ICWCI (Hong Kong)
A few words to Clerk of
As a member of the
professional team responsible for the construction as well as the up-keep
of structures, you will readily appreciate the importance of selecting a
In this area of technology
and continuous education, qualifications are often interpreted merely as
those certificates awarded at the conclusion of a period of study,
completely overlooking the wealth of experience accumulated by many mature
men in important supervisory roles.
As a Clerk of Works you will
be conscious of the important role you fulfil in establishing minimum
standards of workmanship for the contract upon which you are engaged.
You may also wonder why your
contribution throughout the whole of the contract does not receive the
degree of recognition, your dedication and experience would normally be
expected to warrant.
While you may be accepted as
a responsible member in your professional team, the isolation of your role
on site cannot entirely be disregarded.
When your colleagues leave
the site to return to the office, they can discuss their contract problems
with their professional colleagues.
You will remain alone to withstand the daily challenge of site
problems, relying entirely upon your own initiative and experience to
carry you through.
There is an answer to this problem of isolation - to
the need for recognition for your experience - and in providing support
for your problems on the site.
To overcome these very same problems a group of practicing Clerks of Works
in 1887 formed an association which is the
of Clerks of Works of Great Britain Incorporated (ICW).
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