When you work in the construction industry, obstacles are bound to happen. They seem like a "why me?" situation at the time, but obstacles can actually be a good thing. Check out these three case studies that show how obstacles help you learn to work with difficult situations, be more innovative, and educate on new technologies that can help in the future.
This case study, developed by Health and Safety Executive, discusses how a contractor used past experience to find a solution to their problem. They needed to find a safe way to unload deliveries of steel that had a tendency to fall from the forklift truck. There was also a risk of falling from the operators trying to remove the steel. Their past experience and know-how allowed them to find a solution to a problem that could have resulted in injury or worse.
A transportation hub decided to expand to a completely undeveloped area of Florida. They called F.E. Moran Fire Protection National to design/build their fire protection system. However, with the area being undeveloped, bizarre obstacles stood in the way. This case study explains how they used innovative thinking to overcome these odd obstacles.
In this case study, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems reviews a project they were called to complete after a nuclear power plant had a major fire that caused a forced outage. They had to start the project the day they were called, and that was just the beginning of the obstacles associated with the fast pace. Quick designing, material acquisition, and project completion were just a few of the obstacles that helped them learn just how resourceful they could be.