CDT Exam Practice Quiz

Question 1 of 59

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As a result of the widely held misconception that a contractor's responsibility for defective work lasts only for the one-year guaranty period:

Select one of the following:

  • the Supplementary Conditions should state that the period last a specific additional length of time

  • EJCDC and AIA documents state "correction period" instead of guaranty period

  • . the owner accepts any repairs after that date

  • the courts relieve the contractor of his responsibility

Question 2 of 59

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Outline Specifications aid in the design process for all of the following EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • revising cost estimates, schedules

  • value engineering studies

  • checklist for selecting products

  • serving as the basis for subcontracts in fast track construction

Question 3 of 59

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All of the following may be accomplished through issuing of a Change Order EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • . Decrease in Contract Sum

  • . Extension of Contract Time

  • Change in Bid Date

  • Reduction in scope of work

Question 4 of 59

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All of the following are AIA Instruments of Change EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • Change Order

  • . Architect's Supplemental Instruction

  • Field Order

  • Construction Change Directive

Question 5 of 59

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The mood that is recommended for specifications is:

Select one of the following:

  • The imperative mood

  • The indicative mood

  • The symbolic mood

  • The conflicting mood

Question 6 of 59

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The parties to an owner/design-builder contract are:

Select one of the following:

  • The Owner, the designer, and the builder

  • . The Owner, the Architect, and the Contractor

  • The Owner and the construction manager

  • The Owner and the design-builder

Question 7 of 59

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The following are true of reference standards, EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • May be relied upon by the specifier to describe quality of work

  • Are consensus documents developed by various industry committees

  • Are frequently incorporated in code requirements

  • Are included in specifications to avoid having to reproduce lengthy requirements

Question 8 of 59

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Which of the following is the proper sequence for an Addendum as illustrated in the PDPG?

Select one of the following:

  • Changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to previous Addenda, Changes to Conditions of the Contract, changes to the Agreement

  • Changes to previous Addenda, changes to Procurement Requirements, changes to Agreements and other contract forms,changes to specifications and drawings

  • Changes to Specifications, changes to Drawings, changes to previous Addenda

  • Contract documents, changes to specifications

Question 9 of 59

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The Design Stage includes all of the following EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • Review of owner's program, schedule and budget

  • Design Development

  • Schematic Design

  • Project Conception

Question 10 of 59

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What information is found within Division 13 in the MasterFormat System?

Select one of the following:

  • Mechanical Systems

  • Furnishings

  • Equipment

  • Special Construction

Question 11 of 59

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The following are all advantages gained by using standard agreement forms EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • . Parties' familiarity with the forms

  • Uniformity of terminology

  • Legal precedents interpreting the documents

  • Accomodate choice from a wide variety of standard contract conditions

  • Recognized customs resulting from longtime use

Question 12 of 59

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The document named "Available Information" is part of the

Select one of the following:

  • Instructions to Bidders

  • Contract Documents

  • Specifications

  • Procurement Requirements

  • All of the above

Question 13 of 59

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Under the AIA A201 and the EJCDC C-700, who has the authority to stop the Work, if nonconforming Work fails to be corrected?

Select one of the following:

  • A/E

  • Owner

  • Contractor

  • Varies - As stated in Division 01 General Requirements

  • None of the above

Question 14 of 59

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Under the AIA A201, who has the responsibility to inspect the Work to determine if it is in proper condition to receive subsequent work?

Select one of the following:

  • A/E

  • Owner

  • Contractor

  • Installing subcontractor

  • None of the above

Question 15 of 59

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Under the AIA A201 and EJCDC C-700, who provides property insurance covering the Work?

Select one of the following:

  • Contractor's surety

  • Owner

  • Contractor

  • Financing agency

  • None of the above

Question 16 of 59

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The following are the types of clauses that might be included in Supplementary Conditions EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • Project insurance requirements

  • Liquidated damage amounts

  • Tax exempt status of owner

  • Submittal requirements

Question 17 of 59

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The correct title for Division 10 is:

Select one of the following:

  • Accessories

  • Specialties

  • Equipment

  • Special Construction

Question 18 of 59

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Drawings prepared by the contractor, subcontractor, or material/equipment supplier that show how a particular aspect of the work is to be fabricated and installed, are called:

Select one of the following:

  • Record drawings

  • Construction Documents

  • Shop Drawings

  • Details

Question 19 of 59

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All of the following are Articles in Part 3 Execution EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • Examination

  • Application

  • Fabrication

  • System Startup

Question 20 of 59

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Lump Sum, Unit Price, or Cost-Plus-Fee constitute the basis of:

Select one of the following:

  • Selection

  • Payment

  • Award

  • Contract

Question 21 of 59

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If the contractor is delayed in the progress of the Work by Owner, he should:

Select one of the following:

  • Write Architect/Engineer protesting the changes

  • Notify his bonding company

  • Write the Architect/Engineer requesting a change order granting an extension of time

  • Stop the Work until Owner makes up his mind.

Question 22 of 59

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A requirement set by authority, custom, or general consensus which is established as an accepted criterion is called a

Select one of the following:

  • Building code

  • Industry standard

  • Quality control requirement

  • Specification master

Question 23 of 59

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Product equivalency, effect on the other aspects of the project, and warranty are the major factors to be considered for:

Select one of the following:

  • Alternates

  • Shop drawing submittals

  • Substitution requests

  • Change order request

Question 24 of 59

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When interpreting contract documents, Architect/Engineer should:

Select one of the following:

  • Show no partiality to Owner or Contractor

  • Protect the client's best interests

  • . Protect Architect/Engineer from possible liabilities

  • Achieve the original design intent of Architect/Engineer

Question 25 of 59

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Integrated projects are distinguished by all of the following characteristics EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • Trust-based collaboration between project team members

  • Maximized efficiency through design, fabrication, and construction

  • Just as needed" team involvement to reduce owner's pre-construction expenses

  • Compensation structures supporting early engagement of team members in design and project planning

  • Development of virtual project model through input from a collaborative team

Question 26 of 59

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Experienced owners may require project teams to utilize integrated project delivery based upon:

Select one of the following:

  • Previous negative experience with adversarial project team relationships

  • Desire for reduction in project claims and disputes

  • Desire to utilize collaboratively-produced BIM as a facilities management asset

  • Expectation of benefit from innovation stemming from collaborative effort

  • All of the above

Question 27 of 59

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Which of the following is TRUE concerning application of integrated project delivery?

Select one of the following:

  • Collaborative team effort reduces planning and design expenses.

  • Determination of liability for decisions is generally made by the team leader in order to reduce arbitration expenses.

  • Technologies such as data exchange protocols evolve on a phase-by-phase basis.

  • Team culture based upon problem resolution rather than determination of liability

Question 28 of 59

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The following are TRUE concerning CSI's GreenFormat online product data resource EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • CSI validates and certifies information contained in GreenFormat

  • GreenFormat product information is organized by MasterFormat numbers

  • . Information in GreenFormat supports specifying by proprietary, reference standard, performance, and descriptive methods

  • The Product Lifecycle category provides information on product Life Cycle Analysis, Material Extraction and Transportation, Manufacturing, and Facility Operations

  • Manufacturers provide a technical contact for followup questions from GreenFormat users

Question 29 of 59

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According to the BEES model, life cycle analysis (LCA) is characterized by all of the following EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • Questions regarding the materials and impacts related to the six stages of the product life cycle

  • Estimates of the cumulative environmental impacts resulting from all stages of a
    product life cycle over a 50-year period

  • Support for selection of products with the lowest total environmental impact

  • Market analysis of demand for sustainable products

Question 30 of 59

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The goal of the ASTM sustainability standards, the EPA Energy Star program, and the NIST BEES program is to:

Select one of the following:

  • Promote emerging green building product businesses

  • Simplify building design practices

  • Provide a rational assessment of the environmental impact of building products

  • Serve as the basis for the development of national model code regulation of the use of building products

Question 31 of 59

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Which of the following is not included in the quoted description of benefits that BIM brings to the design and construction process?

Select one of the following:

  • Automated product characteristic/specification content coordination

  • BIM-driven product delivery scheduling

  • Building components conflict identification and resolution

  • Opportunity for increased evaluation of design options

Question 32 of 59

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The goal of the project is defined by the PDPG as:

Select one of the following:

  • Creating a facility with the lowest possible embedded energy

  • The delivery of the facility to the owner

  • Completion of the construction project on time and on budget

  • Maximizing the benefit to the owner and the community

Question 33 of 59

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The nationally-recognized California AIA "Integrated Project Delivery Guide" redefines the stages of a project to include which of the following

Select one of the following:

  • Conceptualization

  • Criteria Design

  • Detailed Design

  • Implementation Document

  • All of the above

Question 34 of 59

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In the CSI CDT program, construction document production is defined to be all of the following EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • A separately-defined activity and phase that commences once design decisions have been made

  • A process integral to the design phase of a project

  • A component of the input into, and reporting out of, a BIM model

  • An ongoing effort by many entities reflecting the collaboration and fast track delivery typical of modern construction projects

Question 35 of 59

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All of the following could be Articles in Part 1 of a specification EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • References

  • Action Submittals

  • Source Quality Control

  • Measurement and Payment

Question 36 of 59

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The Design stage of a project includes all of the following EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • Design Development

  • Schematic Design

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Outline Specifications

Question 37 of 59

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When is the CSI/CSC UniFormat most often used

Select one of the following:

  • In the procurement stage

  • During project conception and schematic design

  • In the facility management phase

  • Throughout the project life cycle, to organize information by materials and methods

Question 38 of 59

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The general contract clauses that establish payment responsibilities are found in

Select one of the following:

  • General Conditions

  • Division 01 General Requirements

  • Payment Bond

  • Addenda

Question 39 of 59

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An example of a MasterFormat Level 3 specification section is

Select one of the following:

  • 05 00 00 Metals

  • 05 20 00 Metal Joists

  • 05 21 00 Steel Joist Framing

  • 05 21 19 Open Web Steel Joist Framing

Question 40 of 59

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The contractual relationship governed by the Conditions of the Contract is between

Select one of the following:

  • Owner and Contractor

  • Architect/engineer and contractor

  • Owner and subcontractors

  • Owner, contractor, and architect/engineer

Question 41 of 59

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A unit price contract or contract portion is used when

Select one of the following:

  • Extent of work cannot be fully determined or where actual quantities cannot be accurately calculated.

  • It is anticipated that bidders will not examine soil bearing reports prior to submitting bid.

  • Extent of work is known, but the owner desires a break-out cost for portions of the work

  • Bidding quantities of equipment

Question 42 of 59

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Instructions for Procurement:

Select one of the following:

  • Are used only on Private projects

  • Frequently are standard industry forms

  • May include the geotechnical report as an attachment

  • Are binding upon the Contractor

Question 43 of 59

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Which of the following would be included in Available Information?

Select one of the following:

  • Bid security requirements

  • Environmental Impact Statement

  • Time of completion to construct the project

  • Description of the Work

Question 44 of 59

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Marked-up or corrected contract drawings that indicate changes incorporated in the Work are:

Select one of the following:

  • Contract forms

  • Closeout submittals

  • Record drawings

  • As-builts

  • Not required for private work

Question 45 of 59

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Submittal requirements for Facility Services Divisions 21 through 28 are specified in:

Select one of the following:

  • The first section in each respective division

  • Supplementary Conditions

  • Division 01 Section "Submittal Procedures"

  • Section 01 12 00 Summary of Multiple Contracts

Question 46 of 59

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Contractual clauses in the Conditions of the Contract

Select one of the following:

  • Have priority over Division 01

  • Are superseded by Division 01

  • Are expanded upon by the provisions of Division 01

  • Are independent, and Division 01 provisions have no effect

Question 47 of 59

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When outside consultants are responsible for the production of major portions of the project specifications:

Select one of the following:

  • Different document formats should be used to identify the work of the separate consultants

  • One design team member should be responsible for overall specification coordination

  • The lead design professional should avoid the liability inherent in reviewing consultants' work

  • Information should be collected and the project A/E assume responsibility for preparing each section

Question 48 of 59

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In the specifications, the stated requirements address:

Select one of the following:

  • The owner's responsibilities

  • The contractor's responsibilities

  • The subcontractor's responsibilities

  • The architects responsibilities

  • all of the above

Question 49 of 59

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Since he or she is most familiar with a product, the manufacturer's representative should:

Select one of the following:

  • Write the specification section

  • Review the specification section

  • Supply information to the specification writer

  • Not be consulted in order to avoid a conflict of interest.

Question 50 of 59

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Use of master guide specifications:

Select one of the following:

  • Relies upon the quality of their update process

  • Requires knowledge of the conditions of the contract for which they were prepared

  • May be based upon a commercially-produced specification library

  • Requires practice knowledge in order to properly create project specifications

  • All of the above

Question 51 of 59

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The following are TRUE about closed proprietary specifications EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • Manufacturer and product brand names or unique characteristics are used in the specifications

  • Several products may be named as options

  • The A/E must coordinate the named product with other specification requirements

  • Other products are allowed as substitutions upon approval of the owner

Question 52 of 59

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Which of the following is NOT defined as a contract modification by the PDPG?

Select one of the following:

  • Change Order

  • Construction Change Directive/ Work Change Directive

  • Addendum

  • Architect's Supplemental Instruction/Field Order

Question 53 of 59

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An alternate becomes part of the contract documents:

Select one of the following:

  • When the bids are opened

  • When owner makes his or her decision to accept

  • On A/E's recommendation

  • When stipulated in the Owner/Contractor Agreement

Question 54 of 59

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The dollar amounts of cash allowances are:

Select one of the following:

  • In the Instructions to Bidders

  • On the Bid Form

  • In Division 01

  • In the specification sections of Division 02 through 49 that specify the product installation

Question 55 of 59

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Substitution requirements and procedures during bidding

Select one of the following:

  • Are not allowed under most public bidding statutes

  • Are modified by the Supplementary Conditions

  • Are stated in the instructions to bidders

  • Provide for requests by telephone

Question 56 of 59

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Which of the following should be avoided in a specification?

Select one of the following:

  • Articles (the, an, a)

  • Symbols (#, $, &, ")

  • Abbreviations (conc., ptwd, aess)

  • All of the above

Question 57 of 59

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An information organizing framework for the A/E/C industry that assigns built environment data into 15 discrete, coordinated tables to facilitate the organization of project information and databases is known as:

Select one of the following:

  • Industry foundation classes (IFCs)

  • OmniClass

  • Building Information Model (BIM)

  • Building Information Management (BIM)

Question 58 of 59

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To be effective in communicating, specifications should be:

Select one of the following:

  • Complete, concise, and clear

  • Concise, clear, and correct

  • Clear, concise, correct, and complete

  • . Concise, correct, coordinated, and complete

Question 59 of 59

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An affirmation of fact or promise made by the seller to the buyer that relates to the goods and becomes a part of the basis of the bargain creates . . .

Select one of the following:

  • an implied warranty

  • a full warranty

  • an express warranty

  • a guarantee

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