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Global Infrastructure investment to grow by 4.8%

Global Infrastructure investment to grow by 4.8%

Global infrastructure construction is forecast to grow by 4.8% on an annual average basis in real terms between 2019 and 2023. This will be propelled by Asia, where growth is expected to average 7.0% a year in South and South East Asia, as well as 5.8% in North East Asia, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Of the 14,000 large scale infrastructure projects  tracked world... »

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa’s richest city, forever. The Modderfontein New City project was launched amid much fanfare, expectation and media hype. Zendai, a Chinese developer, bought a 1600-hectare site north-east of Johannesburg for the development, which it quickly du... »

Advice for women from women in construction

Advice for women from women in construction

Numerous sectors in South Africa are facing a downturn, with the construction, mining and trade industries experiencing the biggest quarterly fall in economic activity in a decade. In order to turn this around, a definite change is needed to uplift and grow these sectors by opening opportunities via transformation amongst other initiatives. Although historically, this industry may have been built ... »

Will 3D printing revolutionise construction?

Will 3D printing revolutionise construction?

Squeezing a house through a nozzle, like a pâtissier pumping fondant cream from a piping bag, may not be everyone’s idea of cutting-edge construction. But in Dubai, it’s all part of the plan. The glitzy emirate aspires to have a quarter of all new buildings constructed via 3D printing by 2030. Emaar, one of the Arabian Gulf’s leading property developers, is heralding its nascent Arabian Ranches II... »

6 Things to consider when building infrastructure for the future of mobility

6 Things to consider when building infrastructure for the future of mobility

Automation, connectivity, electrification, and shared mobility are upon us, but the road and rail infrastructure requirements to facilitate these technologies are often not considered when rebuilding individual projects. There exists no integrated vision of how to equip the infrastructure of the future. To build one, we need to answer a long list of questions, such as how electricity supply will b... »