My mom told me to ask, so if I need to provide more details let me know so I can email her. Here's what she wrote me: "Are railroad ties hammered into the ground manually or with a electronic or a pneumatic device when a new railroad is being built?". Do you know what I found? This is going to seem awfully straange but railroad ties really are not "in" the ground. They are almost always above the level of the surrounding ground and have crushed gravel called "ballast" tamped around them, but they are still above ground. This serves a number of purposes but allows the railroad to be made level and smooth and water can drain away which would cause the ties to decompose much faster. For new construction typically the ties are laid on top of the ground by machines on a roadbed that is already been graded reasonably level. Then rails are put down, spiked in place by machines, then special trains come along and dump the ballast over and around the track. Then machines are brought in that tamps the ballast in between and under the ties and levels the track structure. For existing track, replacing ties is similar with a few differences. First the "jewelry" is removed, rail anchors, and spikes, a machine comes along and grabs the tie and pulls it out to the side, and forces a new one in the same hole created when the old tie was removed. Then it is spiked back in place and when a section of track has been renewed, the same machines used in new construction, usually called a tamper and regulator come along and make the whole thing level and good to go. There are still times when good old fashioned hand labor is used, for instance if only a few ties need replacing, espeically in an industrial or less used piece of track. Good question, if you have any more dont hesitate to post on here, or if you wish you may e-mail me. There are some very knowledgable people on here. Perhpas there are some methods in different areas of the country I am unaware of. Railroaders are innovators.
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I have applied to quite a few different commercial builders. (Layton, Haydon, Sunt) and have not found any openings. I have 7 years experience in residental but am looking to get into commercial due to the market conditions. I was happy to learn… This is a great question. I'm afraid I don't have a cut and dry answer, but I do have a couple of thoughts at least. 1. Don't get discouraged by the lack of response or seeming lack of interest from employers. I believe the job market is the single least efficient market in the world. There are millions of companies looking for employees, and millions of employees looking for jobs, and the job/candidate search culture and technology are hopelessly outdated. The matching process is pitiful at best and economically debilitating at worst. Which goes to say that the lack of interest you may see and take personally is 90% more likely a result of the inefficiency of the job market than any reflection on your value to the right player IN the market. Keep your chin up and don't let the b******* wear you down. 2. There is a lot of overlap in what a residential super does and what a commercial super does, but obviously there is some difference as well. You need to find out what that difference is. Ultimately you need to know what capabilities a commercial superintendent is expected to come to the employment market with, you need to fairly assess the capabilities you bring to the employment market, and then you need to identify the gaps and work toward closing them. You may be able to close them by reading a book, taking continuing education classes, getting a residential job that has some commercial exposure, or even just by networking with commercial supers.
3. You need to think about how you describe what you bring to the market, and the place to start might be by pouring over the job descriptions for commercial supers. Go to Monster. Com, search for commercial superintendent jobs, and study the "must have" requirements they list. Then look at your resume and see if you are speaking the same language. Look for the overlaps and highlight those capabilities in your resume and your cover letter. Where there is a gap, you may be able to do some clever marketing (not lying) to minimize it by assuring the employer that your close experience with X makes you very confident that you will become proficient in Y within a short, typical onboarding and orientation period. That kind of thing.
3. Networking is going to probably be really key to making this transition and here's why. When a recruiter or hiring manager is pouring over dozens or even hundreds of resumes they are not looking for reasons to consider candidates – they are looking for reasons not to consider them. Any gap or disparity on your resume is going to put you behind another candidate that doesn't have that gap. Doesn't mean you shouldn't use the job boards, because you should – you never know when statistics are going to make you the only candidate even remotely qualified to post to a position. But changes are, you're going to need the network. Networking gives you the opportunity to get people to like you and to believe in you enough to suggest to someone that you be given a closer look "even though". . There are a lot of sources of information on how to network, but certainly the key I would say is that now may be when you start, but if it is. . Never stop. Networking isn't about getting a job. Networking is about learning and teaching, about giving and taking, and more than anything else, helping other people be successful. Every time you help someone else be successful, you give them a reason to help you be successful sometime down the road. So don't expect instant results from your networking efforts, but do network. Luckily, your need to understand the differences between residential and commercial gives you a good reason to engage some commericial supers in conversations that will turn into additions to your network. Also, seed your professional network with a free tool called LinkedIn. It is very popular among working people and I highly recommend it. (I'm not affilieated to it in any way, but I am a user and I believe in the concept).
What is the difference between these two delivery methods. Well, I have your answer right here. A construction manager is someone (or a team of people) who provides on-site representation to the owner of a project. He/she administers a construction contract between the owner and the builder (commonly: Contractor). He/she monitors the schedule, cost, quality of construction, and job site safety of the ongoing construction on behalf of the owner. He/she has nearly zero liability in the design or the construction of the project. He/she does not have a contract with the builder. He/she has authority over certain things on the project site and over the builder solely due to such authority being given to him/her through the contract specifications (which is signed by the builder). He/she has no stake on the success of the project other than his/her reputation as a construction manager. Construction managers are typically involved in the traditional 'design-bid-build" delivery method. An at-risk construction manager is similar to a general contractor. This type of delivery method is sometimes named "multiple prhyme", "design/build", or "CM at-risk". He/she bids on the project and splits the work into smaller packages, typically based on discipline (e. G. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural). When bidding the job, like a general contractor, he/she has a cost built in his bid price to include his direct labor and a profit margin. The only difference between him/her and a traditional general contractor is that he/she typically does not perform any of the actual building; i. E. No trades labor, only office white collar.
This position appears to be primarily clerical, dealing with bids, contracts, databases and dealings with subs. The company has another open position of Project Assistant Manager which seems to require more education and additional job duties. I believe that it is higher than the Coordinator position. I feel that I am a bit over qualified for the former and nearly for this one. I am currently finishing my BS in Tech Mgmt (major in Project Management) due to finish in June. I am in my mid 30s and have previous employment experience in management and 2 yrs of Associate level coursework in Civil Engineering (1998). Well, I have your answer right here. According to PayScale. Com, the salary for a Construction Project Manager typically ranges from $56,390 to $81,700. For you to compare, here is a link showing the median salary for a Construction Project Manager in different cities: =Project_Manager%2c_Construction/Salary/by_City&src=yahooA And this link shows the median salary for a Construction Project Manager by years of experience: =Project_Manager%2c_Construction/Salary/by_Years_Experience&src=yahooA Your education, qualifications, and employment setting will also affect your salary. To find more accurate salary data for your specific Construction Project Manager position, you can take PayScale's free salary survey. Hope that helps, Assistant to Dr. Salary
Heavy construction equipment requires a lot of capital investments. When the companies opt to buy these types of heavy construction equipments then they look out for the used equipments that may be on sale in the local market. This helps them in various manners. Companies sometime get used heavy construction equipment which are as good as new but the cost is much lesser than that offered in the showroom. Moreover, buying heavy construction equipment from the local market reduces the transportation cost as well. These overheads not look good in the balance sheet as they lead to increase in the project costs.
Financing is a major concern while buying heavy construction equipment. Most of the companies look out for times when the interest rates are low and they can strike a good bargain. In developing countries the rate of economic growth determines the external investments. A healthy growing economy attracts heavy foreign investments. Thus since the financial inflows are more the interest rates are much low. Thus buying heavy construction equipments or taking them as rentals is much more economical.
After the opening up to the markets and signing of the GATT agreement by most of the countries there has been increase in the competition and reduction in cost of equipments. Moreover, the heavy construction equipments have been manufactured at more locations than before. This trend has been on increase to serve the global market and cross-country support for infrastructure development. Moreover, there has also been increase in the duty-free import structure in the economies. But in case of the growing economies, increase in exports and development of local markets is still required to support the imports in the countries.
Demand for heavy construction equipment is more region-specific. In US markets and Western Europe, requirement for up-gradation of the locations is more required rather than developing new projects. These countries require maintenance and upgrading of the existing projects, which is more crucial for the existing infrastructure for long time sustenance.
In case of developing countries, building up of rail, roads, flyovers, high-rise, airports, and urban development is more crucial. All this requires lot of construction work, which requires use of heavy construction equipment. The largest producers of heavy construction equipment are located in the U. S. , Japan, Germany, the U. K. And France, followed by Italy, South Korea, Canada, Sweden and Belgium. There are manufacturing units located at other locations also like China, Russia and Latin America. More manufacturing units for heavy construction equipments are expected to crop up at locations, which offer low material costs and cheap labor.
Heavy construction equipment is also available on rent. These can be leased out easily from the domestic market. It is much more beneficial to take the heavy construction equipment on rent or on least for a day or few days rather than purchase them and then sell them at lower cost or carry overheads like transportation, maintenance, etc. Buying heavy construction equipment is not much preferred option. Mostly in the US, long-term leasing is much more preferred over purchasing due to tax structure.
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With the construction and the rail road being where it is. . . What is one negative effect it has brought? Thanks so much. Or, if you have a problem telling me the answer, any links are good too. But please don't just send me a link for google, cause I've already searched it. I think I found an answer. Probably the greatest downside to the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway was, and is, the opening up of vast tracts of virgin land to exploitation by farmers, for mineral extraction and for timber felling. Lake Baikal – one of the great natural wonders of the World was now open for exploitation, fishing, seal hunting (there is a landlocked, fresh water seal known as the Nerpa that lives in the lake) and industry. There is a move to close a paper mill on the shores of the lake, because it pollutes the lake and surrounding rivers. The influx of Westerners has also seen the decline of native customs & cultures of Siberia. See:
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What should I do to reach this goal? What should I major in. I think I found an answer. If you are still a high school student, hold a conversation with a high school counselor and discuss your education and career goals regarding construction management. See the information in this link to the US Dept. Of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics publication, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Construction Laborers: * Be sure to click on all the tabs and read all the info given. To eventually become a manager of a construction project, you will need a bachelor's degree (and maybe even a Master's degree) in engineering or another related construction course of study. Colleges/universities that offer programs in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering will be a good place to study to learn about construction and the management of construction projects. Read a bit about construction management here: * Visit your local public library and ask a reference librarian there to help you find more information to help you with education and career planning in construction management. Librarians–Ask Us, We Answer. Find your local Public Library at: Best wishes
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