||Identify and use available project data to enable decisions on work methods to be made.
- 1.1 - Assess at least four of the following project data on various projects:
- conditions of contract
- Bills of quantities or methods of measurement
- health, safety and environmental plans
- organisational requirements
- instructions and variations
- 1.2 - Take into account at least three of the following when assessing various work methods:
- sequencing and integration of work operations
- organisation of resources (people, plant, materials and finances)
- established construction techniques
- temporary works
- prefabrication and standardisation
- working conditions
- 1.3 - Explain different methods of identifying project data.
- 1.4 - Explain the different ways of assessing project data for identifying work methods.
- 1.5 - Explain the factors that influence or define work methods.
||Obtain more information from other sources where available project data is insufficient.
- 2.1 - Obtain additional project information by consulting at least two of the following sources:
- client, customer or their representative
- regulatory authorities
- technical literature
- trade literature
- 2.2 - Describe ways of obtaining additional information for project data from a variety of relevant sources.
- 2.3 - Give possible reasons why project data may be insufficient.
||Evaluate work methods against relevant technical and project criteria.
- 3.1 - Evaluate chosen work methods against at least seven of the following technical work criteria:
- materials performance and availability
- structural forms
- health, safety and welfare
- fire protection
- plant, equipment and people availability
- transport logistics
- environmental factors
- waste management
- seasonal weather conditions
- innovative materials, technologies and processes
- site conditions
- 3.2 - Describe typical criteria that determine work methods for routine types of projects.
- 3.3 - Explain different ways of evaluating work methods against a range of technical criteria and relevant project criteria.
||Communicate work methods to decision makers.
- 4.1 - Advise and recommend work methods to decision makers.
- 4.2 - Explain different ways of selecting appropriate work methods on relevant projects.
- 4.3 - Explain different ways that work methods can be recommended to decision makers.
- 4.4 - Outline the different communication methods that could be used to recommend work methods.
||Analyse and quantify the selected work method for its activity content.
- 5.1 - Carry out an analysis of selected work methods on a range of projects which show checks on activity content against quantities of time, cost or resources.
- 5.2 - Explain different ways of analysing selected work methods for activity content.
- 5.3 - Explain ways of accurately quantifying selected work methods.
- 5.4 - Describe the implications of inaccurately analysing and quantifying selected work methods.
||Ensure a method statement is prepared and approved prior to commencement of work.
- 6.1 - Confirm and approve various method statements prior to relevant work taking place.
- 6.2 - Explain different ways that can ensure method statements have been sufficiently prepared.
- 6.3 - Explain the implications, factors and processes of approving method statements prior to commencing work.