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I was privileged to grace the Thomas Allen podcast of International Construction. The topic was on Sustainable building vis a vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The real question was how can the construction industry be sustainable in the confines of the SDGs.   In September 25 2015 States met and adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This was set as the New Sustainable Development agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) w....

At first glance, the primary clear perception that one can feature is the antagonistic nature of the HardHat Professional environment for females. This is a critical subject that has been taken lightly or completely avoided, an excessive number of times, for discourse.   The purpose behind the irrational atmosphere in this environment is the conviction that when a woman wants something, they are viewed as an activist. However, when a man wants something,at that point he just requests somethin....

As a young lady in the Civil Engineering Industry in the 80's, I found it very easy to gain knowledge and wisdom from the older engineers in the industry. I only realized later that my youth was the trigger.   I lived through those exciting 80's where computers were ‘taking over the world’ and designs were started with the great help of Engineering Design Software packages. I enjoyed the challenges and was excited about the future. With that said, I often had to divert conversations and ....

All South African Engineers have a fundamental duty to put Public and Country First, I have complied the following quotes to remind us all our obligations.   “Proffessionals in general tend to believe that their obligations to their clients far outweigh their responsibility to others such as public” Dr Githui Mathenge’s research titled: Ethical Issues in the Construction Industry in Kenya: A Critical Analysis of the Professional Conduct in Engineering Technology Management   “To be....

Paul Kirui Thanks for the article.
Great insight and reminder to all professionals out there.
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Digital Transformation is the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. The transformation stage means that digital usages inherently enable new types of innovation and creativity in a particular domain, rather than simply enhance and support traditional methods.   According to the Mckinsey report Navigating the digital future: Productivity in the construction sector has stagnated for decades, with the average capital project reaching ....

  In my line of work, I frequently encounter false beliefs. In my technical presenting and report writing workshops with engineers, there are some lies that are defended more vehemently than others.  Most often, they are presented to me as justification for not needing to change current practice.  The following five lies seem to be the most common that should be refuted:   Lie No.1: Engineers understand engineers   Whilst not a flat-out lie (because we would all be in a whole lot o....

Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest journeys that one could possibly undertake. It asks of you to commit to it fully and with unbridled passion and consistency. Being an entrepreneur requires you to be on the lookout for ways to improve your business and provide value for your clients/customers.     With a growing number of people choosing the entrepreneurial route, how can you distinguish yourself in the midst of all the noise so that your voice is the remaining voice reverberating....

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs to enter the economic cycle in order to help with unemployment. Entrepreneurs are also the backbone of our economy. Hardhat Professional entrepreneurs are especially key in enhancing our economy because their solutions impact directly on our communities, therefore any HardHat Professional venturing into entrepreneurship should be encouraged.   There are a few observations I have made with respect to mistakes made by HardHat professionals who venture int....

Daniel Chinounye born in Zimbabwe is a 14-year-experienced Quantity Surveyor currently working with a European multinational company based in their South African branch. Daniel has experience working in many countries in East and Southern Africa in various construction commercial roles including ; working as a Consulting (Professional) Quantity Surveyor, Managing Quantity Surveyor for a growing construction company in Zimbabwe, Cost Management Engineer and Planner for Southern Africa region, Est....

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