||Implement appropriate works quantities and cost control systems able to provide early warnings of problems.
- 1.1 - Apply one of the following works quantities and cost control systems on specified work activities:
- contractual procedures and meetings
- operational procedures and meetings
- electronic recording
- 1.2 - Describe various ways for implementing works quantities and cost control systems.
- 1.3 - Explain how to use organisational systems that can provide early warning of problems.
||Regularly collect and record quantities and cost data, and pass on in time to people who need to use that data.
- 2.1 - Document quantities and costs for specified work activities relating to at least three of the following areas:
- day works
- programmes and schedules
- 2.2 - Communicate quantities and cost data to relevant people and following organisational procedures.
- 2.3 - Explain methods for collecting and recording quantities and cost data.
- 2.4 - Describe methods and techniques for passing on quantities and cost data, to those needing to use the data, so it can be used in time.
- 2.5 - Give reasons why quantities and cost data needs to be collected and recorded.
||Identify opportunities for cost savings and recommend findings to people responsible.
- 3.1 - Investigate and analyse potential cost savings on given work activities relating to at least two of the following:
- waste reduction
- applications of new technologies and materials
- energy and utility management
- recyclable and recoverable materials
- alternative sources and types of materials
- variations in quality
- revenue generation
- 3.2 - Communicate and suggest cost savings to the relevant people responsible.
- 3.3 - Explain ways of identifying opportunities for cost savings.
- 3.4 - Explain the methods and techniques for recommending cost saving opportunities to the people responsible.
||Investigate variations and agree and implement appropriate corrective actions with the people responsible.
- 4.1 - Examine relevant work activities to identify variations in quantities and costs.
- 4.2 - Put into place the following corrective measures, where variations have been found, following approval from the people responsible:
- restoration of progress in accordance with agreed programmes
- agreements on new completion dates
- initiations on contract claims
- securing of additional resources
- alteration of planned works
- 4.3 - Describe different ways of investigating variations in works quantities and costs.
- 4.4 - Explain methods and techniques for agreeing and implementing appropriate corrective actions with the people responsible.