Learn about the three Cs of an effective RFI in part 2 of this series.
NAAMM AMP 555-92 Code of Standard Practice for the Architectural Metal Industry My recommended reading list has several NAAMM specifications listed. This month I read the NAAMM code of standard practice, which is available as a free download and is a quick read at 40 pages. The key points that stood out to me are listed … Continue reading Notes on NAAMM Code of Standard Practice
Requests for information are an important element of project management. Cost savings can be realized as a result of good requests for information. Likewise avoidable losses and delays can be caused by failure to request information or clarification.
My NASCC session notes. Practical advice on utilizing new and existing technology and management best practices.
My notes from NASCC 2018 session. Detailed information on how to manage, document and present change orders.
Utilize a standard project folder structure to keep project documents organized. Below is a recommended format that has worked for me.
List of recommended reading for project managers, estimators, detailers, fabricators, erectors, designers and other personnel in the structural steel and miscellaneous metals industry. Many of these are must read if you work in the structural steel and miscellaneous metals industry as a fabricator or erector. You don't know what you don't know until you read … Continue reading Suggested Reading List and Resources
Here is a checklist I use when processing a request for information (RFI). Part One: RFI Generation Project Manager (PM) generates RFI document in job RFI folder. Convert document to PDF and transmit to contractor via email. This step can be done by an assistant project manager (APM) project engineer or administrative personnel. Enter new … Continue reading Request for Information (RFI) Checklist
Checklists are a tool I use as a project manager. They serve as a reminder to trigger actions that need to be taken on a given project. This is an example of a checklist I use for closing completed projects. For starting projects see my post on project start checklists. Verify invoicing is complete and … Continue reading Checklist for Closing a Project
A contractor we work with had these 10 house rules posted outside the job trailer, love this! I will.... Do everything I can to go home safe. Never forget rule #1. Respect my colleagues. Communicate positively with those around me. Challenge my colleagues to do the right thing. Come to work fit for duty & … Continue reading Contractor House Rules