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. E. Aladeloba Adesina, I. Idoro Godwin, Osunsanmi Temidayo O
    Pages 505-511
  2. Bwalya Helena Mutale, Erastus Mwanaumo, Nathan Musonda, Sampa Chisumbe
    Pages 529-537
  3. Matthew Kwaw Somiah, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Wellington Didibhuku Thwala
    Pages 538-546
  4. Chipulu Chipulu, Erastus Mwanaumo, Balimu Mwiya, Lubinda Haabazoka, Sampa Chisumbe
    Pages 547-555
  5. Adekansola Labo-Popoola, Abdul-Majeed Mahamadue, Patrick Manu, Clinton Aigbavboa, Krzysztof Dziekonski
    Pages 556-565
  6. Lovemore Tendedziso, Erastus Mwanaumo, Nathan Musonda, Mwewa Mambwe, Lubinda Haabazoka
    Pages 566-576
  7. Kamil Okedara, Obuks Ejohwomu, Paul Chan
    Pages 577-587
  8. Bridget Kamanga, Erastus Mwanaumo, Nathan Sefuka Musonda, Mwewa Mambwe
    Pages 588-598
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 607-608

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26527-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26528-1
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