August 10, 2011

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Title: Innovation Barriers and Enablers that Affect Productivityin Uganda Building Industry  Authors: Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe, Kristian Widen, Jackson Mwakali and Bengt Hansson Keywords: Construction industry, Productivity, Innovation barriers, Enablers, Uganda Issue Date: 2007 Abstract: The construction industry has of recent been blamed for lack of innovation. Lack of innovation in the industry is believed to...
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Abstract The cost of labour in the building industry is in the region of 25 – 40 % of the cost of building. Hence the cost of labour is quite high and yet it is the main cause of cost variability in construction. The time used by workers on daily basis on productive work averages...
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Abstract Faced with rapid urbanisation, many developing country cities are failing to deliver infrastructure services effectively. This paper looks at neighbourhood roads found in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. Faced with many constraints, the infrastructure provider – Kampala City Council, is failing to manage the neighbourhood roads in Kampala City. Many of them are therefore in...
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Development of products which can be produced from a country’s natural resources is very important as far as the industrialization of a nation and saving foreign exchange is concerned. Presently, industries in Uganda and the other states in the Lake Victoria region import all refractory-relatedconsumables, as the demand cannot be met locally. Based on the...
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Abstract Roads play an important role in the development any country’s economy and construction materials play a major role in construction and maintenance of roads. Currently the road construction industry is being faced with problems of diminishing of good quality materials/aggregates, increasing haulage costs, high-energy requirements in terms of fuel that is required to meet...
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