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Requests for Information

Students may submit Requests For Information (RFI) to obtain clarifications or resolve any ambiguities. RFIs and the answers from the competition committee will be posted as they are received.

Student teams, who directly contact the owner and/or occupants of the building, will be disqualified from the competition.

Submit your RFIs via email to [email protected].

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Q: Are the design programs and purposes of the other buildings in relation to Building 2 available?
A:
Some general information on building programming was discussed in the webinar with the design team on September 16.

Q: Was major excavation done to the site at the beginning of the project?
A:
See site plan in project documents folder.

Q: Topography site plan. Is it on an incline?
A: See site plan in project documents folder.

Q: Is weather data available?
A: Student teams should conduct necessary research and document findings.

Q: Specific program from the client? What rooms should take top priority or is it what the client wants specifically? 
A: Student teams should make necessary assumptions based on the documentation provided and provide appropriate justification for decisions made.

Q: How much freedom do we have with the design? Should we stay within the design given or can we design it from scratch?
A: That is up to the student team.

Q: Should the demolition of the existing buildings be considered within the scope of the construction solution?
A: Demolition of existing buildings does not have to be included in the competition’s scope.

Q: The competition addendum reports a building size of 90,000 SF. Yet, the project drawings (L-101) report a size of 153,490 SF. Please advise as to which building size is correct, and if the entire building (or just a portion) as described in the plans and revit model should be considered by the student's design solution.
A: Please use the information provided in the drawings as that is the most recent information provided from the design team.

 

Q: Are the dead loads and Live loads for structural requirements available?
A:
Student teams should make reasonable assumptions, document any and all assumptions, and provide appropriate justification for decisions made.

Q: Where are the sewer and drainage connections located? Availability of the site logistics plan?
A:
Student teams should review existing documents (site plan in project documents folder). Otherwise, student teams should make reasonable assumptions, document any and all assumptions, and provide appropriate justification for decisions made.

Q: Can we get the interior finish schedule as well for an estimation of the material cost?
A:
The finish schedule is at the discretion of the student team as it should be reflected in the building design.
 

 

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