PCIAW Reality check needed in construction business

Reality check needed in construction industry

CE marking of construction products is a European certification system that enforces environmental standards. The main EU law on these important aspects of construction is Regulation (EU) 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 9, 2011. As such, it was incorporated into Maltese law years ago. All concrete precast products, asphalt…

PCIAW downturn in construction

Construction industry prepares for a downturn

Construction industry bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment claim new research by the Federation of Master Builders(FMB). There was a decrease in employment levels among small construction firms with 21 percent of employers reporting a reduced workforce. Workloads for construction SMEs grew…

PCIAW AI in construction

What technology has in store for construction industry

The first social humanoid robot, Sophia, was in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 2019 Transform Africa Summit. Donning Rwanda’s traditional attire, umushanana, Sophia set the conference off to a good start, joking with and greeting a full auditorium in different languages, including Swahili, before giving a four-minute-long speech on the importance of technology and innovation. “I…