Construction Law

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

The role of SMEs in the construction and engineering sector and corporate accountability

Small to medium entreprises are arguably the backbone of the South african economy.This is eveidenced by the StatsSA’s findings and the setupof a dedicated SME ministry for them.The construction sector is blooming with the rising of SME specialising in plumbing,engineering,architecture,surveying to name but a few. In the times where business is measured against how it impacts people construc... »

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How does construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events

How do construction and engineering companies impact the mega sporting events? Human rights organizations and other NGOs, media, unions have reported human rights abuses caused by the impacts of massive infrastructure projects carried out in preparation for major sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.  [rml_read_more] Many of these allegations involve abuses committed b... »

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

The question that begs to be answered in this article is whether construction and engineering companies can be liable to prosecution under international law because of their operations in conflict or war zones for crimes against humanity and abuse of human rights. I will also draw the nexus between business operations and parental liability under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business a... »

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Most of us welcomed the advent of artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI in the Construction/Built Environment industries. [rml_read_more] However, some did so with a pinch of salt. The field of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to work processes of machines that would require intelligence if performed by humans, is evolving rapidly and is poised to grow significantly over the com... »

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Ethics, professionalism and communication. These are the pillars of a successful project – especially when considering it’s all-important, and equally onerous, contract and terms. As in most industries, there’s a hierarchy of stakeholders involved in construction projects and egos can often impede doing the right thing; sadly, often at the expense of the communities who rely on the project t... »

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