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    David Pindell

    Congratulations on passing the test! Reviewing your notes, I was looking at the AHPP for the term "constructability reviews" and could not find that term. Is this a review of construction documents from the project manager? 

    Thanks!

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    Julie Kidder

    As I understand it (and the view I took when answering those questions) it is reviewing the design (and drawings) to identify problems that might me the project difficult/impossible to construct.  This link from WBDG seems to give a good overview, and describes them as asking the questions "Will this impact the cost, time, or quality of the project?" and "Will the contractor, or subcontractors, require an answer to this question in order to perform their work?" So from that it seems that it should also be looking for gaps in the documents.

    I don't remember coming across mention of them when reading the AHPP, but I didn't review the entire book the test.

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    David Pindell

    Thanks for the link, I will take a look at the article.

     

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    Morgan Brown

    Julie -

    Thank you for the post - very helpful.  In regards to contingency, do you have a recommended reference?  I am using AHPP but can't seem to find specifics in regards to questions like "is the construction contingency included in percentage of construction cost compensation"

     

    Thanks in advance.

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    Julie Kidder

    Hmm - I'm not sure I specifically studied the subject, because I know I vacillated between how to answer a question on the subject (which is why I noted it should be studied!).  It might have been covered in the Schiff Hardin lectures - maybe the one on the economics of construction?

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    Xiaofeng Zhang

    Thanks much.

    Understand the parts of documentation packages – the "tower" diagram from CSI’s Project delivery Practice Guide ---- where I can find this, please? if I do not dig into that thick CSI’s Project delivery Practice Guide...

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    Julie Kidder

    If you have the book I can find you the page number.  Searching for "CSI construction documents packages diagram" I found the tower diagram online, this was the most readable in the top results

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    Xiaofeng Zhang

    Very helpful! Thank you very much, Julie!

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    Melanie D'Souza

    Julie thank you for the feedback! Congrats on your pass! 

    Could you please clarify- what about "Contingency" might be helpful to know? Thank you very much!

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    Julie Kidder

    I think the questions that related to contingency revolved around the differences between contingency for design vs contingency for the entire project vs contingency held by the contractor.  Also look at when design fees are percentage of construction cost based how they are (or aren't) affected by contingency.

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