Africa

African investment in transport construction set for rapid growth

African investment in transport construction set for rapid growth

GlobalData’s latest report (‘African Transport Networks’) reveals that growth in transport construction in Africa is being driven by increasing investment in railway projects. Spending will be led by Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt, where transport investment will increase from US$7.6 billion, US$9.5 billion, and US$5.6 billion respectively in 2019, to US$9.8 billion, US$8.5 billion, and US$7.5 billion ... »

Chinese construction firms deserve better press in Africa, study suggests

Chinese construction firms deserve better press in Africa, study suggests

A four-year study into Chinese construction and manufacturing firms’ employment practices in Africa suggests some of the bad press China gets on the continent is undeserved. With Chinese firms dominating road construction in Ethiopia and Angola, there are perceptions that they don’t hire many domestic nationals, and treat those they do poorly.But fieldwork carried out by University of London’s Sch... »

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Most of us welcomed the advent of artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI in the Construction/Built Environment industries. [rml_read_more] However, some did so with a pinch of salt. The field of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to work processes of machines that would require intelligence if performed by humans, is evolving rapidly and is poised to grow significantly over the com... »

Top 7 Causes Of Delays Infrastructure Mega Projects In Africa

Top 7 Causes Of Delays Infrastructure Mega Projects In Africa

The number of global  mega-projects that are either over budget, late or both, is alarming. Nine out of 10 global mega-projects (projects with a value of at least US$1bn) experience cost overruns.Although average overrun estimations vary greatly, some studies suggest that this could be as high as 70% for cost overruns and 183% for time overruns.Cost overruns also differ by sector. For example, est... »

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... »