Revise Contracts after the Sales Models

Every housing construction project is slightly different, and it is difficult to anticipate and cover every activity in the subcontracts. Some items are missed on the plans, some changes are made to the houses by the company owners or the interior design/marketing department, and some things are determined to be unnecessary and thus dropped.

All these changes generate paperwork for the jobsite superintendent because they are not covered in the contracts and people must be paid for their work.

After the sales models are complete, and during the purchasing stage prior to the start of the first phase of the production units for large projects…the subcontracts should be revised to include changes and extra work added to the construction…so that the additional paperwork does not carry through the entire project.

If the amount of extra work-order paperwork…and time-and-material monitoring and accounting are kept to the absolute minimum…the jobsite superintendent can then be out in the field running the construction rather than stuck in the trailer filling out paperwork.

Author: Barton Jahn

I worked in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have eight Christian books self-published through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on more books on building construction.

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