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The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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

  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Wellington Thwala


  • Successfully merges the IoT, Industry 4.0, and construction

  • Demonstrates how the construction industry can be transformed by the latest technological trends

  • Includes contributions on industrial production, cyber-physical systems, and digital technologies

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

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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