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MANAGING EDITOR Robert Barnes COUNTRY EDITORS Kenya - Francis Makari Uganda - Irene Kabuzire Nigeria - Boladale Ademiju WRITERS Irene Kabuzire, Elaine Young, Emmanuel Onsomu, Newton Mthethwa, Lindsay Wagner WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN Augustine Ombwa Frankline May Moses Ngunjiri ADVERTISING Kenya William Mutama, Fred Okoth, Frances Lagoussis (Mombasa), Trizah Njoroge South Africa: Christine Tamukedde, Manoko Thosago, Prince Moyo Tabitha Muthoni,Winnie Sentabire, Angeline Ntobeng, Nqobile Ndlovu


Africa's Steel Industry The upsurge in infrastructure development has driven demand for steel all across Africa resulting in more steel rolling mills either being

Ethiopia: Haimanot Tesfaye Tanzania: Tom Kiage Malawi: Anderson Fumulani Ghana: Samuel Hinneh Zimbabwe: Cyri’l Zenda Rwanda: Collison Lore Nigeria: Seni Bello China:Weng Jie

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Editor's Comment Africa should tap its green energy potential

The Port of Mombasa

Africa’s potential for renewable energy development has

Towards a world class seaport

attracted world attention in the recent past as investors To remain responsive to the

seek a new clean energy frontier. With abundant solar

global shipping trends and

and wind resources, Africa could become a bastion for

work towards realization

renewable energy. A World Bank report released recently

of Kenya Ports Authority’s

provides further evidence of the continent's potential. The

vision – world class seaports of choice – the organization

report says Sub-Saharan Africa could provide more than

has initiated a number of

double the region's current installations, through 3,200


projects that are at different stages of completion.

"low-carbon" energy projects, such as combined heatand-power, biofuels production, mass transportation, and energy efficiency. The continent has seen various initiatives geared towards

SteelAwards 2013 This year was the 32nd edition

tapping its clean energy potential. During a meeting at

of Steel Awards which

the recent Africa Carbon Forum in Senegal, UN officials,

recognises excellence in

World Bank specialists and business leaders exchanged

the use of structural steel in

strategies for "Clean Development Mechanism" (CDM)

various construction projects. Steel Awards is hosted by the Southern African Institute of


Steel Construction (SAISC).

projects on the continent that industrialized countries can support as a way to compensate for their excess emissions. The US African Development Foundation has also teamed up with GE Africa to launch the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge seeking to award grants to African companies and organizations providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and

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U.S$300 Million for Victoria Falls theme park

Addis Ababa light railway nears completion

The Zimbabwean government is









in Victoria Falls to exploit full potential of the resort town.


Addis Ababa is busy constructing roads and light railway to increase the coverage of the city's infrastructure up to 25 percent. With funding from Chinese banks, Ethiopia is building a light rail network in its capital, Addis Ababa. Once complete, the network will cover almost 70 Kilometers across the city, over which some an estimated 60,000 passengers will move, every hour. The project is 43 percent complete and it is due to go online in 2015.


Currently, Addis Ababa's road coverage stands at 15 percent as for

Walter Mzembi said that the

figures from the City Administration. The Light Railway is expected



to come to end at the end of 2014. According to the Ethiopian

land to construct the park he

Railway Corporation, Ethiopian engineers have been involved to help

described as the "Disneyland

facilitate skills transfer.


in Africa." The Victoria Falls

Addis Ababa in the just begun fiscal year has set to invest 3.6 billion

Park would house among others

Birr (US$190.8million) to continue increasing the road coverage of


the seat of the African continent, Addis Ababa. Two years from now




entertainment facilities such as casinos. Speaking during the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe from Aug 24 to 29 Mzembi said they have reserved 1,200 hectares of land near the Victoria



Airport to construct hotels and convention centres. Mzembi said the Victoria Falls was not benefiting the country financially at present as it was being used as a transit zone by tourists who flew in to visit the falls and left without spending much in the country. He hoped that the park would help ensure Victoria Falls town attracts and retains capital in the country adding that they want to create a free zone with a banking centre where even people living outside Zimbabwe




accounts. With Victoria Falls declared a cyber city, Mzembi said that the government is also planning to expand the town's airport to provide easy access to larger aircraft. 8


Addis Ababa's road coverage may stand at 20 percent.

Nigeria GE, USADF partner in Power Africa OffGrid Energy Challenge


he US African Development Foundation (USADF) has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the Power Africa OffGrid Energy Challenge in Abuja, Nigeria. The US$2 million, three-year programme will award 20 or more grants of up to US$ 100,000 each to African companies and organizations providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power economic activities. The Challenge is part of Power Africa, the White House-led initiative to boost growth by increasing access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable power by helping to ensure responsible, transparent and effective management of energy resources. Nigeria and Kenya are the first countries to benefit from the initiative but other countries like Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia could be included over the next 3 years. Speaking at a news briefing in Abuja to announce the call for proposals, President and CEO of GE Nigeria Lazarus Angbazo said GE has embraced the move to be associated with this initiative, which will benefit rural and urban populations in Nigeria and Kenya currently under served by existing utility companies.

Nairobi’s first double-decker highway Hardly two years after Nairobi realized its dream of the first eight-lane highway, another big project is in the offing; the first double-decker highway. The new highway, which will be completed in four years, is expected to cover the traffic bottleneck stretch between the Nyayo Stadium roundabout and Westlands. Kenya National Highways Authority director general, Meshack Kidenda, says that the design of the road, which is funded by the World Bank and which is expected to overcome the traffic congestion between the airport and Rironi in Limuru, is being finalized. The World Bank has loaned Kenya Ksh25.5 billion (US$291.2million),while the government is expected to provide Ksh9.5 billion (US$108.4million) towards the projects. Waiyaki Way will be expanded to create an extra lane for commuter buses up to Rironi. The new road will transform Nairobi’s infrastructure set-up to that of a modern city, with service lanes allowing for rapid movement of commuter buses and connections with other transport services like railways and airports. November 2013


South Africa

Rwanda Government, Badea pen U.S$10 million road construction deal The


loan of Rwf6.7 billion (US$10 million) from the Arab Bank for Economic Development (Badea)


to finance the rehabilitation of

company SureGO has unveiled an innovative floating bridge solution for the engineering and mining industries, which aims to improve the safety of walkway bridges. The SureGO Walk is designed

Huye-Kitabi road in Southern

US$ 24 million for JKIA Interim Terminal


he Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved to finance the construction of an interim terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

to the tune of Ksh2.3 billion (US$ 24 million).








Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury,







This is part of the emergency recovery measures undertaken by

Khelef, the Director General of

flooring, railing and roofing

the government following the August 7 fire accident at the airport,

Badea. Addressing the media

for any position even when the

which destroyed the international arrivals terminal. According to

after the signing, Khelef said

bridge changes direction.

AfDB's Regional Director for the Eastern Africa Resource Centre,

the infrastructure project would


Gabriel Negatu, the financing is part of savings made from recently

facilitate trade between Rwanda

applications, as the bridge can

completed bank-financed projects funded under the concessionary


window, Africa Development Fund.

Burundi and the Democratic




has received a concessional

Innovative floating bridge solution unveiled Local




change direction horizontally to 360Âş while adapting to changing water levels. It can be used

Negatu said the interim terminal will be a 10,000 m2 facility and will




Republic of Congo.

have a capacity to handle annual traffic of 2.5 million for international

The construction of the 53

and domestic arriving and departing passengers. The total cost of the

kilometre road will be supervised

during the construction of roads

project is Ksh2.35 billion and the Kenya government will finance

by the Ministry of Infrastructure

and bridges to cross sand, mud or

the remainder.In September, AfDB also approved a Ksh84.7 million

and it is expected to be completed

swamp surfaces.

(US$1 million) grant to enhance security at the airport.

by 2017.

Kenya - Architectural Association of Kenya - Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya

Association Partners

- Institute of Engineers of Kenya - Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya - Association of Professional Societies of East Africa APSEA) - Kenya Property developers Association - Institution of Surveyors of Kenya

South Africa - ASAQS - SAICE - South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession - Khuthaza ( Women for Housing) - Concrete Manufacturers Association - Green Building council of SA - South African Property Owners

November 2013

Association - Master Builders South Africa


Institute of Namibian Quantity Surveyors Association of Consulting Engineers of Namibia

- Ghana Institute of Engineers - Architects Registration Council - Ghana Institute of Surveyors - Ghana Green Builders Association - Ghana Institute of Planners



Institute of Surveyors of Uganda

- Tanzania Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Construction Regulation Board (CRB) - Tanzania’s Registration Board of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (AQSRB)


Botswana Institute of Botswana Quantity Surveyors

Ethiopia Construction Contractors Association of Ethiopia

Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers - The Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (Cifoz)

Nigeria - Association of Consulting Engineers Nigeria - Association of Professional Women Engineers Of Nigeria - Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria - The Nigerian Institute of Architects - American Association of Petroleum Geologists Africa Region 9


New range of

Ductox installs air diffusers



thermostatic mixers from Just

environments, and under floor applications. The fabric systems are


cost effective, aesthetically attractive alternative to metal ductwork

Just Bathroomware announces a new range of thermostatic mixers from Hansgrohe. To be available from Just Bathroomware later this year, the Metris Ecostat E thermal mixer by Hansgrohe has been recently approved for use

and diffusers. They are easy to install, have low material waste on the jobsite and offer many other Green advantages. Different from conventional metal, fabric products are engineered and manufactured for each project. DuctSox designs can be simple, straight systems or very intricate layouts which incorporate fittings such as radius elbows, Ts, and transitions. Sections are zippered together to form extended lengths with diameters from 6 to 80 inches. Whether industrial, retail, education, commercial, government,

in Australia. Designed for concealed installation with a shut-off/ diverter

uctox Corporation Headquartered in Peosta, Iowa, is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial fabric air dispersion products for open ceiling architecture, critical



warehousing, laboratory, food processing, temporary or permanent, DuctSox offers a proven choice.


Ecostat E thermal mixers deliver


elegance as well as more space in the shower. Hansgrohe’s wide range of thermostats can be used to regulate water







temperature, enabling the user to have a comfortable shower without unpleasant temperature fluctuations. The Metris Ecostat E thermal

28-inch-diameter D-shaped KitchenSox fabric diffusers installed in the kitchen of Bridges Restaurant & Bar, Danville, California.

mixer is fitted in the wall, so that only the control regulator is visible externally. Concealed installation thermostats are a good option while carrying out




renovation or when installing two or more showers. Hansgrohe Metris Ecostat E thermostatic mixers come with two outlets, safety lock at 40°C and a flow rate of 26 l/min.

Model RD6536 Skid-Steer Concrete Pump The 2,700-lb. Model RD6536 skid-steer pump attachment features a universal design compatible with any skid steer. The 3-in. hydraulic squeeze pump is suited for ICF, block fill, form and pour, driveways, basements and various shotcrete applications. It is able to pump 3/8-in. aggregate shotcrete and 3/4-in. aggregate concrete mixes. A hydraulic agitator is included in the receiving hopper to keep the mix well blended. The unit offers variable speed from 0 to 25 cu. yds. per hour. Vertical pumping distance reaches 50 ft. with the use of a rubber delivery line, while horizontal distance can reach up to 250 ft. The 48-in.-wide frame is narrow enough to fit any job and weighs 2700 lbs.

XCMG launches largest XCMG wheel loader XCMG Africa has launched the largest XCMG wheel loader currently available in Southern Africa. “The new LW900K wheel loader, which was introduced to the local market at Bauma Africa 2013, is an exciting development for XCMG, to support the development of diverse industries, including the construction, mining and infrastructure sectors,” says Martin von Gericke, CEO, XCMG Africa, part of the global XCMG Group. The new electronically controlled Cummins QSM 11 engine has a power rating of 250 kW at 2100 rpm and is supported by Cummins South Africa. A cyclone type pre-filter, combined with a double filtering system, prevents the engine from damage in dusty environments. The ZF 4WG 310 transmission, backed by ZF South Africa, has ZF electro-hydraulic shifting and is designed for improved working efficiency. The functions of neutral gear start protection, shifting locking and the KD gear, are easy to operate. The single handle pilot control system reduces operating force and enhances operator comfort. An added safety feature on the transmission is a neutral starting facility and a gear shift lock out. The transmission is also equipped with a KD function.

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Swimming Pool Constructors Association

Totally Concrete Expo 2014 26th - 28th May, 2014


Venue: Sandton Convention


wimming pool construction in Kenya is set to be revolutionized

with the launch of the Swimming

Centre, Jo'burg, South Africa

Powering Africa: Ethiopia Date: 28th-29th November 2013 Venue: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Contact: Amy Offord

Pool Constructors Association

Contact: Rose Setshoge

(SPOCA), the first of its kind in

Email: rose.setshoge@hypenica.

East Africa. The association seeks to establish and promote ethical and

com Website: The Powering Africa Ethiopia

professional standards in swimming pool construction, at a time when


the industry is unregulated and below par swimming pool work can

connect Ethiopia’s government

The Totally Concrete Expo

cost customers dearly. Terence Munyasia, the Chairman of SPOCA


2014 is the definitive African

said over the years, there has been no single body in Kenya that

international and local power

governs the standards in the design and construction of swimming

and infrastructure developers

pools which has continually exposed customers to substandard

and financier’s seeking new

workmanship. The Association therefore, seeks to ensure quality

investment opportunities within

assurance in the construction of swimming pools.

the region.

educational platform

and for




the latest developments and technologies



the concrete and construction industry. The event is designed to address the challenges that come with industry growth and change such as market demand





to with

Established on 19th February, 2013, SPOCA is working closely

The meeting aims to bring

with the National Construction Authority (NCA) which oversees the

together public and private sector

construction industry and coordination of its development. SPOCA

energy officials to learn about the

will set regulations and guidelines on how swimming pools should

environment for investment and

be constructed and maintained.

to discuss opportunities which

As SPOCA seeks to position itself as a market leader in ensuring

will enable successful projects to

state of the art swimming pool construction in the country, it will be

flourish, achieving sustainable

working closely with Davis and Shirtliff Group, which is the leading

growth and development. This

supplier of water related equipment in the East African region.

private sector-led meeting will be formatted as a series of open


dialogues in order to promote the sharing of knowledge and

and client demand driving green

Date: 3rd-5th December, 2013

initiatives in the African built

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre,Johannesburg, South Africa

environment, the entry of new and

Contact: Barbora Kuckova

and economic strategies going

foreign cement manufacturers









significant new opportunities for improved profitability through cross-border deals. Highlighting the



and global trends that are now shifting the face of Africa’s construction TotallyConcrete

industry, Expo

the 2014

will provide you with access to Africa’s most influential project owners and tools and solutions to help manage large infrastructure projects and deliver them on budget and on time. November 2013

The Leading High level international pan African PPP strategy and infrastructure partnering conference will be held in South Africa this year. After the resounding success of the 4th Africa Public Private Partnership conference held in Abuja, Nigeria, which attracted 190 delegates 50 speakers from 21 countries the APPP 2013 conference is fast approaching and promises to deliver a programme comprised of the industry’s most accomplished and distinguished leaders. Building on the experience of PPPs in parts of Africa and other emerging countries the event will provide valuable insights focusing on the principles needed to establish legal and economic framework to implement such initiative, APPP 2013 will continue to provides a unique platform to discuss ways to mobilise PPPs to develop much needed infrastructures in the Africa region. By attending you will gain insight into medium and long term outlook for PPPs across Africa, meet and learn from the leading players and experts, find out what the AFDB and national governments are doing to encourage PPP projects among others.

project partnerships that will support government’s energy

Discussions will shed light on the key barriers to private sector participation in Ethiopia’s power market,



provides clarity on the policies and regulations that are guiding private participation in Ethiopia’s projects. At the announcement of the government’s partnership with



to develop one of the world's largest


projects, Hailemariam


power Minister



clear on Ethiopia’s vision for the country’s requirements for power provision. 11


US$42million Power World class Hilton transmission project Hotel for Harare A US$145 million world class under way The





(Ketraco) has awarded Spainbased international sustainable energy company Abengoa a contract for the construction of a 132 km electricity transmission line




Uganda. The Ksh3.7 billion

Feasibility study to begin for US$3million museum

(US$42million) project is an extension of existing substations in





he Authority for Research & Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) is embarking on a feasibility study for the construction of a new 251 million Br (US$3million),


Tororo, Uganda. The African

10-storey museum facility, with the assistance of the European Union

part of the Interconnection of


Electric Grids of Nile Equatorial

The construction of the building was indicated in a July 2012 project proposal involving scholars from Ethiopia, France, Italy, Spain

Development Bank is funding the entire project.The project forms

Lakes Countries project, which is being developed in Africa and involves the construction of

Portugal and Germany. It was funded by the EU and assisted by the

about 769 km of transmission

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

line in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi,


Uganda and the Democratic

According to Yonas Desta, general director of ARCCH, the

Republic of Congo.


Authority has received 4,000m of land across the road from the National Museum at Amist Kilo, on King George Street, in Arada District, free of lease price. EU has agreed to provide 20 million Birr (US$1million) to be spent on a feasibility study for the museum as well as on developing the paleontological sites of the lower Awash and Omo Valleys. The project aims to boost Ethiopia’s position as a tourist destination and the origin of mankind.

Air Products air separation unit on track Industrial and specialised gas producer Air Products has started to clear the site for its new R300million (US$30million) air separation unit (ASU) in Zone 3 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape. Air Products has designed and will construct the high-efficiency,

five-star Hilton Hotel is to be built in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is according to Streamwalk Arcade director Mr. Farai Jere whose company is spearheading the project in conjunction with his partners Hilton Worldwide and Aecom. According to Mr. Jere the project, which will be constructed along Samora Machel Avenue in Eastlea, Harare, is scheduled to begin in April next year and be completed in 2016. Mr. Jere said the project would consist of a retail component whose construction is expected to cost US$7. 6 million, office component costing US$38 million, the hotel at US$57 million and basement parking costing US$11 million, among other costs.

US$2.4billion Savanna City in the offing

Maputo port to handle 50Mt by 2020

Construction group Basil Read

The Maputo port was expected

of South Africa (HIFSA) have

to handle around 18 million tons of cargo this year, up from 15 million tons last year, and 12 million tons in 2011, says Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. Olivier says the port handled 15 million tons at its peak and then dropped to a couple of million tons before they took over. JSElisted bulk handling and shipping

and the Housing Impact Fund signed the final approvals for South Africa’s largest privately initiated integrated, mixed-use housing development, Savanna City.Basil Read development director,




construction on the R24.5 billion (US$2.4billion)


to be located 35 km south of Johannesburg’s business district, is expected to start before the end

reliable plant that will produce liquid oxygen and nitrogen. The

group Grindrod operates the

of this year, and would stretch

company will also install strategic product-storage facilities for



over a ten-year period. The

important customers in the Eastern Cape.

with Dubai Ports World and the

1,462 ha development would

Air Products MD, Mike Hellyar, says the commissioning of the

Mozambique Ports & Railways

include 18, 486 housing units,

plant is scheduled for the third quarter of next year and the first phase

Company. The original plan was

with a minimum of 60 percent of

will bring stability to the local gas sector. He adds that the investment

to take the port to 50 million

the units being in a category that

makes business sense, given the industrial growth in the Eastern Cape.

tons a year by 2025 but now the

meant government’s ‘Breaking

The new ASU is sized to cater for market expansion and demand and

operators are hoping to do this by


is the first of its kind in the province.

2020, noted Olivier.








November 2013


Architect Olufemi Majekodunmi D.Arch, FNIA, ARIBA

Architect Olufemi Majekodunmi

Architect Olufemi Majekodunmi brings worldwide perspective to his designs, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to working with various architectural organizations to advance the study and practice of architecture in all countries of the world, but particularly in Africa. 14

When the history of Architecture in Nigeria is written, one of the names that will stand out, among those of his peers in the profession, is that of Arc. Olufemi Majekodunmi. Born in Lagos 73 years ago, he is probably the only Nigerian Architect that has turned his practice, FMA Architects (formerly Femi Majekodunmi Associates), into a multinational company, with offices in Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa. Architect Majekodunmi had his early education at St. Gregory's College in Lagos and later, from 1960, commenced the study of architecture at the Kingston College of Arts in the United Kingdom, from where he obtained a Diploma in Architecture in 1966. Later in 1969, he was admitted as an associate member of the Royal Institute of Architects (ARIBA), and in the same year, became a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (MNIA). At the age of 32, in January 1973, he established the architectural practice of Femi Majekodunmi Associates, which has since grown into a multidisciplinary and multinational entity with offices in four locations in three countries in Africa. The offices are in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Gaborone in Botswana, and Pretoria in South Africa. Femi Majekodunmi is a collaborative architect with years of professional experience garnered from working with various firms in London, the United Kingdom and Washington DC in the USA, before his returning to Nigeria in February 1969. Arc Majekodunmi brings worldwide perspective to his designs, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to working with various architectural organizations to advance the study and practice of architecture in all countries of the world, but particularly in Africa. This commitment has led him to become very much involved in various architectural associations worldwide, within which he has held various offices and positions. He was the first Secretary General of, and among the founding fathers of the African Union of Architects. He is a past Secretary General and later President of the Nigerian

Institute of Architects. He is also a past Vice President for Africa, and later President of the International Union of Architects. He holds full membership of the following architectural organisations: Member: Royal Institute of British Architects Fellow: Nigerian Institute of Architects Member: Zimbabwe Institute of Architects Member: Botswana Institute of Architects Member: South African Institute of Architects. He also holds honorary membership of the following architectural organisations: Fellow: American Institute of Architects Member: Bulgarian Institute of Architects Member: Kenyan Institute of Architects Member: Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects Member: Indian Institute of Architects Member: Spanish Organization of Architects Member: Mexican Institute of Architects In addition, he is also statutorily registered to practice as an architect in Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa. In order to assist in the training of architects, and improving on the quality of the architectural graduates from Nigerian universities, Arc. Majekodunmi was offered and accepted the position of a part-time lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Lagos, as an Associate Professor of Architecture, in 2005. This was in keeping with his desire to share some of his knowledge and experiences of professional architectural practice, spanning more than 40 years. On the occasion of his firm’s 40th anniversary, Arc. Majekodunmi reminisced on the growth and development of the profession in Nigeria and his experience as founder of FMA Architects. He spoke to Construction Review`s Seni Bello in his Lagos office.

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4th East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2013 Date: 20th - 21st August 2013, Venue: Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Maggie Tan, CEO, Magenta Global Pte Ltd & Omar A Chambo, PS, Ministry of Transport, Tanzania with other VIP Guests.

Conference Hall

Sanjay Jain, MD, Bitumina Dubai, Jose Costa, VP Operations & Sales, Hon Dr Harrison Mwakyembe & Maggie Tan, CEO, Magenta Global Pte Ltd.

Ismael Gaspar, Chairman, Africa, MotaEngil with Hon Dr Harrison G Mwakyembe MP, Ministry of Transport, Tanzania.

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Guest speaker panel

Bauma 2013 Date: 18th - 21st September 2013, Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

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Looking at the future of

Smart Buildings By Torah Onyango, Yvonne Andiva and Eric Mongare n recent years greater demand for energy savings through optimization of building processes has led to an acceleration in the growth in the building automation systems (BAS) industry that was erstwhile simply lumbering along. Green buildings and environmental concern has also put pressure for more effective systems. Some reports indicate that over the next five years the building automation services market will grow to US$43 billion, up from US$35 billion this year. Smart is the word that best describes a building fitted with BAS. The system allows the control and monitoring of most mechanical and electrical processes. This can include air-conditioning, lighting, alarms and even access control. New developments in connectivity offer greater opportunity for BAS’s from new sensors and actuators through to cloud application management and data


analysis. New soft wares are constantly being developed that expand the reach of BAS offering definable benefits as well as financial savings. Currently, HVAC controls contribute to more than 33% of the global building automation and controls market. However, the security & access controls are estimated to contribute the highest by the end of 2018. In this article we look at the players in this exciting industry that bring us closer to the realm of science fiction. SkyFoundry It is a leading technology company in the automation industry focusing on data analytics to help owners and operators gain maximum value from their building automation systems. The company’s software product – SkySpark analytics – automatically identifies patterns in data that represent equipment faults, deviations from proper operation and other opportunities for savings.

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The software discovers patterns related to facility characteristics including age, usage, type of equipment, energy performance versus benchmarks and industry metrics. To do this it combines asset data (such as the date of construction or in-service date for equipment) with energy consumption data and equipment and sensor data. This need for data from multiple sources beyond the control systems themselves highlights the need for analytic solutions that operate above the control system and are capable of synthesizing diverse data. Effective analytics solutions are able to combine data from multiple sources, all of which are likely to have different formats. This requires that the software can deal with what is often referred to as multi-structured or semistructured data. SkyFoundry boasts over 4500 buildings consisting of over 250M sq ft currently using its software in applications ranging from Government facilities to multi-site retail operators. BECKHOFF Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, which has already been used successfully for almost three decades in all areas of industrial automation, has become an integral component of intelligent building automation. The demands on the intelligence of buildings have increased constantly in recent years, such that the energy efficiency as well as a good “return on investment” is the priority. The idea of a “green building” based on sustainable, energy efficient construction and building use can be realized with intelligent, integral building automation. Beckhoff offers a universal, scalable building automation control system covering PC- and Ethernet based controllers and a modular I/O system for logging all data points in buildings. Beckhoff supplies the right Industrial PC for every application. High-quality components based on open standards and the rugged construction of the device housings mean that the Industrial PCs are ideally equipped for all control requirements. Embedded PCs make modular IPC technology available in miniature format for DIN rail mounting. In addition to their application in automation, Beckhoff Industrial PCs are also ideally suited to other kinds of tasks – wherever reliable and robust PC technology is required. November 2013

Savant Systems, LLC Savant Systems designs, develops and manufactures a complete suite of integrated solutions that has defined the modern age of home and commercial automation. Savant’s Apple®-based platform cohesively addresses control, audio/video, telephony, digital display, energy management and the media integration needs of today’s most advanced environments. Through its relationship with Apple, Savant has leveraged the familiarity and intuitive nature of the iPad® and iOS family of devices to address the control and automation needs of today’s consumers. Unlike competitive solutions, Savant’s revolutionary RacePoint Blueprint™ software platform enables the rapid configuration of systems without the need for low-level programming. Through ongoing innovation, Savant continues to define the future of control and automation for residential and commercial applications. Savant SmartSystems are sold globally through a network of authorized dealers within residential properties and into a number of different commercial markets including: Corporate/Business, Education, Government, Arenas & Events, Healthcare, Multi-Dwelling Units & Hotel, Transportation & Marine, Retail, and Houses of Worship.

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Providing steel for Africa’s growth T hough Africa is arguably the most endowed continent in the world when it comes to mineral wealth one would be mistaken to think otherwise given the low production and consumption of most mining production. Take the example of steel. Steel comes from iron ore and South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and has also traditionally been the fourthlargest exporter worldwide, feeding the fast growing Chinese economy. A focus on exports has meant that despite the fact that Africa does produce iron ore, it's consumption of crude steel has been pegged at a mere 2 percent of global consumption while producing just about the same percentage of crude steel. Steel is essential in both construction and industry as a whole and Africa’s low consumption is an indicator of her poor economic health. The picture is not as grim as it appears because with GDP growth figures in the range of 5 percent, this is fast changing and this is evident from the growth in the steel rolling industry which is a logical entry point into establishing an end to end steel industry. But what has fueled this growth in the steel industry? Indicators point to the global economic crisis which has presented Africa with a silver lining as the last few years of loose monetary policy in the West has made Africa more attractive as an investment destination spurred by attractive return to be made in housing and infrastructure development. This truth can be found in foreign direct investment(FDI) into Africa with Ernst & Young


forcasting that FDI will reach US$150 billion by 2015 from US$84 billion in 2010, driven by strong growth in new projects. Trends The upsurge in infrastructure development has driven demand for steel all across Africa resulting in more steel rolling mills either being established or upgraded to meet this demand. The mills produce galvanized wires, roofing sheets, nails and reinforcement bars for concrete while giving birth to other downstream industries which fabricate wheel barrows, farming implements and water tanks among a myriad of other products. The establishment of the steel rolling mills has meant the creation of jobs both directly and indirectly while local production of finished steel products has meant that hard currency that would have gone into importing the products has been saved. Take for instance the case of Nigeria where annual consumption is estimated at 1.5 million tons, this year a new steel rolling mill was established with a capacity to produce 65 percent of this consumption. Western Metal Product Company Limited (Wempco Group) established the plant at a cost of US$1.5billion. Additional benefits that stemmed from this was the establishment of a gas fired electricity generating plant to meet the power needs of the plant with obvious benefits to the local community. The trend in the East African region is the same. Kenya’s annual demand for steel is estimated at about 480,000 November 2013

Downstream industries fabricate wheel barrows, farming implements and water tanks among a myriad of other products.

tons to 600,000 tons and it imports about 20,000 tons a month according to some estimates. Last year saw the establishment of a US$1.3billion plant in Mombasa to supply the local industry with 84,000 tons of steel per annum. This added to about four other big names in the local industry. Statistics by the Trade ministry show that metals and steel products are currently Kenya’s largest manufactured goods exported within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and East Africa Community (EAC) regions. Here again reducing the steel import bill which stands at over Ksh5billion(US$60million) annually will be a great boon to the economy.In Uganda Roofings Rolling Mills has upgraded its existing facilities with the establishment of a Pickling, Cold Rolling, Batch Annealing, Galvanizing and Color Coating plant at a cost of US$100million. The plant has a capacity of 150,000 tons per annum. Roofings Rolling Mills is now the largest plant of its kind in East Africa. (see story on page 20). In Uganda just as everywhere else in Sub Saharan Africa demand is growing and opportunities lie in both supplying the local market as well as satisfying regional markets. With the development of the steel rolling industry the hopes of vertical integration into actually mining iron ore are almost a reality. In Nigeria the new plant will depend on imported steel billets for raw materials until it can work out how to transport iron ore from Itakpe in Kogi State where it is mined. In Uganda and Kenya where ore deposits have been discovered, the governments are encouraging investments in mining of iron ore. In Kenya deposits of iron ore and limestone have been found in large quantities in Homa Bay, Kitui , Kakamega and Taita Taveta. In Uganda Roofings Rolling Mills is seeking to be granted a mining license which would enable it lower the cost of raw November 2013

material while saving the country vital foreign exchange. Mining is currently not heavy with a government report on iron ore indicating that in 2009, the country produced 971.95 tonnes, down from to 3,794.74 tonnes in 2010. In all these instances the inhibiting factors are the high cost of power and poor transportation infrastructure. Until this is sorted out limited progress is likely to be made. Challenges To establish a steel rolling mill in Africa one has to contend with the twin challenges of poor road networks and unstable power supply which increases the cost of doing business, however as more governments focus on eliminating these impediments by engaging in improving roads and investing in power stations these factors will play a less significant role in the future and offer better returns. Not forgetting the fact that the very development


Imported steel billets for rolling mill and forging operation


of infrastructure is a ready market for the mills products. In addition to infrastructure challenges, cost of imported raw materials and competition from cheap imported low quality finished products also pose grave challenges. Perhaps the single most challenging factor is the stiff competition from scrap metal export dealers. The steel rolling industry relies heavily on recycling scrap metal but attractive export prices mean that scrap metal finds its way out of the country forcing mills to either pay more for the scrap metal or import it altogether. In recent times this bruising battle between the exporters and the steel mills has been played out across the continent and the steel mills are winning. Countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Cameroun and Zimbabwe have passed legislation to ban scrap metals. In South Africa at the beginning of August the Department of Trade and Industry published the policy directive that gives the International Trade Administration Commission the power to regulate the exportation of

scrap metal by barring exports if the metal has not first been offered for local beneficiation at a price discount of 20 percent. The arguments advanced by the proponents of exports are that it creates jobs for idle youth and earns hard currency while the opponents say that it acts as a barrier to industrialisation while impeding the growth of auxiliary industries downstream. What is evident however is that the steel rolling industry is a critical pillar of job creation directly and indirectly. A darker side to the scrap metal business on the other hand involves the theft of signage, manhole covers and cables which are then sold as scrap. In Kenya the local power utility looses almost 3000 transformers every year and about 200,000 metres of cable placing a heavy toll on the very infrastructure that is being developed. Africa will need to accelerate the development of infrastructure if it is ever to fully realize its potential to become industrialized and reduce its reliance on imported steel products. The savings in terms of hard currency and the creation of semi-skilled jobs in the steel industry would far outweigh any benefits derived from being net importers of cheap steel product from the East.

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Roofings Rolling Uganda

A new dawn for steel manufacturing in East Africa


oofings Group has been operational in Uganda since 1994 with the inception of Roofings Limited in Lubowa. Roofings Limited is

the market leader in Uganda in the manufacturing of a wide range of steel and plastic construction materials used throughout the East and Central African region. Founded by Chairman, Mr. Sikander Lalani, Roofings Group has recently completed its ambitious expansion plan by commissioning Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM) limited, a Ush320 billion (US$127 million) mega project which is set to change the face of steel manufacturing in the East African Region.


This state of the art complex is located in Kampala Industrial Business Park, Namanve. The complex consists of 3 production units which in combination will have a production capacity of 250,000 tons per annum doubling the group’s total capacity to produce steel to the tune of 500,000 tons per year, making it the largest in East-Africa. Further to expanding the supply of steel in the regional market, the project has the added advantage of engaging in backward or vertical integration, which substitutes high value imports with value addition within the Ugandan economy and the region at large. Vertical integration is a process by which a producer of a finished product diversifies upstream to produce its own raw materials. Undeniably having a massive impact on the economy though value generation and job creation, ultimately improving the balance of trade and thereby allowing economic wealth to remain within a country or regions boundaries. The project has been funded partly through private equity (Roofings Limited) combined with financing from a consortium of 6 banks, including International Finance Corporation (IFC) amongst others. In its third production unit (or cold rolling mill complex), RRM has Yodogawa Steel Works, a Japanese based steel manufacturer as its equity partner. November 2013

concreting of structures all over the region. The process involves melting of steel scrap at 1,400 degrees centigrade until fully liquid, after which billets are casted and finally rolled in their hot state to re-enforcement bars ranging from 8mm to 32mm in width. RRM bars were the first in Uganda to conform to British Standard, BS 4449. Another unique aspect of this plant is the Air Pollution Control system which is installed in the melt shop. At full capacity, this system captures and recycles about 6,000 million kilograms of ‘burn losses’ of CO2 during the melting process. Even now, it is the only functioning system in Uganda. Phase 3: Pickling, Cold Rolling, Batch Annealing, Galvanizing and Color Coating

Project scope RRM Namanve plant has established the following three production units:

annum capacity Phase 3 is the largest part of the works and was commissioned in July 2013. In this plant, RRM has acquired technical assistance and equity participation from world renowned Yodogawa Steel Works (YSW) from Japan. YSW has over 75 years of experience in the manufacture of Galvanized and Color Coated coils and has been supplying Roofings limited, Lubowa GI and PPGI coils since 1994 to make metallic roofings sheets.

Phase 1: Wire galvanizing plant - US$8 Million, 12,000 tons/annum capacity Phase 1 was commissioned in early 2010 and houses a modern wire galvanizing plant unlike any other in SubSaharan Africa. The highly advanced machinery wass manufactured and imported from Canada, a, Germany and Italy and applies a patented d high turbulence pickling system with h economically friendly processes with thee capacity to produce 12,000 metric tonness of galvanized wire per annum. Galvanized d steel goes through a chemical process to o keep it from corroding/rusting. The steel is coated in layers of zinc so that at rust will not attack its protective metal. Forr countless domestic and industrial applications, galvanized steel is an essential building component. Thanks to the quality and efficiency of the operation, RRM prides itself that this material is re-exported to Mombasa, after paying the transport cost from Mombasa to Kampala.

The success of Roofings Limited is accredited to the use of world class raw materials, combined with modern machinery and trained manpower to achieve the best quality output.

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An alternative power source The use of generators, despite being expensive is the most reliable of all alternative sources of power. Generators are the second best option to hydroelectric power energy. Generators come in handy as back up energy sources. With reliable generators, a business would be independent of the vagaries of the local grid. However, the generator market is plagued with counterfeits originating from China. Thankfully in Uganda the National Bureau of standards is now monitoring generator imports to improve and check the quality. Considerations Before one acquires a generator, there are essential considerations to be made. From the onset, one needs to consider the purpose for which the generator is required. This depends on the equipment to be run and the utility power supply. 1 phase generators can go up to 35 kVA and are ideal for buildings with 1 phase equipment such as computers and photocopiers. Most industrial machinery is 3 phase, and after 35 kVA all generators are generally 3 phase. The principle consideration is the load the generator will be expected to take up. Power is measured in amps or watts. All equipment has specifications showing how much power it uses. Any reputable company selling generators should be able to advise on the size of generator. Having established the load, it is necessary that one gets a reputable supplier who will not only offer a genuine product but also after sales service. The location of the generator is dictated by the physical conditions on site. A good location for a generator is one that allows it to receive as much aeration as possible to prevent overheating. Generators that will be situated in residential areas should certainly have sound-proof canopies to avoid disturbing neighbours, but they are not necessary in rural or industrial areas. However, an open set cannot be left outside – it needs at least a roof over it.

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Automatic vs. key start Unless automatic starting is essential, such as in a hospital, Mantrac Uganda recommends key start. In general there are less problems with key start and the advantage is that routine maintenance is less likely to be

overlooked. Mantrac has been a major supplier of generators to companies and individuals throughout Uganda for the past several years. They are proud to supply Caterpillar Engines and Power generators. Caterpillar is the world's largest manufacturer of medium speed engines, as well as one of the largest manufacturers of high-speed diesel engines, with ratings available from 54 to 13,600 hp (40 to 10,000 kW). We also supply Caterpillar and Olympian generator sets (10 kVA to 220 kVA) that provide electrical power systems, giving both primary and stand by power for a variety of uses. Terrain Plant is another reputable company in Uganda that supplies brand new generators from the UK for both domestic and commercial purposes. They offer a range of larger sets up to 2000 kVA, with Lister Petter, Perkins or John Deere engines, and occasionally Cummins or Volvo. Their generators have genuine Honda petrol or Yanmar, Lister or Perkins diesel engines. Teltec Uganda supplies a wide range of repair parts and generator consumables in form of filters (oil, air and fuel) from several manufacturers in the world for Engines like Lister, Perkins, John Deere, Kubato, Yammer, Kohler, Cummins, Caterpillar, Stamford, Volvo, Yanmar,Mitsubishi and FG Willson. Their supply provisions range from classified parts that are not readily available in the market which include VR SX 460, RS 230/250, RG 26 and FWR 120-10, Auto Start Modules N521R and N521K, Chargers S100 12V and S100 24V and Various Solenoids. Common Pitfalls One should always plan ahead and consult a professional in order to avoid these common problems such as counterfeits. It is also important to see the workshop where the aftersales service will take place. Mantrac has a fully fledged workshop and after-sales team to provide turn key services to our clients covering all stages of the power systems project including system design, engineering, testing, installation, commissioning, training, field service, long term maintenance and repair. In case of round the clock use, avoid buying a standby generator of 3000rpm and go for a 1500 rpm diesel generator which won’t overheat. Any generator bought in Uganda should have a frequency of 50 Hz and give 240 volts (1 phase) or 240/415 volts (3 phase). Terrain Plant stocks Heavy Duty 1500 rpm diesel generators up to 200 kVA, both open build and in soundproof canopies. Lastly look for a supplier who will offer maintenance or a least contact a professional for expert advice on how to service their generators. November 2013


Studio Partners Architects S

tudio Partners is an architectural firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. Established 12 years ago, the studio aims at providing integrated consultancy

services in building and infrastructure. Mr. Wachira

and development, Project feasibility studies, Project management , Project finance procurement, Project finance structure and management, Project facilities management and Project management of ownership structures

Njuguna is the firm’s founder and serves as Chairman and


Managing Partner. He is assisted by Mr. Babu Sunday


who is Head of Design and also manages the firm on a

The firm has the capacity to handle a variety of projects

day to day basis. Overall, Studio Partners consists of three

and therefore does not specialize in any genre. Since

architects, two technicians, one intern and two support

its establishment, Studio Partners has handled several


projects. A few of these are: Inception and ongoing

The firm is registered with the Board of Registration of

supervision of two Office Blocks for Kenya Railways

Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) and is a

Corporation, Inception supervision and completion of

member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).

the DoD Recruit Training School, Eldoret, Inception and completion of demountable Bank branches for Barclays


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operative bank branches Karatina, Mombasa, Kericho, Digo branches Mariakani and 24 no. flats along Ngong Road. Of these projects, Studio Partners singles out Kenrail Towers as a particularly challenging project that also gives the firm immense pride. Challenges Among the challenges the team has had to encounter are difficult ground conditions, site restrictions and unique design requirements to reflect the client needs. Vision Although the firm is currently operating within Kenya, its medium term vision is to have a presence in the greater East Africa region to take advantage of opportunities accruing from increased integration of the East African Community. The firm is also actively engaged in business development. In this regard, it has diversified to undertake Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) projects as demonstrated in one of its major projects – the Shujaa Mall in the Eastlands suburbs of Nairobi. Studio Partners is also pursuing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and positioning itself to be a player in project finance and development.

The business climate is still not very conducive for the building industry. They note that mortgages, which have a huge impact on the pace of property development, are still beyond reach of common citizens. In addition Government also needs to do more to provide affordable housing to Kenyans. On professionalism, they reckon that the country

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Industry According to Studio Partners management, the Kenyan construction industry faces several challenges among them lack of strict enforcement of building regulations especially the Building Code.


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Adventis Inhouse Kenya


dventis Inhouse Africa (AIA) Limited is a firm of Consulting Architects, Interior Designers & Project Managers with offices in Nairobi,

Kenya. AIA was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company in February 2005 following the merger between In-House Architects and Adventis Limited. Both of these firms brought together an extensive combined experience in designing and supervising a wide range of projects. The founding partners are Benson Sande Ndeta, Douglas Omondi Ochong’, Evans Gitobu, Kinyua, Isaac Lajos Ong’ondo Ogai, Lee Muchiri Waititu, Mohammed

Khamis Munyanya and Osman Oduka Abunge. All are holders of Bachelor of Architecture Degrees, Members of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and registered Architects with the Board of Registration for Architects & Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS). They each possess a wealth of experience acquired through various positions held in major architectural firms and projects carried out in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Somaliland. AIA technical personnel include 8 Architects, 1 Graduate Architect and 7 Technicians. The company also employs administration and support staff. Mission Through a single point of contact, AIA Ltd aims at providing comprehensive design and project management service to efficiently deliver high quality service and value to its clients and stakeholders. The firm handles all categories of projects within the built environment. This effectively means the firm is capable of undertaking commercial, residential, industrial and other cadres of projects.

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Services AIA provides architecture, planning and other services. In architecture the services include, Office Buildings, Commercial / Shopping Centres, Banking / Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Recreational Facilities, Housing / Residential, Industrial Facilities, Health-care Facilities, Educational Facilities, Community Centres and November 2013


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Institutional Facilities In planning the firm offers Site planning and analysis, Space Audits and Pre-design feasibility studies. Other Services other services include Interior Design, Project Management, Landscape Design, Environmental Design and Design and Build. Major Projects Since inception, AIA has handled numerous projects such as Passenger Terminal Building at Malindi Airport; Passenger Terminal Building at Manda Airstrip Kenya Airports Authority; Office block and godowns for Goldrock on Mombasa Road; Cement Factory and Offices– Savannah Cement; Jacaranda Gardens; SCB Pensions Scheme Ambassadorial Houses in Muthaiga; Renovations to KRA Staff Housing in Langata; Nyanza Club, Kisumu and; Ridgepark Villas, Riat Hill, Kisumu. Out of these projects, AIA is especially proud of Ridge Park for a number of reasons, among them being the fact that the Villas have been designed to take advantage of the RIAT Hill slope which offers residents stunning panoramic views of Lake Victoria as well as Kisumu City and the development has incorporated the latest ultramodern infrastructure and employs green technologies in areas such as lighting and water management to make each resident feel catered for. Industry Concerns According to AIA, there is need to update the building code to reflect the current technological developments in November 2013


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the building industry. The company also feels that statutory approvals (architectural, structural plans etc) should be streamlined to ensure there are no delays in commencing projects. Regarding the business climate prevailing in Kenya today, the firm feels that the climate has favoured the construction industry. There has been a marked improvement in access to financing, allowing many people to become property owners. On government support to stakeholders, the company says it has noticed a significant improvement, citing measures such as the reduction in the percentage of withholding tax, nomination of professionals from the industry to state organs that deal with the build environment, changes to Malindi Airport

the procurement act following recommendations by AAK regarding provision of architectural services, and enactment of bills aimed at streamlining the building industry. AIA is also upbeat about the quality of professionals, noting that many of them are increasingly gaining valuable skills through exposure to the more advanced techniques used in other parts of the world. However, fresh architecture graduates still face challenges in the work place since many of them are not adequately prepared for challenges. They therefore take time to gain


practical knowledge. Future AIA is intent on becoming one of the leading architectural houses not only in Kenya but across the whole African continent in the years ahead.

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THE PORT OF MOMBASA Towards a world class seaport Berth No. 19 completed


o remain responsive to the global shipping trends and work towards realization of Kenya Ports Authority’s vision – world class seaports of

choice – the organization has initiated a number of projects that are at different stages of completion. The projects include the just completed and commissioned berth 19, Kenya

ongoing construction of second container terminal, the integrated security system, upgrade of the ICT system and fast tracking development of Lamu Port, among others. KPA completed dredging of the channel and widening of its turning basin last year.

Cranes at work


Construction of Berth No. 19 Berth No. 19 was commissioned by His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda and Chairman of the East African Community on 27th August 2013. He was accompanied by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President the Republic of Kenya, and His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. The commissioning of the facility marked the first phase of part of the vision 2030 flagship projects that are being undertaken by KPA. Berth No. 19 is an addition of 240 meters quay to the existing 600 meters quay Container Terminal, to make it 840 meters in length. With this terminal, KPA can now berth three panama vessels of 270 meters long each with much ease. It will therefore play a critical role in enhancing port competitiveness and stimulating national and regional economic growth in tandem with KPA’s vision. Second Container Terminal The ongoing project involves construction of a new container terminal west of Kipevu Oil Terminal on 100 hectares of reclaimed land and with a capacity to handle 1.2 million TEUs annually when completed. Phase 1 of the new container terminal which is now close to 50 percent complete, involves the construction of three berths that measure 230, 320 and 350 metres, with a total capacity of 450,000 TEUs per year. Completion of phase 1 is expected in March 2016. The second and third phases are expected to commence in 2016 and end in 2021 to provide a total capacity of 1.2 million TEUs once complete or 15 million tons to the Port. With a dredged depth of 15 meters the terminal is expected to handle post-Panamax vessels of 6000 TEUs capacity making it the largest terminal on the East African Seaboard. The Second Terminal is being constructed by Toyo Contractors of Japan and is funded by the government of Japan to the tune of Ksh 22.5 billion (US$265 million). November 2013


This is a STEP loan to the Kenya Ports Authority. The terminal will have its own access road via Port Reitz and Airport Road, and another to link the Southern By-pass and join the Nairobi-Mombasa Road at Miritini. It will also have its rail sidings to facilitate quick cargo handling. Integrated Security System The system includes high definition CCTV cameras, an electric fence, and other ultra-modern security surveillance systems within and around the Port. The state of the art system will be commissioned soon.

Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Paul Kagame, Uhuru Kenyatta commissioning Mombasa port Berth 19.


Upgrade of the SAP System This year, KPA completed the technical and functional upgrade of the SAP System which is the Enterprise Resource Planning System that it has been using since 2002. The functional upgrade streams that have been deployed in Phase 1 of the implementation include, New General Ledger, Financial Supply Chain Management(FSCM), Employee and Manager Self Service(ESS MSS )and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). The upgrade has significantly enhanced speed of documentation. Additional lanes at the Gates to enhance cargo off take. To enhance capacity and efficiency in the delivery of cargo through the gates, KPA is finalizing construction of two additional traffic lanes, a roof canopy and associated security fittings at gate No.18. The civil works that begun in November last year are expected to be completed in December this year. Upgrading of Power Systems KPA is currently putting up a power sub-station at Kipevu to upgrade the electricity supply from 11Kv to 132 Kv from the national grid. Commenced in August last year, the project is expected to be complete by February 2014. Development of Crude Oil handling facility A new modern Oil Terminal to replace the now old Kipevu Oil Terminal will be built at a newly identified site within the harbour and construction is expected to commence next year. Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor to Southern Sudan & Ethiopia (LAPSSET) . The port is planned for 32 berths and dredged entrance channel done to -18 meters to enable it to accommodate ships of 100,000 tons. The cost for the Short-term Plan for Lamu Port Project, including the first 3 berths, is estimated to be US$ 664 million. The development is expected to be completed by 2016/17. For now, the administration block and other supportive facilities are nearing completion. Increasing Market Share In Transit Markets Recently, KPA opened a new liaison office in Kigali to serve Rwanda. Situated at the Kigali Central Business District, Grand Pension Plaza on the 6th floor, the office shall be linked to Mombasa electronically and customers will be able to pay port charges directly from Kigali and secure the release of cargo instantly. Plans are underway to open another liaison office in Bujumbura Burundi this year. November 2013

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BW Group, a British-based design, architecture and engineering-led multi-disciplinary consultancy, celebrated its 15 year Ugandan

anniversary at the British High Commission in Kampala.

pre-design services, development consultancy, building appraisals and condition surveys, project management, architecture, civil and structural engineering, MEP engineering, telecommunication engineering, and other

Established in the UK in 1995, the company first

building consultancy services. FBW has a respected

started operations in Tanzania with the aim of providing

reputation for delivering impressive, responsive and high-

professional building services throughout East Africa. The

value construction projects to international standards.

Group has since made its mark in the East African region

Their international background and experience gained by

and now plans to extend its services to the wider African

operating in a multicultural environment allows FBW to

continent. With their East African base established in

provide services in a number of African and European

Kampala, this UK based company has operations centres

languages which include English, German, Dutch, Italian,

in the Netherlands, Rwanda and Tanzania and has spread

Danish, Luganda and Swahili.

its wings to expand services throughout Eastern Africa over the last 15 years.

FBW has highly trained and skilled professionals whose expertise in modern planning and design enable

The company offers a wide range of in-house

the company to create people-friendly and flexible

professional building and technical services, including

working spaces in an iconic architectural language, while

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maintaining international standards and ensuring value for money. Under the directorship of Paul Moores a registered architect in both Uganda and the UK and a founding director of FBW Uganda since 1998 the Group has completed a number of prestigious projects ranging from health centers, hotels, and educational centers to residential, retail and mixed-use office developments. Their expertise and vast experience in robust, reliable and compliant design and project delivery, has been employed on their many construction projects in various East African cities. Amongst these in Uganda are the British High Commission offices, a new urban center in Kingdom Kampala’s 120,000m2 mixed-use retail, leisure, hotel and office development currently under construction, showrooms and offices for Motorcare Uganda, Kampala International School Uganda, Hamu Mukasa Library at UCU, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Ambrosoli International School, the Emin Pasha Hotel, Lake Victoria Hotel, the Ndere Centre, Virika Hospital, Hospice Africa and several high profile commercial office towers in the city. The British High Commission in Kampala, where the event to commemorate their 15 year anniversary in

Uganda was held, was completed in 2006 in association with Cullum & Nightingale architects from London. The building won the prestigious RIBA 2008 International Award and was shortlisted for the 2008 Lubetkin Prize. In Tanzania, Mara Oysterbay City, a 300,000m2 mixeduse development encompassing retail, housing, offices and hotels, will change the face of Dar es Salaam. Other notable projects include Ras Kutani and Mtoni Marine resorts, Msasani Slipway retail mall, and the development of Turiani and Mtinko hospitals. In Rwanda, Downtown Kigali, a 90,000m2 mixed-use retail, commercial and transport hub is currently under construction. Projects such as new commercial offices for Prime Excellent, a new signature library building for the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, and the refurbishment of the Umubano Hotel are among other FBW accomplishments. In addition, FBW has completed various engineering works for UMEME, Century Bottling Company (Coca Cola), Celtel, Bralima Breweries for Heineken, the Tanzania Cigarette Company, Skol Brewery and others. The FBW group is known for providing international expertise and local knowledge in Uganda and throughout the wider Eastern Africa region. As a demonstration of

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Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort




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its continuing commitment to providing a region-wide presence to its clients, the company expects to soon establish offices in Kenya, with the aim of extending their footprint as leading providers of professional building services within the region. FBW Group and its senior professional personnel are registered with a number of associations including the Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Board


Plot 4786 - 4788, Muyenga. P.O. Box 26891, Kampala - Uganda Tel: +256 752 696552 Fax: +256 312 271882 Email:

UK and Uganda, Institute of Structural Engineers UK, Uganda Society of Architects,

Uganda Institute of Professional

Engineers, Uganda Engineers Registration Board, Architectural Association


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Board, Architektenregister, Netherlands, Charted Institute of

Specialises in general construction and fitting of high quality Granite and Marble solutions.

Building Service Engineers and the Institute of Engineering and Technology UK amongst others. It is FBW’s major aim to provide clients with the highest standard of professional services. To support this objective,

We congratulate FBW Uganda We are the sole for making 15 years and we are proud to be associated with you suppliers of

Granite and Marble used on projects listed below.

FBW has an in-house quality assurance system to meet the requirements of the relevant national and international standards. Such a quality policy aims at satisfying, among others goals; client satisfaction consistent with professional standards and ethics, continuous improvement of the services,consideration of the requirements of society and the environment and efficiency


in providing the services. Understanding the importance of environmental protection, FBW is cautious when planning and designing projects in sensitive environments. With their team of experienced master planners and designers, the company focuses on the long-term sustainability of its projects utilizing locally available materials and low impact solutions that focus on energy-efficiency and the environment.

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Congratulations to FBW on achieving their first fifteen years milestone in Uganda and best wishes for their continued growth and support in developing the built environment in East Africa. November 2013

We congratulate FBW on their continued success over the last 15 years.

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Nakasero Road Another outstanding edifice graces the heart of Kampala City


he construction industry in Uganda has strived over the last couple of years with architects and other consultants alike collaborating to change the face of Kampala’s built environment. Plot 20 Nakasero road is yet another development that has taken the notch higher The developer Hoid Establishments has graced Nakasero road with a magnificent piece of art, architecture and real estate that will have you turning your head. The US$7million project commenced in May 2011 and was completed in August 2013. According to the architects & project Managers Symbion Uganda, the development is a U-shaped office block enclosing a covered courtyard in the middle to allow passive cooling of the building while promoting social interaction on the ground floor. It is sited on 0.79 acres of land and offers a total of 4,963m2 of lettable space. 20 Nakasero Road has 816 m2 of retail space at the ground floor, 940 m2 of office space on each of the 4 floors above as well as 385 m2 for two penthouse offices along with usable terrace area on the 5th floor. Each of the 5 floors from ground to fourth floor are open plan offices, but can also be potentially utilized as two or four spaces. The development has attracted into the neighborhood a bank, the agribusiness development trust ABI, and HOID establishments the property managers. 42

Structure & design The contemporary design of the building is basically a bowed block with a sheltered courtyard modeled to meet the needs of a modern working environment as well as reflect a strong cooperate image of the occupants. According to Pius Muli of Symbion Uganda, this sprang out of the need to satisfy the client’s instructions to maximize lettable space with an eye on environmental social responsibility. Not only does the covered courtyard define the entrance but also creates a cozy social space where people can interact without interference of the elements. It also performs an environmental function of cooling the offices while protecting the fully glazed sides from direct sunlight. This eliminates the need for cooling and heating of the building hence qualifying it as environmentally friendly. Symbion Uganda describes the layout to be advantageous in a way that it allows for strategic location of service cores at the minimum distances from all corners of the floors. In addition, the structural grid allows for multiple office layouts and all sides are perfectly and naturally lit and well ventilated. The building has a parking space that can contain 130 cars, a courtyard, an external building maintenance system as well as two 300KVA standby generators. Furthermore, the building has two 16 passenger November 2013

lifts, wet and dry fire fighting systems, and voice/fax &

earthing systems. According to Gem Engineering, The

data backbone with trunking provisions as well as full air

standby power covers the entire project load. The building

conditioning among others.

is beautifully lit internally and externally, with emergency

The electrical and mechanical services for the project were provided by GEM Engineering as well as the

lighting covering all escape routes and corridors in case of power failure.

design and supervision. This group of young and talented

GEM Engineering conducted a series of value engineering

engineers took all precautions to ensure timely delivery of

exercises throughout the project implementation to ensure

the ultra-modern facilities in this building.

that the project cost is kept to minimum, and close to the

The mechanical services performed included plumbing

original contract amount.

and drainage, fire fighting installation, sanitation and water

The finishes are remarkable with the exterior comprising

supply services, external water and drainage reticulation,

of a combination of aluminium panel cladding and low

air Conditioning and lift installations.

energy solar glazing for cool interior temperatures. High

The electrical services incorporated mains/ standby

quality porcelain tiles can be seen inside the building,

power supply designed for the entire load; power

granite tiling to the walls and floors and aluminium ceiling

distribution, lightings, CCTVs installation, fire detection

tiles to tenant areas. There is effect lighting in the lobby

and alarm system as well as lightning protection and

areas which creates a pleasant and welcoming ambience.

Project team

Electrical Installations:

Architects: Symbion

Patronics (U) Limited

Main Contractor: Seyani International

Mechanical installations:

Quantity Surveyors: Buildcost associates Allied plumbers (U) LTD

Mechanical &Electrical Engineers:

Air conditioning: Airmac (U) limited

Gem Engineering Co Limited

Lift installations: ROKO technical services


Structural Engineers: Proman consults South Sudan

Commercial Development, Plot 20, Nakasero Road

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Uganda AP Nakawa Business Park is an iconic grade A office development that offers modern detailed planning of tailored office accommodation. The


This first class business environment allows occupants to

recently completed project defines anew the existing standards

Business Park is the first of its kind in Uganda and spreads

for quality office developments in Uganda and East Africa.

over approximately 40,000m2.

services set in a beautiful and natural landscape.UAP Nakawa

Located at the intersection of Jinja Road and new Port Bell

The project consists of 4 blocks of 8 storeys each, covering

Road, on the eastern edge of Kampala, the site is just 4

approximately 23,000m2 of prime office space and 13,000m2

kilometers from the Kampala CBD, an ideal location for any

of basement parking. The architecture of UAP Nakawa

business to thrive.

Business Park transforms experience of a corporate office,

The developer, UAP Properties Ltd commissioned Symbion as the project architects and Acorn as project managers and


enjoy a wide range of high quality facilities, amenities and

with state-of-the-art finishes and fittings designed with maximum flexibility to meet occupier expecatations.

with their wide experience and capacity in handling projects

Construction works on this US$27million project began

across several countries, the UAP Business park has emerged

in 2011 and involved developing a new ultra modern office

as another outstanding feature to grace the Kampala skyline.

complex complete with parking amenities. China National November 2013

made worse by the language barriers. This was however overruled by the excellent working relationship among the other project team members. In August 2013, the project was completed and CATIC, the main contractor is looking forward to passing on their knowledge and expertise to other professionals in this field. Project team

Mechanical & Electrical

Project manager:


Acorn Management Uganda Architects:

Multikonsult Ltd

Symbion Uganda

Air conditioning:

Main Contractor:



Lift installations:

Quantity Surveyors: BBL

ROKO Technical services

Structural Engineers:

Timber fittings:

Proman consult Ltd

Nile House Ltd

Uganda Plot 86-96, 6th Street, Industrial Area P.O. Box 7715 Kampala. Tel: +256 414 566 020/30 Fax: +256 414 566 040 Email: Website: We are proud to be associated with Symbion Uganda on Nakawa Business Park as Electrical Sub-contractor. November 2013


Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation (CATIC), a leading international engineering contractor with strong competitiveness in the global regional markets was the main contractor of the project. Together with a strong project team of competent surveyors, engineers and material suppliers, they started on the construction of what now stands as a unique business park, the first of its kind in Uganda. “This particular project had a unique design compared to all other office developments we have handled before and our relationship with other project team members was one of the smoothest ones leading to the successful completion of the project” remarked Paul Habyarimana the project managers representative. The project has raised the bar in sustainable building ahead of its time. Constructed from concrete bricks with a steel frame, glass windows and doors, aluminium door frames, galvanized and pre-painted iron sheets and conmix exterior façade, the building was built to blend well with the already existing structures and meet current building requirements. Features of the new building include 24-hour security including access control systems and integrated CCTV surveillance and 24-hour backup generator for office users to continue working. Modern passenger lifts have also been installed in the building. Pressurized water system, firefighting sprinkler system and fire alarm, ICT backbone system, 60,000 litre capacity water reserve tanks and air conditioning ducts have also been installed. Effect lighting at the reception area gives the place a great ambiance. It is hoped that the construction of UAP Nakawa Business Park in addition to the already existing Makerere University Business School and Capital shopper’s shopping center will further reduce on the congestion in the city center. “We feel the project will fit in well with the already existing business activities in the Nakawa division,” remarks Paul. The main challenge faced by the contractor on this project was the culture differences which were

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Each year, a theme is selected to guide the AED conference and in particular the Learned Discourse, depending on the major engineering challenges facing the nation in realizing its development agenda. The theme for AED 2013 is “The Impact of Globalization on Engineering Practice in Tanzania”.


11th Annual Engineers Day The Impact of Globalization on Engineering Practice in Tanzania he Engineers Registration Board has since 2003, been organizing an annual event namely the Annual Engineers’ Day (AED). The main purpose


and in particular the Learned Discourse, depending on the

of AED is to give opportunity to engineers to exchange

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“The Impact of Globalization on Engineering Practice in

exhibit engineering related products and services to the

Tanzania”. During the event various papers were presented

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in the Learned Discourse on the selected theme. These

students from various institutions in the country. The latter

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The theme for AED 2013 is: “The Impact of Globalization on Engineering Practice in Tanzania”. Globalisation and its impacts on Engineering Practice in Tanzania. To begin with, the paper outlines the definitions and perceptions associated with the general context of Globalisation. The positive and the negative effects of Globalisation are narrated in detail in the paper. In addition, the challenges are identified and therefore used to systematically recognise areas of opportunities for engineers. Some of the available opportunities include employment, technological development and industrialisation, regional and international cooperation. The paper concludes by emphasising that Globalisation


areas: Engineering Capacity Building, Professional practice, Procedures and Regulations, Mining Industry and ICT. A Keynote Paper on the Impact of Globalization on Engineering Practice in Tanzania was also included to guide the discourse. Participants had an opportunity to contribute to the papers during the conference for the purpose of enriching and enhancing their content. This year’s Annual Engineers’ Day was held on 5th September 2013 at Mlimani City Conference Centre and Prof. Samuel Wangwe the Executive Director of REPOA gave a key note address; a paper on the aspects of

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is a complex phenomenon and multi-dimensional which

engineering consulting firms. Under the law, it is illegal

impacts different societies differently. The process of

for an engineer or an engineering firm to practice the

globalization and its effects should be understood in order

profession if not registered with the Board.

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Globalization and Engineering Capacity Building. This

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paper analyses the opportunities and challenges brought by globalisation, and scans the available Engineering capacities in the country to suggest some strategic directions for capacity building for global competiveness, touching base with the widely acceptable norms and standards.

is, thus, a license to practice engineering in Tanzania. Engineering is among the noble professions that have the privilege and responsibility of self regulation. The Board has worked out a Code of Ethics which aims at regulating the engineering activities and conduct of engineers and engineering consulting firms.

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The Code thus forms the basis and framework for responsible professional practice as it prescribes standards


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of conduct to be observed by engineers and engineering

established under the Engineers Registration Act, No.

consulting firms. The Code is based on broad tenets of

15 of 1997. The Board has been given the responsibility

truth, honesty and trustworthiness, respect for human

of monitoring and regulating engineering activities and

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The purpose of sealants is to seal assemblies and joints or gaps, so they must have sufficient adhesion to the substrates and resistance to environmental conditions to remain bonded over the required life of the assembly. If sealants are used between substrates or surfaces having different thermal coefficients of expansion or different elongation under stress, they need to have adequate flexibility and elongation. In addition, sealants generally contain inert filler material and are usually formulated with an elastomer to give the required flexibility and elongation and have a paste consistency to allow filling of gaps between substrates. Sealant pastes cure (RTV - room temperature vulcanisation) to form durable and tough rubbery seals. Surface preparation It is very important that the surface is thoroughly prepared before applying the sealants. The substrates must be free of contaminants such as grease, oil and dust and they should be sound, clean and dry. In addition, metal, glass and other surfaces should be cleaned with the recommended solvent. If the joint is not primed, where required, or cleaned properly, adhesive failure (where the sealant does not stick to the sides of the joint) or cohesive failure (where the material breaks or cracks from within, promoting moisture ingress over time and the growth of mildew and rot) can take place, explains Berg. Why cohesion and adhesion failures occur There are two main reasons for cohesion failures on sealants. The first is where the joint formulation is November 2013

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Durban and Cape Town. The company has a wide product selection ranging from silicone, hybrids, polyurethane, modified silicones and acrylic sealants to applicators - as well as glass and glazing accessories. High Tack, Mirrorfix-MS, Super Glue and Fix-O-Chim (a chemical fastener) are some of the products manufactured by Den Braven. In addition, Den Braven offers a range of fire retardant sealants and an instant high track adhesive suitable for sticking a variety of substrates, including natural stone and mirrors with weights up to 23 kg. Den Braven sealants meet the requirements of the Green Building Council of South Africa’s standards for architectural sealants and can contribute to green star ratings in buildings. The environmentally friendly Hybriflex is a new superior joint sealant which supersedes traditional polyurethane sealants. Mapei: Market leader in the construction chemical industry Mapei is the market leader in the construction chemical industry with a worldwide footprint and annual turnover of more than €2.2 billion. The company’s research and development department is constantly developing and enhancing its product range performance, especially adhesives used in conjunction with composite structural systems where service life is unlimited. Mapei manufactures low VOC epoxy, polyurethane, bituminous, vinyl, acrylic, silicate, silicone and polyester and all adhesives have a shelf life of two years. In addition, Mapei’s products are designed to have correct shear strength and adhesion to prevent the substrates from parting. The products are effective in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 130°C and every application is investigated before subscribing a solution. November 2013


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Steel Awards 2013 Yet another successful year for the steel construction industry


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ifty entries of projects completed in 2012 were received this year and Spencer Erling, SAISC Education Director and convener of the Steel Awards judges, said that although the number of entries this year was less than those in the bumper years of 2009 and 2010, it was still a significant amount considering the industry has experienced a significant slowdown since then. “However, the quality of entries this year makes up for the lack of quantity. I am constantly amazed how the standard of entries seems to improve each year. Considering the history of high-level work that has been entered into Steel Awards over the years, it is most encouraging that the bar is raised on such a consistent basis,” Erling says. This year was the 32nd Steel Awards, which recognises excellence in the use of structural steel in various construction projects. Steel Awards is hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC). Medupi Wins Overall and Mining and Industrial Category Awards The main frame and boiler grid supports project at Medupi Power Station is the Mining and Industrial category winner as well as overall winner for Steel Awards 2013. The judges said: “The boiler support structures


really exhibit excellence in the use of structural steel. It is a classic heavy engineering project of spectacular proportions. It is heavy engineering at its best. The structures look so clean and simple, especially before all the rest of the steelwork, platforms, boiler casings and piping bundles, and other equipment enclose them. And don’t be fooled - these four legged braced monsters soar 105 metres into the sky!” The main sponsor of Steel Awards 2013, which was held simultaneously in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban on 19th September, was Aveng Steel (Aveng’s steel cluster consisting of Aveng Trident Steel, Aveng Steel Fabrication, formerly DSE, and Aveng Steeledale). Other sponsors were: Macsteel (Table Décor); Cadex SA (Photo Competition); The Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (Tubular Award); Stewarts & Lloyds (Light Steel Frame Award) and partner sponsors: ArcelorMittal SA; B&T Steel; Eazi Sales & Service; Genrec Engineering; NJR Steel; Peddinghaus; Tubular Holdings; Vital Engineering. The fabrication of the Medupi structure is worthy of special mention. The major boxed column and beam components are fabricated to the extremely exacting dimensional tolerance requirements - 2 millimetres on those massive chunky pieces of steel. The boxed columns have extensive

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NTT Audi New Showroom Wins Light Steel Frame Building Category Audi’s new showroom in East London has won the Stewart and Lloyds Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) category. One of the judges, Peter Curr, representing the Association for Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa, said that over the past few years the entries for the LSFB category have been predominantly for residential structures. “This however was a top-end motor showroom, which was certainly a departure from the norm and certainly required closer inspection. It came through with flying colours demonstrating the unique attributes of LSFB. In this case instead of straight and square lines, we were treated to dramatic curves that illustrated the versatility of the product,” he said. As expected, the interior of an upmarket car showroom must be unique and classy to, after all, show off one of the most respected German-made car brands. The client wanted curved walls and bulk heads to get the right effect and usually this would have been done in concrete. But, as with most retail and commercial projects time is money and the LSFB method was the perfect solution given this scenario. Due to the very tight project programme as well as the size and height of the curved walls, the LSFB method was the perfect system to use in place of standard dry-walling. Furthermore the use of preassembled structural beams and joists allowed for very quick on-site erection of curved walls with the added advantage of consistent sizes and accuracy. The judges said that in every aspect of this technically challenging project, LSFB performed as we have come to expect from this versatile building method. “This is a deserving winner of the Stewarts and Lloyds light steel framing category award,” they concluded. November 2013

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diaphragm and stiffening requirements making it difficult to meet the ‘squareness’ requirements, especially taking the distortion resulting from the welds into account. The boiler support grid at the 105 metre level is critical to the success of the boiler house structures. It consists of 110 structural elements. A structural failure at this level could result in the release of super-heated steam which could be disastrous in terms of loss of life to people in the vicinity! “The enormously high standard of engineering at every level in the process - structural design, connection design, detailing of the structures, fabrication and erection and the comprehensive checking to ensure that the demanding requirements are fully met – are therefore completely justifiable,” the judges said. Louis Breckenridge, a judge representing the Constructional Engineering Association, said that it is difficult to grasp how impressive they are until you get close to these gigantic objects. ”These structures demonstrate clearly the capability of South African fabricators to supply and erect very sophisticated, heavy structures on a par with any country in the world. The quality of the workmanship, particularly the welding and fit up, is exceptional. This project is a deserving winner of the overall prize at Steel Awards 2013,” he concluded.

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Project Team LSFB Winners Developer/ Owner: Audi VW East London Architect: Alchemy Architects Structural Engineer: Endecon Ubuntu Quantity Surveyor: Cater & Associates Project Manager: Dewing Construction Main Contractor: Dewing Construction Steelwork Contractor LSFB: Shospec LSFB Manufacturer: South Africa

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Standard Bank Wins Tubular Category The Standard Bank Rosebank building, known as 30 Baker Street, located on the corner of Baker and Oxford Roads in Rosebank, Johannesburg has won the Tubular Category. One of the judges, Franco Mordini, representing the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa, the category sponsor, said this project used tubes in an aesthetically pleasing and effective manner both from an architectural and engineering point of view while the quality of fabrication also impressed. The architectural vision was for an “institutional building” with a transparent exterior that reflected Standard Bank’s desire for transparency with its client base. To this end steel and glass played an instrumental role in ensuring that this was achieved. Although open web sections were used in the construction of the roof elements that form a modern take on a traditional ‘saw tooth roof form’, tubular steelwork in the form of principally square hollow section tubular members were used extensively in

the construction of the facades and atria. For the façade the structural engineers wanted to incorporate very large panes of glass in the end walls of the atria so that the external envelope gridding was large in proportion thereby reflecting the large space that was the atrium itself. Because of steel’s superior stiffness and strength over aluminium it was possible to use nearly a full standard stock sheet of glass in the gridding of the facades. This gridding is also successfully applied in the eastern and western atria. The judges said that tubular frame that supports the glass facade was well designed and constructed. The north-south atrium is brilliantly transparent when viewed from a distance as well as from within and achieves the effect the architect was seeking. The strength and stiffness of tubular steelwork was instrumental in achieving this. The building has achieved a Five Star Design rating with the Green Building Council and intends on achieving a similar rating for its ‘as built’ operation. The building generates its own power with a tri-generation plant and has many innovative features.


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The judges complimented the project team and said that the building was a worthy winner of the Tubular category Project Team Tubular Winner Developer/ Owner: Standard Bank Architect: GLH Architects Structural Engineer: Pure Consulting Quantity Surveyor: Norval Wentzel Steinberg Project Manager: Standard Bank Real Estate Main Contractor: Wilson Bayly Holmes – Ovcon (WBHO) Steelwork Contractor: Tass Engineering Steelwork Subcontractor (part of the central atrium roof trusses): Omni Struct Nkosi Detailers/ Detailing Company: Precise Structural Modelling Erector: On Par Steel

New Alexander Forbes Head Office Wins Architectural Category The new Alexander Forbes head office has won the Architectural category at Steel Awards 2013. The judges said that the building confirms a new maturity in the South African built environment. “We can do whatever is done elsewhere in the world and we can do it better. This shows that we have a unique South African style and that we do not need to copy overseas designs,” they said. It was important to Alexander Forbes that the design of the new building reflected the values of the company. These include: transparency, which is reflected in the huge volumes of natural light and glazed layering; and trust, which is portrayed throughout the design elements of the building revealing not only the mores of the company but also enriches the lives of its employees. Since the health and well-being of staff is one of the central design mandates, it combines plant-filled outdoor areas, natural light, and energy efficient lighting. The circulation of fresh air and temperature control were also key considerations. As such, numerous pause or break areas are incorporated into the design. It was therefore natural that environmental sustainability was crucial to the design of the building, which has been accredited by the Green Building Council of S.A. as a four-star Green Star building. “Not only is the building an aesthetic masterpiece, it is also ground breaking in its

approach to energy, water, waste and material usage,” the judges said.Architecturally the building features a continuous design of fluid curves. Sections of the facade incorporate s-shaped scallop walls, while wavy, flowing lines and patterns are further integrated throughout the interior of the building. Everything radiates out from the centre of the building – clearly shown by the shape of the bridge links. Bathroom facilities are concentrated around the central core of the building and occupants are never more than a 20m walk from these facilities. Steel was used extensively in every form throughout the project especially in the following aesthetic elements: the bridges and roof lights; the spiral staircase and the cladding. “From a structural steel design perspective the Alexander Forbes building exhibits excellence in a very sensible way supporting architectural designs that demand more than the norm. This is a most worthy winner of the Architectural category,” concluded the judges. Project Team Architectural Winner Developer/ Owner: Zenprop Property Holdings Architect: Paragon Architects Structural Engineer: Sotiralis Consulting Engineers Quantity Surveyor: Schoombie Hartmann Project Manager: Capex Projects Main Contractor: WBHO/Tiber JV Steelwork Contractors: Nancy Engineering, Spiral Engineering

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Pipes and valves Taking a look at piping systems that are leak free and durable for long term use


he pipe and valve industry has been fairly quiet because of the economic slowdown in South Africa and some parts of the world, however the potential for growth is great since the Minister of Water Affairs and Forest promised that the government intends to spend billions of rands over the next ten years on infrastructural expansion and renovations in the areas of water and sewer related projects, says Bevan Richardson, Product Specialist, Marley Pipe Systems. Pipes, whether plastic, concrete or steel, play an integral part of the infrastructure development, mainly to convey substances which can flow such as liquids and gases, slurries, powders, masses of small solids and, also for structural applications. But before embarking on a decision on which pipe to buy, remember that each pipe whether plastic, steel or concrete has its unique properties, and it is therefore very important that the best material for a specific application be considered. Some of the most important considerations if you are to get the most out of the pipe is its application, cost, strength, reliability, service life and joint integrity, installation and inspection, sustainability, material competition and engineer’s knowledge of materials. 64

Plastic Pipes South Africa is waking up to the fact that water is fast becoming a critical problem. Quantity and quality are under severe pressure aggravated by fast increasing demand and huge loses in distribution. The focus is sharply on piping systems that are leak free and durable for long-term use and also on the rehabilitation of old mines. HDPE and PVC pipes answer these calls with distinction, commented SAPPMA Chairman, Jan Venter. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and Polyethylene, especially in the form of PVC-U, PVC-M, PVC-O and PE100 are some of the common plastic pipe materials used in South Africa. Pipes sizes currently range from 16 mm to 1000mm for pressure pipes and up 1 800 mm for non-pressure pipes. The advantages of used plastics pipes stems from properties such as; Outstanding corrosion resistance; High flexibility and toughness; Energy efficiency; Increased resistance against many chemicals; Low frictional resistance, with properties remaining in virtually unchanged over all of the pipe’s life; Light weight and ease of handling; Ease of jointing and Availability in a wide range of sizes and pressure ratings. According to SAPPMA the plastic pipes industry is dynamic, and this is due to high-level of research and November 2013

Steel Pipes The advantages of steel piping systems set it apart from other competitor materials and it offers resistance to ultraviolet rays, thermal expansion and contraction, high pressures and stresses, mechanical damage and veld or forest fires. Marley Pipe Systems: A True Value Partner Marley Pipe Systems a member of the Aliaxis International, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic pipes and fittings for reticulation systems, serving the key market segments of plumbing and building industries as well as the infrastructure sector through sub-Saharan Africa. Marley supplies a comprehensive range of PVC, HDPE and PE pipes and fittings for a wide range of applications in the plumbing and building as well as civils, mining, irrigation and industrial sectors of Sub-Saharan Africa. Marley Infrastructure has continued to grow with a number of success stories in South Africa and Africa. Recently the company successfully supplied over 98 km of 630mm PN6 HDPE pipes as well as about 2km of 630mm PN10 HDPE for the Angola Cunene Water Project, supplied pipes to Zambia and DRC especially in the

Copperbelt region for irrigation, irrigation pipes to the Mozambican government, supplied pipes and fittings to the Leadwood Big Game Estate, Hoedspruit area, South Africa, successfully replaced the old existing water mains infrastructure with new HDPE pipelines in Woodstock, Cape Town and the rehabilitation process involved Trenchless technology, a technique that eliminates the need for conventional open trenches. After the acquisition of Bates Torkers, Marley now supplies the Weholite HDPE pipes, utilizing a unique, profiled-wall pipe structure that makes it possible to manufacture pipes in diameters up to 1.8m for stormwater and culverts. It provides all the advantages of solid wall polyethylene pipe with substantial savings in weight for increased ease installation and cost effectiveness, Says Richardson. DPI Plastics DPI Plastics- a leading manufacturer of water reticulation, drainage and pipefitting systems in South Africa has begun the production of its new 630 mm bore PVC pipes following the installation of a new Krauss Maffei extrusion line. According to DPI Plastics technical and product manager Renier Snyman, the new extrusion line will open up new avenues of growth for PVC as a competitor in the bulk water, stormwater and sewerage industries, which are currently dominated by materials such as steel and concrete. “PVC is more cost effective and boasts a longer life expectancy, when compared to industry standard steel and concrete”.

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development by polymer manufacturers, the properties of pipe are continually being improved. Plastic pipe in South Africa is regulated by National Standards which are completely in line with international standards thus limiting deviations and short cuts in terms of pipe design, performance and mass of material used.

Synman explains that steel and concrete are often prone to significant corrosion damage over extended periods. “In addition to having superior corrosion resistance properties, PVC is highly durable, with low frictional resistance and low wave celerity, thereby ensuring resistance to surges”, he adds. DPI Plastics will be manufacturing a total of three 630 mm PVC piping products using the new krauss Maffei extrusion line, namely: a SANS 966 approved uPVC with pressure ratings up to


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too. Our clients in Africa have shown considerable amount of interest in the 630 mm PVC piping range. With continued infrastructural development taking place across the continent, I am confident that the new range can obtain measurable market share within a relatively short period of time”. At the end of the day different types of pipes are suitable for different conditions and remember poor installation, adverse conditions such as flooding, drought, changing soil conditions, heavy traffic, and veld fires have negative effects on the life of a pipe. Using the right pipe for the correct purpose, trench design, and choice of backfill, quality of South Africa

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manufacture and supply FRP pipes and fittings to users, owners, installers, traders and utility managers in civil engineering, mining, industrial, and agricultural market segments located in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Indian Ocean Islands. Fiberpipe’s products are manufactured in accordance with internationally accepted standards and meet the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2008 and also adhere to all relevant SABS specifications. Fiberpipe’s Product Range FlOWTITE TM is Fiberpipe’s leading product for water, sewage and industrial applications. The FRP systems are a cost effective piping solution and are corrosion free, with a proven resistance to acidic environment in water and sewage systems. They are lightweight and therefore easy to handle. They are suited to different applications such as portable water transfer, firefighting, sea and desalinated water, power plants, chemical and industrial wastes, and sewer and irrigation. In addition, the product can be found in siphon lines or equally in seawater outfalls, bridge de-watering, and desalination projects or as protection line cables. Standard and special fabricated fittings such as bends, tees and reducers. VECTUS- the VECTUS pipe system is manufactured from fibre reinforced polyester and vinylester. The production method is a discontinuous double helix reciprocal filament winding process that gives the pipes a balanced combination of axial and hoop mechanical properties.


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VOID FORMERS AND PILE CASINGS Development The Superlite Void Former has been developed to provide the South African construction industry with a low cost, lightweight and robust cell former. They are designed to meet the stringent performance requirements imposed by local design and on-site conditions. They are spirally locked, seamed and swaged for maximum strength and resist the full hydrostatic pressure of concrete and all loads associated with the compaction or vibration of concrete during placing. Product Characteristics Superlite cell formers are available in uncoated or galvanised mild steel. Standard material thicknesses are 0,6; 0,8; 1,0 and 1,2 mm but other thicknesses can be catered for if the need arises. The standard maximum length of the cell former is 6 m, but special longer lengths are available on request. Where extra long lengths are required, the cell formers may be supplied in split lengths and ďŹ tted with a system of spigot and socket joining collars to enable the contractor to achieve any length that may be required. Stop ends can be provided if required to prevent the ingress of concrete, if the cell is to be used as a void former. Timber braces can be provided to minimise the risk of distortion during transport action especially where long distances are involved.

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Topics being discussed: The advantages of the role of PPP’s in infrastructure projects in Nigeria How to reach Millennium Development Goals for Housing in Nigeria and how to encourage the private sector How the Federal Ministry can enhance and modernise the construction industry Financing infrastructure through the Nigerian Capital Market Affordable housing – The role of building industry manufacturers Low cost housing, optimum plumbing solutions Compressed stabilised earth blocks - A high performance building material Healthy and safe living in a mosquito free environment Safety culture: Effective approach to ensuring health and safety regulation compliance in Nigerian construction industry Versatility and reliability of a modern PP-RCT water distribution system for old and new buildings The provisional programmes are available on our website at where your can also download your free invitation to the exhibition and seminars.

West Africa Building & Construction 2013 Seminar, Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Topics being discussed: Accelerating water infrastructure development through public - private partnerships in Nigeria Achieving bankability in water and sanitation public – private partnerships “Water Banking” (i.e. RWH + SUDS) in the context of climate change impacts management (Migration and Adaption) in Nigeria Challenges facing South Africa’s water and sanitation sustainability in North West Province An assessment of the models for financing water and sanitation projects in the marginalized communities of Nigeria Effective ways to rehabilitate damaged old water mains using modern HDPE plastic pipes and fittings Physiochemical characterisation of borehole water in the vicinity of public health facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria Role of NGOs in water and sanitation delivery in rural areas: Case study of PRONET in Nadowli District, Northern Ghana

Water Africa 2013 Seminar, Monday, 25 November 2013

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hana is touted as one of the fastest growing economies in the world by multinational organisations such as the World Bank Group

and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is due to the fact that the country discovered oil and gas in commercial quantities in 2007 which led to phenomenal economic growth and according to the World Bank GDP for 2012 reached 7.9 percent. This has sparked a wave to undertake some infrastructural development projects in the areas of hotels, roads, among others as many investors prepare to invest in the country and expect good delivery

MBS does not work only in the sector of civil, industrial and state building but, thanks to a constant growth and the great synergy with other subdued companies, has been able to establish itself in many other fields as well such as production of high quality aggregates used as building materials by the company itself to the realization of gardens, green areas and pools. MBS is currently partnering withTekton Consult, a Ghanaian architectural company to construct the Labadi Beach Towers, as well as the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

of services. Many international construction firms have taken note and have partnered with other Ghanaian firms to undertake projects in construction. International construction firms have teamed up with local Ghanaian construction firms to undertake international projects thereby transferring international expertise to the local firms. Some of the success stories include Co-Arc International Architects and M. Barbisotti& Sons Limited. M. Barbisotti & Sons Ltd M.Barbisotti & Sons Ltd (MBS), an Italian company has been working in the building sector in Ghana for a good 50 years. The Barbisotti family, through commitment and great passion, has contributed to the development in the building sector and in other fields where it has been able to expand its activities. 72

La Beach Towers The construction of the La Beach Towers located on the shores of the most popular beach in Ghana, showcases the development of Ghana’s ocean front which has not witnessed development over the years. The development of La Beach Towers took into consideration the issues of rust and corrosion. In view of that the engineers and consultants took into consideration issues of humidity, salinity and wind speeds of the environment. Due to this, the selections of materials are based on non-corrosive and rust proof nature. There are three towers expected to be completed in 2015, with the first tower, the Oceanic tower under construction. The Oceanic tower offers good viewing of the ocean, providing fresh healing breeze of air from the sea. The Oceanic Towers which will be Ghana’s first beach luxury November 2013

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel MBS employing 700 Ghanaian workers also led the construction of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana, which officially opened in 2011. The 260room Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel was originally built by the British government and presented to Ghana as a gift after Ghana gained independence. The hotel merges the very best of modern excellence alongside original artwork from contemporary Ghanaian artists with stunning wooden carvings of animal, artefacts and design features. The lobby’s striking chandelier and the rich hues and colours of the hotel’s tapestries and paintings evoke the magic and mystery of West African culture. This mesmerising collection of over 1,500 pieces of art adds to the unique quality of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra. Majority works from the original hotel have been lovingly restored and displayed in the main lobby and behind the reception area. The portrait of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, which dates back to 1956, are included, while two large murals are displayed at either end of the ballroom, superbly done, maintain the link of the hotel’s heritage. One of Ghana’s distinguished artists Kofi Antubam, one of the founders of Ghana’s National School of Painting, undertook the paintings. Each room has at least two original paintings by local artists and the corridors on each floor feature works from more of Ghana’s prominent artists. Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra guarantees the ideal balance between work and play. A flexible 750 m2 ballroom can be sub-divided to requirements, while four meeting rooms are also equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. Leisure facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, jogging track and a health and fitness centre offering cardio and weight training, sauna and massage rooms.

African architectural practice with local and international associations brings together extensive experience in a broad field of architecture, particularly in civic facilities, urban design, hotel and resort developments, commercial apartments, low cost housing, industrial parks, corporate offices, educational facilities and private residences. Around 2007, Co-Arc International Architects partnered with Ghana’s Orthner Orthner Architects to work on a number of projects in Ghana, including the design for the new IFC/ World Bank offices in Accra and the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. IFC/ World bank Offices The design of the new IFC/ World Bank offices on a brownfields site in Accra , by Co-Arc International Architects in collaboration with Orthner Orthner Architects, gives an expression to an underlying approach to sustainable, green building. The articulation of the building makes reference to a modern take on cultural forms of expression. Additionally, the use of timber decking as shading and sunscreen reiterates the rich local flavour of the architecture. The A-grade, green building depicting various symbols representing diverse Ghanaian heritage sits on a raised level in order to ventilate the entire surface of the courtyard in which a prominent tree acts as a focus to the entire building. Incorporated in the environmental friendly design are the use of proximity lighting, use of solar water heating, use of recycled material in elements such as carpets, and recycled water- water is treated to potable standards. The development makes use of an energy recovery scheme , addressable variable refrigerant volume airconditioning, excellent shading and passive climate control and the first green roof in Ghana. Bricks from the demolished houses


apartment comes with a mix of three bedroom apartments with boys’ quarters(better known as ervant quarters) as well as four en-suite bedroom penthouses. The apartments will also have four en-suite bedroom sky villas plus entertainment room, study and boys quarters, which will rival beachfront developments such as the Dubai’s Marina and India’s GC Grand.

Co-Arc International Architects Co-Arc International Architects was founded in 2005 after the partners of Meyer Pienaar Architects and Urban Designers and a group of young talented architects and designers in the practice came together to establish an international practise founded on collaboration and cooperation with other practices. Meyer Pienaar Architects has been known as one of the leading architectural and design firms in South Africa since the early sixties and the new practice now has operations around the globe. Co-Arc as a Johannesburg based South November 2013


were used to build a children’s playground, while indigenous trees were protected and the entire site planted to reduce heat island effects.

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Labadi Beach Hotel The scope of the project done in numerous phases entailed the refurbishment and extensions of the Labadi Beach Hotel, for Legacy Group Holdings. The renovation of 104 existing rooms and construction of new block consisting of 60 new rooms, including presidential suites, a SPA and a new 500 seat conference venue, all of these including the complete revamp of the central facilities needed to be completed while the hotel was fully functional. The use of shingle roofs and timber detailing draws on the rich tradition of timber work in Ghana. New functional requirements such as air-conditioning, fire requirements and sprinklers have been carefully integrated into the existing buildings during the complete reconstruction of the interiors. Orthner Orthner Architects supervised the construction work for both projects. The sophisticated projects have revitalised skills in an industry that has been quiet for some time and having experienced skills transfer, the local artisans are now able to work with modern materials. Some were trained on specialist waterproofing for the 1000m2 roof garden. The architects believe that Ghana construction has the potential to


grow further and there are number of projects that are still waiting for funding before they go on tender.

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rural markets became the only choice for shoppers and traders.


The world class Ado Bayero Mall is soon to be commissioned in Nigeria. The mall which will be the biggest shopping complex in Nigeria with a gross built area of 31,600m2 entirely sourced locally is a development set in an area measuring 10 hectares in the heart of Kano. The total cost of the project is around US$100 million, entirely sourced locally. The Ado Bayero Mall is evidence that the Nigerian shopping experience is fast experiencing a revolution as major cities in the country have continued to witness the constructon of mega shopping centers to cater for the budeoning middle class. The economy of the country has grown at an average rate of 7 percent in the last 15 years despite insecurity, mismanagement, extreme corruption in high places and unstable power supply thus, enabling of the rise in the number of people entering the Nigerian middle class. Shopping malls are springing up everywhere in Nigeria to cater for the purchasing power of this fastgrowing class. Shopping centers, malls or plazas are the modern adaptation of the historical marketplace. The mall is a collection of independent retail stores, services, and a parking area which is conceived, constructed and maintained by a separate management firm as a unit. They may also contain restaurants, banks, theatres, professional offices, service stations and so on. Prior to the arrival of SPAR, Park n Shop, The Palms, Polo Park Mall, Ikeja City Mall, Kwara Mall, Enugu Shopping Mall, Tinapa and several others scattered around major cities in the country, shopping places like Kingsway, Leventis, Dominos and Chellarams had existed in the 70s and 80s. As the small department stores in the country gave way, local and bush markets particularly in areas like Agege, Mile 12 – both in Lagos, Abeokuta and several others began to boom. Even the rich had no alternative as these 78

Location Currently at 80 percent completion stage, Ado Bayero Mall is located in the heart of Kano, Nigeria’s second most populous city, and is expected to be the first of its kind in Northern Nigeria and as such is poised to trigger a host of innovative developments in urban planning in and around the sub-region. This high-profile location guarantees easy access and visibility for all tenants and shoppers. It is also expected to offer specialist facilities to department stores, banks, fast food outlets & restaurants, salons and any other tenant with specific needs. The owners of the mall, Beverly Development and Realties Limited (BDRL) will be responsible for the management of the mall through a world class facility management firm. While the mall constitutes the first phase of the development on the site, it is the intention of the owners to embark on a second phase comprising a 4-5 star hotel and an amusement park – thus providing the customers a unique blend of shopping, entertainment and hospitality experience. Unique aspects of the project The shopping complex will form part of an integrated entertainment and hospitality offering including a 150 200 bed 4 star hotel and an amusement centre anchored by Shoprite , Game and Film House Cinemas as part of the second phase scheduled to kick off in 2014. Some of the line shops which will be in the mall include Samsung, Adidas, Swatch,TM Lewin, Levi/Converse, Lego, Storm, Maybrands, Casa Bella, Healthpluss, Ruff N Tumble, Electromart, Lifemate, Airtel, Etisalat, DaViva,Office Everything etc. The centrally air-conditioned mall with all the bells and whistles will be comparable to any modern shopping mall in major capitals of the world, its developers say. According to its promoters, Alpine Investment Services Limited, the management intends to make the mall one of the top three highest grossing shopping centers in the country as measured by sales per square meter and also promote the super regional mall as the biggest family oriented shopping and entertainment attraction in Northern Nigeria. The mall is expected to provide a broad range of other offerings including restaurants and media stores. As a family oriented relaxation center, it will also cater for an indoor play area for young children in addition to its 80 customizable shop spaces and ample parking for over 1,000 automobiles. November 2013

reviewing and upgrading their specifications. Another challenge was to coordinate the approval process for the construction drawings of the anchor tenant spaces with their consultants who were based outside Nigeria. Placing Kano on the shopping map The opening of the mall for business in the last quarter of 2013 will put Kano on the global retail shopping and Nigeria

Benefits The location of the mall at Kano provides a suitable position as a major commercial hub that dates back to the days of the trans-saharan trade. The centre will create opportunities for local farmers and industries to join the value and supply chain of the tenants.The mall will further consolidate Kano state’s ranking as Nigeria’s second largest economy as confirmed by global investment banking firm- Renaissance Capital in their May 2013 report titled “Nigeria Unveiled”.

entertainment map, with catalytic effect on tourism in the state. Kano State has revealed plans to construct a

Challenges The major challenge experienced during the construction period was ensuring full compliance with the very detailed and specialised specification of the anchor tenants (Shoprite and Game) noting that the tenants were A list of professional team, contractors and sub contractors: • B. Stabilini&Company Limited- Main Contractor • Etco Nigeria Limited- Engineering and Technical Contractors (Sub)

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residential accommodation and vocation centre in a new town project named Ado Bayero Royal City which upon completion will comprise 1,270-units of various housing types, including one to four bedroom apartments on three floors and luxury villas.

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FMA Architects Forty years of design excellence

Architect Olufemi Agboola Managing Partner

FMA Architects was established in 1973 by Architect Femi Majekodunmi and has since then grown to a large, interdisciplinary practice with full presence in three African nations: Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa. The practice offers full professional services in planning, policy formulation, architecture, project management and interior design. All FMA offices collaborate and share resources as necessary to expand each team`s expertise and capacity. The firm has also collaborated with international firms in the USA, Canada, Spain, and South Africa to implement highly complex projects. FMA Vision According to the Managing Partner, Architect Olufemi Agboola, “FMA Architects’ forty years of existence has been a dedication to design excellence; a concept which integrates function, aesthetics, sustainability and cost criteria. Our expertise incorporates cost effective and contextually responsive designs for government


agencies, universities, private and commercial operations throughout Africa. The practice, having been part of Nigeria’s infrastructural growth for four decades has sizeable magnificent projects dotting the country’s landscape. A spinoff of this is reflected in the firm`s presence in the continent`s emerging economies of South Africa and Botswana. It has been forty years of fulfillment and loyalty to the vision of the founding fathers of the practice” concludes Arc. Agboola. In spite of its age and projects portfolio, FMA still considers itself as a learning organization, where analytic, research-based design process, coupled with a formal in-house professional development program provides continuous project and process improvement as well as meaningful staff participation, growth and advancement opportunities. Driving Forces The practice Chairman, Arc. Olufemi Majekodunmi is a collaborative architect and November 2013

planner with years of professional experience garnered from working with firms in the United Kingdom and United States of America. He founded FMA in Nigeria in 1973, and since then grown the practice to a large, interdisciplinary practice with four offices in Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa. He was the first secretary of the African Union of Architects and a past Secretary and President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. He is also a past President of the International Union of Architects. The practice current Managing Partner is Arc. Olufemi Agboola. He holds two Masters degrees in Architecture and Construction Management and has worked full time as an Architect gathering experience in both the Public and Private sectors. A full member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, he joined FMA in 1997 as a Senior Architect and was made a Partner in 2000. Over the years, he has worked with clients in the financial services sector, retail, manufacturing, oil and Gas, Telecoms and Housing enforcing the practice vision of design excellence. The practice also boasts of technology driven Architects, planners and designers in its employment to provide quality services to her clients. Nigeria

Commitment to professional development FMA invests in the professional development of all staff, providing weekly in-house continuing education programs and participation in out-of-office training and education opportunities. FMA pays the annual subscription fees to Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) as well as renewal registration fees to the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) for each employee. The aim is to generate commitment to the company’s goals as well as contribute to the career progression of each staff. Core competence With over 500 projects completed over the last forty years, FMA Architects have acquired proven experience in the design of functional buildings of the highest aesthetics quality, which are commercially viable and cost effective. Some of the private sector projects involve the development of briefs, programming and space planning through to construction documentation and contract administration, collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors to plan and implement projects as a seamless team. Project profile FMA architects have completed a variety of projects spanning the whole spectrum of the economy, including housing, shopping complexes, office buildings, factories, mobile communication switch centers, banking, hotels, resort centers and educational institutions facilities at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in all the three countries it is currently operating. November 2013



In Nigeria, Commercial projects include: 1) MTN Switch and Call Centre, Asaba 2) MTN Switch and Data Centre, Ojota, Lagos. 3) Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. 4) St. Nicholas House, Lagos, 5) Total Nigeria Head office, Lagos. 6) Standard Chartered Bank Head office, Lagos. 7) Bank PHB Head office, Lagos. 8) Sterling Towers, Lagos.

17) All Souls Anglican Church, Lekki 1

In the Educational Sector, FMA projects include: 9) Christ the Cornerstone International School, Ogun State 10) Various Federal Schools of Arts and Science

Commercial projects: 1) BPC Customer Service Centre, Gaborone 2) Refurbishment and Conversion of Hardware House, Gaborone 3) Mafenyatlala Shopping Centre in Molepolole

Its Residential Projects include: 11) UPDC Estate, Lekki 12) Residential Development at Adiva Plain Fields & Lakowe, Lekki 13) Various Residential Developments in Ikoyi & Victoria Island Lagos. In the Industrial Buildings, FMA designed 14) G.Z. Industry, Agbara, Lagos 15). MTN Switch Centre, Enugu. Notable Places of Worship in its design portfolio include: 16) Our Saviors Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos 82

FMA Architects also designed the Master Plan for the following high brow housing estates: 18) Twin lakes Estate, Lekki, Lagos. 19) Nicon Town Estate, Lekki, Lagos. 20) Summerville Golf Estate, Lekki, Lagos. In Botswana, FMA Architects have handled the underlisted projects:

In the Educational Sector, FMA projects include: 4) Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School, Gaborone 5) Botswana Police College at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone 6) International Law Enforcement Academy at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone 7) University of Botswana Multi-Disciplinary Classroom Block, Gaborone 8) Command and Defence College at Botswana Defence Force Glen Valley Camp, Gaborone 9) Maun Junior Secondary School 10) Maun Centre for Children with Severe and November 2013

Multiple Disabilities 11) Block 8 Primary School & Teachers Houses, Gaborone 12) Block 5 Primary School & Teachers Houses, Gaborone 13) University of Botswana, Gaborone Brief Project Its Residential Projects include: 14) Houses for Members of Parliament and House of Chiefs – Gaborone 15) 20 no. Doctors houses at Maun District Hospital 16) 324 Flats for Botswana Housing Corporation at Plot 59716, Block 7, Gaborone (Pre-Contract only) 17) University of Botswana Vice Chancellor’s House, Gaborone 18) Rural Police Station and Housing at Kachikau, Chobe District


Project Management Services for Bank of India (Botswana)

Head office, Gaborone 42)

Design & Refurbishment of Water Utilities Corporation

Mahalapye Customers Service Centre 43)

Design of Partition Layout for Botswana Unified Revenue

Service (BURS) South Regional Office in Lobatse 44)

Office Partitioning Design Layouts – New offices for Tertiary

Education Council, Tholo Building, Fairgrounds, Gaborone 45)

University of Botswana Refurbishment of Existing Students

Centre into Humanities Facilities, Gaborone FMA offices: LAGOS:

In the Industrial Buildings, FMA designed 19) Laundry Block for University of Botswana, Gaborone 20) Botswana Power Corporation Distribution Depot at Mahalapye

Penthouse Suite, St. Nicholas House Catholic Mission Street, P.O.Box 7860, Lagos.Tel:01-4622272, 01-4622273 Email:

FMA Architects also designed the Master Plan: 21) University of Botswana Masterplan, Gaborone 22) Botswana Police College at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone

ABUJA: Suite 1City Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2, FCT Abuja. Nigeria

Health Facilities 23) Maun District Hospital 24) Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre at Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone for CDC Botswana, American Embassy 25) Construction of Clinic Laboratories Throughout Botswana for the American Embassy – Tlokweng, Block 9 – Gaborone, Mogoditshane for CDC Botswana. 26) University of Botswana Clinic Expansion 27) Clinic at Kachikau 28) Clinic at Botswana Defence Force Glen Valley Camp, Gaborone 29) Clinic at Tsabong 30) Clinic at Werda 31) Clinic at Lehututu 32) Clinic at Hunhukwe 33) Block 6 Clinic for Gaborone City Council 34) Block 9 Clinic for Gaborone City Council 35) American Embassy Voluntary Counseling & Testing Centre for Gaborone, Mahalapye, Maun, Francistown, Mochudi, Molepolole and Lobatse for Botusa Botswana.

Tel: 00-7822307, 7822309 Email: GABORONE: Plot 132, Independence Avenue, P.O.Box 21504, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel; 267-3959812, 267 -395 9813 Email: PRETORIA Suite S118, Building 3, CSIR Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria PO Box 730 Neulands Pretoria 0010. Tel: +27 12 349 2203/4

Office Buildings 36) ICC Office Park in Gaborone 37) Office Development for Victoria Properties – Victoria House, Plot 132, Gaborone 38) Office Development for FGH (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone 39) Department of Information and Broadcasting Regional Office in Serowe Refurbishment Projects 40) Fairground Holdings Refurbishment and Alterations November 2013





40th Anniversary -1973- 2013-

Offices: 12 MAITAMA SULE STREET , SOUTHWEST IKOYI, LAGOS. P. O BOX 4888 MARINA, LAGOS. TEL: 07029170317, 07029170329 E-MAIL: PLOT 107 ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA CRESCENT, WUSE 2, OPP. AP PLAZA/ECOBANK, ABUJA TEL: 09-5239554, FAX: 09-5233085 E-MAIL: WEBSITE: We Warmly rejoice with FMA Architects on occasion of its fortieth Anniversary

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