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Six trends shaping cities of the future

Six trends shaping cities of the future

With commercial and industrial office buildings consuming nearly 30% of the world’s energy, smart building innovation is essential in the fight against climate change.Although the pace of technological evolution in the built environment has been slower than other industries, the tide is changing. Across regions, cities are experimenting with ways to improve air quality, reduce congestion and provi... »

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... »

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

On Tuesday 28th, the mining company Vale withdrew from the UN Global Compact, the largest social and corporate responsibility network in the world. This information appears on Vale’s page on the site of the United Nations initiative. The multinational’s decision to withdraw from the Compact was taken after pressure from civil society. In February 2019, an international group of organisations forma... »

The Offsite Construction Revolution: The Prospects

The Offsite Construction Revolution: The Prospects

Although the trend for offsite construction is undeniably upward, the pace of its development is difficult to determine. The landscape could change dramatically if an individual participant makes the right bold move—an offsite construction company acquiring a large traditional contractor, for example, or a major building materials company opting for a switch to offsite. The detailed changes are im... »

13 Facts About the Chinese Dam That Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

13 Facts About the Chinese Dam That Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

The Three Gorges Dam is one of the most ambitious and equally controversial projects on the planet. Here are thirteen facts about Three Gorges Dam to help you decide whether this is an efficient man-made monument to innovation, or a destructive monstrosity? The Dam Was Originally Sun Yat-Sen’s Idea Often considered the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen originally proposed the idea of the T... »