Challenges and Opportunities

Grand designs did not start with a grand idea. Evolution is always a big factor in achieving the great fate brought about by a successful project. As one of my mentors said to me before

My design is already obsolete by the time it is finished.

In the process of detail design implementation, many factors evolve such as new technologies, new ideas, unforeseen site conditions, or economic meltdown as what is happening now. As engineers and designers, we do have much influence on these factors, and we could not get away from their effects either. Therefore, we need to consider them as challenges in our project and take the opportunities to make them beneficial on our projects. In the process, we will be facing constraints which we must be able to identify and turn them into innovations.

Challenges, opportunities, constraints and innovations are the basic five words we must not take with complacency in project implementation.

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About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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