2 April, 2014

Commercial Construction

I work in commercial construction. I am on a 150 million dollar job with a number of sub contractors performing various jobs. I recently discovered, despite any supervision, the drywall sub may has left out acoustical insulation in dozens, (and then some) ,of areas thought the building. Is 4 acoustical insulation very effective anyway? Should I go to the boss about it. And so today I found out that… If it's specified, I would let them know. Acoustical insulation is very effective, especially on a commercial job. Confidential conversations take place, and the transmission of sound through a hollow wall is significant. It's a lot easier to fix now, rather than after the walls are painted, carpeting is in, etc. Besides, you are protecting your company. The sub cut corners, let him pay to fix them. Hope this helps.

Duerson Construction Commercial by FindPeace Productions. Director and Editor: Lin Parker, DP: LT Chang. Duerson Construction is located in Los Gatos Califor. . .


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  1. Kayson Nesmith April 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm #
    On a job this size you must follow the specks or face liability. This must be redone. There is a big difference with the type of insulation.
  2. Mary-Kathryn April 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm #
    This is something that may have been covered in one of the dozens of letters, memos, faxes, and job meetings that you have not been privy to. Tell your foreman about it. That way you've gotten it off your chest and out of your hands. If the foreman wants to mention it to the super, that's his call.
  3. Grace Richards822 April 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm #
    Is it your job to be supervising this job? I don't think it would hurt to talk to your boss about this casually over lunch or something, but on a job this size it seems there are probably plenty of people farther up the line who are watching this job, including building inspectors. Unless it's your job specifically to be watching over quality control or specs here, you'd probably be better off just to do your job pleasantly, and ignore what others are doing. Somebody else is being paid for that job, and they might think you're spending your time watching others work instead of paying attention to your own.
  4. Valen Hall April 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm #
    This is the second time you postred this so i'm not too sure about the authenticity of your question. . . . If you have to ask then you should quit your job and take one with less responsibility. . . With all the down thumbs it looks like the drywall boss is a member here. . . Run the scabs off and have it fixed right. . .