EDITORIAL: Uhuru tax break will not make houses affordable

We take this opportunity to thank the government for heeding to calls to re-evaluate a tax incentive that it had extended to low cost house builders in a bid to boost affordable housing in the country. In his budget speech…
OPINION: What Kenya’s mall developers must do to win tenants

For the past few years, developers have spent billions of shillings to put up show-stopping malls in Kenyan cities to meet the rising demand for international retail brands expanding into the country. This has left the capital Nairobi with 391,000…
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…