When does an architect perform a cost estimate?

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    Michael Ermann

    Good catch. It should be only after SD and DD. After CD the contractor essentially performs the estimate when they submit their bid price. We'll put that in the queue for a revision. Do you remember where you saw it (which video or was it in the flash cards?)--Michael Ermann, The Amber Book.

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    David Kaplan

    Vy,

    Here's my take on this as well: on the actual ARE, you will NEVER get a question that starts off with "an architect with a typical contract."  The vagueness of that word "typical" is throwing things off here, and you will not encounter this on the ARE.  The ARE will say to you, "According to B101 General Conditions,........."  Thus, whatever B101 requires us to do, that's what the answer should be, and I agree with D being the answer here.  I would focus on the actual Contract verbiage for this answer, as that is what you will encounter on the test.  Hope that helps.

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    "I would focus on the actual Contract verbiage for this answer, as that is what you will encounter on the test."

    This is the best advice, and will help avoid similar interpretation entanglements.

    Read in 101:   3.2.6 -- SD phase duty, 3.3.2 -- DD phase duty, and 3.4.4 -- CD phase duty.

     

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    vy

    @Michael Ermann

    It was in the Amber Book, the last couple of pages in the Professional Studies section.

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    Gustavo Diez-Presilla

    Answer D is the correct; B 101 Document; 3.4.4 "The Architect shall update the estimate for the cost of the work". Remember 3.4 Construction Documents Phase Services.

    My advice, all those tools, Amber Book or Black Spectacles or whatever may be are only support aids but AIA contracts, and AHPP are the true guide and information you need to have clear

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