Methodology

The McDougal Group construction site
SITE ACCESS: We will coordinate with the Owner to establish the material lay-down area and make sure our subcontractors stay within the boundaries. We also maintain an accurate schedule so that deliveries are made in a timely manner and materials needed later are not delivered too early. Staging areas will be protected from the public. Stored materials will be protected from damage due to weather

QUALITY CONTROL: Shop drawings and submittals are requested by the Estimator/Buyer at the time contracts or purchase orders are issued. An ample number of copies are requested for proper distribution. As submittals are received by the Project Manager, they are logged in and reviewed as soon as practical. The Project Manager reviews all submittals with assistance from the Estimator when required. Any omissions, corrections, or discrepancies found will be noted in green ink. The submittal is then passed on to the Architect for review and approval. If the submittal is acceptable, it is immediately distributed to the Subcontractor or Supplier and to the Field Superintendent. If it is not completely approved , corrections are made prior to distribution

COORDINATION: Weekly site meetings are conducted with all subcontractors before they start work and periodically as their work progresses. These are conducted for basic and specific coordination issues between other subcontractors, suppliers, General Contractor, and Owner. They are also held to confirm and/or update the progress schedule

PHASING & SEQUENCING: If the project requires phasing or different types of construction, then sequencing is dictated by the type of and simplicity of each construction type. The phasing will be worked out in a manner to make the entire project flow without any major delays not necessarily the simplest first and so on


WORK ON EVENINGS & WEEKENDS:
Depending on the complexity of the project, it may be necessary to work off hours whenever the weather or schedule warrants it. Normal working hours are 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

SAFETY: Included within our weekly site meetings are standard safety reminders, as well as dealing with or correcting any known or potential safety concerns; whether they are about construction or public proximity

COMMUNICATION: The McDougal Group’s home office is accessible by phone, fax, cellular phones, and e-mail. Office computers are set up to use Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office. All computers can read .pdf documents, and some have and can read Auto-Cad documents. Estimating and bookkeeping is done via computer programs and bookkeeping has access to online AIA forms and documents. Scheduling is done in the home office using Microsoft Project. The field office is equipped with telephone and fax, while the Field Superintendent also has a cellular phone