May 10, 2018

Study: Manual Data Entry Still Hampers Job Site Construction

Nearly half of construction managers still capture critical job site quality data manually, and one-third still use paper and pen to track data. Furthermore, construction managers and executives are collecting and managing their work information on multiple platforms. These are some of the key findings from a survey of more…
May 09, 2018

4 Construction Myths Debunked

The construction industry has been the subject of jokes, myths and rumours for decades and, while some jokes are funny, the misconceptions have harmed the industry. Getting the wrong idea about the construction industry has led to lots of talented, creative people – of all stripes – choosing to work…
May 08, 2018

How Can Advanced Analytics Benefit Infrastructure Capital Planning?

Advanced analytics is the ability to generate valuable insights from large amounts of data it has emerged as a powerful tool to understand and learn from past performance as a guide to more accurately predict trends. Analytics creates value when big data and advanced algorithms are applied to business problems…
May 07, 2018

4 Things Construction Can Do to Attract New Workers

The construction labour market has been in decline over the past 40 years, as has productivity. The diminished supply of construction workers will ultimately have a significant impact on the industry. So, as the supply gap begins to impact other industries, how can the construction industry move forward to prevent…
May 02, 2018

Here is why it is a good idea to colour code hard hats

Ever since they were first used in early major construction projects in the United States back in the 1930s, the hard hat has been an ever-present safety accessory on most heavy industry sites all over the world. Fast forward a few years and hard hat colour codes began to be…
May 01, 2018

10 Construction cost saving tactics that could backfire

I am sure at some stage we have all had a construction project that no matter what we did, or how hard we worked, the project was doomed to lose money. Month-end cost reports just brought more bad news. Our bosses were grumpy and usually blamed us for the losses.…
April 25, 2018

3 Reasons Why Cloud Data Can Help Conserve Water

Cloud-based technology can help reduce water usage and improve the water scarcity situation in the country, as well as solve the problem of urban water waste. South African cities lose nearly 37% of their water to leakage, above the global average of between 25% and 30%, according to the 2017…
April 24, 2018

3 Actions Needed to Move Construction to Industry 4.0

As other industries make a concerted effort to address skills development to meet the future technology advancements, the construction sector needs to adopt a similar approach to embrace the Industry 4.0 revolution. Some progress has been made in the construction industry, including research on industrial digitalisation and innovation policies, and…
April 23, 2018

Digital Skills Required for Construction Industry Innovation

The technology-led fourth Industrial Revolution is likely to change how the construction industry works and to produce both a massive shift and opportunity in the life of building engineers and built environment professionals. The challenge moving forward is to understand the innovative possibilities in construction and brush up the skills…