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During the construction stage, the contract administrator (sometimes referred to in different forms of contract as the 'architect/contract administrator', 'project manager', 'engineer' or 'employer's agent') holds regular (often monthly) construction progress meetings attended by the contractor and if necessary members of the consultant team.
The client, client representative or project manager may also wish to attend these meetings. Construction progress meetings may require decisions to be made and so it is important that they are attended by sufficiently senior individuals if delays are to be avoided.
Construction progress meetings are an opportunity to:
- Receive progress reports from the contractor (the contractor may hold a progress meeting, sometimes called a production meeting, with sub-contractors prior to the construction progress meeting).
- Receive progress reports from the consultant team.
- Receive cost reports from the cost consultant.
- Receive records of sub-contractors and labour on site.
- Receive progress photos (which may be required from the contractor if included in the preliminaries, or may sometimes be commissioned separately by the client).