Construction

Building confidence at 20-year low

Building confidence at 20-year low

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index fell to a multi-year low of 22 in 3Q2019, from 29 in 2Q2019. The current level of the index indicates that close to 80 per cent of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. Five of the six sub-sectors surveyed reported lower confidence, led by a 22- index-point drop in building sub-contractor confidence. In contrast, building material m... »

Could Tall Wood Construction Be the Future of High-Rise Buildings?

Could Tall Wood Construction Be the Future of High-Rise Buildings?

Across the globe, tall wood structures have begun transforming the world of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, ushering in an important shift to an architectural practice that has traditionally been dominated by steel and concrete. Typically defined as wood-constructed buildings over 14 stories or 50 meters high, the past six years have seen over 44 tall wood buildings built or underway around t... »

5 practices to enable Construction companies capture value in digital transformation

5 practices to enable Construction companies capture value in digital transformation

To counter the characteristics that make digital transformation particularly challenging in the Construction industry. Construction companies must be thoughtful in the ways they approach their digital transformations. Adopting the following five practices will increase the likelihood of success and enable companies to capture greater value from digital. Focus on fixing pain points, not installing ... »

4 Reasons Why Construction is stuck in the analog era

4 Reasons Why Construction is stuck in the analog era

Outside individual major projects, few Construction companies have fully digitized their operations. They aren’t alone. Companies in all industries report that digital transformations often fall short of expectations. In one McKinsey survey, just 16 percent of respondents said their organizations’ digital transformations had delivered sustainable performance improvements. Common challenges include... »

Building Inspector Registration Category to  Protect the Public and Boost Sector Professionalism

Building Inspector Registration Category to Protect the Public and Boost Sector Professionalism

A registration category for building inspectors, aimed at protecting the public from substandard building practices as well as boosting the professionalism of the sector, will be launched by the The South African Council of Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) in October 2019.   The launch of the registration category follows months of industry-related research pertaini... »