Bernice Kimani

STEEL PRICES ARE UP 30%, POST TENSION YOUR SLABS.

Steel prices have increased globally by 30% causing a spike in construction costs in the real estate industry. This has consequently affected the prevailing housing prices making home ownership an increasingly costly endeavor for new homeowners. In time there is a significant reduction in the uptake of housing as mortgage financing rates go beyond the …

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POST TENSION TECHNOLOGY COST SAVING IN CONSTRUCTION.

With advancement in building technologies, builders have tried out various systems to address construction challenges and improve efficiency in projects. Over time, some systems have proven to be better suited as regards ease of execution and cost savings on site. One of the systems tried out extensively in building construction is post tension technology. In …

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Diamond Plaza Multi-storey Building.

Diamond Plaza Multi-storey Building. Diamond Plaza building is a 17-story Mixed-use building in Parklands, Nairobi, with malls, restaurants, and offices. During its construction, there was a change of design proposal by the client. The design change entailed an additional five floors on top of the original building. Somers Engineering was engaged to re-design and retrofit …

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Post-Tensioned Bridge, Nakivubo Channel Kampala.

After the completion of construction on a commercial building in Kampala Central business district, there was a need to provide vehicular access to the building from the city centre, across the Nakivubo channel. Therefore, to address this need, a bridge was designed to span over the 13-meter-wide drainage channel. Somers Engineering was appointed to design, …

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Post Tensioning on Holy Family Basilica – Parking Silo, Nairobi

Post tensioning is a method of prestressing concrete which employs use of high strength steel tendons, that are stressed after concrete placement. Post tensioning allows for the reduction in quantity of reinforcement, longer spans with fewer supports and thinner structural members, thereby reducing material quantities. Holy Family Basilica project is a 4-level basement parking silo …

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