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Top 10 construction technology trends for 2019

Top 10 construction technology trends for 2019

2019 is expected to be a breakthrough year for the construction industry. During the last year, construction technology investment has grown by 30% and equals $1.05BN. »

Why Should Hardhat Professionals Care about Sustainability In South Africa

Why Should Hardhat Professionals Care about Sustainability In South Africa

Sustainability inspires me to get going in the morning. It’s what I think about when I look at my young daughters and when I think about their future. Read on to discover what sustainable construction means in South Africa and where the responsibility lies.  »

10 Facts about the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 and 4IR

10 Facts about the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 and 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought fresh opportunities but also new questions about how economies can best integrate technologies for a faster path to broad-based prosperity. New technology-intensive, high-skilled occupations will be in demand in the future, along with new growth broadly across sectors such as education, health, care, green energy and more. This tech revolution cal... »

Five Ways 4D BIM can Transform Your Project

Five Ways 4D BIM can Transform Your Project

4D BIM, also known as construction sequencing, is the process of adding extra layers of scheduling data to a project information model, which enables a step-by-step visualisation of the project’s progress at each stage. This, in turn, boosts productivity and encourages a safer and more straightforward planning process, minimising time delays and reducing project issues. »

Emerging Construction Trends that Accelerate Digital Transition

Emerging Construction Trends that Accelerate Digital Transition

After decades of under-digitisation, the engineering and construction sector is making bold moves in a new era. A new McKinsey analysis of the construction technology ecosystem finds emerging trends, solutions, and increasing technology use cases that are disrupting the way we plan, design, and execute projects. »

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Most Sub-Saharan African cities are crowded with people and dwellings and disconnected by a lack of transport and other infrastructure, which constrains economic development and growth, and renders cities costly for business and households. Although African cities are densely populated, they are not economically dense or efficient enough to promote scale economies and attract capital investment. H... »

6 Noteworthy Construction Technology Investments Insights

6 Noteworthy Construction Technology Investments Insights

The following insights into the latest investments in the construction technologies paint a promising picture of the construction and built environment industry worldwide. »

The Evolution of the Construction Technology Market

The Evolution of the Construction Technology Market

A new McKinsey study about new companies activating in the construction industry over the past five years reveals a detailed picture of the future of construction technologies. The research identified four possible archetypes. »

Key Trends Shaping Construction Technology in 2018

Key Trends Shaping Construction Technology in 2018

Herewith a list of key trends shaping the construction technology in 2018. 1. Artificial intelligence and analytics. In the long term, AI and analytics have boundless potential use cases in construction. Indeed, by applying machine learning to an ongoing project, schedules could be optimised to sequence tasks and hit target deadlines, and divergences from blueprints could be caught closer to real-... »

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of BIM

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of BIM

To realise the full benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM), major project owners, contractors, and other industry players need to prepare their organisations for both cultural and operational shifts that put data in the centre of all they do. Such shifts will likely require hiring new talent at the highest levels of the organisation as well as on the front lines. While there are many oth... »