Questions to Ask to Create Job Scopes
When creating our job scopes, we group into three categories: building,
trucking and labor information.
Building information is created for the overall scope starting with any
deadlines for the job itself. If we have a tight deadline, this will require us to
put more carpenters on a daily basis to finish the job sooner. Building
management will then come into the scope with a COI, any security clearance
needed and any protection needed for the property. Elevator time blocks and
sizes will affect this efficiency as well and create a notice needed for our team
to use the elevators.
Trucking information is then developed into two categories: dock and
street unload. A street unload will require us to use a truck with a lift-gate. A
dock unload will need size specifications for specific sized trucks and if we
need any clearance for the use of dock times.
Labor information is the last factor we use to create our job scopes. Start
and end times are the biggest factor that can affect the overall job. This will
entail how much work can ultimately be done in a working day. Many times
our team will work along with other contractors on the same site, requiring us
to plan ahead for efficiency. The product being serviced is then noted for any
special tools, equipment or hardware that is needed.