Why you should give green building a chance in 2017

You may have heard all the reasons why you should never go green when building or remodelling your home. It’s too expensive, it takes ages to complete, I’m too young for that…. And for every excuse, there are multiple reasons…
Inventory of major construction projects in Kenya

The inventory of major construction projects in Kenya is produced by Construction Business Review to assist firms in identifying potential opportunities. This resource lists projects in Kenya valued at Sh35 billion or more that are planned, under-way or have recently…
Prefab homes in Kenya: Great potential, numerous hurdles

The use of prefabricated technology has been touted as a viable means to address the acute housing shortage in the country. Thanks to its ability to lower building costs, companies that focus on delivery of low cost homes have in…
How technology has changed construction industry

Although the construction industry has been built around brick and mortar, technology is changing almost every aspect of the business and those who are yet to embrace the changes risk being outdone by tech-savvy competitors. Construction management software, for example,…
EDITORIAL: Let’s step up fight against tender fraud and bribery

Tendering fraud and bribery have always been an issue within the Kenyan building and construction sector, however, in recent times, the vices have increasingly come under the public spotlight across the country. In any economic sector with significant and profitable…
EDITORIAL: Stop late payment culture

Local contractors are among those who feel frustrated at the late payment culture that is rife in this country. Banks too are frustrated and the chain of disappointment stretches all the way to the construction site, where casual labourers stay…
Construction sector poised for strong growth despite challenges

The Kenyan construction industry is expected to see exponential growth as the government and private developers increase investments in infrastructure and housing. First, the huge deficit in infrastructure – including rail, roads and ports – presents a significant case for…
Kenya’s 10,000km roads project met with widespread scepticism

Nearly a year after the government unveiled plans to tarmac 10,000km of roads across the country, there is widespread scepticism about the project’s viability with pundits already predicting its failure. The ambitious project, which was rolled out by President Uhuru…