The site manager should arrange an initial meeting for every trade that is new to the construction site. To this end, he invites the responsible sub-site manager of the newly starting trade a few days, depending on the trade even up to several weeks before the start of the actual work, to an introductory meeting on the construction site.

Construction site equipment

Depending on the size and type of construction project, the intended construction time and the local conditions, a site manager should always draw up a construction site facility plan (BE plan). In simple cases, an understandable sketch is sufficient. For more complex construction sites, such a BE plan is usually developed by a technical office or a work preparation department and drawn to scale.

Coordination of several trades

If several trades are active on a construction site side by side or one after the other, their work must be coordinated by the site manager. If he does not yet have a concrete idea of ​​the internal processes of individual trades, he should find out in good time. The initial discussion with the respective trade helps him here.

Routine activities during construction

The construction manager has very different tasks during construction. They range from the documentation of what has been achieved to the control of the current work to the preparation of the next work phases that are far in the future.

At the same time, day-to-day affairs, many acute questions that need to be clarified and the monitoring of daily work will occupy him most. Here, too, the construction manager is available as a contact for the client, the construction companies and their employees, for many specialist planners and for other parties involved.

The routine activities during construction include:

  • Checking the executions up to the current key date
    (allowance and partial invoices)
  • Inspecting ongoing work
    (keeping a construction log, checking deadlines and quality control)
  • Discuss the upcoming work
    (construction advice, site tours)
  • Planning of future work
    (construction advice, site tours)
  • Documentation
    (measurement and partial invoices, correspondence)

Quality inspection during construction

The earlier a defect is discovered in the planning and construction process, the less effort it takes to remedy it. At best, planning errors are identified before execution and execution errors before subsequent trades perform their work. Because the further the subsequent trades build on inadequate preliminary work and hidden defects, the higher the effort for the elimination of these defects and the risk of extending the construction period or loss of rent.

Planning and construction-accompanying tests are an effective and relatively inexpensive instrument for obtaining a high-quality construction result. The core of the construction-accompanying quality check is the monitoring of the intermediate work status during construction in order to avoid defects – in contrast to the acceptance of construction work , in which the completed work is checked in order to determine and correct defects.