Before the placement of concrete, a preconstruction conference should be held. This article discusses some of the issues that should be addressed in a preconstruction conference. This conference can help clarify any expectations or limitations so that no unpleasant surprises are made after the first placement is made. It is recommended that all interested parties--including the engineer, contractor, concrete producer, concrete finishers, testing laboratory and inspector--should attend. If the owner and architect have special demands, a prebid meeting could also be held to establish their expectations and prequalify the concrete contractors. To improve the productivity of preconstruction conferences, a checklist has been developed by two industry associations. This checklist provides structure to the preconstruction meeting. Using the checklist, responsibilities and established procedures for concrete construction are allocated to the appropriate party. A completed copy of the checklist can then be given to each attendee for use as a reference tool during construction.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 95-97
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2003 12:00AM