Thursday, May 29, 2014

Construction and OpenOfice Free software.

Today reality, everyone are keen to keep the cost as minimum as it can be. The idea by doing so is, increasing profit from their operation. What does this mean to us as person involve in construction? It simply meant that if I can reduce my cost in delivering my contract successfully, I will be competitive enough to secure more project. As a result, there will be increase in Income. However in construction it is not only about the efficiency in physical construction but also the indirect supporting tools that we use.

Why OpenOffice? OpenOffice is an computer software which functioning as Microsoft office product. It have different type of software such as OpenOffice Calc which do the similar work like excel, OpenOffice writer can serve the purpose of the MS word and OpenOffice impress can do the same presentation like MS Powerpoint.

What so special about Openoffice? Its free to download and use. With this condition, we don't have to spend much money to purchase the software.

Wait. However there is some limitation in using this OpenOffice. You might facing problem with those who does not use OpenOffice especially if you want to share or distribute digital soft-copy of your works. before you share you works save the file as excel file to enable those that are using MS excel be able to open the file and edit it if necessary.

Best of all to those construction that want to minimized the cost on the the computer aided software. It might not be significant. but the bottom line is cost saving.(if possible)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Construction manager delegation of power

cConstruction manager or project manager is an important element for any construction field. Thus, it is important for them to be available at all time during construction period. However in real life, everybody need sometime to rest or leave for what ever reason. In view of this situation, it is always a good practice to perform "power delegation" procedure. This is a procedure to authorised a competent personnel to take over the manager duty when ever he or she will be on leave for a substantial period of time such as one week. Most of the construction company only make known the delegation of power to the person affected but in most cases they fail to notify other organisation on the issue. This scenario seems to be only a minor matter any it would not affect the construction work but it do affect the works if drastic or urgent decision is required in which the decision only can be make by authorised personnel. Hence any delegation of power shall be make official and all organisation that involved shall be officially inform.

The content of the delegation of power shall clearly stated the name of the person that will take over the responsibility, his scope of work and his limit of authority. If required may be the period he or she be in power also shall be stated.