In preparing a detailed control estimate, the construction department should provide a field staff organization chart showing all necessary job functions; in addition, this department should prepare a listing showing field staff positions, both permanent and local hire, and indicating planned arrival and release dates as well as estimated manhours or manmonths. Figure 7-16 shows a typical listing which could be a basic control document for allocation of field supervision. This document should be constantly updated.
The contract agreement will outline the basis of charging for the construction staff. On reimbursable projects, these charges are sometimes a source of contention between the owner and contractor due to differing interpretations of contract conditions. This account can be "controlled" on an overall basis with manhour expenditure and rate curves.
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