July 2009

Nigeria: Collapsed Building - Three Feared Dead in Ogbomosho

Nigeria: Collapsed Building - Three Feared Dead in Ogbomosho - Three people were feared dead on Friday in Ogbomoso, when a two-storey building under construction collapsed. The three were construction workers in the building. [AA Construction]

Zimbabwe: Surveyors' Shortage Stymies City's Growth

Zimbabwe: Surveyors' Shortage Stymies City's Growth - Council says an acute shortage of surveyors has seriously affected the city's expansion plans and delayed the implementation of long awaited housing projects. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Amaechi to Build $150 Million Mega Hospital in Port Harcourt

Nigeria: Amaechi to Build $150 Million Mega Hospital in Port Harcourt - Work has commenced on the $150 million Justice Karibi Whyte Mega Specialist Hospital in Rivers State. [AA Urbanisation]

Kenya: Residents Rush to Sink Wells as City Council Water Fails to Meet Demand

Kenya: Residents Rush to Sink Wells as City Council Water Fails to Meet Demand - Desperate for adequate water, home owners in Nairobi are fast turning to shallow wells as an alternative. [AA Urbanisation]

Zimbabwe: Seven Houses On Airport Road Reserve to Be Demolished

Zimbabwe: Seven Houses On Airport Road Reserve to Be Demolished - At least seven Braeside houses built on the road reserve along Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Express (Airport Road) will be demolished and the families relocated elsewhere to pave way for the dualisation of the road, town clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi has said. [AA Construction]

Uganda: Government to Build 12 More Seed Schools

Uganda: Government to Build 12 More Seed Schools - Government is to construct 12 new secondary schools and expand 15 existing seed schools in an effort to create more learning space for Universal Secondary Education students countrywide. [AA Construction]

USA 9/11 : American Architects at the Forefront of the 9/11 Truth Movement

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WTC 9/11 : Hundreds of American Architects have produced and/or backed scientific evidence that the World Trade Towers were brought down by a Controlled Demolition and not as a result of airplanes crashing into them.

This thorough and detailed study presents America and the world with clear and irrefutable evidence that the terrorists responsible for this act were not Islamic extremists but something quite different - and very close to home. Questions are finally being asked as hundreds of American Architects, Engineers, Scientists and Demolition Experts fight an uphill battle to be heard by their own people and their own government. The truth is so incredible and the implications are so extreme that the concept is meeting personal resistance by hundreds of millions of Americans.

South Africa: Soweto Gets a New Clinic

South Africa: Soweto Gets a New Clinic - A state-of-the-art clinic, opened in Protea Glen, Soweto, on Friday, will go a long way in providing comprehensive reproductive and antenatal services to patients. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: Construction of Sh44 Billion Oil Refinery Starts

Uganda: Construction of Sh44 Billion Oil Refinery Starts - Construction of an oil refinery plant estimated to cost Shs44 billion has started in Nalukolongo -Ndeeba industrial area and it is expected to start production of several petroleum products this year. [AA Construction]

Rwanda: One Dollar Campaign Ground Breaking Set for Next Week

Rwanda: One Dollar Campaign Ground Breaking Set for Next Week - Construction of the residential estate for orphans of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is slated for next week following the completion of the 100 days into which funds to build the houses were collected. [AA Construction]

Zimbabwe: Wetlands Properties Face Demolition

Zimbabwe: Wetlands Properties Face Demolition - GOVERNMENT has warned that all houses and commercial buildings constructed in wetlands in Chitungwiza will be demolished and owners allocated proper stands on the six farms given to the municipality. [AA Construction]

Namibia: Demolitions Draw Political Flak

Namibia: Demolitions Draw Political Flak - THE Windhoek Municipality's destruction earlier this week of a number of illegal shacks in the Otjomuise Agste Laan informal settlement has prompted condemnation from opposition parties. [AA Construction]

Eritrea: Water Catchments Under Construction in Keih-Kor Administrative Area

Eritrea: Water Catchments Under Construction in Keih-Kor Administrative Area - Water catchments are under construction around 170 hectares in the Keih-Kor administrative area, Dekemhare sub-zone with a view to boosting output through soil and water conservation, according to Eng. Amanuel Fisehaye, expert in soil and water conservation in the Agriculture Ministry's branch office in the sub-zone. [AA Construction]

South Africa: Murray & Roberts Cool On Stadiums Probe

South Africa: Murray & Roberts Cool On Stadiums Probe - CONSTRUCTION group Murray & Roberts (M&R) yesterday dismissed allegations it was involved in corrupt awarding of tenders for 2010 Soccer World Cup stadiums, and said a government probe had found no pricing irregularities. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: 'N3.5 Trillion Required for 1 Million Lagos Housing Units'

Nigeria: 'N3.5 Trillion Required for 1 Million Lagos Housing Units' - An expert in the housing sector has said that Lagos State will need N3.5 trillion to provide its residents with an additional one million housing units to adequately house the people. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: System Building, Key to Housing Deficit

Nigeria: System Building, Key to Housing Deficit - System building, an innovative technique whereby it takes only 5 days to complete a two bedroom flat has been described as the key to housing deficit in Nigeria. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: National Assembly Makes Case For Disaster Prevention

Nigeria: National Assembly Makes Case For Disaster Prevention - The National Assembly is working on a legislation that will make provision for fire safety in buildings and industries among others a priority, the House of Representatives sub Committee Chairman on Fire Matters, Rep Innocent Chime has said. [AA Construction]

South Africa: Group Five Targets State Infrastructure Programme for Growth

South Africa: Group Five Targets State Infrastructure Programme for Growth - CONSTRUCTION firm Group Five 's shares rose 2,7% yesterday after it said diluted headline earnings per share for the full year to last month would be 20%-30% higher than the previous comparable period. [AA Construction]

Swaziland: Resurrecting Bulembu

Swaziland: Resurrecting Bulembu - In 2005, Bulembu was a ghost town. The once-prosperous mining town's population had fallen from 10,000 to just 100. The beautiful houses that used to accommodate company staff and their families, schools that had been among the best performers in the Kingdom, shops, clinics - all fell quickly into disrepair when the asbestos mine closed. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Meltdown - Challenges for a Mega City

Nigeria: Meltdown - Challenges for a Mega City - Consequent upon its multiplier effects, the global economic meltdown continues to erode both regional and domestic economies alike. Lagos State is not an exception as the crisis threatens its megacity agenda. But the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Opeyemi Bamidele last week unveiled palliative measures the state had put in place to cushion effects of global economic meltdown. Gboyega Akinsanmi writes [AA Urbanisation]

South Africa: Alexandra - A History

South Africa: Alexandra - A History - Alexandra: A History is a social and political history of one of South Africa's oldest townships. [AA Urbanisation]

Competition for image models of 20th century architectural heritage

The French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Direction of Architecture and Heritage - DAPA) and the International Union of Architects announce a joint initiative aimed at enhancing and expanding their web index of 20th century architectural heritage: http://www.archi.fr/UIA/ .

This project focuses on an international student competition for digital representations of landmark 20th century buildings. The competition will be run entirely through the Internet.

An initial national competition will be carried out by the UIA Member Sections and the winners of the national selections will be submitted to the international jury.The panoramas and 3D models designed for this competition will be based on digital photographs and developed using the Autodesk software 'Autodesk® ImageModeler™' and 'Autodesk® Stitcher™'. This software will be made available to the participants free of charge for a period of three months.

The competition will be launched during the European celebration of Architectural Heritage Days, organised by the Minister of Culture and Communication on 19 & 20 September 2009.

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South Africa: Selling a House Now Needs a Record 21 Weeks

South Africa: Selling a House Now Needs a Record 21 Weeks - THE First National Bank (FNB) residential property barometer for the second quarter shows that it now takes a record 21 weeks and a day to sell a house, compared to 17 weeks in the first quarter. [AA Urbanisation]

South Africa: Urgent Messages in the Clattering Stones of Delivery Protests

South Africa: Urgent Messages in the Clattering Stones of Delivery Protests - WEEK-long protests by residents of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, over the allocation of housing further heat up an otherwise cold winter plagued by often violent service delivery protests. [AA Urbanisation]

Uganda: China to Reconstruct Akii Bua Stadium

Uganda: China to Reconstruct Akii Bua Stadium - UGANDA is in talks with the Chinese government to reconstruct Akii Bua stadium at a new site near the Lira airstrip. [AA Construction]

South Africa: 2010 Construction Workers Strike Ends With Pay Rise

South Africa: 2010 Construction Workers Strike Ends With Pay Rise - THE construction sector strike that targeted 2010 Soccer World Cup infrastructure projects came to an end officially late yesterday after employers gave in to workers' demands, including a 12% pay rise. [AA Construction]

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Nigeria: FG Sues J Berger Over Contraband Imports

Nigeria: FG Sues J Berger Over Contraband Imports - The Federal Government has filed a charge of alleged importation of prohibited goods against construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Return of the Bulldozers, As Over 1,000 Illegal Structures, Including Powa Building, Give Way in Agege

Nigeria: Return of the Bulldozers, As Over 1,000 Illegal Structures, Including Powa Building, Give Way in Agege - After a temporary lull amounting to a cessation of hostilities in military parlance, the Lagos State Government last weekend resumed its offensive against shanties in the state when its bulldozers roared once again leaving in their wake several illegal structures that were reduced to rubbles. [AA Construction]