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Braimah Kassum


Built Environment



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A professional teacher and a technologist. Trained in Berekum Training Collage; a certificate in HND Construction Technology from Cape Coast polytechnic; a degree and MPhil in Construction Technology from the University of Education, Winneba; and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Enhancing concrete structures with natural materials; Bonding characteristics of reinforced concrete with natural material; Durability of natural material concretes and reinforcement in structural members; Sustainable concrete with natural fibres; Innovative techniques for prestressing concrete beam and slab using medium steel bars and natural fibres; Deflection characteristics of natural fiber-reinforced concrete structures; Low-cost bricks and blocks for construction using recycled materials; Impact strength of natural reinforced concrete slabs for roadway/walkway structures. Economic, environmental, and social impact on the livelihood of men due to construction related activities.

1. Braimah, K. 1, Yalley, P.P. 2 and Twumasi, O.W. 3 (2016). Predicting the engineering properties of concrete using acanthus montanus fibre. International Journal of Engineering Science Invention, 5(10), PP. 67-73.
2. Braimah, K. 1 ,Yalley, P.P. 2 and Twumasi, O.W. 3 (2016). Acanthus montanus fibres in concrete. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-659-90096-9