Architectural Sustainability- A Vital Ingredient for Buildings

Architectural Sustainability- A Vital Ingredient for Buildings

Hardly any architect today design without sustainability in mind. Sustainability is on practically every conference agenda related to design, planning, construction and real estate development. But what does it mean to…

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White Massing

Architects Need To Address The “Whole-Life Building Performance” Challenge

The rise in extreme weather events in many parts of the world, Increase in draught and flooding risks, Less stable ground conditions and dramatic shifts…

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Green Building Tech

Green Star Building Technologies Framework

To boost use of natural elements and enhance the performance of a building green technologies should be adopted for any design. Performance is measurable through continued energy use reduction, water use reduction and improved health and well being of occupants.

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Where will my next House be?

Where will my next House be?

When one decides to buy a house, one feels real excitement only associated with childhood memories such as when you would join the school trip to the agricultural show or when circus comes to town.

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Editor_Arch. Caleb Mutali

From The Editors Desk_Shining the Beam on BIM

With every issue, I hope that you are finding ‘The Architect’ magazine an interesting read ever since it was revamped. Now some simple lessons in life your mama should have told you: your office needs to remain abreast with the latest technology innovations to remain relevant in the region.

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Deliver Higher-Quality Designs With Bim For Building Projects

Deliver Higher-Quality Designs With Bim For Building Projects

In competitive environments, accurate designs are key to achieving business objectives. Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Building Design and Engineering helps reduce the risk of errors through integrated design, engineering, and fabrication workflows.

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Architects As Initiators of Change

Architects As Initiators of Change

Kenyan architects are working in contexts characterised by poverty, environmental chaos, rapid urbanisation and at times, political violence. Their profession validity is at stake unless the social and physical priorities dictated by these contexts are identified and adopted. The profession’s effective contributions to development and to economically and politically weaker communities must be addressed.

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Pimp my design?

Pimp my design?

The use of digital technologies has assimilated itself exponentially in the AEC professions. Often, engineering and construction professionals have embraced software in mid and end processes of project delivery. Architects and Landscapers engage these processes as extensions of sketching, modelling and documentation from concept to project delivery.

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UoN Admin Block

Registration of Contractors

The National Construction Authority Act No. 41 of 2011 (‘the Act’) establishes the National Construction Authority. In the current government structure, the Authority is placed under the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban

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