Research Papers/Topics in Civil Engineering

Redesigning A Section of Hamu-Mukasa Road from Sir Albert Cook Road, Mengo Market Junction to Canon Apollo Road

ABSTRACT Hamu - Mukasa road, just like most other roads in Kampala city has a number of defects such as potholes, cracks, ravels aggregate polishing, and many more accompanied by lack of drainage which in turn facilitate the high traffic congestion and delays, especially at peak demand periods in addition to comfortability and unsafeness of the road users. Due to the strategic location and importance of the road as it provides access to institutions of learning such as Muteesa 1 Royal Univers...

Assessing Solid Waste Management in Bwaise to Design an Appropriate Handling System

ABSTRACT This report is from a study that looks at the nature, practices, challenges, and possible solutions for solid waste management systems in Bwaise, Kampala. The study used mainly questionnaires, interviews and observation. The findings suggest that in Bwaise, poor communities could generate income from waste disposal activities, if certain measures are put in place. Furthermore, in this area, 60% of the garbage is biodegrable, composed mainly of food related waste. Non-biodegradable w...

Design of an Underground Utility Duct Using Trenches Method (Case Study: Kimera Road) Trenchless Method

ABSTRACT Trenchless construction is the use of construction methods to install and repair underground utility systems with minimum open cut excavation. This includes the use of pipe jacking, micro tunneling, horizontal direction drilling, and guided boring systems. This was adopted to replace the aging utility infrastructure and install new facilities, while minimizing disruptions to traffic communities and business, reducing environmental impact and lowering the high costs of pavement remov...

Assessment of Different Point Water Sources in Kyakaliba and So Determine the Best Water Source for Kyaliba Rural Developing Community, Case Study in Hoima District

ABSTRACT Kyakaliba is a small village nestled in Buntanjwa Sub-county two miles away from Hoima Town in the Hoima district in Western Uganda. The population is 500 people (Source: Population Census; 2014) which is growing fast as a result of the Oil sprouting economic activity in the district. Currently, the available water sources are 3 Shallow wells, a spring, and Rainwater harvest but of the three wells, only one works with an issue of having too much Iron in the water, the spring runs dr...

Design of A Two Storeyed Classroom Block for Aripea Secondary School

ABSTRACT This is my final year project report for the award of a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Kampala International University that presents the structural Design of a two storied classroom block for Aripea secondary school. This report comprises of three chapters, highlighting the order in which the design was carried out. A detailed introduction of the project that was considered for the design; which includes the background and introduction of both the project and the site....

Design of A Sanitary Landfill for Kapchorwa Central Division.

ABSTRACT The study was to design a sanitary landfill in Kapchorwa central division to curb the problem of improper solid waste disposal. According to the study that was conducted within the municipality; it was found out that the municipality majorly had four main sources at which the solid wastes are generated; Residential wastes, Commercial wastes and Institutional wastes Qualitative data was collected to know the characteristics of solid wastes whereas quantitative data was used to measur...

Assessing Causes of Drinking Water Source Contamination in Kampala City: A Case Study of Katwe and Kisenyi Parishes Final Year Project Report

ABSTRACT Water pollution is a serious problem for the entire world. It threatens the health and well being of humans, plants, and animals. As the world became more industrial and smaller due to communications and trade, accidental and purposive hazardous dumping have contributed to the problem of sources of water pollution. All water pollution is dangerous to the health of living organisms, but springs and borehole pollution can be especially detrimental to the health of humans. Springs and ...

A Study to Investigate into The Application of Resource Planning Techniques by Small and Medium Sized Contractors in Uganda.

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Uganda has got many Small and Medium Sized Contractors (SMSC) engaged in the construction business. Some of these (SMSC) change business name and scope within a short time because of the competitiveness pressures within the construction industry. Little is achieved by these struggling SMSC due to the level of development of the local construction industry (LCI). Recent studies show that the Local Construction Industry is not very competitive, und...

Derivation of Polynomial Functions for The Prediction of Critical Axial Forces in Bridge Trusses.

ABSTRACT This study presents the derivation of polynomial functions for the prediction of critical axial forces in bridge trusses. Four different bridge trusses were considered in this study, three of which are statically determinate while one is statically indeterminate. These trusses at different height to span (aspect) ratios were tested for critical axial forces under the same conditions. The graphs of their critical axial forces against aspect ratios were plotted and this led to the find...

Determining The Structural Characteristics of Chikoko Mud-Cement Concrete Using Scheffe’s and Osadebe’s Techniques

ABSTRACT This study investigated the structural characteristics of chikoko mud-cement concrete. The structural characteristics of chikoko mud-cement concrete investigated were compressive strength, flexural strength, shear strength and split tensile strength while the elastic properties investigated were static modulus of elasticity, poisson’s ratio and shear modulus. The water absorption of chikoko mud-cement concrete as a reflection of concrete durability was also investigated. Ninety (90...

Computer Aided Geometric Design of Access Roads for Housing Estates, Using Generated Traffic Data: The African University of Science and Technology/ Bridge Estate, Abuja, Nigeria, as a Case S

ABSTRACT The proposed Access Roads which will connect the Airport Road to the main gate of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria and the proposed Bridge Housing Estate when constructed will foster broader community goals by promoting business activities within and around the University environment. Topographic data were taken, traffic study and traffic volume forecast where carried out; minimum curve radii and curve lengths were calculated The traffic study for the...

Investigation on the Characteristics of Cornstalk Ash Blended Cement

ABSTRACTAnalysis of investigation on the characteristics of cornstalk blended ash cement was carried out based on the interest of coming out with a good pozzolanic material with all required cement properties. Hence, the supposed competitive demand relationship between cement products in construction works has been majorly wined by cement and this makes people to depend mostly on it despite the increase in price and some with inadequate properties.      &nb...

Analysis and Management of Road Accident A Case Study (Ilorin- Omu Aran Road Kwara State)

ABSTRACTThe major objective of this research is to examine the variation patterns of road traffic accident in Ilorin-Omu- Aran Road, Kwara State. The study used secondary data of Accident records and vehicular situation were obtained from the Nigeria police force (NPF) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Chapter one of the projects deals and focused majorly on the general introduction which consist of the definition and meaning of road accident the aim and objectives of why ...

Investigation Into the Operation of Different Transport Agency in Kwara State (Case Study of Different Transport Motor E.G Kasmag, Emirate, Young Legacy and Kwara Express)

ABSTRACTThis project is based on Investigation into the operation of different transport agency in  Kwara Express, Young Legacy, Kasmag and Emirate service Questionnaires and oral interview method of data collections were adopted, in which about 100 questions are distributed and oral interviews carried out in the study area. The results was analysed and fuel price is the major factor that is influencing vehicle operation costs. While cost maintenance of the vehicle is also contrib...

Final Year Project Proposal on Effect Of Reprocessed Pure Water Sachet (Pws) on the Properties Of Wood Wool (A Case Study of Omo Wood Alstonia Longensis)

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY1.0      INTRODUCTIONRight from when man stated to build, he has been compelled to use the locally available materials around him. Building has now become major construction material allover the world has necessitated a critical study of its constituent materials. More so, the present economic crunch calls for cost saving measures on the part of engineers/researchers involved in the management of the country’s project. ...


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