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    Rebekka O'Melia

    This answer makes sense!  A, the dimensions would be determined by our arch plans.  Those wouldn't change or be part of a submittal.  And D, hydraulic equipment is wrong.  An elevator serving a 25-story building would not be a hydraulic elevator. Hydraulic elevators only service bldgs 60' tall or less.

    You selected 3 answers, when the question asked for 4!!  Always check and reread questions.

    Hope this helps.

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses 

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    Adrienne Williams

    Shop drawings DO ride with submittals. I just reviewed an elevator sub with shaft/pit dims.

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    Christopher Hopstock

    I don't agree with the content of this question, but I think you can get it correct using test taking logic:

    B is clearly correct - of course the architect is going to review finish samples.

    D is clearly incorrect because hydraulic elevators can't serve a building of the height we're talking about - when you read this question, you should be asking yourself 'why is NCARB telling me this building is 25 stories?'

    F is clearly correct - submittals for equipment should always come with warranties and maintenance contracts.

    OK - so we have two correct answers, we've eliminated one, and we need two more out of the remaining three.  We can play 'which of these is not like the other' with these remaining choices - machine room controllers and operating panels are similar choices - they're pieces of equipment that, if you're replacing an elevator, are going to get replaced.  If they're getting replaced, they should be part of the submittal the architect reviews.  That leaves A as an incorrect choice.

    I think the logic for this one (that, again, I don't agree with) is that since this is a renovation of an existing elevator, the shaft and pit already exist, therefore they don't need to be shown on a submittal.  I'd still want at least the shaft dimension on the elevator shop drawing, because I likely put it in my drawings as 'verify in field (VIF)'.  

    When answering these questions, particularly 'check the four that apply' questions, this type of logic can be a big help!

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    Charles Curry

    The building & elevator shaft is existing.

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    Robert Ward

    it would be so easy to add a line of code for a pop when you check too many or too few

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