Buying property in Kenya

Acquiring a house or land in Kenya, especially in the major towns, is a good investment thanks to the record demand for housing that has seen values rising over 500 per cent in the past 10 years. However you should…
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…
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…