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Overview and highlights of Totally Construction East Africa Expo 2016

The 2016 Totally Construction East Africa Expo took place at the Laico Regency on the 4th and 5th of October. The only fair in East Africa that showcases alternative building materials and construction technologies featured four events under one roof: the Totally Concrete East Africa, Totally Construction East Africa Expo, the Housing for East Africa forum as well as the Commercial Property Development East Africa briefing.

Kenya hosts the second annual housing forum

Aidah Munano, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Housing and Urban Development at Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development delivered the opening address at the 2nd annual Housing for East Africa Forum on 5 October 2016 at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi.

Cement firm to deliver premix concrete to construction sites

Local cement manufacturers have begun exploring alternative market opportunities to guarantee their survival in an increasingly competitive market. According to Savannah Cement managing director Ronald Ndegwa, local cement manufacturers will need to up their game by providing a diversified range of value added products.

Kenya’s Principal Secretary of Housing delivers opening spotlight address at the 2nd Housing for East Africa Forum

Arch. Aidah Munano, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Housing and Urban Development at Kenya’s Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development delivers the opening address at the 2nd annual Housing for East Africa Forum on 5 October 2016 at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi. The Housing for East Africa Forum is held as part of Totally Construction East Africa, the region’s leading alternative construction technologies and buildings materials show. Totally Construction East Africa, now in its 3rd year, is an annual conference and exhibition for all built environment professionals operating in East Africa.

Woodoc Water-Borne DECK: For all Seasons – For all Reasons

The modern sealer for outdoor decking and exterior woodwork. Woodoc Water-Borne DECK, high in UV-absorbers, provides an extremely attractive finish and is all weather- resistant - for all seasons. Tough, durable and water-resistant, it is easy to apply, easy to maintain and backed by the long tradition of fine Woodoc Sealers. For the ultimate protection for all outdoor wood - Woodoc Water-Borne DECK - the deck sealer for all reasons. Available in natural wood colours: Oak - Mahogany - Teak - Imbuia and also Clear Woodoc Water-Borne DECK is fully compatible with Woodoc's revolutionary Water-Borne Plus-Life™ PRIMER, giving extended life to the surface finish in severe conditions.

Eurocodes to impact engineering practice in Kenya

The adoption of Structural Eurocodes championed by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at Moi University will impact greatly the way engineering is practiced in Kenya. The United Kingdom has adopted Structural Eurocodes and consequently the British Standards (BS) became obsolete from March 2013. Before this the British Standards were widely applied in engineering training and practice in Kenya. The Structural Eurocodes with the UK National Annex were adopted as Kenya Standards through Gazette Notice (No. 13048, 14th September 2012). It is expected that by January 2021 the process of implementation of Structural Eurocodes will have been completed for their use in the construction industry. This implementation process involves the sensitization and training of the various stakeholders involved in their application.

Japan finances $270m industrial hub for Kenya

Kenya has secured nearly $270m from Japan to build a new industrial and commercial hub near the port of Mombasa. The loan and grant package will fund basic infrastructure for a 1,326-hectare special economic zone (SEZ) at Dongo Kundu, intended to boost Kenya’s economy and accelerate the movement of goods in East Africa. Kenya and Japan signed the MoU in Japan at the Tokyo International Convention on Africa Development, which concluded 28 August. The $269.7m on offer breaks down into a long-term, low-interest loan of $210.8m and $58.9m in grants.

Cement consumption on the rise in East Africa spurred by 6.7% growth

East African governments and Kenya in particular, are now focused on infrastructure delivery and ways to close the most important infrastructure gaps in planning for new cities.  Both the transport and power sectors have critical infrastructure needs in the region and ICT infrastructure is another growing sector now considered key to development.  Throughout the region cement consumption is on the rise and construction sites are cropping up at a rapid rate. East Africa will be the fastest growing region in Africa in 2016 with regional growth rates reaching 6.7%.  In Kenya the population of Nairobi is forecast to expand to 14 million people by 2050 and in Uganda cement consumption is forecast to increase by at least 12% over the next 3 years.

A quick-to-install, moisture-resistant, sound-proof solution for all continents

Acotec is the first quick-to-install non-load bearing precast partition wall element that can be used around the world in residential buildings, on public premises – such as hospitals, schools, and service flats – in warehouses and as security fences and noise barriers. Acotec is made from Leca or concrete, ensuring great resistance against moisture and temperature differences while also dampening sounds from elsewhere in the building.

The future of building and construction in East Africa

Ujenzi Building and Construction Magazine is a magazine that is carefully packaged and positioned to attract, impart, educate and inform readers, contractors, designers, architects, home owners, builders, etc on the importance of the construction industry in Kenya. The magazine is a product of Kenya federation of Master Builders (KFMB) and is published by Italk Limited.

Dates

October 2018  

Location

Nairobi, Kenya

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