The newly appointed Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Professor Paul Pinnock Bosu visited the Building and Road Research Institute on the 23rd of May, 2022.

Parliamentary Select Committee visits CSIR-BRRI

The CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI) hosted the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science and Technology on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021. As a committee with the oversight responsibility of agencies under the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), there was the need to undertake this all-important visit in order to apprise members with the activities of CSIR Institutes so as to enable them both justify and defend the annual budget appropriations Council for Scientific and Industrial Research presents in Parliament.


On the 11thMay,2021, The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, visited the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute. The visit was part of his tour to the various Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to ascertain the activities of all thirteen Institutes as well as know how best the Ministry could help boost research and development activities.


As a measure by the Ministry of Works and Housing to promote the use of local building products and materials in the country, the Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Asenso-Boakye visited the CSIR- Building, and Road Research Institute on 5th May 2021. His visit was to inspect the Pozzolana and Brick factories owned by the Institute and see how best Government could help boost production of these factories to help the Institute produce in large commercial quantities to accomplish the dream of using local building materials.


The Chairman of the Governing Council of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Ghana (CSIR-Ghana) has presented the first-place award to the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute for being the highest-earning Institute, as well as the most commercially oriented Institute for the year 2020 in the CSIR. The awards ceremony was held at the CSIR- Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) premises on 16th December, 2020. Other Institutes that received awards were the Oil Palm Research Institute, OPRI, (Second-place award), and the Crops Research Institute, CRI, (Third-place award).


The Director of the Building and Road Research Institute dedicated two new Nissan Hardbody Pick-up's for the institute on 28th October, 2019.
As part of CSIR-BRRI's activities, it is incumbent on the institute as a government and research institution to undertake research into all aspects of building and road with respect to planning, design, construction and maintenance to assist the construction industry perform efficiently, safely and cost effectively. It was therefore necessary to acquire the two vehicles to augment the vehicle fleet for safe and efficient journeys, as well as research activities.

Gov’t urged to utilise low carbon concrete for climate control

A senior research scientist at Building and Road Research Institute says the government must utilize low carbon concrete to reduce the impact of climate change. Dr. Mark Bediako says growing population and attendant demand for construction services gives rise to the emission of carbon dioxide.

“Our President is talking about sustainable development that leads to climate change; there’s a need for us to look at the construction industry. Now we’re building railways, building homes for the needy and we need concrete so, we’re going to contribute hugely to carbon dioxide emissions,” he pointed out.

“The best is to use materials that can produce low carbon concrete and that’s what the world is pushing for,” Dr. Bediako stressed.

New Director takes office at CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute

Surv. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi, a Principal Research Scientist, has been ushered in as the Director of the Institute at a brief ceremony.

He takes over from Ing. Dr. Eugene Atiemo, a Chief Research Scientist. This event took place on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Institute's Conference Room during an emergency Internal Management Committee(IMC) meeting, organised for that purpose.

Vice President of Ghana praises CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute for their effort in the newly launched Ghana Building Code

The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia is full of praise to CSIR-BRRI who initiated the first Ghana Building Code in 1988. The new version of the Ghana Building Code was launched yesterday by the Vice President.

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.

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