Draw a flow chart of a material procurement process (pick one from the hotel case study) starting with the initial request for quotation and receipt of bid, and ending with receipt of the product warranty. Which of these activities would be a ‘get-to’ for the PE or cost engineer? You may need to refer to other chapters in the book for this exercise.
Assume you were the PE for the construction of a new aerospace manufacturing facility. The facility manager has made a warranty claim regarding the fire alarm system – evidently it goes off everyday at 11:00 am and everyone gets to take an early lunch. You have notified the electrical subcontractor, but the subcontractor has failed to take any action. What action should you take?