Key Points to focus to avoid Common Mistakes During the Tendering Process

Avoiding Common Mistakes Duringthe Tendering Process As a Quantity Surveyor, I’ve seen firsthand how crucial the tendering phase is in the construction industry. However, it’s also a stage where mistakes can have significant ramifications. Here are some common pitfalls to steer clear of: 1. Inaccurate Cost Estimation: Underestimating or overestimating project costs can lead to financial strain or loss of […]

Electrical Thumb Rules

Title: Illuminating Insights: Electrical Basics and General Thumb Rules Introduction:Understanding the fundamentals of electricity is crucial for anyone working with electrical systems, whether it’s in a professional capacity or simply for household maintenance. In this guide, we’ll explore some essential electrical basics and general thumb rules to help you navigate the world of electricity safely and effectively. •   Cable Capacity: […]

Top 30 Common Job Interview Questions and Answers Samples

Practice and get comfortable with these common job questions and answer samples before our interview and we’ll feel more confident, while giving much better answers. We recommend spending some time getting comfortable with what we might be asked, what hiring managers are really looking for in our responses, and what it takes to show that we’re the right man or […]


Earned value management (EVM) is a projectmanagement methodology that integratesschedule, costs, and scope to measure projectperformance and progress.It is a systematic project management processused to find variances in projects based on thecomparison of worked performed and workplanned.

Different Types of Schedule used in Construction Project

Time Schedule: A contractual document between the client and the contractor that outlines the forecasted sequence and progress of work, including start, finish, and milestone dates. It may also include budget costs and manpower, creating project cash flow and manpower histograms.Types of Time Schedules:1-Tender Schedule: Prepared by contractors before a project is awarded, summarizing the execution plan without much detail.2-Master […]

𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗣𝟲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀

𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗣𝟲, 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 are used to specify when an activity should start or finish.They help control the scheduling of activities by imposing restrictions based on specific dates. Here are the main 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗣𝟲: 𝟭. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗢𝗻 (𝗦):Activities with a Start On constraint must start on a specific date specified by the user. This constraint locks […]

Types of Construction Contracts

1 – Lumpsum Contract In a lump sum contract, the engineer or/and contractor agrees to do the specified project for a fixed price. Also called “fixed fee contracts,” these are often used for engineering ventures.A lump sum or fixed fee contract is appropriate if the scope and schedule of the project are sufficiently defined to allow the consulting engineer to […]

Electrical Thumb Rules-(Part 1).

Cable Capacity: • For Cu Wire Current Capacity (Up to 30 = 6X Size of Wire in • Ex. For 2.5×2.5=15 Amp, For 1×1=6 Amp, For 1.5×1.5=9 Amp • For Cable Current Capacity = 4X Size of Cable in ,Ex. For 2.5×2.5=9 Amp. • Nomenclature for cable Rating = Uo/U • where Uo=Phase-Ground […]

QA/QC Engineer/Inspector Role and Responsibilities in Construction

Being a QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) Engineer or Inspector in construction projects is a crucial role to ensure that the work meets the specified standards and requirements. Here are some basic guidelines and responsibilities for QA/QC professionals in the construction industry:1. Understand Project Specifications:Familiarize yourself with the project specifications and requirements. Know the relevant codes and standards that apply to […]

Construction projects experience cost overruns

Why do many construction projects experience cost overruns ranging from 10% to over 100%, and how can these overruns be rectified? The prevalence of cost overruns in construction projects is a significant issue, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for the industry annually and the wastage of valuable engineering and construction labor resources. This problem is particularly common in […]