of the shaft is the final step in the construction process itself.
Up until this time, the Contractor has been willing to spend time
with the Inspector but often this changes once the concrete is on
the way. There are generally time limits, slump requirements, etc.,
a whole host of issues or potential problems that can occur during
this phase. Remember, if concreting goes bad, the shaft is lost
and everything the Contractor has done up until this point is essentially
The Inspector needs to perform their duties promptly and efficiently.
Speed is of the essence, but do not sacrifice quality and thoroughness.These
duties may, depending upon the specifications, include performing
standard field concrete tests, monitoring concrete placement and
development of the placement curves.