BENEFITS OF APPOINTING A SITE ENGINEER AND RISKS OF NOT APPOINTING ONE.
We all know that a Site Engineer plays a major role in a construction project.
ROLE OF SITE ENGINEER
Let me now say few things about the role of a site engineer
- Analysing and Interpreting the drawings
- Assigning tasks to the labours
- Supervising the construction activity
- Preparing schedule of materials and availability of materials
- Checking the Slab, Beam, and Column’s Steel Work Before Concrete Pouring
- Preparing the schedule and reports.
- Attending daily Progress Meetings.
We all know that a site engineer should have a fundamental understanding of the on-site construction process. The site engineer’s concept of planning and coordination will enable them to carry out the operations at the workplace effectively and efficiently.
A site engineer has a wide range of duties, such as providing enough guidance and oversight when there are technical difficulties, as well as proper monitoring and the creation of daily reports on the construction project progress.
BENEFITS OF APPOINTING SITE ENGINEER
1.PEACE OF MIND
Firstly, A Site Engineer helps to monitor the day-to-day progress of the work such as, whether the construction work is proceeding based on the drawing approved. He will take complete care of the tasks such as bar bending schedule, allotting labours, supervising of the construction tasks, preparing a schedule of materials used, listing the materials available, checking the steel work on the slab, beam, and column, and monitoring the curing process periodically. The budget for the weekly and monthly forecast is handled in a better manner. The availability of manpower, material, and machinery is ensured for each activity.
A Site Engineer has clear knowledge about the independent activities and dependent activities in the construction project, and hence they will arrange the activities accordingly. Dependent activities are interrelated project activities which means the activity cannot be started until the completion of a certain task in the sequence, whereas Independent activity can be started even before the completion of certain tasks in the sequence. A site engineer will have the proper knowledge to arrange activities accordingly. Due to the proper scheduling of each activity, there will be no waste of time during the progress of the project.
A Site Engineer will monitor the scenario whether the manpower, machinery, tools, and equipment are properly utilized. If there is any unnecessary idling of machinery and equipment which may cause extra costs will be identified and avoided. The client will not know about how much they will be profitable by appointing site engineer. The Site Engineer will always keep the team informed about the sequence of tasks & activities which may avoid unnecessary chaos.
Under continuous monitoring by the Site Engineer, the construction will progress as per IS Code provision and instruction of manufacturers and hence the quality will be maintained properly which enhances the strength and durability of the structure. A site engineer ensures that the activities and practices undergo with the procedure of specification in the IS code.
RISKS OF NOT APPOINTING SITE ENGINEER
1.CONFUSION IN SEQUENCE OF ACTIVITIES
Without proper guidance, there will be confusion in the order of activities. It may cause confusion in the involvement of other works such as plumbing and electrical works and it leads to money and time wastage. When there is confusion in the order of activities, it may lead to conflict between the contractors like plumbing and electrical works, Flloring and finishing, etc.,.
2.UNCERTAINTY REGARDING STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
Even if a lot of money is spent on various activities of the construction project, we cannot be sure that the structure is stable and durable in all aspects when the project sequence is not monitored properly by a site engineer. The ultimate aim is to hand over the structure with high strength and durability but without proper guidance, one cannot achieve proper strength and durability.