The conflicted state of BIM in South Africa

  There’s a deep irony in what’s keeping building information modelling (BIM) adoption in limbo in South Africa: A technology meant to ease collaboration among stakeholders lacks the collaboration that is needed to realise it nationally. A panel of experts in the construction sector and in quantity surveying set out to gauge the resistance to […]

Collaboration and integration key factors in South African space strategy

  This speech was given by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, at the 2017 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) on 8 May 2017 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. South Africa has a long history in space science and technology. However, it was […]

Cybersecurity for drones

  While the many benefits of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS) as they are also known are regularly professed, the accompanying complexity that these systems introduce into workflows, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, is often neglected. As unmanned aerial systems are fundamentally digital systems – from their sensors to […]

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