In Managing Construction Quality, construction safety expert witness Pete Fowler provides:
SOME QUICK DEFINITIONS
• Scope of Work: Written documents, usually based on the plans and specs, which identify or clarify the project definition. These documents are attached to prime and trade contracts to establish who is doing what. In theory, the “Scope” for the prime contractor should include everything being sold to the owner, and all the trade contractor “scopes” in aggregate should include everything in the prime scope, less the GC’s self-performed work.
• Hold-Point: Critical time in the construction process where construction should stop for verification of conformance with plans, specifications, standards (including performance) and contracts. Verification can include inspection, testing, recording, and reporting.