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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Precast technology should matter for any construction company wanting to stay ahead of the curve in building better, more sustainable, durable buildings today and in the future.
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.
Don’t miss In Doors East Africa’s technical presentation on using construction chemicals, premix plasters, decorative plasters and paints on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 13:30 during Totally Concrete East Africa as part of the Totally Construction East Africa show.
Traditional construction methods in East Africa have historically employed the use of premix concrete in which a mason conducts onsite mixing of sand, cement, aggregate and water for casting of concrete at a construction site. However, in the wake of the recent building audit ordained by The Office of President Uhuru Kenyatta, change is now being proposed in the local construction industry, challenging traditional building methods with new technologies and materials such as readymix concrete. The building audit being conducted throughout Nairobi City County as well as other key counties in the country has uncovered at least 250 houses with structural defects out of over 2600 audited so far.
The 2nd annual Totally Concrete East Africa attracted over 400 participants this year and was rated as an excellent networking opportunity by exhibitors and delegates alike. Just recently held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 26 to 28 October 2015, this regional event is held annually as part of the global series of African events: African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo.
Africa’s future growth is intrinsically linked to cement. As one of the world’s fastest developing regions, there are huge construction needs in East Africa, spurred on by shifting demographic trends and rising urbanization.
East Africa is home to over 130 million people and has projected growth rates of up to 6.7% by 2016, making it the fastest growing region in Africa.
Shifting demographics see more people flocking to cities, and as cities densify it is imperative that urban development focus not only on housing and infrastructure delivery but also on the development of aesthetic, efficient and sustainable cities.
Urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa is already double the world’s average at 3.6%. As demand exceeds supply for both housing and infrastructure, project owners are put under pressure to deliver building solutions that not only meet immediate needs but also remain durable and sustainable over the long term. It is the architect that brings vision and longevity to a structure, connecting it to a place so that it resonates into a culture. In this way architecture is at the forefront of Africa’s transforming built environment and will be in the spotlight this October at Totally Concrete East Africa.
Totally Concrete East Africa, a platform designed to foster capacity building and project delivery in the local property marketplace, will unite some of the leading architectural pioneers defining the use of building materials, pushing the envelope for engineering in Africa and pioneering East Africa’s architectural awakening.