I have a question regarding some conflicting information. The ARE Ballast Practice Problems has a question regarding cost estimating. Here is the question.
According to American Institute of Architects (AIA) Document B101, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, the architect must prepare cost estimates for the project during the
A. schematic design phase
B. design development phase
C. schematic and design development phases
D. schematic, design development, and construction documents phase
According to Ballast, he answer is D. However, Black Spectacles asks a similar question and they said the only time an architect provides a cost estimate is in SD and DD phase. With all respect to Black Spectacles (I like their questions), I would think we need to follow the B101. Any input is appreciated. to help bring clarity.
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