Thika Road project underway

The expansion of Thika Road, considered the busiest highway in East Africa, is now complete and the highway has been officially opened. Read full story here. The Sh27 billion project, which kicked off in April 2009, is part of an…
World’s most expensive home ‘spends lonely nights’

Nearly two years after its completion, the world’s most expensive home – the Sh85 billion Antilia tower in Mumbai – is abandoned every night because of superstition. Its owners, Mukesh Ambani (the 9th richest man in the world) and his…
Mombasa Port expansion running ahead of schedule

The Mombasa Port expansion project, which involves the construction of a new cargo berth and dredging at the Kilindini channel, is running ahead of schedule, a senior official has said. Speaking to journalists during a recent tour of Vision 2030…
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…
Groundbreaking held for Sh2 trillion Lapsset project

Three heads of government gathered at the Kenyan coast on Friday to break ground on the long-awaited Sh2 trillion Lapsset project. President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga were joined by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and South Sudan’s…
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…
Government reviews capital limits for state contractors

Contractors eyeing state jobs will be required to hike their capital base in a move likely to cut off budding firms from tendering for government contracts. The Ministry of Public Works has announced new rates requiring “category A” contractors to…