The party responsible for determining the limits for construction?
In Ballast practice exam question 144 : Who is the responsible party for determining construction time limits? Their answer is contractor and subcontractor. Why is subcontractor also included in this answer? I thought the Contractor is the only person submitting the schedule to the owner.
Also, who determines the substantial completion date? Why is it the Architect? Doesn’t the contractor first notify the Architect? I think I am hung up on the words " Determine" , "Authorize", " Issue" ,... can someone please explain more?
Also, on another note, if before bidding, the lobby changes to be two floors instead of one floor,and the prices go up, and the owner doesn’t want to change the bid date, what would be the solution? should the architect include this in an alternate?
Thank you very much.
The Owner-Contractor agreement, the A101, would outline the project start date, and the target date for substantial completion. The owner can be required to extend these days based on factors like the weather or availability of construction materials. So the sub does not DIRECTLY change the construction schedule, you are correct. But the sub may say to the GC, "I cannot get any tile that would meet the project requirements in the required time frame, so we need to push out the schedule X number of days...".
I think that answer is (partially) correct, the explanation may need to be more detailed though.
Hope this helps! Keep studying!
Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP, Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses
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