Organisation and Management

  • Alan Griffith
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


The organisation and management of small works, like that of any construction project, is a continuous activity that, in its broadest terms, commences with the client’s clear notion of the work required and finishes with a satisfactory final account. The types of contract used for small works can take a number of forms from the works order approach to the use of a standard form, of building contract, as reviewed in Chapters 4 and 5. The general approach can appear most varied depending upon the many and diverse factors that influence small works, from the nature of the work itself to the form of contract. Understanding the organisation and management of small works requires an appreciation of the general principles and practices of good construction management, but moreover, the ability to relate these principles and practices to the particular, even unique, demands of small works.


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