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October 2018

How Does IP Contract Services Turn its Construction Projects into Success?

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The duties of a construction project manager differ largely from site to site rather than
from company to company. However, project management in construction has a lot of
responsibilities as compared to project management in other industries. In many ways, our
extensive knowledge of the industry becomes the defining difference between delays and
successful project completion.
Here are a few tips that project managers at IP Contract Services employ to make their
construction projects into success.

Effective Communication
Regardless of the industry, communication is the most important tool for the success of
practically every project. Our project managers make sure that there is constant and
consistent information flow not only on the ground level but also between the suppliers
and the stakeholders. This has to continue throughout the phases of the project
implementation. The implementation process can be much smoother with everyone on

Getting Involved
The project manager has to be involved in every aspect of the project. Literally working
alongside his worker, he should lead by example. The construction is demanding as it is.
This makes it imperative that the construction manager gets familiarised with his workers
as well as the construction site thoroughly.

Continuous Planning
The implementation can take surprising turns when you are handling a construction
project. Thus, the project manager is often confronted with situations that make him
force changes in the initial plan. As the aspects of the project unfold, the project manager
is expected to be as flexible as possible to keep those changes on the fly.
He might be required to revise, refine, and keep developing new plans to keep the
implementation process as smooth as possible. This is important because the slightest of
the changes can have a massive impact on the overall project outcomes.

Managing Expectation
Unrealistic expectations put many projects on the path of failure from the get-go.
Assigning too much work to your workers while setting impossible deadlines to result in
sloppy work and ultimately failed implementation. This throws your project off-course,
results in timeline extension necessitating patch-up work, eroding the trust of the
stakeholder and frustrating the team.
Understanding your workers will help you understand their weaknesses and strengths. This
can help you in assigning tasks based on each skill set of each worker. Delegating tasks to
the worthy person is imperative because success depends upon how well team members
can perform their tasks.

Looking for Innovative Environment-Friendly Building Materials

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Environmental Impact is a vast topic which is gaining more popularity among the sector of
the economy and general people when they make their daily life and business decisions.
Within the construction industry, the issue is particularly coming to light since the industry
has traditionally been known for its harsh impacts on natural environment and resources.
With the emergence of numerous eco-friendly building material in the market, there has
been a considerable reduction in the environmental impact of building operations and
constructions. Since different people tend to define sustainability differently, it is hard to
define the world’s most eco-friendly building materials.
The sustainability of a material is defined as anything that a material requires for
production, growth and transportation including water and other resources needed to
grow natural items, as well as the gas required for transportation. Sustainability also
refers to how appropriate is it for the environment. Here is a list of materials that are
most eco-friendly:

There has been universal agreement on the eco-friendliness of the bamboo as a building
material with its incredibly high rate of self-generation reaching up to three feet in 24
hours. Technically bamboo is a perennial grass, rather than wood. So, it does not need to
be harvested or replanted for its spread. Being lightweight, it is less energy intensive to
grow compared to the materials of the same durability. Having a high strength-to-weight
ratio and exclusive durability, with massive compressive strength, makes it able to take a
beating without being replaced.

Cork is also a fast-growing resource like bamboo. The major bonus points it gains is its
availability from a living tree that continues to grow and produce bark, i.e., cork.
Cork is resilient and flexible having the ability to revert back to its shape after sustaining
immense pressures. It can also be an ideal material for insulation because of its noise
absorption abilities. Shock absorption capabilities further make it suitable for sub-flooring.

Reclaimed or Recycled Wood
Although steel and aluminium are high embodied energy materials, however, with each
recycling procedure, when the metal is properly and efficiently reused and recycled into
new products, the energy it embodies is lowered making the material more sustainable.
Recycled metal tends to be a long-lasting material with does require to be replaced
frequently. It does not tend to burn or warp, making it a suitable option for structural
support, roofing and building facades. It is also pest and water resistant.