As part of the safety training proccess contractors supervisors are required to conduct "toolbox" or "tailgate" safety meetings. How often must these meetings be held?
AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TEN WORKING DAYS.
which of the following items is a job-related direct cost?
What legal remedy can be pursued for non payment of funds owed to a contractor from a private job?
PERFECT THE CLAIM OF LIEN
The most important thing to include when advertising for construction work is......
THE CONTRACTORS LICENSE NUMBER
What must licensed plumbing, electrical sign, and well-drilling contractors have displayed on both sides of their commercial trucks?
NAME, BUSINESS ADDRESS, AND CONTRACTORS LICENSE NUMBER
What color paint is normally used to mark an excavation area?
If, during excavation, you unearth human remains or burial artifacts at a construction site, what should you do?
STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY AT THE SITE, AND NOTIFY THE CORONER
Of the following four items to consider when bidding, which is the most important?
which of the following would you not include in a bid?
ANTICIPATED LEGAL FEES
When bidding on a home improvement contract, a contractor should include: material cost, labor cost, direct cost, permits, profit and...
What is the best reason for standardized bidding?
ASSURANCES THE ACCURACY THE COST ESTIMATES
Which of the following would most likely place a bid out of range from the other bids submitted for a job?
PROFIT ABOVE 10%
Your bid on a job was accepted, but you inadvertently left out part of that job, what should you do?
THE CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE TO COMPLETE THE WORK
What is a common pitfall in bidding?
BIDDING AGAINST THE COMPETITION AND NOT THE JOB
What is not recommended if you are out bid by a lower bidder?
LOWER YOUR BID TO MATCH THE OTHER OFFERS
A contractor is bidding on a project for a homeowner. The homeowner has included several "extra" items upon which to bid. After receiving the bid, the homeowner says it is to high and asks the contractor to lower the price. What should the contractor do?
NEGOTIATE WITH THE OWNER TO REDUCE THE SCOPE OF WORK
A customer wants to accept a bid but does not have enough money. A wise contract decision would be to....
STICK CLOSE TO YOUR BID EVEN IF IT MEANS LOSING THE JOB
When bidding on a job, what is the best way to "assess the job?"
INSPECT THE JOB PERSONALLY
If a contractor has a written contract based on "time and material," what should be done to cover an increase in overhead costs?
THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO TO RECOVER THE ADDITIONAL COST (OVERHEAD IS NOT RELATED TO TIME AND MATERIAL)
After your bid for a public works job has been accepted by the awarding authority, you recognize that you incorrectly listed one of your subcontractors. To correct your error, what should you do?
NOTIFY THE AWARDING THE AUTHORITY AND REQUEST PERMISSION TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES DO TO YOUR CLERICAL ERROR
If a general contractor fails to pay a subcontractor and the general fails for bankruptcy...
THE SUB WOULD PROBABLY BE AWARDED A PORTION OF HIS CLAIM
You realize after completion of a job that one of your subcontractors performed poor workmanship, who is responsible?
THE PRIME CONTRACTOR
How can contractors best control their job cost?
BY PROPERLY COORDINATING ALL JOB ACTIVITIES
What is the best way to monitor labor costs?
FIGURE THE HOURS FROM DETAILED TIME CARDS
When you lose money on a job, what is the best way to determine the source of a problem?
COMPARE JOB COST RECORDS TO THE BUDGET
What is the benefit of using job cost cards?
THEY ARE A MEANS TO KEEP ACCURATE COST RECORDS FOR FUTURE BIDDING
Select the best procedure when ordering materials for a job that is in progress
CONSULT WITH THE JOB SUPERVISOR BEFORE ORDERING
When is the best time to order materials?
AFTER GOING OVER THE PLANS AND SPECS
Large inventories should be maintained....
What is best way to know what inventory you have?
CALL THE SUPERINTENDENT AND HAVE IT CHECKED
What should a contractor do, if the supplier he is purchasing material from, experiences a strike of its employees?
CONTACT THE OWNER IMMIDIATELY
When dealing with suppliers, how do you open an account and establish a line of credit?
SIGN A NOTE THAT YOU WILL PAY YOUR NOTE MONTHLY
The owner calls a contractor to fix a door that fell. The contractor agrees to rehang the door. After the contractor places the door, the owner asks the contractor to paint out the scratches made on the door by the owners dog, what should the contractor do?
PREPARE A CHANGE ORDER
Which of the following is considered the most effective means to avoid a problem with your customer regarding change orders during the course of construction?
COMMUNICATE FREQUENTLY WITH YOUR CUSTOMER DURING THE COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION
An owner makes numerous changes during the course of a job with that in mind, the contractor should.....
CHARGE ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
Which of the following ways is the least effective way to handle change orders?
BILL THE CUSTOMER ONLY AFTER THE ENTIRE JOB IS COMPLETE
Why should a contractor keep a copy of a change order?
IN CASE A PROBLEM OCCURS LATER
Where do you attach a change order?
TO THE CONTRACT
If customers have an excessive amount of change orders, how can you limit customers from having an excessive amount of change orders?
ARRANGE FOR THE OWNER TO PUT FUNDS INTO AN ESCROW ACCOUNT OR FUNDING CONTROL COMPANY THAT WILL ENSURE PAYMENT FOR EACH CHANGE ORDER THAT IS PROPERLY EXECUTED
Which of the following should be part of a change order?
THE REVISED LIST OF COST
which of the following statements best describes the correct practice when making amendments to an existing contract?
AS CONTRACTOR, YOU CAN NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES FROM AN EXISTING CONTRACT WITHOUT THE OWNERS APPROVAL AND/OR SIGNITURE
When you get an approved set of plans from the Building Department, what should you do?
READ ANY NOTES
Of the following, which would be the next step after an engineer hands you a set of approved plans?
RECHECK THE PLANS
Who is responsible if an employee installs a cabinet that falls and damages the counter-top?
Work on a job ended two years ago. the owner, Mr. Jones notices some problems. Who should he contact?
THE PRIME CONTRACTOR
What should you do if a client is unhappy with your work?
HANDLE THE PROBLEM IN A TIMELY MANNER WHEN IT COMES UP
You are working on a job and you realize that the plans and specifications violate the applicable local codes? You are at a critical stage of the job. what is teh best form of action that you should take?
CEASE WORK IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THE PLANS AND SPECS ARE BROUGHT UP TO CODE
A customer cannot pay for the work you performed. What should you do?
OFFER THE CUSTOMER AN EXTENSION UNTIL THEY CAN PAY
A customer says you have failed to complete the remodeling job in a satisfactory manner and refuses to pay. If an arbitration clause does not appear in the original contract then....
THE ONLY WAY TO ARBITRATE IS FOR BOTH PARTIES TO AGREE TO ARBITRATE
The significance of retention is.....
IMPORTANT BECAUSE RETENTION USUALLY EXCEEDS PROFIT
If retention is withheld until substantial completion of the entire job, the subs that work on the early stages of the project can be put at a financial disadvantage. What is the best way to remedy this situation?
TIE THE RELEASE OF PROPORTIONAL RETENTIONS TO THE COMPLETION OF THE SUBS WORK RATHER THAN THE ENTIRE JOB
In most construction contracts, the retention may be held for ______ days as a guarantee that the prime pays the subcontractors and suppliers.
It is quite common in the construction industry for an owner to withhold a percentage of the total payments due to a contractor to ensure the contractor completes the job and pays his subcontractors and suppliers. Retentions are normally paid.....
UPON COMPLETION AND EXPIRATION OF THE LIEN.
The problem of retentions is greater for.....
SUBCONTRACTORS WHO COMPLETE THEIR WORK EARLY IN THE PROJECT
Before you initiate the inspection process with the building department, you should.....
CLEAN THE JOB SITE
A contractor constructs a building exactly per approved plans only to find out during inspection, the structure does not meet code due to an error by the Building & Safety Department. Who is liable?
THE ARCHITECT/ ENGINEER
All work on project has been completed. A copy of the final inspection report is given to whom?
THE COUNTY ASSESSOR
Select the best means to check to see that all phases of a job have been performed?
A PUNCH LIST
Which of the following is the best means to ensure that funds are readily available for a job?
CHECK FOR COST OVERRUNS
Who would be responsible for cost overruns on a job that the owner agreed to, but did not sign an additional contract for the cost overruns amounting to $2,500?
THE CONTRACTOR WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE
When purchasing insurance, what is the best way to choose the right company?
THE CREDIT RATING OF THE COMPANY, THEN THE COST
A "builders risk insurance" policy would cover....
Which of the following is not covered by a standard contractors insurance policy?
A contractor is looking for an insurance policy to cover the high degree of exposure to risk. Of the following, which insurance policy would be best for this purpose?
The taxes for businesses are calculated..........
DEPENDING ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
On what are contractors income taxes based?
If John, a prime contractor, fails to obtain a building permit prior to starting a job, he is subject to:
SUSPENSION OF HIS CONTRACTORS LICENSE AND DOUBLE THE PERMIT FEE
Whose signature must appear on an application for a building permit?
What agency can give you direction and information pertaining to local building codes and regulations?
THE ISSUING DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY
Which of the following best describes the function of the Building Standards Codes?
IT SETS FORTH REQUIREMENTS WHILE ALLOWING FOR ADAPTATION FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES