RCDD Chapter 12 Design, Construction And Project Management (Non-core Areas)

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  • 1. 

     FThe GC's primary role during the construction phase is to:

    • A.

      Inspect the work

    • B.

      Pay the bills

    • C.

      Complete the work

    • D.

      Perform safety inspections

    Correct Answer
    C. Complete the work
    Explanation
    During the construction phase, the General Contractor (GC) is responsible for overseeing and managing the entire project. Their primary role is to ensure that all aspects of the construction are completed according to the plans and specifications. This includes coordinating with subcontractors, managing the schedule, and ensuring that the work is done correctly and on time. While the GC may also be involved in inspecting the work and performing safety inspections, their main focus is on completing the construction process.

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  • 2. 

    In the MasterFormat what division contains Communications

    • A.

      Division 16

    • B.

      Division 26

    • C.

      Division 27

    • D.

      Division 28

    Correct Answer
    C. Division 27
    Explanation
    Division 27 in the MasterFormat contains Communications. This division is specifically dedicated to the installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, including data, voice, video, and other related communication technologies. It covers the infrastructure and equipment required for effective communication within a building or facility, such as cabling, network components, audiovisual systems, and security systems.

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  • 3. 

    In the MasterFormat what division contains Electrical

    • A.

      Division 16

    • B.

      Division 26

    • C.

      Division 27

    • D.

      Division 28

    Correct Answer
    B. Division 26
    Explanation
    In the MasterFormat, Division 26 contains electrical.

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  • 4. 

    In the MasterFormat what division contains Electronic Safety and Security

    • A.

      Division 16

    • B.

      Division 26

    • C.

      Division 27

    • D.

      Division 28

    Correct Answer
    D. Division 28
    Explanation
    In the MasterFormat, Division 28 contains Electronic Safety and Security. This division is specifically dedicated to the installation and maintenance of electronic safety and security systems. It includes systems such as fire detection and alarm, access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection. Division 28 ensures that all electronic safety and security measures are properly integrated and maintained in a building or facility.

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  • 5. 

    What document organizes the information in each section and then organizes each section into three parts.

    • A.

      PageFormat

    • B.

      SectionFormat

    • C.

      MasterFormat

    Correct Answer
    B. SectionFormat
    Explanation
    SectionFormat is the correct answer because it is the document that organizes the information in each section and then further organizes each section into three parts. This implies that SectionFormat provides a structure or format for organizing the content of a document, allowing for clear organization and easy navigation. The other options, PageFormat and MasterFormat, do not specifically address the organization of information within sections.

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  • 6. 

    CSI stands for:

    • A.

      Cost Specification Institute

    • B.

      Consultant Specification Institute

    • C.

      Construction Specifications Institute

    • D.

      Crime Scene Investigators

    Correct Answer
    C. Construction Specifications Institute
    Explanation
    CSI stands for Construction Specifications Institute. This organization is renowned for its expertise in creating and promoting standards and guidelines for construction project specifications. They provide resources and education to professionals in the construction industry to ensure the accurate and effective communication of project requirements. The other options, Cost Specification Institute, Consultant Specification Institute, and Crime Scene Investigators, do not accurately represent the acronym CSI in the context of the question.

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  • 7. 

    What document standardizes how the text on each page in a specification is presented:

    • A.

      PageFormat

    • B.

      SectionFormat

    • C.

      MasterFormat

    Correct Answer
    A. PageFormat
    Explanation
    PageFormat is the correct answer because it refers to the document standard that dictates how the text on each page in a specification is presented. It ensures consistency in font size, margins, headers, footers, and other formatting elements throughout the document. By following the PageFormat, the specification becomes more organized and easier to read, allowing for better understanding and interpretation of the information presented.

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  • 8. 

    The main types of specifications that can be used to define the requirements are:

    • A.

      Performance

    • B.

      Proprietary

    • C.

      Descriptive

    • D.

      Reference

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because each of the mentioned types of specifications can be used to define requirements. Performance specifications define the expected performance or functionality of a product. Proprietary specifications outline specific brands or models that must be used. Descriptive specifications describe the desired characteristics or features of a product. Reference specifications refer to existing standards or codes that must be followed. Therefore, all of these types can be used to define requirements.

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  • 9. 

    Information transport systems designs should include what elements:

    • A.

      Specifications

    • B.

      Drawings

    • C.

      Cost Estimates

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because information transport systems designs should include specifications, drawings, and cost estimates. Specifications outline the requirements and details of the system design, drawings provide visual representations of the design, and cost estimates help in budgeting and planning for the implementation of the design. Including all these elements ensures a comprehensive and well-planned information transport system design.

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  • 10. 

    PERT diagrams are used to calculate the ___________ for each activity on the project.

    • A.

      Cost

    • B.

      Start and finish date

    • C.

      Responsible party

    • D.

      Overall effort

    Correct Answer
    B. Start and finish date
    Explanation
    PERT diagrams are used to calculate the start and finish date for each activity on the project. PERT stands for Program Evaluation and Review Technique, which is a project management tool used to analyze and schedule tasks. By using PERT diagrams, project managers can estimate the time required for each activity and determine the sequence in which they should be performed. This helps in creating a realistic project schedule and ensuring that activities are completed in a timely manner.

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  • 11. 

    The elements of a WBS relating to the execution steps or content are often individually influenced by the:

    • A.

      Client

    • B.

      Product

    • C.

      Environment

    • D.

      Market conditions at the time of any projects initiation and execution

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Client
    B. Product
    D. Market conditions at the time of any projects initiation and execution
    Explanation
    The elements of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) are often influenced by the client, product, and market conditions at the time of project initiation and execution. The client's requirements and expectations play a significant role in determining the specific steps and content included in the WBS. The nature of the product being developed or delivered also influences the WBS elements, as different products may require different execution steps. Additionally, market conditions at the time of project initiation and execution can impact the WBS by influencing factors such as resource availability, timeline constraints, and budget considerations.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following should the safety plan address:

    • A.

      Man hole safety

    • B.

      Ladder safety

    • C.

      Exercise safety

    Correct Answer
    B. Ladder safety
    Explanation
    The safety plan should address ladder safety because it is important to ensure that proper procedures are in place to prevent accidents and injuries when using ladders. This may include guidelines for ladder inspection, proper ladder selection and setup, and training on safe ladder usage. By addressing ladder safety in the safety plan, organizations can promote a safe working environment and reduce the risk of ladder-related accidents.

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  • 13. 

    Which AIA grouping is used for aApplication and Certificate for Paymenta

    • A.

      C141

    • B.

      G702

    • C.

      G704

    • D.

      A101

    Correct Answer
    B. G702
    Explanation
    The AIA grouping used for "Application and Certificate for Payment" is G702.

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  • 14. 

    What organization provides information that is a useful resource for contracts:

    • A.

      National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)

    • B.

      Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

    • C.

      American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    • D.

      Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

    Correct Answer
    C. American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    Explanation
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization that provides valuable information and resources for architects and those involved in the field of architecture. This includes information on contracts, which are an essential part of any architectural project. The AIA offers standardized contract documents that are widely used in the industry, providing guidance and templates for various types of contracts. Architects and other professionals can rely on the AIA as a trusted source for contract-related information and resources.

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  • 15. 

    Of the three types of contracts, which one has the contractor submitting a fixed price for the SoW required.

    • A.

      Stipulated sum

    • B.

      Cost plus fee

    • C.

      Unit price

    Correct Answer
    A. Stipulated sum
    Explanation
    A stipulated sum contract is a type of contract where the contractor agrees to complete the scope of work for a fixed price. In this type of contract, the contractor submits a proposal with a specific amount that they will charge for the project, and this price is agreed upon by both parties before the work begins. This type of contract is commonly used when the scope of work is well-defined and there is little risk of changes or unforeseen circumstances. The contractor assumes the risk of any cost overruns or delays, providing the client with a fixed price for the project.

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  • 16. 

    Of the three types of contracts which one is used when the actual SoW cannot be determined at the time of the bid

    • A.

      Stipulated sum

    • B.

      Cost plus fee

    • C.

      Unit price

    Correct Answer
    C. Unit price
    Explanation
    Unit price contracts are used when the actual scope of work (SoW) cannot be determined at the time of the bid. In this type of contract, the price is based on a predetermined unit rate, such as cost per hour or cost per item. The final payment is determined by multiplying the unit price by the actual quantity of work performed. This allows for flexibility in adjusting the scope of work and pricing based on the actual needs and requirements of the project.

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  • 17. 

    Select the types of contracts below:

    • A.

      Complete cost

    • B.

      Stipulated sum

    • C.

      Time and materials

    • D.

      Cost plus fee

    • E.

      Unit price

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Stipulated sum
    D. Cost plus fee
    E. Unit price
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes three types of contracts: stipulated sum, cost plus fee, and unit price. A stipulated sum contract is a fixed price contract where the contractor agrees to complete the project for a specific amount of money. A cost plus fee contract involves the contractor being reimbursed for the actual costs incurred plus an additional fee. A unit price contract is based on a set rate per unit of work, such as per hour or per item. These types of contracts provide different approaches to pricing and payment for construction projects.

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  • 18. 

    With the 2004 division of the MasterFormat, what division includes communications:

    • A.

      Division 25

    • B.

      Division 26

    • C.

      Division 27

    • D.

      Division 28

    Correct Answer
    C. Division 27
    Explanation
    In the 2004 division of the MasterFormat, Division 27 includes communications.

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  • 19. 

    Before 2004 what division of the MasterFormat included telecommunications along with electrical:

    • A.

      Division 12

    • B.

      Divsion 14

    • C.

      Divsion 15

    • D.

      Division 16

    Correct Answer
    D. Division 16
    Explanation
    Before 2004, Division 16 of the MasterFormat included telecommunications along with electrical.

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  • 20. 

    Before the 2004 edition, the MasterFormat included how many divisions:

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      20

    • E.

      24

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    Before the 2004 edition, the MasterFormat included 16 divisions. MasterFormat is a standard for organizing construction information, such as specifications and drawings. These divisions serve as a way to categorize different aspects of a construction project, such as general requirements, concrete, masonry, metals, and so on. The 2004 edition brought some changes and updates to the divisions, but prior to that, there were 16 divisions in the MasterFormat.

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  • 21. 

    Information transport system designs should include what three elements

    • A.

      Specifications

    • B.

      Requirements

    • C.

      Drawings

    • D.

      Cost estimates

    • E.

      Scope of Work

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Specifications
    C. Drawings
    D. Cost estimates
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Specifications, Drawings, and Cost estimates. These three elements are crucial in the design of an information transport system. Specifications outline the detailed requirements and functionalities of the system. Drawings provide visual representations and technical details of the system's layout and components. Cost estimates help in budgeting and determining the financial feasibility of the project. Together, these elements ensure that the system is designed accurately, meets the required standards, and can be implemented within the allocated budget.

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  • 22. 

    What is a list of numbers and titles compiled to organize the activities and requirements of a construction project.

    • A.

      PageFormat

    • B.

      SectionFormat

    • C.

      MasterFormat

    Correct Answer
    C. MasterFormat
    Explanation
    MasterFormat is a list of numbers and titles that is compiled to organize the activities and requirements of a construction project. It provides a standardized format for categorizing and organizing information related to construction projects, including specifications, drawings, and other project documentation. MasterFormat helps ensure consistency and clarity in project communication and documentation, making it easier for different stakeholders to understand and access the necessary information.

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  • 23. 

    Which team member is typically hired near the end of the design phase and participates in the final estimates and bid process.

    • A.

      General contractor

    • B.

      Consultant

    • C.

      Construction manager

    • D.

      Subcontractors

    Correct Answer
    C. Construction manager
    Explanation
    A construction manager is typically hired near the end of the design phase because their role is to oversee and manage the construction process. They work closely with the design team to ensure that the project is being executed according to the plans and specifications. They also participate in the final estimates and bid process, helping to determine the cost of the project and selecting subcontractors. Therefore, a construction manager is the team member who is responsible for these tasks near the end of the design phase.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is a firm or individual hired by the owner to complete the work required by the design documents:

    • A.

      Construction manager

    • B.

      General contractor

    • C.

      Contractor

    • D.

      Subcontractor

    Correct Answer
    B. General contractor
    Explanation
    A general contractor is a firm or individual hired by the owner to complete the work required by the design documents. They are responsible for managing the entire construction project, including hiring subcontractors, coordinating schedules, and ensuring that the project is completed on time and within budget. The general contractor acts as the main point of contact between the owner and the subcontractors, and they are responsible for overseeing the overall construction process.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is a member of the construction team:

    • A.

      General contractor

    • B.

      Consultant

    • C.

      Construction manager

    • D.

      Engineer

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. General contractor
    C. Construction manager
    Explanation
    A general contractor and a construction manager are both members of the construction team. A general contractor is responsible for overseeing the entire construction project and managing subcontractors, while a construction manager is responsible for coordinating and supervising the construction process. Both roles play a crucial part in ensuring the successful completion of the project.

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  • 26. 

    Project management schedules can be developed using a Gantt chart, which was developed by whom:

    • A.

      Henry Gantt

    • B.

      Charles Gantt

    • C.

      U.S. Navy

    • D.

      IEEE

    Correct Answer
    A. Henry Gantt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Henry Gantt. He is the one who developed the Gantt chart, which is a popular tool used in project management to visually represent project schedules. The chart helps in planning, scheduling, and tracking tasks and their timelines, making it easier to manage and coordinate projects effectively.

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  • 27. 

    If there is greater than a 10 percent difference between the most likely and pessimistic estimates, the project is considered:

    • A.

      Low risk

    • B.

      Medium risk

    • C.

      High risk

    • D.

      Medium-high risk

    Correct Answer
    C. High risk
    Explanation
    If there is a greater than 10 percent difference between the most likely and pessimistic estimates, it indicates a high level of uncertainty and variability in the project's outcome. This means that there is a significant chance that the project could exceed its pessimistic estimate, resulting in potential delays, increased costs, or other risks. Therefore, the project is considered high risk.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is a design team member:

    • A.

      Construction manager

    • B.

      General contractor

    • C.

      Architect

    • D.

      Subcontractor

    Correct Answer
    C. Architect
    Explanation
    An architect is a design team member because they are responsible for designing and planning the overall structure and aesthetics of a building or project. They work closely with the client to understand their needs and preferences, and then create detailed drawings and specifications for the construction team to follow. Architects are trained professionals who have a deep understanding of building codes, materials, and construction techniques, making them an essential part of the design team. They collaborate with other team members, such as engineers and interior designers, to ensure that the final design meets all requirements and is functional, safe, and visually appealing.

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  • 29. 

    The architect is hired by whom:

    • A.

      General contractor

    • B.

      Construction manager

    • C.

      Owner

    • D.

      Engineer

    Correct Answer
    C. Owner
    Explanation
    The architect is hired by the owner because the owner is the one who wants to build a structure or a building. The owner is responsible for hiring the architect to design and plan the project according to their requirements and vision. The architect works closely with the owner to understand their needs and preferences and then creates a design that meets their expectations. The owner also has the final say in approving the design and making decisions throughout the construction process.

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  • 30. 

    Which member is a licensed design professional, recognized by the state:

    • A.

      Architect

    • B.

      Consultant

    • C.

      Engineer

    • D.

      General contractor

    Correct Answer
    C. Engineer
    Explanation
    An engineer is a licensed design professional recognized by the state. They have the necessary qualifications and certifications to design and oversee the construction of various structures and systems. Architects, consultants, and general contractors may also have expertise in design and construction, but engineers specifically hold the license and recognition from the state as design professionals.

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  • 31. 

    Who is the chief safety officer

    • A.

      Owner

    • B.

      General contractor

    • C.

      Project Manager

    • D.

      Safety inspector

    Correct Answer
    C. Project Manager
    Explanation
    The project manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a construction project, including safety. They are in charge of ensuring that safety protocols and regulations are followed on the job site to prevent accidents and injuries. As the chief safety officer, the project manager is responsible for implementing safety procedures, conducting safety inspections, and coordinating with other stakeholders to promote a safe working environment.

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  • 32. 

    Of the three types of contracts, which one is a contractor reimbursed for actual costs plus a fee.

    • A.

      Stipulated sum

    • B.

      Cost plus fee

    • C.

      Unit price

    Correct Answer
    B. Cost plus fee
    Explanation
    In a cost plus fee contract, a contractor is reimbursed for their actual costs incurred during the project, such as labor, materials, and overhead expenses, along with an additional fee or percentage of the total costs as profit. This type of contract is commonly used when the scope of work is uncertain or when the project involves complex or unique requirements. It provides the contractor with more flexibility and ensures that they are fairly compensated for their expenses and efforts.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following is a specific responsibility of the contractor

    • A.

      Perform test

    • B.

      Issuing the proper permits

    • C.

      Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
    Explanation
    Maintaining a clean and safe work environment is a specific responsibility of the contractor. This means that it is the contractor's duty to ensure that the work site is free from hazards, debris, and any potential dangers that could harm workers or the public. By keeping the work environment clean and safe, the contractor is fulfilling their obligation to provide a secure and healthy working environment for everyone involved in the project.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following are considered traits of a good project manager.

    • A.

      Attention to detail

    • B.

      Sales skills

    • C.

      Focused on self preservation

    • D.

      Able to manage project risk

    Correct Answer
    B. Sales skills
    Explanation
    Sales skills are considered traits of a good project manager because they enable the project manager to effectively communicate and negotiate with stakeholders, clients, and team members. Sales skills help in selling the project's vision, gaining buy-in from stakeholders, and managing client expectations. Additionally, sales skills can assist in identifying new opportunities, securing resources, and managing project budgets. A project manager with sales skills can effectively market the project, build relationships, and ensure successful project delivery.

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  • 35. 

    What are the major areas of project management.

    • A.

      Human resource management

    • B.

      Scope management

    • C.

      Integration management

    • D.

      Time management

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The major areas of project management include human resource management, scope management, integration management, and time management. These areas are crucial in ensuring the successful completion of a project. Human resource management involves managing the project team and their skills. Scope management focuses on defining and controlling the project's scope. Integration management involves coordinating all the different aspects of the project. Time management is important for effectively managing the project schedule. Therefore, all of the above options are correct as they represent the major areas of project management.

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  • 36. 

    What are the major areas of project management.

    • A.

      Cost management

    • B.

      Quality management

    • C.

      Communications management

    • D.

      Risk and procurement management

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The major areas of project management include cost management, quality management, communications management, and risk and procurement management. These areas are essential for the successful completion of any project. Cost management involves estimating, budgeting, and controlling project costs. Quality management ensures that the project meets the required standards and customer expectations. Communications management focuses on effective communication among project stakeholders. Risk and procurement management involve identifying and managing project risks and procuring necessary resources. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 37. 

    The first step in the project should be what:

    • A.

      Developing a safety plan

    • B.

      Developing a scope of work (SoW)

    • C.

      Developing an organizational breakdown

    • D.

      Review of the lessons learned from previous projects

    Correct Answer
    D. Review of the lessons learned from previous projects
    Explanation
    Reviewing the lessons learned from previous projects is the first step in the project because it allows the team to identify what worked well and what didn't in the past. This helps in understanding potential risks and challenges that may arise in the current project, and allows for the development of strategies to mitigate them. By learning from past experiences, the team can make informed decisions and improve the overall project planning and execution.

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  • 38. 

    Project management schedules can be developed using PERT, which was devised by whom:

    • A.

      DuPont

    • B.

      U.S. Navy

    • C.

      IEEE

    • D.

      EIA/TIA standard 802.3ah

    Correct Answer
    B. U.S. Navy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is U.S. Navy. The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) was developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s as a project management tool. It was initially used to manage the development of Polaris missile systems. PERT is a method that helps in scheduling and coordinating tasks in a project, taking into account the time required for each task and the dependencies between them. It uses a network diagram and probabilistic time estimates to calculate the expected duration of a project.

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  • 39. 

    Which AIA grouping is used for aChange Ordersa:

    • A.

      G700

    • B.

      G701

    • C.

      G702

    • D.

      G704

    Correct Answer
    B. G701
    Explanation
    The AIA grouping used for Change Orders is G701.

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  • 40. 

    The work breakdown structure (WBS) must cover the elements of the project's end products or deliverables.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The work breakdown structure (WBS) is a hierarchical decomposition of the project scope into smaller, more manageable components. It is used to organize and define the work required to complete the project. By including the elements of the project's end products or deliverables in the WBS, it ensures that all necessary tasks and activities are identified and accounted for. This allows for better planning, resource allocation, and tracking of progress towards the project's objectives. Therefore, it is true that the WBS must cover the elements of the project's end products or deliverables.

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