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Pull planning in construction

Pull planning in construction

Pull planning is starting to substitute many of the scheduling techniques. Let’s look at exactly what pull planning is and why you should be implementing it in your process.[rml_read_more] The rules of construction are often quite different from the rules at other jobs because much of the work that is done is dependent on another job being finished first.  That is where the pull planning technique... »

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

When discussing reasons why the so called “Construction Mafia” seems to have found traction within the South African Construction industry one of the reasons given by most Hardhat Professionals I interacted with is that it is easy in this country to start a Construction company,  there are no barriers to entry and that has led to none Construction Professionals flooding the industry.[r... »

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

The South African construction industry been making news for all the wrong reasons in the last week. [rml_read_more] First, it was the press statements condemning the “Construction Mafia” who are turning construction sites into war zones. Then the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index was released and it fell to its lowest on record, an Economist from FNB is also quoted saying “ Civil contractors should ... »

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

The South African construction industry is under siege and it is hogging the news headlines for all the wrong reasons.[rml_read_more]  First, it was the press statements condemning the “Construction Mafia” who are turning construction sites into war zones. Then the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index was released and it fell to its lowest on record, an Economist from FNB is also quoted saying “ Civil c... »

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some construction firms “are still using paper-based processes that can only be described as archaic,” according to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Strategy. [rml_read_more] The industry’s old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper rec... »