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Kpaduma Residents Appeal Over Demolition

Nigeria: Kpaduma Residents Appeal Over Demolition - Residents of Kpaduma village in Asokoro extension of the FCT yesterday appealed to the FCT minister to intervene in the planned demolition of their homes. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: BUA Group Builds U.S.$500Million Cement Plant at Okpella

Nigeria: BUA Group Builds U.S.$500Million Cement Plant at Okpella - An indigenous company, BUA Group, has embarked on the building of a $500 million cement plant at Okpella community in Edo. [AA Construction]

Blue Award 2012

Blue Award 2012 - The Blue Award is a biennial, international student competition and awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability in the academic fields of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. The economical, cultural and social dimensions of sustainable development should be equal in significance ...31.05.2011 [WAC Latest News]

Building Collapse - NBRRI to Establish Material Testing Centre in Abuja

Nigeria: Building Collapse - NBRRI to Establish Material Testing Centre in Abuja - Worried by the incessant collapse of building in the country, federal government has said that it would empower the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) to establish Material Testing Laboratory to be cited in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the testing of building material before use. [AA Construction]

Cement Production And Survival of the Construction Industry

Nigeria: Cement Production And Survival of the Construction Industry - Many Nigerians would have expected that by now the price of cement should be below N1, 000 going by the various efforts of the Federal Government to liberate the sub-sector as well as the promises and pronouncements by major cement manufacturers in the country. [AA Construction]

Northern Railway Project Resumes

Namibia: Northern Railway Project Resumes - THE construction of the Ondangwa-Oshikango railway line is expected to start on June 1 after a delay of more than a year. [AA Construction]

Abuja Artisans And Their Elusive Mansions

Nigeria: Abuja Artisans And Their Elusive Mansions - New mansions spring up in the federal capital daily and while they beautify the city and also offer shelter to their occupants, the poor laborers who help build these master pieces are surprisingly, wallowing in abject poverty. [AA Urbanisation]

Architects Canvass Recreation of Urban Planning Laws

Nigeria: Architects Canvass Recreation of Urban Planning Laws - Leadership of Lagos State chapter of Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) has revealed that the prevailing town planning and urban development laws in the country are defective considering their inability to effect a live, work and recreate residential platform. [AA Urbanisation]

Cement Price Crashes

Nigeria: Cement Price Crashes - Barely two weeks after President Goodluck Jonathan met with the country's investors in the cement sector of the economy, the price of the product has fallen from N3,000 to N1,750 in Lagos and some parts of the North. [AA Construction]

Unifemga to Build 200-Bedroom Hostel for OAU Students

Nigeria: Unifemga to Build 200-Bedroom Hostel for OAU Students - Worried by the inadequate hostel accommodation for students of Obafemi Awolowo University ile-ife, the Muslim graduates of the institution (UNIFEMGA) is set to build a multi-million naira 200-bedroom hostel. [AA Construction]

Migrants Reluctant to Embrace Formal Housing

Namibia: Migrants Reluctant to Embrace Formal Housing - SLOW delivery of serviced land as well as unaffordable prices are just two of a number of reasons why people migrating from rural to urban areas prefer to live in informal settlements instead of investing in formal urban housing. [AA Urbanisation]

Put Your Shoes Into My Shoes

South Africa: Put Your Shoes Into My Shoes - Sharon and Conway Payn from the Symphony Way pavement dwellers discuss the unkept promises the South African government made about housing and their experiences on Symphony Way. [AA Urbanisation]

Pylon Design Competition

Pylon Design Competition - This new RIBA Competition invites architects, engineers, designers and students of these disciplines to come up with proposals for a new generation of electricity pylon. As well as exploring the design of the ‘object’, this competition also seeks to explore the relationship between our energy infras ...24.05.2011 [WAC Latest News]

CRE to Support Real Estate Developers

Rwanda: CRE to Support Real Estate Developers - Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and International Real Property Foundation have promised to continue providing technical support to ensure the development of the local real estate industry. [AA Urbanisation]

Gov't to Construct New Clinical Lab

Rwanda: Gov't to Construct New Clinical Lab - In efforts to reduce overdependency on international laboratories, the government is planning to construct a new laboratory. [AA Construction]

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