A clerk of works is an independent construction professional with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience of design and construction. He/she can be engaged full time or intermittently, as appropriate for the size and complexity and the client’s requirements.  He/she can be engaged by the client, designer, project manager or contractor but is most often engaged by the client.  He/she will:

  • build relationships and engage in dialogue with all members of the construction, project management and design teams as appropriate for the level of engagement for each project
  • carry out quality and completeness inspections of construction work in progress
  • inspect and record critical stages of construction for compliance with the building consent, the building code and all the relevant manufacturer’s product recommendations
  • assess and record construction progress in relation to the construction programme
  • assess construction processes, time frames, sequences and procedures and offer advice and guidance in ways to increase efficiency, reduce construction time, reduce conflicts and clashes and ensure minimum maintenance of the building once complete
  • provide regular written reports to the client (and other team members as appropriate for the project) on all of the above


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Major structural failures of Schools in Scotland due to lack of Clerk of Works

Over the last few years construction work at many Schools in Scotland has been carried out under Public Finance Initiative Schemes (PFI), where the building contractor self-certifies their own work as being to the correct standard and quality, without being subject to external monitoring or inspection.  This is a model of financing public construction projects that has become common in many countries since it was first developed in UK and AUstralia.  Many of these schools have suffered serious structural failures in the last few years and have needed major re-construction or repair, causing serious disruption to schools and an unexpected additional financial cost.

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