Infrastructure

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... »

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

As project preparation costs can vary widely, these cost figures are only indicative and are based on the following factors: project size and complexity; geographic location(s); degree of technical detailing required; social and environmental impacts; and the extent of upstream preparation required. While the majority of funding for project preparation is through government budgets, national and s... »

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Globally, governments are accountable for the development of infrastructure and the delivery of basic services in an affordable and inclusive manner. The ability of governments to nurture a conducive enabling environment for infrastructure investment has often been found to be a key differentiator between countries that successfully scale up infrastructure and those that face challenges in doing s... »