​AFFORDABLE HOUSING – HOW TO PERSONALLY MAKE IT AFFORDABLE

It’s been weeks and months since I last posted any piece here. I have really missed you all my readers but hey, I’m back. Currently reading an MBA so have been really tight reading other stuff on finance and economy and what not. Now to the order of the day. So there is really a…

The Problems of The Ghanaian Land Tenure System

I believe we are all used to hearing in the news, stories of people being attacked by and guards and what not. Why do we even need ‘mercenaries’ to even protect a land you have paid good money for? It’s totally absurd. The theft of land has gotten so bad that even, government institutions cannot…

ANOTHER RAIN, RENEWED WAILS, DRAINAGE MADNESS

We have entered March, a new month, a month that is usually hot and at the tail end of the Dry season. But climatic changes has dictated the need for mother nature to pour down some rain on her earth, which has been thirsty for at least 3 months. In many parts of the country,…

THE BUILDING DESIGN PROCESS

Hello and a happy new year to you all. This would be my first write up for the year and I’m so excited about the prospects for this year. But as it’s a new year, we must develop new progressive attitudes, especially in the building and construction process. Many are either ignorant or just miserly when…

THE IRON RODS SCAM

It’s the time of the year when a lot of borgas come down from foreign lands to spend the Christmas with family. Many who come down would also like to embark on building projects before they leave. Others may have started. To ensure that you using the best of building materials, let me draw attention…

ROAD SAFETY!! ARE OUR ROADS SAFE???

Its yet another Christmas season and after quite a number of years, Harmattan   (Dry Season), really came early. This is also a period where road traffic accidents are on the rise due to people travelling in and out of town and town centres to make their bronya shopping. As we go up and down…

Dangerous Intersection Watch

Hi folks, Been a while here… Been very busy with some personal stuff but in the mean time before I get my mojo back on let me just leave you with this video I took yesterday Been using this intersection for sometime now and I noticed how dangerous it is for motorists. No traffic control…

A THING OR TWO – OR MORE- ABOUT BAMBOO

There is this particular word that I keep hearing in real estate ads which really pisses me off as a Civil Engineer. “Affordable”!!! Yes, they keep saying affordable houses. But what really is affordable. The largest employee base, the civil and local government service, would also totally disagree with these real estate companies. After-all, how…

CONCRETE COVER: FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE AGAINST A FIRE OUTBREAK

Hello hello hello. Been a while since I have been here and I’m beating myself up for breaking a personal promise of 1 article a week. But better late than never so here goes. So you may have noticed that some buildings tumble within minutes of a fire outbreak while others are able to withstand…

CR-R-R-RR-RRRRAACCK!!!! LET’S UNDERSTAND BUILDING CRACKS

This week there has been some brouhaha over some cracks which were sighted at the Melcom Plus Building in Industrial Area and has caused some panic which I feel was unnecessary because that crack to me and others of my “kind” was not the type of crack that should make us wear helmets the next…

THE MENACING WATER IN YOUR WALLS

You just moved to your new home or just renovated your house. Painted it nicely with that awesome and expensive dulux paint. But 6 to 12 months down the line, your paint starts peeling off the walls, especially around the base. You begin to curse the paint manufacturer that they are selling inferior products, get pissed…

The Omanjor Reading Project #NVDay15

Originally posted on sociarchi:
For National Volunteer Day 2015, sociarchi is collaborating with Utopia-Wishlist on their Omanjor Reading Project. Utopia-Wishlist is a group of vibrant young individuals who have come together to make a difference in the lives of people in Ghana, focusing on the education of children in deprived areas.?For the past three years,…