By W.J. Slater
Written through the country's major authority on building administration education, this publication supplies useful examples of building administration difficulties and the way to house them.
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The company operates mainly in the North East and has a turnover of approximately £9 million. at present it has 24 contracts or speculative house developments on ranging from £2 million to £100,000 plus jobbing work. Discussion points are as follows: Jim Broadway (General Manager) 1. Material costs are generally higher than estimated. 2. There appears to be a general lack of control as far as material is concerned. 3. He is not sure whether this is due to excessive waste, bad buying, bad estimating, pilfering (internal) pilfering (external) or being overcharged on invoices or a combination of all.
Three days later the first gang request a meeting and say that if you do not sack the labourer who replaced Bill Smith they will all leave. They say he is no good, although you have employed this man some two years ago and feel that he is a good man. What could be the reason for this action by the men? Case 23 John Hall has complained that he is being victimised on his site by the foreman. He claims the foreman gives him all the bad jobs and says he does this because he is a member of the National Front and the foreman is a 54 NORTHERN CONSTRUCTION LTD CASE communist.
A Supervise Depot Managers, visit client with Depot Managers, produce reports, order plant, attend meetings. Employ and dismiss operatives and other things in general. Q Do you think the Company should expand? A Yes, the potential is great. THE NATIONAL PLANT CO LTD CASE 43 Q Would you like promotion? A Yes. Q Does the Company have a management development programme. A No. I also think they should carry out appraisal of staff. Q Would you like to do it? A No. Q Have you a great deal of authority?
Cases in Construction Management by W.J. Slater