Top 7 construction associations in Kenya

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Top 7 leading construction associations in Kenya

Want to enter Kenya’s construction industry as a contractor, an architect or a quantity surveyor? Read about the best construction associations in Kenya that you might find necessary to join:

Roads and Civil Engineering Contractors Association(RACECA)

RACECA develops local construction capacity by promoting and encouraging training of persons engaged in the work of roads and civil engineering construction by use of appropriate modern technology; engage in research and development, establish where practible suitable bodies for further education and generally encourage the universal adoption of tried and efficient standards conducive to ordered development.

RACECA promotes the positive contribution that the civil engineering industry makes to the East African nations. The Industry is an integral part of the economy and RACECA members construct and maintain national infrastructure which is fundamental to both the social and economic needs of the countries.

Association of Construction Managers of Kenya (ACMK)

The Association of Construction Managers of Kenya (ACMK) is an association of professionals who have come together to promote the professional practice of construction and project management in Kenya. ACMK is one of the leading construction associations in Kenya.

The association is a platform where professionals in the field of construction management and construction project management are recognized in the industry and appreciated by players in the construction industry such as the government, developers and other professionals in the industry.

The association aims to regularize and streamline the practice of construction and project management in Kenya by creating necessary codes of conduct for members, develop appropriate procedures of practice and ensure strict pre-qualification of members.

Kenya Property Developers Association(KPDA)

The Kenya Property Developers Association was established in Nairobi in 2006 as the representative body of the residential, commercial and industrial property development sector in Kenya. It is an emerging Business Member Organisation which works in proactive partnership with policy-makers, financiers and citizens to ensure that the property development industry grows rapidly but in an organized, efficient, economical and ethical manner.

The association ‘s objectives are to work with the Government and other stakeholders to:

  • promote policies that stimulate the property sector;
  • Contributing to excellence in building through promotion of world-class ethical standards and educational programs;
  • Compiling focused research and analysis to inform investment decisions, policy analysis and public education;
  • Providing a forum where property investors can share expertise and build business contacts.

Kenya Association of Building and Engineering Consultants KABCEC

 KABCEC ranks as one of the top construction associations in Kenya.Its main is to protect the interests of our members in the course of their businesses. It is in the view of this objective that KABCEC participates actively in the formulation, revision and amendment of conditions of Contract for Building works.

One of the leading construction associations in Kenya,  KABCEC also does the following:

  • Establishing amicable arrangements and relations between our members and their workmen. The Association works hand in hand with the Union and the Ministry of Labour in formulating the minimum terms and conditions of employment for construction workers contained in a Collective Bargain Agreement (CBA). We have identified and attempted to resolve potential areas of conflict such as hours of work, leave, holidays, safari allowance etc.
  • We are also concerned with promoting co-operation among Contractors as pertains the terms and conditions of Contract.
  • Formulating as well as promoting improvements and opposing alterations in Legislation affecting the Construction Industry i.e. Withholding Tax, Transportation of Construction Workers etc.
  • To offer legal, pecuniary or other form of assistance to our members during Trade Disputes and in matters relating to their Contractual Obligations

Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK)

Established in 1967, the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) is Kenya’s leading Association for construction industry professionals in the built and natural environment in Kenya incorporating Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Town Planners, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Environmental Design Consultants and Construction Project Managers.

The Association is registered under the Societies Act and brings together professionals from the Private Sector, Public Sector and Academia. The Association also acts as a link between professionals and stakeholders in the construction industry: Including policymakers, manufacturers, real estate developers and financial institutions.

Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)

The Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) also ranks as one of the leading construction associations in Kenya. IQSK brings together professionals trained and registered to work as quantity surveyors in Kenya. The institute exists to advance the profession of quantity surveying by providing members with opportunities for professional development, and networking. It also serves other professionals in the building and construction industry and regulatory bodies by acting as the custodian of the interests of quantity surveyors in Kenya.

IQSK began operations in 1994. Since then, the institute has grown to become one on of the most recognizable professional associations in Kenya. The Institute registers interested persons to be full or associate members. The day to day operations of the institute are undertaken by the council, and is supported by the IQSK Secretariat.

Kenya Federation of Master Builders

The Kenya Federation of Master Builders is the Contractors’​ Association of Kenya. KFMB is a non-profit organization established under the Societies Act of Kenya to protect the interests of Kenyan construction firms. It ranks as one of the leading construction associations in Kenya.

The Federation is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to save them time and money.

Another key primary role for the Federation is to promote the viewpoints and interests of the building and construction industry and to provide services to members on a broad range of areas including training, legal services, industrial relations, building codes and standards, industry economics and international relations.

The Kenya Federation of Master Builders is independent and endeavours to lobby for members’​ interests at national level. It has offices in the capital city and will in future open offices in the 47 counties of Kenya.

It employs experienced staff with qualifications in a diverse range of disciplines including building, engineering, law, management, economics, marketing, accounting, industrial relations, and safety, building surveying, international business and training.

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