1. Visualizes the building to be constructed:
It is said that everything is created twice. Once on the drawing board & next on the grounds. Therefore visualization requires two things:
1.1.Having a clear understanding of sequence of construction.
1.2.A minute study of the drawings.
Having religiously gone through the drawings gives him extra confidence while handling queries from subcontractors/ seniors/ consultants.
2.Able to pinpoint discrepancies in drawings:
This comes from habit no 1.2 .Due to this habit he is able pinpoint planning errors which might become a bottleneck during the execution. This also ensures that he has all relevant information about the next steps of construction.
3.Keeps a writing pad handy:
This means taking notes or drawing sketches from time to time while talking with subcontractors/ seniors/ consultants.
This habit has advantages:
3.1.Able to transfer concepts easily to others through sketches
( Remember: A picture is worth a thousand words)
3.2.His reporting becomes specific & based on facts ( Not dependent on memory)
4.Asks pertinent questions:
Any good employer/ consultant always appreciates pertinent questions asked before the actual event so that costly mistakes during execution are avoided.
5. Doesn’t frown when asked a numerical question:
Decision making by seniors is dependent on data submitted by the supervisor. Therefore If the supervisor has a taste for arithmetic , he shall be enthusiastic while doing relevant calculations as sought from him.
8.Believes in MBWA : MBWA is Management by walking about. It means gathering the facts directly on the spot.
8.Able to remember names : Although not an essential trait but I feel this ability always helps him enhance his acceptability in the team.
9.Eats solid breakfast :