Author: The HardHat Professional

6 Benefits Blockchain Could Bring to Construction

6 Benefits Blockchain Could Bring to Construction

The blockchain is a type of decentralised public ledger that makes it easier to organise, verify, and protect information. While it has mainly been associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology has much more potential than that. »

Turning rubbish into roads to cut down on plastic waste

Turning rubbish into roads to cut down on plastic waste

Plastic waste is a growing problem, but some are taking action to repurpose single-use bottles and bags into something more useful. Ghana is home to one of the world’s largest growing economies thanks in large part to its abundant natural resources. But with growth comes plastic waste. According to Heather Troutman, a research fellow, Urban Planning, UN Development and Programme, the nation produc... »

M&R’s mystery tour

M&R’s mystery tour

Some basic facts about the Aton, M&R and Aveng are obvious, but the future could hold surprises Aton’s revised R17/a share offer for Murray & Roberts and M&R’s proposed tie-up with Aveng is starting to sound like former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s take on whether Iraq was supplying weapons of mass destruction to “terrorists” in 2002. “As we know, there are ... »

How Gerald Ndlovu empowers entrepreneurs in the construction sector

How Gerald Ndlovu empowers entrepreneurs in the construction sector

Founder and Executive Director of Black Suppliers Gerald Ndlovu established his company to help upcoming entrepreneurs in the construction sector connect with the larger market Ndlovu established Black Suppliers in 2011 as a development mechanism to help emerging contractors in the construction sector and to date, it has registered more than 800 emerging contractors on its database. It helps emerg... »

Hardhat Fact: Buildings create 30% of global  gas emissions

Hardhat Fact: Buildings create 30% of global gas emissions

The Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry strongly affects the economy, the environment and society as a whole. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as quality of life is heavily influenced by the built environment surrounding people. The construction industry serves almost all other industries, as all economic value creation occurs within or by means of buildings or other “construc... »