09:15 May 22, 2014
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
French term or phrase: HMO
Context: interview with architects' office

En 2013, votre agence a reçu plus de 800 demandes de stages, d'emplois et de HMO.

I have discovered that HMO refers to 'habilitation à la maîtrise d'oeuvre', but I have no idea how to translate it here.
Miranda Joubioux (X)
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4construction project management training
B D Finch
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construction project management training

"Can I be a construction project manager as a graduate?

Some graduate employers (usually engineering firms) have a PM division or run a PM-specific graduate scheme. Graduates who join these will first be assigned to a project alongside an experienced project manager. While learning the ropes of project management, you may do some hands-on work to inform your understanding of the nature of the project and to enable you to manage others more effectively.

A more common route, especially in surveying and construction management, is to start out as a graduate in a particular role and work your way up to PM over a few years. This pathway offers the advantage of a good technical grounding to underpin your future decisions. But people skills remain more important than technical knowledge.

You should also be able to study for a professional qualification with the Association for Project Management (APM)."

Note that in the UK, construction project management is undertaken by surveyors and engineers as well as architects.

Note added at 3 hrs (2014-05-22 12:41:09 GMT)

However, note the discussion of the inadequacy of assuming simple equivalence of "maîtrise d'oeuvre" and "project management" in In this case, I think it is clearly project management. However, that will not transpose neatly to many other contexts.

As you note to writeaway, it must involve work experience. Construction project management simply cannot be learned without practical on-site and office work experience.

B D Finch
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Asker: Thanks for this answer. I've opted for keeping the French and introducing the article I'm translating with a text explaining the whole HMONP system, which in this context I am referring to as an internship.

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Asker: Thanks writeaway. I know roughly what it is. It's a form of accreditation and it has replace the DPLG. You also see it in the form HMNOP, but I don't see how I can translate it here. It seems to be some kind of 'work experience' with in the context of this accreditation.

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