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Dear Sir, I am a civil engineer living in Chandrapur it is a small city. I have a experience of 25 years as quality in-charge. Hence i want to start my own business as a consultant for constructions and civil solutions. Please guide me how an from where I shall start

Ans: One should first gain as much practical experience as possible before starting on your own. As mentioned by you, you are strong at structural subjects at B-Tech level. But you will see that practical structural design is way different than the theoretical ones.

Though the design concepts remain same, the onsite execution factors play an important role in finalizing your design data. Additionally, you being an independent consultant, you will have to learn the entire process starting from Tendering, preparing BOQs, Design report submissions, onsite visits etc.,. To understand the nuances of each step, I would suggest you to get some 5 years of exposure under some consultant and then you will be confident to start on your own.

Coming to software's (which will be helpful even for working under a consultant), you should start from AutoCad (for building plans, drafting etc.,) then for analysis part you can use any of the renown building packages like MIDAS, CSI products, Bentley Products. There is no hard and fast rule to follow a particular one. You can get a grip on any one of these and perform the tasks. All the very best for your future!

There are a few construction business ideas for beginners that can get you started in this exciting and ever-growing industry. The construction industry is full of opportunity, so if you’re considering starting your own business, now is a great time to do it.

Many different successful construction business models can be effective in the construction industry. The key is to find the model that best suits your company’s strengths and weaknesses.

One common business model is the design-build model. In this model, the construction company takes on both the design and construction phases of a project. This can be a good option for companies with strong engineering and construction capabilities.
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