HOW YOU CAN START YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOME A CONTRACTOR.

By Engr Adeyinka Adeboye,

A man asked me if I needed a surprise group to accompany me to a place to buy a cake for my son’s 10th birthday. It was revealed to me by the Spirit Of God as I was going back home that a young engineer with over 5 years of experience can also use the tips.

What am I saying? Many people around us are adamant that they will not use contractors to build their construction projects only to save money. However, they will welcome a lone engineer or site supervisor who is willing to assist them and oversee their site in exchange for a fee.

They purchase the supplies, occasionally supply the labor, and only require supervision—or don’t even consider it necessary.

How then can you go about doing this? Yes, you must have at least five years of professional experience since you must persuade them that you are capable of doing the task. You should list three to four projects you’ve worked on in the past.

When you arrive at the site, your approach will be slightly different. You observe what they are doing. If they’re still at excavation levels, that’s great. Once you realize that no Engineer is supervising the project, you look at the excavation and see if there is anything to compliment before your adjustment. And if something needs to be tweaked, you do so.

Inform them that the foundation must be higher than the road level. You can explain further from this illustration: the five courses in this regard. If you use 5 courses from the strip blinding (in a PAD & STRIP FOUNDATION), that gives you about 6 -7 courses to the finished block level at the back.

This means that ground beams must be installed so that your wall does not collapse during or after laterite filling. Remember that when your foundation walls are higher than the standard maximum of 5 courses, hydrostatic pressure may exert some pull.

Again, DPM nylon is required to avoid capillary action, which causes wall and floor dampness. All of this will convince that particular client that you truly understand what you are doing, and you will then preach to him that “I can help you to supervise your job very well.”

Don’t go there in your bathroom slippers please, do dress appropriately.

Your charges are simply based on stages (stage payment). For example, you may decide on a specific amount for substructure work, such as #100,000 to #400,000, and other stages as well, depending on the circumstances

How can you persuade someone that you want to supervise when you yourself require supervision?

  • You should join the “WOLI INNER CIRCLE” for direct mentoring on the actual construction process.
  • I always encourage people to learn as much as they can about the theoretical aspects in school because it is the foundation you need to build on the practical.
  • Take your time after you finish school to learn the practical aspects of this job. We provide such training at 3RD EYESIGHT BUILDERS ACADEMY at a reasonable cost.
  • For any sound mind, I normally recommend a minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience in a sound construction setting.
  • Try to work with someone who has hands-on experience and knows what they’re doing in construction real practicals.

You can have ten years of experience and still not be employable.

LEAVE codedly once you’ve determined that there is no proper improvement in you and that their construction process is flawed, if you’re working in an unorganized construction company.

Because remaining there will not benefit your FUTURE.

This is just my opinion, but I believe one or two people will consider it.
You can add to it, edit it, and then you have it.

The most important thing is to do it correctly. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done.

It is feasible. I have a lot of people calling me for supervision jobs, but I don’t have time for them all.

Prepare yourself and understand what you’re doing.

Understand how to set out, take, and transfer levels.

Understand how to carry out proper construction procedures.

If you still don’t know, you can learn by enrolling in my upcoming CONSTRUCTION SITE REAL PRACTICAL TRAINING SEASON 3.

Take all of my “kobo-kobo” training seriously to be prepared for future opportunities.

People will beg you to pay for your services shortly.

When you are confident in yourself and what you present and know, you will be able to persuade any client.

WOLI the BUILDER is concerned about everyone in the Construction Sector.

Engr.Adeboye Adeyinka, Woli the Builder. (adewumiadeboye@yahoo.com)

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