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Problem-Based Learning for Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education in South Africa- a Methodological Approach

Civil engineering graduates must be able to solve socioeconomic, environmental, and engineering problems as well as engineering problems. Protest Based Learning in engineering education in general and especially in civil engineering could help students learn more effectively and become more efficient. However, PBL in engineering or civil engineering education in South Africa is not widespread. Therefore, the research sought to establish a methodological framework in order to ensure that PBL can be effectively applied and offered in undergraduate civil engineering education in South Africa's universities. The research was based on the action learning research framework and observations of various stakeholders who participated in the PBL programs. Five sequential stages in each stage, according to the researchers, may help with the effective and timely deployment of the PBL and learning outcomes.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0503-2_8


The Adoption of 3D Printing as a Construction Methodology in South Africa: What Are the Barriers?

3D Printing is the manufacturing of 3-dimensional objects by an additive process. Consequently, this report explores whether there are obstacles to implementing 3D printing technology in the South African construction industry. The study employs a qualitative research approach that involves interviews of 12 construction industry professionals in South Africa. The findings revealed that key barriers to the introduction of 3D printing in South Africa were Regulations, the predominant labour-intensive manufacturing process, and the traditional methods of procurement used in construction project delivery in South Africa. Based on these findings, the study concluded that 3D printing technologies could make the project production process more cost-effective and profitable from a cost, efficiency, and quality standpoint; however, the South African construction industry is currently not conducive to the introduction of an innovative technology in construction such as 3D printing.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97748-1_7


Investigating the Effects of Gentrification in the Creation of Socially Sustainable Urban Precincts: A Case Study of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

A variety of problems in terms of urban degradation are faced by African cities. The study surrounding gentrification in South African cities is limited. Therefore, the importance of investigating how gentrification is handled by the various gentrification actors is crucial in ensuring social cohesion and, particularly social cohesion. This paper presents the results of a social constructivist single case research that looked at the consequences of gentrification's impact on Cape Town's social and economic development. The Bo-Kaap precinct is unique due to its location as a heritage-protected overlay zone. Bo-Kaap residents have a strong social reputation in the area and a deep attachment to the local community. Both a degree of knowledge and a concrete strategy on how to tackle this transition are crucial in mitigating the negative effects of gentrification on historically marginalized populations, according to the paper.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97748-1_23


Critical Success Elements for Central Government Real Estate Asset Management in South Africa—A Literature Survey

Around the world, the desire to monitor public real estate assets effectively and efficiently is on rise. The widespread appreciation for asset management has arisen as a result of continuing government reforms and budget cuts that have compelled government departments to increase revenue and cut spending. Following local and global trends, the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure in South Africa controls numerous and capital-intensive assets that require systematic management strategies, including following local and international trends. An exhaustive literature review of Public Real Estate Asset Management in South Africa, government sector reforms, Asset Life Cycle Management, and current and future public asset management trends was conducted. The central government could raise asset management accuracy and efficiency, ultimately improving service delivery quality by adhering to regulations and the introduction of asset management best practices, which ultimately increased service delivery quality.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97748-1_34


Challenges to Project Delivery in the Dynamic Human Settlement Environment in South Africa

The housing backlog in South Africa has risen dramatically, most in Cape Town, and especially in Cape Town. Project Leaders are saddled with the challenges of housing construction and interacting many stakeholders. Although project management is the primary catalyst behind housing delivery, the job process is not free from dynamics, as shown by statistics. These housing projects continue to attract social and political attention, resulting in the PL regularly grappling with the Human Settlement Environment's inherited social and political dynamics. Hence, this report explores the complexities faced by PLs in the HSE and whether PLs have the ability to innovate, maintain, and lead the project team creatively. A random sample of 19 PLs from Cape Town's public sector of human settlements was purposefully selected to participate in the study. According to the study, PLs do not have the power to order housing delivery.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97748-1_19


Construction Sustainability: Empirical Evidence on SME Development and Delivery Challenges of Road Infrastructure in South Africa

This research seeks to determine the factors that influence small and medium enterprises' growth and delivery of road infrastructure in South Africa's Limpopo province. In all five cases, the collection of qualitative data gathered through in-depth interviews with architects, and project/construction managers resulted in the identification of a multitude of factors that influence road infrastructure in construction SMEs. The key findings of this report revealed that there were significant delivery issues in the construction industry related to road infrastructure, i. e.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97748-1_29


Implementation of South Africa’s Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution Program for HIV Treatment: A Qualitative Evaluation

This included the Practical, Robust Implementation, Sustainability Model to assess the implementation of South Africa's Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution Service, a differentiated service delivery service that allows clinically healthy HIV-positive patients to obtain antiretroviral therapy refills at clinic or community-based pick-up points. We conducted 109 semi-structured interviews with stakeholders and 16 focus groups with 138 patients across ten clinics. Participants had generally positive attitudes and CCMDD had less stigma concerns, according to CCMDD.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-022-03602-y


Disaggregating the environmental effects of renewable and non-renewable energy consumption in South Africa: fresh evidence from the novel dynamic ARDL simulations approach

Previous studies have mainly used aggregate energy consumption in the energyu2013CO_2 emissions nexus, but it may not reveal the relative strength or explanatory power of several energy sources on CO_2 emissions. The effects of disaggregated amounts of renewable and non-renewable energy sources on environmental quality are less studied in empirical literature, but environmental quality is still less explored. To capture trade share in GDP and second-hand exports for South Africa relative to foreign trade for South Africa, we use an innovative measure of trade openness developed by Squalli and Wilson. This paper argues that South Africa's government and policymakers should optimally analyze the right mixture of all available energy sources to satisfy the country's increasing energy demands while also improving the country's environmental quality, according to our empirical findings.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10644-021-09368-y

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