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HAS THE WORLD DONE ENOUGH TO BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE GAPS?

HAS THE WORLD DONE ENOUGH TO BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE GAPS?

The world spent $9.5 trillion—14 percent of global GDP—on infrastructure in 2015. Infrastructure-related spending (using the broadest definition that includes real estate, oil and gas, and mining) totaled $9.5 trillion in 2015, or 14 percent of global GDP. Real estate, social infrastructure, and transport accounted for the bulk of spending.   Using the same broad definition, China was the world’s ... »

5 REASONS WHY HAVING A HOLIDAY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER

5 REASONS WHY HAVING A HOLIDAY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER

The annual shutdown which also known as the “Builders Break” is upon us, but did you know that sitting by the pool with a Piña Colada can be helpful to your career as a Hardhat Professional? Check out the following top 5 reasons why you should make time for a break this summer.     1. Improved Productivity Think working long hours helps to get more done? Think again. A recent study shows that coun... »

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS KEY TO RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS KEY TO RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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 th... »

THE 360° LEADER

THE 360° LEADER

Mrs Malani Padayachee-Saman Founder and director of civil engineering consulting firm MPA (Pty) Ltd (Malani Padayachee and Associates (Pty) Ltd. She has recommend the book below and she shares why this book can assist young HardHat Professionals advance in their careers: “It sensitises leaders to the fact that they are not solely responsible for providing direction and leadership in an organisatio... »

FINISHING WELL

FINISHING WELL

Finishing Well I know today is only 7 December, but I also know that next Friday is the last working day of the year for many of you South Africans, so I am going to give you my final words of encouragement now.   I imagine that for many of you the next week is going to be a mad rush, trying to finish everything before the Christmas break.  This can be hard because at this time of year people tend... »