ARM Cement has adopted new technology in cement production that will significantly reduce the cost of construction, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Pradeep Paunrana has said.
Speaking at two-day construction expo organized by Totally Concrete East Africa in collaboration with ARM Cement, which brought together key stakeholders from the construction industry, Mr. Paunrana said expensive technologies used in the construction industries was partly to blame for the high cost of housing, noting that this had made it hard for Kenyans to own houses.
“We need to build more economical to keep prices of finished houses within reach for final users – something that will not cost an arm and a leg for a house of office owner. We can achieve this by ensuring that that the materials that go into the construction of housing units are cheaply sourced and technologies are there to help us do this,” he said.
He said Kenya was one of the fastest developing countries not just for infrastructure but also for housing and commercial office space thus the need for the industry to offer products that meet the increasing demand as the construction sector grow.
“The new technology now enables us to economically and efficiently produce some of the industry’s high end products like RX5 – the 52.5 grade cement which allows a constructor to produce concretes of class 70 and this the cement the constructors would need to build a 30-40- 50 storeys, which are going to be a feature of Kenya in the years to come,” Mr. Paunrana said.
ARM Cement also a leading manufacturer of sodium silicate, lime, industrial minerals, formulated fertilizers and special building products in East and Southern Africa.
Totally Concrete East Africa expo focused on innovative technology and systems for property development in East Africa, improving cement performance and reducing construction costs for projects of all sizes.