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Attracting and Nurturing the Next Wave of Construction Professionals

Attracting and Nurturing the Next Wave of Construction Professionals

Nearly a decade removed from the last major recession, construction has been booming, with unparalleled growth opportunities and innovations being realized. Yet, the construction industry is still facing a significant challenge in terms of building out skilled workforces. There are simply too many projects and not enough workers, sometimes leading contractors to miss out on prime opportunities. [r... »

How Construction Leaders Can Establish a Strong Character

How Construction Leaders Can Establish a Strong Character

In the construction industry, there are countless ethical situations leaders are placed in daily—whether on the production floor, a job site or a boardroom. Consider some of the challenges leaders face every day in these contexts, including dealing with power, privilege, information, consistency, loyalty, responsibility, motivation and decisions. [rml_read_more] There are so many variables and fac... »

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

The 10 P’s for Proper Construction Project Management

Proper Planning, Preparation and Proactive Problem Preclusion (Prevention) Prevents Poor Project Performance Frequently when construction projects go wrong, we find that the real cause was due to poor planning and preparation. When the construction project runs into problems, these aren’t detected early on, the wrong actions are implemented to correct the problems, or worse, they are completely ig... »

Attributes of Engineers in 2020

Attributes of Engineers in 2020

Key attributes that will support the success and relevance of the engineering profession in 2020 and beyond.[rml_read_more] Below are guiding principles that will shape engineering activities: The pace of technological innovation will continue to be rapid. The world in which technology will be deployed will be intensely globally interconnected. The population of individuals who are involved with o... »

How to Overcome Unemployment Challenges in the Construction Industry  

How to Overcome Unemployment Challenges in the Construction Industry  

The South African unemployment problem is not a questionable matter. It not only refers to those who are unemployed but also looks at those who have very low hourly wages as well as those who have minimum hours to work monthly.   [rml_read_more] The high levels of unemployment are enormous and present a great concern for young people who are leaving school or left school and have to phase these ch... »