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Video: The Definition of Good Construction- Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain how they think good construction will be defined in the future. According to them the main characteristics of good construction will be zero defects and accidents, efficiency and sustainability as well as completion on time and on budget. Furthermore assets […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by Jesse Devitte (Managing Director Borealis Ventures)

Watch the video | Borealis Ventures Managing Director and Co-Founder, Jesse Devitte, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. He thinks the next big thing will be data to improve the build environment. As the largest hurdles for the development of the construction industry he sees the project-driven business models and the challenges for […]

The Age of Sustainalism: the new socio-economic growth model for an inclusive 21st century

It is becoming ever more clear that the major global trends which are having the greatest impact on the world around us are not only increasingly intertwined, but are also becoming ever broader in their impact, affecting a greater number of regions and citizens. Global hunger is on the increase, for the first time in […]

Video: The Most Successful Players – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain who they expect to be the most successful players in the future of construction. As key success factors are seen hiring the right people, sharing knowledge and a high speed of learning. Furthermore it is expected that thinking in an […]

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 […]

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 […]