Record Drawings – A set of contract document drawings, updated electronically by the A/E from the handmarked redlines generated by the field. The Record Drawings should be updated as construction proceeds to reflect changes made during the construction process, showing the exact location, geometry, and dimensions of all elements of the constructed project as installed.
RFI – A written request from a contractor to the owner or architect for clarification or information about the contract documents following contract award.
RFP – The request for uniform detailed information from prospective CM practitioners being screened for a project.
Release of Lien – A written action properly executed by an individual or firm supplying labor, materials or professional services on a project which releases his mechanic's lien against the project property.
Shop Drawings – Detailed information provided by material and equipment suppliers demonstrating that the item provided meets the requirements of the contract documents.
Specifications – A detailed, exact statement of particulars, especially statements prescribing materials and methods, and quantitative and qualitative information pertaining to material, products, and equipment to be incorporated into a specific project. The most common arrangement for specifications substantially parallels the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) format.
Start-Up – The period prior to owner-occupancy when mechanical, electrical, and other systems are activated and the owner’s operating and maintenance staff are instructed in their use.
Subcontractor – A qualified subordinate contractor who has a contract with the prime or main contractor.
Submittal – A sample, manufacturer's data, shop drawing, or other such item submitted to the owner or the design professional by the contractor for the purpose of approval or other action, usually a requirement of the contract documents