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10 big projects that will reshape Africa forever

10 big projects that will reshape Africa forever

Work is currently underway on some of the largest construction projects ever completed in Africa as the continent builds key infrastructure to support its fast growing population. Below is a list of the top 10 major infrastructure projects in Africa: 1. Grand Inga Dam The Grand Inga Dam, a proposed hydroelectric dam at Inga Falls on Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tops the list of... »

Attracting and Nurturing the Next Wave of Construction Professionals

Attracting and Nurturing the Next Wave of Construction Professionals

Nearly a decade removed from the last major recession, construction has been booming, with unparalleled growth opportunities and innovations being realized. Yet, the construction industry is still facing a significant challenge in terms of building out skilled workforces. There are simply too many projects and not enough workers, sometimes leading contractors to miss out on prime opportunities. [r... »

How to Avoid Disputes in Construction

How to Avoid Disputes in Construction

Disputes in the construction industry are very common. Solving a dispute is much easier than preventing it in the first place. However, most investors and contractors don’t seem to realize this until they find themselves in the midst of such a problem. When a dispute happens, it causes the project to be delayed. In fact, some projects end up being aborted simply because the contractor and the prop... »

5 Strategies that helped me get ahead as a Construction Professional

5 Strategies that helped me get ahead as a Construction Professional

It is a challenge for Construction Professionals to go all out and implement their dreams. All I know, is that we all face the same set of challenges individually and as an organization. I remember vividly when I was still a Site Engineer, I wanted to run my own site in all aspects. I looked up at the various leaders’ qualities and I handpicked the qualities I liked which I then retrofitted to sui... »

HOW TO IDENTIFY TEAM MEMBERS STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

HOW TO IDENTIFY TEAM MEMBERS STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH TRAUMA ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

Unfortunately, there is always a risk of accidents on construction sites and these accidents may sometimes lead to fatal injuries and even death. We all deal with trauma differently but as Construction Professionals it is important to know when your team members are struggling to deal with the trauma; because in most cases people struggling to deal with trauma are more likely to bury it in their m... »