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#ConstructionCaribbean Management Tip Monday

Creativity can fade when you get bored or discouraged at work. To get your creative juices flowing again, change your habits: Make an effort to try something new every month. Meet new people at work. Talk to new clients. Look for intersections — places where your department’s work overlaps with another’s. Volunteer for a cross-functional activity. And seek out obstacles as opportunities for research and analysis. (Why is it there? Whom does it serve? What are its effects? What are other ways of getting the results you’re looking for?) Start by selecting obstacles you can change, and continue on from there. Find ways to share what you know with others — write an article, lead a training session, or mentor a young upstart.

Source: Harvard Business

#managementtip #Monday #HarvardBusiness

See www.constructioncaribbean.com for quality content on the latest news, projects, trends and information pertaining to the Caribbean Construction Industry.
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CLUTTER AT THE DOOR! Well, a mudroom might be the answer. This is a small room or entryway where footwear and outerwear can be removed before entering a house. Essentially, it’s a place where you and your kids throw everything when you all walk in after a long day. Adding a mudroom into your home design can seriously add organization and overall cleanliness to your home.

#ConstructionCaribbean #mudroom #organisedhome

https://constructioncaribbean.com/2017/09/20/mudrooms-leave-that-dirt-at-the-door/
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Many Caribbean islands have recently suffered the devastation of Category 5 Irma and now, following in her path, Maria. The debate continues whether these monster systems, at such frequency, are the result of Global Warning. How do we rebuild? Where will the funding come from? What structures will withstand these hurricanes in the future? How do we change the way we live to protect our planet. At the heels of all this tragedy is the recent, "Oil Finds" across the region. Take a read to learn more.

#ConstructionCaribbean #oil #crudeoil #hurricane #hurricanes

https://constructioncaribbean.com/2017/09/15/caribbean-oil-finds-continue-to-unfold/
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Everyday exposure to sun, rain and other wear and tear slowly ages your roof. Have inspections done once before the season with the most severe weather. Below are some maintenance tips.
1. Remove loose debris
2. Look for missing and damaged roofing tiles, sheets etc and any other signs of wear and tear
3. Inspect metal areas for rust
4. Remove moss and mold
5. Examine the flashing
6. Remove the old caulk and scrub the area clean before resealing
4. Clear and clean all gutters
5. Clean, inspect and repair all vents and skylights
6. Trim any branches that are hanging over the roof to prevent damage

See www.constructioncaribbean.com

#ConstructionCaribbean #roofmaintenance #hurricanes #tiptuesday
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#ConstructionCaribbean Management Tip Monday

Maybe it’s your performance review. Or advice (solicited or otherwise) from a colleague. Whatever the feedback was, it was wrong — that person doesn’t understand the situation! They don’t really know what you do. And besides, their advice wouldn’t even work. Getting feedback you disagree with can be maddening, and while you might be tempted to launch into a well-reasoned rebuttal, it’s better not to react right away. Give yourself time to understand what the person is trying to convey. Ask clarifying questions such as “When you say ‘creative,’ can you tell me more about what you mean?” You might also ask a trusted friend (but not someone who only tells you what you want to hear) whether the feedback rings true. Once you fully understand the message and have taken the time to consider it, then you can decide how to respond.

Source: Harvard Business

#managementtip #Monday #HarvardBusiness

See www.constructioncaribbean.com for quality content on the latest news, projects, trends and information pertaining to the Caribbean Construction Industry.
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Drones are the newest tool that contractors in the construction industry are using to ensure their projects run as smoothly as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnNUr5EunXQ

#ConstructionCaribbean #drones #dronesinconstruction #construction #engineering
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French President Emmanuel Macron flew into the Caribbean on Tuesday to assess the damage done by Hurricane Irma. He brought supplies for the inhabitants of the French-Dutch island of St. Martin which included water, food, medicine and also emergency equipment and other resources.
Macron has committed to help the hungry and homeless residents of the demolished St. Martin and St. Barts return to a normal life, after Category 5 hurricane Irma flattened their homeland.

#ConstructionCaribbean #emmanuelmacron #hurricaneirma — with Emmanuel Macron.
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DIY - Climate Change is "real" and it's "serious". We have all seen the recent catastrophic #naturaldisasters including #hurricaneharvey and #hurricaneirma and more. It's up to us to change it. Learn the facts and what we can do, working together.

See https://constructioncaribbean.com/2017/05/08/green-vs-sustainable-building/ for more.

#ConstructionCaribbean #nationalgeographic #climatechange #hurricanes
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Are you seeing cracks in your walls? Most small cracks in walls are not serious and are caused by seasonal expansion and contraction over time. They’re often found at the corners of window and door frames, and can be patched.

Larger cracks in your walls, however, can indicate structural or foundation problems. If the cracks in your walls exhibit the below characteristics, you may have a structural problem and should hire an expert to exam your home:

- Size of crack is 3/16” or wider
- Crack increases in size over time
- Numerous cracks occurring
- One side of the wall is higher than the other
- Your doors no longer close in the frame

See www.constructioncaribbean.com.

#ConstructionCaribbean #concrete #cement #tiptuesday
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#ConstructionCaribbean Management Tip Monday

When you have to make a lot of decisions, it’s easy to make them all the same way. But you shouldn’t spend an equal amount of time on each decision — if you do, you’ll shortchange some and waste time on others.

To be more efficient, sort decisions into three categories:
- strategic
- significant
- quick

"Strategic decisions" are often analytically and organizationally complex and have the potential to impact the long-term direction of your company. They require the most time and attention, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive process.

"Significant decisions" require a sound business case, and can add up to considerable investment, but aren’t critically important on their own. Tailor your process to each one, spending more time on those that are more complicated.

"Quick decisions" aren’t complex, and can often be delegated to others. Consider coming up with straightforward rules and checklists to help you make these decisions as quickly as possible.

Source: Harvard Business

#managementtip #Monday #HarvardBusiness

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