Tag Archive for Tag: records

Tag: records Watching and recording progress

From the agreed programme it is useful for the resident engineer to draw up a list of dates by which different operations must be undertaken as shown in Fig. 14.1. If there are several contracts let for the construction of a project, the list will be essential for co-ordination of the work of different contractors. It is useful as an

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Tag: records Other records

A job completion report may be of significant value, both for publicity purposes and for logging down experiences that can be of value later. The salient facts about the project should be listed – client; description of works; purpose, sizes and outputs; designers and contractors involved; dates started and finished; budgeted cost, final cost and chief reasons for any difference;

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Tag: records Record drawings

The engineer’s agreement with the employer will usually require him to provide the employer with ‘as built’ record drawings of the completed structure. Normal practice is for the RE or his staff to mark all amendments or additions in red on a copy of the contract drawings, the original master copies of the contract drawings then being amended. This is

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Tag: records Photographs

Photographic records of the project can be invaluable and their cost is small relative to their worth. The following list shows the type of photographs that can prove useful: • Photographs before any work is undertaken: – of the site generally (e.g. picture views, etc.); – of any buildings to be demolished; – of the condition of any adjacent buildings

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Tag: records Registers of test results

Test results on materials should normally be recorded on special forms to a format supplied by the engineer. Afile for each type of test should be kept on site, copies of the tests being sent to the engineer. A general classification of tests for filing would be as under. • Borehole logs, trial pit results, etc. • Foundation material tests:

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Tag: records Check of materials on site

Most contracts permit the engineer to certify payment on account of materials delivered to site but not yet incorporated in the works. Section 16.5 sets out the matters to be taken into consideration when assessing what payment can be allowed. Usually a contractor will only ask for payment on account of relatively expensive items, such as steelwork, reinforcement, pipes and valves, etc. Before agreeing to

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Tag: records Filing system for dayworks sheets

On a large job there may be a thousand or more dayworks sheets. It is, therefore, essential to set up a filing system to handle them. The following files will be necessary: • DW1 – Dayworks sheets: New/To be dealt with. • DW2 – Dayworks sheets: Checked/Pending signature. • DW3 – Dayworks sheets: Signed and Returned to Contractor. • DW4 – Dayworks

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Tag: records Authorization of dayworks

Some extra work ordered may be paid for at dayworks rates. This is adopted when no unit rates seem applicable, or when the amount of work required is indeterminate. Atypical application of dayworks rates would be for offloading and stacking pipes delivered by the employer for use on the job – if no bill item for this has been allowed.

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Tag: records The contractor’s interim payment applications

The contractor’s monthly application for interim payment is usually set out as shown in Fig. 13.4. Initially only the items under which work has been measured need be listed, divided into bills. Later, when all the work listed on a page of the bill of quantities has been completed, the page total only need be quoted in the bill summary. Where work is incomplete

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Tag: records Daily and other progress records

The principal records that have to be kept in this category are: • the inspectors’ daily returns; • the site diary and weather records; • the RE’s diary; • weekly and monthly progress records; • progress charts (these are dealt with in Chapter 14). The inspectors’ daily returns are a vital record. If no inspectors are employed, then each assistant

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