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Seven Baselines of Business Practice

  1. Culture: Define the habits, beliefs goals and expectations within your organization. By defining the culture you can more clearly guide your organization and enable everyone in it to be successful.
    1-1 Creating an Effective Mission Statement
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  2. Planning: Organizational as well as project related planning tools and templates.
    2-1 COPS Estimating Spreadsheet
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    2-2 Manpower Projections
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    2-3 Kick-off Meeting Agenda
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    2-4 Six Month Forecast
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    2-5 Go/No-Go Decision (Private)
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    2-6 Go/No-Go Decision (Public)
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    2-7 Pre-Proposal Risk Assessment Form
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  3. Education: Opportunities and requirements to provide technical as well as business related education for a survey practice.

  4. Contracts: Sample contracts and other risk management tools.
    4-1 Client and Consultants Professional Services 2013
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    4-2 Agreement Between Consultant and Sub-consultant for Professionals Services 2013
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    4-5 Client Contract - Business & Technical Review Checklist
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    4-6 Delivery Order
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    4-7 Extra Work Authorization
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  5. Policy & Procedures: Examples of various personnel policies and/or procedures.
    5-1 Truck Inventory
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    5-2 New! Health and Safety Manual 2017
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    5-3 Safety Training Checklist
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    5-5 Employee Interview Guide
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    5-6 Surveyor Job Descriptions
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    5-7 Site Specific Safety Analysis
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    5-8 Short Form Safety Plan for US Army Corps Engineers Projects
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    5-9 Performance Review
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    5-10 Vehicle Policy
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    5-11

    Surpervisor Evaluation Forms
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  6. Communications & Correspondence: Examples and templates for use in a modern survey practice.
    6-1 Survey Control Disclaimer
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    6-2 Release of Electronic Records
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    6-3 Quality Process Log
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    6-4 Note To Property Owners
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    6-5 Client Feedback Form
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    6-6 Monthly Review of Project Financial Status and Invoice
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  7. Technical Tools & Documents: Various spreadsheet and word templates.
    7-1 Boundary Survey Checklist
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    7-2 Topo Survey Checklist
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    7-3 Topo Log
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    7-5 Ground to Grid and Coordinate Localization Spreadsheet
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Position Statement on Professional Development

Machine Guidance Issues — Position Statement and Suggested Language for Plans and Contracts.
Click here for document. The COPS Steering Committee encourages all ACEC member firms interested in this subject to review this document and offer feedback or comments to improve the language. Please send your comments to htalbert@acec.org.

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