In the first half of 2010 turnover in construction activity grew by 28.7% from USD 64m to USD83m. In Kigali alone, demand for housing is 8,000- 10,000 units per annum. The combined demand for housing countrywide is estimated to be 25,000 units per annum.
The playing ground for Real Estate has been broadened by the incentive triggered by the government blueprint of a New Metropolitan Region (NMR). This is a major move by the Government of Kenya in Spatial Planning and Urban Rejuvenation involving the City of Nairobi and 14 local authorities.
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Africa is our continent. This is our home! It is very important that we begin to think seriously and act positively because our children and our Children’s Children will be spending 50% to 100% of their life in Africa.
As part of its launch programme, the new Construction Project Managers Chapter is hosting a learning breakfast forum at the Strathmore business school themed "Construction project Managers in the 21st century"
Nairobi Metropolitan Region(NMR) is the connecting point of North-South and East-WestTrans African Highway (TAH). It is strategically located and can thus play a significant role in the economies of the region and Kenya as a whole. The North-South TAH is 8,860 Kilometres long and runs from Cairo to Gaborone to Cape Town
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In general, the building approach taken by Ujenzibora can be broken down into 5 easy steps as follows: Design & Client Brief, Documentation, Procurement, Construction Project Closure and Handover
Local Solution It would be a great thing to see our local Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and other professionals pick up the Challenge. This will help fill the demand gap in the housing sector. Professional Bodies like the IQSK (Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya), AAK ( Architectural Association of Kenya) and KABSEC (Kenya Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors) can also be of great help in championing such causes.
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We are pleased to announce that we have established UJENZIBORA WORKSHOP for production of Architectural Engineering and Ornamental Works.
I engage in various projects personally both as a Registered Quantity Surveyor and through my other Companies, Davethan Consult and Ujenzibora Investments Limited. Here is a brief preview of the selected few:-
Innovation could be a major step out of what Sir. Harold Emerson said in 1964, that "In no other important industry is the responsibility for the design so far removed from the responsibilities of production".
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Upon completion of the design and comprehension of all factors affecting the cost plan, the tasks, timings and costs are summarized in a Developers Budget or a Project Baseline Plan that will set out...
This First deposit of a 6 Part series is to provide a general overview on the various taxes, fees and levies affecting real estate developers/clients in Kenya. This is a 6 Part series that spans the entire Life Cycle of a Real Estate Development Project.
Compared to the traditional building process, the client gets to save up to 40% of the construction time and savings of cost up to 20 % of the traditional approach budget. We have signed Strategic Alliance Agreements with Other companies to take care of the rest of the business including Construction, Project Management, IT Consultancy, Interior Design, Mechanical and Electrical Installations and Architecture.
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Our ambition is to create, invent and develop solutions that create better lives in the built environment. We provide lasting solutions for the built environment so that the family of man can fully enjoy the right to affordable accommodation.
Our Ambition is to create solutions that provide ordinary people and organisations opportunity to:-
1.) Have access to useful information on the built environment
2.) Enjoy the right to affordable accommodation
3. ) Have access to professionals to build their homes or undertake their infrastructure development projects
4.) Work with us to live their lives in a more meaningful way and reach their maximum potentialQs.David Nahinga, RQS, M.I.Q.S.K | m:+254 720578632 t:@dnahinga | @Ujenzibora
(Dann Mwangi interview Qs.David Nahinga on NTV PMLIVE on 27th March 2012)
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Greetings this fine morning.
I have been reading a series of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson and found something quite insightful to remember as we journey through this civilized existence.
It explains how “all things can work together” for our good. Mr. Ralph wrote some of the best essays i have come across and they form part of my greater indoor occupation at moments like today when am on holiday. Here is the piece:
“The skill that pervades complex details ;
the man that maintains himself;
the chimney taught to burn its own smoke ;
the farm made to produce all that is consumed on it ;
the very prison compelled to maintain itself and yield a revenue,
and, better still, made a reform school and a manufactory of honest men out of rogues, as the steamer made fresh water out of salt, – all these are examples of that tendency to combine antagonisms and utilize evil which is the index of high civilization” – by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Chapter II (Civilization), Society and Solitude (1870)
I trust that we shall be inspired to combine antagonisms and new knowledge going forward. It is the “Index of Civilization”
Happy Easter Holidays
-Qs. Nahinga David | 31. 03. 2012
In the year 2010, we did a blog post on becoming a contractor in Kenya. In that post, we had stated some requirements which have since been overtaken by events since we now have the National Construction Authority Act,2011 (No.41 of 2011) which is mandated to regulate the industry.
To this effect and subject to provisions under section 15 and 16 of the Act, a person or firm shall be eligible for registration if the person:-
a) Holds a certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of companies either as a limited liability company, partnership or sole proprietorship;
b) In case of a limited liability company, the Memorandum and Articles of Association is certified by the Registrar of Companies
c) Has a technical director who shall be authorized by the Board through Board resolution to take responsibility on all technical matters.
d) Provides the Authority with the curriculum vitae for each Director/Partner
e) Provides the Authority with the PIN, VAT and Tax Compliance Certificates.
f) Provides evidence of existence of a bank account in the name of the construction company.
It is worthy to note that the National Construction Authority requires the application for registration as a contractor be made in the prescribed form and on payment of a prescribed fee depending on the category of registration.
Mandatory Requirements for Various Categories:
Construction Site Supervisor
Small construction works up to a maximum of Kshs. 5,000,000.00 can now be undertaken by accredited persons i.e. Construction Site Supervisors mandated by the NCA. However, the accreditation of construction site supervisor and construction worker shall be valid for a period of 36 months (renewable).
The requirement that every contractor have one of its director as the technical director with full responsibility for construction/technical matter is bound to see a re-aligning of many construction companies.
The previous registration of contractors by various line ministries and Public Works shall no longer be used
including the Classifications into category A to H. We now have class NCA 1 to Class NCA 7 as tabulated above.
There is also bound to be a greater streamlining of the sector since we now have a single body (the NCA) to co-ordinate all the affairs touching on conduct and practice of contractors.
Further Reading: www.nca.go.ke
-Qs.Nahinga David 21.03.2013
“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson , Essay – Self Reliance