6. Practice, M-Global Context: Memo Report
Assume you are an M-Global field engineer working at the construction site of a nuclear power plant in Jentsen, Missouri. For the past three weeks, your job has been to observe the construction of a water-cooling tower, a large cylindrical structure. As consultants to the plant’s construction firm, you and your M-Global crew were hired to make sure that work proceeds properly and on schedule. As the field engineer, you are supposed to report any problems in writing to your project manager, John Raines, back at your St. Louis office. Then he will contact the construction firm’s office, if necessary.
Write a short memo report to Raines. Take the following randomly organized information and present it in a clear, well-organized fashion. If you wish, add information of your own that might fit the context.
■ Three cement pourings for the tower wall were delayed an hour each on April 21 because of light rain.
■ Cement-truck drivers must slow down while driving through the site. Other workers complain about the excessive dust raised by the trucks.
■ Mary Powell, an M-Global safety inspector on the crew, cited 12 workers for not wearing their hard hats.
■ You just heard from one subcontractor, Allis Wire, Inc., that there will be a two-day delay in delivering some steel reinforcing wires that go into the concrete walls. That delay will throw off next week’s schedule. Last Monday’s hard rain and flooding kept everyone home that day.
■ It is probably time once again to get all the subcontractors together to discuss safety at the tower site. Recently, two field hands had bad cuts from machinery.
■ Although there have not been any major thefts at the site, some miscellaneous boards and masonry pieces are missing each day—probably because nearby residents (doing small home projects) think that whatever they find at the site has been discarded. Are additional “No trespassing” signs needed?
■ Construction is only two days behind schedule, despite the problems that have occurred.