Project Managers in the construction industry are responsible for setting schedules, keeping an eye on finances, managing staff and ensuring there are no safety hazards on site.
A Project Manager will be involved from the beginning of a project with initial planning, selection of architects, general contractors, builders and other parties.
When hiring a Project Manager, ensure they are experts at keeping everyone in the loop during the project, from the homeowner, architect and contractor to the electrician, plumber or earthworks contractors and are able to quickly resolve any problems that might happen.
Labourers and hammerhands work supporting qualified or skilled tradespeople on construction sites. They are found in all areas of construction, from residential housing, commercial sites, tunnels and highways to demolition jobs. The job of Labourers and hammerhands is very physical.
A good labourer or hammerhand will have physical strength, good balance, eye-hand coordination, and stamina. Labourers are generally expected to be the first workers on the job and the last to leave.
Labourers and hammerhands may be used in one specific trade, or work in a range of duties. This often happens with residential developments, where they may assist in a rage of tasks from site excavation to finishing off cabinetry.
Labourers and hammerhands may also help skilled workers in all areas of demolition or construction.
If you are in need of advice or help, then you can now get help with project managers and builders with experience in dealing with both EQC and EQR.
Usually these people have worked as EQC inspectors in the past providing incredible useful insight in to the process.
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Fletcher EQR is the Project Management Office established by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to project manage the repair of homes damaged in the earthquakes, where the damage is estimated at up to $100,000 plus GST per claim.
Repairs estimated at less than $15,000 plus GST are normally cash-settled by EQC, except where structural damage is involved. Fletcher EQR is a business unit of The Fletcher Construction Company.
Waterproofing specialists are tradespeople who are skilled in the use of waterproofing to prevent water from penetrating a building. Usually extensive measures are added to a building at the time of construction, to provide moisture control from the start, and it may also be done after a building is built, to address problems as they occur.
From the point of view of its occupants, building waterproofing is important because it keeps a building dry.
Hiring a Waterproofing specialist will also help to reduce internal humidity, making a building more comfortable to work in and protecting objects inside the building from damage as a result of humidity or water exposure.
Water damage can be a serious issue in a structure. With water comes mould and a host of other problems which can undermine foundations, make conditions in the building unsafe, and damage property inside the building.
Wooden buildings can suffer rapid decay from water exposure, but water penetration can also damage concrete and other building materials, especially in cold climates where water may freeze and cause cracks. Insufficient waterproofing can be a problem year round, not just during the rainy season.
There are many different types of waterproofing for roofs and the like, such as butynol, torch-on butyflame and traffigard – talk to your waterproofing specialist to find out your best option.
A scaffolder is a building professional who specializes in putting up scaffolds and platforms. Scaffolders erect scaffolds related to building construction.
Putting up scaffolding starts with determining the requirements for the job and making a plan. Scaffolding is classically made from metal pipes which can be clicked together to create a frame which is easily configured as needs change. Wood can also be used.
As it is put up, platforms are established for holding tools and walking. The scaffolder also erects safety measures such as nets to catch dropped tools. When the job is finished, scaffolders dismantle the it and take it away.
Scaffolding is needed for some building construction, along with painting, renovation, and restoration of all sorts of structures. A scaffolder may work as part of a team of people to put up a stable, well-anchored scaffolding which may stay up for weeks, months, or years, depending on the job. It may need to be adjusted and reconfigured every so often as the job progresses, and a scaffolder may have special concerns if restoration work is occurring, as he or she wants to avoid damaging the structure beneath the scaffolding.
When hiring a scaffolding professional check their reviews and references to make sure they are have knowledge of all applicable building laws.