Construction Supervision by Jerald L. Rounds, Robert O. Segner

By Jerald L. Rounds, Robert O. Segner

This ebook covers all supervisory events one is probably going to come across on a advertisement, commercial, or institutional development venture. The booklet is predicated upon a truly winning electric venture Supervision (EPS) education software constructed by means of Rounds and Segner for the nationwide electric Contractor?s organization and authorized to numerous enterprises representing different building sectors. This application has been brought for over a decade and is still brought to millions of development supervisors every year. this system content material has continuously got amazing studies and reviews in different varied venues.

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In this supervisory capacity, they perform management functions rather than construction craft worker functions. P1: OTA/XYZ c02 P2: ABC JWBT443-Rounds February 3, 2011 12:33 Printer Name: Courier Westford, Westford, MA SUPERVISION AND THE SUPERVISOR CHARACTERISTICS OF CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKERS Usually are paid (compensated) on an hourly or on a piece-work basis. Take great pride in their skills and abilities. Take pride in knowing how to utilize the tools and equipment associated with construction work, and with the performance of their craft.

Engineer—for industrial facilities, fresh water and wastewater treatment plants, and manufacturing facilities, as well as pipelines, transmission lines, utilities, roadways, airports, bridges, dams, and so on. The architect or engineer is referred to as the primary designer, or as the designer of record. The architect or engineer enters a contract with the owner to provide the following basic services: ■ Assist the owner in development of owner’s program of requirements ■ Produce a design which will satisfy the needs of the owner, which can be built for the amount of money in the owner’s budget P1: OTA/XYZ c01 P2: ABC JWBT443-Rounds 10 February 3, 2011 11:26 Printer Name: Courier Westford, Westford, MA SETTING THE STAGE ■ Produce drawings, specifications, and other contract and bid documents for the project, including the contract that the owner and the contractor will execute ■ Assist the owner with making contractors aware of the existence of the project, and facilitate contractors’ obtaining of contract and bid documents ■ Facilitate contractors’ proposal preparation and submittal ■ Conduct the bid opening ■ Counsel and assist the owner with regard to selection of, and final contract formation with, the contractor ■ Observe the construction during its progress, to provide reasonable assurance to the owner that the construction contractor is fulfilling contract requirements ■ Administer change orders during the course of construction ■ Approve prime contractor’s payment requests and authorize the owner to make payment to the contractor ■ Administer the punchlist process, as well as the project closeout process, issue the Certificate of Substantial Completion, and administer the contractor’s Request for Final Payment ■ Assist the owner during the warranty period Consulting Engineer The consulting engineer is an engineer who has professional expertise in a system or component to be included into the design by the primary designer, whether the primary designer is an architect or an engineer.

Finally, two topics heavily dependent upon oral communication will be addressed: customer relations and negotiating. DEFINING COMMUNICATION Communication can be defined as: Communication: The process of passing information and understanding from one person to another. It is well understood that the process of communication is passing information from one person to another. More importantly, the purpose of communication is 29 P1: OTA/XYZ c03 P2: ABC JWBT443-Rounds 30 February 3, 2011 8:33 Printer Name: Courier Westford, Westford, MA SOFT SKILLS to pass understanding.

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