MOISTURE DAMAGE, A MAJOR CAUSE OF ROAD FAILURE

MOISTURE DAMAGE, A MAJOR CAUSE OF ROAD FAILURE

The Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE) host its 4th Conference and Annual General Meeting. 

The event was officially opened by NIHTE Port-Harcourt Chapter Chairman Engr. Francis Oriakhi with the National Chairman Engr. Oludayo Oluyemi in attendance. According to Engr. Francis, He plans to increase NIHTE visibility and …

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KENYA’S ROOFING QUEEN – IRENE WANJIKU

KENYA’S ROOFING QUEEN – IRENE WANJIKU

Irene Wanjiku, the founder of Rexe Roofing Products Ltd, discusses building her business with Gambeta News

 

In November 2011, REXE Roofing was incorporated after Irene left her job in the construction industry. She is one of the leading icons in East Africa’s roofing business. Big projects like The Hub

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HOW TO PREVENT ROAD FAILURES

HOW TO PREVENT ROAD FAILURES

When you hear the word road failure, the first thing that comes to your mind has to be poor maintenance. The present road failures are mostly seen in Africa due to bad infrastructural development on the continent. Such failures has result to local communities having challenges transporting their goods as

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YOU AND THE OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW

YOU AND THE OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW

Related imageTimes are changing, are you ready for the opportunities of Tomorrow?

The only thing that is constant in life, they say is change. In a world that is ever changing and with the advent of technology that is currently disrupting various industries across the globe; are you ready to weather

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BASIC VEHICLE SAFETY CHECKS IN AFRICA

BASIC VEHICLE SAFETY CHECKS IN AFRICA

We all know that vehicle are machines that transport good, people and cargo, but what most people don’t know is how to care for them. It is vital that we perform basic check on our vehicles daily before it is put into use.

In this article, we would be discussing

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FUNDING AFRICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE GAP

FUNDING AFRICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE GAP

A look at Infrastructure funding gap across Africa and remedies so far.

Key to enabling African economies to make the most of their opportunities is developing infrastructure in the region. Across the continent, new laws are being implemented and alternative sources of infrastructure funding are being sought in order to …

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AFRICA’S YOUNG ENGINEERS ARE RISING

AFRICA’S YOUNG ENGINEERS ARE RISING

Young professional consulting engineers in Africa are gearing up to change the narrative. 

The young professionals of FIDIC GAMA are coming up with lots of interesting ideas to key industry issues. These were the outcome of a pre-conference event titled, leadership and development at the 26th annual FIDIC GAMA 2019

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HOW IS CONCRETE VITAL TO ANY STRUCTURE

HOW IS CONCRETE VITAL TO ANY STRUCTURE

Concrete is one of those priceless materials that can never be ignored during any construction project. It is a material that enhance the strength of your building or your structure. The material is the single most widely used in the world.

Concrete comes from the Latin “concretus” which means to

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HOW TO CREATE A SITE PLAN USING AUTOCAD

HOW TO CREATE A SITE PLAN USING AUTOCAD

When you hear the word survey plan, the first thing that comes to you mind are building, Surveyors but it is much more than that. The plan is a document that measures the boundary of a parcel of land to give an accurate measurement and description of that land.

The …

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STAGES OF FINANCING IN BUSINESS (STARTUPS)

STAGES OF FINANCING IN BUSINESS (STARTUPS)

The Stages of Startup Funding

There are several stages of financing in business. Businesses especially startups raise capital for various levels and types of business operations through series or multiple rounds of financing and funding. These funding rounds or stages includes Pre-seed capital and seed capital, Series A, B, and …

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FIBERTEX GEOTEXTILE BAGS DESLUDGING WASTE WATER

FIBERTEX GEOTEXTILE BAGS DESLUDGING WASTE WATER

Fibertex geotextile bags (geobags) for use in on-site desludging wastewater projects, have advantages over conventional methods, which are often unaffordable to authorities and contractors with limited budgets.

Benefits of using geobags for sludge removal include ease of operation, efficient retention of solids, compliance with environmental regulations and cost optimisation. A

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WASTE TO WEALTH: THE ROLE OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER

WASTE TO WEALTH: THE ROLE OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Waste to Wealth: The role of the mechanical engineer is a lecture delivered at the Investiture ceremony for the incoming chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Port Harcourt Chapter).

Engr. Denis A. A. Dania FNSE MNIMechE is a notable engineer with numerous accolades to his name. More so,

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SIMPLE HSE PROCEDURES FOR TENDER PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION

SIMPLE HSE PROCEDURES FOR TENDER PROCESS IN CONSTRUCTION

HSE PROCEDURES FOR JOB TENDER

We know that all jobs are associated with risk, so it is vital that a good Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) plan is available. The construction industry is prone to many hazards and potential accidents, that is why HSE plan is needed. The Health, Safety, …

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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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