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Aug

22

2011

Construction Permit Reform in Kenya

Globally, Kenya was ranked 35th (World Bank Doing Business 2011 report) on the ease of dealing with construction permits.  Kenya ranked better on all counts than an average Sub-Saharan country.


Since early 2011, the City Council of Nairobi has been undertaking an initiative that is intended to see the automation of all.....

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Aug

22

2011

Importance of Construction Permit Reform

The enforcement of building permits is so complex that it continues to foment informality. In most developing countries, this rate hovers between 60 to 80 per cent. The end result is poor oversight on safety, and higher costs for the community; while the cost in human lives is most evident, local authorities lose the opportunity to generate more revenues. Entreprene.....

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Aug

30

2011

The Construction Permit

A building permit system is a set of laws and procedures that all building practitioners, such as builders, architects, specialized design consultants, and contractors, have to abide by when engaging in the construction of a new building or in the modification of an existing building that has structural implications.

The main obj.....

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Aug

22

2011

Benefits of Automated Construction Permit Processes

Key Benefits to Property Developers

  1. 1.      Improved Speeds of Permit Issuance – the automated system is expected to reduce the amount of time needed to review and approve a building proposal. This wil.....

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