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Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

There’s no denying the social and commercial value of our built environment. From housing, schools and office buildings to factories, stadiums and retail, our demands on buildings remain diverse and uncompromising. But as the world’s population continues to grow, the need to fundamentally re-imagine the ways we finance, construct and value these buildings has never been greater. There is an ever-i... »

The Construction industry needs a Robot revolution

The Construction industry needs a Robot revolution

IN DEBATES ABOUT the future of work, technology is often portrayed as the villain. One recent study calculated that 38 percent of jobs in the United States were at a “high risk” of being automated during the next decade. In the construction industry, predictions are especially dire: Estimates of robot-fuelled joblessness range from 24 percent in Britain to 41percent in Germany. There is no questio... »

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.[rml_read_more] »

5 Tools Government can use to accelerate digital adoption in the construction industry

5 Tools Government can use to accelerate digital adoption in the construction industry

Using technologies to boost construction productivity can have a profound impact on public and private spending. In the United States alone, expenditures on construction reached $1.29 trillion in 2018, after rising an average of 7.4 percent annually over the previous five years.[rml_read_more] »

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

Chinese overseas infrastructure investment in Africa

2019 is not yet halfway but the industry has already experienced a lot of causalities with Group 5 as the latest of companies to file for liquidation question that bogs the mind is ,do we need a foreign “saviour” in Africa to resuscitate our construction industry? China is establishing itself as a global construction and infrastructure powerhouse. Chinese investments abroad have been r... »