Cases in Construction Management by W.J. Slater

By W.J. Slater

Written by way of the country's best authority on building administration education, this ebook offers useful examples of development administration difficulties and the way to accommodate them.

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He has no feed back system fromsite except to find out if the job as a whole made a profit or a loss. George Green (Site agent) George Green is one of Durham’s senior site agents: 1. He says that the estimator must not allow enough for materials in the first place. 2. He complains that many items that the buyer takes off are incorrect and have to be returned increasing the cost. 3. He says he is unable to check until the materials actually arrive as that is when he receives a copy of the order.

The following is an outline of the executives in the Company: The People Mr Green (Operations Director) Age 40, service with the company: 10 years. Resident in Scotland. Married with two children, aged 8 and 10. Will not live in England as he prefers the Scottish Education system for his children. Hard worker. Good knowledge of plant. Needs to spend a lot of time away from home as he travels the whole country. He says he likes to keep his finger on the pulse in all parts of the country. The results of a questionnaire are shown in Appendix C.

He does not make any progress. The Minutes to the MD are fixed. It is very difficult to make direct contact with the MD. I would like to see more of him in the Depot. Q Does the Area Manager give you a lot of support? A No. It is more interference. I could really manage without him. Q Why does the Company have Area Managers? A I am not sure. Meeting with Area Manager Q Do you think the Company could do without Area Managers? A No. Q Why not. A The geographical spread is too great. Regional Directors would not be able to cope with the supervision of Depot Managers.

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