Eco friendly air conditioning

Keeping your house cool during the hot season can be dangerous to the environment, because an air conditioning unit can omit 1.34lbs of carbon dioxide for every kilowatt hour used. Replacing old air conditioners with new eco friendly air conditioning…
Construction risk management

The inherent and often unforeseen risks on construction projects present huge challenges to construction and engineering companies. Delays or disruptions can, for example, see a well planned project suffering cost overruns, budget shortfalls or even compromised quality – leading to…
Nairobi’s top estates opened to commercial developers

The City Council of Nairobi (CCN) is reviewing its building by-laws to allow developers to build office blocks in high-end estates located to the west of the city. The amendments which are being done under a new land use policy…
Construction safety in Kenya

The importance of construction safety to any construction project, whether it’s residential or commercial, cannot be gainsaid. Even if it may be an inconvenience, contractors or site managers must accurately identify possible safety risks so as to prepare a safety…
How to select a contractor

Hiring a contractor is an important stage in every construction project. Unfortunately a lot of project owners do not give it much thought, and hence they end up hiring the wrong people. It is advisable, therefore, that you follow the…
Roofing styles and designs

There are many types of roofing designs to choose from for your house; gable-style roofing, gambrel, pyramid, flat, hipped roofs and many others. Gable and hipped roof styles are the most basic and least expensive to install and this makes…
Elsek to offer cheap homes to Kenyans

A Turkish investor is seeking to partner with the Government and the private sector to provide decent, low-cost housing units across East Africa. Elsek-Elsek Construction Limited Housing, which has set base in Kenya, is coming up with a new technology…