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.

Surv. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi promised to uplift CSIR-BRRI to another level by considering partnership with government and industry. Building a symbiotic relationship with key players in the science and technology industry, he said, would help improve the Institute with greater focus on the Brick and Tile as well as Pozzolana factories.

Furthermore, the Director stated that he would be a committed leader by helping equip and improve the Institute’s facilities by improving the internet systems, continuing uncompleted projects, furnishing the library and laboratories, as well as building skills and capacities of staff through Conferences, Workshops,Seminars and In-Service training.

Surv. Daniel Asenso-Gyambibi joined the Institute in 1998 when he finished his mandatory one year outstanding National Service the previous year, following the completion of his undergraduate degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently a PhD candidate and has served on several boards and committees within the Council. He has over 20 years of experience in construction, consultancy services in roads, buildings, dams, topographic mapping and civil works. He is also a member of the Research Staff Association and has served as President and Secretary of the local branch for many years.

Members of the IMC warmly welcomed the Director and shared solidarity messages with him







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.

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".

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