Future of Construction


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“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic” – Here is one way to radically change urban mobility

After his first Twitter announcement in December 2016, “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging …”, serial entrepreneur and futurist Elon Musk seems to continue delivering on his promise. As he has done with numerous of his revolutionary business models, Musk firstly identified critical customer […]

We could be on the brink of a demand revolution. But will we seize the opportunity?

When Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2016 Olympics, one in six of the half-million visitors stayed in Airbnb lodgings. Without the additional rooms, Rio would have needed to build another 257 hotels to house these tourists, according to a study by the World Economic Forum. Beyond the material and environmental savings – not to mention the […]

To attract the right talent, offering flexibility and work-life balance will be essential

Recruiting and managing talent in the coming years will be challenging for the construction sector, according to a World Economic Forum report The prospective scarcity of skilled labour driven by demographic shifts and the increasing sophistication of technology, which demands new and broader skillsets at all levels, coupled with the traditionally high volatility of workforce demand […]