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Old 03-06-2017, 12:26 AM   #1
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Starting next week I will be moving into a project engineer/assistant super for a medium size general contractor in orange county. Will be doing mixed bag of things lots field verifying for quality control and layout during construction. I am pretty new to the superintendent role was a Project Engineer only previously. What tools would you suggest would be good to have on hand has a superintendent quality control and room layout and measurement. I already have a few in mind but wanted to get some input.

here is what I'm think so far
laser measure to check square footage of rooms
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00VI7WC...Z3QBBX87&psc=1
100 ft tape
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B008AGWP...=ILZZNW8PF8U1U

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35 ft tape measure.
18v screwgun and impact driver. Impact driver optional.
Tie wire, lineman pliers for cutting and twisting/tyiing the wire.

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You mentioned layout; You'll probably want a decent chalkline on top of a 35' tape, and 100' tape. Guys around here like Tajima, as do I.
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thanks for the information so far in regards to the Tajima chalk line which model do you use. Also, does it matter if it comes with red or blue chalk?
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highliters for marking plans

upside down paint. 3-4 colors

legal steno pad to keep your daily notes

clip board & legal pad

pen & pencils

architect rule

hard hat

safety vest

cell phone

list of all subs/suppliers on the job

local utility contact numbers

digital camera

ask the super what he expects of you.
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Thanks for the all the info the scope is a new ground up 3 story office building next to an existing one that we are gutting and redoing and moving walls and layout. So I will be doing a lot field verifying of new walls in both the existing and new building and check where the data the outlets etc are going to be placed as that was a huge issue on the last job.
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thanks for the information so far in regards to the Tajima chalk line which model do you use. Also, does it matter if it comes with red or blue chalk?
It all depends on how permanent you want the lines. Red is pretty standard for layout in my experience.
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