December 31, 2017

HAS THE WORLD DONE ENOUGH TO BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE GAPS?

The world spent $9.5 trillion—14 percent of global GDP—on infrastructure in 2015. Infrastructure-related spending (using the broadest definition that includes real estate, oil and gas, and mining) totaled $9.5 trillion in 2015, or 14 percent of global GDP. Real estate, social infrastructure, and transport accounted for the bulk of spending.…
December 31, 2017

5 REASONS WHY HAVING A HOLIDAY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER

The annual shutdown which also known as the “Builders Break” is upon us, but did you know that sitting by the pool with a Piña Colada can be helpful to your career as a Hardhat Professional? Check out the following top 5 reasons why you should make time for a…
December 31, 2017

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS KEY TO RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Digital Transformation is the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. The transformation stage means that digital usages inherently enable new types of innovation and creativity in a particular domain, rather than simply enhance and support traditional methods. According to the Mckinsey report…
December 07, 2017

FINISHING WELL

Finishing Well I know today is only 7 December, but I also know that next Friday is the last working day of the year for many of you South Africans, so I am going to give you my final words of encouragement now. I imagine that for many of you…
December 06, 2017

RAPID DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS CRITICAL

RAPID DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS CRITICAL Builders have traditionally been at the forefront of innovation. Each generation of structures, from ancient pyramids to 20th-century skyscrapers, arises from more-sophisticated construction techniques. Over the past 20 years, however, the industry has fallen behind. In fact, a recent McKinsey Global…
December 05, 2017

CAREER LESSONS FOR HARDHAT PROFESSIONAL FROM BRICKLAYERS

There is a parable about three bricklayers working on a wall for a church. Someone asks the first bricklayer what he’s doing. He says, “I’m building a wall.” The second bricklayer is asked the same question and replies, “I’m building a church.” Finally, the third bricklayer is asked what he’s…
December 04, 2017

FROM BISHO TO QATAR AND BACK AGAIN

FROM BISHO TO QATAR AND BACK AGAIN Over the past 20 odd years, I have seen many places. These range from bustling cities, to uninhabited jungles, which I can safely say I may never have set foot in these places if it were not for my background in the construction…
 

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