Major Achievements

-    Design and Construction of Kaase Timber Bridge using secondary timber species.
•    The bridge cost 75% of an equivalent concrete or steel bridge.  
•    Life span is 50-60 years equal to concrete bridge.  
•    Design to carry 60- ton load.

 

-    Identification of 85 termite-resistant timber species for construction.
-    Development of building codes for Ghana
-    Classification of lateritic soils in Ghana for road construction.
-    Development of cost indices for construction in Ghana.
-    Use of bamboo for housing e.g. Fumesua Basic School.
-    Kumasi City Road Rehabilitation Project from 1986-1994.

•    105km asphalt roads in Kumasi.
•    12 No bridges and culverts in Kumasi.

-    Design of the Dualization of the Accra-Kumasi Road Project.
-    Establishment of brick factories in Ghana.
-    Development of fast-track cost-saving construction techniques.

•    Reduces time and cost of construction by 20%.
•    650 housing units instead of 500 for SSNIT Ashongman housing units.

-    Pozzolana Research – Cementatious Materials.

•    Replace cement up to 40%.
•    Reduce the cost of cement by 18-20%.
•    Use of all types of construction.
•    Improve the technical properties of cement.
•    Reduce imports by $30 million annually.
-    Clay Products

•    Solid and hollow bricks.
•    Tiles.
•    Pavement bricks.
•    Wall cladding tiles.
•    Drainage pipes
•    Floor tiles.

Contact Us

The Director, 
Building & Road Research Institute, 
University P. O. Box 40, 
Kumasi, Ghana

Telephone: +233-032-206-0064 
+233-032-206-0064 
+233-032-206-0065 
+233-032-206-0066 
+233-032-206-0221 

Email: brriadmin@gmail.com