Sunday, December 16, 2012

Life on Site

I have now spent two full days as site staff. I have to say that it's pretty boring already. I'm the only person from my company on this site because it is so small. It is a building that is at the corner of a road and surrounded by tall buildings in the middle of the financial district. The regular guy on this job is British and cannot speak Cantonese. But he seems to have pretty good people skills and the contractors all seem to like him. We were a bit worried that the contractors just won't speak to him but he seems to be doing fine. Part of it might be because their project manager grew up in Liverpool.

I'm pretty lucky that his relationship with them is good. They have also rented out a site office because the site is so small that it cannot handle having two trailers. So I just sit around in the site office until someone tells me that there is something to inspect.

I've also visited CPS (my police station project) a couple of times since it is very close by. I think I should really use the opportunity to pop in more often to check things out. It's unfortunate that both sites are just piling at the moment and there is no excavation happening. I have a feeling that I'll be seeing plenty of excavation once I'm permanent staff on site though. I'm still trying to figure out where I fit in on site though. It would be a lot better if there is a senior RE on site to tell me what I should be doing and *how* I should be doing it.

Really was hoping I would be putting in less overtime this month. It was definitely happening last couple of weeks but even though I have more time on site, it's still hard to get office stuff done. So I feel like I'm working two jobs and need to keep tabs on multiple things.

1 comment:

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