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Part A

Construction project managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from beginning to end (5)

They prepare cost estimates, budgets, and Planning before starting the project, they select the best construction methodologies by preparing the construction schedule/program and organizing resources (2) Depending on the timely required task daily or weekly they report work progress and budget matters to clients or their representatives.(1)

Despite their continuous collaboration with architects and engineers and depending on project specifications they select, schedule, and coordinate subcontractor activities. They also may interact with lawyers and local government officials. Sometimes they confer with city inspectors to ensure that all regulations are met (3)

They live the project in its day to day (3) and respond to work delays, emergencies and contingencies.

They ensure compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations (1). Additionally they evaluate the cost estimation to maximize efficiency and productivity (4)

The average annual wage for North American construction project managers was $97,150 in 2015. (5) In oil producing rich countries in the Middle East, highly experienced Project Managers earn packages exceeding $140,000.

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (3)

(1) Trinity Psychometrics: construction manager career profile/job description

(2) Paul Netscher: Successful Construction Project Management: the practical guide/ Kindle Edition ( April 14, 2014).

(3) Smartsheet.com,Inc: Vicente Berrera:Construction management 101: advice from the experts

(4) CareerPlanner.com,Inc/ job description/Construction Manager/Part 1-2-3-4.

(5) Study.com/ Glossary of career education programs/Mechanic and repair Technologies/Construction Project Manager: job Description Duties and Requirements.

CAPTION 1

\"In construction management, the more we plan the luckier we get and the more successful our project becomes. Planning begins before starting the project, including; selecting the best construction methodologies, preparing the construction schedule/program and organizing resources. It also encompasses daily and weekly planning through the life of the project to ensure all tasks are completed.

\"Construction is all about teamwork and good communication is essential for every project manager. You have to communicate with your team, subcontractors, suppliers, your client, designers, local authorities and sometimes neighbors and members of the public.\"

Paul Netscher, author of two construction project management books, including \"Successful Construction Project Management.\"

CAPTION 2

\"Never stop studying or analyzing everything you see in a project. Never take anything for granted. The construction management profession demands complete attention, great commitment and excellent learning and analytics skills. Live the project in its day to day and never forget to prepare for the unexpected.\"

Vicente Barrera, 18 years of professional experience in industrial construction and infrastructure. Currently a project manager for SENER, a private engineering and technology group.

Part 2

It is increasingly important for construction project managers to have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or in construction science and technology (5). Following are compulsory updated knowledge for project managers: (6)

 - Building materials and machines, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.(1)

 - Tools and methods involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.  

- Mathematics application in addition to design techniques, plans, blueprints, drawings and models interpretation and readings.

- Business administration and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources in addition to public safety and security (1)

Construction project managers must have a proven track of previous experience in building and construction (4) It is why all new construction project managers are hired as assistants and work under the guidance of an experienced manager (2). This training period may last several months to several years depending on the development of their practical knowledge (7).

A construction project manager must necessarily be a team leader (3). Mastermind introverted and Intuitive, his oral expression and speech reflecting his inductive and deductive thinking and judging (2)

(1) CareerPlanner.com,Inc/ job description/Construction Manager/Part 5

(2) Truity Psychometrics: personality types & career achievement/ Molly Owens MA (Feb 2015)

(3) Paul Netscher: Successful Construction Project Management: the practical guide/ Kindle Edition ( April 14, 2014).

(4) Smartsheet.com,Inc: Vicente Berrera:Construction management 101: advice from the experts

(5) Study.com/ Glossary of career education programs/Mechanic and repair Technologies/Construction Project Manager: job Description Duties and Requirements.

(6) Alison DykstRa Ala: Construction Project Management: A complete introduction/Kirshner Publishing, first edition (January 1, 2011)

(7) Barbara Jackson: Construction Management Jumpstart: The best first step

toward a career in construction/ Subex 2nd edition (May 17, 2010)

CAPTIONS

\"My biggest piece of advice for people entering the field of construction management is to spend time on the job site observing the work being done and asking lots of questions. Get out in the field, get your boots muddy, and show respect to the trades who actually do the work of getting projects built. It\'s important that entry level CMs understand the many field elements, such as weather, site conditions, limited lay down space, traffic congestion, etc. that can impact cost, schedule, quality, safety, and the other project variables that CMs are responsible for managing.\"     

Barbara Jackson, author of “Construction Management Jumpstart” and director of the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management.

\"The best piece of advice I can offer is that you commit yourself to on-going education. The construction industry is in the midst of change - cost, project delivery systems, technology, demographics, and, perhaps most important, sustainability (\"green\") expectations, are all impacting how projects are designed, built, managed, and financed. Successful CMs are nimble and informed and understand the implications of these many changes. The old way of doing things is disappearing; keeping up to date on everything from standards and codes, to construction practices, to collaborative project delivery and more will be required.\"

Alison Dykstra, AIA, founder of Kirshner Books and author of \"Construction Project Management: A Complete Introduction\" and soon-to-be-published \"Green Construction: An Introduction to a Changing Industry.\"

Part C

– Reflect upon your own personality, work habits, and interests: what makes you

well suited to prepare for this career path? But also what aspects do you need to further develop? (100 words)

Introverted, intuitive, thinker and judging, that make me a Mastermind according to the MBTI (1) personality testing. Also I believe I am hard worker and well organized leader and competent with readiness to achieve difficult targets on time. Conservative to some extent but I am strongly attracted to innovations. Fond of research, education and continuous learning I will always invest efforts to develop extended knowledge and the right personality suitable for my desired career path. I set plan for my future and follow a definite milestone for my goal attainment: Construction Project Manager specialized in green and smart tower.

(1) Truity Psychometrics: personality types & career achievement/ Molly Owens MA (Feb 2015)/M BTI: MYERS-BRIGGS type indicator

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