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2.2 Sample Forms for the Management of the Practice

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What is the fee earned for services rendered to date if the completion of the construction contract is at 60% and the contract amount is $226,000?

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What should an architect do if they are unsure about stating an opinion?

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Which section in an Employment Agreement should an employee carefully consider, especially in a small or remote location?

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True or false: The Expense Claim Form must always be coordinated with the Office Manual to ensure fair and current allowances for travel, meals, etc.

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According to the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects, what should an architect do if they are unsure about the preservation of evidence?

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True or false: The purpose of expense claim forms includes being a management tool for project budgeting.

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What is the duration of a normal workday?

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True or false: Employee and supervisor signatures are not required on a time sheet.

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What information should be included in an invoice?

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Which of the following is NOT a form used for financial management?

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How many weeks of vacation per year are recommended for all employees?

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Which of the following is NOT a purpose of the forms provided in this section?

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True or false: Receipts for expenses are usually attached to the Expense Claim Form to substantiate expense claims.

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What should be attached to the Expense Claim Form to substantiate expense claims?

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What is the typical length of a probationary period in an Employment Agreement?

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True or false: Time sheets should include tabulation of daily and weekly activities by hours.

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What is the architect's fee during the construction administration phase if the contract amount is $226,000 and the GST is 5%?

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Which of the following information should NOT be requested on an Application Form, according to human rights codes and employment standards acts?

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What is the purpose of including employee and supervisor signatures on a time sheet?

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What should be included in the Office Manual regarding the use of the forms?

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How are expense claim forms used as a management tool for project budgeting?

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What is the purpose of an Interview Evaluation Form?

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According to the text, how many weeks are in a normal work year?

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True or false: Time sheets should include tabulation of daily and weekly activities by hours.

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Which one of these is the most correct?

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What is the purpose of expense claim forms?

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Which of the following is NOT an example of a form used by most architectural practices?

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How many days are in a normal work week?

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What is the estimated cost of construction at the working drawing stage if the estimate at the design stage was $200,000 and the successful bidder's tender was $218,000?

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Which of the following information should be included in every time sheet?

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2.3.1 Management of the Project

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What is the project manager responsible for when coordinating engineers and other consultants?

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Who is the person in an architect's office who directs and administers an architectural project?

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Which of the following is NOT crucial to the success of a project?

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What is one of the skills an effective project manager should have in order to achieve project goals?

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True or false: An effective project manager in architecture should only listen to team members and not consider the opinions of others involved in a project

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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an effective project manager in the field of architecture?

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What is the purpose of the 'Checklist for the Management of the Architectural Project'?

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What should be done with project documents during project closeout?

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What does good project management involve?

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For large and complex projects, how many people typically participate in the same task?

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True or false: An effective project manager in architecture should have a conscious sense of time and be aware of task deadlines

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What type of scheduling technique is usually appropriate for scheduling architectural projects?

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What is the purpose of developing a database for future work?

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True or false: An effective project manager in architecture should delegate all tasks to the design team

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Which of the following agreements is preferable for the project manager to use?

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For small projects, who may carry out several of the tasks themselves?

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What is the main focus of the text?

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Which of the following is NOT covered in this chapter?

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What is the project manager's goal in terms of project cost control?

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Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the project manager?

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What is one of the qualities an effective project manager should possess when it comes to giving credit to the design team?

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Which publication is NOT referenced in the text?

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What is one of the skills an effective project manager should have in order to communicate effectively?

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True or false: An effective project manager in architecture should have the ability to modify a project to meet a client's changing goals

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What is an important characteristic of an effective project manager?

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What is one of the key responsibilities of an effective project manager in architecture?

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True or false: An effective project manager in architecture should always prioritize budget control over achieving high design standards

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What is one of the qualities an effective project manager should possess when it comes to modifying a project?

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What is one of the qualities an effective project manager should possess when it comes to time management?

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Which of the following is NOT a task that should be done during project closeout?

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2.3.2 Types of Construction Project Delivery

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Which of the following is an advantage of the Design-Build project delivery method?

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Which of the following is a disadvantage of the Project Management delivery method?

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What are some advantages of the Stipulated Price Contract (Design-Bid-Build) project delivery method?

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Which of the following is an advantage of Public Private Partnerships (P3s)?

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Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of construction management as a project delivery method?

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True or false: In a unit price contract, the contractor is paid a pre-determined price for each unit or quantity of work or material used in the project’s construction.

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Which delivery method is NOT permitted by the regulations of most provincial associations of architects?

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How are unit prices determined in a unit price contract?

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What type of contract reimburses the contractor for the actual costs of the work, plus a fee based upon either an agreed-upon fixed sum or a percentage of the costs?

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Who verifies the actual quantities involved in a unit price contract?

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In which delivery method is the contractor compensated for the actual costs of the work, plus a fee?

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True or false: Unit prices in a unit price contract are estimated and form the basis for payment of the contract price.

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In a cost plus contract, when does the work cease?

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Which of the following is a criticism of Public Private Partnerships (P3s)?

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Which of the following is a responsibility of a construction manager (CM)?

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True or false: The contract price in a unit price contract is the final sum of the product of each unit price stated in the schedule of prices multiplied by the actual quantity of each item incorporated in or made necessary by the project.

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Which of the following is a disadvantage of the Design-Build project delivery method?

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What does the term 'project delivery' refer to in the construction industry?

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Which of the following is a characteristic of the Turnkey Development method?

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Which of the following is NOT a potential construction manager (CM) for a project?

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Which party bears all costs beyond the pre-determined maximum in a unit price contract?

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True or false: The guaranteed maximum price in a unit price contract can be adjusted only by Change Order.

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Which of the following is a common advantage of construction management as a project delivery method?

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Which project delivery method is the most commonly used in the construction industry?

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How can the guaranteed maximum price be adjusted in a unit price contract?

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What is the purpose of pre-qualification of contractors?

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Which type of project delivery method is frequently replacing the cost plus method in construction?

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What factors have contributed to the evolution of project delivery methods in the construction industry?

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True or false: The actual quantities involved in a unit price contract are generally verified by independent inspection, such as a clerk of the works or a quantity surveyor.

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What forms the basis for payment of the contract price in a unit price contract?

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2.3.2 Appendix - Project Management

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What does Illustration A-4 in the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects show?

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How can critical tasks be determined for projects with fewer than 100 tasks?

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What is the purpose of project schedules?

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In the CPM procedure, what is the purpose of determining critical paths?

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What is the weakness of PERT?

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Which method uses arrows or lines to graphically demonstrate the relationships between activities?

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What is the length of time required for an activity to be completed assuming all prerequisite tasks have been completed?

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Which of the following is a limitation of the milestone chart method of scheduling?

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Which method of scheduling is commonly used for bidding and simple projects with a linear implementation?

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What is the purpose of developing a network schedule in project management?

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What must a project manager consider when selecting a scheduling method?

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What is the term used to describe the delay capacity in a project scheduling using CPM?

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Which task cannot begin until task C2 (preliminary design) is partially completed?

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Which of the following is referred to as float time in the context of project scheduling?

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What is the main advantage of using a Gantt diagram for scheduling?

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2.3.3 Cost Planning and Control

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True or false: The owner's requirements that can affect the construction budget should always be discussed and approved by the owner.

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What can be a factor contributing to delayed commencement during a time of inflation and currency fluctuations?

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True or false: The owner's responsibilities can impact the construction budget.

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Which method is best left to quantity surveyors or those experienced in the calculation of building costs, unless the architect has extensive in-house records which have been analyzed and are easily accessible?

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What is the owner's responsibility when they have requirements that can affect the construction budget?

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What is the purpose of a construction cost estimate prepared by the architect?

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Which factor affects the cost of construction in a downtown core compared to a suburban location?

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What can be a reason for delayed commencement of a construction project?

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What should architects do to ensure effective cost management?

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Which factor can contribute significantly to project costs due to design requirements?

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Why is cost management more common today?

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What should architects do if suitably experienced personnel are not available in-house for cost consulting?

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Which factor affects the cost of construction in remote areas?

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What should architects include in the project budget to account for inflation?

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Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the architect in cost planning and control?

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Which method is particularly useful for architects during design development, when trade-offs between elements can be considered to improve the quality of the project without compromising the total budget?

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Which of the following circumstances may require an accelerated project schedule?

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What is the purpose of historic data in cost estimating?

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Which stage of the project is cost planning typically done?

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True or false: Inflation and currency fluctuations can contribute to the delayed commencement of a construction project.

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True or false: An accelerated project schedule may be required by the owner to meet a critical date.

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What is the purpose of cost control?

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Which factor significantly influences the cost and construction procedures in Canada?

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Which method divides the building into major elements and provides a cost framework which is useful throughout the life of the project?

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What is the purpose of using the Unit Use method for cost calculation?

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In which of the following circumstances may additional construction costs arise?

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What environmental factors can affect construction costs?

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Which class of cost estimate is prepared at an early stage in the project, when drawings are preliminary in nature, and includes a relatively large design contingency allowance?

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True or false: Winter conditions can result in additional construction costs due to delayed commencement of a project.

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Which of the following factors can affect construction costs?

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2.3.4 Pre-Design

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Which of the following is NOT a typical source of conflict in a project?

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What is the main purpose of a functional program in architecture?

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What skills do architects need to provide pre-design services?

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What may be necessary after completing site analysis?

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What is the purpose of a financial plan for a construction project?

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Which of the following is NOT a service that architects may need to engage outside consultants for during pre-design work?

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How should the fees for pre-design services be determined?

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What are some components that can be included in the final functional program report?

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What information does the architect need to develop approximate floor areas?

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What services are provided during the pre-design phase?

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What might a feasibility study for renewing buildings and infrastructures assess?

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True or false: Master plans define long-term development strategies for specific sites, campuses or communities?

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True or false: A functional program describes various criteria and data for a building project, including design objectives and spatial requirements?

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Why are architects required to provide pre-design services and undertake feasibility studies?

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What is a functional program for a building project?

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True or false: Pre-design services are provided after the schematic design phase?

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Which of the following is NOT a consideration in the master planning process?

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What is the purpose of Schedule A in the Canadian Standard Form of Contract Agreement Between Client and Architect: RAIC Document Six?

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What is one purpose of most functional programs?

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True or false: Master plans define long-term development strategies for specific sites, campuses or communities?

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What factors might a feasibility study for a project incorporate?

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What is one of the challenges for architects in assembling a consultant team for pre-design services?

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True or false: A feasibility study analyzes economic, financial, market, regulatory, and technical issues?

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Which one of the following is NOT a term used to describe functional programs in architecture?

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What is the architect's main task in preparing a functional program?

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Which organization publishes the Standard Method for Measuring Floor Areas in Office Buildings?

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True or false: Financial issues are usually first addressed at the pre-design phase of a project?

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What is a business case?

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What does a feasibility study analyze?

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What information does the architect require to analyze a site?

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2.3.5 Schematic Design

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What is the architect's role in the schematic design phase?

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What is the purpose of space diagrams in the preliminary analysis of a new commission?

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What is the purpose of the architect reviewing the documents with the client and obtaining written approval before beginning design development?

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When should schematic design be delayed?

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Which stage of the design process allows the architect to fine-tune elements of the client's requirements and adjust spatial relationships before beginning design development?

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What elements are synthesized in the architectural concept during schematic design?

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True or false: The architect should consider the ratio of net to gross floor areas when evaluating design alternatives.

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What is included in the design documents during the schematic design phase?

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What should the architect encourage to facilitate effective client participation and maintain trust between the parties during schematic design?

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During the schematic design phase, the architect usually facilitates the design team, including which of the following engineers?

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True or false: The architect should provide multiple design alternatives during the schematic design phase.

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What is the ideal outcome of the schematic design phase?

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True or false: The architect should prepare preliminary cost estimates based on the proposed building's area or volume.

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What is the purpose of preparing preliminary cost estimates during the schematic design phase?

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What may be required if the client's expectations cannot be met within the current budget during the schematic design phase?

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What additional information may be included in a report prepared during the schematic design phase?

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What is an Integrated Design Approach in schematic design?

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What is necessary to consider during the preliminary analysis of a new commission?

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Which one of the following is NOT a factor considered when evaluating design alternatives during the schematic design phase?

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What type of documents are prepared during the schematic design phase?

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What does the Integrated Design Process help ensure?

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What is the purpose of integrating appropriate site development, building envelope characteristics, and mechanical and electrical systems at the schematic design stage?

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True or false: The architect should obtain written approval from the client before beginning design development.

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What is the main purpose of schematic design?

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What is the role of the architect and the client in schematic design?

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True or false: If the client's expectations cannot be met within the current budget, the architect should adjust the scope of work or the quality.

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During which phase of the project do the client's requirements and desires assume architectural form?

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What is the responsibility of the client in providing information at the schematic design stage?

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What new software developments allow architects to undertake preliminary modeling, develop rapid prototypes, and document the building as a three-dimensional model?

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What is the purpose of preparing design alternatives at the schematic design stage?

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2.3.6 Design Development

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True or false: An outline specification provides detailed information about the proposed materials and construction systems.

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What is one of the key factors that the architect should review when assessing the maintenance and durability of various materials during design development?

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What information does the electrical engineer require to undertake the design development documents?

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What is the purpose of refining the design during the design development phase?

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What is the purpose of the lighting layouts developed by the architect and the electrical engineer during the design development phase?

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What type of information does the mechanical engineer require to undertake design development?

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Who may find a design report useful?

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What do engineers and some clients often refer to as 'design'?

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When should collaboration with the engineers begin for a project?

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In which language is the distinction between the three phases of design (schematic design, design development, and construction documentation) clear?

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Which of the following is a purpose of an outline specification?

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Which of the following information should the architect provide to the structural engineer in order to commence design development?

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During the design development phase, what does the mechanical engineer select and resolve?

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What permits and approvals are typically obtained during the design development phase?

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What type of estimate may be prepared during the design development phase by the architect or a cost consultant?

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What is the term used to refer to the combination of the schematic design phase and the design development phase?

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True or false: The design report may include an analysis of the building's compliance with the building code.

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Which of the following consultants may be involved at the design development stage of a project?

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Why is it advantageous to obtain initial approval of the early concept from the client before proceeding to more specific design details?

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True or false: A design report is primarily used by the architect's office staff to better understand the design.

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True or false: The design report serves as a record for the project and can help with lengthy approval periods or delays.

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During the design development phase, the architect is responsible for which of the following tasks?