Blog #14: We Created a 2021 ConstructionJane Calendar to Launch of MLK Day

Our team has been wanting to publish a diverse and inclusive ConstructionJane calendar for 2021, for some time now. We hit some snags and the work stood at a standstill, for some time. Although we are behind schedule, the calendar is now ready to launch! Luckily, this coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLKContinue reading “Blog #14: We Created a 2021 ConstructionJane Calendar to Launch of MLK Day”

Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020

In the most unlikely of circumstances, the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is being affected by US presidential election and politics. If (when) confirmed, she will be the first African and first female chief of WTO. Who’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, you may ask? Well, unless you’veContinue reading “Blog #12: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & the US Presidential Election 2020”

Blog #10: Africa’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Social Development & Architecture

Forbes released a list of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women on March 6, 2020. In honor of International Women’s Day today on March 8, 2020. I am highlighting the top 10 African women doing social development work on the African continent, in non-governmental capacity. I’m greatly aspired by these women! They are: 10. Olajumoke Adenowo,Continue reading “Blog #10: Africa’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Social Development & Architecture”

Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa

Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.┬áThe use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”

Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon

I spent several weeks in Singapore in the spring of 2016 and I was amazed by the architecture and immaculate urban planning there. The city was the right amount of traditional, preserving local traditions and balancing those influences with futuristic technologies. Its impressive architectural and engineering feats, from the Helix Bridge, the ArtScience Museum, andContinue reading “Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon”

Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future

AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”

Blog #6: Can Bamboo Encourage Development in Africa?

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Blog#5: What Does It Mean to Be An AfroBuilder?

How can you be a local champion? One of my parents’ dream for me is to become a medical doctor, in order to be financially secure and become, and I quote, “a local champion”. You may be aware of what this means, if you grew up in a similar background or in the type ofContinue reading “Blog#5: What Does It Mean to Be An AfroBuilder?”