This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana (IETGh) has taken place in Accra.

The theme for the meeting was The EngineerA catalyst for the successful implementation of the Engineering Regulations.

The occasion was also used to induct about 50 new members into the engineering institution.

Addressing participants, Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno, President, IETGh, urged Ghanaians to stop patronizing conventional building materials at the expense of credible and cheaper locally-available substitutes or alternatives.

Engr. Atta-Sonno noted that currently, the unavailability of urban unencumbered land, rising cost of urban land, design of houses (economic utilisation of spaces for optimum functionality, lack of municipal services and public infrastructure, high cost of housing financing, absence of national policy direction and the non-utilisation of locally-available building materials had been identified as the challenges to the provision of affordable housing.

He said 70% of the cost of housing went into materials and labour, while 90% of the materials were imported from abroad.

However, he said, research had proven that the use of locally-available building materials could lead to the driving down the cost of house construction; the creation of new job opportunities along the housing value chain for artisans, technicians and businesses in the sale of local materials, among others, and the bridging of the housing deficit within the shortest possible time.

Engr. Atta-Sonno cited examples of different types of buildings in Ghana―the Nandom Catholic Church; Methodist Church in Palladium, Accra; Ashesi University, Presbyterian Church in Larteh; Wooden Bungalows in University of Cape Coast; Ghana Christian International High School; and the Rhabshold Ltd. Estate Houses in Ashongman, Accra― that had been constructed using locally-available building materials.

He added that Regulation 29 and Schedules 3 of the National Building Regulation, 1996 (LI 1630) made room for the utilization of locally-available building materials such as Stabilized Earth Blocks, consisting of pozzolana cement, natural stone, brick and tile, bituminous materials, timber (wood) and bamboo.

He, therefore, challenged engineering practitioners to champion the cause of promoting the usage of locally-available building materials.

Engr. Atta-Sonno reminded engineering practitioners of their roles in the promotion of locally-available building materials.

These, he said, included the dentification and characterization of locally-available raw materials; dissemination of production technology; promotion of  the use of basic equipment, implements and tools; stimulating community participation and self-help principles in house construction; provision of corrective measures in the utilisation of improved earth blocks; improving the working of concrete and binding agents; helping to address the issue of right storage of building materials; and ensuring that the required policies and implementation roll-out were in place.

IETGh is a Professional Body, first registered as the Ghana Institution of Technician Engineers under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree (NRCD 143) 1973 on the 30th of May, 1986.

The Institution later rebranded to the ‘Institution of Incorporated Engineers’ on the 27th of August, 1996 and then to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana to conform to global trends in the engineering profession.

IETGh derives its membership from the Mechanical, Civil, Automotive, Marine, Aviation, Electrical, Electronics, Chemical, Construction, Building and Allied engineering professions, and is mandated by law to register Professional Engineers, Professional Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians and Craftsmen.

Currently, the two engineering professional bodies licensing engineering practitioners in Ghana are IETGh and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) which together form the Engineering Council under the Engineering Council Act, 2011 (Act 819).

Source: G.D. Zaney, Esq.

Previous article1996 GREAT ALLIANCE
Next articleLET’S RESPECT ETHICS!
My dear friend,
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live." – George Bernard Shaw
Over the last couple of years, I’ve dedicated a bit of my time to join the struggle of helping to raise the younger generation. This has been to ensure that they are well positioned to take over the reins of this country and improve on its lot.
Being a committed Christian, I have for the better part of my adult life been inspired by the philosophy, ‘Omnibus Omnia Factus Sum’, a Latin phrase adopted from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians 9:22 where he wrote that he became all things to all men that he might save some by all means.
I have therefore, utilized all manner of approaches to help influence positive change in the attitude and orientation of our people for the overall purpose of nation building. To this, I welcome you to my blog. Enjoy my take on issues espoused through the scripts as well as my brief thoughts on issues as they play out daily and news stories on various endeavors that I may play a part in.
Feed back is always critical for improvement and I would thus appeal to you to always leave a note after reading any piece on this blog.
Welcome and enjoy browsing the pages.
Eric Atta-Sonno

269 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there, I discovered your website by way of Google while looking for a similar matter, your web site came up, it seems to be great.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, just become alert to your weblog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I am going to be careful for brussels. I will appreciate when you continue this in future.

    Numerous other folks might be benefited from your
    writing. Cheers!

  2. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles
    or weblog posts in this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo
    I eventually stumbled upon this web site. Studying this information So
    i’m happy to show that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed.
    I most no doubt will make sure to don?t put out of your
    mind this site and provides it a look regularly.

  3. This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.

    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your
    excellent post. Also, I’ve shared your web site
    in my social networks!

  4. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to
    be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly
    get annoyed while people think about worries that they just don’t know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole
    thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.

    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  5. I have been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, yet I never
    found any fascinating article like yours. It’s beautiful value sufficient for me.
    Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content material as you
    did, the web might be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  6. Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to
    browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I love the knowledge you present here and
    can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast
    your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI,
    just 3G .. Anyhow, very good site!

  7. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site.
    I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content
    by you later on as well. In fact, your creative
    writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own site now 😉

  8. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to
    be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang
    of it!

  9. I am no longer certain the place you are getting your information,
    but good topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or working out more.
    Thank you for magnificent information I used to
    be in search of this information for my mission.

  10. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided
    me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear
    idea

  11. We stumbled over here by a different web address
    and thought I should check things out. I like what
    I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking into your
    web page repeatedly.

  12. Good day very nice blog!! Man .. Excellent ..

    Superb .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally?
    I’m happy to search out so many helpful info right here within the publish, we need work out more strategies in this
    regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  13. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve
    either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of
    it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any
    methods to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d definitely
    appreciate it.

  14. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you really understand what
    you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally visit my website =).
    We could have a hyperlink exchange arrangement among
    us

  15. wonderful post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists
    of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing.

    I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  16. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of
    your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to
    say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2
    images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  17. Very great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I have truly
    enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing on your rss feed and I am
    hoping you write again soon!

  18. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in reality used to be a leisure account it.
    Glance complicated to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we
    be in contact?

  19. Thanks for any other informative web site. The place else could I get
    that type of information written in such
    an ideal means? I have a undertaking that I’m just now operating on, and I have been on the
    glance out for such information.

  20. Its such as you read my mind! You seem to understand so much approximately this, like you wrote the e book in it or something.
    I feel that you just can do with some % to power the message home a bit, however instead of
    that, that is magnificent blog. A fantastic read.
    I will certainly be back.

  21. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness
    in your post is just excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.

    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.

    Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.
    pof natalielise

  22. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be
    on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people
    think about worries that they plainly do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  23. Hello! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I
    had to ask. Does operating a well-established website such
    as yours require a massive amount work? I am brand new to writing a blog
    but I do write in my journal daily. I’d like to start a blog so
    I will be able to share my personal experience and thoughts
    online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners.

    Appreciate it!

  24. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you hire
    someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got
    this from. thank you natalielise plenty of fish

  25. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a
    famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  26. Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of information on your
    page. Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You’ve done an excellent job. I will certainly digg it and for my part
    recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this
    web site.

  27. Hi there, I found your site via Google even as searching
    for a comparable topic, your website came up, it seems to be great.
    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply turned into alert to your blog thru Google, and found that it
    is really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels.
    I’ll appreciate if you happen to proceed this in future.
    A lot of other folks will probably be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers! plenty of fish natalielise

  28. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste
    your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you
    could be giving us something informative to read?

  29. Hey would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads
    a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Kudos, I appreciate it!

  30. Howdy very nice web site!! Man .. Excellent ..
    Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds also?
    I’m happy to search out numerous useful info here within the publish, we want develop extra strategies on this regard, thank you for
    sharing. . . . . .

  31. Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to
    and you’re just extremely excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here,
    certainly like what you are stating and the
    way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a
    great web site.

  32. Simply want to say your article is as astounding.
    The clarity to your post is simply spectacular and that i can assume you are knowledgeable on this subject.
    Well together with your permission allow me to grasp your feed to stay updated with coming near
    near post. Thanks one million and please keep up the rewarding
    work.

  33. We are a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done
    a formidable job and our entire group will likely be thankful to you.

  34. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with
    hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to
    no backup. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  35. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with useful information to work on. You’ve
    performed an impressive process and our whole neighborhood
    might be grateful to you.

  36. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you
    would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new
    updates.

  37. Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss and
    would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know
    my visitors would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested,
    feel free to send me an e-mail.

  38. I blog often and I seriously thank you for your information.
    This article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your website and keep checking
    for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  39. Whats up very cool site!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
    I will bookmark your site and take the feeds also?
    I’m happy to seek out numerous useful information here within the submit, we need develop more strategies
    on this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  40. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come
    here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to
    create your theme? Outstanding work!

  41. Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to help
    with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Appreciate it!

  42. Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss
    and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would value your
    work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel
    free to send me an email.

  43. I’m really impressed together with your writing talents and
    also with the format for your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it
    yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it is
    uncommon to look a nice weblog like this one nowadays..

  44. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll definitely comeback.

  45. I’ll immediately take hold of your rss as
    I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me realize in order that I could subscribe.
    Thanks.

  46. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appearance. I must say you have done a amazing job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super quick for me on Safari. Excellent Blog!

  47. Just desire to say your article is as amazing.
    The clarity for your submit is just excellent and that i could assume you’re
    an expert on this subject. Well along with your permission let me to grasp your feed to stay updated
    with impending post. Thanks one million and please keep up the rewarding work.

  48. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my
    new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all
    your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  49. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website.
    I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own blog now 😉

  50. Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, great blog!

  51. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be
    running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d
    post to let you know. The layout look great
    though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  52. I was suggested this blog via my cousin. I am no longer positive whether this post is written by him
    as nobody else know such exact approximately my trouble.
    You are amazing! Thanks!

  53. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
    guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My website discusses
    a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly
    benefit from each other. If you are interested feel free
    to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Wonderful blog by the way!

  54. I feel this is among the most significant info for me.
    And i’m satisfied reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things,
    The site style is great, the articles is really nice : D.

    Excellent task, cheers

  55. Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous
    to and you’re just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the
    way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great
    site.

  56. My brother recommended I might like this web site.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how
    much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  57. I believe what you said was actually very logical.
    However, consider this, suppose you were to write a awesome headline?
    I ain’t saying your content is not good, but what if you added a title that grabbed a person’s attention?
    I mean PATRONIZE CREDIBLE AND CHEAPER LOCALLY-AVAILABLE BUILDING MATERIALS― ENGR.
    ATTA-SONNO | atta-sonno.com is kinda boring. You should look at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create article titles to get viewers to open the links.

    You might add a related video or a related picture or
    two to grab people excited about what you’ve got to say. In my opinion,
    it might make your blog a little bit more interesting.

  58. Greetings I am so excited I found your website, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was searching on Aol for something else, Regardless I am
    here now and would just like to say thanks for a marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to browse it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time
    I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.

  59. This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of
    your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  60. My partner and I stumbled over here coming from a different web address and thought I should
    check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to looking into your web page yet again.

  61. Simply want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is just excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

  62. I like the helpful info you provide for your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check once more right here regularly.
    I’m slightly sure I will learn plenty of new stuff proper right here!
    Good luck for the following!

  63. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I should check things out.
    I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to
    checking out your web page yet again.

  64. Olá tudo bem? adorei do seu artigo, bem curioso se pensamos da maneira como você relatou. É verdade que vinga uma hora em que necessitamos cortar as asas e abandonar. É penoso mas será afável para a criatura que vai saber com seus desacertos e acertos. Um opulento abraço amigo.

  65. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and
    screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had
    to tell someone!

  66. Greetings, I believe your blog could be having internet
    browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues.

    I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, wonderful website!

  67. My programmer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.

    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am anxious about switching
    to another platform. I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  68. I like the helpful info you provide to your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and test
    once more right here frequently. I’m moderately certain I will
    be informed lots of new stuff right right here!

    Good luck for the following!

  69. Someone necessarily help to make severely posts I would state.
    That is the very first time I frequented your website page and so
    far? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish extraordinary.

    Fantastic task!

  70. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem with your website in web
    explorer, would check this? IE still is the marketplace leader and
    a big portion of other folks will leave out your wonderful writing due to this problem.

  71. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or blog
    posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web
    site. Reading this information So i’m happy to convey that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I
    needed. I so much unquestionably will make certain to don?t disregard this site and provides
    it a look on a constant basis.

  72. I’m really impressed together with your writing abilities
    as neatly as with the layout for your weblog. Is that this a paid
    subject matter or did you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it is uncommon to look a
    nice weblog like this one these days..

  73. You can definitely see your expertise within the article you write.
    The arena hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe.

    Always follow your heart.

  74. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as
    nobody else know such detailed about my trouble.

    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  75. I’m no longer positive the place you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I must spend a while learning much more or working out more.
    Thanks for fantastic info I was searching for this information for my mission.

  76. personally current real cialis without a doctor’s prescription readily escape erectile
    dysfunction pills along background buy cialis online in usa really culture [url=http://cialislet.com/#]calais
    pills for sale[/url] roughly list best erectile dysfunction pills
    absolutely swim http://cialislet.com/

  77. Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors
    or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get
    guidance from someone with experience. Any help would
    be greatly appreciated!

  78. Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with
    us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely loving the
    information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Great blog and superb style and design.

  79. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Thank you!

  80. Attractive component of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to say that
    I get in fact loved account your weblog posts.
    Any way I will be subscribing in your augment or even I success
    you get entry to persistently fast.

  81. I’m extremely impressed with your writing abilities as well as with the layout for your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s uncommon to see a nice weblog like this one today..

  82. generic viagra without subscription walmart does viagra show up in probation urine test natural viagra mother son viagra over the coubter viagra

    lovely lilith viagra falls using viagra viagra online generic cheap viagra homemade viagra fucking

    https://pharm-usa-official.com – viagra without a doctor prescription

    https://www.linwan.net/space-uid-140836.html
    http://mykh.net/space-uid-4992867.html
    https://www.spd-fraktion-kw.de/?p=303&unapproved=191334&moderation-hash=39f8430a759b6fb63a52aa9f605f4322#comment-191334
    http://www.caclp.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=461239
    http://www.aduanrakyat.com/v2016/complaint-__338.html?msg=Your+Comment+Has+been+Posted..Thank+you+for+your+Comment

  83. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading
    it, you are a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and
    definitely will come back down the road. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a nice day!

  84. quick cash loans scam quick pay payday loans new york state threatens to garnish quick loans quick installment loans online review quick loans review

    quick cash loans tulsa ok quick payday loans two notch rd quick loan quick small business loans quick personal loans

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here