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5 Strategies that helped me get ahead as a Construction Professional

5 Strategies that helped me get ahead as a Construction Professional

It is a challenge for Construction Professionals to go all out and implement their dreams. All I know, is that we all face the same set of challenges individually and as an organization. I remember vividly when I was still a Site Engineer, I wanted to run my own site in all aspects. I looked up at the various leaders’ qualities and I handpicked the qualities I liked which I then retrofitted to sui... »

HOW TO IDENTIFY TEAM MEMBERS STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

HOW TO IDENTIFY TEAM MEMBERS STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

Unfortunately, there is always a risk of accidents on construction sites and these accidents may sometimes lead to fatal injuries and even death. We all deal with trauma differently but as Construction Professionals it is important to know when your team members are struggling to deal with the trauma; because in most cases people struggling to deal with trauma are more likely to bury it in their m... »

THE 2017 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT (MTBPS) AND HARDHAT PROFESSIONALS

THE 2017 MEDIUM TERM BUDGET POLICY STATEMENT (MTBPS) AND HARDHAT PROFESSIONALS

The 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement which was tabled on Wednesday 25 October 2017 by the Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has identified the main risks to South Africa’s fiscal position over the medium term to be “the macroeconomic outlook, budget execution, policy uncertainty and financially distressed state-owned companies.”   Some of the risks identified when Pravin Gordhan the p... »

TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION TIP: DON’T USE POWER POINT TO PLAN YOUR PRESENTATION

TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION TIP: DON’T USE POWER POINT TO PLAN YOUR PRESENTATION

The first mistake that many people make when planning a presentation is to open up Power Point and start making slides. “What’s wrong with that?” you may ask. Here are two ways in which I think the “Power Point First” method hampers you from giving your best possible presentation.   MS Power Point is designed as a presenting tool and not a planning tool. What goes in to planning is not what c... »

8 REASONS WHY PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET IS SHIFTING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPP)

8 REASONS WHY PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET IS SHIFTING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPP)

In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (PPPs) to implement public infrastructure works.   Here’s why the benefits of PPP project delivery, not just financing, will continue to shift the market in this direction.   Unclear responsibilities.A lack of clarity about decision making and project governance often hinders effective project deliv... »