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Boost Your Word Power: 5 Effective Strategies for Vocabulary Enhancement

How to improve my vocabulary? Learn the roots of words. Many words in the English language are derived from Latin or Greek roots. By learning the roots of words, you can learn the meaning of many new words at once. Focus on practical terms and words. Not all words are created equal. Some words are more useful than others. Focus on learning the words that you are most likely to use in your everyday life. Create word associations. One way to remember new words is to create word associations. For example, you could associate the word "ebullient" with the image of a boiling pot of water. Complete regular vocabulary tests. Taking a vocabulary test can help you to identify the words that you need to work on. You can also use vocabulary tests to track your progress over time. Take a writing class. A writing class can help you to improve your vocabulary in a number of ways. You will learn how to use new words correctly, and you will also get feedback on your writing from a qualified

Hiring a Construction Manager in Cape Town

Hiring a Construction Manager in Cape Town

Oasis is looking for a highly analytical Engineer, responsible for designing safe; economic and functioning structures meeting the requirements, to join its Property division. The successful candidate will have knowledge of estimating, planning and controlling the costs associated with a project, and will work closely with the Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers within the department.

Desired Qualification & Experience

  • BTec/ B.Sc degree / Diploma in Building Science, Building Management or Construction Management
  • Certificate in Project Management is advantageous
  • Knowledge of applicable municipal laws, regulations and processes
  • Sound mathematical and technical skills including physics
  • 6-10 years of experience
  • Basic proficiency in win QS and AutoCAD applications
  • Extensive experience in commercial/industrial and retail development on an end-to-end basis
  • Ability to work extended hours during project implementation phases
  • Excellent document management skills
  • Proficient in multi-tasking and simultaneously administering a number of high-value project
  • Registration with SACPCMP is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of MS Project is required to ensure that a detailed project plan is prepared for each project
  • Knowledge and experience in Western Cape market is a prerequisite

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspecting properties to check conditions/foundations.
  • Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval.
  • Selecting appropriate construction materials and provide technical advice.
  • Making sure sites meet legal guidelines, and health and safety requirements.
  • Analysing configurations of the basic structural components of a building or other structures.
  • Considering the strength of various materials, e.g. concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design.
  • Liaising with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction.
  • Examining structures at risk of collapse and advising how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure.
  • Making drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors.
  • Liaising with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound.
  • Applying expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures.
  • Using computers and computer-aided design (CAD) technology for simulation purposes.
  • Giving progress reports to and HOD Property.
  • You will investigate both the immediate loads and demands on the structure, as well as any likely future changes, and ensuring a structure is designed to withstand those loads.


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