PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: The future of work for Professionals-ARCHITECTS

The origin of the construction industry can be traced to the first civilisation that walked upon the face of the earth. These early men were mostly hunters who lived a nomadic way of life. With their consistent movement came the need for erection of temporary shelters, hence construction began. As civilisation dawned, it brought with

PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: LAND SURVEYORS

The Future of Work for Professionals: LAND SURVEYORS Surveying is one of the oldest and most important arts practiced by man because from the earliest times it has been necessary to mark boundaries and divide land. Surveying has traditionally been defined as the science and art of determining relative positions of points above, on, or

INSOLVENCY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: CAUSES AND TYPES

A company is said to be insolvent when it is unable to pay its debts. This is a common occurrence within the construction industry and it can be attributed to many reasons. Some of which are as follows: 1.The ease with which construction businesses are created especially its initial low capital investment often results to

IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON EMPLOYMENT: rapid advances in automation, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and robotics are now raising the fears anew!

There is a global scare of the impact technology will have on jobs worldwide. McKinsey reports that up to 375million people globally will need to change their places of work and acquire new skills. Technology is not a new phenomenon, and fears about its transformation of the workplace and its effects on employment date back

2018-05-03T09:10:41+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

USES OF DIGITAL IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

ELECTRONIC TENDERING IS BECOMING THE STANDARD Calls for tender are already circulated electronically for 80 to 90% of public construction projects. The UK and Italy boast a figure of 100% for contracts with volumes in excess of EUR 90,000. Standards to ensure that tenders can be submitted securely and in compliance with formal requirements are

DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: those that embrace the change will thrive, those that are slow to adapt will get left behind or fail

To survive in this era of technologies advancement, businesses and indeed professionals must innovate and disrupt their environments. The construction industry and professionals must find a balance in innovation in the 21st century digital world to remain afloat. Digital Construction is the use and application of digital tools to improve the process of delivering and

2018-05-02T15:13:02+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

MAJOR CHALLENGES FACED BY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

  In Nigeria, construction companies are often faced with challenges that inhibit them from efficiently accomplishing their tasks. Even when they do accomplish these tasks and construct the structures intended, there is the problem of low quality hence, demolition of the structures and/or abandonment of projects without completion. And, when these infrastructures are left incomplete,

NETWORKING STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Managing a firm/company can be a back breaking activity that brings about a slow but steady progress. It is essential to get new commissions as often as possible but at the same time important to be engaged in a worthwhile project. The following strategies will enable you grow your business and leap frog to greater

2018-01-30T14:46:32+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Contract administration within the construction industry is usually carried out by team of professionals on behalf of the client/employer. The purpose of employing an architect, engineer, or other professional on a building project as an administrator is to give the employer the benefit of that professional’s skill and experience. Some of the duties of a

2018-01-23T18:27:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Construction contracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

WASTE WATER: AMERICA’S NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY; it is time for Nigeria to put our sewage to good use.

The global mindfulness of the phenomenon of climate change together with the anticipated scarcity of conventional energy resources have prompted many countries around the world to develop a more sustainable energy systems to cater for development and growth. Renewable energy provides a safe and feasible option for the provision of a clean and environment friendly

2018-01-18T19:53:26+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: |0 Comments