I am confused about a question and answer in the practice exam. Hoping someone can help clarify. The question is given:
An architect is designing a new one-story office building that will be constructed using a fast-track project delivery method. The client asks the architect to provide a fully proprietary set of drawings and specifications, even though the client has not yet decided on the materials for the building envelope.
The architect is now drawing the details for the building and the roof plan.
How should the architect keynote the roofing system?
A. Fully Adhered Single-Ply Roof Membrane
B. EPDM Roof Membrane
C. Roof Membrane.
The correct answer is given as C.
This note includes enough information to name the system and allows for the specification to detail the method of attachment, membrane thickness, membrane material, and installation method. Since final envelope materials have not been selected and potential last-minute changes may occur, generic keynoting will allow for membrane materials to change in the specifications without modifications to the drawing.
To me, answer C does not provide 'enough information to name the system and allows for the specification to detail the method of attachment, membrane thickness, membrane material, and installation method.'
I would have thought that there are a lot of membrane systems and thicknesses with different attachments etc that this was vague. As well, the client requests a proprietary spec. Is this considered proprietary?
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