Kenya Olympic body to build rotating museum in Nairobi

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) is building a rotating museum and hall of fame in Nairobi to celebrate the achievements of Olympic champions. The facility, which will be located on the top floor of the proposed 16-storey Olympic…
Green building takes off in Kenya, but challenges abound

Green building has lately become a much talked-about subject in Kenya and the world-over, although the phrase still remains quite vague. For a start, green building refers to the process of putting up structures using processes that are environmentally responsible…
Kenya to build Africa’s first underwater museum

The Kenyan government will partner with China to build Africa’s first underwater museum in the Indian Ocean dedicated to studying shipwrecks and marine life. According to the Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture Dr Hassan Wario, the facility will be…
Green building technology

Green building technology is quickly gaining currency worldwide as more developers and institutions seek to reduce energy consumption. Also known as eco-friendly construction, green building entails the creation of structures that have low environmental impact throughout their life cycle: from…
Kenya sets up centres to market low cost building technology

The government is setting up low cost building technology centres in all constituencies in Kenya as it seeks to promote development of affordable housing in the country. Sources familiar with the matter told the Construction Business Review that the planned…
How to install wood flooring

Learning how to install hardwood floors can help you transform your house with beauty, style and warmth. A successful wood flooring installation is one of the most fulfilling do-it-yourself projects – giving you a highly rewarding sense of accomplishment. Follow…
High cost of land in Nairobi scaring away developers

Super high land prices in Nairobi are pushing housing developers out of the Kenyan capital, leading to the rise of gated community developments away from the city. According to Jenga Web managing director Nathan Luesby, many developers seeking to meet…
Why it’s time to rethink the Kenyan home ownership dream

If Kenyans have a preoccupation these days, apart from quail farming and other get-rich-quick schemes, it seems to be real estate. For many years, we have cultivated the home ownership dream – believing that buying home is a great investment…