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07.28.16 | Communication Between the Structural Engineer & Masonry Contractor

Designers are frequently frustrated by the contractor’s work on a construction project. Often, this is due to the manner in which contractors perceive the project documents which can be exacerbated by subcontracts that prohibit direct communication between the subcontractor and designer. The goal of this presentation is to show how contractors can interpret, or misinterpret details that may be perfectly clear to the designer and how to find the balance that ultimately leads to field quality control. Greater detail will be provided showing how critical components from a contractor’s perspective may not be the same as from a designer’s perspective and how both parties can communicate to alleviate misunderstandings. Finally, the presentation will review typical project documents that may be difficult to understand and lead to interpretation that was never intended by the designer. This review will include suggestions on how to revise the project documents and ultimately lead to improved quality of the installed masonry.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.