May 16, 2018

6 Ways the Construction Industry can Build for the Future

Players along the construction industry’s value chain – architects, designers, engineers, building material suppliers, contractors, and operations and maintenance companies – need to prepare strategically and make the right moves to thrive amid the disruptions the new technologies and trends could cause. However, the myriad potential changes in the industry…
May 15, 2018

The Inclusion of Students in Construction Industry Conversations

 Something to be Considered in the Construction Industry For an industry perceived to have no future because of its volatile nature, the construction industry needs to do more towards securing its future, and that includes giving special attention to the people more likely to witness that future: students. Every year…
May 14, 2018

4 Mega-trends for the Future of Work

We have become accustomed to thinking that technological advances are eliminating jobs and tasks that require low-level professional qualifications. From automated toll booths to supermarket tills, we are used to the erosion of low paid jobs. New forms of technology and automation are also making more highly qualified professionals obsolete,…
May 10, 2018

Study: Manual Data Entry Still Hampers Job Site Construction

Nearly half of construction managers still capture critical job site quality data manually, and one-third still use paper and pen to track data. Furthermore, construction managers and executives are collecting and managing their work information on multiple platforms. These are some of the key findings from a survey of more…
May 09, 2018

4 Construction Myths Debunked

The construction industry has been the subject of jokes, myths and rumours for decades and, while some jokes are funny, the misconceptions have harmed the industry. Getting the wrong idea about the construction industry has led to lots of talented, creative people – of all stripes – choosing to work…
May 08, 2018

How Can Advanced Analytics Benefit Infrastructure Capital Planning?

Advanced analytics is the ability to generate valuable insights from large amounts of data it has emerged as a powerful tool to understand and learn from past performance as a guide to more accurately predict trends. Analytics creates value when big data and advanced algorithms are applied to business problems…
May 07, 2018

4 Things Construction Can Do to Attract New Workers

The construction labour market has been in decline over the past 40 years, as has productivity. The diminished supply of construction workers will ultimately have a significant impact on the industry. So, as the supply gap begins to impact other industries, how can the construction industry move forward to prevent…
May 02, 2018

Here is why it is a good idea to colour code hard hats

Ever since they were first used in early major construction projects in the United States back in the 1930s, the hard hat has been an ever-present safety accessory on most heavy industry sites all over the world. Fast forward a few years and hard hat colour codes began to be…
May 01, 2018

10 Construction cost saving tactics that could backfire

I am sure at some stage we have all had a construction project that no matter what we did, or how hard we worked, the project was doomed to lose money. Month-end cost reports just brought more bad news. Our bosses were grumpy and usually blamed us for the losses.…