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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Architect

    • B. 

      The Owner

    • C. 

      The Contractor

    • D. 

      The Building Department

  • 2. 
    Which of the following methods and materials requires the shortest construction time?
    • A. 

      Cast in Place Concrete

    • B. 

      Precast Concrete

    • C. 

      Reinforced Brick Masonry

    • D. 

      Reinforced hollow unit masonry

  • 3. 
    An architect is hired to renovate a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Is the building requires to have an elevator complying with American with Disabilities Acts (ADA) regulations. 
    • A. 

      Yes, if the building is more than two stories

    • B. 

      Yes, Unless compliance with the requirements would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building.

    • C. 

      No, historic buildings are exempt from ADA requirements

    • D. 

      Yes, but only if the building already contains an elevator

  • 4. 
    The working drawing for a project show lateral bracing of the suspended ceiling for earthquake resistance. Although the architect did not inspect the ceiling construction before it was covered up, he suspects that the lateral bracing was not properly installed. The building inspector has not noted any violations. What should the architect do?
    • A. 

      Nothing, because no violations have been noted by the inspector, and the architect has no evidence that the construction is not in conformance with the contract documents

    • B. 

      Prepare a change order requiring the contractor to uncover the ceiling for the architect's inspection

    • C. 

      Request the contractor to uncover the ceiling for the architect's inspection

    • D. 

      Ask the owner to direct the contractor to uncover the ceiling, because the architect lacks such authority himself.

  • 5. 
    Is a speech isolation rating given to building materials and assemblies
  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Schematic Design

    • B. 

      Design Development

    • C. 

      Construction Documents

    • D. 

      Change in Services

  • 7. 
    The juristiction where a project is proposed to be built requires that all parking lot light poles be limited to 25 feet in height. In order to best ensure that this regulations is met, the architect should
    • A. 

      Inform the electrical engineer of the regulation and verify that appropriate poles are specified in the contract documents

    • B. 

      Notify the owner of the regulation

    • C. 

      Notify the contractor of the regulation as the light poles are being installed

    • D. 

      Notify the contractor of the regulation before construction has begun

  • 8. 
    Select the INCORRECT statement about life cycle costs
    • A. 

      High quality products usually have a greater long-term cost than products of lower quality

    • B. 

      Construction costs represent about 15 percent of the long-term cost of a project

    • C. 

      Financing costs may be decreased when a fast-track procedure is used.

    • D. 

      Life Cycle costs include the costs of replacement and renovation

  • 9. 
    In addition to vertical loads, building structures must also be designed to resist which of the following
    • A. 

      Wind Loads

    • B. 

      Seismic Forces

    • C. 

      Hydrostatic Pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The phrase "Sick Building Syndrome" is used primarily to describe poor indoor air quality (IAQ). This phenomenon can result fromI. inadequate ventilationII. off-gassing from fabrics and coatingIII. tabacoo smokeIV. wind
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and IV

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 11. 
    Sustainable design projects seeking LEED certification require more stringent architectural supervision. Which of the following tasks would most likely require the GREATEST additional attention to ensure that original design standards are met?
    • A. 

      Review of product substitutions

    • B. 

      Processing Application for payment

    • C. 

      Review of Shop Drawings

    • D. 

      Preparation of a punchlist

  • 12. 
    Which of following is a consultant that might be employed in a sustainable design project?I. Wetland EngineerII. Energy CommissionerIII. Landscape ArchitectIV. Energy Modeling Engineer
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The owners of a new office building have indicated they wish to have their building LEED certified. What effect might this decision have on the cost of design services?
    • A. 

      The architect's fees will increase, but those consultants will remain the same

    • B. 

      The architect's fees will remain the same, but the those of consultants will increase

    • C. 

      Both the architect's and consultant's fess will increase

    • D. 

      There will be no change in the cost of design services

  • 14. 
    After the construction documents phase for a project has been completed, the owner decides to use geothermal energy as an alternative energy sources. Which of the following parties would be entitled to additional compensation as result of this decision? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      The architect

    • B. 

      The structural engineer

    • C. 

      The mechanical engineer

    • D. 

      The landscape architect

  • 15. 
    The provisions that describes the rights, responsibilities, and relations of the parties to the construction contract are called the 
    • A. 

      Standard conditions

    • B. 

      General conditions

    • C. 

      Special Conditions

    • D. 

      Supplementary Conditions

  • 16. 
    An open proprietary specification allows the substitution of approved equal products for those specified. In the regard, which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      The product must be identical to the one specified

    • B. 

      The product must match the quality and performance of the one specified, as determined by the architect

    • C. 

      The product must be one of the products named in the specifications.

    • D. 

      Open proprietary specifications are not usually permitted on publicly-funds projects

  • 17. 
    All tests and inspections required for these specifications will be performed by a person or testing laboratory employed by the contractor withe the prior approval of the architect. The statement above should be in which of the following documents?
    • A. 

      Instruction to bidders

    • B. 

      Supplementary Conditions

    • C. 

      General Conditions

    • D. 

      Special Conditions

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the contract documents?
    • A. 

      General Conditions

    • B. 

      Owner-Contractor Agreement

    • C. 

      Drawings and specifications

    • D. 

      Instruction to bidders

  • 19. 
    Which of the following documents are contained in a typical project manual?I. The bid formII. The instruction to biddersIII. The general conditionsIV. The specificationsV. The working drawings
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      III & IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III & IV

    • D. 

      I, II, IV, and V

  • 20. 
    While construction drawings define physical relationships between materials and building systems, specifications define all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Quality

    • B. 

      Methods

    • C. 

      Dimensions

    • D. 

      Installation techniques

  • 21. 
    The CSI Masterformats is divided into all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Chapters

    • B. 

      Sections

    • C. 

      Parts

    • D. 

      Divisions

  • 22. 
    A drawing showing the layout of a ceiling surface including light fixtures, HVAC devices, and sprinkler heads is called a
  • 23. 
    Which party is responsible for determining whether a completed assembly meets the design intent of the contract documents?
    • A. 

      Contractor

    • B. 

      Building Department

    • C. 

      Architect

    • D. 

      Owner

  • 24. 
    In striving to prepare construction documents which are as complete and clear as possible, the best practices is to
    • A. 

      Show complete information in all details

    • B. 

      Show complete information in one location and provide references to that location throughout the drawings

    • C. 

      Draw no details but refer to manufacturer's product data

    • D. 

      Do none of the above

  • 25. 
    The term "approval equal" is commonly found in which of the following types of specifications?
    • A. 

      Open proprietary specification

    • B. 

      Closed Proprietary specification

    • C. 

      Performance specifications

    • D. 

      Descriptive specification

  • 26. 
    During the schematic design phase, the architect determines that the budget for a project is inadequate. What is his best course of action?
    • A. 

      Reduce the quality of the building's materials and systems

    • B. 

      Reduce the scope of the project

    • C. 

      Notify the owner and lender and temporarily suspend work on the project until they reach a decision

    • D. 

      Review the program with the owner to determine where cost savings should be made

  • 27. 
    An owner intends to purchase a site and construct an office building with an attached parking structure, and he informs the architect that his budget for the entire project is $18,000,000. The owner subsequently located a suitable site and enters into negotiations to purchase the site for $4,000,000. Based on the owner's program, the architect estimates the cost of the construction as follows:Site and utility development $500,000Office structure $10,500,000Parking Structure $1,000,000Furnishing and Equipment $1,000,000Total $13,000,000 On the basis of this estimate, the architect should advise the owner that I. the project is within the limits of the budgetII. the owner should reduce the scope and/or quality of the projectIII. the owner should increase the budget
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      III only

    • D. 

      II and III

  • 28. 
    Which of the following components of life-cycle costs for a building are NOT within the architect's direct control?
    • A. 

      Operational costs

    • B. 

      Taxes and financing

    • C. 

      Maintenance costs

    • D. 

      Replacement costs

  • 29. 
    Methods employed by architects for estimating the cost of construction include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Area and volume estimates

    • B. 

      Subsystem estimates

    • C. 

      Cost per unit

    • D. 

      Quality and cost method

  • 30. 
    Which of the following may affect the cost of construction?I. Legal and administrative requirementsII. Complexity of the projectIII. Construction materials and methodsIV. Location of the projectV. Construction Schedule
    • A. 

      II, III, and IV

    • B. 

      I, II, and V

    • C. 

      I, II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 31. 
    Which of the following are part of the contract documents? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Specifications

    • B. 

      Drawings

    • C. 

      Addenda

    • D. 

      Shop drawings

  • 32. 
    The traditional method of insuring quality by carefully checking documents before they are distributed to the owner or contractor is called
    • A. 

      Due dilligence

    • B. 

      Quality control

    • C. 

      Project coodination

    • D. 

      Quality assurance

  • 33. 
    Which of the following construction items is Most likely to be shop fabricated?
    • A. 

      Light fixtures

    • B. 

      HVAC ductwork

    • C. 

      Plumbing fixtures

    • D. 

      Concrete

  • 34. 
    All of the following statements concerning the scheduling of construction work are correct, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The contractor is responsible for scheduling the construction trades and the sequence of work

    • B. 

      CPM schedule are superior to bar charts because they show relationships between activities, not just duration and sequences

    • C. 

      The architect generally establishes the requirements for the construction schedule

    • D. 

      In a CPM diagram, the path with the shortest required time is the critical path

  • 35. 
    Plumbing floor plan drawings show all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Supply piping

    • B. 

      Public water lines

    • C. 

      Fixtures

    • D. 

      Sanitary piping

  • 36. 
    The architect determines during a site visit that the project is behind schedule. The architect should
    • A. 

      Advise the owner

    • B. 

      Advise the building department

    • C. 

      Revise the construction schedule

    • D. 

      Instruct the contractor to work overtime

  • 37. 
    Which of the following drawing requires the GREATEST level of coordination between architect and consultants?
    • A. 

      Floor Plans

    • B. 

      Exterior elevations

    • C. 

      Reflected Ceiling Plan

    • D. 

      Wall sections and details

  • 38. 
    Which of the following architectural services would NOT normally be considered basic services? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Programming the requirements of the project

    • B. 

      Providing comparatives studies of prospective sites

    • C. 

      Providing a preliminary estimates of construction costs

    • D. 

      Assisting the owner in obtaining negotiated proposals

    • E. 

      Providing services for planning rental spaces

  • 39. 
    During construction of a project, an electrician employed by the electrical subcontractor accidentally damages an existing piece of electrical equipment. Who is responsible to the owner for the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged equipment?
    • A. 

      The electrican

    • B. 

      The electrical subcontractor

    • C. 

      The surety

    • D. 

      The contractor

  • 40. 
    When should money retained by the owner be paid to the contractor?
    • A. 

      At final completion

    • B. 

      At substantial completion

    • C. 

      When the architect determines that retainage is no longer need for the owner's protection

    • D. 

      As called for in the owner-contractor agreement and if the contractor's surety consents

  • 41. 
    The specifications for a project call for the use of copper wire, and an escalation clause provides that any increase in the price of copper is to be passed onto the owner. The contractor informs the architect and owner that there has been a large increase in the price of copper since the contract date, and he proposes to use aluminum wire instead of copper. What action should the architect take?
    • A. 

      Permit the substitution of aluminum wire if it has equal or greater current capacity and voltage drop, with any cost saving to be credited to the owner

    • B. 

      Permit the substitution of aluminum wire if it has equal or greater current carrying capacity and equal or less voltage drop, with any cost saving to be credited to the owner

    • C. 

      Require the contractor to install the specified copper wire regardless of the cost of copper

    • D. 

      Confirm that the aluminum wire has equal or greater current carrying capacity and equal or less voltage drop, then prepare a change order reflecting any change in contract sum to the owner for approval

  • 42. 
    Halfway through construction of a shopping mall, the contractor removes his workers from the project and refuses to continue work because of financial problems. Which of the following guarantees that the work will be completed?
    • A. 

      Labor and Material payment bond

    • B. 

      Bid Bond

    • C. 

      Liquidated Damages clause

    • D. 

      Performance Bond

  • 43. 
    Six months after completion and acceptance of a building, leakage during a rainstorm causes staining of the ceiling. It is determines that the flashing was not installed in accordance with the drawings and specifications. What should the owner do?
    • A. 

      Ask the subcontractor who installed the flashing to correct the work at no cost to the owner

    • B. 

      Ask the general contractor to correct the work at no cost to the owner

    • C. 

      Hire a new contractor to remedy the situation and charge the owner

    • D. 

      Hire a new contractor to remedy the situation and charge the original contractor's insurance company

  • 44. 
    During construction of a project, a portion of the foundation of an adjacent building becomes undermined. Under these circumstances, what should the contractor do?
    • A. 

      Immediately contact the architect for instructions

    • B. 

      Act at his or her own discretion, but only if people are likely to be injured

    • C. 

      Act at his or her owner discretion to prevent threatened damage, injury or loss

    • D. 

      Immediately contact the building official

  • 45. 
    Within seven days after receipt of the contractor's application for payment, the architect must do which of the following?I. Issue a certificate for payment to the ownerII. Notify the contractor and owner of the architect's reasons for withholding a certificate for paymentIII. Prepare a schedule of valueIV. Notify the surety that the architect has received an application for payment
    • A. 

      I and IV

    • B. 

      I or II

    • C. 

      III & IV

    • D. 

      I, III and IV

  • 46. 
    Statements or drawings which modify the basic contract documents after they have been issued to the bidders, but prior to taking of bids, are known as 
  • 47. 
    During construction of a corporate headquarters building for an insurance company, two of the company's department merge, necessitating a change in the floor plans and related drawings. Which of the following is the best procedures for the architect to follow to effect this change?
    • A. 

      Issue a construction change directive if the change in the work, the contract sum, and the contract time are agreed to by the owner, contractor and architect

    • B. 

      Issue a field order signed by the owner, contractor and architect

    • C. 

      Issue a change order if the change in the work, the contract sum, and the contract time are agreed to by the owner, architect, and contractor

    • D. 

      Order the contractor to proceed with the change and negotiate any adjustment in the contract sum or contract time later

  • 48. 
    In an effort to save money during a project, the owner elects to use a brick which is less expensive than the one originally specified. The contractor determines that the new brick is out of production and unavailable. In order to avoid delays
    • A. 

      The architect should take responsibility for locating a brick which is in production

    • B. 

      The owner should furnish the brick for installation by the contractor

    • C. 

      The architect should advise the owner to select a substitute that is available

    • D. 

      The contractor should be instructed to locate the substituted brick at any cost

  • 49. 
    Which of the following would not be considered to be a part of the construction contract documents?I. General and supplementary conditionsII. Invitation to bidIII. Instructions to biddersIV. AddendaV. Change orders
    • A. 

      I, III, IV

    • B. 

      II, III, V

    • C. 

      II and III

    • D. 

      III and IV

  • 50. 
    When a project is based on the cost of the work plus a fee, the owner generally has a contract with which parties? Check all that apply
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      General contractor

    • C. 

      Subcontractor

    • D. 

      Engineering consultants

  • 51. 
    The schedule of values is a statement reflecting the amounts to be alloted for the principal divisions of the work. Who prepares and submits the schedule of values?
    • A. 

      The contractor submits the schedule of values to the architect

    • B. 

      The architect submits the schedule of value to the contractor

    • C. 

      The owner submits the schedule of values to the contractor

    • D. 

      The contractor submits the schedule of values to the owner

  • 52. 
    A bidder on a project proposes to substitute a different roofing system than the one specified. He claims that the substitute roofing is equal to the specified roofing, but less expensive. In this regard, which of the following statement is correct?I. The bidder proposing the substitution must submit technical documentation to the architect for review and evaluation. II. The architect may notify all bidders orally if the substitution is acceptableIII. The bidder may base his bid on the substitute roofing, but must guarantee its performanceIV. If the substitution is acceptable, an addendum is issued to all bidders by the architect
    • A. 

      I and IV

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      IV only

  • 53. 
    Select the correct statement about unit prices.
    • A. 

      Unit prices for added work must be the same as for deleted work

    • B. 

      Unit prices are stated in the bid

    • C. 

      Unit prices are the same as alternates

    • D. 

      Unit prices are used whenever the contractor submits an application for payment

  • 54. 
    A change order must be approved by all of the following EXCEPT the 
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Owner

    • C. 

      Building department

    • D. 

      Contractor

  • 55. 
    Prior to the placing of concrete for footings, you observe that the footing excavation is frozen. What is the best procedures to follow?
    • A. 

      Place the concrete on the frozen ground

    • B. 

      Provide a temporary heated enclosure for the excavation and then place the concrete

    • C. 

      Thaw the frozen ground by steaming

    • D. 

      Excavate the frozen ground and place the concrete against earth which is not frozen

  • 56. 
    Activities over and above normal architectural and engineering services, conducted during the pre-design, design, and construction phases, that contribute to the control time and cost is know as
    • A. 

      Construction administration

    • B. 

      Construction management

    • C. 

      Fast-track schedueling

    • D. 

      Coordination

  • 57. 
    When must a performance bond be delivered to the owner?
    • A. 

      Within 21 days of the contract award

    • B. 

      Within 21 days following the commencement of work

    • C. 

      Prior to the commencement of work

    • D. 

      Upon execution of the contract

  • 58. 
    A change order may include all of the following EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Time extension

    • B. 

      Labor costs

    • C. 

      Material costs

    • D. 

      Design and engineering fees

  • 59. 
    To expedite construction, the ceiling subcontractor installs a portion of the suspended ceiling prior to the building department's above ceiling HVAC inspection. The building inspector subsequently requests that the ceiling be removed in order to facilitate his inspection. Who must pay the cost of removing and reinstalling the ceiling?
    • A. 

      The building inspector

    • B. 

      The ceiling subcontractor

    • C. 

      The contractor

    • D. 

      The owner

  • 60. 
    In order to obtain the best price for a small project, the owner and the architect should solicit bids from
    • A. 

      Two of the best known contractors

    • B. 

      The three largest general contractors

    • C. 

      All contractor within a ten miles radius of the project site

    • D. 

      Three to five of the most competitive contractors

  • 61. 
    The standard AIA Owner-Architect agreement (B141) requires which party to interpret the drawings and specifications and make decisions on matters in question between the owner and contractor?
    • A. 

      Owner's Representative

    • B. 

      Mediator

    • C. 

      Arbitrator

    • D. 

      Architect

  • 62. 
    The contractor is entitled to payment of the entire contract sum upon 
  • 63. 
    The owner generally maintains all of the following types of insurance, EXCEPT
    • A. 

      All-risk insurance

    • B. 

      Property insurance

    • C. 

      Worker's compensation insurance

    • D. 

      Loss of use insurance

  • 64. 
    Under the terms of the AIA general condition construction manager-Adviser edition (Document A201/Cma), in what order are shop drawings reviewed?
    • A. 

      Construction manager, contractor, architect

    • B. 

      Construction manager, architect, contractor

    • C. 

      Contractor, construction manager, architect

    • D. 

      Contractor, architect, construction manager

  • 65. 
    If a contractor does not pay subcontractors or suppliers, which of the following protects the owner?
    • A. 

      Labor and material payment bond

    • B. 

      Performance bond

    • C. 

      Completion Bond

    • D. 

      Builder's risk insurance

  • 66. 
    The instrument by which one relinquishes a lien right against the property of another is called a
    • A. 

      Mechanic's Liens

    • B. 

      Release of Lien

    • C. 

      Lien affidavit

    • D. 

      Statutory Lien

  • 67. 
    During the production of working drawings for a project, the client has financial problems that preclude further payment to the architect on account of his or her architectural fee. Under the standard agreement between architect and owner, what recourse does the architect have?
    • A. 

      The architect may withhold further services until he or she is paid

    • B. 

      The architect may increase the interest rate on unpaid amounts

    • C. 

      The architect may terminate the agreement

    • D. 

      The architect may transfer his or her interest in the agreement to another architect.

  • 68. 
    A contractor submits the low bid on a project, which is accepted by the owner. However, the contractor refuses to sign the owner-contractor agreement until the owner provides reasonable evidence to the contractor that financial arrangement have been made to fulfill the owner's obligations under the contract. In this situation, what would be the most appropriate response by the owner?
    • A. 

      Provide the evidence requested by the contractor

    • B. 

      Refuse the contractor's request, because financial information of this kind is confidential

    • C. 

      Arrange for the surety that issued the performance bond to perform the work

    • D. 

      Notify the issuer of the bid bond, who is liable for any extra costs incurred by the owner to enter into a contract with a different contractor

  • 69. 
    The principal reason that standard AIA documents should be used by architects in all contractual relationships is that
    • A. 

      The construction industry is accustomed to their use and acquainted with their provisions

    • B. 

      They have been developed over the years to protect the interest of architects

    • C. 

      Their language is more precise than customized documents

    • D. 

      Their use benefits the entire architectural profession

  • 70. 
    You are the architect for a fast-food restaurant which has been completed and for which you have been paid. The owner informs you that he intends to reuse the plans and specifications for an identical restaurant on a different site. What would be an appropriate response on your part?I. Allow the owner to reuse the documents provided you and he agree on your appropriate compensation and sign an agreement to that effectII. No response necessary because the owner has the right to reuse the document according to the AIA Owner-Architect agreementIII. Inform the owner that the documents are instruments of services for use on the original project only and may not be used on any other project.IV. Inform the owner the according to the AIA Owner-Architect agreement, you are entitled to a fee of 50 percent of the original fee for each reuse of the documents
    • A. 

      II Only

    • B. 

      I or III

    • C. 

      I Only

    • D. 

      III or IV

  • 71. 
    An architect contracts with a structural engineer to provide structural engineering services for a project. Who is responsible to the owner for the adequacy of the structural system?
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Structural Engineer

    • C. 

      The architect and the structural engineer jointly

    • D. 

      The contractor

  • 72. 
    You are the architect for an auditorium facility, which contains an underground concrete utility trench. The contractor asks you to provide him with shoring details for the earth excavation required to construct the trench. What should be your response?
    • A. 

      Comply with the contractor's request

    • B. 

      Advise the contractor that your mechanical engineering consultant is response for the shoring

    • C. 

      Refer the contractor to the local public works department, which is responsible for all underground construction

    • D. 

      Inform the contractor that he is solely responsible for the construction methods

  • 73. 
    On a project, the contractor's superintendent and the architect notice that the scaffolding is wobbly and may be unsafe. What is the best course of action?
    • A. 

      The architect should instruct the superintendent on how to strength the scaffolding

    • B. 

      The superintendent should contact the nearest OSHA office for instructions

    • C. 

      The subcontractor who installed the scaffolding should determine if it is safe

    • D. 

      The superintendent should not allow the scaffolding to be used until it has been made safe

  • 74. 
    You are the architect for a hotel project which has been completed and for which you have been completed and for which you have been paid in full. The owner informs you that he is so gratified with the plans and specifications that he intends to reuse them for an identical facility on a different site. What should be your response?
    • A. 

      Thank the owner and allow him to reuse the documents, since he legally has the right anyway

    • B. 

      Bill the owner for 50% of the original fee, in accordance with the General Conditions

    • C. 

      Submit the case for arbitration to determine whether the owner may reuse the documents

    • D. 

      Inform the owner that the documents are your property and may not be used on any other project

  • 75. 
    Six months after completion of a project, the owner notifies the architect that the cooling cycle of the air conditioning system unable to cope with the heat gain in the building, resulting in temperatures above the comfort zone. Upon careful investigation, the architect's mechanical engineering consultant determines that the mechanical subcontractor did not install the air handling units in accordance withe drawings and specifications. Which is the most likely course of action the architect would follow?
    • A. 

      Advise the owner to submit a written notice to the general contractor asking him to make the necessary correction to the work

    • B. 

      Try to work with his consultant to find a means to modify the system in order to provide the necessary cooling

    • C. 

      Sue the mechanical engineering consultant for lack of supervision on the job

    • D. 

      Recommend that the owner seek the funds from the general contractor to make the necessary changes to the system

  • 76. 
    Select the statement which most closely describes the purpose of state lien laws.
    • A. 

      They assure payment of all bills owed by the general contractor

    • B. 

      The provide a means of filing a claim against the owner and his property for personal injury to workmen

    • C. 

      They are for the express purpose of insuring successful completion of the project should the contractor or subcontractor default during construction

    • D. 

      They prevent the owner from withholding payment of the contractor's retainage for more than 35 days after substantial completion

  • 77. 
    An elevation symbol indicated on a grading plan and identifying the proposed elevation at a single location is called a
  • 78. 
    The bid result indicate that the low bidder for the construction of a science wing at a public college is appro, 25% lower than the next lowest bid. The apparently successful bidder reviews his calculations and sub-bid and informs the owner that he has made a number of substantial errors requiring him to withdraw his bid. Which of the following courses of action are open to the architect?I. Reject all bid, readvertise, and rebid the projectII. Recommend the low bidder forfeit the bid bondIII. Increase the amount of the contract by a percentage of the amount of the low bidder's errorIV. Award the contract to the next lowest bidderV. Negotitate a contract with the next lowest bidder from an amount less than his bid
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      III Only

    • C. 

      II and IV Only

    • D. 

      II and V Only

  • 79. 
    During the course of construction, temporary framework erected by the contractor collapses, injuring a workman. The injured workman files suit against the architect, claiming that the architect was negligent in supervising the work, since he did not notice or call attention to the faulty forms. Which of the following is the most correct statement concerning this situation?
    • A. 

      The suit will be dismissed, because no contractual arrangement exists between the architect and the workman

    • B. 

      Whether or not the suit has merit, the architect's professional liability insurance company will defend the architect, thus avoiding any out of pocket expense to him

    • C. 

      The claim of the injured worker will be paid by the contractor's worker's compensation insurance, rather than the architect's professional liablities insurance

    • D. 

      Although the General conditions place responsibility for construction methods on the contractor and not the architect, the architect is not automatically absolved of negligence and he must still defend himself against the suit

  • 80. 
    Mechanic's Liens (liens laws) exist by statute in each state to
    • A. 

      Provide security for payment for labor supplied to construct the building

    • B. 

      Provide security for payment for material supplied to construct the building

    • C. 

      Provide security for payment for labor and materials supplied to construct the building

    • D. 

      Insurance vehicle operators on job sites

  • 81. 
    An architect contract with an owner to provide architectural services for an office building on a certain site. The owner subsequently purchases a second site on which he plans to construct a building identical to the first building, except for a different foundation system. Under these circumstances, which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      The owner may reuse the original drawings, but must pay the architect for the additional services involved in the designing the foundation system for the second site

    • B. 

      The owner may use the original drawings to construct the second building and contract with a different architect to design its foundation system

    • C. 

      The owner may not use the original drawings to construct the second building except by written agreement and with appropriate compensation to the architect

    • D. 

      The owner must pay the architect 50% of the original fee for the reuse of the drawing plus a fee for the design of the foundation system for the second site.

  • 82. 
    During the course of construction, the contractor uncovers an abandoned underground storage tank which was previously undetected and was not shown on the contract documents. What action should the contractor take?
    • A. 

      Notify the architect

    • B. 

      Notify the building department

    • C. 

      Remove the tank and prepare a change order

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 83. 
    Which of the following architectural services is considered additional services?I. Services in connection with change orders and construction change directives, if required by circumstances beyond the architect's controlII. Submitting a preliminary estimates of construction cost to the ownerIII. Assisting the owner in the preparation of the bidding forms, the conditions of the contract, and the form of agreement between owner and contractorIV. Providing administration of the construction contract
    • A. 

      I and IV

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      I Only

  • 84. 
    After the bid opening for a school project, a contractor determines that his estimator made a substantial error judgement and as a result, his bid is too low by $250,000. His bid is the lowest bid by $300,000. The contractor requests that he be allowed to increase the bid by $250,000 and that the contract be awarded to him, because he would still be the lowest bidder. What should the owner and architect do?
    • A. 

      Reject all the bids and rebid the project

    • B. 

      Allow the contractor to increase his bid by $250,000 and award the contract to him

    • C. 

      Allow the contractor to withdraw his bid without penalty

    • D. 

      Offer to enter into a contract with the contractor for the amount of the original bid

  • 85. 
    Which of the following statement about substantial completion is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      It is contractor's responsibility to consider when a project is substantaily complete

    • B. 

      When a project is considered substantially complete, the contractor prepares the punchlist of items to be completed and corrected.

    • C. 

      If items are not included on the punchlist, the contractor is still required to comply with the contract documents

    • D. 

      The contractor is entitled to final payment when the project is substantially complete

  • 86. 
    What AIA document contains contractual provisions that define the relationship between the owner, contractor, and the architects?
    • A. 

      General condition

    • B. 

      Bid form

    • C. 

      Special condition

    • D. 

      Supplementary Condition

  • 87. 
    According to AIA Standard form of agreement (B-141), which party owns the construction documents?
    • A. 

      Owner

    • B. 

      Architect

    • C. 

      Contractor

    • D. 

      Building Department

  • 88. 
    An agreement under which the architect or contractor is paid a specific amount as the total fee for services performed is a 
    • A. 

      Schedule of values

    • B. 

      Stipulated sum contract

    • C. 

      Guaranteed maximum price contract

    • D. 

      Surety bond

  • 89. 
    According to the AIA general conditions (A201), when acting on a submittal, an architect may take any of the following actions EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Approved

    • B. 

      Approved as noted

    • C. 

      Returned without review

    • D. 

      Not approved

  • 90. 
    Soil characteristics and bearing capacities are usually determined by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Architect

    • B. 

      Structural engineer

    • C. 

      Geo technical Engineer

    • D. 

      Owner

  • 91. 
    The preparation of record drawings is
    • A. 

      Included in the basic services

    • B. 

      Usually requested by the building department

    • C. 

      Normally compensated as a change in services

    • D. 

      Usually requested by the contractor

  • 92. 
    The principle by which an architect is legally responsible for the acts of their own employees is called
    • A. 

      Standard of care

    • B. 

      Subrogation

    • C. 

      Contingent liability

    • D. 

      Directed liability

  • 93. 
    Place the following sitework activities in the order in which they occur.I. Finish gradingII. Rough gradingIII. Remove TopsoilIV. Site clearing
    • A. 

      III, II, I IV

    • B. 

      II, I, III, IV

    • C. 

      IV, I, II, III

    • D. 

      IV, III, II, I