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What are the things to learn on a construction site as a fresher civil engineer?


The greatest minds crave for the most and it starts with the first step.
Having graduated from college, the inquisitiveness to learn and progress remains high. The following may help you
Safety:
The first thing an engineer has to be aware of when he enters into a site is SAFETY. Look for yours and of others. Get to know the basic measures , the methodology and the practical implementations from a safety engineer.
Technical :
Being a fresher , it takes time to accommodate yourself with the site and company . The company also knows this and take this time to impart as much knowledge as you can
Observe ! Yes observation is the first key for unlocking your success.
Start with mason, a barbender, carpenter, surveyor, electrician etc .,You move up the line from the bottom and eventually you capture your throne. Each one of them have their own share of knowledge. Grasp them .
Never hesitate to ask then and there ,the more you ask ,the more you get
    Get to know basics of civil on site
    1. The grade used
    2. Minimum and Maximum reinforcement
    3. Tests which you have done in college, correlate with them
    4. Methodology of each activity so as to have an idea
    5. Each site has a contract document, BOQ & project quality plan first go through them as it sums up the entire work
    6. Go through all documents in each department so as to get to know that such things exist
    Work ethics:
    1. Be punctual and on time as the saying goes, first impression is the best impression.
    2. Come out with solutions if you have some irrespective of your department
    3. Impress your boss!
    4. The two factors which decide the overall fate of a project is Time and Money . effective utilisation of them will reap you results far from expected
    Learning in construction company is a never ending process. The more you retain , the more you learn.
    Source: www.quora.com

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