Job focus of the week – General Foreman
A construction general foreman is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of construction projects. Their job duties include:
Planning and organising work: They plan and organise work schedules, resources, materials and equipment needed for construction projects.
Supervising workers: They supervise and direct construction workers and sub-contractors to ensure that work is completed safely, efficiently and within budget and on schedule.
Quality control: They are responsible for ensuring that construction work meets quality standards, safety regulations and building codes.
Budget and cost control: They monitor project costs and expenses, and ensure that projects are completed within budget.
Scheduling and coordination: They coordinate the scheduling of workers, materials, and equipment to ensure that work is completed on time.
Problem-solving: They resolve construction-related problems, such as work stoppages, equipment malfunctions, and conflicts with subcontractors.
Record-keeping: They maintain detailed records of construction progress, materials used, and labour costs.
The general foreman works closely with the construction project manager and is responsible for ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality and safety.