The Clerk of Works, or Site Inspector, is an on-site representative of the Client responsible for monitoring the works and providing quality control to ensure that construction is compliant with the design and specification and is in accordance with good construction practice.
The Clerk of Works can be described as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Client and Project Manager on site.
Clerks of Works are typically experienced former foremen, senior tradesmen and site managers. In the UK, Clerk of Works are usually members of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI), the professional body for this specialism.
Aegis has a team of professional Clerks of Works who are experienced in carrying out the functions listed above on behalf of the Client on:
- Building works
- Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) installations
- Civil engineering works
Aegis can also provide personnel who are capable of filling NEC Supervisor roles on projects.
Aegis’ Clerks of Works undertake their duties with rigour and proactively assist Clients and Project Managers in identifying solutions to problems. They are available on flexible hours for projects of any size and duration.
To help provide a greater understanding of the role of the Clerk of Works, The Institute of Clerks of Works has produced some short videos: