Join Black Spectacles and architect Mike Newman for our Project Management mock exam. With these practice questions, we will explore issues related to resource management, project work planning, project execution, and project quality control.
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During an architectural project for a new Library, you have been tasked to track the hours spent and the billable hours available to finish. The Total Fee is $200,000. The project is a classic Design-Bid-Build project delivery, and the contract specifies that Schematic Design is 15% of the contract, Design Development is 20%, Contract Documents 45%, Bidding 5%, and Construction Administration 15%. The timecards for the employees working on the Library have been automatically summarized into the above chart. Now that the Design Development drawing set has been signed off by the Owner, what do you find on reviewing the chart?
a. The Architecture Firm is ahead $8,000
b. The Architecture Firm is ahead 60 hours
c. The Architecture Firm is behind $6100
d. The Architecture Firm is behind 60 hours
How much does Louise make per hour, approximately?
Any answer in the range between $33 to $48_/ hour (approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of billable rate)
At the end of Schematic Design, the architects working on the project should do what prior to presenting the work to the Client? (choose 3)
a. Finalize the Program
b. Review the work against the Code Analysis and the Program
c. Make a construction cost analysis
d. Review the Shop Drawings
e. Order the Environmental Phase 1 analysis
f. Review the progress with the Consultants
The Architect claims that the project is at “Substantial Completion”. Which of the following are implicated: (choose 3)
a. Warranties start
b. All RFI’s must have been completed
c. Occupancy must meet code
d. The Punchlist must be finished
e. Must have completed the Final Change Order
f. The Client is allowed to move in
A Contractor has a question, and she calls you on the phone. What should you do?
a. One of your roles as the Architect is to help the Contractor understand the Design Intent so they can fulfill their work correctly, so you answer their question.
b. You never answer a direct question from the Contractor as you do not have a contract with the Contractor. They need to formally ask the Owner (who they do have a contract with), and then the Owner formally asks you the question.
c. It depends where in the project schedule it is
d. Who answers their phone anymore? (… this is a joke, and is not the answer)