Avoid Bias

When you are making important decisions or preparing designs, get a second opinion on them before acting, because you may be coming from a biased or primed attitude. (Primed is …

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Approval Time Limit

Make sure that the contract specifies the length of time allowed for approvals or decisions. When drawings or documents are sent to the client for approval, you need to know …

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Construction Stage Services Costs

Design engineer under pressure by construction

Construction stage services cost more if the design is still being done when construction begins. Target all the design to be done before construction begins. If that is not possible, …

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Time Charge Codes

Send time charge codes with meeting and function invitations. If you send an invite/schedule booking to team members for a meeting, staff function, training etc, you should send the time …

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Get To Know Your Clients

Get to know your client contact more personally, not just their project specific details. Find out their interests, other projects they are working on etc. Possibly send them useful information, …

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Learn to do presentations Effectively

Presentations are often badly made, and are boring. Don’t use lots of text in a PowerPoint presentation. A few key points on each page is better. This avoids the problem …

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