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The NCA Continuous Professional Development (CPD) trainings continued last week with two separate trainings in Nairobi and Athi River.
The first training took place on the 5th and 6th of April at the Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani, and was open to all registered contractors, covering the Nairobi and Kiambu regions. Over 650 contractors were in attendance at the two day training, themed Project Cash Flow Management. Contractors present were sensitized on opportunities in and requirements for performancRead More
The proposed joint demolition exercise of unsafe buildings and structures by the National Building Inspectorate (NBI) commenced on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 in the Imara Daima area. Since then, further demolitions have taken place in Sinai and Zimmerman on 15th March and 21st -23rd March, 2018 respectively. Heavy rainfall experienced across the country in the last two weeks caused delays in completion of the exercise. NBI is a multi-sectoral agency formed through a presidential directive to inspect already occupied buildings in order to ensurRead More
The National Construction Authority on Thursday, 15th March signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation, allowing for a legal and operational cooperation framework for the implementation of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Road Construction project by the World Bank in Kenya. NCA Executive Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku appended his signature to the agreement during the launch of the SME Road Construction project at the World Bank's Delta Centre offices in Upper Hill, Nairobi .The event was presided over by IFC Country Manager forRead More
The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Chris Obure on Wednesday, March 14th 2018 paid a visit to the National Construction Authority Headquarters’ in Upper Hill. The visit was part of the CAS’s familiarization tour of the Ministry’s departments and agencies as he takes up his new role of enhancing the coordination of activities within the Ministry. Hon. Obure was received by NCA Executive Director Dr. Daniel Manduku, accompanied by Eng. Henry Amaje, Ms. Anne Kiusya and Qs. Jennifer Musyimi, allRead More
The National Construction Authority has called for the collapsing of processes in order to ease the procedure of doing business in the construction industry. Speaking at a media stakeholder’s breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel, NCA Executive Director Dr. Daniel Manduku sought the support of the Chief Guest Mr. Charles Hinga, who has just assumed the office of the Principal Secretary, State Department of Housing and Urban Development. “There is need to push for radical legislation in order to collapse the numerous procedures within the industry,” he said. “In Kenya, it takesRead More
The National Construction Authority held a stakeholders meeting in Narok town on Friday, 9th March 2018. The meeting, held at at the Mara Frontier Hotel, was attended by representatives from the County Commissioner's Office, the Narok County Government, the National Environmental Authority (NEMA), the Narok Contractors Association and the Narok Vocational Training College. Also present were contractors, suppliers, developers, consultants and construction workers all based in the county. Speaking at the event, NCA Regional Offices Manager Arch. Stephen Mwilu emphasised on the need for comRead More
A team from the National Construction Authority, Nairobi Regional Office, conducted an accreditation sensitization exercise at various sites in Wanyee, Dagoretti corner area, Nairobi, on Thursday, 22 nd February, 2018. The quality assurance team, pushing the slogan dubbed ‘Usalama kwa Ujenzi’, interacted with the artisans and were able to educate them about the importance of safety and wearing personal protective equipment to better manage work site risks. It was discovered that many contractors have indeed procured the safety gear required however many a time it never reaches the enRead More
Kenya’s construction industry is set to have an overarching government policy that will inform, guide and serve as its blueprint in the achievement of the sectors objectives and realization of Vision 2030.
National Construction Authority is spearheading this process whose approach will be consultative and collaborative with various industry stakeholders in order to offer comprehensive and exhaustive solutions to the industry’s multi-faceted, multi-dimensional problems.
The agenda for the policyRead More
The National Construction Authority on Friday, 16th February hosted contractors for a plant tour of Mabati Rollling Mills in Athi River as part of its Alternative Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training program The tour, which was specifically meant for contractors registered under NCA categories 7 and 8, started with a demonstration on safety procedures followed by an in-depth presentation by officers from MRM’s business development department on best practices in roofing with a key focus on quality, cost efficient and solution oriented construction. The contractors were alRead More
The National Construction Authority’s Executive Director Dr. Daniel Manduku on Thursday 9th February took part in a consultative meeting aimed at improving Kenya’s performance in the next Annual Ease of Doing Business Report by the World Bank whose data collection process is set to kick off at the end of February. The meeting, which took place at Transcom House in Nairobi, brought together officials from NCA, National Buildings Inspectorate and the State Department of Housing and was co-chaired by Industrialisation and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohamed andRead More