I am very confused with this answer as AIA B101 clearly states in 3.1.2 that the architect shall coordinate it’s services with the owner’s and owner’s consultants.
Can you please explain why this choice is a wrong answer?
An architect is reviewing the contract documents for a new multifamily project.
According to AIA documents A101 and B101, the architect’s general responsibilities include which of the following? Check the four that apply.
Submit applications for payment
Incorrect. The contractor submits applications for payment to the architect for review. The architect issues a certificate for payment after assessment of the application for payment.
Decline to engage in activities, accept employment or receive payment or contributions that would influence the architect’s judgment
Correct. These are some of the architect’s responsibilities according to the owner-architect agreement.
Coordinate services of the owner’s consultants as reasonably required
Incorrect. This is the responsibility of the owner. Coordination of the owner’s consultants can be provided by the architect as an additional service.
Perform professional services comparable with other architects practicing in the same or similar locality under the same or similar project circumstances
Correct. This describes the standard of care, which is one of the architect’s responsibilities according to the owner-architect agreement.
Act as initial decision-maker in resolving disputes between owner and contractor
Correct. According to the owner-contractor agreement, unless another individual is appointed in the agreement, the architect will operate as the initial decision-maker for disputes.
Identify a representative to act on behalf of the architect
Correct. This is one of the architect’s responsibilities according to the owner-architect agreement.