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10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

Technology is making business smarter, more efficient and innovative. In the construction industry, technology is a game changer, allowing contractors to deliver projects on time and reduce rework. With more millennials entering leadership in the industry, technology adoption may be inevitable.[rml_read_more] Growth in construction technology during the last five years has been exponential. In con... »

10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction

10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction

Everyone likes to share project success stories. The challenges and hiccups that occur during the project are not so willingly shared. As some roadblocks are inevitable, some problems can be avoided by good planning and leadership. [rml_read_more] Below are 10 common project management mistakes in construction that every general contractor should avoid. 1. Not Reading the Contract This should be d... »

Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining. From switchboard operator to film projectionist, three industrial revolutions down and we’ve already seen many jobs wiped from the face of the Earth.  More than half the global labour force will need to start reskilling and reinventing how they earn a living in the next five years, acco... »

How to be a great Leader

How to be a great Leader

Leader, noun. 1. “the person who leads or commands a group, organisation, or country.” »

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

4 Ways to Develop Soft Skills in Your Construction Career

As a Hardhat Professional, the four or five years spent studying for your tertiary qualification are filled with complex math and science.  Indeed, almost all Hardhat Professionals’ training pertains to the hard skills they will directly apply to problems in their field during their career. »