The year 2020 sounds like something out of a science fiction (sci-fi) movie, yet here we are embarking on a new decade of change, innovative technology, and major transformations in almost every industry. The smartphone, although less than 20 years old, has revolutionized communication and entertainment for the average person.
Change is inevitable and the only real constant in life. As creatures of habit, we often fear, avoid, and anguish over the possibility of change. However, without change there is no opportunity for growth, progress, or evolution. Here are some ways you can learn to be more comfortable with change.
As this is the season for gifts and giving, may you consider giving yourself the gift of time for self-reflection, relaxation, and rejuvenation throughout the year. I wish you all the best this holiday season. Here’s to a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2020!
Effective collaboration requires all stakeholders to work toward a common goal. While construction requires stakeholders to act together in the execution of a successful project, each party usually has some differing goals.
The efficiency and effectiveness of a construction project strongly depends on the quality of communication between stakeholders. Most miscommunication issues can be mitigated by enhancing our communication skills in both personal and professional lives.
As I enter into my term as President, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the army of volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to share their time and talents to the betterment of CSC. To those members at the board, chapter, and committee levels, past and present, thank you.
It is hard to believe this will be my last President’s Message. Yet another CSC program year has flown by. Congratulations on another successful CSC year to everyone who got involved in the past 12 months and to the many successes we have celebrated across the country.
There is a growing trend in the AEC industry that is not fully understood nor given much thought, but its potential negative impact on our reputation warrants mention. I am referring to the use of addenda to fix missed co-ordination items or small disconnects in bid documents.