Author: The HardHat Professional

7 reasons that cause construction project delays

7 reasons that cause construction project delays

Regardless of your role in construction, you’ll have noticed that almost all the construction projects don’t finish in their contractual finish date. In fact, a delayed project has become a very normal thing to witness and at a certain point, it almost feels like it’s an unavoidable outcome. However, delays in most construction projects delay could actually be avoided if a proper project study was... »

Six trends shaping cities of the future

Six trends shaping cities of the future

With commercial and industrial office buildings consuming nearly 30% of the world’s energy, smart building innovation is essential in the fight against climate change.Although the pace of technological evolution in the built environment has been slower than other industries, the tide is changing. Across regions, cities are experimenting with ways to improve air quality, reduce congestion and provi... »

Can Deep Roads Restore Public Spaces and Limit Climate Change?

Can Deep Roads Restore Public Spaces and Limit Climate Change?

Cities around the world are trying to ban cars from urban areas as traffic congestion take a toll on our health and environment. Banning cars from urban spaces may make cities much more livable, but this is an especially urban-centric perspective. Banning vehicles from urban centers simply reroutes vehicle traffic that is necessary for commuting or commercial purposes further out into outlying are... »

Delayed and Non-payment of Subcontractors: A Component in SA’s Construction Industry Crash

Delayed and Non-payment of Subcontractors: A Component in SA’s Construction Industry Crash

The issue of delayed or non-payment of subcontractors by main contractors, within the South African construction industry is occurring at a more frequent rate. As such, subcontractors are currently faced with the dilemma of either accepting work from main contractors on onerous terms and risking late or non-payment or closing their doors, and subcontractors are finding that trading under these con... »

South African Municipalities Shortcomings in the development and maintenance of infrastructure

South African Municipalities Shortcomings in the development and maintenance of infrastructure

The auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu,  released yet another set of municipal audit results that show an overall decline in audit results for the 2017-18 financial year. The Auditor General South Africa (AGSA) audits again identified a number of shortcomings in the development and maintenance of infrastructure by municipalities. These included the underspending of grants, delays in project comple... »