Autodesk unveils architectural suite in Kenya

Autodesk Africa, a leading 3D design and engineering software maker, has unveiled its building information modelling suite for architects in Nairobi, Kenya. The suite being promoted by Autodesk is a portfolio of inter-operable 3D building design software. It supports building…
Nairobi Southern Bypass runs into trouble again

Construction of the Southern Bypass that is meant to ease congestion in Nairobi has been caught up in a traffic jam that threatens to stall the project. The Sh17.5 billion dual carriageway road project has suffered a major blow after…
Pain as VAT pushes up cost of construction materials

Property developers have decried escalated costs of construction in Kenya following last year’s introduction of value-added tax on building and construction materials. The Kenya VAT Act 2013, which came into force on September 2013, brought about a new construction materials…
Nairobi’s building boom threatens national park

The Nairobi National Park faces irreversible impacts by the construction boom of recent years, which threatens to destroy the unique natural treasures of the city’s main tourist attraction. A senior official at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who requested anonymity…
High land prices drive builders out of Nairobi

The Nairobi property market is showing signs of a slowing growth as developers shift to city outskirts where bigger and more affordable land is available. Jenga Web managing director Nathan Luesby says developers seeking to meet the rising demand for…