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    Haytham Abdelrahman Abdelall

    7 days is referenced in C 401 sec # 5.9

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    Yuan Ma

    Hi Haytham, 

    I thought that 7 days is only about the information on enforcing the lien right? 

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    Haytham Abdelrahman Abdelall

    The info for the lien mentioned in B 101 # 5.1, 15 Days.

    Their is no lien btw the Arch and the consultant.

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    Michael Ermann

    Some other answers to how many days (note that NCARB is MUCH less likely to ask you to memorize this kind of "architecture trivia" memorization question than had been the case in the past). . . 

    7 days: If an owner stops paying an architect, the architect can write the owner saying that they have 7 days to pay the architect or they will stop providing services. Either architect or owner can terminate the contract 7 days after written notice to the other party that the other party has violated the agreement. Also, the architect has 7 days to approve (or dispute) the contractor’s application for payment.

    14 days: If the contractor discovers contaminated soil or asbestos or some other previously concealed existing-site condition that will materially change the project, he has 14 days to tell the owner and the architect. The architect must “promptly” investigate and rule whether this discovery merits a change in the terms of the contract. If the owner or contractor disagree with the architect, either can file a dispute through the normal channels. Also, if you think that a contractor’s incompetent mafia-tied sub is unacceptable, you have 14 days to notify the contractor of your objection. 

    30 days: owner’s final payment to the contractor is due 30 days after architect issues final certificate for payment.

    60 days: architect’s construction administration services end 60 days after substantial completion. Architect’s work after that is charged as additional services. Also, disputes between the owner and architect sit in mediation for 60 days before being advanced (if necessary) to arbitration or litigation.

    90 days: If the owner suspends the project for more than 90 days, the architect can terminate or renegotiate the contract.

    1 year: The one year period after substantial completion entitles the owner to corrections of any construction defects. If an exhaust fan is fixed two months into that period, it is warantied for an additional year from that date. Also, upon request of the owner within one year of substantial completion, the architect will meet with the owner to discuss building operations and performance (without additional compensation). Also, architect-owner contract terminates one year after substantial completion.

    10 years: all claims between the owner and architect (and between the owner and contractor) are dropped 10 years after substantial completion.

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