The main objective of this project was to experience what a career in civil engineering would resemble. In order to achieve my goal of becoming familiar with the project development process and funding sources, I attended project meetings, visited active construction sites, and became familiar with engineering plans and drawings (both civil and architectural). In addition, I learned about project scheduling, oversight, and maintenance. I
At the age of eight, I was diagnosed with stage three osteosarcoma in my right leg. In an eleven hour surgery, surgeons removed my entire femur. Afterwards, I was always told that I would not be able to do certain things, mainly in the educational area, but time and time again, I have proven medical experts wrong. Since being released from the hospital, I have achieved all A’s, and I have achieved top ten every year. I have ranked number five in my class. Having cancer did not take my life. Instead, cancer gave me a second chance at life. That is why I am so determined to succeed and make the best of the second chance the Heavenly Father has given me and become a pediatric oncologist.
Management of construction projects needs skills and knowledge in modern management and comprehension of construction and design process. In construction projects, the relevant technology processes, and arrangements differ, but common sequence of events apply. Construction projects generally require a specification of the project plans and objectives that entail budgeting, scope, setting of performance requirements, scheduling, and project participants (Rojas, 2009). It also requires project management specifics like the resource utilization by procurement of materials, labor, and equipment to project plan and schedule. In addition, it leads to implementation of several operations by effective control, estimation, design, construction, and contracting (Mincks & Johnston, 2010). The sequence of events occurring in the construction phase is categorized into three broad areas including foundation, structural, and finishes sequence.
It is my greatest honor to be a Boilermaker. When I graduated from high school and decided to study abroad, I did not hesitate choosing Purdue University as my first choice for its extraordinary reputation in quality of educating and academic researches. Indeed, the experiences in Lyles School of Civil Engineering of Purdue University was perfect: enjoying the safe campus, making new friends, taking great courses, meeting outstanding professors and participating a promising research. These will compete me, being the cornerstone of my career success. During these years, the curriculum of civil engineering was truly beneficial and constructed my entire knowledge of being a structural engineer: in CE474, Structural Analysis Ⅱ, I have been taught deeper to determine force equilibrium, moment, indeterminacy and deflection for a given structure using several methods, moment area, force method, virtual work method and MATLAB etc.; in CE473, Reinforced Concrete Design, I have learned how a concrete component should be reinforced, what the flexural and shear behaviors are, and how slabs and columns are supposed to be designed and in CE470, Steel Design, I have familiarized not only the correct use of AISC Code and SAP2000 software, but also the theoretical calculation in designing and checking typical steel components. Moreover, in order to explore further and wider in civil engineering as well as to enrich academic experiences, I had an internship at KanShe Architecture and
“The difficulty in life is the choice.”- George Moore. There are so many careers to choose when you join the university. Joining the university is a choice within itself. The decision was tough, but I chose to study to become a construction manager. My responsibilities as a construction manager are to oversee the construction of buildings, bridges, and the structures that allow people to live their daily lives. I am in charge of seeing that the infrastructure, the foundation of modern life, is built efficiently and correctly, because without a solid foundation, everything else will crumble. I chose construction management to ensure a stable future for society and in this paper I will be discussing what construction management is, why construction management is important, and why I chose the degree of construction management.
I believe that education is the key to every person to be successful and to develop his/her society and the country. My aim to pursue Construction Project Management is to improve and widen my skills and knowledge and have a professional contribution to the world because this course will add value of my bachelor degree of science in Quantity Surveying. I am building my career in construction industry and it is required to have a high education background to be competitive on the market. This will only be achieved through learning, practicing and getting experience. The course will open a whole new world of opportunities to enhance my employability by adding to my curriculum vitae an internationally respected and recognized qualification. Construction project management will enable me to develop skills in different areas such as
Considering my intelligence with capability of working hard, I believe that I have succeeded in progressing toward my objectives, and in order to continue in this direction I am enthusiastically applying to ******* University for the graduate studies program. I’m going to study for M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering field. My decision to apply for a master program is originated from my aspirations to do organized research and the desire to gain factual knowledge and learn ideas have always fascinated me. Even before completing my undergraduate studies, I felt that I should not set my limits on just a Bachelors degree and I realized the need to continue learning and decided to further my education with a higher degree. By enriching my education, I plan to pass scientific vitality either as a faculty *(member) in a university or a researcher in the industry, which has been my long term objective in my life and I believe that studying at your department would open new horizons in front of me.
I am Kristoph. I was always fascinated on how machineries work and make our lives easier and, also how structural complexity has engineered the world into another dimension. That is how I was inspired to consider studying civil engineering as my main course. I was determined that one day, I will be in the position to design the complexity structure in my country at an extent while considering the potential how environmental hazard. However, the idea of studying civil engineering was not supported by my families, they had different thought that medicine is a better option in comparison to civil engineering.
I consider this phase in my life to be the most momenteous, wherein I have to decide
“The first and simplest emotion we discover in the human mind is curiosity”. And this aptly applies to my childhood too. It made me question every other thing I come in contact with. In addition, this inquisitiveness helped me garner in-depth knowledge about subjects in school. I was more inclined towards practical or hands-on experience rather than mere classroom learning. My interest in logically oriented subjects like maths, statistics and science propelled me to take up science as a major in college. I was of the belief that if you want to excel in a particular field, you need have to practical experience for better understanding of the pros and cons of that filed. This attitude not only contributed to my high grades in schooling and college, but also helped me gain a stronghold over the concepts of applied sciences.
“If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all”, as quoted by Arsene Wenger, one of the best sporting minds in the world. The above mentioned statement served as a fuel for me in my academic career so far. My academic career had many twists and turns, sometimes obstructing my way, but it actually blessed me in disguise that latter I self-realized that one should be content with his/her performance, and accepted the blockades in a very challenging aspect and succeeded them by doing fairly well than what I presumed before. It will always serve as an inspiration for me and will lead as sole base to carry the expectations of mine and family.
Since childhood I was fascinated towards machines and I always stand against the idea of cramming the textbooks for the sake of good grades. For me, Science and Engineering is about Learning and Application. Can you imagine the Air Bus A380 airliner, the largest passenger airliner in history, which is packed with cutting-edge technology, owes its very existence to the most unlikely breakthroughs - a Mongolian bow and a 19th century rocket? I learnt this while watching “Engineering Connections” show on National Geographic.
Humans naturally tend to perceive large-scale mechanisms as a complex mess, but they are merely a combination of simple mechanical movements. Decomposition of a product architecture into its elementary building blocks has always fascinated me and the constant desire to work in the manufacturing and design field of leading industries was my driving potential to pursue mechanical engineering. Even though globalization and industrialization have changed today’s world drastically, the need for an efficient mechanical engineer is of utmost importance. I feel strengthening my knowledge and skills as a mechanical engineer is essential to become a part of this community and contribute towards the growing world, thus I have decided to undertake graduate studies.
Starting from the first steam engine, Aeolipile to today’s Mars rover, the transcendental pervasion of mechanical engineering has shaped the life on this planet as we know it today. This progress seems never ending as the new technologies are engendering ever new complex challenges. Therefore, merging of fundamental research with real world applications is demanding now more than ever. As a student of Mechanical Engineering, I am well aware of these facts and have decided to pursue an active career in cutting edge research. I am strongly motivated to undertake graduate studies in order to pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering, which, I believe, will prepare me for my further study at the doctoral level.
Abstract: The construction projects generally are broadly categorized as Green Field Projects and Brown Field Projects. In recent years Indian Construction Industry practices has set benchmarks globally through adaption of planned policies, their quality standards and ability to complete projects within the defined time frame. Here comes the concept of Project and Construction Management. Within this sector of building construction allied with civil, structure, interior and services, Project Management can be defined on the thumb rule of five stages involved , which are interconnected and can be categorized as Initiate, Plan, Design, Construction, Close out and Handover. Majorly the difference between Project Management and Construction Management can be summarized as Project Management being associated mainly with planning, designing, budgeting and co-ordination, on the other hand Construction Management is associated majorly with on-site execution, building