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How Emerging Technologies Are Changing The Built Environment

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing The Built Environment

Emerging technologies have the potential of changing the entire face of the industry they are deployed in. Generally, they are new and disruptive but can also include earlier technologies that are still controversial and relatively underutilised compared to their potential. Diverse technologies are emerging in education, information, nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, psycho-technol... »

Notre Dame aflame: our relationship with the built environment

Notre Dame aflame: our relationship with the built environment

News of the fire at Paris’ beloved Notre-Dame cathedral was everywhere. We all saw it – a dark Parisian skyline lit up by engulfing flames as the 850-year-old cathedral blackened in the smog. Panning away from the nightmarish scene, however, was to look upon a united Parisian community, gathering together for their cherished Notre-Dame – the building that had always punctuated their cityscape so p... »

Here is how Construction employers could attract Next- Gen Employees

Here is how Construction employers could attract Next- Gen Employees

The Technological advancements the construction industry has seen in recent years, and will continue to experience, represent a microcosm of what’s occurring across industries globally. Yet, the changes in this mature and often slow to adapt industry have far-reaching implications for U.S. communities – in the structures being built, the materials being used, the costs of development and even the ... »

Why is Civil Engineering no longer hold hopes for young graduates?

Civil Engineering!!!!! But why has the industry that was once a striving industry become one with no hope for young graduates. I wish we had the reset button, it really breaks my heart that youngsters that worked so hard to complete their studies end up sitting at home some even change careers after spending 3 or 4 years. What can be done? »

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

Is gatekeeping a solution to the crisis in the South African construction industry?

When discussing reasons why the so called “Construction Mafia” seems to have found traction within the South African Construction industry one of the reasons given by most Hardhat Professionals I interacted with is that it is easy in this country to start a Construction company,  there are no barriers to entry and that has led to none Construction Professionals flooding the industry.[r... »