Infrastructure

3 Reasons why it is critical to make our infrastructure resilient

3 Reasons why it is critical to make our infrastructure resilient

From serving our most basic needs to enabling our most ambitious ventures in trade or technology, infrastructure services support our well-being and development. Reliable water, sanitation, energy, transport, and telecommunication services are universally considered to be essential for raising the quality of life of people. Access to basic infrastructure services is also a central factor in the pr... »

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

Engineering and Infrastructure in Dam Construction~Lessons from Vale Brazil .

On Tuesday 28th, the mining company Vale withdrew from the UN Global Compact, the largest social and corporate responsibility network in the world. This information appears on Vale’s page on the site of the United Nations initiative. The multinational’s decision to withdraw from the Compact was taken after pressure from civil society. In February 2019, an international group of organisations forma... »

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.[rml_read_more] »

Built Environment Proffessionals should be represented at every decision making

Built Environment Proffessionals should be represented at every decision making

Let’s not be fooled by political rhetoric.  Regardless of party politics, “Rome is burning”, and desperate intervention is required across the board (both from the public and private sector as well as civic society at large) to rescue the industry and place it back in its rightful place as the leading catalyst to economic and social development in South Africa. South African built environment prof... »

What are the benefits of well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment?

What are the benefits of well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment?

Well-planned and prioritised infrastructure investment improves productivity, engenders competitiveness and contributes to long-term sustainable economic growth.  Nevertheless, the extent of realising these benefits from infrastructure investment varies considerably across sectors, by regions and by level of regulatory and institutional maturity. Producing the greatest impact from infrastructure i... »