Dust Control Interior Construction Submittal

Sample: A physical example of a product (typically a finish product or color sample) submitted by the contractor for review by the architect or owner. See also mock-up.

Schedule: A document prepared by the contractor prior to start of the work showing the detailed steps and milestone dates necessary to complete the contract for construction within the contract time. Schedule of values: A statement provided by the contractor that allots the contract value for specific portions of the work, usually following the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) format. A schedule of values usually accompanies each application for payment, showing the percentage of work completed for the period in question. Schematic design phase: After programming, the phase of architectural services in which the architect prepares general design studies, often in the form of elevations and floor plans, to assess the most desirable means of achieving the owner's goals for the project. Scope of work: All the building systems comprising the work to be constructed by the contractor. The entirety of the project represented in the contract for construction, or other more limited documents such as a change orders or field instructions.

Shop drawings: Detailed drawings for various components of the work (i.e. structural steel, trusses, ductwork), prepared by subcontractors and submitted to the architect and his consultants for by the contractor review and comment. Shop drawings and other submittals are submitted according to a schedule to facilitate the orderly and efficient flow of the work. See also submittals.

Site: The location referenced in the contract for construction where the work takes place. Also known as the field, the job site, the project site, or the work site.

Special conditions: A section of the specifications prepared by the architect setting forth unique or unusual conditions specific to the project, and affecting the contractor's work. Examples: Limited working times, site access, noise or dust limitations.

Specifications: The written portion of the construction documents, which describes the specific products and quality standards required for the construction of the work. See also performance specifications. Standards of professional practice: Statements of ethical practices created by professional societies (such as the American Institute of Architects or the American Society of Civil Engineers) to guide their members in the conduct of their professional practices. Also known as standards of professional care.

Statement of probable construction cost: Cost estimates prepared by a design professional at various stages of the design of a project to provide guidance to the owner in the anticipated costs of the work. See also estimate of construction cost.

Statute of limitations: A statute stating a time limit, commencing with the date of injury or damage, in which legal action must be brought, otherwise the right may be lost. Statutes of limitations vary by state and type of legal action.

Statute of repose: A statute stating the maximum dates to bring claims for building projects, commencing from the date of occupancy or substantial completion. Statutes of repose differ from statutes of limitation in several regards: statutes of repose begin from a certain date, allow fewer exceptions, and usually allow a longer time period for the filing of claims.

Stipulated sum agreement: A construction contract that stipulates the owner will pay the contractor a fixed sum of money for completion of the work represented in the contract documents. Typically, the sum can change due to a change in scope, additional work, or a change in circumstances. Also known as a lump-sum agreement. Stop work order: An instruction issued by the owner to stop work on a project. Typically issued in extreme situations only, to address safety, gross construction deficiencies, weather, monetary, or labor situations. Also, an order issued by a regulatory government agency under similar circumstances.

Subcontractor: A secondary contractor engaged by a general or prime contractor to perform a selected part of the work required by the contract for construction.

Submittal: Documentation demonstrating compliance with the construction documents submitted by the contractor to the architect for review and approval. See also shop drawings.

Subrogation clause: The substitution of one firm or person for another in a legal contract. Construction agreements typically restrict this activity. Also, the right of an insurer who pays an indemnity to seek compensation from the entity covering the loss.

Substantial completion: The date certified by the architect when the building, or a portion of the building, is sufficiently complete to be used or occupied by the owner for its intended purpose. This date may, but does not necessarily, coincide with the issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the local building code official, particularly when an owner's special requirements supersede the requirements of the building code. See also certificate of substantial completion.

Substitution: A product or process proposed by the contractor in lieu of the specified product or process, offered either with a credit for a lesser product or with no credit for an equivalent product. Typically, a substitution must be expressly approved by the architect prior to implementation or installation.

Supplementary conditions: A section of the specifications prepared by the architect that modifies the general or special conditions of construction.

Supplier: An individual or firm supplying construction products to the work, but not providing labor for the installation of those products. Also known as a material supplier, material man, or vendor. Surety: A company authorized by law to guarantee that the work required under the contract will, depending on the terms of the bond, be performed in whole or in part by securing payment for labor and materials. Sureties are also commonly referred to as bonding companies. Surety bond: A legally enforceable instrument of guarantee where one party (the surety) agrees to be responsible to another party (the owner) for the debts, obligations, or contractual responsibilities of a third party (the contractor—also referred to as the principal in bonds). Survey: In land surveying terms: a drawing prepared by a licensed land surveyor to determine the physical boundaries, characteristics, and limitations of a site, including (dependent on the type of survey ordered): property boundaries, utility and easement locations, topographic features, vegetation and existing trees, area of the property, and adjacent properties and roadways.

In architectural terms, a building survey represents the act of documenting the existing conditions of a building, including overall dimensions, interior layout, elevation and fenestration information, and basic structure and systems documentation.

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