Is there ever enough time in the day? The highest achievers manage their time and labor exceptionally well – focusing on results rather than activities. Being busy isn’t the same as being effective. It is vital to organize and plan how much time and resources you commit to specific activities.

Time And Labor Management Hacks:

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  1. Delegate Tasks
  2. Prioritize Work
  3. Avoid Procrastination
  4. Schedule Tasks
  5. Avoid Stress
  6. Set up Deadlines
  7. Avoid Multitasking
  8. Start Early
  9. Take Some Breaks
  10. Learn to say No

The benefits of great time and labor management are clear!

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. This massive effort involving thousands of workers cost over one hundred lives.

Disneyland Park, opened on July 17, 1955, is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955.

For the movie Titanic, released December 19, 1997, the ship exterior set was build to full scale in a horizon tank of seventeen million gallons – providing 270 degrees of ocean view – on a beach south of Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. Construction of a new studio began on May 31, 1996. The entire set was mounted on hydraulic jacks and could be tilted up to 6°.

Towering above was a 162 feet (49 m) tall tower crane on 600 feet (180 m) of rail track, acting as a combined construction, lighting, and camera platform. The sets representing the interior rooms of the Titanic were reproduced exactly as originally built, using photographs and plans from the Titanic ’​s builders. “The liner’s first class staircase, which figures prominently in the script was constructed out of real wood and actually destroyed in the filming of the sinking.” In the scene where the water comes crashing into the Grand Staircase room, the film makers only had one shot at it because the entire set and furnishings were going to be destroyed in the shot.

From 2004-2012, Earthcam.com took images every 15 minutes to create a time-lapse video of the construction of One World Trade Center. The building is now 1,776 feet tall, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Construction of below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the new building began on April 27, 2006.

One World Trade Center became the tallest structure in New York City on April 30, 2012, when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building. On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper’s spire was installed. Its height measurement in feet is a reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.

The most high-tech stadium required the most advanced webcam technology to document the construction progress from groundbreaking through opening day, 29 months in total.

This structure took 8,000 Popsicle sticks, 300 glue sticks and nine months to complete. Built to 1/24 scale, the house weighs 25 lbs and materials cost about $250 including lighting.

What is your favorite historical or icon construction project?

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