Today I learned what a Clerk of the Works is.
While manning the I.T. phones in the Command Center for Dana-Farber’s move-in to the new Yawkey building, I met a man, sitting next to me and manning the Facility phones. His job is Clerk of the Works for the construction project. I had never heard of this. Have you?
The clerk of the works or clerk of works (often abbreviated CoW) is a person employed by the architect or client on a construction site. The role is primarily to represent the interests of the client in regard to ensuring the quality of both materials and workmanship are in accordance with the design information such as specification and engineering drawings, in addition to recognized quality standard