Construction

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

What is the role of Construction Professionals in protecting their industry?

The South African construction industry is under siege and it is hogging the news headlines for all the wrong reasons.[rml_read_more]  First, it was the press statements condemning the “Construction Mafia” who are turning construction sites into war zones. Then the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index was released and it fell to its lowest on record, an Economist from FNB is also quoted saying “ Civil c... »

Construction Industry in crisis or is this a catalyst for change?

Construction Industry in crisis or is this a catalyst for change?

In response to the headlines that the South African Construction industry is in a crisis and it needs to be rescued,” Gavin Taylor the Chief Operating Officer at Grinaker/LTA had this to say:[rml_read_more]  Let’s not kid ourselves! The previous government was morally bankrupt The industry has been plagued by poor and self-serving leadership We have lost a huge number of competent and ... »

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

Construction Mafia – What it the role of the CIDB?

When we published the press statement from Masters Builders Association South Africa (MBA) titled – A call for urgent goverment intervention to save the Construction industry  [rml_read_more]  Nqoba Nkabinde a Project Manager  responded to this post by asking  questions which were questioning the role of the CIDB on this new phenomenon called the”Construction Mafia” Here is the l... »

Construction bodies condemning the “Construction Mafia”? Too little too late?

Construction bodies condemning the “Construction Mafia”? Too little too late?

A lot of Construction industry bodies have recently released media statements condemning the action of the so-called “Construction Mafia” disrupting construction projects.[rml_read_more]  The actions of the so-called “Construction Mafia” have been well documented over the years but the industry kept quite the response from the industry bodies if any was isolated. So why now... »

In Conversation with PrEng Jeshika Ramchund

In Conversation with PrEng Jeshika Ramchund

In this interview with The HardHat Professional, Project Lead Engineer Jeshika Ramchund (JR) talks about her career journey as a consultant engineer in the construction and built environment industry. [rml_read_more] THHP: Briefly tell us about your background. JR: I am currently a Lead Engineer in the Developments division at Bosch Projects, in Durban, South Africa. I am a professional engineer, ... »