Future of Construction

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 ... »

Construction skills shortage in US ‘threat to the industry’

Construction skills shortage in US ‘threat to the industry’

A new report has revealed that 80% of US contractors are finding it difficult to hire qualified craft workers (general construction workers) that represent the majority of the construction workforce. The report of almost 2,000 survey respondents, released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), revealed that 80% are having difficulty filling hourly craft positions, wit... »

4 skills youths in the built environment need for the future

4 skills youths in the built environment need for the future

Any revolution or change is met with fear and trepidation. Not only is artificial intelligence and automation impacting our daily lives (and what we do to earn a living), but it is also transforming entire industries, how things are made, consumed and even how countries are governed. This raises the question; what impact will it have on jobs and careers over the next few years or decades? The answ... »

How a changing Australian workforce will impact construction

How a changing Australian workforce will impact construction

As baby boomers approach retirement, the construction industry is at the crossroads. A new generation of digitally savvy workers entering the industry signals a changing of the guard, while the older generation schooled in real-life experience are getting ready to down tools. The shift in workforce dynamics presents unique opportunities and challenges, and moving with the times involves harmonisin... »

Will 3D printing revolutionise construction?

Will 3D printing revolutionise construction?

Squeezing a house through a nozzle, like a pâtissier pumping fondant cream from a piping bag, may not be everyone’s idea of cutting-edge construction. But in Dubai, it’s all part of the plan. The glitzy emirate aspires to have a quarter of all new buildings constructed via 3D printing by 2030. Emaar, one of the Arabian Gulf’s leading property developers, is heralding its nascent Arabian Ranches II... »