Construction jobs are growing, and one can tell merely by the number of new excavators and

Construction jobs are growing, and one can tell merely by the number of new excavators and concrete tools on the market. People need to dig, move and cut material in all forms, and quickly. The general trend for all equipment is bigger and taller, with alternatives for power. Hybrid power in particular is becoming more common as manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate this alternative without compromising performance. Tier 4, now part of the law of the land, is still specified, but more often assumed as the legislation went into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Lifts are in full force now, and the higher, the better. From scissors and forks to telescopic or articulating, lifts are becoming de rigeur for many rental markets. Key words in the lift world are self-leveling, reach and height, and then the question becomes, what’s the power source? Hybrid machines are in high demand, giving the end user options and choices to offer to the client. Excavators are a symbol of the increasing work in mining and the oil industry, as are breakers, hammers and compact track loaders. As larger equipment takes hold, another element being seen across Construction/Industrial is telematics, not only to ...

High school dropout making it big in interior design

Dansean Mugambi opened an interior design business in 2015 in Mombasa without any academic background in the field. Yet the lack of formal education did not hinder him from becoming a pro in this line of business. His enterprise relied heavily on a wealth of experience gained on the job. He later sharpened his skills through relevant online courses. Mr Mugambi is now the CEO of his venture, Dankiz Arts & Creations Limited, that deals in interior design,3D wall art, project management, finishes and CAD drawings. He is also an abstract painter and occasionally holds art exhibitions. Even before founding the design company, Mr Mugambi had set up his first startup while in high school. He printed t-shirts from his mother’s house and later in a bedsitter he rented. “I was an art student in high school. By the time I was in Form Two I was doing screen and fabric printing. I would buy plain t-shirts then custom-make them. I would sell to my classmates and school clubs,” he says. Despite his good grades and getting an admission letter to join the University of Nairobi his mother could not afford it. “I got a B+. We were not doing so well financially and could not afford to continue...