The 13th edition of Turner & Townsend's International construction market surveycompares cost data across 88 markets in 42 countries – providing comprehensive analysis of construction trends globally, among them Nairobi, Kenya.
The past few years have seen our industry face varied challenges. Despite this, construction markets have remained strong and activity levels have been increasing as the post-pandemic recovery gathers momentum. But now, we are seeing some of the most volatile market conditions even after the COVID-19 pandemic, putting new strains on the sector.
The survey reveals a global construction industry facing headwinds on multiple fronts. Rising demand, labour shortages and supply chain disruption are combining to drive up construction costs.
High levels of global demand have resulted in shortages in Africa, which is directly affecting availability and lead times and consequently many material costs are rising.
KPDA in partnership with Turner & Townsend is pleased to invite you to the KPDA CEO Morning Learning Session on Tuesday 25th October 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel as Rewel Kariuki, Director for cost management at Turner & Townsend presents the ICMS results for East Africa and Kenya in specific. This will be followed by a panel discussion on "Understanding cost movements in these volatile times".
The panel will unpack the current drivers of construction fluctuations in Kenya and the strategies we need to engage in order to brace against these challenges.
We are looking forward to hosting you at the Breakfast!
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
KPDA Secretariat will check-in attendees as they take their Breakfast
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
Welcoming of guests and officially opening the KPDA Morning Learning Session by KPDA Chairman Ken Luusa
Robert holds a Masters in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Structural Engineering.
Roberts’ core strength is in improving project outcomes for clients through insightful team leadership, risk mitigation and unique value addition. In the past10 years at Turner & Townsend he had led teams to deliver greater outcomes to clients everywhere. He has led commissions cutting across retail centers, data centers, education facilities, mixed used developments, corporate spaces to manufacturing facilities. Robert is a highly motivated individual, with specific skills in leadership, quality assurance and conflict resolution.
Rewel leads the cost management unit for Turner & Townsend in Kenya. Rewel holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is a registered Quantity Surveyor and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya. Rewel has 10 years’ experience in the East African region construction and property industry having gained a wealth of experience on a wide array of projects ranging from residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, health, education and mixed-use developments.
He demonstrates strong commercial abilities, with deep knowledge and understanding of cost management, procurement, planning and project management.
Rewel is a proven leader who has the ability to lead teams on complex projects. He has a focused holistic approach on providing business value to each project.
Bharat is a director at Ark Construction Ltd – a leader in the Kenyan construction industry with specialty in general building construction and associated civil works and interior fitouts. He also serves on the board of directors for Purpledot International Ltd a reputable and fast-growing real estate developer in the Kenyan market focusing on light industrial warehousing, commercial and residential real estate projects.
With more than 10 years’ experience in the industry, Bharat has been directly responsible for the significant growth at Ark construction in a very short duration of time that has led the firm to form long lasting partnerships with all stakeholders involved and being the preferred partner of various local and multinational companies.
He has been directly responsible for completely revamping and restructuring the organisations HR structure through hiring, promoting, and training to fill in the resources and skill gap that significantly plagues the industry. He is the brainchild of the first ever graduate trainee programme in the Kenyan construction industry to help bridge the skill gap between school education and real-world requirements.
Bharat is extremely passionate about use of technology in the Construction sector to help overcome challenges that face the construction industry especially after the disruption caused by covid-19 and ongoing global economic downturn significantly affecting the industry to best deliver projects on time, budget and quality and introduced frameworks on management of environment, health and safety measures to match global standards.
Maruza has 17 years of construction and development experience across Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe with listed South African property groups. Maruza returned to Africa in 2012 after studying and practicing modern construction management for 10 years in Australia. Maruza was a finalist in the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Young Professional of the Year competition.
Mutuku is a corporate Member of the Architectural Association of Kenya, Architectural Association of Botswana and Botswana Institute of Development Professions. Mr. Mutuku joined Symbion in 2002 and rose from a junior Architect to an Associate. He is now the Managing Director of Symbion Kenya Limited having being the Director of Conscom Symbion office in Botswana since 2009
Freda Mbugua is a seasoned construction professional with 15+ years industry experience spanning the entire life-cycle of mixed-use real estate and civil infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. She has a proven track record in providing programming direction, monitoring & evaluation of projects. Freda has achieved successful delivery of over US $200m of investment grade developments across key sectors including housing, education, retail, hospitality and transportation.
Her core competencies include: Project Management, Programming, Market, Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, Site Appraisals, Project Governance & Financial Control, Effective Co-ordination of multidisciplinary teams across jurisdictions, Contract Administration, Procurement & Asset Management.
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