1st Edition

Construction Management Subcontractor Scopes of Work

By Jason G Smith, Jimmie Hinze Copyright 2010
    464 Pages 192 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A single mistake, whether made during the bidding process or when executing a construction project, can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. Of course, the sooner mistakes are caught, the less costly they become. Based on the authors’ combined experience working on projects large and small, Construction Management: Subcontractor Scopes of Work delineates how project teams can avoid mistakes and run projects more intelligently, effectively, and efficiently.

    This book’s concentration on the nuts and bolts of a construction project, rather than on basic philosophies and concepts, sets it apart. It focuses not on the mechanics of writing subcontract scopes of work, but on why they are written the way they are. Designed by contractors for contractors, this is not a book of simple checklists describing how to address various issues, but a compilation of practical examples and lessons learned to form a knowledge base that can be applied to any project. This knowledge can be used to prepare bid documents that clearly define the roles of the various subcontractors, ensuring the full scope of the project is covered without redundancy or duplication.

    Provides invaluable training while minimizing lost productivity!

    Auxiliary multiple choice tests and answer keys are available for download from the CRC website. Using this feature, executives will spend less time preparing and presenting in-house seminars, employees can study when they want and take the tests at opportune times. With this book and downloadable tests, the productivity lost due to training is reduced tremendously.

    Disagreements over the scope of work required of a general contractor and/or trade subcontractors that ultimately end in construction disputes plague the construction industry. This book elucidates problematic aspects of construction projects while also providing insight into the different perspectives of the various project team members. It delivers helpful information that prevents gaps in subcontract coverage and scope disagreements and reduces potential construction disputes.

    Module 1


    Shoring and Underpinning

    Mass Excavation and Site Grading



    Module 2

    Below Grade Waterproofing

    Reinforcing Steel

    Concrete Formwork

    Concrete Placing and Finishing



    Module 3

    Structural Steel

    Metal Decking

    Miscellaneous Metals

    Expansion Joints

    Spray Fireproofing


    Module 4

    Above Grade Waterproofing


    Precast Concrete


    Metal Panels


    Flashing and Louvers

    Glass and Glazing, Storefronts and Curtain Walls

    Caulking and Sealants


    Module 5

    Framing and Drywall

    Building Insulation and Fire Safing

    Doors, Frames and Hardware

    Coiling Doors and Grilles

    Casework and Millwork

    Painting and Wall Coverings

    Ceramic Tile and Stone Flooring

    Terrazzo and Epoxy Flooring

    Acoustical Treatment

    Carpeting and Resilient Flooring

    Wood Flooring


    Module 6

    Miscellaneous Specialty Work

    Food Service Equipment



    Module 7


    Fire Sprinklers




    Module 8

    Site Utilities

    Asphaltic Concrete Paving

    Site Concrete

    Chain Link Fencing

    Landscaping and Irrigation


    Module 9

    Standard Subcontractor Responsibilities

    Standard General Contractor Responsibilities


    Jason G Smith, Jimmie Hinze