Road-Marks On The Journey To A Successful Career I Construction Management

Career in Construction

Every construction project, big or small requires the supervision and leadership of a great construction manager. The manager should have a combination of skills and experience which have proven crucial to the success of a project. Among these abilities and skills includes the ability to communicate effectively and the ability to delegate tasks accordingly and work as part of a cohesive team. Even more crucial is the ability to think fast, analyze and solve any problems that may arise during the course of the project cycle. All these ensure that the project implementation process in on track with all the set timelines. A great educational background adequately prepares construction managers for their roles at the site and helps in developing these great leaderships skills. Overseeing a project successfully right from its initial conception stage to the final commissioning is no easy task and requires a set of skills and talents on the part of both the manager and the construction workers. There are several educational qualifications that prepare one for a career in construction management.  One can choose to pursue a diploma, degree or masters in any of the four main disciplines which are engineering, architecture, construction management and building Read More …

The 5-Point Care and Maintenance Guide For Artificial Grass

Artificial Grass

To protect and get the most out of the investment put into  an artificial grass installation requires  proper are and regular maintenance. Careful and proper maintenance not only ensures that the synthetic turf surface looks its best at all times but it also considerably extends the life of your artificial grass. Regular Cleaning For the most common spills and stains such as coffee, ketchup and juice, always ensure that you clean out the stain as soon as possible. While artificial grass is highly stain-resistant, removing the stains once they have dried up is quite challenging. On the other hand however, it is easy to clean out fresh spills by dabbing on the grass surface with paper towels or simple household detergent on a piece of clothing. For oil-based stains, mineral spirits are an effective stain remover. Artificial grass is a pet-friendly cover and can be used for different pet-related applications. Regular hosing down should keep the synthetic turf clean and well-drained. An equal part mixture of water and white distilled vinegar also helps minimizing the odor. Regular Brushing Regular brushing will help in avoiding premature matting on the synthetic turf surface, and more so in high foot-traffic areas.  Using a Read More …

Guide to Company Portfolio Creation For Marketers

More and more people are steering away from the traditional 8-5 jobs to start and run their own businesses and the business world is becoming increasingly competitive. Staying ahead of the competition requires a multi-faceted strategy and a great marketing campaign always features prominently in that strategy. Start-ups and small businesses outsource to marketing companies for professional marketing services. While the demand is definitely there, generating leads and scoring business for a marketing company depends, among other factors, its company portfolio. Clients are always more confident about working with a company that can boast of a verifiable results-driven portfolio. A marketing company that can show its prospective clients  the impressive work done for other businesses stands a better chance of getting the  service contracts with these prospective clients. At the heart of an impressive portfolio are great testimonials from clients that have had interactions with the company. In a business world where clients are very specific about their needs and know exactly what they want out of a business relationship with a company, testimonials and positive reviews are a great deal. Clients who have worked with the company can speak of how the company assisted in meeting set goals and Read More …

Safety At The Construction Site: The Role of The Workers

Construction Safety Tips

Right from the drafting stages, the Australian Work Health and Safety laws identify the construction industry as a target industry and an area of interest. Through collaborative efforts among all relevant stakeholders, the policy seeks to reduce injury and fatalities at the work place. Construction sites are inherently high-risk and careful attention need be employed to avoid injury. A Safe Work Australia report reveals that up to an overwhelming 40% of construction workers attribute frequent cases of injury at the workplace to a lack of training Obligations for workers The model WHS laws stipulate that the worker is under obligation to observe and comply to certain standard. Let us have a look at the specifics of these obligations as specifically applies to the construction industry. Comply and fully implement all instructions received  that pertains to workplace health and safety The construction site manager and foreman have the responsibility to provide proper instruction on all things safety for every worker, and more so for new workers. The workers on the other hand, are duly obliged to comply and follow these instructions. The worker should make a point of raising any concerns and seeking clarifications from the relevant authorities in order to Read More …