Tag Archive for Tag: site organization

Tag: site organization Recent measures to alleviate sub-contract disputes

The problems between main and sub-contractors were one of the areas to benefit most from Part II of the UK Government’s Housing Grants, Construction  and Regeneration Act 1996 (see Section 1.6). The introduction of adjudication under that act to deal with disputes has at least allowed sub-contractors to press their claims to an earlier conclusion, and to challenge any withholding of payment by the

View Article...

Tag: site organization The contractor’s use of sub-contractors

Many civil engineering contractors now use sub-contractors to do much of their work. Most conditions of contract permit a contractor to sub-let work of a specialist nature; but the ICE conditions of contract have gone further and permit the contractor to sub-contract any part of the work (but not the whole of the work), subject only to notifying the engineer of the work sub-contracted

View Article...

Tag: site organization Providing constructional plant and equipment

A contractor will own a stock of plant and equipment which is available for loan to construction jobs the contractor has in hand. When items are loaned to site, the job account held in head office will be debited with the cost of plant delivery, plus rates per day (or per hour) according to whether the plant is working or standing idle on site.

View Article...

Tag: site organization Accounting methods

While the agent may have wide authority on site, the large sums of money he commits his firm to spending must come under the control of the contractor’s head office. For supply of materials in regular use the system described in the previous section is used, that is, head office places the contracts for supply as agreed with the agent and pays the suppliers’

View Article...

Tag: site organization Site office personnel

An office manager is needed on all but the smallest sites. He deals with getting all the miscellaneous requirements for the job, that is, the ‘consumables’ such as picks and shovels, protective clothing, small tools, minor repairs, fuel deliveries, electricity supplies and telephone, etc. He will be in control of storekeepers, messengers, teaboys, staff car drivers and night watchmen. On small projects he may order

View Article...