Do’s & Donts of A Clerk of Works


  1. Carry yourself with integrity
  • Be smartly dressed
  • Don’t ask for small or big financial/ material favours from contractors.
  • Keep time and don’t delay the contractor when required to inspect works.
  • Send reports on time.
  1. Be honest with the client, consultants, and even contractors.
  2. Make sure that you thoroughly understand the drawings, details, specifications, and BQ.



  1. Don’t fight the contractor unnecessarily. You have not been hired to fight the contractor but to solve issues amicably. Have a good attitude and be reasonable.
  2. Don’t back-stub the consultants. You will need them in future.
  3. Don’t compromise on quality.