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How to build with Beam & Block

Whether this is your first project or you are an experienced builder looking to try something new (and much quicker) Beam and Block can be the right solution for you. Here is a simple step by step guide to using the Ecoconcrete Beam & Block system. Read More…

How to get a quotation
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how to get a quotation: 5 Key Factors we consider

Getting a quotation for your project is one of the most essential processes when planning a project. Your project cost estimate consists of all expenditures, including site preparation, getting plans, and approvals, constructing and landscaping and finishing touches, which means the client can utilize this important aspect of construction from the initial stages of the project until the end. The procedure is almost the same when seeking a quotation for your floor as it is part of your construction project.

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Construction industry: Will POLITICAL UNREST affect your construction project?

Politics play a major role in building or breaking a country’s economy. But the construction industry in Kenya is exceedingly imperative in the country’s economy. While political figures use the campaigning period to look attractive and win voters by promising infrastructure upgrades, create regulations, and laws, the construction industry is affected directly and indirectly. How will the political atmosphere in Kenya affect the construction industry?

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A look around our floor slab production yard

In this video, we take a look at the precast beam and block production process at our purpose-built yard in Athi River. Our Managing Director will talk through our manufacturing method and show you how we create the strength in our beams, as well as the talk about curing times, testing and much, much more.

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Building code
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Building code: is it in need of an overhaul

The Kenya Building Code serves as a guiding document for construction projects in the country. Its rules and ordinance govern all types of buildings constructed in a country, including commercial and residential buildings. The aim of the building code is to help developers meet the minimum standards for your project.

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Waterproof for Flat roof: all you need to know

The roof of a home is often forgotten, perhaps because it is out of sight. Nonetheless, this relevant part of your building is continually exposed to moisture and other harsh elements, causing weakening and fast deterioration if regular maintenance checks aren’t in place to ensure you get the most out of your roof. 

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Grouting in beam and block
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Grouting In Beam and Block Slab Technology

Grout an essential part of the beam and block floor installation process. When you install the beam and block slab, you need to grout and doing it in the right way can mean the difference between the looks and performance of your floor over time. Grouting the beam and block surface is when everything starts coming together.

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Covid 19 and the construction industry: A glimmer of hope.

COVID-19 sent shockwaves worldwide affecting economies and industries in this countries. the pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020. As kenya moved into the second, third and now the fourth waves of the pandemic we are witnessing a recession of all times. However, diverging recovery paths are emerging. Amid the doom and gloom of 2020, recent vaccine announcements offer some glimmer of hope for 2021 and beyond. It feels like we are seeing the first steps towards light at the end of the tunnel.

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Flat roof slab system: 7 benefits you shouldn’t ignore

When it comes to building construction, the norm has been to build pitched roofs to achieve a desired appearance. However, times are changing. Roofing is been revolutionized in a sense that building owners and investors are not limited to the usual choices hence the beam and block flat roof slab system.

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Flooding
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Flooding: reducing the Vulnerability of building to flood in Kenya

In Kenya, the populations is harmed by natural disasters such as floods. They are as well at chronic risks of building disruptions, damages and even spontaneous collapse. To address this challenge, the key players are striving to put in place appropriate policies and strategies to increase the resilience and safety of buildin.

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Kisumu building collapse
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Building Collapse: What are The Main Causes

Kenya is an emerging middle income country with a growing economy. However the country is also highly vulnerable to recurrent and risks of cases of major building collapse. To facilitate the construction of safe and resilient buildings, effective building
regulatory frameworks should be followed.

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Health and Safety and Beam And Block Flooring

Construction Site health and safety is crucial, regardless of its size. Without proper safety measures, workers are at risk of injuries or even death. Let us focus on site safety and safety in the Beam and Block floor installation site.

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Beam and Block in affordable housing

Kenya population continues to grow every year. With over 50 million people, and most of them in search for affordable housing, the trend is creating a demand for real estate sector. To curb the demand, private companies such as EcoConcrete Ltd are taking measure to come up with affordable housing projects for the everyone.

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Beam and Block: Using it on extreme slopes

There is a saying that “when the going gets tough the tough get going”. This has proved to be a very accurate statement over the years for many. But we like to think that when the going gets tough, the tough get smarter!

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How to install Beam & Block

Health and safety procedures must be implemented and the Installation should be carried out in accordance with the Codes of Practice for Safe working environments and the laws of Kenya. Helmet and Gloves are a necessity.

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Where to use Beam & Block flooring system

Beam and Block flooring can be used in a variety of situations. It is used for many reasons. But the end result must always be that it is fit for purpose and upholds the integrity of the build.
Beam and block is used to overcome physical challenges that a site may have.

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What is a beam and block flooring system?

Beam and block is a construction method to support flooring, especially for ground floors as well as multi storey buildings. It is made of cast concrete, one piece of which is a prestressed concrete beam, which can be an inverted T-shaped beam, or lintel, the other piece being a simple rectangular block. The blocks are placed at regular intervals and the beams placed between them to form a connection between each block section. They form a support for the next layer of flooring materials.

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How to Build with Beam & block

Whether this is your first project or you are an experienced builder looking to try something new (and much quicker) Beam and Block can be the right solution for you. Here is a simple step by step guide to using the Ecoconcrete Beam & Block system.

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