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  1. telsa
    02-16-2019 02:51 AM - permalink
    telsa
    Do NOT bring a PC to the job site. It'll be stolen, or destroyed by events. If you lose a day's notes -- it's not the end of the word.

    At your scale, I'm thinking that you're going to get by with a few sheets each day and a trivial amount of nightly updating.

    Because of copy & paste, you can whip out panel schedules in a flash. That's why you want to use a spreadsheet.

    Inkjets are too expensive. So I stay with a laser printer.

    I've found that printing out details for the crew is futile. Don't do it. They won't read.

    That's why they're mules -- and you're calling the shots. To rise in the field you MUST master paperwork. The higher you go, the MORE paperwork there is.

    But, it's easy on the knees, the back, and the office is warmer than snow.
  2. telsa
    02-16-2019 02:46 AM - permalink
    telsa
    Once you have placed this template on your PC, you'll revisit it every night to tweak it.
    The pile of pages becomes your defense when things go sideways. Use the back-sides for your notes during the day -- perhaps who was tasked with this or that.

    This method will permit you to run fifty-man crews. It's MUCH better to pull some off-the-clock PC time than to be caught out sweating during the workday.

    I throw in names and phone numbers on the top page: Super, Inspectors, even my co-workers.

    Then, even years later, you have a written record. I'm looking at a twenty-year old copy as I type.

    If the job was HUGE I'd lay on even the sequence of j-boxes and other details. Why? There's too much going on with a twenty to forty-man crew to juggle it in your head.

    Further, you'll naturally reserve some j-man work for j-men, and apprentice level work for them.
  3. telsa
    02-16-2019 02:40 AM - permalink
    telsa
    Spread sheet
    1200 A 209Y120
    wire size, then the Load Served (Panels on top page) Permit # if relevant
    3rd column: wire count 4th column: breaker or MLO 5th column: pipes -- size and count;
    6th column: GEC --- for panels -- 7th column the size of that GEC
    STATUS:
    blank
    pending
    working
    roughed
    on hold
    proofed
    hot
    done

    Page 2 -- Panel Schedule A
    150A 208Y120
    Circuit -- odds first and on top -- evens lower on the page
    Wire Size -- typ #12, 10,8,6 -- these are branch circuits -- but anything is possible
    Load description
    Poles
    Breaker size
    Pipe -- abstract label
    Status
    Etc.
    This scheme generates a fresh laser copy every day upon which you'll record your notes -- then you update in the evening -- it goes really fast -- and then toss the old copy into your back-pile.

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