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Survey - How will the South African construction industry react to automation

Thursday, 31 May 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tasveera Singh
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South African civil engineers have seen an increase in BIM usage and modular, off-site construction in recent years. Additionally, clients are wanting better quality products to be produced quicker and cheaper. Safety remains a major concern, along with quality of work. How will these trends impact development and what will the South African construction site of 2050 look like?

Please contribute your knowledge so that we can begin to understand the answer to this question.
The attached survey forms part of a Master of Business Administration degree at the Wits Business School assessing the impact of automation on skills in South Africa’s construction industry. The survey aims to measure how the South African construction industry will react to automation and which skills will be most crucial in the future. The survey takes an average of 8 minutes to complete and answers are anonymous. Please complete the survey by 31 May 2018.

The survey has been approved by the Wits Business School Postgraduate Committee and has been granted ethical clearance. Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary, all responses will remain confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the study.

The final report will be freely available to the industry and the public through the university. For any further information regarding the survey or the study, please contact David Smith at

Thank you for your contribution.

David Smith

The survey can be accessed by clicking this link.

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