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Why migrant workers are the key to Asia’s green cities of the future

Building Asia’s green cities of the future is about more than energy efficiency – it can drive a virtuous cycle of economic growth and restructuring, as low-skilled jobs on large construction sites provide income opportunities for millions of migrants. On-the-job training can equip these labourers to build efficiently — and to build buildings and urban […]

Infographic | Six megatrends impacting the E&C industry

The construction industry is crucial to the society, the economy and the environment. Megatrends in all three sectors create an imperative for change in the construction industry. The most important megatrends are depicted in this infographic of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Construction Initiative. To learn more about relevant global trends and their impact […]

The New Silk Road: 8 steps to ensuring China’s $900 billion project is a success

What is the New Silk Road? The Silk Road was the name given in 1877 by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen to the ancient network of trade routes linking China to central and western Asia, India and the Mediterranean region. Today, China is breathing new life into the Silk Road with the goal of […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by Suzanne H. El-Moursi (President Uplift Data Partners)

Watch the video | Uplift Data Partner’s President, Suzanne H. El-Moursi, explains her thoughts on the future of construction. She thinks the next big thing will be the adoption of drones to help project managers achieve peak project performance. She expects that there will be a mix of robots and humans on site. The main […]

Video: The Construction Site of the Future – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain how they imagine the construction site of the future will look like. It is expected that a part of construction works moves to pre-fabrication factories. Standardized modules will be installed afterwards on-site. A common believe is that new technologies like […]

TARGETING THE ‘SKILLS TRAP’: Emerging Portfolio Professionals

Professional Institutions tend to reflect the industry roles of the early nineteenth century when they were established: Builder, Architect, Engineer. It is not enough to hold one of these roles: the modern construction professional must be multidimensional; engaged, diverse, adaptive, always learning. A Portfolio Professional. How do we find the best consultant to develop a […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by Johnny Clemmons (Chief Engineer SAP)

Watch the video | SAP’s Global Industry Director and Chief Engineer, Johnny Clemmons, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. He thinks the next big thing will be an integrated facility lifecycle management concept including 3D BIM to seamlessly transition data from design through construction to the facility operation and maintenance phase. He expects […]

Video: The Role of Humans – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain what they expect will be the role of humans in the future of construction. It is expected that automation and robotics replace many of the current jobs. However, there will be new roles for humans in the engineering & construction […]