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Career in Construction Administration?

 
#1 Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 03:47

berly1984

Hi all,

Hoping you can help me or offer some advice. I currently work in key account management for a telecommunications firm.

In considering a career change, I really like the idea of working for a home builder, helping clients design their homes, color coordination, up-selling (but not heavy sales), picking features and also managing their plans etc.

I have no experience in this area so I imagine I will need to study for a qualification.

I really do not know how I get into this field of work and what I would need to study for. The closest thing I can think of is Contract/Construction Administration but Im unsure as to what I want to do comes under this and if its even necessary for me to study for IV certificate.

Maybe a course in building regulations would suffice? Im not sure.

Administration/account management is my strong point but any ideas on how I can transfer this to the construction industry?

and Merry Xmas :)

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#2 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 08:50

marsday to berly1984 (#1)

berly1984 you don't need a qualification for this, you need carrots. Lots of them. That's what fluffy bunnies eat after all.

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#3 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 10:42

berly1984 to marsday (#2)

What I need right now is for retards like yourself to keep their unamusing wisecracks to themselves.

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#4 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 11:28

marsday to berly1984 (#3)

'Retard'. Unpleasant word which I cannot think of a circumstance in which I have used it in nearly 40 years.

A few things:

1. This is a management consultancy forum. It's not an interior design forum.

2. If you bothered to read anything on this forum - let alone contributed - before simply coming on to an unrelated forum to your query and asking for advice on an irrelevant subject you would have spotted the often irreverant tone which usually precedes constructive advice and is intended to keep the forum amusing, engaging and lively. Obviously you simply couldnt be bothered. What lucky lucky clients you'll have as an interior designer or whatever it is you want to be.

3. You are an annoying little twerp.

4. Dont use the word retard. Ever. It was once applied to people, who for no fault of their own, had learning difficulties. Meet one and you'll never tolerate use of that word again.

5. P155 off.

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#5 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 12:28

berly1984 to marsday (#4)

'Retard'. Unpleasant word which I cannot think of a circumstance in which I have used it in nearly 40 years.

A few things:

1. This is a management consultancy forum. It's not an interior design forum.

2. If you bothered to read anything on this forum - let alone contributed - before simply coming on to an unrelated forum to your query and asking for advice on an irrelevant subject you would have spotted the often irreverant tone which usually precedes constructive advice and is intended to keep the forum amusing, engaging and lively. Obviously you simply couldnt be bothered. What lucky lucky clients you'll have as an interior designer or whatever it is you want to be.

3. You are an annoying little twerp.

4. Dont use the word retard. Ever. It was once applied to people, who for no fault of their own, had learning difficulties. Meet one and you'll never tolerate use of that word again.

5. P155 off.

You're right, I should have used the words 'complete and utter moron'. And just so you know people who think they can throw their weight about on a public forum trying to be funny doesn't actually impress anyone. I imagine you'll probably want the last word as well.

I think Ive wasted enough of my time acknowledging your posts.

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#6 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 13:13

marsday to berly1984 (#5)

No.

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#7 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 13:14

marsday to berly1984 (#5)

Yes.

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#8 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 13:16

marsday to berly1984 (#5)

Ok calm down. The nurse told you not to go on public forums and get yourself all excited.

Back to colour co-ordinating now. Off you go. Toodle-pip.

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#9 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 14:36

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to marsday (#8)

I would send Sarah Beeny an email via her website, I bet she has contacts galore

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#10 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 14:54

marsday to Bushy Eyebrow Partner (#9)

I really like the idea of becoming a polar explorer, picking bits of ice I like, co-ordinating shades of white, comparing snowflakes, but all the sodding arctic and antarctic has been explored already.

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#11 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 15:00

marsday to marsday (#10)

scrap that I want to be a snowman decorator. I want to hum a languid version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood tunes while I advise clients on how to decorate and co-ordinate snowmen. I realise it will be seasonal work for the most part, although perhaps some people like to maintain snowmen looking dapper throughout the year in refridgerated storage containers ready for xmas in case we dont get any snow.

Im not sure what qualification I need though. Would an MBA from somewhere like LBS or Harvard help?

I really want this. More than anything since I saw that spacehopper. Wow!

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#12 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
18/12/2012 20:52

baykus to berly1984 (#5)

You're right, I should have used the words 'complete and utter moron'. And just so you know people who think they can throw their weight about on a public forum trying to be funny doesn't actually impress anyone. I imagine you'll probably want the last word as well.

I think Ive wasted enough of my time acknowledging your posts.

Wow. Stupid and an a$$hole - what a combination you are sunshine!

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#13 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
19/12/2012 20:40

detoilet Consultant to marsday (#4)

Mars

Not your usual self i see. I would have thought a reference to admin studies in Moscow, Rio, Mumbia or Bejing was in order - such countries whom have cornered this niche of construction admin market have even been referred to, and globally known as BRICs - i guess they must use many so worthwhile a look Beryl!

Ps if you need any special equipment for geting rid of stuff you could try Bushy or RC on here - as partners they are your classic dumper

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#14 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
20/12/2012 08:14

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to detoilet Consultant (#13)

Such a feisty female

As that guy from the Inbetweeners said, "Feisty one you are!"

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#15 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
20/12/2012 08:46

marsday to detoilet Consultant (#13)

detoilet the OP has absolutely no sense of humour - so why bother?

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#16 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
20/12/2012 16:43

marsday to marsday (#15)

So...I take it no one rates my snowman decorator idea? Gotta say I'm a bit gutted.

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#17 RE: Career in Construction Administration?
20/12/2012 19:49

detoilet Consultant to marsday (#16)

Mars

Think it was a bit too out there for the straight thinkers.

I am just waiting for the day a global agricultural consultant asks somthing similar and I can suggest lookng at PIGS in the EU and contact the "joint strategy committee"

Hey only just warming up will be crackling later

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