The Big 5 Construct East Africa educational workshops in Nairobi

MKIV7625Workshop at the Big 5 Construct East Africa last year. (Image sourced: DMG events) A series of free-to-attend, practical workshops providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques for architects, interior designers, urban planners, contractors, engineers and consultants taking place 02-04 November 2016, Kenyatta International Conference Centre


Day 1, Wednesday 02 November 2016


Public-private partnerships in delivering East African infrastructure projects

- Private Sector involvement in PPPs in the Eastern Africa region

- Understanding and addressing challenges faced by the EAC member states in embracing the PPP model of procuring infrastructure assets and services

- Looking at the PPP policy, legal regulatory and institutional framework in the EAC member


Charles Kahuthu, CEO - East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture


High Quality Infrastructure Investments

- Africa Construction Trends

- Financing of large infrastructure Projects (>US$50m)

- Challenges and Risks in implementing Mega Projects (Inc. Financing)

Rajiv Sharma, capital projects leader, Deloitte East Africa


Alternative financing options for construction projects

- Working Capital Efficiency of creditors and debtors in construction

- Invoice Discounting available to Construction Firms

- Accessing Export Financing for working capital and plant/machinery purchase

- How can the various financing options support projects within the construction industry?

William Sykes, co-founder, Sunbird Group


Effective Time Management in Construction

- Why do projects experience delays?

- What can you do to manage time better and deliver on time?

- An overview on some of the tools and techniques used in the industry

Dr. Lawrence Mbugua, CEO, Mwanzoni Ltd


Essential skills of project management

There are many skills that could be attributed to effective project management. These skills can be grouped into three main elements with key sub-elements to be observed. They include:

- Communication

- Possess technical knowledge

- Good negotiation skills

- Critical and analytical thinking

- Forecasting and planning

- Personal organization

- Risk management technique

- Team management

- Having a vision

- Leadership

- Delegation

John Rogers – projects director, Robert Gichohi – lead project manager, Mentor Management Ltd, East Africa

Day 2, Thursday 03 November 2016

8:00 - 9:30

How to Trade in Kenya


Africa on the rise? Case Study of Kenya’s Konza Technopolis, Vision 2030 project

- Why Africa needs a Smart City to compete globally

- Smart and sustainable infrastructure; opportunities for investors

- Tapping Africa's innovative ecosystem

Eng. John Tanui, chief executive officer, Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA)


Impossible to ignore: An introduction to BIM and its applications

- Why BIM

- Where is the Value

- Health and Safety

Boni Chileshe, CEO East Africa, AECOM


Innovations in project management: New technologies to track construction projects

- History, today and what the future has forecasted

- Cloud Computing solutions versus on premise

- The role of connected devices technologies (sensors and drones) in project management

Eunice Thirikwa, managing director, Talinda East Africa


Internet Of Things in Africa: Challenges, Progress and Opportunities

- An Introduction to IoT

- IoT in Africa: A focus on the African Context

- Current progress in the Adoption of IoT in Africa

- Future opportunities for IoT in Africa

Tapiwa Chiwewe, research scientist, IBM Research – Africa, South Africa Lab


The Construction Workforce – Securing the Right Skills

- Metamorphosis of the Construction Worker through time

- Modern Day Contractors/Developer Challenges

- Sustainable Approach to Acquiring the Right Construction Teams

Peter K. Warari, founder director, Altima Africa


Material Testing: ensuring compliance with specifications

- Background of Quality Assurance in (Kenya?)

- Background of Specification Development

- Compliance gaps for Testing facilities in Kenya

- Legal framework - Certification & Coordination with National and County Governments

Tom Waiharo, chairman - Association of Materials Testing Kenya & technical director of Mass Labs Ltd

Day 3, Friday 04 November 2016


Breakfast with Architectural Associaton of Kenya (AAK)

0730 - 0745 Registration

0745 – 0845 Breakfast is served

0845 – 0900 Welcome Remarks by Wilson Mugambi - Vice Chairperson, Architects Chapter

0900 – 0930 Designing Secure, Gad Opiyo – Diaspora Deign Build / AAK

0930 – 1000 Security Risk Management for Public Utility Buildings, Dennis Ndwiga – 316 Security Kenya

1000 – 1030 Securing our Built Environment – A Counter Terrorism Approach

1030 – 1050 Q & A

1050 – 1100 Vote of Thanks from Marylyn Mumbua


Paradigm Shift to Green Building in Africa

- Sustainable Development Goals and Green Buildings

- Green Building Rating Systems

- Business case of green building & Economic Opportunities

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, CEO, MSc-Sust. Des. Science, MSc Building Services |MIET, Green Star SA AP-New Buildings, LEED AP (BD+C)


The GreenMark: A National Green Building Standards and Certification System

- Overview of the National Standards Development Process

- Building Green, why does it matter?

- Background of the Green Certification Systems in the built environment

- Overview of the National GreenMark Standards for Green Buildings in Kenya

John Kioli, managing director, Green Building Standards at Green Africa Foundation and Nickson Otieno, coordinator of Green Building Standards at Green Africa Foundation


Introduction to the LEED v4 integrative process

- Introduction to the LEED integrative design process with case study

- Discussing the overall LEED certification process

- Understanding the goals and structure of the LEED v4 rating systems

- Identifying key green building concepts

- Exploring the minimum programme requirements

Mario Seneviratne PEng, IMechE Fellow, LEED Fellow, LEED AP (BD+C), MIEEE, MASHRAE, director, Green Technologies


Case study: Best Green Building in Kenya

Charles Ndungu, architect and director, TRIAD Architects


Green Buildings: Changing the perspective of Valuation Insurance

- The green building market and its dynamics

- How green building features are changing valuations of property and the valuation profession.

- How Green buildings are shaping the insurance industry.

John Kabuye Kalungi, LEED Green Assoc., CPI, managing director, BESIC Group 

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