April 2011

President Commissions U.S.$2 Million Church Complex

Zimbabwe: President Commissions U.S.$2 Million Church Complex - PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday officially opened the US$2 million Zion Christian Church multi -purpose Mbungo Conference Centre in Bikita, Masvingo. [AA Construction]

d3 Natural Systems Competition 2011

d3 Natural Systems Competition 2011 - The d3 Natural Systems competition for 2011 invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects. The competition calls for innovative proposals t ...21.04.2011 [WAC Latest News]

SENIOR PROPERTY PROJECTS MANAGER – Pakistan

SENIOR PROEPRTY PROJECTS MANAGER – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Report to the General Manager/CEO and manage the project management team to effect capital property assets, monitor the activities of all related parties for the design and delivery of monumental projects ranging up to US$1billion.
They need a pro-active person to keep GM/CEO informed of ongoing activities, developments and potential problems to ensure best practice and effective delivery of projects. You would be required to design and implement agreed strategies, systems, controls and programmes that support these objectives.
Your ability to maintain close liaison with colleagues and all outside Consultants and Contractors to promote adherence to company policies, standard operating procedures and objectives. You will keep a keen eye on the financial management of projects, from initial tender stage through all payments to conclusion of the project.

SENIOR PROPERTY PROJECTS MANAGER – Pakistan

SENIOR PROEPRTY PROJECTS MANAGER – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Report to the General Manager/CEO and manage the project management team to effect capital property assets, monitor the activities of all related parties for the design and delivery of monumental projects ranging up to US$1billion.
They need a pro-active person to keep GM/CEO informed of ongoing activities, developments and potential problems to ensure best practice and effective delivery of projects. You would be required to design and implement agreed strategies, systems, controls and programmes that support these objectives.
Your ability to maintain close liaison with colleagues and all outside Consultants and Contractors to promote adherence to company policies, standard operating procedures and objectives. You will keep a keen eye on the financial management of projects, from initial tender stage through all payments to conclusion of the project.

SENIOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Pakistan

SENIOR PROEPERTY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Join this team to realise this vision! Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for the conceptual and commercial success of allocated property developments which could exceed US$1billion. To achieve this you will need to have an understanding of the market-place and manage the multi-disciplinary processes.
You must have a proven track record and the ability to act independently, translate visions into successful projects whilst thinking analytically, undertaking feasibility studies, manage budgets and participate in high level commercial negotiations as well as liaise with all professionals, clients, marketing & sales, the finance division and outside parties to effect successful delivery of fast track projects.

SENIOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Pakistan

SENIOR PROEPERTY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Join this team to realise this vision! Reporting to the Director, you will be responsible for the conceptual and commercial success of allocated property developments which could exceed US$1billion. To achieve this you will need to have an understanding of the market-place and manage the multi-disciplinary processes.
You must have a proven track record and the ability to act independently, translate visions into successful projects whilst thinking analytically, undertaking feasibility studies, manage budgets and participate in high level commercial negotiations as well as liaise with all professionals, clients, marketing & sales, the finance division and outside parties to effect successful delivery of fast track projects.

B Sc Degree in Architecture/Building/Civil/Quantity Surveying

DIRECTOR – PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT MANAGERMENT - Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director - Property Development & Projects will contribute to the development of departmental and project strategies and manage the translation of approved strategies into development and project master plans.
Your man management skills must be of the finest order as you will manage the department team engaged in the cost effective design and construction of assigned capital property assets, monitor the activities of all related parties to ensure completion within agreed time programme, cost and spec.

DIRECTOR – PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT MANAGERMENT - Pakistan

DIRECTOR – PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT MANAGERMENT - Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director - Property Development & Projects will contribute to the development of departmental and project strategies and manage the translation of approved strategies into development and project master plans.
Your man management skills must be of the finest order as you will manage the department team engaged in the cost effective design and construction of assigned capital property assets, monitor the activities of all related parties to ensure completion within agreed time programme, cost and spec.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
To achieve this vision, they need a Business Development Manager. You will be responsible to identify, establish, design, implement and control the overall marketing and research strategy.
You need to have your finger on the pulse by continual market surveys, analysing the over supply and demand situation in the property market, identifying future competitors as well.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
To achieve this vision, they need a Business Development Manager. You will be responsible to identify, establish, design, implement and control the overall marketing and research strategy.
You need to have your finger on the pulse by continual market surveys, analysing the over supply and demand situation in the property market, identifying future competitors as well.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Property Developments and Projects) – Pakistan
Largest property developer in the Middle East with an emphasis on improving society’s quality of life by creating places for people to live, work and relax.
To achieve this vision, they need a Business Development Manager. You will be responsible to identify, establish, design, implement and control the overall marketing and research strategy.
You need to have your finger on the pulse by continual market surveys, analysing the over supply and demand situation in the property market, identifying future competitors as well.

Getfund Undertakes 91 Projects in Ashanti

Ghana: Getfund Undertakes 91 Projects in Ashanti - A TOTAL of 91 projects, made up of classrooms and other school infrastructure, have been put up by the Ashanti Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), as part of efforts to improve teaching and learning in schools in the region. [AA Urbanisation]

Ghana: Ga South Assembly Orders Removal of Billboards, Illegal Structures

Ghana: Ga South Assembly Orders Removal of Billboards, Illegal Structures - The Works Foreman of Ga South Municipal Assembly, Azameti Albert Dodzi, has called for the removal of all temporary structures and illegal billboards in the municipality, because they were being a nuisance preventing officials of the Ministry of Roads and Highways from erecting traffic lights and road sign posts. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: Benguela Prison Overcrowding Worries Human Rights Official

Angola: Benguela Prison Overcrowding Worries Human Rights Official - The state Secretary for Human Rights, António Bento Bembe, expressed his concern about the overcrowding of Benguela's Central Prison, a fact that createsconstraints to accommodation of inmates, ANGOP has learnt. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: Over 3000 Houses to be Concluded in New Kilamba Kiaxi's Town

Angola: Over 3000 Houses to be Concluded in New Kilamba Kiaxi's Town - Some 3,018 residences will be concluded between May and June in the new Kilamba Kiaxi's town in Luanda by the Angolan government. [AA Construction]

Namibia: Founding Father Supports Construction of Kempinski

Namibia: Founding Father Supports Construction of Kempinski - Former President, Dr Sam Nujoma, has come out in support of the developers of the Kempinski Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, saying that the public outcry regarding the construction of the hotel has defeated government objectives. [AA Construction]

The Time Honored Architectural Conservation Documentation Project

The Time Honored Architectural Conservation Documentation Project - The website of the Time Honored Architectural Conservation Documentation Project aims to supplement an emerging three-volume series of books that was launched in 2009. Its primary purpose is to assist readers and researchers to find the various examples of conserved built heritage that are referred ...19.04.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Malanje to Gain 6,000 Houses This Year

Angola: Malanje to Gain 6,000 Houses This Year - 6,000 residences will be built this year in Malanje province, under the urbanisation and housing national programme started in 2008, countrywide,Angop has learnt. [AA Urbanisation]

House Prices Fall As Volumes Increase

Namibia: House Prices Fall As Volumes Increase - The FNB Namibia House Price Index fell 12,4 basis points in November, as the distribution of housing sizes returned to normal, with significantly higher volumes in the lower price segments. [AA Urbanisation]

Architectural Association Compiles Report On Regulating the Built Areas

Kenya: Architectural Association Compiles Report On Regulating the Built Areas - The Architectural Association of Kenya is set to release the final report on ways to improve the built environment in line with the changing landscape of development. [AA Construction]

Architectural Association's Golf Day

Kenya: Architectural Association's Golf Day - On Friday, the Royal Nairobi golf club in Karen was more proof of Nairobi's increasing love for the game of golf. This day, the people enjoying the fairways were the good folks at the Architectural Association of Kenya led by their chairman Steven Oundo. The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is a building professionals' organisation with membership drawn from architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, town planners and landscape architects. [AA Construction]

Construction Blocks Shortgage Bites Coast

Kenya: Construction Blocks Shortgage Bites Coast - Property developers at the Coast are feeling the pinch of the rising fuel prices in the country, which have pushed up the overall costs of construction. [AA Construction]

Easy Loans Drive Investments in Real Estate to Satellite Towns

Kenya: Easy Loans Drive Investments in Real Estate to Satellite Towns - For several weeks now, a giant billboard erected by Fidelity Bank at the Nairobi railway station intersection has been attracting the attention of thousands of people who use the busy Uhuru Highway each day, announcing easy loans for construction. [AA Construction]

Architecture Studio: Shanghai

Architecture Studio: Shanghai - Architecture Studio: Shanghai is a three-week program held at The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture Study Centre in Shanghai. Taught by professors from The University of Hong Kong, as well as architects and scholars from Shanghai, the course offers participants a design studio experien ...19.04.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Corruption : SIU probes housing contracts

By Francis Hweshe

Cape Town - The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating 20 questionable housing contracts nationally, with an estimated value of R2 billion.

Two of the investigations have been completed and the dockets are now in the hands of the police.

Public Works aims high in job creation targets

By Francis Hweshe

Cape Town - Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde has given an undertaking to Parliament that her department would make a major contribution towards helping government meet its job creation targets through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The minister, along with several high profile staff, faced the Portfolio Committee on Public Works on Tuesday to present the department's 2011-2014 strategic plan.

The EPWP was projected to create 868 000 work opportunities for poor and unskilled South Africans between 2011 and 2012. Fifty-five percent of that figure is expected to be women, 40 percent youth, and two percent for people with disabilities.

In the 2012 and 2013 period, the project aims to produce over 1.2 million job opportunities, while in the 2013-2014 period; the target is over 1.6 million jobs opportunities.

By 2014, the department is hoping to have created 4.5 million job opportunities and "ongoing work opportunities with an average duration of 100 days."

However, the committee expressed concern that the EPWP had "slowed down" and delivered only 2.4 million job opportunities since its inception in 2004.

Zimbabwe: Fire Guts Down Bowline Factory

Zimbabwe: Fire Guts Down Bowline Factory - BOWLINE Furnishers factory was yesterday gutted by fire and raw materials, finished goods and machinery all worth over US$10 million was destroyed. [AA Urbanisation]

Pokot Cement Plant Yet to Come

Kenya: Pokot Cement Plant Yet to Come - Construction of the Pokot Cement Factory at a cost of Ksh 12 Billion has delayed to take off more than eight month since Prime Minister Raila Odinga commissioned the project. [AA Construction]

Construction to Begin On $2.5 Billion Imo Refinery Project Soon

Nigeria: Construction to Begin On $2.5 Billion Imo Refinery Project Soon - Chukwueke - Construction work is set to begin on the Imo Refinery and Petrochemical project as soon as the final approval is given by the Federal Government, says Dr. Anthony Chukwueke, chairman of the implementation committee for the Imo Refinery and Petrochemical Project. [AA Construction]

Nkroful City Project Critical to Development of Nzema

Ghana: Nkroful City Project Critical to Development of Nzema - AN IDEA conceived for the conversion of Nkroful, birth place of Ghana's first president, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, into a modern city by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ellembelle Constituency, has received the endorsement of the government, according to information gathered by the Western File. [AA Construction]