I purchased a bundle set of book resources from a company that is “accredited”, or maybe just “approved” by N-c-a-r-b. With nowhere else to turn for answers, after countless months of attempting to find "true" and "solid-factual" evidence of such ambiguous and vague questions, still to no avail; and this is my last resort. Care to help?
- After reading hundreds of pages on Post-Occupancy Evaluation, I still am very much lost...
- where can I find a list of "content/people" who are actually "reviewed/interviewed" during and for this evaluation?
- It is the occupants (tenants-user groups) who currently occupy the building, or the owner/builders/subs who participated in building the structure?
2./ C.O. versus C.C.D... Some say if Architect reverses a door, only needs ARCH's Supplemental Instruction, because "don't need Owner's approval", so only ARCH-signs, right?
- Where to find in the A701, a list of "minor change in work" items clarification such distinctions? Where is the category of construction precedence that defines the word "minor"?
- "Why does architect NOT inform Owner?" Other questions mention interior finishes can be "alternates" that "don't change TIME OR COST": Simple = Construction Change Directive, right?
- Please, will someone tell me what to look in this type question, when they don't mention "signatures", nor do they mention whether the OWNER is aware; I am fully aware of how many signatures are needed for each choice, and whether time or cost added is a factor when choosing between CO and CCD; however, NO QUESTION clarify this, and I am supposed to understand and make a "subjective" decision on the difference between reversing a door requiring a "Supplemental instruction", and allowing GC to use an "alternate" finish, WITHOUT INFORMING OWNER???
- Is it because I am searching for a word that seems like they are referring to "alternates", when they don't physically use the word "alternate"; and therefore that would take a C.C.D.? SO LOST!!!
3./ Is a Performance Bond need for a bidder to submit his/her bid? Or isn't it necessary to acquire before the commencement of construction? Or, isn't is really a "Bids Bond" that we are referring to when discussing "a bidder submitting a bid"?
4./ Would you still use the "competitive bidding" approach if you had to pick between 2 of your favorite uncles, who are contractors? What is your approach to sending out bids? Inviting them to dinner?
5./ Is it even in the best interest of the GC to submit an RF(P) to the Architect? RFI = yes, but RFP?
6./ Well aware that if Building Official requests more testing that the Owner pays for it. But who “approves” of the testing company?
7./ AND…who “schedules” the testing, GC, Owner, or Architect?
8./ “Consent from Surety”; Owner needs consent to “partial occupy”, and Owner needs consent from surety before making “Final Payment”; however, what does “consent from Surety” really mean?
9./ GC claims that bubble gum was written in the roofing specs, but the drawings call for rice-paper. GC installs rice paper and submits claim. What does architect do?
- Forward to developer
- Adjust CO for difference
- TRUST ME, this IS just how vague these questions are!!!
Thanks in advance!!!
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