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Tom Momeyer, AIA, CCS (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 10:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Reviewing method to release changes or additions to the construction documents on a fast track project. Plans are in-progress and will be released in phases. As multiple contractors are signed up (no GC) additional ones will be bidding. Documents may be issued that affect bidders and signed up contractors. Will the following work?

1. Issue Addendum No. 1 which may include new drawings, revised drawings, and written descriptions of drawing and spec changes. Send out to bidders.

2. Issue AIA G709 Work Changes Proposal Request to signed up contractors. In the Description portion of the form state "Refer to Addendum No. 1". In the Attachments portion of the form state "Addendum No. 1".
Phil Kabza
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Post Number: 75
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 04:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Sounds like it will work. That will put the burden of determining impact of drawing revisions on the contractors, which is appropriate. It will also draw out potential change order requests due to the evolving design earlier in the project, which is good for both owners and contractors. As contractors are being directed to perform the work, and the only negotiable is the increase/decrease in cost for any changes, a Construction Change Directive may be the appropriate document with which to issue the updated documents to the existing contractors.
Anne Whitacre, CCS CSI
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Username: awhitacre

Post Number: 142
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 06:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

on fast track projects, we don't issue bidding packages, we issue "document releases" which are continual updates of the specs and drawings. In each doc release (abbreviated "DR" so that each one is DR-1, DR-2) we will highlight new stuff, cross out old stuff, and the contractor is responsible for adjusting their pricing. The next document release only highlights changes from the last DR -- and it is understood that the documents are a continually evolving entity. This works better with negotiated projects, but even in smaller projects, we may have 3 to 5 doc releases to reflect changing parameters.
William C. Pegues, FCSI, CCS
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Post Number: 323
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 05:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

We use the process whereby the first package out the door is the initiation of the contract documents. After that, each package is an Addendum, whether they are new additional drawings and sections of the project manual or if they are revised and reissued.

We do it this way since the early 80s and before that this is the way I have seen it done back to the early 70s. It works well, no one complains - which of course are the 2 most important parts.


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