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Tips to Make a Project Manager More Efficient

February 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Smaller construction firms have a challenge. How do they tackle a large project like arena construction while maintaining the same quality of work? Bigger budget doesn’t automatically mean better, and some outfits have trouble scaling to meet these demands. If you find yourself managing a large budget, and you need to plan an efficient project, these tips from Lyle Charles Consulting will help you.

Project Planning

Your best chance at a head start is to enter the planning phase with efficiency on the brain. A project manager must balance the expected time of the shipments, when work can begin and how long that work will take given the manpower. Define these tasks and delegate duties. Be specific about the technology that will be used, and any methods that will help to save time.

Be careful that you allow some time for crews to rest up, especially in the middle of the project. Working overtime is good, but you need workers to be fresh and to follow safety protocols. Emphasize safety and allow some extra time to be sure protocol is followed.

Dealing with Claims

A construction claim does crop up from time to time, even on well-planned projects. Construction claims management is a skill unto itself. The paperwork and time involved is almost a full-time job. If you want to expedite this process, you should keep detailed records of every phase in your construction projects. All of these documents will come in handy when the time comes.

Bio: Lyle Charles offers construction turnaround services and claims preparation to commercial construction firms.

Gallagher fences for cattle

February 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Gallagher electric fences are commonly used in farms to contain cattle. These fences function as psychological barriers and effectively keep animals within the confines of the farm area while at the same time driving away wild animals. There are several types of electric fences. Some of them even act over long distances. Wire fencing achieve the desired psychological effect on animals by sending a pulse from a charger located on the ground. In the event that an animal comes in contact with the boundary, a sharp but safe shock is sent. The animal is, in this way, trained to stay within the limits of that particular boundary.

As the electric fence is, in essence, a psychological boundary, it does not require a considerable amount of electrical current to function properly. Electric fencing systems, however, need to be designed properly to absorb shocks from the weather as well as the animals. Fencings chargers also need to be powerful depending on the length of the fence and the number of animals contained within.

Livestock fencing is a very cost-effective solution when it comes to enclosing animals and driving unwanted predators away from cattle. Another advantage of the electric fence is that it is quite easy to install and normally lasts longer than the common fence. These types of fencings are also widespread among vegetable planters who wish to protect their fruits and vegetables from rabbits.