construction contractor questions regarding the drawings and specifications.
The A/E shall submit to the ROICC, within 5 calendar days following the
conference, 2 copies of written documentation of answers to all
questions/problems not resolved during the preconstruction conference. Submit
one copy of such documentation to the DM.
b) 25% Construction Progress Review (1 day): Team normally to consist
of Structural Engineer and one other technical discipline.
c) 50% Construction Progress Review (1 day): Team normally to consist
of Architect, roofing specialist and one other technical discipline.
d) 75% Construction Progress Review (1 day): Team normally to consist
of Architect, Mechanical Engineer (HVAC), Electrical Engineer and one other
e) 100% Construction Completion Review (1 day): Team normally to
consist of Architect, Mechanical Engineer (HVAC), Electrical Engineer and one
other technical discipline.
The A/E or the ROICC may propose an alternate number of visits or alternate or
additional personnel team members from those listed above for negotiation
where warranted by the type, complexity, scale, or location of the
construction. The ROICC will approve or disapprove any proposed variation in
the negotiated frequency or makeup of team visits.
A/E Tasks and Responsibilities for Design Field Support
A/E participants in the construction progress reviews shall be alert to and
document the presence of perceived deficiencies in the construction work and
shall note potential coordination problems which may be avoidable. The
construction progress review teams shall not conduct tests of equipment or
systems and shall not disturb the work performed by the construction
contractor in any manner that might cause the construction contractor to have
to perform additional work. The A/E shall provide construction contract
drawings and specifications for team participants to use during the
construction progress reviews.
At the conclusion of each team review, which shall take no more than six
hours, the A/E shall informally advise the ROICC of any observed deficiencies
in construction or coordination problems. A handwritten report of all
observed deficiencies and potential coordination problems shall be prepared at
the site immediately following the team reviews and given to the ROICC. One
additional copy of each report shall be forwarded to the DM. The handwritten
written report shall identify the construction contract, the A/E firm and
government participants in the team review and their specific disciplines.
Each observed construction deficiency shall be addressed separately in the
report by citing the specific construction contract requirement (specification
paragraph or drawing detail) which pertains to the observed deficiency and
stating specifically how the observed construction differs from that required
in the construction contract documents or from that intended by the designer.
The A/E shall also comment on the advisability of corrective measures to be
taken in such instances. The A/E shall also comment on observed coordination
problems such as, for example, where installation of mechanical work and
either structural work or architectural features may encounter problems due to
improper layout or poor usage of available space within a ceiling cavity or
utility corridor. In addition, although the A/E is not responsible
contractually for construction safety, serious life safety hazards observed
shall be included in the report.