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Digital transformation in the construction industry: is an AI revolution on the way?

Publication: Information Age Author: Nick Ismail Whilst digital technology has transformed everything from hospitality and banking, to healthcare and e-commerce, the UK’s construction industry has been slow to adopt this change. But is an AI revolution on the way? Will AI lead the digital transformation of the construction industry? The majority of industries have begun their digital transformation journeys. Digital transformation in the construction industry, however, has been slow. [...]

July 18th, 2019|News|

2019 Trends in the Construction Industry

South Africa’s struggling economy remains an area of concern however; the construction industry has turned subsequent challenges into opportunities. As such, 2019 has presented us with a variety of construction trends, most of which suggest technology as the game changer. Africa has a rapidly growing population of young individuals and, along with the introduction of new technologies; we have the opportunity to develop young talent within the construction industry. Here [...]

July 17th, 2019|News|

Here’s why the majority of homes being built in SA now are flats or townhouses

Publication: Business Insider SA Author: James de Villiers A new FNB report showed that 59.2% of all new residential properties constructed in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 were flats and townhouses.  This is up from 29% in 2015 – and just 13% back in 2000.  FNB credited changing consumer preferences, such as the need for security, for the growth in the market.  For more, go to Business Insider [...]

June 6th, 2019|News|

Progressing towards gender equality in the construction industry

Publication: BizCommunity  Women empowerment has been a widely promoted topic globally, particularly in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction. In South Africa, the rate of unemployment amongst women was 29.5% in the second quarter of 2018, compared with 25.3% amongst men.1 As a proposed solution, government is addressing this by analysing the unequal representation of women in construction and supporting construction businesses with gender equality initiatives.2 The Public Works Minister Thulas [...]

May 29th, 2019|News|

Construction starts on a new R1.2 billion redevelopment project in Joburg’s CBD

Publication: Business Tech   Construction has started on the first building in the Jewel City redevelopment project in Johannesburg. Jewel City is located in the eastern CBD of Johannesburg, on Fox Street, placed between Maboneng and Absa precincts. The redevelopment consists of six city blocks, five of which have existing commercial buildings on them. The project is being run by investment group Divercity, which aims to combine commercial buildings with affordable [...]

March 26th, 2019|News|

4 ways Africa is influencing interior design globally

Publication: IOL Having launched her design career at Decorex Cape Town more than two decades ago, Danela Conti Bryant will be returning to the premier decor exhibition to take on the role of Decorex Designer Spotlight. We’re seeing much more organic, curved structures in furniture which most likely has its roots in African craft. Pictures: Supplied “Danela has made such an impact on both the national and international design scene, [...]

March 4th, 2019|News|