“Taiwan” is a country of rapid technological progress, many economic activities and of which everything pursues efficiency. That the Internet goes faster and faster, electricity supply remains stable and clean water sources are the resources easily available and such results are brought forth with the country′s progress. However, these fruits do not ripen overnight. Instead, it is the result of one or two decades of construction. Going forward all the way until now, no matter in the process or the outcome, there has been a contribution silently accompanied which is the “pipeline”. It acts as a blood vessel of a country shouldering a large economic context of the operation. Its breakage will render a small community or even a big city motionless like a stroke person who cannot move. Therefore, the “pipeline” is also referred to as a “subsistence line”.
Because of the rapid economic development in Taiwan, the people′s living standards gradually improved, almost every household has electricity, running water, gas, television and Internet. Owing to these growing needs with each passing day, in the early period for the sake of a quick fix for the on demand problems, the results of a messy scene of cable poles in the streets were seen everywhere. Times have changed, the “demand” has been fulfilled therefore the “requirement” was generated, street aesthetics and clean skyline were requested, thus the idea of “underground cable” came to mind and the mass construction of “subsistence -pipeline project” began at the time.
However, “system specification” never catches up with “demand”, a large amount of problems on the subsistence pipeline construction have occurred, such as: road subsidence, hollow way, damage and manpower hole gap and collapse, not only car accidents happened frequently and the pipeline institution presented a negative image, but also even the government agencies were thereafter plunged into infamy for their ineffective road maintenance. Afterwards, under the joint efforts of industry, government and academia to which in response, many rules and norms and material innovation were brought forth, so that the problem by degrees did not continue to spread.
Although the system specifications and materials of the “subsistence pipeline project” have evolved over time, the “people” to the construction project have not changed much. Since I was a student and entered this industry more than a decade ago, employees′ “concept”, “attitude” and “expertise” have not evolved a bit, even if the specifications and materials change, it is only a temporary solution, the project quality will not be fundamentally changed to become better unless “people” desire thoroughly to “change”, this is real management. The real management is everyone be able to carry out self-management and to do their duty.
Nowadays, the only change is that they become old, due to the work environment and professional image, most young people are not engaged in this industry, leading to a fraction in ages upon practitioners, therefore experience and expertise cannot be passed on, it is the reason that over so many years, “concept”, “attitude” and “expertise” have not evolved a bit. How can a new thinking exist if no new blood was injected into the industry?
This study is to begin with the feasibility of elaborating employee’s professional certification as a solution to the three aspects which are people, pipeline institutions and government agencies, and to enhance the image of employees and contractors in order to improve the quality of subsistence -pipeline project by means of another perspective thinking different from the past, also to contribute an effort towards the continuation of industry.