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.

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