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Tracking activities on your site

Tracking activities on your site – If you have decided to go the self-build way and have engaged the services of a contractor, it is possible for you to get…

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Construction Developer's delight

How to build shopping malls……..by the promoter of the world’s busiest mall

How to build shopping malls……..by the promoter of the world’s busiest mall- The Dubai Mall is the most visited place on earth. 80million shoppers visit it every year and it…

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Construction

Hollow vs Solid Slab for your Decking

HOLLOW VS SOLID SLAB FOR YOUR DECKING – PREAMBLE/INTRODUCTION Over the years, design and construction methods of buildings have evolved. These evolu¬tion has led to many options of design and…

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Construction

Floor Layout Basics

How to plan your building For most people what they consider as building plan is actually not. The most important part of a home is the interior because the ease…

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Construction

Construction costs jump by 32%

The cost of building an average family home has jumped by a third since January 2016. Our analysis of the cost of constructing a 4 bedroom detached house with pad…

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Construction

Building Materials Prices as at April 2017 compared with October 2016

Get to know how the building material prices has gone up from October, 2016. Click the link below to download the prices as at April, 2017 compared with the prices…

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Construction

The Red Road: How to construct Estate Roads with Lateritic Pavers

In-tune Developers and Estate Owners with an eye for budget-friendly yet aesthetically-appealing, stable, strong and durable estate infrastructure are already exploring the option of adopting the ‘red road’ technology. With…

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Construction

Why You Need a Material Schedule

Sometimes the use of direct labour in conjunction with supervisory and quality control inputs from one or two professionals is seen as a more budget-friendly approach to the delivery of…

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Construction

Bill of quantities: Counting your construction costs

Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is literally the quantities of different materials required for a construction project. For the cost conscious layman it should actually be the starting point of his…

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Construction

Casting Ground Beam for Raft foundation

When constructing your raft foundation, the ground beams are very important because there take away the loads of the walls and columns of the building and spread them over the…

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Architectural Forms Construction

Architectural FORMS: TownHouse Design- Getting More from Less

A funny thing is happening with this recession – developed property prices might be stagnant but land prices are going up in desired locations. Banana Island land prices are north…

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Construction

Building Materials Prices as at January, 2017

The cost of construction has not gone up significantly in the last three months. Comparing the current prices of building materials (see next two pages) and prices in October 2016…

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