Construction

IS DISCRIMINATION HURTING YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

IS DISCRIMINATION HURTING YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

Construction projects employ people from diverse cultures and educational and economic backgrounds. Working in this environment can be challenging, but interesting. It’s easy to pigeonhole people according to who they are, or where they come from. “They are from x country so they must be bricklayers”. “He comes from z country so he’s a scaffolder”. “They are dre... »

The World’s Largest Desalinated Water Reserve Is Under A Desert

The World’s Largest Desalinated Water Reserve Is Under A Desert

Abu Dhabi took a big, bold step to ensure water security for its residents. The Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority unveiled the world’s largest reserve of artificially desalinated water at the 2018 International Water Summit. The reserve exists in an aquifer under the Liwa desert at the southern edge of the country, about 160 km away from the desalination plants located at the coast. It c... »

The Importance Of Knowing Your Contract

The Importance Of Knowing Your Contract

In today’s environment; getting appointed on projects can be very challenging.  The margins are lean and work is scarce. The emphasis is just getting the work in, starting the job, and getting the cash flowing.  The terms are simplified to a tender amount and the small print is simply ignored. »

Don’t Let History Dictate Your Future Construction Methods

Don’t Let History Dictate Your Future Construction Methods

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Carillion: Any Lessons For The South African Construction Industry?

Carillion: Any Lessons For The South African Construction Industry?

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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... »

LEARN THESE 2 HABITS YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER IN 2018

LEARN THESE 2 HABITS YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER IN 2018

It is the beginning of a new year and this is the best time to reflect on 2017 and evaluate what you’ve experienced; what failures you’ve had and what successes you’ve created. It’s time to become self-aware and accept what happened to you in 2017.   I recently read an article written by Nader Molwaee titled  “How to get ahead in your career in 2018” in the article he talks about the his career an... »

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS – YOU HAVE A DUTY TO THE PUBLIC AND YOUR COUNTRY

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGINEERS – YOU HAVE A DUTY TO THE PUBLIC AND YOUR COUNTRY

All South African Engineers have a fundamental duty to put Public and Country First, I have complied the following quotes to remind us all our obligations.   “Proffessionals in general tend to believe that their obligations to their clients far outweigh their responsibility to others such as public” Dr Githui Mathenge’s research titled: Ethical Issues in the Construction Industry in Kenya: A Criti... »

5 REASONS WHY HAVING A HOLIDAY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER

5 REASONS WHY HAVING A HOLIDAY IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CAREER

The annual shutdown which also known as the “Builders Break” is upon us, but did you know that sitting by the pool with a Piña Colada can be helpful to your career as a Hardhat Professional? Check out the following top 5 reasons why you should make time for a break this summer.     1. Improved Productivity Think working long hours helps to get more done? Think again. A recent study shows that coun... »

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... »