A Project Monitor is key on projects incorporating national remediation and/or construction companies. The potential of large time and expense invoicing or extended production schedules is greatly reduced with the presence of a Project Monitor.
The importance of a Project Monitor is to keep the project progressing forward by:
Project Monitoring (often compared to Clerk of the Works) is a time-honored tradition in the construction industry dating back to the 13th century when monks and priests took on the role of supervising works associated with the erection of religious facilities. In today’s role, the Project Monitor is much more than simply a Clerk of the Works, they are dedicated to the detailed inspections and documentation of material and workmanship throughout the remediation or building process. Unlike a Clerk of the Works, they are not simply counting items and “ticking and tying” field notes to invoicing.
Ensuring the value of investment, on behalf of the client, is paramount to the Project Monitor. Daily site presence is crucial. The Project Monitor routinely remains onsite for the duration of the project as the “eyes and ears” of a third party; reporting on the equipment, labor, materials, and workmanship. They will monitor progressions and delays, while reporting their findings to the client, as these factors impact the project’s budget and completion schedules significantly.
The role of the Project Monitor, while not limited to these items, includes the following:
1. Site conditions
2. Labor counts and varying trades (Fig. 1)
3. Material deliveries
4. Equipment deliveries, removals and daily onsite count (Fig. 2)
5. Daily site observations (Fig. 2)
6. Photo documentation of site progression (Fig. 3)
Today’s Project Monitor provides an independent assessment of the project at hand with the experience, knowledge, and understanding of most building processes. Whatever the project, from mitigating a water loss to the nuances of building a multi-level structure; the Project Monitor builds a strong working rapport with the construction and design teams to become a true liaison between the teams performing the tasks and the expectations of the client. This is accomplished through the following:
We thank our colleague Elizabeth Foster who provided insight and expertise that greatly assisted this research.
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