The Construction Project: Phases, People, Terms, Paperwork, Processes

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American Bar Association, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 330 pages
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Contents

PHASES OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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II PreConstruction Phase
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1 Design Phase
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2 Schematic Design Phase
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3 Design Development Phase
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4 Construction Drawing Phase
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B Engineering
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3 Value Engineering
13
J Letter of Credit LOC
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M Performance Bond
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Q Specifications Specs
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T Unit Prices
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D Change Estimate CE
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I Critical Path Method CPM Schedule
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M Float
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S Proposed Change Order PCO
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2 Potential Contracting Constraints
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1 Advertisements
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2 PreBid Meeting
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6 Selection of the Lowest Responsible Bidder
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E The PreCon Meeting
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1 RFIs Requests for Information
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3 Notice of Delay
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7 CORs Change Order RequestsProposed Change Order
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11 Claims
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15 Correction of Defects
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20 Budget Control
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23 Releases
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2 The Notice to Proceed
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3 Ground Breaking Ceremonies
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1 Mobilization
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3 Topping Out
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4 Weather Tight
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PostConstruction Phase
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C Certificate of Occupancy
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5 Special Instructions and Trainings
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1 RetainageRetention Payment and Contract Reconciliation
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2 Final Contract Reconciliation
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F Final Payment and Final Releases
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3 Claims on Payment Bonds
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H Dispute Resolution
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2 Mediation
40
THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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II People Involved In Site Selection
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C Real Estate Appraiser
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A Architect
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D Geotechnical Engineer
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E Structural Engineer
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G Mechanical Engineer
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IV Participants In Contract FormationConstruction Bidding
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B Bidders
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2 Lowest Responsible Bidder
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C EstimatorsContract Sales
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A Contractor Representatives
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E Owner Representatives
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VI The Owners Construction Representatives
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D Construction Manager
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E Construction Cost Estimator
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F Facility Manager
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2 Heavy Construction Contractors
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1 Office Manager
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3 Controller
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7 Accounts Payable Clerk
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9 Subcontract Accounting Clerk
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1 Project Executive
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2 Project Manager
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3 Project Superintendent
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VIII SubcontractorSupplier Personnel
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IX Laborers and Labor Unions
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B Labor Unions
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X Construction Inspectors
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A The Contractors Quality Control QC Team
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2 General Superintendent
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7 ThirdParty Inspectors
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C Public Inspectors
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Claims
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B Surety Claims
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3 Surety
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6 Participants in a Suretys Completion Effort
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C Construction Litigation
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2 Arbitrators
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2 Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy
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XII Conclusion
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TERMS EMPLOYED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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D Fixed Fee
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K Multiple Prime Contracts
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C Borings
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F Drawings Plans
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X Request for Information RFI
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DD Work
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C Bonding Capacity
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G Eichleay Formula
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L Joint Check Agreement
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Q No Damages For Delay
105
U PayifPaid Clause
106
X Spearin Doctrine
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CC Tender
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V PaymentRelated Terms
109
G Change Orders
110
L Costs to CompleteEstimated Costs to Complete
111
R Extras
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X Line Items
113
DD Schedule of Values Cost Breakdown
114
B Builders Risk Insurance
115
H Extended General Conditions
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N Subguard
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PAPERWORK USED IN A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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II Standard Contract Forms
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III Bid File
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A Request for Proposal BidNotice Inviting Bids
121
E Bid SummaryBid Spread Summary
122
IV Owner File
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V Contract File
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B Agreement between Owner and Contractor
125
C General Conditions
126
D Supplemental and Special Conditions
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F Specifications
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J Schedule of Values
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L CoObligee Rider
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A Subcontract
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F Subcontractor Payment ApplicationRequisition
132
J Consent of Surety
133
VII Payment Process Files
134
4 Equipment Rental TicketsInvoices
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2 Invoices
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4 Payment ApplicationRequisition Drafts
137
6 Check Copies
138
A Request for Information File RFI
139
1 Change Order Request COR
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4 Construction Change Directives CCDs
141
C Schedule File
142
D Meeting Minutes Files
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1 PreBid Meeting Min utes
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4 SafetyTool Box Meeting Minutes
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2 Approved Quantity Reports
146
4 Owners Representative Daily Report
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F General Contractor Labor File
148
IX CloseOut File
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B Inspection and Deficiency Reports
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G CertificateNotice of Substantial Completion
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PROCESSES UNDERTAKEN DURING A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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A OwnerInitiated PreConstruction Processes
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2 Bidding Procedures
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III Processes during Construction Phase
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2 Periodic ProgressCoordination Meetings
158
3 MediationDispute Resolution
159
B Processes Involving Performance or Scope of Work
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2 Coordination and Clarification
161
4 Claims
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5 Payment Processes
168
6 Time Processes
170
7 Default and Termination Processes
172
IV Project CloseOut
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2 Final Completion
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3 Required CloseOut Documentation
176
C Dispute Resolution Processes Involving Final Payment or Unresolved Change OrdersClaims
177
2 Alternative Sources or Means of Recovery
178
APPENDIX
179
INDEX
320
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