Author: The HardHat Professional

Here is how Construction employers could attract Next- Gen Employees

Here is how Construction employers could attract Next- Gen Employees

The Technological advancements the construction industry has seen in recent years, and will continue to experience, represent a microcosm of what’s occurring across industries globally. Yet, the changes in this mature and often slow to adapt industry have far-reaching implications for U.S. communities – in the structures being built, the materials being used, the costs of development and even the ... »

The world’s first electric road is under construction

The world’s first electric road is under construction

The Swedish Transport Administration is undertaking the construction of the world’s first dynamic electric road system. This is a first in the world where inductively electric trucks and buses charge while in motion. [rml_read_more] Publicly traded Electreon, is a global leader in dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT) technology, it will install its unique copper coil technology underneath the ro... »

The History of the Hard hat as it turns 100

The History of the Hard hat as it turns 100

It’s hard to think of construction workers without hard hats, but the ubiquitous headgear wasn’t always a staple on the jobsite. The course of construction changed in 1919 when the “Hard Boiled” hat was introduced. It was invented by E.W. Bullard, who based the design on the doughboy helmet he wore in World War I. When he returned from the war, he rejoined his family’s company, named Bullard for h... »

KZN Floods: What the Engineers have to say

KZN Floods: What the Engineers have to say

Residents in KwaZulu-Natal are still feeling the aftermath of the torrential floods. This follows unseasonable rain that hit the region earlier this week and resulted in severe damage to infrastructure and roads. Many residents have lost their homes and Government has instructed a task team to assist in the rebuilding of affected areas as well as in the provision of funds for these projects. “The ... »

How IoT Can Improve Productivity and Safety on the Construction Site

How IoT Can Improve Productivity and Safety on the Construction Site

The Internet of Things (IoT) has incredible implications for the field of construction. It’s already proven its value in health care, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries where automation and systems management are critical. With its many applications, it has the potential to improve productivity and safety on jobsites. Project managers have a whole host of responsibilities that com... »