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Q1) Plan sheet #7 detail #2 shows a plan view of the propane tank and pad and indicates 10 each bollards around the perimeter while plan sheet 58 "plan view" of the propane tank indicates 18 each bollards, which is correct?
A1) No further information will be provided at this time. Please bid per current contract documents. 3Oct11.
Q2) What is the pitch of the roof?
A2) Refer to Foundation Plan ST1-1 and ST1-4 to determine the pitch of the roof. 3Oct11.
Q3) There is no pipe designation for the fire water system. What type pipe do we use?
A3) The pipe riser is ductile iron. The pipe from the street connection to the riser is not specified. Please bid this item using any pipe and installation that meets applicable codes. 22Sep11.
Q4) Will this project be awarded if it goes over the estimated cost and what are the parameters for this situation?
A4) If the low bidder is above the Engineer's Estimate (EE) the contract could be awarded through an evaluation based on the following: 1) the percent and $ amount above the EE; 2) if it is a balanced bid or not; 3) If the Bidder's unit cost for each of the items that are above the Engineer's estimated unit cost are within the current market range at the time of the bid. 29Sep11.
Q5) Sheet ST1-6 Refers to using HHS 8x4x3/8 to make the truss section of this drawing, however if you go to Sheet ST1-5 that section refer to this truss being 12". Are the truss shown on ST1-5 and the truss shown on ST1-14 depicting the same truss? Also dimension are missing at these truss, Please clarify.
A5) DTL 1/ST1-6 shows the framing at ceiling level. Refer to the Grid line to locate the HSS beam. The HSS 8x4x3/8 is on Grid line 2, from Grid line A to D. It is not the truss shown on 1/ST 1-5. The truss shown on 1/ST 1-5 runs east to west, in between Grid line D and E, which is a pre-manufactured metal truss as indicated on roof plan ST 1-2, with 12" top chord. The truss depicted on 1/ST 1-14 is a custom built truss as indicated on roof plan ST 1-2, which runs along Grid line E, from Grid line 2 to 4. For all the dimensions for the truss, please refer to Foundation Plan ST 1-1 for the controlling dimensions, and refer to section on ST 1-4 for roof slope. 3Oct11.