Organizing Projects and Working with Other Trades
Many people are involved in the design, planning, and execution of a project. Some people involved in project organization:
1. Building owner
2. Architect/ engineer (A/E)
3. General contractor (GC)
4. Construction manager (CM)
A construction project requires a lot of planning and scheduling because different trades, equipment, and materials are needed at different times in the process.
Working with Other Trades
Cooperation among the various trades at the job site and respect for the work of other trades are essential to achieve a smooth-running project.
On many well-run jobs, a sense of togetherness (cooperation) soon develops and the traders work together in harmony. Many times, there is even a tradeoff of activities that allows the project to progress at a uniform pace.
From a craftsperson's standpoint, cooperation among the many trades on the job makes the work flow better and helps ensure timely completion of the project.
Carpenters are generally on the job before most other trades. Therefore, an important part of trade coordination is ensuring that the work done by the carpenters will accommodate the other trades.