"The Work" and "The Project"

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    Paul Carson

    Hello Luis Gerardo Ramirez Velez ~

    This is a great question!!! With great hopes that a higher-powered mind will also chime in with more clarification, I will attempt to answer it as if it was an open "fill-in the blank" question on the exam, as follows:

    ** see AIA A201: Article 1.1.3 - "The Work" versus 1.1.4 - "The Project"

    Although somewhat vague and short on words with this comparison, this should get you started on researching further 'within' the A201.

    And as you are probably already aware, if a word is capitalized as such: "the Work", it refers to a term(s) that is to be specifically contractual binding to that specific 'project'.  Hence, if a contractor submits AIA G702 "Application and Certification for Payment", that contractor is making a contractual binding statement that he/she is validating "the Work" to be constructed "in conformance" with the Contract Documents for that 'project'.  

    So, in my opinion, "the Work" is everything and all construction that would be considered binding under 'the Project'; whereas, a contractor would be more deemed in using "the Work" terminology in their AIA A101, and your ARCH firm would be likely to phrase the wording as "the Project"; meaning the job as whole.

    Hope this helps, and please, since this post is now 3-days current, do shed more light if you have uncovered a better or more defined answer.  Thanks Luis.

     

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    Gang Chen

    The Work is a portion or whole of a project, and the portion that the contract is responsible for per the A201. A project may have several general contractors (GC), each GC is responsible for his Work.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Paul Carson

    Mr. Chen ~

    Good to hear your thoughts from above, always a pleasure, thank you!

    With all due respect, may I switch gears on this post regarding CE?

    Is so, I am having a difficult time understand a path for which to move forward, long after failing and accomplishing the task of moving backward to rehearse, first. Now, I am scoring in the 90 percentile with your CE mock-exam book, and would greatly appreciate it if you would allow me the opportunity to send my well-documented notes, to see what I am lacking?

    Your response will greatly help?

    I have the notes on a secure dropbox account:

    https://www.dropbox.com/preview/PAULCARSON-CE%20NOTES%20(9-3-20)%20FAIL-NEED%20HELP.docx?role=personal

    email: paule.voxstudio@gmail.com 

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    Gang Chen

    Your Dropbox link cannot be opened. Can you resend the link to me via email?

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Paul Carson

    Yes, what is your email?  You have mine written above, so you could just send me a connection email for security purposes.  Thank you!

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    Gang Chen (Edited )

    Check you email. I already emailed you.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Michael Ermann

    The Work vs The Project: it's a subtle difference. The Work includes all the construction required to meet the obligations of these particular contract documents. The Project may also include efforts and buildings constructed by other contractors or the owner. For instance, as a developer, I have a background in construction and own land. On that land I'm going to build a restaurant myself, but need the expertise of a specialized contractor to build the attached movie theater at the same time. I hire an architect who creates construction documents for the theater-only portion. That part of the building goes out to bid and you win the construction contract to build the theater portion of the building. The Work includes only the theater. The Project includes both the theater and the restaurant.

    Obviously, in most cases, The Work and The Project are the same, but when there are, for instance, multiple prime contracts for different areas of the building(s), we need a way to differentiate The Work associated with one contract, relative to The Project associated with all the contracts combined. To see for yourself the legal definition, see the A201 and scroll down to sections 1.1.3 and 1.1.4. A warning that this legalize definition will probably not make the difference between the two terms clearer to you.

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