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HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: HOW DO MALES FUEL THE HARASSMENT OF WOMEN?

HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: HOW DO MALES FUEL THE HARASSMENT OF WOMEN?

At first glance, the primary clear perception that one can feature is the antagonistic nature of the HardHat Professional environment for females. This is a critical subject that has been taken lightly or completely avoided, an excessive number of times, for discourse.   The purpose behind the irrational atmosphere in this environment is the conviction that when a woman wants something, they are v... »

5 LIES ENGINEERS BELIEVE

5 LIES ENGINEERS BELIEVE

  In my line of work, I frequently encounter false beliefs. In my technical presenting and report writing workshops with engineers, there are some lies that are defended more vehemently than others.  Most often, they are presented to me as justification for not needing to change current practice.  The following five lies seem to be the most common that should be refuted:   Lie No.1: Engineers... »

5 Hacks That Construction Entrepreneurs Can Use to Get to and Stay On the Success Lane

5 Hacks That Construction Entrepreneurs Can Use to Get to and Stay On the Success Lane

Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest journeys that one could possibly undertake. It asks of you to commit to it fully and with unbridled passion and consistency. Being an entrepreneur requires you to be on the lookout for ways to improve your business and provide value for your clients/customers.     With a growing number of people choosing the entrepreneurial route, how can you distin... »

5 Mistakes Made by HardHat Professionals When Starting a Business

5 Mistakes Made by HardHat Professionals When Starting a Business

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs to enter the economic cycle in order to help with unemployment. Entrepreneurs are also the backbone of our economy. Hardhat Professional entrepreneurs are especially key in enhancing our economy because their solutions impact directly on our communities, therefore any HardHat Professional venturing into entrepreneurship should be encouraged.   There are a... »

5 things immigrant Built Environment Professionals can do to solve challenges they face in South Africa

5 things immigrant Built Environment Professionals can do to solve challenges they face in South Africa

Daniel Chinounye born in Zimbabwe is a 14-year-experienced Quantity Surveyor currently working with a European multinational company based in their South African branch. Daniel has experience working in many countries in East and Southern Africa in various construction commercial roles including ; working as a Consulting (Professional) Quantity Surveyor, Managing Quantity Surveyor for a growing co... »