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Published 4th December 2008, 11:46am

Public Works Dept and Cayman Contractors Association Agree to Standard Construction Rates for Brac Recovery

The Public Works Department (PWD) and the Cayman Contractors Association (CCA) have come to an agreement with regard to Standards Rates that will be charged by CCA Contractors who will assist with the rebuilding efforts in the Brac as a result of Hurricane Paloma.

Although these rates pertain to member-contractors of the CCA, and are geared towards the rebuilding of Government Buildings, homeowners may employ the services of CCA contractors for the same standard cost, according to Mr. Steve Hawley, President of the CCA. Homeowners may also use these standard figures as a guide with respect to utilizing the services of non-CCA contractors. However, it should be noted that although Government recommends that non-CCA contractors follow this rates, they are not in direct order to do so.

According to Mr. Max Jones, Director of Public Works, Government’s group of insurers is already in acceptance of the standard rates for the Brac Recovery. Additionally, the CCA has been in talks with other private sector insurance companies, but says the proposed rates have been met with mixed reactions. Some insurers have stated that they wish to establish their own rates, while others have praised the move by PWD and CCA, saying that it will make their jobs easier while also ensuring that settlements made to their clients will be appropriate.

The Schedule of Rates for the Demolitions and Repairs Works To Government of the Cayman Islands Building are as follows:

 
Dayworks – Labour    
Labour Foreman65HR
Lead Hand40HR
Labourer20HR
Machine Operator25HR
Steel Fixer20HR
Carpenter 25 HR Mason25HR
Painter25HR
Tiler25HR
Plumber55HR
Plumber's Helper20HR
Electrcian55HR
Electrical wireman45HR
Electrcian's Helper25HR
A/C Technician55HR
   
Dayworks - GC Supervision (not subject to minimum 45hr/week)  
   
Superintendant75HR
Quantity Surveyor65HR
Engineer65HR
   
Dayworks - Equipment (includes operators)  
   
Backhoe 100 HR TracK Excavator with bucket only154.00HR
20CY Truck100HR
25CY Truck120HR
Generator - 100kw towable385.00DAY
Air Compressor - 185cfm 100psi132.00DAY
Large Submersible pump 2" diameter49.50DAY
Chainsaw 18"49.50DAY