What Are The Important Facts And Duties Of Being A Professional Construction Supervisor

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This paper is written to discuss some of the important facts and duties of being a professional construction supervisor. (1)In the earliest days of construction, the ability to take whatever natural resources the earth provided and figure out a way to take that and preserve and improve life, has always been the basis of construction. This process of construction followed instinct, institution and utilizing resources that were most readily available. Historical data tells us that every culture has contributed to improving the construction process independently. Construction will always be needed and continues to grow and develop with our population every year. In 2016 it is estimated that there will be a need for 438,671 new jobs needed not …show more content…
The term “HUB”, means Business owned by one or more minority persons. Minority can mean, Hispanic, female, Black, Asian American, disabled, American Indian, or disadvantaged. The trend of accepting these newcomers that started several years ago has opened the door for many individuals looking for a career in the construction industry and is expected to continue as we move into the future. Although we welcome these workers to the U.S., there is the dilemma if they are skilled at the same standards and quality that we are accustomed to. In some of the smaller cities of the less developed countries, there may be no or very little building codes or enforcement of standards including safety. Even though they may be considered “skilled” in their country, they may be severally lacking the safety and knowledge of codes needed to be successful in the U.S. (5) Creating expectations and achieving quality workmanship starts at the bidding phase of every project. Whether you are dealing with a company full of seasoned workers or some of the newcomers we mentioned before, as a project manager you need to make assurances that …show more content…
These meetings and conversation should be in a manner that makes the individuals feel comfortable with asking question and expressing concerns about what is being communicated. These conversation will open a two way street for future communication around issues or concerns. As a project manager I feel it is important to lead by example. For example, it’s not only important for the employees and contractors on the job to wear their PPE, it’s also your job to show them that you are not asking them to do anything that you are not going to do also. Showing them that everyone including yourself is to adhere to all the policies and practices is the best way to get your point across. If they know your just saying it has to be done because it’s required by OSHA but that you aren’t really going to enforce it, then they will probably not take it serious either. In the eyes of others on the jobsite, you are the top representative from your company. What you say and do often determines how others will follow. One important topic that goes along with this is, “support of company management.” In order to show others that you and your

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