The future of construction

Back to school is more than just polished shoes

Back to school is more than just polished shoes

Packed lunch boxes in the fridge overnight, freshly-ironed uniforms, a sparkly new stationery set and an abundance of nervous excitement; with two young girls, this is what back to school means in our house. For me, it means getting back into the school drop-off and pick-up routine, coordinating schedules and meeting new teachers. It’s a mix of pride and relief, especially after a long December br... »

Integration Across the Digital Ecosystem in Construction and Engineering

Integration Across the Digital Ecosystem in Construction and Engineering

As Engineering and Construction(E&C) organizations undergo a digital transformation, the challenge is to integrate a range of systems, software, hardware, and applications across the enterprise and ensure that there is interoperability between new and existing systems. »

Delivering future Infrastructure: Faster, Smarter and Better

Delivering future Infrastructure: Faster, Smarter and Better

As the industry seeks to bridge the global infrastructure gap, the delivery of many critical assets — essential to economic growth and the wellbeing of communities — is still being delayed. The combination of technology and alternative delivery can be truly powerful in solving this productivity issue. »

How analytics can drive smarter Engineering and Construction decisions

How analytics can drive smarter Engineering and Construction decisions

Three applications illustrate how companies are beginning to embrace data solutions while establishing a foundation for more ambitious initiatives in the future. »

Top 10 construction technology trends for 2019

Top 10 construction technology trends for 2019

2019 is expected to be a breakthrough year for the construction industry. During the last year, construction technology investment has grown by 30% and equals $1.05BN. »

Why Should Hardhat Professionals Care about Sustainability In South Africa

Why Should Hardhat Professionals Care about Sustainability In South Africa

Sustainability inspires me to get going in the morning. It’s what I think about when I look at my young daughters and when I think about their future. Read on to discover what sustainable construction means in South Africa and where the responsibility lies.  »

10 Facts about the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 and 4IR

10 Facts about the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 and 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought fresh opportunities but also new questions about how economies can best integrate technologies for a faster path to broad-based prosperity. New technology-intensive, high-skilled occupations will be in demand in the future, along with new growth broadly across sectors such as education, health, care, green energy and more. This tech revolution cal... »

Five Ways 4D BIM can Transform Your Project

Five Ways 4D BIM can Transform Your Project

4D BIM, also known as construction sequencing, is the process of adding extra layers of scheduling data to a project information model, which enables a step-by-step visualisation of the project’s progress at each stage. This, in turn, boosts productivity and encourages a safer and more straightforward planning process, minimising time delays and reducing project issues. »

Emerging Construction Trends that Accelerate Digital Transition

Emerging Construction Trends that Accelerate Digital Transition

After decades of under-digitisation, the engineering and construction sector is making bold moves in a new era. A new McKinsey analysis of the construction technology ecosystem finds emerging trends, solutions, and increasing technology use cases that are disrupting the way we plan, design, and execute projects. »

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Africa’s Cities are Crowded and Disconnected

Most Sub-Saharan African cities are crowded with people and dwellings and disconnected by a lack of transport and other infrastructure, which constrains economic development and growth, and renders cities costly for business and households. Although African cities are densely populated, they are not economically dense or efficient enough to promote scale economies and attract capital investment. H... »

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