Blog #20: 18 of the Most Influential African Women in the AEC World

In honor of Women’s History Month, and the ensuing celebration, I am highlighting 18 African woman leaders in the architecture, construction and infrastructure industries. Agnes Kalibata || CEO, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Amani Abou-Zeid (H.E Dr.) || Commissioner for Infrastructure Energy, African Union Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena || CEO, Puma Energy Africa HalimaContinue reading “Blog #20: 18 of the Most Influential African Women in the AEC World”

Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction

This week, in the United States, Women in Construction are being recognized and celebrated. This is a National Association of Women in Construction-led (NAWIC) event. This year’s theme is to “Connect, Collaborate, Construct”. In other to connect and collaborate, we need to find communities of like minded people who want to do the same. SoContinue reading “Blog #19 9 Professional Associations for Women in Construction”

Blog #16 IKEA Is Selling $47,550 Tiny Houses

Drop everything! Yesterday, IKEA announced that they are selling customizable, mobile tiny house. The IKEA model is the BOHO XL. Escape Traveler is also selling another model ESCAPE ONE, starting at $52,900. The BOHO XL model starts at $47,550. Get a full list of the custom features, such as a washer/dryer combo, white stone countertops,Continue reading “Blog #16 IKEA Is Selling $47,550 Tiny Houses”

Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

At long last, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization! I previously wrote about Okonjo-Iweala’s long campaign which that been thwarted by the previous US presidential administration. It’s fitting that she won the appointment in the month of February, which is Black History Month. Okonjo-Iweala makes Black History andContinue reading “Blog #15: WTO Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”

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. The 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”