The PhD defence by Mr. Ahmad Zziwa, a member of the Department of Civil Engineering which took place this morning, Thu 26-Apr-12 at 9:30am at the CEDAT Conference Hall was a success. As he defended his thesis Titled: Strength characterisation of timbers for
Title: Strength characterisation of timbers for building construction in Uganda Authors: Ahamada Zziwa Keywords: Building construction, timber strength, standards, small clear specimens, MOB, MOR. flexure, allowable stress, strength class, lesser-known species, modelling, non-destructive evaluation Issue Date: April 2012 Abstract: Inadequate
Rationale/Course Description Construction involves different types and levels of technology that enable building structures of different magnitudes to be constructed. This course covers technologies that relate to the methods of work, material production and application, and site health and safety
Abstract This research analyses the causes of accidents on building construction sites inUganda. Data were obtained from labour offices and accidents registers from around thecountry. More information where required was obtained by interviews with contractors and workers who were affected.