SOUTH AFRICA: 1.5million houses to be constructed in the next 5 years

At the beginning of the year, The Department of Human Settlements was allocated US$2.60bn to boost the state of housing in the country. About 1.5 million houses are to be constructed in the next 5 years. Lindiwe Sisulu- Head of the Department, announced that this project will help improve the relationship between the government and the private sector […]

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ETHIOPIA: Expansion of Ashegoda Wind Farm to add 40MW of power

Vergnet Group SA- a France-based  firm that deals with power generation from  wind,  solar  and  hybrid  sources is conducting a feasibility study in Tirgay Regional State for the expansion of the Ashegoda Wind Farm. Feasibility studies in the area commenced in October this year Ashegoda is considered to be one of the windiest places in Ethiopia and is one of […]

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KENYA: A Japanese architect to construct “infrastructure-free” homes in Nairobi

Izumi Sakata- a Japanese architect is promoting the construction of “infrastructure-free” homes for people in a Nairobi slum. According to him, “Kenya has ‘people power’ though it’s poor and seeds cultivated in Japan should bear a lot of fruit there.” His  aim is to build homes in areas lacking water supply, sewers, electricity and other infrastructure. A […]

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Tallest tower in Africa to be built in Morroco

Saudi Alturki Holding Group, a construction group owned by the family of Osama bin Laden is planning to construct a 514-meter tower in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. The US$1.5 billion construction project will be sited in the downtown area of Anfa City and is expected to be the tallest building in Africa. According […]

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UGANDA: Entebbe Airport to be expanded under a 20-year masterplan

A second terminal is to be constructed at the Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. The airport expansion project will be undertaken under a public private partnership (PPP) with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Estimated to cost about US$400m, the project will include the construction of a new cargo centre together with a shopping mall, additional aircraft bays, a […]

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Behold this amazing masterpiece in Just 183 Square Feet Of Space

Designed and built by Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, INDAWO / lifePOD- a tiny 183-square-foot home is perfectly suited to the warm South African climate. Though the square footage isn’t much to work with, Almeida worked closely with Johannesburg-based interior and product design firm Dokter and Misses on the pod’s clever fold-out couches, fold-down table, and enclosed storage that allow the […]

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Reasons Architectural CAD Outsourcing Services Must be Accurate In Estimation

As against popular belief, the job of Architectural CAD outsourcing services should not be restricted to the production of architectural designs and drawings and helping contractors in the construction of the building structure. Special attention should be placed on the following aspects to obtain all-round accuracy: Importance of BOQ and cost estimation: Bills of quantities and cost estimation form […]

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NIGERIA: Soil erosion control projects under-way in Kaduna State

About US$11.21m is to be expended on the construction of soil erosion control projects in six locations across Kaduna state. The projects are at advanced stages of completion and are expected to be completed within a period of 36 weeks. The construction of the Rigasa Erosion Control is currently in progress under the execution of the 2013 […]

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