This month and in the next three months, I will be sharing my experience pertaining to a design engineer who is responsible for the construction administration of the project he just completed the design for, with construction underway. The four parts to this discussion are:
As a rule, construction meetings associated with trade contractors are facilitated by the general contractor, construction manager, design-builder, or IPD (integrated project delivery) builder, and more specifically by the mechanical-electrical coordinator. The design engineer is an invited guest at these meetings. In preparing for the meeting, and for this discussion, we will assume these meetings occur during the shopdrawing submittal phase of the project.