East Africa’s first solar panel factory opens in Naivasha

A Sh250 million solar panel factory has been opened in Naivasha as a United Nations (UN) report says photovoltaic modules have become more price-competitive. Ubbink East Africa Ltd., the owners of the factory, said they will manufacture about 30,000 high…
Kenya’s tallest residential apartments unveiled

An investor has unveiled plans to build the country’s tallest residential apartments near the Kasarani sports complex, along Thika Highway. The investor, Kasarani Hills Consortium, said Wednesday that the Sh7 billion development will give the country its tallest residential apartments…
Mabati Rolling Mills unveils construction estimating software

Mabati Rolling Mills, a subsidiary of the Safal Group, has launched a construction estimating software for property developers in an effort to grow market share. The roofing materials maker says the software will help builders to estimate quantities of iron…
Demand for bitumen rises as road works gather momentum

Demand for bitumen, a highly viscous black thick substance used for waterproofing and as an adhesive in road construction, is expected to rise thanks to the many planned and ongoing construction activities. According to recent projections by industry analysts, bitumen…
Aberdare Hills Golf Resort project launched in Naivasha

Construction works on a multi-million golf resort that will have a five-star hotel and luxurious villas have kicked off in Naivasha. Dubbed Aberdare Hills Golf Resort, the facility will be built on a 1,600 acres parcel of land near the…
Materials makers reap big from construction boom

Makers of building materials are laughing all the way to the bank, thanks to boosted earnings from increased activity in the property market. Manufacturers of cement, paints, steel products and galvanized iron sheets have recorded double-digit sales in recent years…
Chinese machinery firm launches office in Nairobi

The booming construction industry in Kenya has attracted another Chinese firm in Kenya. XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd unveiled its Africa office in Nairobi on Tuesday to cash in on the country’s ongoing construction boom. The move comes just a…
AAK push for inspection of building materials

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is pushing for the inspection of construction materials after it emerged some of the materials in the market were sub-standard. Addressing journalists on Friday at a Nairobi hotel, AAK chairman Stephen Oundo said it…