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Low compressive strength test results?

4 August 2020

We examine the ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and ACI 301M-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete in order to understand what a strength test is, learn proper methods of sampling, fabrication, handling and curing strength test specimens and more.

Sustainable and resilient built environment

27 July 2020

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has played a role in accelerating the transformation of the construction sector.In a webinar hosted by The Big 5, a panel of industry experts examined the new normal in construction and what it means for the built environment.

Reviving the construction economy

26 July 2020

The region’s leading CEOs including policymakers and construction company leaders, examined the intricacies of the VUCA reality and explored the strategies, initiatives and solutions that can be employed to usher in stability and opportunities in this uncertain world.

From surviving to thriving: business strategies for construction start-ups in the wake of the pandemic

23 June 2020

In a webinar hosted by The Big 5, a panel of industry experts discussed business strategies for the construction start-ups in the wake of the pandemic.

Sustainable development and transformation in construction

21 June 2020

With sustainability taking a back seat to the global focus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must now renew our focus on making buildings more sustainable to curb the effects of global warming.

The journey towards smart cities and digital construction

16 June 2020

As we begin to emerge from the initial shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to fully understand the market challenges and what is required to start to see corrections in the market.

Business Continuity Plans - Running your business during a global crisis

5 May 2020

The current global crisis has led many businesses to learn more about protecting themselves. Are you worried about your business continuity? Learn from our industry experts.

Turning discussion into cohesive action

16 February 2020

The top industry experts gathered at the inaugural CEO Forum to discuss the future of the construction industry and decide on the next steps.

Digital revolution in the construction industry

16 February 2020

Industry leading experts convened at the FutureTech Construction Summit to debate the merits, challenges and opportunities that technology brings to the construction sector.

Championing a culture change

16 February 2020

The Women in Construction Forum at The Big 5 brought to the spotlight challenges faced by women in the industry and a call for action.

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