Prof. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe

Prof. Eng. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe is an eminent Engineer, Academician, and Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Makerere University effective 16th November 2021. He has served at senior management level in the University and as Principal in the College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology since August 2013, a position he assumed rising from the ranks as Deputy Principal, Dean School of the Built Environment, Associate Dean of the then Faculty of Technology. He has been in Senate for more than 10 years. He has previously served as Chairman and member of the University Contracts Committee and he has chaired a number of various university committees.

Prof. Alinaitwe is a widely published, well-read professor in Civil and Construction Engineering with his research interests in the areas of areas of structures, construction materials, and construction project management. He is currently working on the project of redesigning the Main Administration Building at Makerere University.  He is a registered and practicing Engineer. He is a Fellow of Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

Henry serves on a number of Boards and Management Board Committees notably Kiira Motors Corporation, Technology Consults Ltd., Mulago National Referral Hospital, and Kyogo Senior Secondary School.

 

Name: Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe
Address: Room 5015/5016Technology New Building
Makerere University
P. O. Box 7062
Kampala
Tel: +256 414 532055
Mob: +256 772 504870
Email: principal@cedat.mak.ac.ug alinaitwe_h@hotmail.com
Position: Professor

Academic Qualifications

2008 PhD in Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
2006 Licentiate Degree in Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
1997 Master of Science degree in Construction Management, Loughborough University, UK
1994 Master of Engineering Studies degree in Structures, University of Sydney, Australia
1990 Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) (Civil Engineering option), Makerere University, Uganda

 

Membership of Professional bodies

Body Membership
Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers Corporate Member No. 329
Engineers Registration Board (Uganda) Registration No. 683

Some academic awards and scholarships

2004 Was awarded a Sida/SAREC scholarship to study PhD by split site at Lund University, Sweden and Makerere University, Uganda.
1996 Was awarded a European Development Fund scholarship  to study Masters in Construction Management at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
1992 Was awarded a scholarship by the Australian Government on the Merit Scheme to study at the University of Sydney.
1984 Was awarded a state scholarship at the University and material prizes for being the best Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education candidate.
1983 Was awarded a certificate for being the winner of the Uganda post secondary mathematics contest.
1978 Was awarded a state scholarship to study Secondary School for being one of the best P7 candidates in the South West.

 

Publications

Selected articles published in refereed academic journals

  1. Allan Dickens Ouga, Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe and Godfrey Mwesige (2020). Modelling block laying
    productivity on building sites in Kampala. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 25(1): 109–128. 
    https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2020.25.1.6.
  2. Yusuph B. Mhando, Ramadhan S. Mlinga , Henry M. Alinaitwe (2018), Variation Mitigation Model to Enhance Construction Performance of Public Building Projects in Tanzania. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2018, Vol. 6, No. 3, 105-118, DOI:10.12691/ajcea-6-3-3
  3. Yusuph B. Mhando, Ramadhan S. Mlinga, Henry M. Alinaitwe (2017), Determining Significant Mitigation Measures of Detrimental Variations in Public Building Projects in Tanzania. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) e-ISSN: 2278-1684,p-ISSN: 2320-334X, Volume 14, Issue 3 Ver. I (May. – June. 2017), PP 15-25. Link
  4. Yusuph Mhando, Ramadhan Mlinga, Henry Alinaitwe (2017), Comparative Study of Factors Leading to Detrimental Variations in Public Building Projects. Civil and Environmental Research, ISSN 2224-5790 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0514 (Online), Vol.9, No.4, 2017.  Link
  5. Kakitahi, J.M., Alinaitwe, H.M., Landin, A. and Mone, S.J. (2016), “Impact of construction-related rework on selected Ugandan public projects”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 238-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-02-2014-0006
  6. Henry Alinaitwe, William Nyamutale and Dan Tindiwensi (2014), Design Phase Constructability Improvement Strategies for Highway Projects in Uganda. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 19(1), 127–140, 2014. Link
  7. Kakitahi, J. M., Alinaitwe, H. M., Landin, A., & Rodrigues, M. J. (2014). A comparison of construction related rework in Uganda and Mozambique. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation4(1), 770-781. Link
  8. Muhumuza Kakitahi, , Landin, A. and Alinaitwe, H.M.(2013), “An exploratory study of rework causality in Uganda”, Construction Innovation, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 266-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-Nov-2011-0051
  9. Alinaitwe, H., (2009) Prioritising Lean Construction Barriers in Uganda’s Construction Industry. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, ISSN 1823-6499, 14(1), 15 – 29.
  10. Alinaitwe, H., (2008) An Assessment of Client’s Performance in Having an Efficient Building Process in Uganda. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, ISSN 1392 – 3730, 14(2), 73 – 78.
  11. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. A. and Hanson, B. (2009) Organisational Effectiveness of Ugandan Building Firms as viewed by Craftsmen. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management ISSN 1392 – 3730, 13(3), 169 – 176.
  12. Alinaitwe, H. M., Widen, K. Mwakali, J. and Hansson B. (2007) Innovation Barriers and Enablers that affect Productivity in Uganda Building Industry. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, ISSN 1823-6499, 12(1), 59 – 76.
  13. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. A. and Hansson, B. (2007) Factors affecting the Productivity of Building Craftsmen – Studies of Uganda. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management ISSN 1392 – 3730, 13(3), 169 – 176.
  14. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. and Hansson, B. (2006) Assessment of degree of industrialisation in construction – a case of Uganda. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management ISSN 1392 – 3730, 12(3), 221 – 229.

Selected Books

  1. J. A. Mwakali and H. M. Alinaitwe (editors) (2011) Advances in Engineering and Technology; Contribution of Scientific Research in Development. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda: ISBN 978-9970-214-00-7
  2. Musinguzi, M., Bagampadde, U., Alinaitwe, H. M., et al (2007) How to get a quality PhD from Faculty of Technology, Makerere University. A handbook for research students. Faculty of Technology, Makerere University. ISBN 9970-812-05-8.

Thesis

  1. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe (2008), Improvement of Labour Performance and Productivity in Uganda´s Building Industry. Research outputThesis› Doctoral Thesis (monograph). Link

Book  Chapter

    1. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe (2020), Improving the performance of Uganda’s construction industry. 1st Edition, ISBN: 9780429322471. Link
    2. Moses Okwel, Henry Alinaitwe, Denis Kalumba (2019), Health and safety performance in the Ugandan construction industry. ISSN: 9780429455377. Link

 

Selected articles in International Conference Proceedings

  1. Kakitahi, J. M., Alinaitwe, H. M., Landin, A., & Mudaaki, S. P. (2015). A study of non-compliance with quality requirements in Uganda. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Management, Procurement and Law168(1), 22-42. Link
  2. Otim, G., Alinaitwe, H. M., Tindiwensi, D., & Kerali, A. G. (2012, March). The causes and impact of uncompleted buildings; studies in Kampala City. In 2nd International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology(pp. 30-31). Link
  3. Semyalo, C., Alinaitwe, H., & Kerali, A. (2012). Causes of financial loss to contractors in the Uganda construction industry. In WEST AFRICA BUILT ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH (WABER) CONFERENCE 24-26 July 2012 Abuja, Nigeria(Vol. 1, p. 263). Link
  4. Kakitahi, J. M., Ågren, R., Landin, A., & Alinaitwe, H. M. (2012). Towards understanding client quality requirements on public building projects. In West Africa Built Environment Research Conference (WABER), Abuja, Nigeria,(Vol. 2, pp. 747-749). West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference. Link
  5. Alinaitwe, H. M., & Ekolu, S. (2014, December). Failure of structure in East Africa with focus on the causes of failures in the construction phase. In Construction Materials and Structures–Proceedings of the First International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures(Vol. 1, pp. 76-85). IOS Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  6. Kakitahi, J. M., Landin, A. and Alinaitwe, H. M., (2011) An analysis of Rework in the Context of Whole Life Costing in Uganda’s Public Building Construction: A Review of Literature. In A. Gidudu, J. R. Otukei and M. Musinguzi eds) Advances in Geomatics Research: First Conference in Kampala/Uganda, 3 – 4th August 201, pp 32 – 43.
  7. Alinaitwe, H. M., (2011) Contractors’ Perspective on Critical Factors for Successful Implementation of Private Public Partnerships in Construction Projects in Uganda. In J. A. Mwakali and H. M. Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 298 – 304. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  8. Apolot, R., Alinaitwe, H. M. and Tindiwensi, D. (2011) An Investigation into the Causes of Delay and Cost Overrun in Uganda’s Public Sector Construction Projects. In J. A. Mwakali and H. M. Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 305 – 311. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  9. Kakitahi, J., Alinaitwe, H. M. and Tindiwensi, D. (2011) Towards development of a whole life costing based model for evaluation of building designs. In J. A. Mwakali and H M Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 325 – 331. ISBN 978-9970-214-00-7. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  10. Katende, J., Alinaitwe, H. M. and Tindiwensi, D.(2011) A Study into the Factors Hindering Development of the Construction Industry in Uganda. In J. A. Mwakali and H M Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 332 – 338. ISBN 978-9970-214-00-7. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  11. Ocen, S., Alinaitwe, H. M. and Tindiwensi, D.(2011) An Analysis of the Competitiveness of Local Construction Contractors in Uganda. In J. A. Mwakali and H M Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 346 – 352. ISBN 978-9970-214-00-7. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  12. Otim, G., Alinaitwe,H M.., Tindiwensi, D.  and Kerali, A. (2011) The Causes and Impact of Uncompleted Buildings; Studies in Kampala City. In J. A. Mwakali and H M Alinaitwe (eds) Advances in Engineering and Technology, Contribution of Scientific Research in Development, pp 360 – 366. ISBN 978-9970-214-00-7. Kampala: Macmillan Uganda:
  13. Alinaitwe, H. M., Hansson, B., Landin, A., and Olander, S. (2008) Lean Production. Byggprocessen (In Swedish), Vol. 4, 22- 26.
  14. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. and Hansson, B. (2007) Analysis of accidents on building construction sites reported in Uganda during 2001 – 2005. In T. C. Haupt and R. Milford (eds.) Proceedings of CIB World building congress 2007. 14 – 18th May 2007, Cape Town. ISBN 1-920-01704-6. p 1208 – 1221.
  15. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. A. and Hansson, B. (2006) Efficiency of craftsmen on building sites – Studies in Uganda. In J. A. Mwakali and G. Tabani-Wani (eds.), Advances in Engineering and Technology, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology 16 – 19th July 2006, Entebbe, Uganda. Oxford: Elsevier, ISBN 0-080-45312-0, p 260 – 267.
  16. Alinaitwe, H. M., Widen, K., Mwakali, J. A. and Hansson, B. (2006) Building firm innovation Enablers and Barriers affecting Productivity. In J. A. Mwakali and G. Tabani-Wani (eds.), Advances in Engineering and Technology, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology 16 – 19 July 2006, Entebbe, Uganda. Oxford: Elsevier, ISBN 0-080-45312-0, p 268 – 276.
  17. Alinaitwe, H. M., Mwakali, J. and Hansson, B. (2005) Labour Productivity in the Building Industry. In K. Kahkhonen and M. Sexton (eds.), Understanding the Construction Business and Companies in the New Millennium. Proceedings of the CIB Symposium held on 13 – 16th June 2005. Helsinki: Technical Research Centre of Finland and Association of Finnish Civil Engineers. ISBN: 952 – 5004 – 62-7, p 210 – 220.

 

Teaching Experience at Senior levels

Year Rank
2016 Professor
2011 -2016 Associate Professor
2009 -2011 Senior Lecturer
2011 to date Dean (School of the Built Environment)
2010 – 2011 Deputy Dean for Faculty of Technology (Administration and Undergraduate Affairs)

Teaching and research Interests

  • Structural analysis and design
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Building/Construction Technology

Selected Graduate students supervised to completion

Name Year Programme Title
William Nyamutale 2012 Master of Engineering (Civil) Design Phase Constructability Improvement Strategies for Highway Projects in Uganda
Betty Orishaba 2011 Master of Science (Civil Engineering) Development of a Periodic Building Maintenance Management Process Model for Low Cost Housing Estates in Uganda – A Case Study of Jinja Municipality
Raymond Kyasanku 2011 Master of Science (Civil Engineering) An assessment of the Impact of Total Quality Management on the Construction Companys’ Performance in Uganda.
Ruth Apolot 2011 Master of Engineering (Civil) Investigation of the Causes of Delay and Cost Overrun in Construction Projects in Uganda’s Public Sector.
Evas Kagezi 2011 Masters in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Public Sector Procurement and Factors that Contribute to its Performance in Uganda.
Julius Ssentamu 2010 Master of Engineering (Civil) Investigation of labour effects on production in labour based road works through a safe and healthy working environment.
Jack Katende 2010 Master of Engineering (Civil) A study into factors hindering industrialization of the construction industry in Uganda.
John Kakitahi Muhumuza 2010 Master of Engineering (Civil) Developing a whole life costing based model for evaluation of building designs.
Charles Ssembatya 2010 Master of Engineering (Civil) Evaluation of damage caused to road structural pavements by utility service providers: A case study of Kampala.
Samson Ocen 2010 Master of Engineering (Civil) An analysis of the competitiveness of local construction contractors in Uganda.
Fredrick Mubiru 2002 Master of Engineering (Civil) A comparative analysis of the bidding strategies of contractors in Uganda
George Wandera 2000 Master of Engineering (Civil) An Assessment of the adequacy of quality considerations used in the production of fired clay bricks around Kampala

 

Vetting of publications

I have been involved in refereeing a number of articles for publication in the following journals:

  • Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193
  • Construction in Developing Countries, ISSN 1823-6499
  • Civil Engineering and Management, ISSN 1392 – 3730
  • Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN 0969-9988

 

Selected construction Projects involved in

Design and construction experience in Building structures, Roads, Railways, Water supply, hard standing, port structures exemplified by the following projects:

  • Construction of a 3-storey mixed residential and commercial block in Kiwatule in 2005 – 2008 worth UGX 750 m/-.
  • Laying of more than 5 km of water pipes at Entebbe in 2004 – 2006 worth UGX 250 m/-.
  • Construction of a 4 unit, 2 storey apartment block in Banda during 2003 – 2004 worth UGX 280 m/-.
  • Desludging National Water and Sewerage Corporation sewage lagoons in Entebbe in 2004 worth 20 m/-.
  • Construction of phase I of a five storey building at Nakinyuguzi in Makindye, Kampala worth UGX 1 billion.
  • Design and Supervision of Mothers’ Union Centre in Bushenyi in 1990 worth UGX 2 billion.
  • Supervision of construction of Economic Policy Research Centre in 1995;
  • Design and Supervision of extension of Faculty of Social Sciences in 1995
  • The preliminary structural design of Faculty of Forestry building in 1996.
  • Rehabilitation of the Northern Uganda Railway line in 2003 worth UGX 1 billion.
  • Design and supervision of railway sidings (various) worth billions in total.
  • Construction of the container hard standing at Kampala Goodshed in 1996. It involved construction of part of the 8000 m2 of reinforced concrete hard standing at a total cost of UGX 3,6 billion.
  • Supervision of construction of the 9 km Kampala – Port Bell Railway line and wagon ferry terminal worth 16 m Danish Kroner.
  • Design and supervision of Construction of 22 km Kabale-Katuna Road
  • Design and supervision of Construction of 36 km Kampala – Mbalala Road
Henry Alinaitwe