The trial of four men accused of the illegal construction of a two-story building within a restricted area belonging to Beira airport began on 29 June in Beira.
The building was being erected near air traffic control equipment and could pose a threat to communications between aircraft and the Beira … Read More
Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) through its President has called on all levels of government to make insurance compulsory for all buildings in the country.
Rotimi Edu, NCRIB President who made the call during a press briefing in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the brokers’ council said … Read More
Government of Mozambique is looking at the possibility of expanding the health network throughout the country, through investing in building new district hospitals. The aim is to bring better care to the most vulnerable population groups in the country.
Speaking at the opening in Maputo of a meeting of his … Read More
State officials in Gaborone, Bostwana has approved the construction of two primary school. The aim of the project is to addressing issues of over enrolment in the capital city.
While speaking to the media, Gaborone mayor, Mr Father Maphongo said the council had registered 28 cases of homeless persons and … Read More
Senior Chief Mlolo has lashed out at contractor for delaying to complete the construction of a school building despite receiving over 90% of the construction fee.
During a site visit by county officials to the Mcherenje Primary School, they were very disappointed with Tithandizane Building Contractors slow pace towards completing … Read More
The rehabilitation of the Nairobi-Nanyuki line is causing serious problem for residents in Katarina town.
Due to the rehabilitation, several building has been marked for demolition making resident to panic.
Over the weekend, Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) pulled down hundreds of other structures which had been erected by traders near … Read More
The building collapsed in Imo state just few weeks ago has put the engineering society in Nigeria on the radar again.
According to National President of Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB), Builder Kunle Awobodu, an investigation needs to be carried-out while prosecuting those responsible for the disaster.
He said “On … Read More
A good foundation must be design not only to be safe but must aim to save construction cost, time and material. That is why a procedure is needed to help educate clients when it comes to building it.
Foundation is the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground … Read More
It is important to understand that tree root close to a building can affect it especially when the settlement is unequal. This occur when active tree roots dry out the soil causing differential soil shrinkage.
This shrinkage affect the bearing capacity and lead to movement in the building, especially in … Read More
Contractor killed as building collapse in Benoni, South Africa
It was a sad day yesterday as resident end the day with a terrible news of a building collapses. The most painful aspect of this terrible incident was the death of the contractor and three workers has injuries.
The project which … Read More
These are photos from the site of a building collapse in Woji road, Port Harcourt.
Residents within the affluent residential area where a building collapsed last year (see here), have just witnessed another incident. While visiting the site, Gambeta News observed that the work men were pouring … Read More
Gov buni sign deal with Family Homes Fund for the construction of 2600 housing units in the state.
Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has signed a deal with management of Family Homes Fund for the construction of 2600 housing units. This housing unit will be spread across Yobe … Read More
Elan Expo introduces Ceramica West Africa Expo 2019
Ceramica West Africa 2019: International Ceramic, Bathroom & Kitchen Exhibition is organized by Elan Expo and will take place on 27-29 June 2019 at Landmark Centre at Lagos, Nigeria.
At the beginning of the story, Nigeria Build Expo specialized its adventure … Read More
President Mnangagwa calls for a new facelift on building in Harare.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urge harare council to inform owner of building to refurbish it. According to President Mnangagwa it will help restore the city’s sunshine status.
The president also suggest that Clr Gomba comes up with by-laws that … Read More
The role of a quantity surveyor is very important when it comes to building a house. So it is important that the survey of a building is done by a good Quantity Surveyor. They are responsible for the cost of any building project – from initial estimates, right through to … Read More
Bamboo are a very vital material when it comes to the building industry. It play a unique role in the effort to alleviate housing and infrastructure problems especially in developing countries. It is a material that helps guarantee better performances (in terms of resistance, traction and compression).
So why is … Read More
Oando plc commission new two 12-storey towers buiding in nigeria
Oando plc which is Africa’s leading indigenous energy company operating in the upstream, midstream and downstream has open a new office. The new two 12-storey towers will contain 27 000 m2 of lettable office space. It will also have a … Read More
A building is set out in order to clearly define the outline of the excavation and the centre line of the walls, so that construction can be carried out exactly according to the plan. The centre line method of setting out is generally preferred and adopted.
Setting out can be … Read More
How to design a building’s structural layout – General Arrangement for a Building
The general arrangement (GA) of a building is a document that states patently the nature of the structural elements in a building. you can also call the General Arrangement (GA), the Structural layout. The document shows components … Read More
Calculating number of blocks for a 3 bedroom flat.
Most asked question from a would be house owner is always how many blocks do I need to get my building completed. So therefore this topic is written with illustrations to make it easy for you. The quality to estimate is … Read More