ETHIOPIA: Seven new factories to be built in Debre Berhan

Seven companies from different sectors of the nation’s economy are to construct manufacturing factories in Debre Berhan Industrial Area. The Mayor of Debre Birhan stated that the factories will help create jobs and welcome other manufacturing units into the region. The cornerstones for the different factories were laid down on the 24th day of April at […]

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KENYA: MCA’s plan to set up county construction laws

After a short recess by county representatives in Nairobi which ends today,  MCAs will upon resumption tomorrow focus their attention on passing a bill to pave way for the demolition of all unauthorised buildings. Elias Okumu, majority leader stater that the current spate of collapse of buildings is rather disturbing and plans will be made […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: PwC reports growth in construction industry

Based on financial results of the top 10 construction companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), PwC- a professional network service provider released a report that indicates the spontaneous growth of South Africa’s construction industry. Andries Rossouw,PwC’s partner stated that the country has been facing financial constraints in the last three years, but this has not […]

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KENYA: Construction industry experiences boost in the last quarter

Between July and September 2014, 11 percent growth rate was recorded in the Kenyan construction sector. This came as a result of the high number of ongoing public infrastructural projects and increased real estate developments. According to the quarterly economic survey released last week by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the growth was much faster than the […]

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Ever thought of Women dominating the construction industry?

Gender-based disparities in pay between men and women persist despite efforts to improve them. There are some career fields that have been successful in closing the gap, and surprisingly, construction is one of them. Women out-earn men in several male-dominated construction jobs. Female craft professionals, construction supervisors, maintenance painters and aircraft and vehicle mechanics earn slightly […]

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Nigerian government to privatize road construction projects by 2019

The Nigerian government is planning to hand over the construction and maintenance of roads to the private sector by 2019, as is the case in many countries across the world. This announcement was made by the Minister of Information: Mr. Labaran Maku during a press briefing in Abuja, organised by his ministry on behalf of […]

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Robotics in Construction

The construction industry is constantly seeking ways of improving output while ensuring efficiency. One of such technological advancement is the use of Robotics in the construction industry. Robotics refer to the use of robots in place of human beings in the construction or manufacturing process. As used in the fields of mechanical, structural and electronic engineering, […]

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Innovative building design and construction in Africa

The building and construction industry is one of the most important sector in the worlds’ economy. This sector hires more than 10% of the workforce accounting for almost 20% of the national product. In construction, innovation refers to the introduction and actual utilization of non-trivial improvements and changes in the processes, systems and products in a […]

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ETHIOPIA: A group of firms design plan for health care facility in Amhara region

The Amhara Regional State, one of the largest region in Ethiopia  is located in the northwestern and north central part of the country with an estimated population of 14 million people. Although Ethiopia has a free universal primary health care policy, most rural dwellers have to walk for many kilometers to access these services. The […]

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Five Star Head Office to be constructed in South Africa

Discovery, an insurance provider is set to construct a green Five Stars Head Office building in Sandto. Boogertman & Partners Architects are responsible for the design, which includes a double-sized façade for thermal control and good natural lighting. It will also incorporate features that will help harvest rainwater. The building will comprise eight floors of offices and […]

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