Conflict is so common in today’s world that is full with sophistication and complexity.
All of us are facing with some kind of conflicts in our life. We are frequently encountering conflict with our family members, friends, colleagues or even our bosses. Everybody, individuals, societies or countries are looking into their opinions and interests respectively. They adopt a defensive view of their opinions and interests. As a result, conflict occurs when one is disagree with another’s opinion.
I will discuss the conflict of professional interest in the working environment of an engineer in particular for Civil Engineer, and suggest the appropriate solution for overcoming these problems.
Engineering construction industry is a comparatively wide profession that involves various parties such as developers, contractors and consultant engineer etc. These parties would have their own interests and are always be there to safeguard their interests respectively. As a result, conflicts frequently arise in the working environment of the engineers.
Developers are the clients for the construction project. They are basically businessman that invest in property development and their main objective is to obtain profitability. Developers are basically the cost-conscious group and they are very concern about the cost aspects of the project.
Contractor, they are also-conscious but their main interests is to complete the project fast within the allocated timeframe in order for then to claim construction fees in soonest possible time.
Consultant engineers however are more concern about the quality of works of the construction activities. They are there to ensure that the construction works are carried out in accordance to relevant engineering codes and complying with international best practices.