Ballast ARE 5 Review Manual Questions & BCI
I've been reviewing for CE and looking at the example questions Ballast ARE 5 Review Manual has. and would like to get your thoughts on a couple of them, since I'm not sure why?
Example 50.3 - Which of the following is the contractor NOT solely responsible for?
- A) field reports to the owner
- B) selection of subcontractors
- C) scaffolding
- D) reviewing claims of subcontractors
Ballast says the answer is C.
However, i'm thinking why the contractor is NOT responsible for the scaffolding? isn't scaffolding is part of the means and methods of construction? does the 'solely' means something?
Example 51.1 - The punch list is created and maintained by the?
- A) Architect
- B) authority having jurisdiction
- C) Contractor
- D Owner
Ballast says the answer is A.
But from what I'm learning from Schiff Hardin Lectures/A201, it was the contractor who creates the punch list and they submit it along their request for substantial completion. Then the architect reviews it and add more if she/he sees more items.
soley means only contractor and not other person (like architect, attorney, ....)
claims of subs (attorney can review)
field report to owner (architect does too)
selection of subs (sometimes architect and owner dont like a specific sub and give their input to contractor)
scaffolding is 100% related to contractor only
Example 50.3: the correct answer is A) field reports to owner
Note: the answer stated as "C) Scaffolding" is a typo which appears on earlier publications of Ballast and has been updated since.
Edit: Scaffolding is part of the means of construction, which is the contractor's responsibility. Field Reports are the responsibility of the architect. Selection of subcontractors is subject to the approval of both the architect and the owner. If a subcontractor makes a claim to the contractor, the contractor in turn makes a claim to the owner that is reviewed by the architect.
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