The work measurement process applicable to steelwork will measure the following elements:

  • Blasting of work section as required.
  • Cropping-out of old material from the defined work section.
  • Preparation of the work section and making ready for welding.
  • Fit-up and welding of the work section.
  • Grinding and finishing of the work section.
  • Inspection of the work section.
  • Completion of NDT process typically MPI.
  • Repairs once completed.
  • Coating as per specification.

The units of measurement applicable to steelwork will be as follows:

  • Material purchase including the date of order.
  • Material delivery including the actual order delivery date.
  • Material identification stipulating who identified the material, when & whether or not class approval/verification is required.
  • Material preparation showing the process to be followed including durations for each activity.
  • Welding includes the total length of welding required.
  • Coating is included, reflecting completed m2.
  • Daily progress summaries per work element

The work measurement methodology applicable to steelwork comprises the following steps:

  • The final contract quantities, specifically including durations and costs, and associated details must be understood as the foundation for the work measurement process.
  • Measurement of the physical work on projects will take place twice daily – around 08h00 to determine night shift production and around 18h00 to determine day shift production. Adjustments will be made for work measured but which is then not accepted by QC.
  • A daily visit will be made to the fabrication workshop around 13h00 if necessary. Measurements will be logged on a spreadsheet dedicated to fabrication and properly referenced to the work area and/or grid plan and/or schedule reference. Adjustments will be made for work measured but which is then not accepted by QC.
  • All measurements must be reconciled against project schedule at timenow and Variation Order Register and also reflect the following:
    • Rate of production.
    • Trouble-shooting issues.
    • Resource forecast especially labour.
    • Final QA documents.