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Careers in the construction industry

Published at 01/06/2012 20:54:56



It is not easy to work in the construction industry. When looking at a skyscraper in the city, you have to keep in mind that hard work has gone into the construction of that building.  The hands and minds of the people is what make every construction they work on so polished and perfect. It takes years of experience to reach quality results when taking on any type of project. Moreover, the many years of experience is what makes you the best in your field. Like in any industry, competition in this industry is tough, what you need here is some good experience as well as good references.  



You will need to consult with the project manager. If this is a position that interests you, the job of a project manager is to coordinate with clients and also meet all the jobs’ demands. The project manager will discuss the best ways of developing a task with the clients.  In a construction industry, the project manager will have the authorisation to manage a team to accomplish quality. A project manager can start by being a regular worker who will be promoted to a position of a foreman. In order to work in this position, you need to have a Construction Management degree. Project managers need to be disciplined as they are also managers.




The Project Architect is another career you can pursue in this industry. This is a person who will work very closely with a team, the construction project-manager and also the consultants. The architect will design the building well before construction commences. Architects have the skill to come up with any building shape and style, in fact you will need a good and experienced architect in order for you to get the best results. The other important role of the architect is to uphold communication with clients, because this way, he can fulfil requests and also any other outcomes concerning the project.  If this is a position you are interested in, you will also need to take on accounting tasks.  You can also work as a bricklayer but this role does not require technical or specific academic knowledge. It is something you can learn over time. There are however some courses you can do in order to become a brick layer.



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Now for the Software Manager, he also plays an important role in this industry. Taking on this position, you are required to have extensive knowledge in many programs, database design and networking.  It is also a software manager’s job to manage and develop programs, which can make the work more efficient.  It is also up to him to coordinate and deal with the team when it comes to the project.  The tasks that will be laid out before  in the construction industry will vary, and each of the responsibilities will lead to a successful project. If you are interested in any of these positions, make sure that you have the years of studies behind your name. You will need to be a physically strong person if you want to be successful in this industry.


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