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Done a ceiling last week, bonding, two coats of finish, looked good when finished, sparks put up a flourscent lightning, c.o.w turned it down saying that there was humps and bumps, that sort of light shows up everything not great lighting.. He didn't agree.. #pissedoff.
 

theclemo

Private Member
It's critical lighting. Get on to BG about it. Or tell him to. They should have supplied you with a light while u skimmed it.
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Ain't seen a clerk of works for years and were a new builds

there is a local CoW, he has busted loads of contractors.
my first day on a new hospital wing along came Ray the CoW who i have known for years. he said "'have it finished today?" i answered" no i have only just got here", he answered well the job goes in to penalty from tonight. then he tells me that the builder got off to a very bad start, the concert mix in the foundations was a weak mix and that he had them gunned out. this had cost the builder £80,000. i said that was not good Ray he answered that this big time builder had him over when he was a subbie and things were going to be very difficult here.
he busted the carpenter after the ash door liners had not been fitted correctly, when the carpenter refitted the linings he was told that he would not accept second hand material, remove them put them in the skip and go and purchase new ones.
one day he came into my room for a chat when he noticed that the digger driver was filling the trenches and not using the whacker plate to consolidate the trench, i said to Ray are you going to tell him? he answered yes about a quarter to five when he has done plenty!
 

Tinytom

Well-Known Member
there is a local CoW, he has busted loads of contractors.
my first day on a new hospital wing along came Ray the CoW who i have known for years. he said "'have it finished today?" i answered" no i have only just got here", he answered well the job goes in to penalty from tonight. then he tells me that the builder got off to a very bad start, the concert mix in the foundations was a weak mix and that he had them gunned out. this had cost the builder £80,000. i said that was not good Ray he answered that this big time builder had him over when he was a subbie and things were going to be very difficult here.
he busted the carpenter after the ash door liners had not been fitted correctly, when the carpenter refitted the linings he was told that he would not accept second hand material, remove them put them in the skip and go and purchase new ones.
one day he came into my room for a chat when he noticed that the digger driver was filling the trenches and not using the whacker plate to consolidate the trench, i said to Ray are you going to tell him? he answered yes about a quarter to five when he has done plenty!
Sounds like a nice bloke. What sort of a c**t takes pride in f**k**g someone else over
 

John j

Mono Don
Sounds like a nice bloke. What sort of a c**t takes pride in f**k**g someone else over
Shocking ,I,d have flipped.
Once got told bout a lass who worked for csa . Been dumped by her fella . Told a friend she,s of to work tomorrow to ruin as many blokes lives as poss
 

GrantyBoy

Well-Known Member
there is a local CoW, he has busted loads of contractors.
my first day on a new hospital wing along came Ray the CoW who i have known for years. he said "'have it finished today?" i answered" no i have only just got here", he answered well the job goes in to penalty from tonight. then he tells me that the builder got off to a very bad start, the concert mix in the foundations was a weak mix and that he had them gunned out. this had cost the builder £80,000. i said that was not good Ray he answered that this big time builder had him over when he was a subbie and things were going to be very difficult here.
he busted the carpenter after the ash door liners had not been fitted correctly, when the carpenter refitted the linings he was told that he would not accept second hand material, remove them put them in the skip and go and purchase new ones.
one day he came into my room for a chat when he noticed that the digger driver was filling the trenches and not using the whacker plate to consolidate the trench, i said to Ray are you going to tell him? he answered yes about a quarter to five when he has done plenty!

Ray needs a right good kicking in my opinion..surprised he hasn't had one, or two, or three.

f**k**g dick splash.
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Ray needs a right good kicking in my opinion..surprised he hasn't had one, or two, or three.

f**k**g dick splash.

Ray is the CoW for the army garrison . if you ask him why he does things like he does ? he answers that these contractors give quotes so low and with design and build think they can do as they please. they think that they can change materials without asking me nor given the army the chance to test if the material is bomb proof.
the contractors, project managers job is to try and have the army over with shoddy work and extra costs. my job as CoW is to make sure that does not happen.
Ray is always willing to trade, i.e. if i accept that material , i want you to pay for £10,000 worth of extras that i need ? the tiler had not used the spec.tile adhesive, he was told on a friday afternoon to get all the tiles and screed up and have them back by monday as there are units to be fitted. the tile company agreed to pay for the extras.
 
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