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10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

10 Ways Construction Executives Can Drive Technology

Technology is making business smarter, more efficient and innovative. In the construction industry, technology is a game changer, allowing contractors to deliver projects on time and reduce rework. With more millennials entering leadership in the industry, technology adoption may be inevitable.[rml_read_more] Growth in construction technology during the last five years has been exponential. In con... »

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

8 Tips for An Amazing Mentor Relationship

Mentorship is a valuable tool in the workspace: mentors can offer guidance, share wisdom and serve as a sounding board to their mentees.  Building a healthy relationship is in the interests of both the mentee and the mentor. Consider the following steps to strengthen your mentor relationship. »

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

5 Ways to Manage Mistakes in Construction

In construction, as in any field, mistakes happen. Contractors purchase the wrong materials, human error comes into play, or things don’t go as planned. A recent example would be the D.C Silverline Metrorail project in the US; during construction, the wrong type of concrete was used, meaning that the expected lifespan of the metro station walls was considerably less than planned for. »

How to Find a Mentor

How to Find a Mentor

A mentor is someone who can help you get through any new and challenging stage in your life. Here are five ways to go about when looking for a mentor. »

Mentoring In the Construction Industry

Mentoring In the Construction Industry

It is very easy to register as a Construction Company in South Africa and for this reason many SMMEs are becoming Construction Contractors. However, many of them go into liquidation within the first year or two. The reason for this, in my opinion, is their lack of knowledge of how the Construction Contracting Industry works. For this reason, there is a need for qualified, Professional Construction... »