The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Proceedings of 11th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Postgraduate Research Conference

  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Wellington Thwala
Conference proceedings CIDB 2019

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joe Frederick Cobbinah, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Wellington Didibhuku Thwala, Kwamina Ewur Banson
    Pages 1-11
  3. De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Caleb Debrah, Prince Antwi-Afari, David John Edwards
    Pages 12-21
  4. Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke, Diekolola Abiola-Ogedengbe, Ainlolu Akinseli
    Pages 34-42
  5. Bhekinkosi Dlamini, Olalekan Shamsideen Oshodi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Didibhuku Thwala
    Pages 82-89
  6. Olalekan Shamsideen Oshodi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Oluwayomi Kayode Babatunde, Bamidele Temitope Arijeloye
    Pages 90-99
  7. Osamudiamen Kenneth Otasowie, Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke
    Pages 124-132
  8. Oluseye Olugboyega, Abimbola Windapo
    Pages 133-143
  9. Gladness Makgobi, Mashwama Nokulunga, Thwala Didi, Aigbavboa Clinton
    Pages 179-187
  10. Josephine Llale, Matleko Setati, Success Mavunda, Thando Ndlovu, David Root, Paulin Wembe
    Pages 197-204
  11. Moloi Nosipho, Akinsomi Omokolade
    Pages 205-214
  12. Justice Kwame Offei-Nketiah, Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Daniel Yaw Addai Duah
    Pages 225-240
  13. Prisca Simbanegavi, Ziev Shani, Justin Watkins, Kimera Ramruthan
    Pages 241-251
  14. Rolien Terblanche, Obinna Ozumba, David Root
    Pages 276-286
  15. James Akanmu, Oluwaseyi Ajayi, Olusegun Akinsiku
    Pages 327-336
  16. Thabiso Monyane, Fidelis Emuze, Bankole Awuzie, Gerrit Crafford
    Pages 337-344
  17. Murendeni Liphadzi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Didibhuku Thwala, Titus Kwofie
    Pages 373-379
  18. Sitsabo Dlamini, Gcinithemba Masimula
    Pages 380-389
  19. Mansur Hamma-adama, Tahar Kouider
    Pages 401-411
  20. Olusola Festus Akinradewo, Bamidele Temitope Arijeloye
    Pages 419-427
  21. Rotondwa B. Ramafalo, Bankole O. Awuzie, Clinton Aigbavboa
    Pages 450-458
  22. Ayodeji Olatunji Aiyetan, Mhlongo Scelo
    Pages 459-467
  23. Chikezirim Okorafor, Fidelis Emuze, Dillip Kumar Das
    Pages 485-496

About these proceedings


This book gathers papers from the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Research Conference, held on 28–30 July 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference provided an essential forum for reviewing and generating knowledge on Construction 4.0 and, consequently, highlighted processes and practices that allow us to deliver and operate built environment assets more effectively and efficiently by focusing on physical-to-digital and digital-to-physical transformation. The event addressed three broad themes: 

  • Industrial production (prefabrication, 3-D printing and assembly, offsite and advanced manufacturing);
  • Cyber-physical systems (actuators, sensors, IoT, robots and cobots for repetitive and dangerous tasks, and drones for mapping, progress monitoring, safety and quality inspections, lifting, moving and positioning); and 
  • Technologies (digital ecosystems, digital platforms, BIM, video and laser scanning, AI and cloud computing, big data and data analytics, reality capture, blockchain, simulation, virtual and augmented reality, data standards and interoperability, and vertical and horizontal integration).

Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all construction industry and architectural professionals who want to learn about cutting-edge technologies applied to construction


Fourth Industrial Revolution Construction Industry Construction 4.0 Digital Ecosystem Digital Technologies Digitalisation Cyber-Physical Systems Industry 4.0 Industrial Production CIDB

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Construction management and Quantity SurveyingUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Construction management and Quantity SurveyingUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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