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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SKILLS – 7
7. Solve problems that impede the execution of a construction project quickly and efficiently. Some unresolved issues on time, or issues that cannot be resolved without discussion by all interested parties, can turn into problems. Transformed into a problem, they require immediate preventive actions in order to prevent aggravation. Unfortunately, in the construction process, such perturbations are not uncommon and very rather even the rule. No matter how well individual processes are debugged, due to a lot of people involved in it from the customer to the worker, could trigger so-called “human factor”, that is, an event caused by the action of an individual person, whose paradigm may differ from commonly expected. For example, despite the existence of safety regulations and instructions foreman or craftsman constantly neglects their observance when doing high-altitude work. And if words or fines do not work, then the person must be replaced without waitin…
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SKILLS – 5,6
5. When communicating with other participants in a construction project, manifest tasks and solutions concisely and clearly.  Communication between stakeholders of construction project cannot and should not be limited to meetings and online communications. One of the most important parts to submit questions for discussion in meeting is to make up them in a clear way. Before each meeting, it is necessary to send a list of questions to be discussed, to each of the participants in a day or two, to enable them to prepare answers or additional questions. During the course of the meeting, a competent person should conduct minutes so that after the end it will be possible to understand the essence of the proposed solutions and to draw out a relevant summary of the meeting. The best time to process and summarize the abstract is immediately after the end, since the memory has the trait to distort the information as times go by. So, head of meeting has to do his…
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SKILLS - 3,4
3.Efficiently organize the working time of the construction project team. Working time management of the construction project team always concerns of setting priorities for the whole team, as well as for each member individually. When construction project unfolds it's not rare when appear situations tied with the shortage of time. For example, the customer makes changes to the project, but materials are already ordered according to the previous specifications or a drastic change in the weather and the need to take measures to preserve the work already done. Usually every project team member have certain responsibilities, but when such emergency situation arises (and sometimes it seems that some projects consist only of them) it is necessary that construction project manager has to intervene in order to redistribute responsibilities or help subordinates determine the importance of tasks. In such issues for instance very helpful will be Stephen Covey&…

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SKILLS 1,2

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1.Delegate the task to the person prepared for its implementation, making sure that the person has the experience to solve it and clearly understands the conditions of the task. During the execution of a construction project, each person in a team performs certain functions defined by his contract and duties. These functions, and result of the execution of these functions should be detailed in the job description, in order to eliminate possible conflicts of responsibility in the future. Nevertheless, different situations often arise in a construction project; it is not always possible to foresee their occurrence, especially on projects that are completely distinguish from previously implemented. The solution of such issue and control over implementation of this decision should be entrusted to a person who is prepared for such task and has the time, strength and ability to do so. And before beginning of accomplishment you have to assure that the track and outcome of his solution thoroug…
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CHEATING COUCHING The modern coaching raises some questions which I try to clear now. What the coaching is all about? Why do we have such enormous amount of coaches? And why they deceive us?       Basically coaching is adjustment of characteristics and skills in accordance with the life requests: business training, in the case of lack of knowledge in marketing, sales, leadership, and other technologies that allow you to effectively profit from your work; when problems are inside or with the people around you, then personal growth courses should help develop inner attitude and patterns in order to correct them. Bluntly speaking the kind of classic rule, cultivated by all animals and especially by humanity: the older teach the younger, the younger learn from the experience and skills of the older.       Until recently, it was so. Because the information came from books and experiences. But, nowadays information has become commonly available and coaching training can be obtained from the co…
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10-1 BIM technologies

     Almost any construction begins with a drawing, except summer houses, which retirees are building for years, without hurry and clear plan. A complete set of drawing documentation implies that the specifications are attached to the drawings, specifying the requirements for the materials defined by the project so that the contractor can accurately implement ideas created by the architect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvsrk_zZsAE and approved by the client. And if, until recently, plans and specifications existed separately, on different sheets, so that sometimes it was a real challenge to find corresponding specification sheet, but nowadays technological progress, which determines our modern life and has already replaced the main designer’s tool from a drawing board to a computer and created CAD programs, gives to the architect an even more powerful design tool - creating a virtual BIM model (Building Information Model). And the most important thing in this t…