Field administration in a fast-track environment
In attempting to administer fast-track construction projects, construction managers need to rely on good records and an effective records management program. This article discusses specific communication and documentation practices that can help construction managers (CMs) with field administration in a fast-track environment. Guidelines given to CM team members should account for what they should be doing and whether at the office or on site. Key project documentation should include contract correspondence, internal communications, inspector daily reports, and the resident engineer's diary. Guidelines are also offered for handling documents, communicating with team members and field personnel, and the administration of claims.