The Built Environment Consultancies

 
Title:Kwale District and Mombasa Mainland South Regional Physical Development Plan 2004–2034
Lead Researcher:Mr. Herbert Musoga, Assistant Director of Physical Planning (Team Leader) & DURP
Desciption

The Kwale District and Mombasa Mainland South Regional Development Plan is a long-term plan intended
to suggest a spatial framework for development of the region for a period of 30 years. It articulates
the aims of the Government of Kenya, local authorities and the citizens of Kwale and Mombasa Mainland
South. It also proposes strategies and policies intended to achieve those aims. The mandate to prepare the
plan derives from the provisions of the Physical Planning Act Cap 286 of the Laws of Kenya.
The Plan has been prepared in the context of the global goal of sustainable human settlement development
in an urbanizing world and Millennium Development Goals, 2000. It employs a participatory
approach to planning in appreciation of the local aspirations and resource realities and consists of the
written statement and graphical representation of the existing and proposed spatial structure. The following
paragraphs are an exposition of the mission statement, problem statement, vision, objectives,
methodology and the policy and legal context that set the stage for the rest of the document.

Department of Urban And Regional Planning
 
Title:Mainstream Consultancy
Lead Researcher:Consultancy by Members of Staff-Department of Architecture & Building Science
Desciption

No.

Name

Project name

1.

Department of Architecture & Building Science

  • Proposed bridge at Nairobi River (Kijabe Street),  
  • Ministry of Environment & Mineral Resources. Evaluation of Blocks D&E, Kenya Industrial Research Institute (KIRDI)

2.

Arch. E. Abonyo

  • Chiromo Human Anatomy Annexe,
  • Chiromo Campus Extensions and Renovations to Engineering Building (UoN)
  • Extensions and renovations to Estate Building (UoN)

3.

Arch. F.G. Mungai

  • Kenya National Library (Vision 2030 flagship)
  • Office Building, Upper Hill
  • Residential Development, Yaya Centre

4.

Arch. E. Oyaro

  • Economics Stimulus (GoK)
  • Technical Development Centre, Athi River (Ministry of Coop Dev)

5.

Arch. E. Liku

  • Design & Construction Supervision of tuition & office block (South Eastern University College)
  • Design of Model Trauma Hospital, Rongai

 

6.

Arch. Mahinda

  • Pharmacy project (UoN)

7.

Arch. Dr. P. Makachia

  • Residential House – Oyugis
  • Proposed ACK Church at Ruai

8.

Mr. S. Nyamato:

  • Renovations/modifications to 23 District/Provincial
  • hospitals in Kenya, SIMED International
  • Proposed housing development at the Chuka County
  • Estate, Tigoni       Proposed new Townhouses, Kaputei Grove, Kileleshwa
  • Proposed new Townhouses, Rosslyn, Nairobi
  • Proposed Pediatric Medical Clinic at 5th Avenue, Ngong Road
  • Proposed sports complex for Peponi School, Ruiru
  • Proposed commercial development, Elgon road, Upper Hill

9.

Arch. N. Musyoki

  • South Eastern University SEUCO
  • Proposed training hotel & conference centre for
  • Machakos
  • Technical Training Institute
  • Proposed classrooms & lecture theatre for Machakos Technical Training Institute
  • Proposed commercial development for Africa Brotherhood Church, Machakos

 

10.

Arch. Dr. L. Shihembetsa

  • Proposed church for Friends Church (Quakers),
  • Buruburu, Nairobi Proposed multi-purpose hall for Friends Church (Quakers), Kakamega
  • Proposed students’ dormitories for Kakamega High School
  • Proposed classrooms for Ikonyero Secondary School, Kakamega

11.

Arch. B. Ladu

  • Proposed Coast Water Services Board
  • Mombasa Development NKG Coffee Factor, Ruiru (Attch 9)

 

Arch. M. Kimeu

  • CUEA Hall
  • Jodala Complex
  • Hospital for Daughters of Charity, Karen
  • Hospital for MSF Belgium, Langata South

 

 
Title:CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY TO IDENTIFY INVESTMENTS FOR KAVUNYALALO IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE PROJECT.
Lead Researcher:
Dr. Mary Kimani
Desciption

Background

The proposed Kavunyalalo irrigation development project is located in the Coast Province, Malindi District.  The project is about 20km from Malindi town.  Kavunyalalo irrigation development lies within the Sabaki/Athi River floods plain at the lower reaches of the River. It’s one of the project earmarked in the 1992 water master plan potential irrigation area.

 
Title:ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED NGONG SOUTH WIND POWER FARM
Lead Researcher:
Dr. Mary Kimani
Desciption

Introduction

PRUNUS ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD has secured a concession from the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) for approximately 300 ha of land (actual project area 100-150 hectares) in Ngong South Forest to erect a 50 MW Wind Power Project.  The site is situated approximately 8km South of Ngong Town.  The project will comprise of up to 25 turbines  (2 MW Vestas 80 turbines) mounted on 67 metres high towers supported by the necessary  electrical power generation and transmission infrastructure for such a project.  The proposed project is in line with the Energy Act of 2006 which, amongst other national objectives, provides  for the development of renewable energy and the Forests Act 0f 2005 which makes provisions for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in the sustainable development of Protected Areas (PAs) under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Forest Service.

 
Title:Water Harvesting for sustainable environment, food security and community development in Kenya
Lead Researcher:
Dr. Mary Kimani
Desciption

Water has become increasingly inaccessible to a vast majority of people in the world today.  The 3rd World Water Forum1 observed that the demand for water is increasing at an exponential rate relative to the world’s population growth rate and poverty is the most significant factor that interferes with meeting that demand.  Challenges arising from lack of access to water cut across societies.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 2.2 million diarrhoea deaths related to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene every year.  Those at greatest risk of waterborne disease are infants and young children, people who are debilitated or living under unsanitary conditions and the elderly.

 
Title:Sustainable Buildings Policies in Developing Countries
Lead Researcher:
Dr. Samuel Obiero and Mr. Charles Osengo
Desciption

The SPOD Project aims to create the capacity for countries to establish a policy foundation for mainstreaming sustainable construction of building, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and to assist developing countries in efforts of poverty alleviation, social equity and economic prosperity. SPOD will provide a Quick-Scan Tool  (hereinafter referred to as "QST") for government to evaluate relevant policy measures according to existing barriers and opportunities at national and local level.  The Project will also develop Policy Building Blocks (hereinafter referred to as "PBB"), which consists of tools and methodologies to design and employ the most suitable sustainable building policy tools.  The Quick-scan tool and policy building blocks will be tested and verified in the two pilot locations, Nairobi Kenya and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).  The outputs of the project will be disseminated through an innovative strategy of partner networks.

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