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Thinking about taking a loan for buying a house?
Worried what if the project fails and your money is stuck?

There have been multiple instances of real estate scams but now you help avoid getting into one yourself.

c.c - @dmuthuk @KirtanShahCFP @iam_balaji @abhymurarka
Here's the solution- "APF Code" which is the “Approved Project Financial” Code.

A. A developer is required to have a valid APF code or number for every project.
B. You should always ask your developer about the APF code or number of your project as it is an easy way to check whether the property/project is registered, and approved by Housing Finance company or bank.
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Got a ton of #constructionindustry #software product analysis cranking up to help #contractors make sense of the market. Check this stuff out ... lemme know if it seems on target for helping that selection team do due diligence ... Let's start w @SageERP…
And for folks in the #concrete or @asphalt industries, you probably know @CMDALKON ... Here, we look at their successful transition to a modern multi-tenant #SaaS with Connex product.…
This one is a bit close to my heart ... @ecobotapp digitizes and speeds up the process of #wetlands delineations. Feel free to forward this to the #environmental engineers you know.…
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A further rise in UK construction materials prices as expected as the spikes in energy costs & commodity prices continue to feed through after the Ukraine invasion. Materials prices in April 2022 were 25.2% higher than a year ago according to BEIS...
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... & the 25.2% annual increase in UK construction materials prices in April 2022 compares with 24.5% in March & the recent peak of 23.7% in October 2021 (when there were materials availability issues) & it is worth noting that, firstly,...
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... materials prices in April 2022 were not only 25.2% higher than a year ago but prices are now 38.4% higher than in January 2020, pre-pandemic, which affects contractors on fixed-price contracts signed up to over the last few years, secondly...
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So about 2 weeks ago i was approached by a representative of the @KisumuCountyKE to do a design for their booth for @Africities9 it was such a short notice project but i did a concept which they insisted on because apparently thats how the government works.
After the preliminary concept was done they liked the work and asked me to continue with final renders. Thats when i told i need a show of comitment from your side either a contract or a downpayment.
He kept dodging the story saying he will talk to the @AnyangNyongo
There was so much back and forth so i cut my losses and forfeited the project. Only for them to implement my design concept 100% with no compensation and upon making a claim they denied it yet i have proof from conversations and even the design did.
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[#THREAD] En ce lendemain de la journée internationale des forêts @JIF_France, le conflit opposant certains militants écologistes et les gestionnaires/exploitants forestiers pose une question centrale : la #forêt était elle mieux gérée avant ? 🧐
👇Réponse illustrée
Sous l'ancien régime, la forêt est un espace multifonctionnel. On y prélève du #bois pour la #construction, la #marine, pour se chauffer mais également sous la forme de #charbon de bois pour l'#industrie sidérurgique, très gourmande en combustible.
On retrouve ainsi des massifs de #futaies (arbres de grande taille et de gros diamètre) prélevé entre 80 et 100 ans et des #taillis (bois issus de rejets de souches) exploités à TRES courte rotation, entre 10 et 25 ans, dévitalisant les sols.
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Let’s talk Property and Business

• Residential Zoning
• Business Zoning
• Industrial Zoning

(Thread) 👇🏽
• Introduction

Understanding the business you want to start before buying your property is crucial.

You will need to adhere to regulations and zoning categories.

Let’s take a look at what I mean 👇🏽
Residential Zoning

It consists of 4 categories,

and restrictions on buildings or buildings to be constructed are determined by 3 things.

• Coverage (40% coverage)

• F.A.R ( floor, area, ratio)

• Density
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CROONICLE: What Can You Learn from Click Heatmap?… #heatmaps
CROONICLE: Hire a Reliable Website Management and Maintenance...… #websitemanagement
CROONICLE: A Novice Guide about Scalping Strategies on Forex… #scalping #forex
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Abu Simbel أبو سمبل are 2 massive temples cut in sandstone along a cliff in #Egypt. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 on an artificial hill. #Archaeology #history #ancientEgypt
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A year ago, we posted this cool video explaining how #3Dprinted homes are better than traditional ones. Still relevant. We now started talking with developers, and they love this value proposition as well
1. Our homes are #sustainable and produced with nearly #zerowaste because we only print what is needed. We even recycle the scraps
2. We offer a turnkey solution which means we take care of all the city permits dealing with contractors through the installation and delivery and anything else needed for your project. So all you'll have to do is sit back and relax
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And here we go...
PART TWO: Visualizing the Accumulation of Human-Made Mass ⚖️🏗️🛠️🧱🔩 (incl. 🧵) #anthropogenicmass #biomass #construction #mining #dataviz #infographics #sciart #datavisualization #visualjournalism #science #scicomm #scienceillustration #anthropocene Infographic/data visualization comparing the total dry weigh
Since 1900, we've been making a LOT of stuff...and it's been piling up. In 2020, the material output of humans on Earth SURPASSED the total (dry) weight of all living things on Earth!
One grim part to this story (there's many 😵‍💫) is that we've now produced double the weight of plastic than the entire Animal Kingdom. Two groups of blocks, representing data, showcasing that the
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Vous connaissez le pont du Gard ? Oui bon ok, mais est ce que vous pensez bien le connaître ? Aller, laissez moi vous parler de ce mastodonte de pierre ! 1/17 ⬇️
Bon déjà commençons par le début, le pont du Gard n’est pas un pont. Enfin oui et non. En réalité il s’agit d’un pont-aqueduc, permettant de fournir les besoins en eau à la ville de Nemausus (Nîmes antique) 2/17
Le pont du Gard c'est aussi un beau bébé de 275m de long pour près de 50 000t, soit plus ou moins les mensurations du Titanic. Ça en fait de la caillasse. Malgré sa taille imposante, il n'est en réalité qu’une toute petite partie d’un aqueduc long d’environ 50 kilomètres. 3/17
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Lee Rowley is the new Construction Minister, making him the 9th Construction Minister in the last 5 years and the UK currently averages 1 construction minister every 7 months...
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... Looking over the longer-term, Lee Rowley is also the 20th Construction Minister in the last 20 years, averaging 1 every 13 months. The lack of stability in the position is a long-term problem but it has clearly got worse in the last 5 years...
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... Unfortunately, government views the Construction Minister position as a 'stepping stone' position whereby, if you succeed then you get promoted to a higher-profile position or if you fail you get relegated (back) to the backbenches....
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According to the ONS, construction output fell 1.6% in July 2021. It has fallen for 4 consecutive months & is 2.5% lower than in January 2020 although note the ONS appears to have issues estimating private housing output...
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Looking across the sectors, the main contributors to the 1.6% fall in total construction output in July were private housing (-7.5%) & private housing repair, maintenance & improvement (rm&i) whilst the largest rise was in industrial (warehouses)...
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Looking at the evolution of construction output in the key sectors since Covid-19, infrastructure continues to go from strength to strength whilst industrial is rising sharply from a low base as warehouse projects are finally coming through &...
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UK #PMI data showed #construction activity slowing sharply in August. Given the amount of stimulus and relatively early stage in the recovery, to be slowing so close to the long-term trend is disappointing 1/4
Part of the slowdown can be linked to weaker growth of new orders for construction work, but as the chart shows, activity has slowed much more sharply than demand for new work, so there are other factors at play 2/4
Part of the slowdown is clearly linked to ongoing near-record #shortages of raw materials, as measured by suppliers' delivery times, which have in turn led to unprecedented price hikes for building materials in recent months 3/4
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South Africa’s #unemployment rate increased by 1,8 percentage points to 34,4% in Q2:2021 compared to Q1:2021.

#COVID19 Impact on data collection for the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS).

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#StatsSA #unemployment #employment
There were about 54 000 less people employed in Q2:2021 than Q1:2021.

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#StatsSA #unemployment
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(1/6) Following the disappointing High Court decision for the #A303Stonehenge scheme last week, we’re keen to clarify a few things. Thread to follow: ⬇️
(2/6) This doesn’t mean the #Stonehenge #tunnel is cancelled (as you might have seen on #social media and in the press). The Secretary of State @transportgovuk is currently considering the judgment and the options. #A303Stonehenge #A303
@transportgovuk (3/6) The High Court ruling was not made about the merits of the #Stonehenge #tunnel #scheme itself – but concerned points of law in the way in which the decision was made to grant permission
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Comment réduire l'utilisation du #sable, ressource rare?
➡️modifier les méthodes de #construction et le design
➡️utiliser des matériaux #recyclés
Le Burj Khalifa aurait pu être construit autrement mais le sable aurait été importé
Le sable du désert est (trop) fin et rond, façonné par le vent. Le sable de construction est issu de carrières, du lit des rivières et de plus en plus des fonds marins. Ce sable façonné par l’eau est plus gros, avec une géométrie particulière, choisie en fonction du type de béton
Le sable est un type de granulat dont l’utilisation dans le béton est standardisée, comme pour les autres applications dont les enrobés ou les remblais. En Europe, la norme EN 12620 spécifie les caractéristiques des granulats issus de matériaux naturels, artificiels ou recyclés.
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1. We all saw the #destruction caused by visible #looting in #SAUnrest & communities are reeling from the impact. But about 1000 times of what it will cost to repair last week’s damage, was “invisibly” looted through #StateCapture & #corruption. Here are some highlights
2. According to @ShadowWorldInv1 the #ArmsDeal of the 1990’s cost SA an estimated R2,2 billion looted to pay bribes and kickbacks. To date nothing has been recovered. Money that could have changed the poor’s lives wasted on #GrandScaleLooting.
3. In 2015 @CompComSA found #construction companies #GroupFive, #WBHO, #BasilRead, Murray&Roberts, #Aveng & #StefanuttiStocks guilty of #colluding when building 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums. This added R14 billion to construction costs. (Your taxmoney!)
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Britain has more job #vacancies than can be filled by the native workforce. That, in a nutshell, is why we need #migrants and millions of them. #Brexit was a con. Watch this 1½-minute video. Read my report on Facebook: LinkedIn:
It's not just vacancies. Britain has more JOBS than Britons to do them. That's why we need millions of migrants. It really is that simple. Why else would the government offer 3 million Hong Kong citizens the right to come to the UK? Leave voters were misled... big time.
Our country has an ageing population, and a low birth rate. So, the truth is that we have to import young people and skilled (and many unskilled) people to do the jobs that we don’t have enough Britons to fill. The government, of course, knows this only too well.
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#CVPR2021 #cvpr2021_cv4aec is Live!
@li_fuxin is opening the 1st "Workshop & Challenge on #ComputerVision in the #BuiltEnvironment for the #Design, #Construction and #Operation of #Buildings"
The winner of the 2D challenge is the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The winner of the 3D challenge is Purdue University

Congrats! #CVPR2021 #cvpr2021_cv4aec
First Keynote talk by Prof. Derek Hoiem @Illinois_Alma @reconstructinc #CVPR2021 #cvpr2021_cv4aec
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Construction output in April 2021 was 2.0% lower than March's recent peak (that was above pre-Covid-19 levels). Comparisons with a year ago are irrelevant given April 2020 was the nadir during the initial lockdown but...
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... as a more appropriate reference point construction output in April 2021 was 0.4% lower than in January 2020, pre-Covid-19 so it remains a 'V'-shaped recovery for construction output so far compared with a 'W'-shaped recovery for UK GDP...
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Looking how the key sectors have evolved since January 2020, pre-Covid-19, there remains a distinct difference between the sectors in which activity is considerably higher than pre-Covid-19 (private housing rm&i & infrastructure), in contrast to...
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South Africa’s #unemployment rate increased by 0,1 of a percentage point to 32,6% in Q1:2021 compared to Q4:2020.

Read more here:

#COVID19SA had an impact on data collection of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS).

Read more here:

#StatsSA #unemployment #employment
There were about 28 000 fewer people employed in Q1:2021 than Q4:2020.

Read more here:

#StatsSA #unemployment #employment
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Generally speaking #infrastructure is defined as the basic #physical systems of any #business, #region, or that of any #nation... including #transportation systems, #communication #networks, #sewage, #water supply & #electrical #grid systems. #BuildBackBetter #logistics #stimulus
Various types of #infrastructure #construction based projects typically drive the bulk of conversations amongst those of us vested in the arduous process of "progress" moving forward.
#Highway improvement, #street & #road maintenance & #bridge building commonly take center stage.
Mass #transit, #airport & #airways, #municipal #WaterSupply, #waste management along with waste #Water #management,
#power generation & #transmission, #HazardousWaste removal & #storage ALL must be considered while addressing basic underlying societal frameworks. #sustainability
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UK construction employed 2.16 million people in 2021 Q1, which is 14,817 (0.7%) higher than in Q4 but it is still 154,429 (6.7%) lower than in 2019 Q4, pre-Covid-19 & 270,782 (11.2%) lower than the recent peak in 2019 Q1...
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... & interestingly, male construction employment continued to fall in 2021 Q1 (by 10,717 vs Q4 & 180,237 vs 2019 Q4, pre-Covid-19) & this was offset by a rise in female employment in 2021 Q1 of 25,534 (9.0%) vs Q4 & 25,808 (9.1%) vs 2019 Q4...
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... which, on the plus side means that UK construction employment in 2021 Q1 had its highest proportion of females on record (albeit still a low proportion compared with the population). However...
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