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AIA 201 – General Co

GC Exam-AIA 201 – General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

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What documents constitute the contract documents? The agreement, conditions of the contract, drawings, specifications, addenda, other documents listed in the agreement and modifications issued after the execution of the contract
Do the contract documents create a contractual relationship between the contractor and the architect? No
The specifications consist of? the written requirements for materials, equipment, systems, standards and workmanship fro the work, and performance of related services.
The initial decision maker? The person identified to render initial decisions on claims and to certify termination of the agreement
Who owns the drawings, specifications, and rights to them? The Architect
The architects instruments of service for which they retain all rights to are the? Drawings and specifications
How many days after written request does the owner have to furnish the contractor necessary and relevant information to enforce mechanics lien rights? 15 days
Upon receipt of written notice the if contractor defaults or neglects to carry out the work specified in the contract documents within _____ days the owner may without prejudice us to other remedies correct such deficiencies? 10 Days
The contractor is responsible to whom for the actions and omission of all of his employees, subcontractor, subcontractor employees, agents and other entities performing work on the contractors behalf? The Owner
How many days does the contractor have to inform the Owner and Architect of unknown or subsurface conditions that differ materially from the information in the contract documents or would be normally expected for the jobsite? 21 Days
Cost Allowances in the contract shall include? material and equipment delivered to the site, all required taxes, less applicable trade discounts
Costs included in the contract sum but not in the allowances include? cost for unloading and handling at the site, labor, installation costs, overhead, profit and other expenses for stated allowance amounts but not in the allowances
After award of the contract whom shall the contractor promptly submit a schedule to for approval? The Architect
Are shop drawings, product data, and similar submittals considered to be part of the contract documents? No: shop drawings, product data, and similar submittals are not considered part of the contract documents
When may work that requires the submission of shop drawings, product data, samples or similar submittals be preformed? Only after the submittals have been approved by the Architect
The contractor shall confine operations at the site to areas permitted by applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations, and lawful orders of public authorities, and the contract documents and shall not unreasonably encumber the site The contractor shall confine operations at the site to areas permitted by applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations, and lawful orders of public authorities, and the contract documents and shall not unreasonably encumber the sit
Will the Architect be required to make exhaustive or continuous on-site inspections to check the quality or quantity of the work? No
Does the Architect have the authority to reject any work that he does not feels does not comply with the contract documents? Yes
Can the Architect reject payment requests for portions of the work that he feels has not been completed? Yes
Who prepares change orders, construction change directives and authorizes minor changes in work? The Architect
Who has the final decision on matters of esthetic affect? The Architect
How many days does the Owner or Architect have to reply in writing for more time to formulate a decision or to any reasonable objections to persons or entity’s that the contractor has chosen to perform work or provide products for the project? 14 Days
If the Owner of Architect does not respond within 14 days with a request for more time for additional review or an explanation of reasonable rejections to persons or entities the contractor wishes to use for products and or services for the contract what happens?
A change order is based upon an agreement among? The owner, Architect and contractor
Does a construction change directive require the approval of the contractor? No
A construction change directive constitutes an agreement among? the owner and Architect
May orders for minor changes in work be issued by the Architect alone? Yes
A change order is an agreement between the Owner, Architect and contractor stating their agreement on the following? Change in the work, adjustment if any to the contract sum, and adjustment if any to the contract time
Who writes the construction change directive? The Architect
What does a construction change directive accomplish? A construction change directive will direct a change in the work prior to the agreement on adjustment, if any, to the contract sum, contract time or both
What methods for adjustment of the contract sum may the construction change directive be based on? Mutually accepted lump sum, Unit prices, a mutually acceptable fixed of percentage fee
Must the contractor abide by the construction change directive? The contractor must promptly proceed with the work as described in the construction change directive
What happen to a construction change directive that is signed by the contractor? A construction change directive that is signed by the contractor becomes and is recorded as a change order
What happens is the contractor does not respond promptly to or disagrees with the methods for adjustment in the contract sum in the construction change directive? The Architect shall determine the method of adjustment based on the reasonable expenditures and savings of those performing the work
Costs attributable construction change directive include? Labor, federal wage taxes, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, and the rental cost of equipment weather rented from the contractors or others
May the cost of hand tools be recouped in the construction change directive? No, the cost of hand tools may not be added to the reasonable expenditures of the construction change directive
May the Architect order minor changes in the work that do not involve an adjustment in contract sum or an extension time? Yes
A “day” means? A “day” is calendar day unless otherwise stated in the contract documents
What must the contractor submit to the Architect before the first application for payment? Schedule of Values
At least how many days before the date established for each progress payment must the contractor submit the application for payment to the Architect? At least 10 days before the date established for each progress payment
What must the application for payment be based on? The Schedule of Values
How many days does the Architect have to submit the contractors application for payment to the owner? Seven days
What does the Architect issue to the owner and contractor after approving the application for payment? A Certificate for Payment for such amount the Architect determines is properly due
How many days does the Architect have to issue the contractor a written explanation for his reasons for withholding payment? Seven days
Under what circumstances may the Architect withhold a certificate for payment? An Architect may withhold a certificate for payment in part or in whole to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the owner
How many days after receiving payment from the owner does the contractor have to pay the subcontractor the amount to which he is entitled? Seven days
If the Architect through no fault of the contractor does not within seven days after receipt of application for payment issue a certificate of payment OR the owner does not pay the contractor within seven days of the date established in the contract docum If the Architect through no fault of the contractor does not within seven days after receipt of application for payment issue a certificate of payment OR the owner does not pay the contractor within seven days of the date established in the contract docum
Substantial Completion: The stage in the progress of the work when the work or the designed portion thereof is sufficiently complete in accordance with the contract documents so that the owner can occupy or utilize the work for its intended use
Upon recognizing hazardous materials on the jobsite the contractor shall: The contractor shall immediately stop work in the affected area and notify the Architect that hazardous materials have been encountered
In an emergency affecting safety of persons or property the contractor shall: Act
Claim insurance must be purchased from companies that are? authorized to do business in the jurisdiction in which the project is located
Insurance shall be purchased from companies lawfully authorized to do business in which the project is located deigned to? Protect the contractor from claims
Who’s responsibility is it to purchase builders risk insurance? The owner shall purchase builders risk insurance
If work is covered contrary to the architect’s request or requirements specifically called out in the contract documents and the architect request to see the work in writing who is responsible for the expense of uncovering and replacing the work? The Contractor
If work is covered contrary to the architect’s request or requirements specifically called out in the contract documents and the architect request to see the work in writing will any time extension be given? No
Must the contractor uncover work that the architect wishes to see even if it was properly covered up in accordance with the contract documents if the architect requests it in writing? Yes
If the contractor uncovers work that the architect wishes to see even if it was properly covered up in accordance with the contract documents if and the architect requests it in writing may the contractor be entitled to compensation in contract sum and ti Only if the work that is uncovered is in accordance with the contract documents
Who is responsible for the cost of uncovering work that was properly covered up, uncovered at the written request of the architect and found to be in compliance with the contract documents? the Owner is responsible for the architects decision
Upon written notice from the Owner any work found to be not incompliance with the contract documents shall be promptly corrected by the contractor up to ____ after the date of substantial completion One year
Corrected work after substantial completion has an extended warranty equal to that of? A period of time equal to that of the period of time between substantial completion and the time the work was actually completed
May the owner accept work that is not in compliance with the contract documents? Yes
Testing will be performed by? An independent laboratory shall performing testing
Who is finically responsible for the testing required by the contract documents? The Contractor
Who is financially responsible for additional testing determined to be necessary by the owner or architect? The Owner
The Owner and Contractor shall commence all claims after the date of substantial completion within a period of not more that? 10 Years
The contractor may terminate the contract if through no fault of the contractor or his agents work has been stopped for a period of 30 consecutive days due to? A court order, an act of government, the architect has not issued a certificate of paymentor the owner has failed to produce reasonable evidence of his ability to pay for the work as in section 2.2.1
The owner may terminate the contract if? If the contractor fails to supply enough properly skilled worker, proper material, fails to pay subcontractors, repeatedly disregards applicable laws and regulations or otherwise is guilty of substantial breach of a provision of the contract documents
May the owner terminate the contract for the owners convenience and without cause? Yes
Upon written notice of termination for owners convenience the contractor shall? Cease operations, take all actions necessary for the preservation of work, terminate all existing subcontracts and purchase orders from the effective date of the termination and enter into no further subcontracts or purchase orders
In case of termination for owners convenience the contractor is entitled to? Payment for work executed, costs incurred for reason of such termination, reasonable overhead and profit for work not completed
Who must receive a written copy of a claim? The owner, contractor and the initial decision maker
Notice for claim to the owner must be provided to the owner? Prior to proceeding to execute the work unless it is relating to an emergency endangering life or property
The initial decision maker will take action within ____ after receiving a claim? 10 days
Within ____ days after receiving the initial decision either party may demand that the other party file for meditation within ___ days of the decision? 30 days and 60 days
After how many days after the initial decision may either party demand that the other party file for mediation? 60 Days
Who will be responsible for mediators fees and filing fees? They will be shared equally
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