Arranging site access
Of the options provided, the landscape contractor is only wholly responsible for arranging site access for their construction activities. While landscape architects may include language in their plans or contract that state that the contractor is ultimately responsible for confirming that all quantities shown in the plans are accurate, the landscape architect ...
For most offices, employee payroll and benefits are the single greatest expense. While direct project expenses and billables can be considerable financial burdens, they are generally reimbursable or tax-deductible and are generally less costly to a business than payroll expenses.
Construction Document Set
Of the documents listed, only the construction document set would not be considered valid without the signature of the project landscape architect.
Of the items listed above, the project manager would need to track timesheets, expense reports and printing reimbursables. While change orders have cost implications, they are related to the construction budget and construction process and would not be considered an in-office, project-related expense.
Surveyor as Subconsultant
Electrician as Subcontractor
The owner would have a direct contractual relationship with their prime consultant (for design services) and the general contractor (for construction services). Subconsultants and subcontractors enter into contracts with the prime consultant and general contractor, respectively. Thus, a surveyor acting as a subconsultant and ...
General office supplies
Leasing an office space
General office supplies, leasing an office space, in-house printing and new telephones would all be examples of overhead. Overhead is typically understood to be the costs associated with operating and maintaining an office. So, although a design office may need to send payment to a ...
A note to have the contractor refinish the handle to an entry gate
Of the options provided, A note to have the contractor refinish the handle to an entry gate would be MOST appropriate to document on a punch list. Punch list items are generally small in scope because punch lists are created after the notice of substantial completion has been issued. Trees to be installed on site, the ...
Performance specifications provide guidance related to the technical performance of a finished product (ex. the compressive strength of the concrete shall be 3,000 psi). It should be noted that this type of specification omits any information related to finish or general workmanship (which is covered in a design specification).
The existing site conditions may no longer match those shown on the survey
Additional easements or restrictions may have been placed on the property since the survey was last conducted
While all of the options listed could be a problem associated with using an outdated survey, the question asks to identify the MOST problematic issues from this list. While it is important to show ...
Coordinate topographical survey and develop project base map
While all of the answers could be prudent courses of action depending upon the project requirements and any existing information that may already exist about the site, only coordinate topographical survey and develop project base map would be considered directly relevant to (and thus most necessary) the need to draft accurate ...
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