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.

    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.

    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.