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Why should an owner ask an architect for advise when choosing a CMc?
- The architect has experience about the process that the owner may not have
- The architect knows the scope of work well because they created the design documents
Why use CMc delivery?
- Unknown scope
What is a GMP and when is it determined?
- GMP is a commitment by the CM-c to build the project for a specified price based on early design documents (end of DD)
- GMP is the sum of the contractors estimate of the cost of work based on the design documents (includes contingencies and contractors fee)
- Determined at the end of the DD
What is the most important reason in choosing a team/consultant?
- Good chemistry / good working relationship
Should the architect be part of the process with the owner when selecting a CMc?
When is the CM-c chosen? And why?
- The CM-c is chosen at the onset of the project (before preliminary design)
- The CM-c chosen early to help in early design process and cost estimating
- A modification to the procurement documents issued for bid
- Used to clarify and answer questions from contractors before they bid on the project
- Issued up until bids are submitted and the owner-contractor agreement is signed
- Amount of money or quantity of materials identified by bidders for work that is not completely defined in the procurement documents
- A portion of the work defined in the procurement documents for which separate pricing is to be identified in bidders' proposals
- The construction cost proposed by a contractor for the full scope of the work, without any bid alternate pricing
- Also known as a labor and materials payment bond, is an amount of money guaranteeing that the contractor will pay subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers for their work
- This protects owners against potential mechanic's liens and construction delays
- A guarantee by an entity which ensures that, should the contractor default during construction, there are suffi cient funds to complete the project
Qualifications-based Selection (QBS)
- Owner selects a contractor solely on the basis of the contractor's qualifications.
Value-based Selection (VBS)
- Owner selects a contractor based on the weighted values of multiple criteria, including construction cost or fee and proposed schedule, as well as qualifications-based criteria such as past experience on similar projects and proposed personnel
In a design-build project, who is responsible for sign off of the certificate of substantial completion?
- The owner
In a design-build or IPD project, who is responsible for reviewing submittals?
- No one will need to review submittals during CA because products will typically be selected before documents are complete and manufacturer info will be included in the model (BIM)
What are 4 variations from the AIA General Conditions that could affect the architect's ability to provide CA services?
- Unreasonably short submittal review time
- Change order execution without the architect's approval
- Excessive site visit requirements
- Deletion of submittal review
When are communications protocols established for CA process?
- In the preconstruction conference
Review construction communication protocols chart p.718
Review relationships of communication
Who has direct communication/contact with the architect?
- Architect's consultants
Who has direct communication/contact with the contractor?
Who has direct communication/contact with the owner?
- Owner's consultants
How should an architect communicate with a sub?
- Through the contractor
How should the owner communicate with the contractor?
- Through the architect
Which party has the authority to give notice to proceed for construction?
- The owner
What are the purpose of site visits?
- To observe the progress and quality of the work, determine its conformance to the design, and report findings to the owner
What 3 elements make up the bidding/procurement documents?
- Project manual
- Contract documents
What are the 3 types of open specifications?
- Descriptive specs
- Performance specs
- Reference specs
What is the fundamental goal of Value Engineering (VE)?
- To achieve the required performance at the lowest cost
What are the units of measurement for each of the following?
- Wood trim
- Wood doors
- Wood floor
- Asphalt paving
- Drywall: square feet
- Concrete: cubic yards
- Wood trim: linear feet
- Wood doors: quantity
- Wood floor: square feet
- Asphalt paving: cubic yards
What is the main purpose for pre-construction meeting?
- To establish administrative procedures (for RFIs, time for reviews, payment forms...etc)
- Define roles and responsibilities using a project authority matrix
Who approves a construction change directive?
Who approves non conforming work?
Who approves a certificate for payment?
Who approves a project completion schedule?
Who approves a submittals?
What are 3 types of meetings that occur during the CA Process?
- Pre-construction Process
- Progress Meetings
- Pre-installation Meeting
Progress Meetings during CA
- Also known as OAC meetings
- Typically occur weekly
- Use action item agenda
- Discuss upcoming schedule
- Meetings that take place on site before a specific system or product is installed
What document indicates which systems or products need a pre-installation meeting?
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