2nd Edition

Spon's African Construction Cost Handbook

By Franklin Copyright 2005

    This unique publication provides the only detailed, multinational guide to the cost of construction work across Africa.

    Thirteen chapters cover individual countries (Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'lvoire, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia) providing:

    • key data on the main economic and construction indicators
    • an outline of the national construction industry, covering structure, tendering and contract procedures, regulations and standards
    • labour and materials cost data
    • measured rates for a range of construction work items
    • approximate estimating costs for a range of building types
    • price index data and exchange rate movements against £ sterling and US $
    • addresses of public and private construction related organisations.

    To facilitate country-to-country comparisons the book also includes a comparative data section and comparative regional information with figures given in national currencies, £ sterling and US $.

    Extensively revised and thoroughly updated with additional reference to civil engineering and infrastructure projects, this book provides more supplementary information and includes costs based on locally-sourced materials to enable quick and useful comparisons. This new edition is the indispensible guide to African construction costs.

    Users Guide.  Conversion Factors  Section 1: Regional Overview  Map.  The Construction Industry in the Africa Region.  Section 2: Individual Countries  Introductory Notes to Country Sections.  Introduction.  Key Data.  Construction Cost Data.  Exchange Rates and Inflation Values.  Useful Addresses.  Individual Countries: Algeria.  Cameroon.  Chad.  Gabon.  Ghana.  Guinea.  Kenya.  Nigeria.  Senegal.  South Africa.  Tanzania.  The Gambia.  Zambia.  Section 3: Comparative Data  Introductory Notes.  Key National Indicators.  Population.  Economy.  Geography.  Construction Cost Data.  Bricklayer and Unskilled Labour Costs.  Material Costs: Cement and Concrete Aggregates;  Ready Mixed Concrete and Steel Reinforcement;  Solid and Hollow Concrete Blocks;  Sheet Glass and Plasterboard;  Emulsion Paint and Quilt Insulation.  Car Parks and Petrol Stations.  Factories and Warehouses.  Offices and Shops.  Hospitals and Schools.  Sports Halls and Hotels.  Housing


    Franklin + Andrews, part of the Mott MacDonald Group, is one of the world's leading Construction Economists, operating in major centres of the UK and overseas in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa.