CSIR-BRRI completes the construction of incierators in the Upper East Region of Ghana

    CSIR-BRRI in partnership with Water-Aid Ghana has completed the construction of incinerators in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Under this project, a total number of 14 incinerators were constructed for some selected health centers in the Bongo and the Kasena Nankana West Districts in the the Upper East region.

    CSIR-BRRI acquires new Universal Testing Machine

    The CSIR-BRRI has acquired a new state-of-the-art Universal Testing Machine. The UTM has a capacity of 1500N and used for the testing of concrete and iron rods. This equipment has been acquired to provide support for research activities.

    BRRI to produce more viable road construction materials

    Fumesua (Ash), GNA - The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) will soon outdoor a more viable and cost-saving road construction material, which it developed from "Pozzolana" cement to strengthen marginal base materials (gravels). Pozzolana cement was developed by the BRRI using 100 per cent local raw materials.

    Mr Kwaku Amoa-Mensah, Director of the BRRI disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Fumesua near Kumasi on Monday. He said the Institute had already submitted proposals to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, seeking "the green light" to commence a pilot project to ascertain the effectiveness of the material.

    Involve BRRI in the national housing scheme

    Kumasi, GNA - An appeal has been made to the government to consider involving the Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in its mass housing scheme for workers in the country.

    Mr James Ofri-Atuahene, Marketing Officer of the BRRI, who made the appeal, said involvement of the institute in the scheme would help reduce cost of buildings since the BRRI normally use local materials for its housing developments. He was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Kumasi on Thursday. He said the use of local materials like burnt bricks would also enable the BRRI to create job opportunities for people in the local communities, as well as the numerous idling artisans.

    BRRI wants focus on local building materials

    Fumesua, (Ash), GNA- The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has warned that Government's effort to provide affordable houses to workers would not be achieved if the focus is not on the use of local building materials.

    Mr Kwaku Amoah-Mensah, Director of the BRRI said the use of imported and foreign building materials was "swelling up the cost of building".