written agreement wherein payment is based on actual cost for labour, equipment, materials, and services rendered, in addition to overhead.
Process of analyzing the cost versus the value of alternative materials, equipment, and systems, usually in the interest of achieving the lowest total costs for a project.
restrictions of areas or regions of land within specific areas based on permitted building size, character and uses as established by governing urban authorities
document issued by a governing urban authority that permits land to be used for a specific purpose.