Category talk:137 Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained
Ok. I do have a suggestion. It is something that I always thought should've been worded differently in the Construction Manual to clarify the change order approval rules in Section 137.2. Here is the excerpt from the EPG Section 137.2 for a Major Change Order: "5. Any change in a major item greater than 25%. 6. Any change of a contract amount greater than 25%."
It would be clearer if it said percentage of what number. For example, is #5 saying "any change in a major item greater than 25% of the line item or is it 25% of the original contract's Total Dollar Amount for the entire project. Can both #5 and #6 be clarified in the EPG? It would be helpful to add terminology that can clarify what number on the change order report (line item or total change for the report) is being compared to what number in the contract (line item, current contract amount, or original contract amount). It would be helpful to many, I think. Many experienced people have this "understood", but for less experienced people, this reads as being a little vague in my view.
Within this category there are several references made to Sitemanager Sections. I followed one link to the "Trns*port SiteManager Policy and Proceedure Guide", but navigation was limited to only that particular policy and other references did not have a similar link.
I think all references to SiteMgr Sections should completely state "Trns*port SiteManager Policy and Proceedure Guide", to clearly establish the reference they intend and they should be linked to the policy. My first attempt to follow the reference was to looking in the SiteMgr Handbook for Section 502... nothing there is referenced by Section numbers.
Also, there should be some link within EPG to the complete SiteMgr P&P Guide. I'm not finding one so far.