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Architects & Engineers Share Secrets of Success



Construction Canada's newsletter in 2017 asked some engineering and architectural professionals to share their tips for achieving success in their fields and in collaborating others.  Professionals in engineering, architecture and construction all work together towards a common goal.  These skills are noteworthy.

The architects cited the following skills:

  • Effective, reciprocal communication
  • Exceptional listening abilities
  • People skills
  • Networking and business capacity
  • Analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity in finding esthetic, technical and economic solutions
  • The ability to examine design problems holistically

The engineers cited the following skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Lifelong learning
  • Honesty
  • Respect for employees and clients
  • Flexibility
  • Emotional intelligence









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