The Developer's Digest, End of Year Issue 2015

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FROM THE SECRETARIAT

WELCOME READERS TO THE END OF YEAR

ISSUE OF THE DEVELOPER’S DIGEST!

It is hard to imagine that just like that,

2015 has come to an end, isn’t it? I

however do not have any regrets as far

as achieving goals and I think that as

KPDA, we are proud to have achieved

certain milestones this year. The first

feather in our cap is that we have now

grown to 94 members! We began this

year with 37 members and now boast

having almost tripled that number. We

are humbled by the interest in KPDA and

promise to continue to deliver and grow

our numbers even more.

Another feather in our cap is the feting

of two of our members in the prestigious

Africa and Arabia Property Awards

Summit 2015 recently held in Dubai.

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Congratulations to KPDA Corporate

Members Century City Property Kenya

and Bahati Ridge Development Ltd

for being recognized and earning

such accolades. Century City Property

Kenya was awarded for having the

Best Residential Property for its Palm

Valley Project whereas Bahati Ridge

Development Ltd was awarded Best

Mixed Use Development for its Bahati

Ridge development. Hongera to you!!

In this issue, we have highlighted all

KPDA events organized this year as well

as key partner events that we took part

in such as the Presidential Roundtable

Meetings organized by our partner

KEPSA.

Our Focus on Policy article in this issue

is authored by Ibrahim Mwathane, a

surveyor by profession and an expert in

land administration and management

in Kenya. Ibrahim is also the Chairman of

the Land Development and Governance

Institute (a partner of KPDA) and I can

assure you that his article will make for a

very informative read.

As always, we acknowledge our newest

members in every issue of our newsletter

and if you read through this issue, you

will see the newest additions to our

KPDA family.

As we progress as an Association

it is our intention to get even

more tucked into policy

advocacy on issues pertinent

in our industry. The work

currently carried out by our

Public Policy and Advocacy

Committee is intended to

improve your business

environment and improve

public and private

sector engagement on

matters building and

construction in Kenya.

I encourage our members to consider

becoming more active in KPDA and

joining any one of our committees.

Please feel free to contact the secretariat

for more details on how you can serve

your Association.

‘Coming together is a beginning; keeping

together is progress; working together

is success.’ This a quote from Henry

Ford, founder of famous automotive

company Ford Motor Company. In this

issue, we profile the people behind

KPDA’s success this year, our Board of

Directors and our committee members.

I would like to extend a sincere gratitude

to all our sponsors and partners, without

whom, we would not have achieved the

goals we did this year. We have enclosed

a special appreciation message for you

in this issue.

When one of us achieves a milestone,

as a family, we all do. KPDA is proud to

congratulate Housing Finance Group

on celebrating 50 years this year. That is

no mean feat and we are proud to have

HF Development and Investment Ltd as

Premium KPDA Members.

Finally, and as always, we look forward

to hearing from you whether it is on

matters of how KPDA can improve on

achieving its mandates or thanking

us for opportunities we have made

possible to you. Get in touch with us

and give us your feedback on how we

can better serve you. You can reach us

through our telephone numbers 0737

530 290 or 0705 277 787 or through my

email admin@kpda.or.ke.

“Cheers to a new year and another

chance for us to get it right” Happy

Holidays!

Elizabeth

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Advocacy that champions the interests of the

industry to both the public sector and the wider

private sector to ensure a better business

environment for the property industry;

Information on the latest issues affecting the

industry, via regular publications, newsletters,

media reports and research;

Networking events, putting members in touch with

industry leaders and potential clients;

Networking events, putting members in touch with

industry leaders and potential clients;

Marketing opportunities for member companies

with discounts offered to various advertising

platforms;

Discounted rate at both KPDA events and events

organized by international and regional

organizations in the building and construction

industry;

Access to emerging markets and exposure to joint

venture opportunities.

While KPDA membership is open only to

companies, the benefits of membership extend to

all staff in member companies.

For more information, kindly contact

our KPDA secretariat on

0737 530 290 or 0705 277 787 or

by Email: admin@kpda.or.ke.

The Kenya Property Developers Association was established in Nairobi in 2006

as the representative body of the residential, commercial and industrial

property development sector in Kenya. It is an emerging Business Member

Organisation which works in proactive partnership with policy-makers,

financiers and citizens to ensure that the property development industry

grows rapidly but in an organized, efficient, economical and ethical manner.

Our current membership stands at 85 members.

The Association’s strategic objectives include working with the Government

and other stakeholders to promote policies that stimulate the property sector;

contributing to excellence in building through promotion of world-class

ethical standards and educational programs; compiling focused research and

analysis to inform investment decisions, policy analysis and public education;

developing new financing mechanisms to help low and middle income

Kenyan families own homes; providing a forum where property investors can

share expertise and build business contacts; and harmonising development

activities with citizen concerns, like neighbourhood associations and

environmental preservation groups.

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P. O. Box 76154 – 00508 Nairobi, Kenya

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2. Assa Abloy EA Limited

3. Bamburi Cement Limited

4. Capital Markets Authority

5. Chloride Exide Limited

6. Coulson Harney Advocates

7. Crown Paints Kenya Limited

8. Cytonn Real Estate

9. East Africa Security Options

10. Grome Marketing (Cyprus) Ltd

11. Housing Finance Foundation

12. Izon Future Systems Limited

13. PG Bison Kenya Limited

14. Kenya Association of

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15. Kenya Green Building Society

16. Kenya Institute for Public Policy

Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

17. Kenya Power and Lighting

Company Limited

18. Kenya Private Sector Alliance

19. Kenya Revenue Authority

20. Land Development and

Governance Institute

21. UN Habitat – Urban Energy Unit

22. Mabati Rolling Mills Limited

23. Ministry of Land, Housing and

Urban Development

24. Mohammed Muigia Advocates

25. National Construction Authority

26. Nairobi County Council

27. Nairobi Securities Exchange

28. PKF Taxation Services Limited

29. STANLIB Kenya

30. Steel Advanced Building System Ltd

31. Suraya Property Group Ltd

32. Upperhill District Association

33. Viva Africa Consulting

34. The Business Advocacy Fund

35. The Finder

36. The Ministry of Energy and

Petroleum

37. Totally Concrete East Africa 2015

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FOCUS ON POLICY

Ibrahim Mwathane is a licensed surveyor and a past Chair of the Institution of

Surveyors of Kenya (mwathane@landsca.co.ke)

Twitter: @mwathane

Blog: www.ibrahimmwathane.com

MAINTAIN PROPERTY BEACONS TO AVOID

SIMPLE BUT EXPENSIVE BOUNDARY DISPUTES!

BOUNDARIES AND DISPUTES

They say “good boundaries make good

neighbours”. Where boundaries get lost,

disputes could occur. Boundary disputes

take time and money to resolve. And

they adversely impact all the affected.

In worst case scenarios, they occasion

violence and loss of lives.

One of my most painful experiences as

I provide professional support to both

property developers and purchasers is

the encounter with simple and avoidable

boundary disputes. I have seen such

boundary disputes defeat property sales

and stall property development.

In an instance in Westlands, Nairobi, a

property buyer interested in buying

some residential property in a

pristine zone pulled out when survey

measurements revealed some half meter

encroachment into a neighbouring

property. This was going to be intricate

to resolve since key facilities to the

main residential unit were affected. The

prospective buyer politely pulled out.

It can get worse. In one of the major

urban areas, I am currently involved

in helping to resolve a dispute where

thirteen developers within a row of

plots have all suffered systematic

encroachment by existing buildings

from the first to the last plot.

Some with a shift of as much as five meters

off the correct boundary! The systematic

error was discovered following a dispute

between two neighbours who took

their disagreement to court after they

couldn’t amicably agree.

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The measurements done following a

court order which required that survey

measurements be done around the

entire row of plots have now sucked in

all the other eleven property owners.

Every developer within the row has

breached the legal boundary.

The solution remains elusive. If the

correct/legal property boundaries have

to be respected, most developers will

have to demolish complete wings to

residential or commercial units! Else

they have to negotiate difficult give

and take agreements. Either way, each

of the owners will incur major loses for

encroachment that was avoidable.

There are numerous other incidents

I have encountered that inform big

loses but these two help to illustrate

how developments erected outside

the correct property boundaries could

turn out to undermine millions or

billions worth of investments long after

contractors have moved off-site.

So how can developers and purchasers

ensure that developments and

properties of interest are kept within

legal boundaries hence avoid expensive

lawsuits and/or loses later?

1. ‘’General” And ‘’Precise” Boundaries

In my routine work as a cadastral surveyor

in Kenya, I have observed that most

boundary disputes are recorded in zones

registered under “general” boundaries,

provided for under the repealed

Registered Land Act and now supported

under the new Land Registration Act.

Properties registered under general

boundaries are predominantly found in

former trust land areas where rights to

individual ownership were determined

through adjudication processes before

titles were issued. The boundaries

are supposed to be marked by visible

physical features such as hedges, fences

or any other suitable physical feature

that can withstand the vagaries of

the weather and human activities. In

cases like these, the physical feature

is paramount and the actual position

of the ‘’general’’ boundary within the

width of the defining physical feature is

indeterminate. Such boundaries require

strict maintenance and can be hard to reestablish

if defaced or totally lost since

they are not based on a mathematical

record.

Such boundaries are contrasted with

“precise” or ‘’fixed’’ boundaries, to be

found in areas which were accurately

surveyed and marked with corner

beacons as land was allocated or

subdivided and registered under the

repealed Government Lands Act, the

repealed Registration of Titles Act or

even the repealed Registered Act in

some cases.

Most properties in our Urban centers,

whether registered under the repealed

Registered Land, Registration of Titles

or Government Land Acts are under

‘’precise’’ of ‘’fixed’’ boundaries.

These boundaries are based on a

mathematical record and can be easily

re-established by a competent surveyor

at any time if lost. Since it is in Urban

areas where development, buying and

selling of property is rapid, I will focus

this discussion on “precise” or “fixed”

boundaries. Should opportunity allow,

issues relating to “general” boundaries

can be discussed separately in a

subsequent write up!

2. Managing “Precise” Or “Fixed”

Boundaries

“Precise” or “fixed” boundaries under

the repealed Registered Land Act, the

repealed Registration of Titles Act, the

repealed Government Land Act and the

new Land Registration Act is used to

refer to boundaries defined by accurate

survey, with the procedures and

accuracies stipulated under the Survey

Act Cap 300.

These are boundaries surveyed to high

mathematical accuracies and where in

dispute, are determined through precise

survey measurements by licensed

surveyors.

In the supporting surveys, corners of

properties are mathematically defined.

They are subsequently marked by

corner beacons placed to high precision

and the relevant records submitted

and maintained in the records office in

Survey of Kenya.

The boundary between any two

beacons is defined by the straight line

of infinitesimal thickness connecting

the two. Where lost, such beacons

and boundaries can therefore

be easily re-established through

survey measurements. Such survey

measurements are the final authority on

the position of such boundaries.

Where disputed, land Registrars and

courts will usually adopt determinations

through a licensed surveyor’s field

results/evidence.

3.1 How to avoid simple

encroachments and disputes

So how can one avoid simple disputes

in cases on these kinds of boundaries?

On the purchase of such properties,

landowners or developers must ensure

that the boundary beacons have been

correctly pointed out to them by a

qualified surveyor. A developer must

not seize a site until this simple task has

been ensured.

Many developments have ended up

encroaching on neighbouring properties

just because the contractors or foremen

on site decide to use their naked eyes to

extrapolate and pull measurements and

directions from surrounding features

or walls. In cases like these, any survey

errors from the existing properties will

be easily transferred onto the new one,

something easily avoidable.

3.2 Who is a qualified title surveyor

under the law?

And who is a qualified surveyor for

matters of title or property surveys? A

qualified surveyor on matters of title

or property survey is defined under

the Survey Act to be “a Government

surveyor or a licensed surveyor”.

Licensed surveyors do also have

registered assistants authorized to work

under their supervision. Anyone outside

this is not permitted to undertake

title surveys under the Survey Act

and therefore would not be able to

table evidence in a court of law where

necessary.

Adopted from: http://www.geomeasuresurveyors.co.ke/company-profile/ : Please verify the registration status of the surveyors you wish to engage!

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For instance, results from a government

surveyor who undertakes to establish

a boundary privately for his personal

benefit without the instructions of

the Director of Surveys will not be

able to table such results for judicial

determination.

He cannot file a formal report for dispute

resolution under the existing laws.

But if he does so while implementing

instructions formally delegated to him

by the Director of Surveys, then his

results would be acceptable for judicial

use in dispute determination.

In addition, the Survey Act does not

recognize boundary determinations

or results from unlicensed private

surveyors, whatever their levels of

academic qualification.

Many developers and property

purchasers have not been able to make

the above distinction and are left rather

confused when surveyors they use

for boundary determination become

evasive and refuse to write/file reports

or attend court to present findings.

Property owners therefore need

to always bear the distinction in

mind whenever they need property

disputes resolved. They could check

the registration status of the surveyors

they wish to engage for boundary

determination with the Institution of

Surveyors of Kenya, the Director of

Surveys or the Land Surveyors Board.

NEED TO PROTECT AND

CONSTRUCT WITHIN

BOUNDARIES ONCE SHOWN

BEACONS

4.1 Developers

It is rampant practice to find developers

uprooting corner beacons during

construction. This is wrong and illegal

and subjects property owners to multiple

payments once such boundaries get

lost. Developers are advised to protect

and not remove boundary beacons

once pointed out. They should also

ensure that any buildings are set within

the property boundaries. Perimeter

fences to properties must be kept

within the straight line between the

boundary beacons to avoid disputes

and destruction by neighbours unless

where two neighbours have agreed to

erect and respect a common perimeter

wall running through the center of

the straight line between the corner

beacons.

So if you enjoy ‘’precise’’

or ‘’fixed’’ boundaries

and have to maintain,

fence or develop your

property, please ensure

that you do not uproot

corner beacons and keep

your fence and walls

within the straight line

connecting such corner

beacons. Where they

get lost, or if you are a

prospective property

owner entering into

a purchase, seek the

services of a licensed

surveyor to re-establish.

This way, you will avoid

disputes and enjoy the

peaceful ownership and/

or occupation of your

valued property.

Even in such circumstances, the corner

beacons should be respected and left

in position. And where road reserves

front perimeter boundaries, it is irregular

and unwise for developers to extend

valuable developments outside the

formal boundaries since any bundle

of property rights outside the legal

boundaries cannot be offered for sale,

lease or mortgage. Moreover, urban and

road authorities will always demolish

such offending parts of buildings

once their attention is drawn to the

encroachment.

4.2 Property purchasers

Purchasers of new properties should, in

their initial due diligence, get a licensed

surveyor to undertake a quick site survey

to confirm that the property offered

for sale in indeed correctly identified

and that it does not encroach into

neighbouring ones or offend existing

road reserves or enforceable easements.

Failure to do this could see one

challenged for liability in the event that

future surveys reveal encroachments.

New property owners will usually

be quite disadvantaged negotiating

burdens of encroachments by or into

neighbouring properties after purchase.

DESTROYING BOUNDARY

BEACONS IS AN OFFENCE

Once shown beacons, developers and

property owners should take proactive

measures to protect them. Besides the

fact that it is expensive to get them

re-established if lost, it is a punishable

offence under the Survey Act and the

Land Registration Act to, unless so

authorized, remove, destroy, displace or

alter the position of survey marks and/

or boundaries. Knowing and protecting

corner beacons is a sure way to avoiding

simple but expensive disputes on urban

property boundaries.

So if you enjoy ‘’precise’’ or ‘’fixed’’

boundaries and have to maintain, fence

or develop your property, please ensure

that you do not uproot corner beacons

and keep your fence and walls within

the straight line connecting such corner

beacons.

Where they get lost, or if you are a

prospective property owner entering

into a purchase, seek the services of

a licensed surveyor to re-establish.

This way, you will avoid disputes and

enjoy the peaceful ownership and/or

occupation of your valued property.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hamish Govani, Chairman

Emma Achoki, Treasurer

Hamish is the Executive Director

of Lantana Homes. He holds

a Bachelors Degree in Civil

Engineering, ACGI and a Masters

in Business Administration.

Hamish has diverse experience in

real estate development and has

overseen several construction

projects in the country.

Emma Achoki is the Managing

Director of Oakpark Properties

Ltd. She holds a Bachelor

of Commerce Degree from

Kenyatta University and a

Masters in International Business

Administration from the United

States International University.

She has previously worked with

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

in Kenya and Tanzania for 13

years. She is a Certificed Public

Accountant (CPA-K) and also

passed Level One of the Certified

Financial Analyst (CFA).

Margaret Kibe, Board Director

Margaret is the Managing

Director at Bahati Ridge

Development Ltd. She has nearly

twenty years of experience in

consulting, production, logistics

and event management services.

Her primary areas of focus are

in real estate development

and property management.

Margaret holds a Post Graduate

Certificate in Film, Television and

Digital Entertainment and a BSc.

In Accounting with Honours.

Mucai Kunyiha, Vice-Chairman

Mucai Kunyiha is an LL.B (Hons.)

graduate of the University of Wales,

Cardiff and an advocate of the High

Court of Kenya. He also holds an

MBA from Ashridge, UK. Mucai is

the General Manager of Coopers

K-Brands Ltd, an animal health

company in East and Central Africa.

He is also the Managing Director

of Kzanaka Ltd, a Kenyan property

development firm.

Gikonyo Gitonga, Board Director

Gikonyo is the Managing Director

at Axis Real Estate Ltd. He is a highly

experienced and qualified Real

Estate professional services expert

and holds an MSc (Econs) in Urban

Development Planning from the

University of London and a BA (Land

Economics) from the University of

Nairobi. He is a full member of The

Institution of Surveyors of Kenya

(Valuation & Estate Agents Chapter)

and is a Registered Estate Agent.

Palkesh Shah, Secretary

Palkesh Shah holds a Bachelor

of Science Degree in Business

Management from New Hampshire

College. He has headed operations

in Spin Knit Dairy Limited, Sakiza

Spinning Limited, and GlobalN

Paper Products Limited and is also an

active Director at Chigwell Holdings.

Palkesh has held various leadership

positions in social organizations

including Shah Lalji Nangpar

Academy, Oshwal Academy and is

a founding member of the Africa

Leadership Initiative - East Africa

Foundation. He has also been

Captain at Sigona Golf Club.

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THE COMMITTED STEERERS OF KPDA

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ken Luusa, Board Director

Mwenda Thuranira, Board Director

As Chairman of Myspace Group of

Companies, a property development

and consultancy firm based in Mombasa,

Kenya, Mwenda has pioneered the

expansion of the building industry in the

Mombasa area He is a graduate of both

THE SECRETARIAT

Elizabeth Mwangi-Oluoch,

Chief Executive Officer

Nellys Adhiambo Oneya,

Finance and Administrative Assistant

Nellys holds a Bachelor of Commerce

in Finance and is a CPA (K). She has

worked as an intern at KPDA before

Ken graduated from the University of

Aberdeen, (Scotland) with a Bachelors

Degree in Land Economics in 1990. He

joined a leading International firm of

Chartered Surveyors and worked in the

property management department of

the firm’s Aberdeen Office where he was

responsible for the firm’s client portfolio in

the North East of Scotland. Prior to joining

the University of Dallas, Texas with a

major in Business Administration and the

Kenya Utalii College, where he studied

Tourism and Travel Management.

Elizabeth holds a Post Graduate Certificate

in Project Management and a Bachelor of

Arts in Human Resource Management from

Kenyatta University. She has over seven

years’ experience working with professional

business membership associations.

Elizabeth has previously worked with

being confirmed as a permanent staff

member. Her core areas of interest are in

accounting and finance.

Acorn Group, he was the Regional Chief

Executive Officer of Property Development

and Management Ltd (PDM), an Aga Khan

Development Network Company where

he was responsible for managing and

developing the organization’s commercial

property portfolio in East Africa. He is the

Executive Director of Acorn Group Ltd.

the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of

Kenya and the Association of Professional

Societies in East Africa. Her core areas of

interest are in programmes management,

advocacy and policy reforms.

THE COMMITTEES

PUBLIC POLICY AND

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee provides

strategic advice, counsel, and options to the Board of

Directors.

Mandates:

1. Ensures that KPDA is responsive and advocates

for the needs of the industry;

2. Keeps up with current and emerging public policy

issues impacting the property development

industry;

3. Ensures that KPDA is responsive and advocates

for the needs of the society in terms of providing

sustainable development and robust, industry

professionals;

4. Explore areas of advancing the profession within

public policy arenas, including but not limited to

legislative and regulatory venues.

Committee Convenor:

Mucai Kunyiha

Members:

• Palkesh Shah (Chigwell Holdings Limited)

• Ravi Kohli (Karibu Homes)

• Aliyah Padamshi (Anjarwalla and Khanna

Advocates)

• Harminder Chana (AMS Properties Limited)

• Anne Muchiri (Rozana Properties Limited)

• Sam Mwaura (Kitusuru Country Villas Limited)

KPDA wishes to welcome our newest members:

• Kitusuru Country Villas Limited

• Geokarma Construction Limited

• Property Link Africa Limited

• Nanchang Foreign Engineering Company Limited

• Pioneer Holdings (Africa) Limited

• RealTrak Solutions

KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

THE COMMITTED STEERERS OF KPDA

Welcome to the KPDA Family!

Membership and Outreach

Committee

The Membership and Outreach Committee works to support

the Secretariat with maintaining active members as well as

increasing membership numbers.

Mandates:

1. Actively identifying and contacting potential members;

2. Encouraging active membership through the

participation of KPDA Annual General Meeting,

fundraising events and social or networking events.

Members will also be encouraged to participate in event

hosted by KPDA partners;

3. Organize ongoing education programs that improve

knowledge and skills and help in the delivery of more

professional standards in the industry;

4. Provide a platform for industry graduates to get exposure

to the industry and facilitate symmetry between academic

qualification and property professional competency;

5. Plan and execute an annual list of activities that direct

translate to membership value;

6. Establish and maintain regional contacts;

7. Conduct a focused membership drive every three (3)

years to increase organizational membership.

Committee Convenor:

Ken Luusa

Members:

• Mwenda Thuranira (MySpace Properties Limited)

• George Wachiuri (Optiven Limited)

• Palkesh Shah (Chigwell Holdings Limited)

• Margaret Kibe (Bahati Ridge Development Limited)

• Caroline Karugu (Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates)

• Gikonyo Gitonga (Axis Real Estate Limited)

• Steve Kivuva (Acorn Group Limited)

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EVENTS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

DATE LOCATION EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, 17 TH

FEBRUARY 2016 Nairobi Serena Hotel NEMA CEO Breakfast Forum (7.00am – 9.30am)

FRIDAY, 26 TH

FEBRUARY 2016

WEDNESDAY, 16 TH

MARCH 2015

FRIDAY, 1 ST

APRIL 2016

FRIDAY, 1 ST

APRIL 2016

FRIDAY, 29 TH

APRIL 2016

TUESDAY, 11 TH

MAY 2016

TUESDAY, 28 TH

JUNE 2016

THURSDAY, 30 TH

JUNE 2016

TUESDAY, 26 TH

JULY 2016

TUESDAY, 23 RD

AUGUST 2016

FRIDAY, 9 TH

SEPTEMBER 2016

TUESDAY, 27 TH

SEPTEMBER 2016

FRIDAY, 28 TH

OCTOBER 2016

FRIDAY, 28 TH

OCTOBER 2016

FRIDAY, 25 TH

NOVEMBER 2016

FRIDAY, 2 ND

DECEMBER 2016

Nairobi

Nairobi

Goan Gymkhana Nairobi

Nairobi

Nairobi

Serena Hotel

Nairobi

Serena Hotel

Nairobi

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Goan Gymkhana Club,

Parklands

Nairobi Serena

Hotel

Nairobi

Nairobi

Goan Gymkhana Club,

Parklands

Nairobi

10 TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2016

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

January – February 2016: Issue 01,2016

KPDA Members Welcoming

Cocktail (6.00pm to 9.00pm)

KPDA Annual General Meeting

(5.00pm – 6.30pm)

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

March – April 2016: Issue 02, 2015

KPLC Lunch and Learn Members’ Only

Meeting (12.00noon – 2.30pm)

CEO Breakfast Forum

(7.00am – 9.30am)

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

May – June 2016: Issue 03,2015

Proposed KPDA Affordable Housing

Seminar and Site Visit (8.00am – 4.00pm)

Leads and Needs Meeting

(12.00noon – 2.30pm)

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

July - August 2016: Issue 04, 2016

Leads and Needs

Members Meeting

KPDA Corporate Networking

Koroga Event (6.30pm onwards)

KPDA Property Awards

(6.00pm – 10.30pm

KPDA Koroga (6.30pm onwards)

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

September - October 2016: Issue 04, 2016

End of Year KPDA Corporate

Networking Koroga Event

(6.30pm onwards)

Release of KPDA E-Newsletter

November - December 2016

Issue 06, 2016

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EVENTS

EVENTS CALENDAR

10 TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2016

WHY PARTNER WITH US?

Attendance at our events ranges from between 60 and 150 participants drawn from both our membership and none

members who are our partners.

All our events are professional managed, well organized with industry experience and a proven platform for

engagement.

Expert content and speakers from both the industry and its stakeholder organizations.

Opportunity for networking with like-minded building and construction professionals.

Provision for an excellent business development platform for your company to receive exposure.

Further exposure for your brand through the various media channels.

Access to information that will bridge the gap between your company and the rest of Kenya.

SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES AND BENEFITS

PLATINUM: KSHS. 500, 000 (1 Company Only)

BENEFITS:

1. Event Brochure: Your organization’s name will appear in all brochures (if produced).

2. Newspaper Advertisements: Your organization will get prominent sponsor name recognition in all event press releases if

published.

3. Event Program & Announcement: Your organization’s name will be listed in the event’s program and will be recognized as

a sponsor.

4. Complimentary Advertisements:

- KPDA Website: Your organization’s name will be listed on the KPDA website as a sponsor for the period of one (1) year

- Complimentary advertisement in one issue of the KPDA E-Newsletter

The opportunity to include literature at the event and get two (2) tables to display your organization’s products

Branding within and outside the room

Opportunity for a presentation

Complimentary attendance of six (6) staff representatives

GOLD: KSHS. 350, 000 (2 Companies Only)

BENEFITS:

1. Complimentary KPDA Website Advertisements: Your organization’s name will be listed on the KPDA website as an event

sponsor for the period of marketing the event.

2. Event Announcement: Your organization will be recognized as a sponsor.

3. Complimentary attendance of three (3) staff representatives.

4. Branding within and outside the room.

5. Opportunity for a presentation.

6. One table to display products.

SILVER: KSHS. 200, 000 (3 Companies Only)

BENEFITS:

1. Complimentary Website Advertisements: Your organization’s name will be listed on the KPDA website as an event

sponsor for the period of marketing the event

2. Branding within and outside the room

3. Opportunity for a presentation

4. Complimentary attendance of two (2) staff representatives

BRONZE: Kshs. 100, 000

BENEFITS:

1. Branding outside the room

2. Mention as a sponsor

3. Complimentary attendance of one (1) staff representative

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OVERVIEW ON KPDA ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2015 OVERVIEW ON KPDA ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2015

END OF YEAR NETWORKING KOROGA EVENT,

20 TH NOVEMBER 2015

Held at the Goan Gymkhana Club,

the 3rd Koroga Event of the year was

quite a success. The event had over

120 guests and those in attendance

participated in a Koroga spearheaded

bvy Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd

and a raffle prize.

KPDA would like to thank our

event sponsor, Mabati Rolling Mills

Ltd for helping us conclude the

year on a very high note!

Photography by Oscar Matasi

www.oskavybzphotography.blogspot.co.ke

Telephone: 0715 166 845

CEO MORNING LEARNING SESSION,

13 TH OCTOBER 2015

KPDA held its seventh event this year on

Tuesday 13th October 2015. The CEO

Morning Learning Session which was

hosted at the Intercontinental Nairobi

was attended by one hundred and four

(104) participants drawn from the larger

building and construction industry in

Kenya.

Representatives from companies such as

the International Financial Corporation,

the World Bank, and Property Link

Africa amongst many other companies

felt that the theme ‘Streamlining Land

Processes and Property Development

in Kenya’ was a relevant and trending

current issue.

THEME: ‘Streamlining Land Processes and

Property Development in Kenya’

The meeting was graced by the Acting

Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of

Land, Housing and Urban Development,

Dr. Fred Matiang’i, as well as his Principal

Secretary, Arch. Mariamu El Maawy.

Other speakers at the event were:

• Ibrahim Mwathane – Chairman,

Land Development and

Governance Institute

• Eng. Maurice Akech – General

Manager for Research, Business

Development and Capacity

Building, National Construction

Authority

• Amyn Mussa – Partner, Anjarwalla

& Khanna Advocates

• Mona K. Doshi – Partner,

Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates

• Andrew Waititu - Managing

Director, SAP Eastern Africa - Izon

Future Systems Ltd

• Harry Njagi – Head of Marketing –

Roofing, Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd

In his speech, the CS commended KPDA

on organizing the event and recognized

the positive move for reforms in the

sector to ensure that our economy does

not collapse.

‘No one has a monopoly of knowledge

with regards to the Kenyan land sector

and, I honestly believe we need to move

Actg. CS, Ministry of Land, Housing and

Urban Development, Dr. Fred Matiang’i

forward. Kenya’s land sector has the worst

form of corruption and racketeering in

the management of public resources. The

devil answers his extension at the Kenyan

Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban

Development.’

Subsequently, the event showed

evidence of the grave need for the public

sector to work closely with the private

sector and other relevant agencies and

authorities to ease business processes in

the real estate industry.

We would like to offer our special

thanks to our event sponsors:

• Mabati Rolling Mills Limited

• Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates

• Izon Future Systems Limited

Photography by Studio 90z

www.studio90z.co.ke

Telephone: 0721 823 997

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CEO BREAKFAST FORUM, TUESDAY,

25 TH AUGUST 2015

THEME: ‘Infrastructure in Property

Development; Achieving Vision 2030’

LDGI AUDIT OF THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM

LAND HOLDING ACREAGE BILL, 2015

On Tuesday, 25th August 2015 KPDA held

a CEO Breakfast Forum at the Nairobi

Serena Hotel, the fourth of its kind to be

held in 2015. The forum was attended

by almost ninety (90) individuals in

positions of senior management who are

key sector players, including private and

public developers, real estate managers,

manufacturers as well as representatives

from regulatory authorities.

The event was opened by Eng.

Mwamzali Shiribwa, Senior Principal

Superintending Engineer of the Ministry

of Energy and Petroleum. Eng. Shiribwa

was representing the Principal Secretary

who was unavailable to come and open

the event.

THE PANEL

• Dr. Ben Chumo, Managing Director

of the Kenya Power and Lighting

Company Ltd

• Elizabeth Chege, Chairperson of

the Kenya Green Building Society

• Ruth Maina, Project Manager

– Urban Energy Unit of the UN

Habitat

We would like to express our sincerest

thanks to all who attended this forum;

the speakers, panelists, the guests as well

as our lovely MC, Anne Muchiri. Together

we had a very successful forum!

Special Thanks to All Our Events

Sponsors:

• Kenya Power and Lighting

Company

• Bamburi Cement Limited

• Chloride Exide Limited

• Mabati Rolling Mills Limited

• Rexe Roofing Products Limited

Above: Eng. Shiribwa delivering the key note address.

Below Left: The event was also attended by the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Land, Housing

and Urban Development, Arch. M. El Maawy.

Below right: Dr. Ben Chumo, Managing Director of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited. The Team who attended the Experts’ Forum to review the Maximum and Minimum Land Holding Acreage Bill, 2015.

Land Development and Governance

Institute remains committed to its

vision of promoting the application

of appropriate policies, laws and

management practices.

In line with this, the Institute held an

Experts’ Forum to review the Maximum

and Minimum Land Holding Acreage

Bill, 2015 with regard to possible areas

of conflict and accordance to the

Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

The forum took place on Thursday 23rd

July 2015 and KPDA was in attendance

with various stakeholders in the land

sector.

The comments issued by the

stakeholders pointed to inconsistencies

within the provisions of the bill and a

general feel that the bill was hurriedly

drafted in an effort to ensure enactment

within the timeline provided in the Fifth

Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya

(five years).

The bill undermines private ownership

of property as a constitutional right.

Private land constitutes approx. 20%

of land in Kenya. The overall provisions

of the bill appear to give more focus

to individuals rather than land use as a

means for determining land sizes.

Other comments by stakeholders was

that the bill was drafted without public

input as required in the Constitution of

Kenya, 2010.

The bill undermines foreign direct

investment by the provision on

ownership of land (Section 22 (4) of

the bill), and appears discriminatory

by referring to ‘person’ and meaning

citizens only, excluding foreigners. No

rationale is provided for the time frame

for the cabinet secretary to do a scientific

study in 8- 12 years (Section 7 of the bill).

The period is particularly short for

developers in the real estate sector as

it often takes a longer period of time

for them to realise returns on their

investments on land.

This provision undermines security of

tenure and investors may not have had

time to recoup their gains. The bill has

not put into consideration historical

injustices and may introduce more

conflict in such areas.

A more detailed report on this forum is

available from the KPDA secretariat.

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CEO MORNING LEARNING

SESSION, 7 TH JULY 2015

THEME: ‘The Review of the Proposed

Amendments to the Sectional Properties

Act 1987 and Proposed Shared

Communities Act 2014’

CORPORATE

NETWORKING

KOROGA EVENT,

FRIDAY 19 TH JUNE 2015

CEO BREAKFAST

FORUM, 26 TH MAY 2015

THEME: ‘The Prospects of

REITS in Kenya’

From Left to Right: Regina K. Anyika - Company Secretary and Head of Legal Housing Finance Company

of Kenya Limited; Aliya Padamshi - Principal Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates; Caroline

Karugu - Principal Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates; Mick Murphy - Tax Partner, Viva Africa

Consulting LLP; Peter Muraya – CEO and Founder Suraya Property Group Limited.

The Association held its first CEO

Morning Learning Session on Tuesday,

7th July 2015 at the Nairobi Serena

Hotel from 7.30am to 11.00am. The

event was well attended with over 60

participants who represented the real

estate development industry players.

The proposed regulations have been

drafted by key industry stakeholders

and intend to cut the time and the

process required to register individual

units so that buyers can have their

new homes charged as collateral in the

shortest time possible. The proposals

will soon be presented to the Ministry of

Land, Housing and Urban Development

before being presented to Parliament

for debate.

Panelists:

• Caroline Karugu, Principal

Associate - Anjarwalla & Khanna

Advocates

• Aliya Padamshi, Senior Associate -

Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates

• Ms. Regina Anyika, Company

Secretary and Head of Legal -

Housing Finance

• Mick Murphy, Partner – Viva Africa

Consulting

Special Thanks

We would like to offer our special thanks

to our event sponsors:

• Suraya Property Group Limited

• Housing Finance Foundation

Ms Ann Muchiri a KPDA Founder Member

giving the vote of thanks.

On Friday, 19th June 2015, over 110 KPDA members,

partners and friends were treating to an informal evening

of interaction during the Corporate Networking Koroga

Event. The event that was held at the Goan Gymkhana

Club in Parklands, Nairobi also featured a ‘Koroga Cooking

Competition’ whose winners were:

• Winner of the Best Starter Meal

Chicken Wings

Housing Finance Foundation,

Head Chef; Kevin Doyle

• Winner of the Best Main Meal

Mutton Rogangosh

Acorn Group Limited,

Head Chef; Tito Oduk

The meals were excellently done, the company was even

better and the evening a complete success.

Special Thanks

We would like to offer our special thanks to our event

sponsors: Crown Paints Kenya Ltd

Thank you to all of you who made it happen!

Left - Top to Bottom: 1. Acorn Group Ltd Cooking Team get down to it!

2. Head Chef of the Housing Finance Foundation Team, Kevin Doyle

whips up some delicious chicken wings!

3. Abhijit Roy - General Manager, Crown Paints K Limited, the event’s

title sponsors makes his presentation.

4. Winner of the Best Starter Meal, Housing Finance Foundation

represented by their Head Chef, Kevin Doyle.

Below: Winner of the Starter Menu, Acorn Group Ltd representative Tito

Oduk - right - receives the team’s prize from Hamish, KPDA Chairman.

Key Note Speaker, Mr Geoffrey Odundo (Chief Executive, Nairobi Securities

Exchange) delivers his address.

KPDA held a CEO Breakfast Forum on Tuesday, 26th May 2015 to

discuss the future of REITs in Kenya at the Nairobi Serena Hotel,

Nairobi. The event was well attended by over 100 developers

and other stakeholders in the real estate industry. KPDA was

honoured to have Mr Geoffrey Odundo (the Chief Executive of

the Nairobi Securities Exchange) as the key note speaker and

have him officially open the event.

The presentation on REITs was made by Mr Kenneth Kaniu,

Chief Investment Officer - East Africa, STANLIB. He informed

the participants on the regional investment ability of REITs, its

benefits and the prospects of growth in the region. The event

also had the following panellists:

• Mr. Frank Ireri - Managing Director - Housing Finance

• Mr. Luke Ombara - Ag. Director, Regulatory Policy and

Strategy - Capital Markets Authority

• Mr. Mwangi. J. Mbogo - Partner Corporate and Commercial

Law - Mohammed Muigai & Advocates.

REITs in Kenya is an exciting investment avenue and KPDA will

definitely be organizing a follow up event on the same before

the year ends.

Special Thanks

We would like to offer our special thanks to our event sponsors:

• Mohammed Muigai advocates

• Nairobi securities exchange

• Steel Advanced Buildings’ System

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MEMBER PROFILE

ANNUAL GENERAL

MEETING AND

KOROGA EVENT,

25 TH MARCH 2015

KPDA recently held its Annual General Meeting and

Koroga event on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 at

Mystique Gardens Restaurant in Nairobi. The event was

very well attended with over 65 members and nonmembers

present.

CEO BREAKFAST FORUM,

18 TH FEBRUARY 2015

THEME:

‘Discerning Capital Gains Tax’

On Wednesday, 18th February 2015 KPDA held a CEO

Breakfast Forum at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The forum was

attended by seventy nine (79) members and non-members.

We would like to thank our sponsors Collaborations

Engineering Products and Solutions for branding the

event. Thank you to everyone who helped ensure that

we had a successful event!

The event was also attended by Michael Mburugu of PKF Kenya (left)

and James Ojee from the Kenya Revenue Authority.

ABOUT SAFLOCK

KPDA Board Director Palkesh Shah (right) welcomes guests.

Dr. Laila Macharia at the forum.

Special Thanks

We would like to offer

our special thanks to our

event sponsors:

Assa Abloy Limited

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profile. In contrast to profiles that are pierced through

when fixing the concealed fix Salfock 700 is secured to

the roof structure using 0.66mm galvanized steel clips.

With 41mm ribs Saflock allows for the widest purling

spacing in its use for roofing and cladding especially in

higher end commercial, industrial and public

architecture.

L-R: Ellie Ongoma of Eldon Properties and friend Eric Ounga a

Kisumu based developer.

The event had the following panelists:

• Mr. James Oje - Acting Deputy Commissioner, Technical

Support - Kenya Revenue Authority

• Mr. Mick murphy - Partner - Viva Africa Consulting

• Mr. Michael Mburugu - Partner - PKF East Africa

• Anjarwalla and Khanna Advocates

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS, PARTNERS AND

SPONSORS WHO HAVE MADE 2015 A SUPERB YEAR!

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- Sheets once laid cannot

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OVERVIEW ON KPDA ACTIVITIES

PRESS RELEASE: OPTIVEN FOUNDATION

LAUNCHES THE “ BRING OUT THE MAN “

CAMPAIGN, AMONG OTHERS

George Wachiuri, One of the Optiven

Foundation Trustee said that the

Foundation, through the various

trustees and different forums has been

carrying out mentorship programs

amongst students and youths and

teaching them on the effects of drugs.

He added that the Foundation intends

to deepen the approach so as to

reach various youths and reduce the

probability of them getting into the vice.

Mr. George also noted that, “The

danger of not addressing the emerging

issues surrounding the boy child is

that we are slowly breeding an angry,

misunderstood and marginalized

generation of men which has serious

social consequences”. He also observed

that, At a societal level, empowered men

can start by mentoring younger males

within the family and in the community,

having meaningful discussions and talks

with them about what it really means

to be a man and the challenges of

manhood that awaits them.

With the recent illicit brew saga that

saw the government order the pouring

out of illicit brew, saw Kenyans lose

many people; young and old, saw many

women complain of the “Absentee

husbands and fathers” Our biggest

question as Kenyans has always been,

“ Where are our men?” “What went

wrong”?

It will be therefore right to conclude

that most of our men (Our brothers,

nephews, children, potential husbands,

husbands & fathers) are lost; lost in liquor

and other vices in the society. It is in this

spirit of “restoring back our men to their

rightful roles / position in the society

“that Optiven Foundation birthed the

initiative “Bring out the man”.

Optiven Foundation is a charity that

gives back to the society by sponsoring

Bright needy average students,

Promoting health, Protecting the

Environment,Restoring dignity to the

Forgotten senior citizens, among others.

Optiven Foundation believes in creating

visible transformation that positively

impacts communities, partners, and all

other stake holders through sustainable

social-economic programs. “Bring out

the man campaign” is one intended

to help “Bring out the man” from the

“hideout”. Our men are lost in liquor,

irresponsibility, Immorality among

other vices.

“Bring out the man” initiative is one

that intends to initialize the restoration

of roles/position of men in the society,

fight alcohol abuse, and restore the

family institution through mentorship,

among others.

This campaign is not in any way

fighting the society that is so keen

on “Empowering the girl child”,

It is an initiative driving towards

complementing our society which

is so keen on “Empowering the girl

child” to help bring out a balanced

Society (Balanced in responsibility,

character, integrity, among others by

“Empowering the endangered species

- Our men.”

Optiven Foundation officially launched

this campaign last week on Friday (30th/

Oct/2015) in a colourful 1st Anniversary

Dinner Celebration. The campaign will

later focus on hard drugs abuse to also

enlighten people on the effects of the

drug abuse.

Addressing the attendants and the

media during this Celebration, Mr.

George also advised Parents to keep

encouraging boys to pursue education.

“Instead of purchasing motorbikes for

your young sons to operate as boda

bodas or giving them capital to start

hawking businesses, which has led to a

declining number of boys in school, Take

these boys to school”

George also lamented that some fathers

in some regions encourage their sons to

drink with them when they are still young.

He said that such men expose their sons

to alcohol abuse and encourage them

to become irresponsible. “This should be

stopped if we are to Bring out the Man”,

cautioned George.

He gave some of the remedies that

society should consider applying to help

“Bring out the man” easily & quickly as

listed below:

Instead of ridiculing the boy child, we

should try to rescue him by:

• Adding Values and a sense of character

by effectively impressing on them on

the need to uphold good values.

• Leading by example. Let your way of

life reflect what is good or bad

George therefore called Schools,

churches, and other religious institutions

to target programs that focus on

mentoring the boy child saying that

Boys need to feel that society is ready

and willing to address their needs.

“In this way, we can raise a generation

with less crime, violence, and drug and

alcohol abuse. Empower the boy child

and we will see a decrease in all these

vices, maybe even the return of chivalry.

“Said George. In a nutshell, George said

that if we want to celebrate more Fathers

days and appreciate the role of fathers

and father figures in shaping lives of

children and the family in general, then

we must ‘Bring out the Man.

Other initiatives launched included, “The

forgotten senior citizens”; one initiative

that singles out the senior citizens

(olds) in the society living in deplorable

situations to build them decent houses.

A good example where Optiven

Foundation exercised this is in Mwingi,

Kakululo, This year in March.

The Foundation also facilitated a

medical camp that saw many olds get

free medical checkups and treatment.

The “Sponsorship of Needy Bright

Average Students “in Secondary schools,

among others was also launched this

day.

Optiven Foundation Has sponsored

many students in Laburra Primary &

Secondary School, Built School facilities

such as Library, Issued Sanitary towels to

girls among others.

Happy 1st Anniversary Optiven

Foundation!

Keep Keeping your “Eyes on the

Community”

Mr. George Wachiuri,

Trustee, Optiven Foundation

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MEMBER TESTIMONIAL

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

OPTIVEN LIMITED

Optiven’s membership at KPDA has brought great

opportunities that have helped push our agendas

to the government and other players in the industry.

This way, we have been able to mitigate matters

affecting the real estate through the government,

media & other relevant stakeholders.

As the market leader in the Real Estate, Optiven`s

purpose is to empower property investors through

such avenues created by KPDA. The events

organized by KPDA have enabled Optiven broaden

networks.

Optiven was crowned the Best (Overall Winner)

SME in Kenya and Best Company in Real Estate

under the Top 100 SMEs competition in Kenya

2014/15. With such accolades we must drive the

agenda as voice for investors, locally and abroad.

REMINDER

KENYA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION

Under the KPDA Code of Conduct, every developer must:

OPTIVEN LIMITED (Real estate company)

Barclays Plaza Loita Street 14th Floor Wing A

P. O. Box 623 - 00600 NAIROBI

Tel: 0706-618 141 / 0716-605 410

Website: www.optiven.co.ke

Optiven Group CEO Mr. George Wachiuri

1. Be legally registered, used registered accounts and have a fixed address.

2. Observe the law, including the Building Code at all times.

3. Be fair and honest when dealing with home buyers.

4. Not conceal any important fact that he or she knows about property.

5. Engage only registered, insured and experienced professionals.

6. Warrant a safe and structurally sound home as provided by law.

7. Refrain from fraudulent and corrupt practices.

8. Protect the environment as provided by law.

9. Continuously educate him or herself on the latest technologies and practices.

10. Practice only fair competition with other developers.

11. Alert the Association to unethical conduct by other developers.

To read the KPDA Code of Ethics, kindly visit our website www.kpda.or.ke

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE TIPS

“Good manners is the noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”

Today, that noise pales compared to the noise most

people make when they thoughtlessly use their cell

phones in enclosed public spaces. 81% of U.S. adults

believe that mobile manners are becoming worse: One

of the top pet peeves is talking on a device loudly in a

public place. Speaking loudly on your cell phone in the

proximity of other people who are trying to enjoy their

meal, for example, is the technological equivalent of

slurping your soup.

Etiquette is not about knowing which fork or knife to use.

This is simply the veneer of manners. True etiquette goes

well beyond that. It’s a fundamental quality that comes

from within and encompasses many aspects: kindness,

empathy, courtesy — a consideration for those who

are around us. We may need an etiquette book to learn

which utensils to use, but we don’t need an etiquette

book to learn to be civil. Unfortunately, technology

advancements have created situations where many

people behave in an uncivil manner. Those who show

care in the way they behave when others are around

them display the qualities of leadership. They quietly

guide others by their examples. Civil manners don’t go

unnoticed. We see them because they stand out.

What does it take to have civil manners in today’s world?

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Don’t be offensive with your camera

How have we become offensive with our cameras?

Snapping a photo of a colleague during a social event,

when they clearly prefer not to be photographed. Many

people are particular about being tagged in photos that

are not flattering.

2. Re-evaluate your ringtone

Ringtones no longer seem to be for the sole purpose

of signalling an incoming call. For many people, they

are a way to attract attention to themselves and their

hipness. This leads to choosing ringtones that are set too

high; they pierce the air, and annoy employees in the

next cubicle, or in open office areas. If your ringtone falls

in this category, consider changing it.

3. Keep your personal items off the restaurant table

It’s a poor practice to place all sorts of belongings on a

restaurant table. These include items such as your cell

phone, car keys or bag, to name a few. These items are

laden with germs, plus, Keeping them off the table will

also take away the temptation to use them, which is a

rude gesture when eating with others.

4. Don’t ask to borrow someone’s pen on a plane.

Carry your own pen, or ask the flight attendant to

provide one from the airplane supply. Some people

are so concerned about the very real issue of germs on

pens that a company created a rollerball pen that staves

off bacteria: the brass from which it’s made is certified

by the Environmental Protection Agency as being

antimicrobial.

5. Don’t leave voicemails that are longer than 30

seconds.

Need we say more?

6. Show social media savvy with business contacts.

There are many ways that we unwittingly breach

etiquette rules in social media. Take Facebook for

example. For most people, “friends” on Facebook

include family, friends and business connections. You

might share with family and friends every minute detail

of your endeavours; e.g., how many miles you ran or

how many laps you swam on any given day.

But it’s not considered appropriate to inundate your

business connections with these details on a daily basis.

Consider setting up a special Facebook group just for

family, friends or other like-minded sport enthusiasts

in your entourage. This way, you don’t end up crowding

the newsfeed of your business connections with the

daily digest, which might force people to reluctantly

disable the feed for all news from you.

7. Don’t exclude others from the conversation.

When you’re in the company of clients or business

colleagues, guard against whispering a side comment

or telling inside jokes. These exclude others, and

exclusion is not a smart move. People resent it. It’s

also not considered appropriate to speak in a language

that others don’t understand. So if your native tongue

isn’t English, refrain from speaking with colleagues

of the same country in a foreign language that is not

understood by everyone present.

8. Respect people’s names.

Refrain from using a nickname for a client or business

associate that you have just met. Start with their formal

name—e.g., Thomas—and then watch for the cues

they give. If they sign their email to you as Tom, then

by all means, use Tom in the next interaction. Some

people are very particular about their name and don’t

appreciate it being truncated to Jen if their name is

Jennifer.

9. Understand the politics of seating arrangements.

If you are the first one to arrive at a restaurant for a

group business dinner, wait to be seated. When a

second person arrives, you can both ask the maitre

d’ to seat you. If you are hosting the dinner, make an

effort to get to the restaurant a few minutes earlier

than your guests. As a general rule, the host directs

guests to the best seats, which are the ones overlooking

the restaurant or the view—or the ones inside the

booth. The host sits on the chairs, with his or her back

to the view or restaurant. These are small details, but in

business, small details make a difference.

As John Wooden put it, “Little things make big things

happen.” In a meeting room, unless you are the boss,

avoid the power seats, those at either end of the table. If

you are meeting in a client’s office, it’s considered polite

to remain standing until the client motions you to take a

seat. It’s a courteous gesture that doesn’t go unnoticed.

10. Know what to tip when on an expense account.

Most people have no problem knowing what to tip.

However, when on an expense account, we may fear

scrutiny if the tip is too high. Conversely, we may tip

too generously because someone else is taking care

of the bill. Regardless of who is paying for the bill,

it’s important to follow the usual protocol for tips as

waiting staff depend on the tips to supplement their

income. A rule of thumb is to tip between 15 and 20

percent of the before tax amount.

11. Know your business etiquette quotient.

When you sit at a hosted business dinner for 10, when

is it appropriate to start eating? What is the right thing

to do when someone hands you a business card? The

answer to these and other questions are revealed in

these two quizzes: Test Your Business Savvy Quiz and

The Business Etiquette Quiz. Test your etiquette IQ and

find out.

12. Refrain from asking people where they are staying.

When you are attending a business function out of

town, it’s best not to ask other attendees in the group

where they’re staying. Not everyone can afford to stay

at a five-star hotel and you might unintentionally

embarrass someone who has to admit he or she is

staying at the local Bates Motel, while others are

indulging themselves at The Ritz-Carlton.

Bruna Martinuzzi is the founder of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., and

the author of two books: Presenting with Credibility: Practical

Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations and The Leader

as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow.

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visionary speakers

Dear Colleagues

REPORT ON THE 2015 TOTALLY CONCRETE

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tHAnK ou to our 2015 PArtiCiPAnts

As East African nations implement policies and projects

in line with growth and demand, Totally Concrete East

Africa has emerged as the leading platform in the region

where infrastructure delivery goals are defined and

strategic planning is implemented in order to meet more

delivery targets while reducing construction costs in the

local marketplace by up to 30%.

According to the African Economic Outlook report recently released

by the African Development Bank, East Africa will grow by 5.6% in

2015 and by 6.7% in 2016, making it the fastest growing region on the

continent. Shifting African demographics see more people flocking to

cities, and as cities densify it is imperative that urban development

focus not only on housing delivery but also on the development of

sustainable cities. There are myriad new properties under development

across East Africa with more construction sites cropping up almost on

a daily basis.

The 2015 edition of Totally Concrete East Africa hosted the first

Housing for East Africa seminar and united the entire cement, and

construction and property industry value chain to raise levels of

productivity and competitiveness, accelerate structural transformation

and make the shift toward an inclusive, sustainable growth path in East

Africa and beyond.

I hope that you will be able to join us once again in Nairobi, Kenya in

October 2016 for the 3rd annual Totally Concrete East Africa to help

shape the future of cement and construction in East Africa.

Soren Du Preez

Programme Director Africa

Hypenica

tHAnK ou to our 2015 sPonsors

Gold

Bronze

Silver

ARM CEMENT LTD

FORMERLY ATHI RIVER MINING

tHAnK ou to our 2015 eHiitors

CoPAnies in AttenAnCe

Aggregate Construction Ltd

AID KENYA WATOTO

AKEWIC

Alice Jo Vibrant Events

ALL SEASONS CO.

AMS PROPERTIES LTD

Anka Consultants

Apex Steel

Architectural Association of Kenya

ARJA GROUP

Arkmon Waterproofing solutions

ARM CEMENT LIMITED

Association of Citizen Contractors Tanzania

Athena Properties

Athi River Steel Plant Ltd

Athi Steel

Bamburi Cement

Bamburi Special Products

BASF

BECS Consultancy/Technical University of Kenya

BIASHARA SAW MILL MASTER

Bogaert Architecture

BORAQS

BOYAMA

Bronx International

BUIDesign

Building Construction Journal

Canton

Carma Engineering & construction Ltd

Cemoryn Goods & Services Ltd

Century City Property

CGM SRL

China Africa Merchants Advisors Ltd

Chryso East Africa

CIMERWA Ltd

Citron Wood

Cliff Top Co. Ltd

CLIFF TOP CO.LTD

CMC Motors

Conbee Construction

CONCRETE FLOORING SOLUTIONS

Concrete Ltd

Construction Credit Trust Kenya

Contell Africa

Convoy Zone Africa ltd

COSTA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD

Crown Classics ltd

CROWN PAINTS (K) LTD

Dad and sons

Darina Engineering

DAVINO GROUP

Dawson Brooks Builders Ltd

Daymaker Sevices

Decen Works Services Ltd

DENEB LTD

Design Hatari

DIRECTOR

Donaldson Filtration Solutions

Drain Con Works Ltd

DUMACK ENTERPRISES LTD

Dunhill Building Contractors

Durin

East African Construction Review

Eastern Kings Ltd

Elma contractors

EMJAY CONSULTANTS LTD

Eneza Electro Technology Services

ENGINEERING SUPPLIES 2001 LTD

Engplan Consulting Engineers

EPIC ARCHITECTURE

Europa Infrastructure

Evaso Works Investment

Famiar Generating Systems

FIDELITY INSURANCE

FLSmidth

Fraben Contractors

FULL-CIRCLE IMAING

Geoff Griffiths & Associates

GEOPER ELECTROMECH SERVICES

GfK

GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL

Green construction & civil Co Ltd

Haussmann Group

Henotch General Merchandise

Hima Cement Ltd

Hitachi Construction

Home Afrika Limited

Horseed Engineering & Construction

House of Concrete East Africa Ltd.

IMAGES ARCHITECTS

In Doors East Africa

Infrastech Ltd

Institution of Engineers of Kenya

International Crusher Solutions East Africa

International Zinc Association of Southern Africa

Intex construction

IRAD Technologies Ltd

JKUAT

JOMAIZE ENTERPRISES

JUNO CONSULT

Kaolcamera Productions

Kenya Builders

Kenya Bureau of Standards

Kenya Electricity Generating Company

Kenya Federation of Master Builders

Kenya Property Developers Association

Kenya Railways Corporation

Kenya Vision 2030

KIHBT

Kisumu County

Kitale Farm Machinery

Konza Technopolis Development Authority

Lake Cement

LAPESSET Corridor Development Authority

LATICRETE MIDDLE EAST

Laxmanbhai Construction Ltd

LBS

LignoTech SA

Linkmax Contracting Supplies

Loesche GmbH

Lucfri Safaris

Machinery and allied

Madany Contractors

Mantech Dynamics

MAPS

MAZUMA

Mehlam Construction

Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban

Development

MMJ Exports

Mokubo Builders & Engineering Works

Moladi

Mombasa Cement

Morisabala

Motorways Construction

Multichoice

Nanotech

National Construction Authority

Neoplan (K) Ltd

Netsolo Kenya

New and superior housing limited

NEW CRYSTAL CLEAR CONTRACTORS Ltd

Norkan

North Safety EA Ltd

NORTH SAFETY PRODUCTS AFRICA

Northern Water Services Board

Ochre Avenue

ORAD GROUP

Orb Energy Kenya

Osiligi Transporters Ltd

Peace Pen

PETROLEUM AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

LTD

PIDITEK (EA) LTD

Quantyman Associates Limited

RAEY Consultants

Randapun Ltd

Rhino Cement

RHOMBUS CONCRETE

Rock Plant Kenya Ltd

ROOFTECH KENYA

Safal Group

SAMSONS LIMITED

Shelter Afrique

Silm Enterprises

Simba Colt Motors

Simba Corp

SIMBACOLT

SML

STARCOM INVESTMENTS

Stratcon Limited

Suleco Company Limited

Suraya Property Group

Synarc Systems

Tanga Cement

TATA AFRICA HOLDINGS LTD

TATA INTERNATIONAL

Technical University of Kenya

Terms Kenya Limited

The Business Platform

TONONOKA GROUP

Tononoka Steels

Tusk Audiovision

UN Habitat

Unique Offers

University of Kenya

University of Nairobi

Urko Sanchez Architects

Vacuworx

Valans

Vandex East Africa limited

Vertex

Vinalex Ventures

Waaz Construction co. ltd

Wanjohi

Welding Alloys Group

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conference delegates


expert speakers


of all attendees were solution

providers to the industry














Ethiopia

Kenya

Nigeria

Rwanda

South Africa

Tanzania

Uganda


France

Germany

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom


India

Pakistan

South Korea

AUSTRALASIA

Australia






exhibition visitors


of all attendees were buyers,

specifiers or users of cement

and concrete

28

exhibitors













Hon Moses Muihia, Chairman, Kenya Federation of Master

Builders, Kenya


The advisory board consists of senior

executives from a cross-section of

organisations active in East Africa’s cement and

construction industry. The board’s role includes

advising the organising team on the latest

industry trends, challenges and discussion

issues, thus creating an event developed by the

industry for the industry.


Commercial Director

ARM Cement

Kenya


CEO

National Construction Council

Tanzania


Chairman

Kenya Property Developers

Association (KPDA)

Kenya


CEO

Lafarge, Tanzania / Mbeya

Cement

Tanzania


CEO

CIMERWA LTD

Rwanda


Managing Director

Aquifer Construction Limited

Tanzania


CEO

Crown Paint

Kenya


Head of Infrastructure and

Capital Projects for East Africa

Deloitte

Kenya


Director General

Kenya Vision 2030

Kenya


Managing Director

COSTA Construction Services Ltd

Uganda


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Monday, 26 October 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30

The discussions held during the keynote session focused on how best

to prepare East Africa for impending urbanisation in the region. East

African governments, Kenya in particular, is now focused on infrastructure

delivery and closing the most important infrastructure gaps in planning

for new cities. Both the transport and power sectors have critical

infrastructure needs in the region but ICT infrastructure is an growing

sector now considered key to development and cannot be overlooked.

One of the biggest opportunities in a city like Nairobi is the development

of a public transportation system. In order to prepare for public transport

systems and other infrastructure goals, government is calling on the

private sector for participation and collaboration towards building

sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities.

The traditional PPP model is still effective in terms of enabling public and

private sector collaboration. Too often, however citizens are left out of

partnerships between government and business and this continues to

be a major weakness of PPP initiatives. The best trusted development

partner that the region has is its people and their voice and perspective

needs to be considered more heavily in development planning.


Eng. Mbiu Kimani, Chief Engineer (Structural), Ministry of Land,

Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

Sabina Wakio Maghanga, Director, Macroeconomic Planning and

International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Lands, Housing and

Urban Development, Kenya

Arch Daniel Manduku, Executive Director, National Construction

Authority, Kenya

Prof. Gituro Wainaina, Director, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat,

Kenya

Mariam Yunusa, Director, Partners and Inter-Agency Coordination

Branch, UN Habitat, Kenya

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Monday, 26 October 2015 from 13:00 to 14:30

This session featured two of East Africa’s most important infrastructure

projects: Kenya’s Konza City Technopolis development and the

development of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor or

LAPSSET Corridor.

One of the key requirements for the establishment of a technopolis is

that it be surrounded by great institutions and universities that foster

thought-leadership and innovation. Some examples cited of effective

technopolis developments included Silicon Valley with the proximity of

Stanford University and Research Triangle in North Carolina, USA. Konza

City technopolis development is a greenfield project which will be built

across 4 phases. The first phase includes construction activities across

400 acres of land and begins in October 2015. Konza will be a mixed use

city featuring residential, life science, university and office spaces. Waste

water, stormwater, streetscape and ICT power installations are now going

to tender for the project with an emphasis on connectivity as part of the

backbone required for a successful technopolis.

The importance of the LAPSSET corridor comes into play because there

is currently more demand for port through-put than there is infrastructure

to support this significant bulk movement in East Africa. New ports will

equate to new business for countries in the region and the Port of Lamu

is scheduled to provide an outlet for crude oil export, coal export and iron

ore export. Lamu port headquarters has already been constructed and

there is road construction underway from Addis Ababa through into South

Sudan. There is also ongoing construction of 505 km of crude oil pipeline.

The DRC is also interested in the project as the country gears up to start

producing oil soon.


Eng. John Kipchumba Tanui, CEO, Konza Technopolis Development

Authority, Kenya

Silivester Kasuku, CEO, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority,

Kenya

Rob White, Regional Director, International Zinc Association of Southern

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 9:30 to 11:00

Loesche’s presentation unpacked the benefits of using compact cement

grinding plants. Loesche proposes the transport of clinker instead of the

transport of cement in order to reduce transport costs. In addition, the

substitution of clinker in cement production will reduce material costs and

using the most efficient and economic grinding system will ensure that

products are accurate in both quality and quantity.

Eng. Elisha Akech Ochungo from the Institute of Climate Change at the

University of Nairobi presented a paper on defining sustainability in the

context of climate change and the case of concrete material adaptation

measures including its embodied benefits in the built environment.

Climate change is believed to result from variations in natural cycles /

phenomenon or human-induced alterations to the natural environment.

Human activities are also accelerating climate change due to increased

CO2 emissions.

The major component of the CO2 emission from production of concrete

is related to the production of cement. Every unit Ton of OPC produced

releases on average a similar amount of CO2 into the atmosphere

which constitutes about 6% of all man-made CO2 emissions according

to research. The cement industry has put huge efforts in reducing the

emission of CO2 over the last decades and substantial reductions have

been achieved.

The session also included a presentation from FLSmidth which outlined

the socio-economic impact of the cement sector on society. Cement is

one of the most consumed goods in the world

Cement is energy and CO2 intensive. Cement production emits 5% of

global CO2 emission.

Given the ever-increasing demand for cement, production therefore needs

to become less energy and CO2 intensive in order to obtain sustainable

growth. The presentation also included a case study from Egypt on how

to build and operate sustainable cement plants using a philosophy of

maximising productivity while minimising the use of recourses as well as

optimising output and maximising return on assets.


Eng Elisha Akech Ochungo, Climate Change Scientist, Institute of

Climate Change, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Eng. Milton Nyerere, Chairman, Association of Citizen Contractors,

Tanzania

Michael Olsen, Managing Director, Cement, East & Southern Africa,

FLSmidth (Pty), Kenya

Pierre Wlodarzyk, Business Development and Sales Manager, Loesche

Engineering, Germany

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 11:45 to 13:15

Pradeep Paunrana, CEO of Rhino Cement, spoke about building strong

foundations for African architecture. Using high-strength concrete means

that the column size is reduced and therefore, the amount of concrete,

reinforcement and formwork required is consequently reduced. In simple

terms, the use of high-strength concrete provides one of the most

economical ways to carry vertical loads to a building’s foundation. It also

provides performance benefits of early high-strength, volume stability and

extended life cycle. High-strength concrete can also be used to reduce

slab depths and, therefore, a building’s overall height. This can result in

significant cost savings whilst slimmer high-strength concrete columns

can increase the overall net area; again, more for less. Rhino Cement

offers high quality composite Portland cement, high strength Portland

cement and high strength Portland blast furnace slag cement to design

and build infrastructure projects of all strengths and sizes.

Urko Sanchez, a Spanish Architect now based in Kenya, spoke about

conscious architecture for a responsible future. He quoted Frank Gehry,

“Architecture should speak of its time and space, but

yearn for timelessness,” in defining his approach towards architecture

and that it should reflect the local environment in which it is designed

and built. East Africa is developing fast and there is a responsibility for

society to ensure that local architecture adheres to and enhances local

identity so that architecture lives in harmony with its environment and

local populations.

Thierry Bogaert, CEO of Bogaert Architecture in France, demonstrated

industrial architecture and renovation through a series of majestic case

studies depicting transformations achieved through urbanism, landscaping

and architecture. Case studies ranged from renovating a cement plant

in Beffes, France to plant face-lifting in Instanbul, Turkey to designing a

Central & Operation building for a gas plant in Ras Laffan, Quatar. He

discussed the unlimited design opportunities presented by a material

such as concrete. For example, adding glass to concrete will make

it sparkle. Thierry Bogaert has also created a perfume to capture the

mineral and urban beauty of concrete in a light, fresh scent. The perfume

is Voile de Béton (Scent of Concrete).

Soha Ehsani, Director at Century City Property in Kenya also contributed

to this session with an overview of the Palm Valley Estate residential

development in Kenya and how this development is combining a unique

mix of landscaping, hardscaping and interior designs to deliver maximum

local identity through design impact.


Qs Alfred Aluvaala, Hon. Treasurer, Architectural Association of Kenya,

Kenya

Thierry Bogaert, CEO, Bogaert Architecture, France

Soha Ehsani, Senior Director, Century City Property, Kenya

Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director, ARM Cement, Kenya

Urko Sanchez, Architect, Urko Sanchez Architects, Spain


Wednesday, 28 October 2015 from 9:30 to 16:00

The Housing for East Africa Seminar unpacked critical issues affecting housing delivery in the region. Africa has the fastest urban growth rate worldwide

although it is the least urbanised continent. Current trend projections indicate that 60% of Africa’s populations will reside in towns and cities by 2030.

This rapid growth has caught up to countries with insufficient capacity to plan. Unplanned urban growth leads to chaotic expansion of cities, slums,

deficient and broken infrastructure, unemployment, and environmental pollution.

African governments have for too long worked without including non-state actors: Academia, Local Authorities, Women, Youth, Private Sector,

Parliamentarians, NGOs. UN-Habitat’s Africa Urban Agenda programme aims at raising the profile of urbanisation and supports a 3-legged approach to

achieve sustainability (Legislation, urban design and Financial Plan).

Another aspect of development and housing delivery that needs to be addressed is the improvement of safety, health and welfare of construction sites.

Safety management involves the functions of planning, controlling, and directing the safety activities at the worksite to prevent accidents and ill health.

Currently there is a building audit underway in Nairobi designed to assure the public and citizens of Kenya that existing residential and other buildings

are safe for occupation. There have been significant building collapses in the region and one of the objectives is to reduce and/or eliminate possibilities

of recurrence of building collapse.

Hennie Botes, CEO of Moladi Construction in South Africa introduced alternative building technology that is transforming the way the world meets

housing delivery targets.

Arthur Adeya represented the Two Rivers Development that is integrating retail, entertainment and lifestyle facilities, as well as modern office parks,

residential apartments, hotels, civic, recreational and public amenities into one of Kenya’s most important commercial developments.

Karibu Homes presented content on affordable housing in the local market place. The definition of affordable housing is that it has to be close to places

of employment – cost and time of transport means more than actual distance. Affordable housing must have access to the same amenities as high-end

developments and must have a sense of community. Especially in Kenya, Kenyans are used to community living and design should be used to enhance

the development of community.

The session also investigated various building materials available to enable housing delivery such as steel and cement. Sally Stromnes, Marketing

Planning and Coordinator form Safal Group in South Africa shared the latest in steel technologies and Busi Legodi, CEO of CIMERWA Rwanda

introduced the company’s new approach to sustainable cement manufacturing to promote larger development in the entire East African region.

Gregor Herda of UN Habitat highlighted that within the next 30 years, worldwide demand for concrete is expected to double. Cement production is

expected to rise from 2.55 billion tons in 2006 to 3.7-4.4 billion tons by 2050. 7-8% of global CO2 emissions come from cement industry. This makes

the cement industry the second largest industrial GHG emitter after power generation: Half of it comes from producing clinker, 40 per cent from burning

fuel and 10 per cent from electricity use and transportation. But this also has to be seen in relation to quantity: Next to water, concrete is the secondmost

consumed substance on earth; on average, each person uses nearly three tonnes a year. The European Cement Association estimates that a 32

percent reduction in CO2 emissions could be achieved by the cement industry by 2050.


Arthur Adeya, Director of Urban Planning& Design, Athena Properties, Kenya

Qs Moses Nyakiogora, Head, Building Inspectorate Unit, Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

Mariam Yunusa, Director, Partners and Inter-Agency Coordination Branch, UN Habitat, Kenya

Hamish Govani, Chairman, Kenya Property Developers Association, Kenya

Hennie Botes, CEO, Moladi, South Africa

Ravi Kohli, Managing Director, Karibu Homes, Kenya

Sally Stromnes, Marketing Planning and Coordination, Safal Group, South Africa

Busisiwe Legodi, CEO, CIMERWA, Rwanda

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of surveyed delegates

said that were extremely

satisfied with the event

of surveyed delegates said

that their key objective for

attending was for education,

knowledge and content

purposes

of surveyed delegates said

that were satisfied with the

quality of the presentations

and content delivered

of surveyed delegates said

they spent more than 4

hours networking

of surveyed delegates said

they are likely to attend the

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MEMBER PROFILE

MEMBER PROFILE

ABOUT US

Natureville Homes is a real estate

development company established

to provide affordable, quality middle

class homes with superior aesthetics

and design, thereby offering better

value than your average estate in

Nairobi. We believe quality and better

value will differentiate us from other

developments currently in development

thus offering our customers truly

“Sensible Urban Living”

VISION

To provide affordable, quality middle

class homes with superior aesthetics

and design.

COMPLETED PROJECT

Natureville – Acacia

Natureville - Acacia was our flagship

project and was a gated community

of town homes designed to provide a

serene atmosphere away from the hustle

and bustle of every day Nairobi life. They

are situated in the suburbs of the city,

it is approximately 25 Kilometres from

Nairobi CBD in the prestigious Yukos

area of Kitengela. It was fully occupied

in 2014. This development boasts

Natureville Homes Limited

P.O. BOX 47369 - 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 722 888271

E-mail: info@natureville.net

Website : www.natureville.net

generous compound and a spacious

backyard to entertain guests, modern

kitchen, inbuilt MDF wardrobes and

self contained servants quarter with a

kitchenette.

New Projects

Natureville Homes has 2 new apartment

blocks coming up along Naivasha Road

and located near Junction Mall. These

will commence in the 1st quarter of

2016. Great care and thought has been

incorporated in the designing of each

apartment ensuring modern design,

spacious rooms, inviting ambience and

all-round practicality truly making it

“Sensible Urban Living”.

Natureville Meadows Apartments

will consist of is a modern apartment

block of 31 units located in Nairobi

along Naivasha road. Natureville

Valley Apartments is another modern

apartment block of 27 units also located

in Nairobi along Naivasha road and near

Natureville Meadows.

QUALITY WORK AT JABEZ PROPERTIES

A MEMBER OF KPDA

Jabez Properties was established in Jan

2011 by Mr. Alex Waiharo, who is the

founder and Chief Executive Officer, with

a vision of providing quality, affordable

housing to Kenyan families. He is quite

passionate about delivering unique,

beautiful homes that are exceptionally

well built.

He is a Master’s degree holder in

Construction Management from the

University Of Nairobi and works closely

with various qualified and experienced

construction industry professionals in

order to achieve quality workmanship in

his projects.

Our main objective is to deliver unique,

exceptionally well designed and fairly

priced high quality houses that offer

value for money to our clients. We

believe that home owners deserve an

opportunity to enjoy customizing their

environment to suit their tastes and

preferences therefore we build each

house on land that is on at least 1/8 of

an acre.

Above is front view of a bungalow and below is

the rear view.

Our ultimate goal is to become one of

the leading real estate developers in

Kenya and eventually to expand into the

wider East African region and beyond.

We also seek to adopt modern

construction processes that are efficient

and environmentally friendly. Some of

the unique features that we offer in our

buildings and which promote green

construction concepts include:

1. A biological septic tank system which

breaks down human waste into water

and requires no exhaustion.

2. Provision for solar water heating

which is integrated within the

building and which can be used to

conserve energy.

3. Provision for solar lighting in the

most commonly used rooms such as

the living room, kitchen, etc which

can supplement the mains power

supply thus saving on electricity bills.

4. Extra underground water tank which

in addition to storing extra water

from the main water supply, also

allows rain-water harvesting to take

place during the rainy seasons.

Jabez properties has been a member

of KPDA since 2014. Mr. Waiharo

appreciates the benefits to his firm of

being a member of KPDA. Attending

the various CEO breakfasts organized

by the KPDA secretariat has been very

useful to him because it is a forum to

gain valuable insight into the current

events and happenings that affect the

real estate sector.

Interactions with other developers and

sharing experiences with leaders in the

industry has also helped him to better

understand the challenges that bedevil

the real estate sector and how best to

cope with them.

JABEZ PROPERTIES

Namanga Road Estate, Off Namanga Rd

Near Export Processing Zone (EPZ)

P.O. Box 23059 – 00604 NAIROBI

Tel: 0722788578 / 0738788578

Website: www.jabezproperties.co.ke

Networking opportunities within KPDA

have also been worthwhile because of

the valuable interactions with various

leading suppliers, some offering

innovative solutions for the construction

industry while others offer quality

construction materials which enable

developers to adopt better construction

practices and materials in their buildings.

Above is front view of a maisonnette and below

is the rear view.

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MEMBER PROFILE

MEMBER PROFILE

KOTO HOUSING KENYA:

AFFORDABLE AND

INNOVATIVE HOUSING SOLUTION

KOTO HOUSING KENYA

Koto House (Formely the People Printing House)

Mombasa Road (Mlolongo, Machakos County)

P. O. Box 52494 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0789-808-991

Website: www.kotohousingkenya.co.ke

The demand for housing, especially home ownership

is fast growing all over the world, and Kenya is no

exception. A report by UN Habitat, 2007, indicate

that we are living in the world where a majority of

the population is living in cities caused by the ruralurban

migration.

Of the population in these cities, 1 billion live in

slums, and the figure will double by 2030. Hass

consultant property index, 2011 indicate that 22

percent of Kenyans live in cities, and the urban

population is fast growing at a rate of 4.2 percent

every year. With this level of growth, Nairobi requires

at least 120,000 new housing units annually to meet

the demand, yet only 35,000 housing units are built

leaving the housing deficit growing by 85,000 units

per year for the urban population.

However, it is important also to note that the housing

deficit in the country is about 200,000 housing units

in a year, as indicated in the same report. With this

demand, conventional mode of construction of

building with Quarried blocks or brick and mortar

cannot help bridge this deficit. This is for the simple

reason that takes about or more than three months

to put up a bungalow with a plinth area of 100 square

metres.

The only solution to help bridge the housing

deficit can only be met by alternative Innovative

building technologies that include: Appropriate

Building Material Technology (ABMT), Structural

Insulated Panels (SIP), use of rice husk ash cement

as an alternative to the pozzoland cement and

Expanded polystyrene. These alternative innovative

technologies bridge time needed to put up a house

by almost 50% and less costly than conventional

house construction.

KOTO Housing Kenya

Koto Housing Kenya was established in 2014 as

a provider of affordable housing and building

solutions using Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) panels.

Our building system is of lightweight panels

that provide permanent formwork to reinforced

concrete for columns and beam structures. We can

build residential units (bungalows, maisonettes,

apartments and cottages), commercial properties

(offices, hotels) and institutional units (schools,

dispensaries, clinics, hospitals) in a short period.

The speed at which we construct permanent houses

is our strongest selling point in our aim to provide

quick and permanent housing solutions and help

bridge the housing deficit in the country. We all know

that any saving, however little, is good saving. We

guarantee a saving of between 10-15% on the shell

depending on site conditions and structure. Take, for

instance, a Ksh. 10M project will save between Ksh.

1 - 1.5M. Isn’t that a good saving?

Averagely, KOTO Housing Kenya can build a bungalow

in less than 30 days, Maisonette in 60 days, four

storey apartment in 6 months and a typical school

from scratch in 100 days. All these can be achieved

with our affordable prices.

Many would ask what we mean by ‘affordable’. Well,

‘affordable housing’ is an ambiguous phrase. Acumen

Fund considers a home that is sold at or close to Ksh

1M to be ‘affordable’ to a household earning USD 15

per day. On the other hand, The Oxford Dictionary

defines affordable as something that can be afforded.

We at KOTO housing Kenya combine the two. This is

because we have come up with ways that we can

reach out to our target market that is both at the

base of the pyramid and also the middle-class. We

have not only come up with house designs that costs

from Ksh 1.5M to Ksh 9M but also can work with the

house designs presented by clients. We can also build

a house to customer’s budget.

KOTO Building System is made up of four main

components: The Foundation Panel called K-pod, The

Wall Panel, The Roofing Panel and The KOTO Columns.

Laying the foundation and wall panels

KOTO foundation employs the raft foundation system

where the weight of the building is distributed evenly

on the foundation. Raft or floating foundations

have used for several decades and are particularly

recommended in challenging ground conditions such

as black cotton and other reactive soil conditions.

The K-pods are placed on an even surface. In between

K-pods, a spacer is used to separate one K-Pod from

Steel bars on the foundation.

KOTO columns filled with mortar.

the other. The spacer is also used to hold steel bars

in between the K-pods and also ensure the bars are

placed in exactly the correct place. This will ensure

that a grid network of beams is formed from the

foundation.

The grid network of reinforced beams connects to a

thickened edge beam around the perimeter of the

unique raft slab. Starter bars are set into the edge

beam and concrete poured to form a slab. The starter

bars protruding from the foundation will be used for

placement of the Koto wall panels. When the walls

are set, Reinforced concrete is poured in the pockets

in accordance to engineer’s direction.

Roofing of a KOTO house can either be done using our

Roof panel or employ the conventional trusses and

any preferred roofing cover.

Some of the properties that make our smart panel

unique:

One of the completed KOTO houses.

1. Non-biodegradable hence permanent value.

2. Lightweight

3. Easy and quick installation hence rapid

construction.

4. Less labour required during installation thus great

saving on installation

5. Energy-efficient to reduce cooling or heating

costs.

6. Fire retardant.

7. Waterproof

8. Sound proofing properties

9. Cannot be affected by termites.

Alternative Innovative Building Technology may

be the only way to help bridge the housing deficit

in the country, but it faces several challenges. In a

recent meeting of stakeholders in the construction

industry held on the 5th October 2015, The Acting

Cabinet Secretary, Lands and Housing, Fred Matiangi,

admitted to a crisis in housing Kenyans. He expressed

The Government’s desire to have half of Kenya’s

population urbanized by close to the year 2020. This

can only be achieved by addressing the challenges

of low-cost housing. In his speech, the Acting CS

expressed not only the desire to house Kenyans but

enable provision of affordable units to low-income

earners.

However, developers are not so keen on low-cost

housing. This is due to the many challenges. These

include the rising credit facilities offered by Banks

caused by the rising lending rates, an ever increasing

cost of land, rising cost of construction material

caused by the rising production costs and the

shilling losing value over the dollar and above all an

increase in the construction fee. These has made the

developers run away from housing the poor because

it makes no business sense.

The CS assured the stakeholders that the government

is reviewing the building code to create infrastructure

and create an environment to use affordable and

innovative building technology. The Ministry has also

created a Housing Bill that is before The Commission

for Implementation of the Constitution s (CIC) and

will be forwarded to Parliament.

KOTO strategies

KOTO Housing Kenya has come up with several

strategies that help curb the challenges. Through

KOTO’s mission of,” To transform life by providing

efficient, timely, affordable & innovative housing and

building solutions through strategic partnerships,”

KOTO has partnered with Banks to provide up to 100%

mortgage finance to its clients who need finance to

build their homes. These banks include Jamii Bora

Bank and other banks that are still negotiating the

terms for the mortgage finance.

Inserting wall panels.

KOTO foundation panel/slab.

KOTO columns filled with mortar.

KOTO has also re-designed their houses to fit the

low-income earners with one of their designs called

a growing house where an individual can build a one

bedroom house that has a provision for expanding

the house into a three bedroom in the future. KOTO

has also made it possible for clients to buy the

panels and build for themselves. This has been made

possible to help reduce the cost of construction as

KOTO trains the contractors who build the units. KOTO

has also moved in swiftly to get contacts of suppliers

who offer a small discount on the fittings thus save

some money.

Progress

So far, KOTO Housing Kenya has constructed units

across Kenya with a maisonette built in Kitengela;

Bungalows built in Siaya, Chogoria and Kericho.

There are also other ongoing and projects in the

pipeline across Kenya including Thika, Namanga,

Kitale among other areas.

KOTO is also in the Planning and design process of

building an affordable housing development with

prices starting at 4m for a 3 bedroom bungalow.

This will showcase the technology as well as act

as a training ground for developers and other

professionals in built up environment, but most

importantly it will be business case for affordable

housing - proving that in can be achieved in timely

and profitable manner without compromising

quality.

Kenyans have quickly adopted to the KOTO technology

and as Moses Nderitu, KOTO Housing Kenya CEO says,

There has been a lot of positives from Kenyans

and this is evident from the many inquiries and

applications we have received and many more are

still applying for their KOTO Houses.” He hopes that

many more Kenyans will challenge him and his team

to reach the factory capacity of building 300 housing

units in a month.

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KPDA PARTNERSHIPS

UPPERHILL AND THE FUTURE

KGBS Board members with

trainers from the Green

Building Council of South

Africa and trainees during the

2015 Society’s Launch.

The Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) is an independent, non-profit organization registered with the World

Green Building Council (WGBC) to serve as the green building movement leading the transformation of the

Kenyan property industry to environmental sustainability.

The society’s mission to advocate and educate on green building design principles, practices, technologies and

operations while enabling objective measurement and recognition of green buildings by use of a set framework

in order to achieve an environmentally socially and economically progressive built environment, arose from the

need to assist Kenya in the combat of Climate Change, which is a global challenge. We only have 1 earth and

we believe humans can overcome this challenge if we put our efforts together from our diverse industries and

backgrounds.

As the KGBS is by and for the people of Kenya, we prioritized by finding a local common ground yet internationally

benchmarked on what we call “green” so that the greenness of a building can be measured and thereafter

continuously improved. This basic starting point has allowed KGBS to chart Education and Awareness programs

Properly planned and managed cities

hold the key to human development

in a safer environment. Upperhill

plays a crucial role in the economic

development of not only Kenya but

East Africa. Therefore setting up of the

Upper Hill District Association (UHDA)

was a means to ensure that authorities

responded by providing services that

commensurate the developments and

investments in Upperhill.

The need to have associations

especially for communities was

recently echoed by the Nairobi

City County (NCC) Governor

when he met with the UHDA

executive committee members.

The NCC has now published a

Community and Neighbourhood

Associations Engagement Act of

2015. Associations should utilize

the opportunity of the new law to closely

work with the County government for

satisfactory service delivery.

In the next 5 years, Upperhill will be

home to some of the tallest buildings in

the country with the UAP Tower already

challenging developers to surpass its

33 storey building. Achieving greater

heights will be the theme for the area as

we strive to be the financial hub of East

and Central Africa.

Now would be the best time to invest

and move to Upperhill with the average

asking price being KES 120 per sq. ft.

for grade A offices. More so, we are

pressurizing the authorities to fast track

the completion of the roads project that

will give Upperhill a new face.

Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

are coming up with new exits/entrances

for Upperhill while National Transport

and Safety Authority (NTSA) are working

at means to mitigate traffic jams in

the area.

For more on UHDA,

kindly contact:

Upper Hill District Association (UHDA)

Eagle Africa Centre, 6th Floor,

Longonot Rd

Tel: +254 739 584 765

Email: upperhill@uhda.or.ke

Website: www.uhda.or.ke

reaching out to all Kenyans covering all age groups from nursery children to adults in different sectors. The Green

Apple Day of Service has recorded a total of 2120 volunteers since the year 2012 to date as well as 26 schools

getting involved to ensure a clean, safe, healthy and productive environment for the future generation. KGBS has

also trained and/or educated up to 72 professionals including assessors and faculty members from the industry on

green building technologies of which some are already Green Star Accredited Professionals while others are in the

process of completing the course and being awarded the internationally recognized accreditation.

Our Passion for green building excellence has allowed us to be part of a global solution rather than part of the

problem. Thus far, we have managed to pool like-minded professionals to get to this stage and we need you going

forward! Be part of this this great movement today and influence the future.

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DIRECTORY OF KPDA MEMBERS

PREMIUM MEMBERS

MINISTRY OF LAND, HOUSING AND

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

(Government Agency)

1st Ngong Avenue

P. O. Box 30450-00100

NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2718050

Website: www.ardhi.go.ke

HF DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Rehani House, Junction of Kenyatta Avenue and

Koinange Street P. O. Box 30088 - 0100 GPO NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-3262129/ 3262390

Email: customer.service@housing.co.ke

Website: www.housing.co.ke

PANDA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD

(Property Developer)

Aberdare Hills Golf Resort, Naivasha

P. O. Box 46235 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: +254 7160590 643/ 0723-030721/ 0717-705975

Website: www.aberdarehills.com

MABATI ROLLING MILLS LIMITED

(Manufacturer/Supplier)

Mombasa Road between KAPA

and Nation Media Group

P. O. Box 271 - 00204 ATHI RIVER.

Tel: 020 6427, 000 0722 205 164, 0733622068

Email: info@mabati.com / Website: www.mabati.com

BAMBURI CEMENT LTD

(Building Materials Manufacturer)

6th Floor, Kenya Re Towers, Upperhill

P. O. Box 10921 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2892529/ 0717-581 420

Website: www.lafarge.co.ke

BRITAM

(Insurance and Asset Management Firm)

Britam Centre, Junction of Mara

and Ragati Road, Upperhill

P. O. Box 30375 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0703-094 000 / 020-2833000

Website: www.britam.co.ke

COLLABORATIONS ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

& PRODUCTS (Engineering Firm)

ABC Bank Building, Dar es Salaam Rd, Industrial Area

P. O. Box 7607, 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0713-944 769 / 0715-281 537

Website: www.cespkenya.com

SAVANNAH CEMENT LIMITED

(Building materials manufacturer)

Athi River, Off Namanga Rod

P. O. Box 27910 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 - 5146600 / 0725999035/6

Website: www.savannahcement.com

FUSION CAPITAL

(Financing and Private Equity)

ACK Garden House, Block A,

Ist Ngong Avenue,

P. O. Box 47538-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: +254 (20) 2710149 /53 /55

Website: www.fusioncapitalafrica.com

MMC AFRICA

LAW

(Law Firm)

MMC Arches Spring Valley Crescent,

off Peponi Road

P.O. Box 75362 - 00200

Tel: 020 2167301/0720 585785/0734 333339

Email: info@wakili.com

Website: www.wakili.com

SURAYA PROPERTY GROUP LTD

(Property Developer)

Suraya Studio, Shanzulink, Off Lower Kabete Rd.

P. O. Box 76069-00508 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0202664511 / 0712219106

Website: www.suraya.co.ke

NEWMATIC AFRICA LIMITED

(Home Kitchen Appliances)

1st Floor, The Park Office Suites, Parklands Rd.

P.O. Box 528-00202 NAIROBI

Tel: 0711112744 / 0737391011

Website: www.newmaticafrica.com

IMARAN REAL ESTATE LTD

(Property Developer)

3rd floor, Imperial Court, Westlands Road

P.O. Box 46402-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0203744593/0737151566

Website: www.IMARANGROUP.com

CORPORATE MEMBERS

PHATISA GROUP/PAN AFRICAN

HOUSING FUND

(Real estate private equity fund)

7th Floor, Longonot Place, Kijabe Street, NAIROBI.

Tel: 0700-152 324 / 020-2327657.

Website: www.phatisa.com

TILISI DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

(Property Developer)

4th Floor, Maksons Plaza, Parklands Road

P. O. Box 39542 – 00623 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0734-244 713

Website: www.coralpropertykenya.com

KARIBU HOMES

(Consulting firm)

30 Kyuna Crescent. P. O. Box 40063 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-837 800/0705-151 515 /020 4440661/2/3

Website: www.karibuhomes.com

(Law Firm)

ALN House, Eldama Ravine Gardens ,

Off Eldama Ravine Road

P. O. Box 200 - 00606 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 3640000 /0703-032 000

Website: www.africalegalnetwork.com

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DIRECTORY OF KPDA MEMBERS

DIRECTORY OF KPDA MEMBERS

KINGS DEVELOPERS LTD

(Real estate developers)

Royal ICT Business Park, Mombasa Road

P. O. Box 18215 - 00500 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2044619/20

Website: www.kingsdevelopers.com

QUESTWORKS LTD

(Design Building Firm)

Block C, First Floor, Suite 10,

Crawford Business Park, State House Road

P. O. Box 18724 - 00500 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0712-227 388 / 0724-583 351

Website: www.questworks.co.ke

LIMOJADE MANAGEMENT LTD

(Property developer)

4th Floor, Soin Arcade, Westlands Road, Westlands

P. O. Box 5322 - 00506 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-512 381 /020-2690804/5 / 0700-326 762

Website: www.limojade-management.com

VISHWA DEVELOPERS LTD

(Property Developer)

DG Oasis, South C, Muhoho Road, South C

P. O. Box 76268 - 00508 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-206 971

SUPERIOR HOMES KENYA

(Unique lifestyle development firm)

Greenpark Estate (past Top Tank)

Athi River, Mombasa Road

P. O. Box 15992 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-3579100/1 / 0724-253 267

Website: www.superiorhomes.co.ke

MENTOR GROUP LIMITED

(Real Estate Consultancy and

Project Management)

Rhapta Road, New Rehema Building, 6th Floor, Westlands

P. O. Box 66331 – 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-3744903/4 /2324991/ 0722-955 014

Website: www.mentorgroup.co.ke

PEDIMENT

DEVELOPERS

(Property Developer)

Century Apartments,

Rose Avenue - Ngong Road

P. O. Box 15509 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-984 191

MENTOR MANAGEMENT LIMITED (MML)

(Construction, Project & Development Management Firm)

2nd Floor, The Courtyard,

General Mathenge Drive, Westlands

P. O. Box 62899 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2324991/3744903/4 / 0706-579 790

Website: www.mentor-ea.com

OPTIVEN LIMITED (Real estate company)

Barclays Plaza Loita Street 14th Floor Wing A

P. O. Box 623 - 00600 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0706-618 141 / 0716-605 410.

Website: www.optiven.co.ke

BAHATI RIDGE DEVELOPMENT LTD

(Property developer)

Off Gatanga Road, Thika. P. O. Box 47739 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0717-049 644 / 0737-149 644 / 020-815 5380

Website: www.bahatiridge.co.ke

TATU CITY LTD

(Urban developer)

Off Ruiru, Kiambu Rd, Ruiru

P. O. Box 2739 - 00621 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-5131000 / 0708-555 555.

Website: www.tatucity.com

MANRIK GROUP

(Real Estate Firm)

Off Raphta Road

P. O. Box 45403 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-4442100/2

DAYKIO PLANTATIONS LIMITED

(Real Estate Firm)

4th floor, Hughes Building,

Banda street wing, Muindi Mbingu Street

P. O. Box 50992-00100NAIROBI.

Tel: +254 0718 180 064 / +254 0725 306 291

/ +254 020 2215 472 Website: www.daykio.com

BLUELINE PROPERTIES LTD

(Property Developer)

Wendy Court Unit 10, David Osieli Road, Westlands

P. O. Box 18689 - 00500 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-446 055/020-4441195

Website: www.blueline.co.ke

NATUREVILLE HOMES

(Real Estate Developer)

Lenana Road, next to the

Nigeria High Commission

P. O. Box 47369 - 00100 NAIROBI

Tel: 0722-888 271

Website: www.natureville.net

STEEL AFRICA LIMITED

(Building Materials Manufacturer)

Empress Office Suites, 3rd Floor,

Ring Road Parklands

P. O. Box 62337- 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0726-859 613 / 020-2122043/4

KOTO HOUSING KENYA

(Housing and building firm)

Koto House (Formely the People Printing House),

Mombasa Road (Mlolongo, Machakos County)

P. O. Box 52494 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0789-808-991

Website: www.kotohousingkenya.co.ke

NANYUKI MALL LTD

(Shopping mall)

Kenyatta Highway, Nanyuki

P. O. Box 42093 - 00100 NAIROBI

Tel: 0735/720-510 000/

0721-486 365/020-2726870

Website: www.nanyuki.com

COUNTY HOME DEVELOPERS LTD

/RUNDA VIEW LTD

(Property Developer)

New Muthaiga Shopping Mall 2nd Floor,

Office 9,, Thigiri Ridge Road off Peponi Road

P. O. Box 14283 - 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0702-523 116 / 0722-670 320

AMS PROPERTIES LTD

(Property Developer)

Eden Square, 6th Floor, Block 1, Westlands Road

P. O. Box 10713 - 00100 NAIROBI

Tel: 020 3660000/ 0722-828 501/ 0733-612 241

/ 0737-267267/ 0715-267 267

Website: www.amsproperties.co.ke

URBAN NIRVANA

PROPERTY

SOLUTIONS LTD

(Real Estate Managers)

Rhapta Road, Opposite Liza Apartments

P. O. Box 44342 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0728-762 370

TRIDENT ESTATES LIMITED

(Real Estate Developer)

Fortis Tower - 10th floor,Woodvale Grove westlands

P. O. Box 17592 - 00500 NAIROBI

Tel: 0737-040 992/ 0700-002 222

Website: www.tridentestates.co.ke

BROLL KENYA

(Property Development)

Fedha Plaza, Mezzanine Floor,

Junction of Parklands and Mpaka Road, Westlands

P. O. Box 52727 - 00100 NAIROBI

Tel: 0712-668 448/020-374 3066/0736-922 999

Website: www.broll.co.ke

CORAL PROPERTY INTERNATIONAL LTD

(Property consultants)

Peponi Plaza, Office No: B-0, Peponi Road

P.O. Box 38568 – 00623 NAIROBI

Tel: 0722-513 301

Website: www.coralpropertykenya.com

OAK PARK PROPERTIES LTD

(Property Developer)

Muthangari Road, House No. 46

P. O. Box 10104 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0734-342 326

Website: www.oakparkltd.com

PARAGON ARCHITECTS (Design and architectural firm)

1st Floor.33 Fricker Road.

Illovo Boulevard Sandton 2196

Johannesburg South Africa

P. O. Box 2621 Houghton 2041SOUTH AFRICA.

Tel: +271-14823781.

Website: www.paragon.co.za

SJR PROPERTIES LTD / SKY MANAGEMENT

(Property developer)

Off Enterprise Road, Road C

P. O. Box 38027 - 00623 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722-259344

Website: www.sjr-properties.com

MY SPACE PROPERTIES LTD

(Real estate developer)

Mombasa Trade Centre (Southern Wing), 5th Floor

P. O. Box 2405 - 80100 MOMBASA.

Tel: 0722-442 077/0734-555 556

Website: www.myspace.co.ke

CYTONN INVESTMENTS LTD

Advisory and investment firm

3rd Floor Liaison House, State House Avenue

P. O. Box 20695 – 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 - 4400420 / 0714 830 744.

Website: www.cytonn.com

ELM RIDGE LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Muthangari Drive/off Waiyaki Way, Westlands

P. O. Box 14279 – 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 4441473/0722 205 651/0733 068 500

Email: erl@gathkenya.com

SCION REAL ESTATE

(Advisory and Investment Firm)

Block A, 1st Floor, Regnum Center

Methodist Ministries Center

Oloitoktok Road, Valley Arcade

P. O. Box 10075 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-3862333 or 020-2329412

Cell: 0733-271 198

E-mail: admin@scionreal.com

Website: www.scionreal.com

CAMELOT CONSULTANTS/LANTANA HOMES LTD

(Consulting Firm)

Brookview Apartment, Elgeyo Marakwet Road

P.O. Box 14533 – 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0721/734 - 322 322 / 020-3872161

KZANAKA LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Cooper Centre, Kaptagat Road off Waiyaki Way

P. O. Box 40596 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0736-514 852

Website: www.coopers.co.ke

CHIGWELL HOLDINGS LIMITED

(Property developer)

Maksons Plaza, 4th Floor Parklands Rd,

Westlands (Next to Victoria Courts)

P. O. Box 39542 – 00623NAIROBI.

Tel: 0733-608 053/0733-603 982

ACORN GROUP LIMITED

(Real estate development)

2nd Floor, Acorn House, James Gichuru Rd, Lavington, Nairobi

P. O. Box 13759-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2592671 or 020-2592672.

Website: www.acorngroupafrica.com

KNIGHT FRANK KENYA LIMITED

(Commercial and Residential Property Managers)

Lions Place, Ground Floor, Waiyaki Way

Dropping Zone: No. 65 Revlon Plaza

P. O. Box 39773- 00623 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-4239000/4440174-6

Website: www.knightfrank.co.ke

AXIS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

(Property agents and valuers)

The Rahimtulla Tower | No 8, Upper Hill Road

P. O. Box 10730-00100 GPO NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-2724848/0722-203 032

Website: www.axisre.co.ke

NDATANI

ENTERPRISES

COMPANY LIMITED

(Property Developer)

10th Floor, Afya Centre, Tom Mboya Street

P. O. Box 9422 – 00300 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722 515121/0726713487

/ 0716653011/0716653013

Website: www.ndatani.com

CORAL PROPERTY CONSULTANTS LTD

(Property Developers)

1st Floor, Rockwall Bldg Silos Rd-Nyali Rd

Junction Mkomani Nyali P.O Box 81300 - 80100 MOMBASA.

Tel: 254414470860 / 254414470861 /0721883505

Website: www.coralpropertykenya.com /

www.xanadukenya.com

JABEZ PROPERTIES

(Property Developer)

Namanga Road Estate, Off Namanga Road,

Near Export Processing Zone (EPZ)

P.O. Box 23059 – 00604 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722788578 / 0738788578

Website: www.jabezproperties.co.ke

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DIRECTORY OF KPDA MEMBERS

FEDHA (MANAGEMENT) LTD

(Property Management)

17th Floor Eco Bank Towers

Muindi Mbingu Street

P. O. Box 45625 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0735-922999/020 222 2442/222 3776

Website: www.fedhagroup.co.ke

SICHANGI PARTNERS

(Law Firm)

Hill Plaza, 10th floor Community

P. O. Box 33223-00600 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-4440062/020 2733646 /49/ 50;

0202332543; 0712328896

Website: www.sichangi.com

MWANZONI LTD

(Real Estate & Construction Project/

Programme management firm)

84 Riverside Drive, Westlands

P. O. Box 14611 - 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0775396313 / 0205226828 /0725872006

Website: www.mwanzoni.com

ASPENN GLOBAL MOBILITY

CONSULTANTS - KENYA

(Real Estate Consultant)

Ridor Plaza off Magadi Road

P. O. Box 1928 - 00502 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 2177522 / 0706578646 / 0733775583

Website: www.aspennglobal.com

JAMBO

HOLDINGS

LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Jambo Holdings Ltd premises Opp

St Mary’’s School, Rhapta Rd

P. O. Box 30292-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: +254-722577129

LORDSHIP AFRICA (Property Developer)

Bishop´s Gardens Court, 4th Ngong

Avenue, Community Area

P. O. Box 47655 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 2726473/ 0717444345

Website: www.lordshipafrica.com

HOME AFRIKA LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Morningside Park, Ngong Road, near Adams Arcade

P. O. Box 6254 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0714-766015 / 722517611

/ +2540202772000

Website: www.homeafrika.com

MARLBOROUGH

PROPERTIES

LIMITED

(Real Estate Developer)

Occidental Building 1st Floor One Touch,

Door 2A 2A (past Soin Arcade)

P. O. Box 71854 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0721160900; +44 7801865666

FALCON DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Blue Violets Plaza, 5th Floor, Suite 505

Kindaruma Road, Kilimani Area

P. O. Box 1219 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 5286036/0719 762 060

Email: enquiry@falcondev.co.ke

Website: www.falcondev.co.ke

KARUME

HOLDINGS

LIMITED

(Property Developer)

3rd Floor, Cianda House, Koinange Street

P. O. Box 30594 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0772099340

LASER PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED

(Property Developer)

2nd Floor, CPF House, Haile Selassie Avenue

P. O. Box 28938 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 02046901 - 5

Website: www.laser.or.ke

UNITY HOMES LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Shanzu Gardens

PO Box 933-00621 NAIROBI.

Tel: +254 707 662 250

Website: www.unityhomes.co.ke

HASS CONSULT LIMITED

(Real Estate Developer)

First Floor ABC place Waiyaki Way

P. O. Box 14090- 00800 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722 204765 / 0733629786

+254 204446914

Website: www.hassconsult.co.ke

CENTURY CITY PROPERTY LIMITED

(Property Developer)

3rd Floor VM Tower, The village Market, Limuru Rd

P. O. Box 19 - 00621 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 -7122017 / 0701 066 144

Website: www.centurycitykenya.com

MURIMI & CO.

ADVOCATES

(Law Firm)

2nd Floor, Electricity House

Harambee Avenue

P. O. Box 54052 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 – 2227701

EDIFICE LIMITED

(Real Estate Developer)

6th Floor, Fortis Towers, Woodvale Groove,Westlands

P. O. Box 12645-00400 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0737 676767/ 254203741218 /0722-706114

Website: www.edifice.co.ke

IJENGA VENTURES LTD

(Real Rstate Developer)

Kwifra Estates No.B4 Roses Brookside Drive

P. O. Box 2384-00606 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0708909879

Website: www.ijenga.com

SPARTAN DEVELOPERS LIMITED

(Property Developer)

2nd Floor, Jumuia Place, Lenana Rd

P. O. Box 53927-00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: +254 0722491978

Website: www.spartandevelopers.com

MURIU MUNGAI

& COMPANY

ADVOCATES

(Law firm)

MMC Arches Spring Valley Crescent, off Peponi Road

P.O. Box75362-00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0202167301/0720585785/0734333339

Email: info@wakili.com

Website: www.wakili.com

MUGUMO DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Office Suites, 1st Floor

Parklands Road

P. O. Box 45922 – 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0707 488 907

Email: png@nebange.com

MEREKA &

COMPANY

ADVOCATES

(Law firm)

Ukulima Co-op House, 7th Floor

P.O. Box 41620-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 2228315/6/7 / 0721393752

Email: merekawakili@gmail.com

3861067 /0720535674/0724256200

PDM (KENYA) LTD

(Real Estate Developer)

12th Floor, IPS Building Kimathi Street

P. O. Box 58470 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-316122/2226311

Website: www.pdmholdings.com

ROZANA

PROPERTIES

LIMITED

(Property Developer)

Ndemi Road, Kilimani

P.O Box 3291 - 00100 NAIROBI

Tel: 3861067 /0720535674/0724256200

Website: www.rozanaproperties.co.ke

DUNHILL CONSULTING LTD

(Property Developer)

Hevea Court, Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands

P. O. Box 1400 - 00606 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0720911136/0786386445/0732043845

Website: www.dunhillconsulting.com

BUY RENT KENYA LIMITED

(Property Portal)

14 Riverside Drive, 5th Floor, Grosvenor Blg

P.O BOX 580777-00200 NAIROBI

Tel: 0202307051

Website: www.buyrentkenya.com

KITUSURU

COUNTRY VILLAS

LIMITED

(Property Developer)

11th Floor Rm 1124, Bruce House

P. O. Box 54622 – 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0722 705570

Email: info@kitusurucountryhomes.com

Website: www.kitusurucountryhomes.com

(Property Developer)

6th Floor, Pioneer House, Moi Avenue

P. O. Box 20320 – 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 2221775/0722 204151

Email: info@pioneer-africa.com, headoffice@

pioneer-africa.com

Website: www.pioneer-africa.com

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

RATEMO & COMPANY ADVOCATES

(Law Firm)

Suraj Plaza, 3rd Floor, Limuru Road,

Next to Nairobi Transit Hotel

P. O. Box 25858-00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0202172321 / 0722979081 / 0736708999

Website: www.ratemo.co.ke

STRAUSS ENERGY LIMITED

(Manufacturing/Suppliers of BIPV roofing tiles)

Climate Innovation Centre,

3rd Floor Strathmore Business School

P.O. Box 15028-0100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 02044009938/0733448438

Website: www.straussenergy.com

MOHAMMED MUIGAI ADVOCATES

(Law Firm)

K-Rep Centre, 4th Floor, Wood Avenue, Kilimani

P. O. Box 61323 - 00200 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 2397401/2/3 / 0722851018

Website: www.mohammedmuigai.com

ARM CEMENT LIMITED

(Building materials manufacturer)

Rhino House, Chiromo Road

P. O. Box 41908 - 00100 NAIROBI.

Tel: 0735701204 / 020 269 2978 / 0733636456

Website: www.armcement.com

MEHTA ELECTRICALS LIMITED

(Electrical Contractors)

The Cresent 1, Off Parklands Road

P. O. Box 39977 - 00623 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 3750519/20 / 0720605040

/ 0722848486 / 0733620144

Website: www.mehta.co.ke

GEOKARMA CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

(Contractor Firm)

Thika Warehouse, Workshop Yard

P. O. Box 17892 - 00500 NAIROBI

Tel: 020 2539494

Website: www.geokarmaconstruction.co.ke

PROPERTY LINK AFRICA LIMITED

(Real Estate Agents/Managers)

Lang’ata South Road, Lang’ata Link Complex

P. O. Box 15099 - 00509 NAIROBI

Tel: 0712 265101

Email: marketing@propertylinkafrica.com

Website: www.propertylinkafrica.com

NANCHANG FOREIGN ENGINEERING

COMPANY (KENYA) LTD

(Contractor Firm)

Kasuku Road off Lenana Road

P. O. Box 21826 – 00505 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 8032863

Email: info@nfec.co.ke

REALTRAK SOLUTIONS

(Real Estate Agents/Managers)

A3 Hurligham Park, Argiwngs Kodhek Road

P. O. Box 19576 - 00202 NAIROBI.

Tel: 020-5296334/0712-821210/0726-129005

Email: info@realtrak.co.ke

Website: www.realtrak.co.ke

We would like to notify all our members that we are currently issuing annual membership certificates.

Kindly contact the secretariat to collect your copy. Thank you.

REMINDER

Under the KPDA Code of Conduct, every developer must:

1. Be legally registered, used registered accounts and have a fixed

address

2. Observe the law, including the Building Code at all times

3. Be fair and honest when dealing with home buyers

4. Not conceal any important fact that he or she knows about property

5. Engage only registered, insured and experienced professionals

6. Warrant a safe and structurally sound home as provided by law

7. Refrain from fraudulent and corrupt practices

8. Protect the environment as provided by law

9. Continuously educate him or herself on the latest technologies and

practices

10. Practice only fair competition with other developers

11. Alert the Association to unethical conduct by other developers

To read the KPDA Code of Ethics, kindly visit our website www.kpda.or.ke

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NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

NAIROBI CITY COUNTY BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 2015

The 3 rd Quarter 2015 Planning Permitting

Activity Report provides a summary

of statistical information on planning

permitting activity in Nairobi from

January to September 2015. During this

reporting period, only City Council of

Nairobi statistics are used as references.

This report uses standardized data

submitted to Nairobi City County.

The report highlights information on

applications received and decided,

development location, type and value,

department revenue from applications

and permit processing performance.

A total of 1879 planning applications

were agreed upon during this period.

Other key statistics from this report

include:

1. Value of approved permits

represents over Kshs. 126 billion

worth of development projects and

permitting fees collected were over

Kshs. 1 billion;

2. 16.18% of the total number of

buildings permitted/approved

were located in Karen, 6.96% in

the Industrial area, 5.18% of the

permits approved were located in

Westlands;

3. Building Classification as based

on the Building code – 1494 in

Domestic Class (domestic building,

commercial developments and

offices), 243 in Public Class (religious

buildings, social halls, libraries,

schools, etc.) and 142 in Warehouse

Class (factories, industries and go

downs);

4. 79.5% of the total number of

buildings approved was in the

Domestic Class, 12.9% were in the

Public Class, whereas 7.6% were in

the Warehouse Class.

A comparative analysis is provided at

close against all quarter’s performance.

DWELLING RELATED ACTIVITY ACROSS NAIROBI

Buildings approved included domestic buildings, commercial developments, offices, religious buildings, social halls,

libraries, schools, factories, industries and go downs. The following graph identifies permit applications that relate to

various building classes.

PERMIT APPLICATION ACTIVITY BY LOCALITY

The number of permit applications received in various locations.

BUILDING CLASS BY LOCALITY

There are more development activities on the Western side of Nairobi compared to the Eastern side probably because

of the increase in space available and the demand for housing.

NB: Localities that do not appear in the graph had less than 1% presentation.

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NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

NUMBER OF APPROVALS BY ZONAL USER DENSITY

PERMIT PROCESSING PERFORMANCE

The number of days for approval – submission to decision.

Residential houses are dominants according to the data.

APPROVAL TIME BY QUARTERS

It clearly shows that

most of the planning

applications were

processed for approval

between one and two

months. Notably there

were applications that

took even more than a

year to be approved.

BUILDING PERMIT APPROVAL VALUES

The value of developments approved by granted permit.

The mean number of days had a dip during Q2 2015. In Q3 2015 it rose and was just as high as in Q1 2015.

Most of the approvals

had an estimated cost

of between 10 Million

to 50 Million.

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NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

NCC BUILDING PERMITTING APPROVALS

PERMITTING APPLICATION ACTIVITY TREND IN NAIROBI

FEES COLLECTION TREND ON PERMIT APPLICATIONS BY THE NAIROBI CITY COUNTY

There is a rise in the number of approvals from one quarter to the other.

Consequently, fees

collected as the

submission fees

is higher during

2nd quarter as this

depends on the value

of the project applied

for approval.

THE VALUE TREND OF DEVELOPMENT PERMITTED BY THE NAIROBI CITY COUNTY

There is an increase

in momentum for

investments during

the 2nd quarter since

the value of approved

permits for the 2015

second quarter was

higher as compared to

the 1st and 3rd quarters.

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF Q2 2014 TO Q2 2015

DETAILS

QUARTERS

Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Q3 2015

No. of Permits Released 471 686 722

Total Submission Fees P aid in Kshs. 302,192,130 384,996,711 370,631,616

Total Worth of Developments Approved In Kshs. 29,239,726,226 52,200,780,525 44,720,433,275

PERMITS BY BUILDING CLASS

D (Domestic Buildings) 372 (79.0 %) 557 (81.2 %) 565 (78.3 %)

P (Public Buildings) 59 (12.5 %) 79 (11.5 %) 105 (14.5 %)

W (Warehouse Buildings) 40 (8.5 %) 50 (7.3 %) 52 (7.2 %)

LEADING LOCALITIES

Karen 45 75 80

Industrial Area 20 32 35

Westlands 18 29 39

Parklands 15 24 25

Runda 16 20 25

NOTE: While every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information

provided in this report is accurate no guarantee for the currency or accuracy

of information is made. The permitting data was provided to the KPDA by the

Nairobi City County Physical Planning Department.

It is noted that

there has been

an increase in the

financial worth

of developments

approved. Domestic

buildings have the

highest number of

approvals which

has been the trend

since April 2014. The

leading localities did

not remain constant

throughout the

quarters. The

localities shown

above were leading

in total approvals for

the period.

NB:

Q1 – First Quarter

Q2 – Second Quarter

Q3 – Third Quarter

Q4 - Fourth Quarter

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A WORD FROM UN HABITAT

A WORD FROM UN HABITAT

UN-HABITAT GREEN BUILDING CHARTER

GREEN BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND ROOFING SOLUTIONS

ECO-BUILDING: THE LOW HANGING FRUIT OF

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE

CHANGE MITIGATION

Human beings spend more time in

buildings than in any other place.

Buildings account for more than 50%

of electricity use, which is higher than

any other sector. Rapid urbanization is

associated with the increasing housing

demand, resulting in an increased

demand for electricity, gas, charcoal

and oil.

UN-Habitat and UNEP headquarters at

Gigiri, Nairobi: an Energy Plus Building.

Unfortunately, energy demand in East

Africa exceeds the supply several fold.

New buildings in sub-Saharan Africa

consume much more energy than

necessary due to their poor design that

is not integrated in the local climatic

context. Glazed walls which are a symbol

of modern architecture, consume more

energy, which is needed to cool down

the indoor space from the greenhouse

effect created by the transparent glass.

A poorly designed building associated

with the wrong use of building material

also consumes more energy than

necessary. It is cheaper to save one

kilowatt-hour of energy through energy

efficiency practices than to generate the

equivalent one kilowatt-hour of energy.

Energy efficiency and conservation

measures in buildings are the cheapest

solutions to address both the energy

crisis and climate change.

UN-Habitat and UNEP headquarters at Gigiri, Nairobi: an Energy Plus Building.

What is Green Building?

A green building known also as Ecobuilding

or sustainable building, is

a shelter that protects its occupant

from the adverse condition of the

environment while making use of

passive elements to ensure visual

and thermal comfort and minimizing

carbon emission. Green building

design, construction, operation

and maintenance, assumes the

healthiest possible environment while

representing the most efficient and

least disruptive use of resources like

land, water, energy and material.

Green building strategies maximize

both economic and environmental

performance. Green construction

elements/solutions such as proper

orientation, natural ventilation and

lighting, solar protection, use of locally

available material, rain water harvesting

etc. can be integrated into buildings

design.

What is Greenwash?

There are a lot of Greenwash in the

building sector. Just painting a building

with a green color does not transform

the building into a truly ecological

product. Greenwash uses cosmetic

approaches and does not have green

standards that are driven by real

environmental and social progress but

by purely profit interest.

What is a Zero Energy Building?

This is a building that consumes

the same amount of energy that it

generates through renewable energy

technologies mainly solar energy. The

carbon footprint of these buildings is

zero. They are also called “zero carbon”

buildings.. There are also called selfsufficient

buildings.

What is an Energy Plus Building?

This building produces more energy

than it consumes. This is the example of

the new offices of the United Nation at

Nairobi. The roof of the building are all

fitted with solar PV.

What is the real cost of a green

building?

Very often, a green building or ecobuilding

is considered more expensive

than a business as usual building.

The truth is that the additional cost

can vary from zero to 30%. A proper

orientation of the building does not

require additional cost; Proper sizing of

the windows to allow the penetration

of more light while protecting against

direct solar radiation may not require

additional cost.

The use of locally available building

material may also reduce the cost of

the building. In general, the additional

cost is that of renewable energy

technologies, such as solar water

heaters, solar-PV and energy saving

appliances. The other reason why an

eco-building incurs additional cost is

because there are very few specialized

architects. It is worth mentioning that

the operation cost of a green building

is very low. The environmental benefits

are enormous as their carbon footprint

is small.

When designing a green building,

emphasis must be placed on indoor

environmental quality. It is important

to ensure that the building is properly

ventilated, has adequate natural

lighting and properly protected from

solar radiation and noise pollution.

Eco-building increases occupant

productivity as it provides better

comfort and healthy in-door condition.

By applying sustainable building

strategies during the planning and

design processes, the following benefits

are felt immediately:

• Energy consumption in new

buildings ≥educe by up to 70%;

• Energy savings in existing

buildings ≥educe by up to 30%;

• Improve thermal and visual

comfort;

• Promote resource - water, land,

material- efficiency;

• Reduce wastages; Lower operating

costs;

• Improved productivity of building

occupants;

• Improved health of building

occupants.

Adopting eco-building design not

only save energy, money and the

environment but also promote green

economy and mitigate climate change.

A Proposed Charter for Sustainable

Building Design in Tropical Countries

Here are 20 important points to consider

when designing and implementing a

green building:

1. Site selection: Retrofit existing poor

buildings and give preference to

brownfield sites over undeveloped

green fields.

2. Building footprint: Conform to the

permitted ground cover age and should

ideally cove≥ not more than 60%.

3. Building orientation: Design the long

axis of the building to be along East-

West to minimize direct solar radiation

penetration in the building and reduce

heat gain.

4. Building form/shape: Design

according to climatic zone. For hot

and humid region, use narrow plan to

maximize natural light, cross-ventilation

and minimize heat gain. For hot and arid

regions, use courtyard and compact

forms to retain cold air in the building

and minimize heat gain.

5. Allocation of spaces within the

building: Services e.g. toilets, staircases,

lifts, lobbies, kitchens etc. to be located

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A WORD FROM UN HABITAT

on the East and West facing walls to act

as buffer zones against heat gain but

benefiting from daylighting.

6. Openings: Window sizing to be

designed according to prevailing climatic

conditions, and placement preferably on

North and South walls; windows to wall

ratio should not exceed 40%. Gazing

walls to be avoided, unless using special

treated glass.

7. Daylighting: design buildings according

to climatic region, with openings on

North and South walls, narrow plans to

maximize daylighting, use clerestories &

light shelves in deep spaces; staircases,

toilets, & kitchens to be day-lit.

8. Solar protection: use sun shading

devices e.g. roof over- hangs, vertical &

horizontal shading elements, balconies,

screens, & vegetation (green walls) to

minimize heat gain.

9. Natural ventilation: Ensue that both

cross-and vertical ventilation are provided

by the openings. Make use of roof vents

and openings, thermal chimneys and

clerestory windows.

10. Cooling: Integrate passive cooling

systems by designing water bodies and

features for evaporative cooling in hot

and arid regions. Ensure that buildings

using air conditioning appliances are well

insulated to limit heat gain and reduce

energy demand.

11. Heating: Suitable for highland regions

where passive heat gains through direct

solar radiations are welcome in the

building during the cold seasons. Design

passive solar heating strategies to ensure

maximum sun penetration during cold

seasons.

12. Building envelope and materials:

Always consider the carbon footprint

content while choosing building

materials. Give preferences to locally

available building material that are more

appropriate with low energy content.

Consider recyclable and re-usable

materials with low toxic emissions.

13. External finishes: Make use of lightcolored

materials on external facades and

roofs to reflect excessed solar radiation,

while also incorporating green and living

walls, vertical gardens provided with

vegetation that grows on the facades.

14. Renewable energy: Integrate solar

energy (thermal and electricity) such as

photovoltaic and solar water heaters;

wind energy, biogas and other available

renewable energy systems into the

building design.

15. Water conservation and efficiency:

Design rainwater harvesting systems.

Recycle grey water, and use water efficient

appliances and water-saving fixtures.

16. Storm-water management: Provide

appropriate drainage technique to

mitigate storm water run-off and facilitate

replenishment of water table through

rainwater infiltration.

17. Sanitation: In the absence of

municipal sewage system, design on-site

waste water treatment with production of

biogas, compost and re-used of water for

irrigation.

18. Waste management: Design

provisions for waste separation and onsite

sorting and systems that encourage

the 3R actions: Reduce, Recycle and

Reuse.

19. Landscaping: Design soft landscaping

(greening site) with indigenous plants

that require minimal irrigation and hard

landscaping with paving materials that

allow rainwater permeability.

20. Energy-efficient appliances and Energy

demand management: Incorporate

energy saving appliances in the building

design. Make use of energy-saving bulbs,

light level sensors, occupancy & motion

sensors. Encourage behavior change.

Ensure that energy demand management

principles are given top priorities by the

building occupants.

This article was prepared by KPDA’s partner - UN-Habitat’s

Urban Energy Unit - under the programme “Promoting

Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa.” The programme

aims at mainstreaming energy efficiency (EE) measures into

housing policies, building codes, and building practices in

East Africa and to achieve considerable avoidance of GHG

emissions as a result of improved building practices.

UN-Habitat is also offering free technical advice on

upcoming projects and designs to ensure that they are

sustainable and affordable.

For further information on other climatic zones, go to

http://www.eebea.org/ For further information on the

technical advice, contact ruth.maina@unhabitat.org

Promoting Energy Efficiency

in Buildings in East Africa

UN-Habitat in collaboration with UNEP, the

Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the

Governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,

Rwanda and Burundi are implementing a

programme on promoting energy efficiency in

buildings in East Africa. The aim is to mainstream

energy efficiency measures into housing

policies, building codes, housing finance and

building practices in East Africa and to achieve

considerable avoidance of greenhouse gas

emissions as a result of improved building

practices.

The project is developed around five

components namely:

1 - Establishment of energy efficiency data and

benchmarks in the building sector;

2 - Integration of energy and resource efficiency

measure into building codes and regulations;

3 - Awareness raising and capacity building

in energy efficiency and best practices in the

building sector;

4 - Facilitation of the establishment of

appropriate financial mechanism for the

implementation of energy efficiency measures

in buildings;

5 - Provision of technical advice on green

building criteria is ongoing to mass housing

project and real estate and property developers.

To date several tools and awareness materials

have been developed and are available at

the project website: www.eebea.org. A

comprehensive handbook on “Sustainable

Building Design for Tropical Countries” with

practical examples on eco-building design, best

practices and instruments for evaluating and

design sustainable building in East Africa has

been published and can be downloaded for free

at: http://unhabitat. org/books/sustainablebuilding-design-

for-tropical-climates/

For more information about the program please

visit: www.unhabitat.org or contact

Dr. Vincent Kitio

Chief, Urban Energy Unit, UN-Habitat

Vincent.kitio@unhabitat.org

souleymane.diawara@unhabitat.org

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