Construction & Engineering Trends

Théo Gaultier
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective[Théo Gaultier] South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

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Jolene Blundell
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa

#BizTrends2019: Alternative building methods continue to change the face of construction in Africa[Jolene Blundell] Beyond brick and mortar, South Africans are increasingly considering new and alternative building methods and techniques...

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Karen Petersen
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD

#BizTrends2019: The exciting fast-growing trend of TOD[Karen Petersen] Transit-oriented development is the exciting fast-growing trend in creating vibrant, livable, sustainable communities...

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Ziyad Adroos
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits

#BizTrends2019: An exponential shift in many areas of SA real estate awaits[Ziyad Adroos] 2019 will usher in a quarter of a century since South Africa has been addressing post-apartheid challenges...

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Elaine Jack
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations[Elaine Jack] Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

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Claire D’Adorante
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA[Claire D’Adorante] The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

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Geoffrey Jäck
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019

#BizTrends2019: Much of the same expected for 2019[Geoffrey Jäck] With pressure on costs, increased fuel prices, the water shortage in Cape Town in 2018, and an economy that is struggling at best, the remedial construction industry can prepare for much of the same challenges in 2019...

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Lesley Squires
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector[Lesley Squires] 2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

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Richard Vries
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Engineering sector - remaining competitive in tough times

#BizTrends2018: Engineering sector - remaining competitive in tough times[Richard Vries] South African companies face an embattled business environment...

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Dorah Modise
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South Africa

#BizTrends2018: Green building on the rise in South Africa[Dorah Modise] The impact of buildings and construction on the environment is astounding...

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Ian Massey
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: The skills shortage in the construction industry and what we need to do about it

#BizTrends2018: The skills shortage in the construction industry and what we need to do about it
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[Ian Massey] We don't need to be told that we live in a divided society. According to informed observers, ours is one of the most economically polarised societies in the world...

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Larry Feinberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Building and construction trends from a quantity surveyor perspective

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[Larry Feinberg] The built environment is often thought of in terms of only its visible results: buildings, roads, bridges, dams, and so on. A group of lesser-known construction professionals...

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Siyabonga Mbanjwa
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018

#BizTrends2018: Interest in energy, water infrastructure to intensify in 2018[Siyabonga Mbanjwa] Energy is one of the sectors of our economy most closely watched by local and international investors...

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Tommy Strydom
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Construction industry to improve technology use and safety

#BizTrends2018: Construction industry to improve technology use and safety
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[Tommy Strydom] Although the construction industry in South Africa is facing a downturn in the economy, it remains an important industry because it fulfils a major role in economic growth and infrastructure development...

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Louis Cottle
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Accessible and emerging developments for small architectural firms

#BizTrends2018: Accessible and emerging developments for small architectural firms[Louis Cottle] Photogrammetry, cloud sharing, remote cloud collaboration, laser scanners, 3D printers, capacitive styluses, augmented and virtual reality design tools with immersive presentations, visual programming, building information modelling, parametric design...

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Lesley Squires
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: A brave new world for South African stainless steel manufacturers

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[Lesley Squires] Here are some of the 'hot spots' in the local stainless steel sector over the next year...

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Alison Groves
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purpose

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[Alison Groves] According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

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Hanlie Turner
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new

#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new[Hanlie Turner] Traditionally the domain of a serious set of older engineers, cement / concrete technology and civil engineering are currently undergoing a slow but steady transition...

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Kevin Bingham
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture

#BizTrends2017: Reinvention predicted in the field of architecture[Kevin Bingham] In many professional fields, the explosion of multimedia options have given the public an array of resources and 'wisdom' on architecture, medicine, IT and graphics, to name a few...

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John Schooling
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction[John Schooling] The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

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