WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF CONCRETE GRADE IN STRUCTURES

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF CONCRETE GRADE IN STRUCTURES

Concrete is a construction material composed of cement, fine aggregate (sand) and coarse aggregate mixed with water. It is a material that starts setting and gradually with increased bonding becomes hard like stone.

Its importance is key because it contributes extensively in buildings, bridges and most infrastructural projects. The material …

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AWARD WINNING SWAHILI GEM APARTMENTS

AWARD WINNING SWAHILI GEM APARTMENTS

The Incredibly beautiful, and award winning Swahili Gem Apartments in Mombasa, Kenya.

The building of Swahili Gem aimed at translating contemporary Swahili into a High-rise structure. The structure is a residential occupancy along the Tudor creek – Mombasa. Tudor creek is also famous for other numerous developments along the coast …

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SIMPLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT QUALITY CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

SIMPLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT QUALITY CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

When you hear the word quality control on construction site, as an engineer your mind will quickly take you to the planning, management, statistic and engineering of the site. But over the years, we have seen that high quality projects are not the primary objective for most clients which are …

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BASIC FACTORS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

BASIC FACTORS AFFECTING INFRASTRUCTURE IN AFRICA

Infrastructure is vital for any economy to grow. It is also essential that for any developing countries to grow, then Infrastructure must be  at the forefront. We all know that Africa has a huge potential but lack or inadequate infrastructure is affecting it.

This inadequate infrastructure remains a major obstacle …

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Consultancy: Challenges of Civil Engineering Firm in Nigeria

Consultancy: Challenges of Civil Engineering Firm in Nigeria

The wealth creation cycle in construction industry revolves around the political climate, economy, government policies, availability of resources, technology, and skilled manpower. Thousands of engineering graduates leave school in Nigeria each year, and the job opportunities are getting leaner by the day. If I may say, this trend is worse …

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Madagascar – Unique Island

Madagascar – Unique Island

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and it is located 400km off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

Madagascar’s s split from the Indian peninsula allowed native plants and animal to evolve in relative isolation. Thereby, making Madagascar a biodiversity hotspot. In other words, …

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Independence Day in Mozambique

Independence Day in Mozambique

TODAY is Independence Day in Mozambique, celebrating its independence from Portugal on June 25, 1975.

After over four centuries of Portuguese rule, they gained independence in 1975, becoming the People’s Republic of Mozambique shortly thereafter.

Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa. The official name of the country is the …

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SIMPLE TIPS TO KNOW DURING CONCRETE CURING

SIMPLE TIPS TO KNOW DURING CONCRETE CURING

Concrete is one of the most important element in any construction process. It deals with adding fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time.

Concrete curing is a process whereby concrete are secure from loss of moisture and kept in a reasonable temperature range. …

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24 YEARS UGANDAN WINS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ENGINEERING INNOVATION.

24 YEARS UGANDAN WINS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ENGINEERING INNOVATION.

24 years old Brian Gitta wins award for innovative engineering, also the first Ugandan to win such award. 

 

Brian Gitta,  became the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The award  is for his invention of  a device which tests malaria without drawing blood. According …

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WHY YOUNG ENGINEERS NEED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILL

WHY YOUNG ENGINEERS NEED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILL

Young engineers in the industry some times find it hard at the beginning. But it is important they realize and try to develop themselves. It can be in the area of doing more research, network with their peers and getting a good mentor.

In this article, we would be discussing …

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WHY FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30 IS INSPIRING YOUNG AFRICANS

WHY FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30 IS INSPIRING YOUNG AFRICANS

Forbes release list of Africa 30 under 30 young African entrepreneurs. 

In Africa, Youth often see themselves as tools that will never grow due to the mindset that was pass down from generation. They have the passion to excel but are still having the same small mindset. I sometime believe …

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