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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... »

10 HIDDEN KILLERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

10 HIDDEN KILLERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Over the last few years’ safety has improved on construction projects and there are fewer accidents and deaths. However, there is still much that can be done and which can be improved. Unfortunately, much of the improvements have been focused on the safety aspects on the project, yet sometimes there are bigger killers lurking out there. In this article, I want to focus on some aspects which are ne... »

EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT (EQ) AND MANAGING CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY (H&S)

EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT (EQ) AND MANAGING CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY (H&S)

Managing construction Health and Safety (H&S) entails planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and coordinating of eleven resources, Health and Safety (H&S) being one of eleven project parameters.   Construction projects are executed subject to a range of requirements relative to the eleven project parameters of, inter alia, cost, environment, health and safety, productivity, quali... »

WHY IS HARASSMENT OF FEMALE PROFESSIONALS WIDESPREAD IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

WHY IS HARASSMENT OF FEMALE PROFESSIONALS WIDESPREAD IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

Harassment in the workplace is a sensitive topic that evokes different emotional reactions. It is a topic that even though known to be prevalent in work spaces, doesn’t get a platform to be aired without fear of victimization. Harassment takes different forms and is prevalent in all industries.   Workplace harassment can be considered as the belittling or threatening behaviour directed to an ... »