I spend my time on site photographing mistakes. Not really, but that’s how I’m perceived, since much of my time walking through the construction site is spent observing the work-in-progress, and photo-documenting places where it deviates from Array's construction documents or from best practice. Somebody’s got to do it. It’s interesting to take stock of where that effort stands today, especially compared to where it was 25 years ago when I did my first construction site walk-through.
My first construction administration project was for a Laboratory building at UCLA, and I still remember the convolutions we went through with paper processing of submittals, especially RFIs, field reports and punch lists. A large project (150,000 SF), large team (including an associated architect, as at Zucker), and including team members from Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles and St. Louis.