The functions committee organized a successful industrial visit to Moi University Pension Towers
The industrial visit took place on May 23rd, 2015 in Eldoret town. ‘This is one of the activities that are lined up for the year in a bid to keep the branch alive and fulfill our branch mandate as espoused in our constitution.’ Observed, Eng. Roselane Ambasi, the branch Vice-Chairperson. The branch chairman Eng. Richard Onchiri, the branch treasurer Prof. Sitati, both graced the function among other members.
The Moi University Pension Scheme is a landmark project, which is set to give Eldoret town a new skyline with a 26-storey sky scrapper. The magnificent twin-tower building is being constructed next to Imperial Bank along Uganda Road and is expected to be the tallest and biggest building in the Western Kenya region. The construction of the building is being undertaken by EPCO Builders Limited.
According to Eng. Malaba Keya the project manager, the construction was initiated in September last year and it is scheduled for completion in early 2016. Speaking at the site where the complex is being constructed, Eng. Malaba noted that the scheme has invested over Sh2.4 billion for its construction. “Other than the proceeds of the sale of the office space that will benefit the members directly this project will solve the shortage of modern office spaces in Eldoret town.
The building has 5 dedicated floors for parking, these include three basement parking levels and 2 others on the mezzanine level designed in such a way that the vehicles will be lifted to get to the above podium,” he explained. Eng. Keya added that the building has 17 typical floors from 7th to 23rd floor for offices with restaurant, Health Club and Swimming Pool on 24th Floor. A Penthouse on 25th floor, 26th floor for the mechanical workshop and a communication mast set up on the 27th Floor. He mentioned other salient features of the development as: back up power supply for towers, podium levels and firefighting, block internet user facilities, firefighting equipment with wet and dry risers.
“Our clients need not to be worried in regard to water shortage as we shall have a ground and elevated water reservoirs supplemented with an onsite borehole to increase the water supplied by the Eldoret Water and Sewerage (ELDOWAS),” he said highlighting that the building will also have a transformer, switch room and standby generator house. In efforts to adequately secure the complex, the landmark building is fitted with CCTV surveillance as well as a building management system.
Other facilities on the building will comprise of solar energy for lighting common areas and water heating, vertical communication by 6 high speed lifts to serve each tower independently, with two of the lifts being panoramic. “There is also to be a main staircase from ground to top floor. Fire escape staircase from mezzanine Level 1 to top floor, staircase from basement level 1 to mezzanine level 4 and two access ramps with one from the ground floor to mezzanine level 4 and the other ramp will enable the physically challenged to access the building,” the project manager explained. However, the building also has a perforated aluminum skin wall for solar shading.