June 2010

Nigeria: Chadian Govt Awards $1.2 Billion Housing Contract to Local Firm

Nigeria: Chadian Govt Awards $1.2 Billion Housing Contract to Local Firm - A Nigerian company, Exhimab Integrated Link Limited, whose N26billion Staff Housing contract was revoked by the outgoing Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Oluyemi Ogunyomi , for allegedly defaulting in time of delivery, has landed a $1.2 billion housing contract in Chad Republic. [AA Construction]

Chad: Exhimab Awarded U.S.$1.2 Billion Housing Project in Chad Republic

Chad: Exhimab Awarded U.S.$1.2 Billion Housing Project in Chad Republic - A Nigerian company, Exhimab Integrated Link Limited, has been awarded a contract to construct 50,000 housing units in Chad at a cost of $1.2billion. [AA Construction]

Eco-Farm Houses and Garden

Eco-Farm Houses and Garden - Eco-Farm Houses and Garden 03.06.2010 [WAC World Buildings Database]

Building Protection

Building Protection - In light of the experience acquired in the various stages of building protection - the “spontaneous” stage and the following planned one - o ...01.06.2010 [WAC Theory of Architecture & Current Issues]

Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition

Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition - The main objectives of the competition is to promote development of the city and the harbor area, stimulate local economy and renew older urban districts and integrate recreational resources and promote southern Taiwan tourism industry. ...04.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

The Building: Problem or Solution?

The Building: Problem or Solution? - An ideas competition managed by Faith in Place, intends to create new ideas in the design of religious buildings, and greater creativity in the re-use and modification of existing structures. ...04.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Vietnam Architecture Exhibition 2010 opens

Vietnam Architecture Exhibition 2010 opens - Vietnam Architecture Exhibition 2010 (VietArc 2010)
opened in the southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. ...04.06.2010
[WAC Latest News]

Architecture school from the ground up

Architecture school from the ground up - The Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) plans to open a new school this October, offering bachelors degrees in architecture through an English-only program. ...04.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Nigeria: COREN Inspects Site of Garki Collapsed Building

Nigeria: COREN Inspects Site of Garki Collapsed Building - Engineering Regulation Monitoring Unit of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) yesterday inspected the site of a building that collapsed recently in Garki in Abuja. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: 'Akwa Ibom Airport Hangar Will Be Completed Soon'

Nigeria: 'Akwa Ibom Airport Hangar Will Be Completed Soon' - As Aero Passengers Ask for More - Tope Awe, Media Consultant to Delta airlines , Bobby Bryan, Commercial Manager, West and East Africa Delta Airlines and Femi Adefope, Managing Director, Sky Logistics at a press conference to herald the operations of Delta Airlines non-stop flight from Abuja to New York in Lagos recently [AA Construction]

PQS

With 4 extremely large projects now under construction worth R3billion, our Client needs some assistance!
Ideal candidates must have 2 - 5yrs post grad experience handling large projects with retail shopping centres or mixed use developments with a PQS.
You need to be a cut above, able to take respnsibility and make the project their own. Must have the ability to liaise at an executive level as well as support and train juniors to be effective QS's.
In return you will ber given above average salaries and bonuses to match your input. Liong term prospects.
Decisions will be made as soon as they have appropriate candidates.
Only short listed candiddates with the appropriate experience will be responded to.

Oslo Arkitektur Triennale 2010

Oslo Arkitektur Triennale 2010 - Through exhibitions, lectures, debates, conferences and seminars and other events Oslo Architecture Triennale conributes to interest, research and increased knowledge about architecture in society. At the same time, the Triennale should be a window to Norwegian Architecture ...31.05.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Vienna Architecture Conference 2010 - In the Absence of RAIMUND ABRAHAM

Vienna Architecture Conference 2010 - In the Absence of RAIMUND ABRAHAM - The MAK in cooperation with the Institute of Architecture / University of Applied Arts Vienna stages an architecture conference to honour one of the most visionary and progressive architects and theoretical thinkers of the international avant-garde. With the construction of the Austrian Cultural For ...02.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Raise the Roof Design Competition

Raise the Roof Design Competition - A competition calls for entries showing how kinetic architecture (transformative mechanized structures that change with climate, need or purpose) can solve real world issues in the built environment. ...02.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

TensiNet Symposium SOFIA 2010

TensiNet Symposium SOFIA 2010 - With the theme of Tensile Architecture: Connecting Past and Future, the focus of the TensiNet Symposium 2010 will be the adaptability of structural systems with tensioned surfaces for various service conditions and their ability to impart a new apperance to existing buildings or to enclose them in a ...02.06.2010 [WAC Latest News]

Competition - Rome 2010

Competition - Rome 2010 - ARQUITECTUM and the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura want to
bring a new element to the citys debate and enigma: a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum, which would present itself as an important element, but not necessarily monumental, which would expose Romes complexity by being ...03.06.2010
[WAC Latest News]

Uganda: Mulago Hospital for Massive Facelift

Uganda: Mulago Hospital for Massive Facelift - Plans to rehabilitate and equip Mulago Hospital to handle cases usually referred abroad are underway, the President said yesterday. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Revamping Decaying Infrastructure

Nigeria: Revamping Decaying Infrastructure - The challenge to upgrade Nigeria's infrastructure is daunting, many citizens will readily agree. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Oni to Commission 12 Roads, Six Hospitals

Nigeria: Oni to Commission 12 Roads, Six Hospitals - Over 12 road projects, six general hospital complexes, a world classeye hospital, ultra modern theatre complex and intensive care unit as well as several other projects initiated by the Governor Segun Oni-administration in Ekiti State have been completed and are now ready for commissioning. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Vision 20 - 2020 - Nigeria Needs N79.56 Trillion to Fix Infrastructure in 10 Years - Expert

Nigeria: Vision 20 - 2020 - Nigeria Needs N79.56 Trillion to Fix Infrastructure in 10 Years - Expert - The Federal Government was on Tuesday enjoined to pay more attention to fixing the nation's decayed infrastructure, so as to meet the visions encapsulated in the vision 20:2020. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: CIDB Malaysia Engaged to Train Construction Firms in Country

Nigeria: CIDB Malaysia Engaged to Train Construction Firms in Country - Malaysia Business Council(NMBC) has engaged Construction Industry Development Board(CIDB) in Malaysia to train practitioners in Nigeria Construction Industry so as to boost their competence for global competitiveness. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: FG Re-Awards Ibadan-Ilorin Road Contract for N47 Billion - Approves Oil Exploration in Chad Basin

Nigeria: FG Re-Awards Ibadan-Ilorin Road Contract for N47 Billion - Approves Oil Exploration in Chad Basin - Works Minister Sanusi Daggash on Wednesday got the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to re-award the contract for the dualisation of section II of the Ibadan-Ilorin Road (Oyo-Ogbomosho) at a cost of N47.54 billion. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: Building Collapse - Minister Blames Non-Adherance to Building Code

Nigeria: Building Collapse - Minister Blames Non-Adherance to Building Code - The minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Nduese Essien, has stated that the incessant cases of building collapse was as a result of non- compliance of builders to National Building Code. [AA Construction]

FIFA's Blatter Hails South Africa's Iconic Stadia

Johannesburg - FIFA president Sepp Blatter says South Africa should be proud of producing world class soccer stadia for the 2010 World Cup, adding that the facilities will ensure a lasting legacy for the country long after the final whistle is blown.

He was speaking at a plaque unveiling ceremony and the official opening of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) at Soccer City Stadium.

Houses for Ivory Park Residents

Pretoria - For 58-year-old unemployed Lina Hlatshwayo, owning a house of her own was just but a dream. But today, Hlatshwayo is the proud recipient of a newly built house in Ivory Park, Tembisa.

Hlatshwayo is one of 76 recipients of houses built by the Youth Build campaign, an initiative started by the Department of Human Settlements and private sector stakeholders with the aim of raising awareness about the construction sector and the role of the youth in it. About 80 youths from the Gauteng area volunteered their services to the initiative as part of Youth Month celebrations.

"I still can't believe that a few days ago there was nothing," she said, pointing to where the house stands.

"I never lost hope of having a house of my own, I kept on praying daily for the house, my prayers have been answered, I thank God for that," she said with excitement.

The aim of the initiative is to also promote youth access to economic opportunities within the housing sector and promote volunteerism and partnership in communities. The Youth Build campaign started on 23 May 2010 and ends on 4 June.

Mantsopa Community to receive Buyisela Eco-Town Project

Pretoria - As part of World Environment Day celebrations, Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi will on Friday hand over a Buyisela Eco-Town project to the Mantsopa community in the Free State.

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has set aside R400 million for the Buyisela Eco-Towns programme that is being rolled out to 10 municipalities.

The project - Buyisela- is an initiative led by the DEA in partnership with Indalo Yethu and the Department of Water Affairs. This initiative aims to create ten eco-towns modelled on sustainability as a legacy project which will serve as a framework or blueprint for other towns to follow.

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the human environment.

Commemorated each year on 5 June, the day is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.