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Two Basic Goals:
The aim of coordinating your efforts with the GC and the other trades is to eliminate confusion and improve efficiency and security. It’s an effort that requires you and your project team to stay abreast of the other trades schedule.
In addition, you and your on-site supervisor have to establish a good working relationship with the GC and the other trades. Maintain a cooperative relationship that can be used to mutually solve scheduling and organizational problems as they arise.
Organizing a job site requires a step by step approach:
Inspecting Job Site Conditions
Pay particular attention to:
Accessing Facilities for Material Handling
Review the material handling strategy for the project and inspect the job site with that strategy in mind.
Identifying Suitable Trailer and Storage Areas
Pick areas that are:
Meeting with the GC
Set up a meeting with the GC to discuss your inspection results and your team’s evaluation in detail
Implementing Job Site Systems
Prepare file folders for all filing categories.
Everyone should clearly understand that accurate as-built drawings are not only a requirement of the job contract but also an opportunity for obtaining service work after construction is completed.
Specify and enforce procedures for inspecting delivered materials and equipment, comparing the packing slip to a copy of the purchase order, signing the shipper’s bill of lading, reporting damage and shortages to the office, moving deliveries to the installation site or to storage, and submitting paperwork to the office.
Handling Material and Equipment
The organization of material and equipment is a prerequisite for reducing double handling and ensuring safety.
Good housekeeping isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. Keeping work areas and material handling paths free of clutter is essential to job safety and avoiding back charges.
Establish procedures that will initiate, develop, and distribute coordination drawings.
Scope and Purpose
Schedules and review
Job Site Safety
A job site safety file should be established to retain safety documents and respective forms and reports.
If the project team isn’t organized from the beginning, it will never be organized.
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