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10 ways to improve communication in Construction

10 ways to improve communication in Construction

Here are some tips from on how to ensure good communication on a construction site. [rml_read_more] Good communication is an essential component of success on construction projects, and it plays a decisive role in saving both time and money during the building process. Anybody familiar with construction will agree: communication can either be a major issue or a key to success throughout the constr... »

9 ways Engineers can improve their technical writing skills

9 ways Engineers can improve their technical writing skills

Writing is a skill that we can learn easily, but writing eloquently is something that only a few can claim. Anything that keeps you on a page can be said as an engaging piece of content.[rml_read_more] Engineers use technical articles daily.  And to connect with engineers, the content must also speak their language. Hence, today, engineers themselves are tasked with technical writing. However, man... »

Listen: Communication tools that are readily available to improve your writing

Listen: Communication tools that are readily available to improve your writing

LISTEN: In this podcast, Elaine offers tips on how to use tools that are readily available to improve your writing. Take a listen and post your comments and questions that you’d like Elaine to answer in the comments section below. »

5 ways to improve communications across your construction team

5 ways to improve communications across your construction team

Communication is a critical factor in any project – especially those in construction. With multiple team players, and heavily action-packed environments, construction projects require effective communication to be successful. Good communications can advance team collaboration and lead to better project management. Inefficient communications can lead to misunderstandings, project errors, incidents,... »

3 Tips on How to Write a Good List

3 Tips on How to Write a Good List

Lists are useful, but you have to do them right.  I have much to say on the topic of lists, but today I am going to limit myself to my most recent experience.  This past week, I was asked by a client to clarify a section of a document that seemed a little bit muddled. It took me a while to figure out, but I solved it in the end.  Here are the basic problems that I identified with the list, if you ... »