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CMGT 380 – Introduction to Construction Management Glossary of construction terms Page 1 of 96 A Activity 1. A scheduling term 2. The smallest work unit within a project; the basic building block of a project. ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act which gives civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. Addendum (Addenda) Written information adding to, clarifying or modifying the bidding documents. An addendum is generally issued by the owner to the contractor during the bidding process and as such, addenda are intended to become part of the contract documents when the construction contract is executed. Agent One authorized by a client (principal) to act in his/her stead or behalf and owes the client a "fiduciary duty" (Trust). Example: Construction Manager for fee but classified as an independent contractor for tax purposes. A construction manager for fee does not have any financial responsibility whereas a construction manager at-risk does have financial risk similar to a general contractor. Agreement An arrangement between the parties regarding a method of action. Alterations 1. A term used to describe partial construction work performed within an existing structure 2. Remodeling without a building addition. Alternate Bid Amount stated in the bid to be added or deducted from the base bid amount proposed for alternate materials and/or methods of construction. Application for Payment Contractor's written request for payment for completed portions of the work and, for materials delivered or stored and properly labeled for the respective project. Architect One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other structures. Architects Basic Services A recognized series of phases performed by an architect as follows: 1 st Schematic Design
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CMGT 380 – Introduction to Construction Management Glossary of construction terms Page 2 of 96 Phase, 2 nd Design Development Phase, 3 rd Construction Document Phase, 4 th Bidding or Negotiated Phase, 5 th Construction Phase. Architect-Engineer An individual or firm offering professional services as both architect and engineer. Architectural Drawing A line drawing showing plan and/or elevation views of the proposed building for the purpose of showing the overall appearance of the building. As-Built Drawings (also known as Record Drawings) Contract drawings marked up to reflect changes made during the construction process. It is good practice to make As-Built drawings by marking the changes on reproducible drawings such a sepias for the duplication purposes later. B
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