Proceedings of National Housing Conference

Opening Ceremony
The conference meeting began at 9:40AM with an opening prayer by Arc. Joseph Agyei Danquah of CSIR-BRRI.
Introducing the Chairman, Alhaji Yahaya H. Yakubu (Director of Housing, Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, MWRW&H) said Arc. Osei Kwame Agyemang is a young practising Architect who had built his career and now assumed the leadership of the Ghana Institute of Architects.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman said he was happy that all stakeholders in the built environment had gathered to discuss the numerous challenges in the urban environment. He urged all to be circumspect of social considerations in proposing solutions and manage information disseminated during the workshop for the betterment of society.

BRRI to intensify advocacy to accept bricks for houses

Kuntanase (Ash), GNA- The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) in conjunction with some district assemblies are to campaign for the use of bricks for construction of projects. The Institute would also sensitise people on market avenues for brick products in some communities throughout the country.


Mr Baiden Amissah, Project Co-ordinator of BRRI, said this at the handing over ceremony of two semi-detached bungalows built by the Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly at Kuntanase on Tuesday.

VISIT BY SOUTHERN SUDAN ROAD SAFETY COMMITTEE

A 23-member delegation from Southern Sudan visited CSIR-BRRI on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to learn about the National Road Crash Data Gathering Processes, Coding, Analysis and Reporting. As a new Nation, the delegation was in the country to learn about best practices in road safety management.

Their leaders were received and welcomed by the Director in his office after which two presentations were made by Ing. Eugene Atiemo, Director, and Ing. Francis K. Afukaar, Deputy Director at the Conference Room. The delegation later visited the National Accident data Centre. They were impressed by what they heard and saw and promised to follow up in future.

SEISMIC CODE BOOK LAUNCH

On Monday, February 21, 2011, the CSIR-BRRI launched an updated version of the Seismic Code book authored   by Dr. Kwamena Amonoo-Neizer, a Chief Research Scientist and former Acting Director of CSIR-BRRI, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.

The event, which was chaired by Prof. E.H. Amonoo-Neizer, CSIR Council Chairman, whose elder brother authored the book, attracted many engineers, contractors and consultants.

Technical Visit to CSIR-BRRI by Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)

1.0 Arrival in Ghana; Sunday, 7th August, 2011

The four-man NBRRI delegation arrived in Accra on Sunday, 7th August, 2011 evening. They were picked up from the Accra International Airport and escorted to Noda Hotel, Kumasi, where they lodged for the period of the visit by Dr. N. K. Nsiah Achampong (Head, CID) and Mr. Amponsah, who drove the CSIR-BRRI Welfare Nissan Civilian Bus. The delegation, which was led by Prof. Danladi S. Matawal (D-G/CEO, NBRRI-Abuja), also included Engr. Y. S. Mohammed (Director, Technology Acquisition and Adaptation, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja), Engr. George N. Omange (Director, Planning and IT, NBRRI-Abuja) and Engr. R. B. Lawal (Chief Research Officer, NBRRI-Ota) arrived in Kumasi around mid-night.

Executive Director, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) Visits Ghana

Arrival
The Executive Director of COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi (T.I.), arrived at the Accra International Airport from Nigeria at 4:30PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 and was met by  Ing. Eugene Atiemo, Director and Mr. Kofi Yankson, Scientific Secretary, CSIR-BRRI. Dr. Qureshi’s luggage did not arrive with him but Ing. Atiemo followed it up and got it for him the following morning. He put up at the AirSide Hotel, Accra.

Best BRRI Research Scientist, 2011

Profile of Surv. Ernest Osei-Tutu, Best BRRI Research Scientist, 2011

Surveyor Ernest Osei-Tutu is the Head of the Construction Division and Project Management Section of the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute. He was born on the 24th of March 1960 in Kumasi to the late Ernest Osei-Tutu of Maase, Kwabere District and Madam Agnes Boakye of Atwima Bedu all of Ashanti Region respectively. Surveyor Ernest Osei-Tutu attended Opoku Ware Secondary School (OWASS with a school number O16) in Kumasi for his GCE “O” Level from 1974 to 1979. He later on completed his GCE “A” Level in 1981 at the same school. In September 1981, he entered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to read Bachelor of Science degree in Building Technology and successfully completed in 1986.

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