Contractors: Why You Must Clearly Define The Scope of Work
Hi there, Greg here from DYB Coach, currently working in one of our commercial jobs here in Greenville, South Carolina.
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I wanted to share something real quick about scope writing that is really important.
This job is a government funded job, it is a rehab of an older apartment community, where they are going in and they are renovating.
They were built in probably the 50s or the 60s.
So, we are very specific when we write our scopes of work, and I am going to share with you how we’re going to save ourselves a lot of money.
Originally in this scope of work, the windows were supposed to be fully replaced windows, where they take out the jams, reset them into the brick, and just caulk, and we were supposed to just paint.
Now we are running into an issue because the scope of work has changed, they have ordered replacement windows, which is going to be a lot more work.
It is also going to involve lead remediation or containment.
I am out here inspecting the job site, I have noticed this, it is something that we are catching before we get started on that, and we are able to come back to the contractor and figure out a solution with them before it becomes an issue.
I hope you guys out there that are starting commercial work, understand the importance of making sure that you clearly define your scope and read what it is, and make sure that you follow up on that before you send your guys out here.
You don’t want to mobilize your crew and then get stuck in a precarious situation where they might actually do extra work that you weren’t anticipating, without you communicating so.
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