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  • Adoption of appropriate technology in construction: A pilot study of compressed earth blocks uptake in Kamuli District – Uganda 

    Niwamara, Thomas; Ndibwami, Alex (2016)
    The use of compressed soil blocks (CSB) in the construction of housing in Uganda can be traced back to the slum upgrading projects of the early 1990’s (DCDM, 2003a; 2003b). 25 years on, the propagation of a technology ...
  • Investigating the drivers of energy transitions between communities, local governments and non-governmental organisations. 

    Ndibwami, Alex; Candia, H (UNESCO, 2016)
    Embodied energy is an important consideration in discussions related to the sustainability of the construction sector. As part of this dialogue, this paper presents a developing country context of how these can values of ...
  • Embodied energy of low income rural housing in Uganda 

    Niwamara, T; Olweny, Mark; Ndibwami, Alex (PLEA, 2016)
    Embodied energy is an important consideration in discussions related to the sustainability of the construction sector. As part of this dialogue, this paper presents a developing country context of how these can values of ...
  • That is too radical for us: 

    Olweny, Mark (PLEA, 2016)
    Incorporating Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) into the curriculum is regarded as an important element in contemporary architectural education. However, making this transition has, and still is, somewhat of an uphill ...
  • Demystifying fired clay brick: Comparative analysis of different materials for walls, with fired clay brick: 

    Ahimbisibwe, Alex; Ndibwami, Alex (PLEA, 2016)
    Low-income tropical housing in Uganda today is a complex issue that extends beyond the physical dwelling and encapsulates psychological notions, i.e. human ideals, needs, wants, aspirations, and economic ability. Rural ...
  • Household energy use in Uganda: 

    Drazu, Candia; Olweny, Mark; Kazoora, Goodman (The Architectural Science Association and The University of Melbourne, 2015)
    This paper details patterns of energy consumption for domestic buildings in urban areas of Uganda. The paper shows the range of energy sources employed by households, the level of consumption of energy, as well as common ...
  • Research and the future of architecture educaton in East Africa 

    Olweny, Mark R. O. (2013)
    Research in architecture education in East Africa has for the most part been presented in what can best be described as a “silo” approach, presented in a stand alone “Research Methodology” courses that are separate from ...
  • Determining the Unit Cost of Higher Education: 

    Olweny, Mark R. O. (2011)
    While the growth in private universities in Africa has met a pent-up demand for university education and are meeting and fulfilling a social function, the economic realities of operating a university cannot be ignored. ...
  • Ethical Positions in Built Environment Education 

    Olweny, Mark R. O.; Olweny, Charles L.M. (2010)
    Architecture has among its goals, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of society. It is therefore inevitable that ethical decisions are made in the process making architecture. The perceived value of the product, ...
  • Urban Open Spaces in Kampala, Uganda 

    Olweny, Mark R. O.; Adule, C. (Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs’ University, Uganda, 2008)
    Kampala is one of the few cities in Africa arguably of African origin, having been the location of the capital of the Kingdom of Buganda - one of the largest and oldest kingdoms in the region - for close to a century ...
  • Investigating the variation in student performance in the A'level examinations in Uganda: 

    Nshemereirwe, Connie V. (University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2014)
    Student performance in the A’Level national examinations in Uganda is the main criterion for selection for higher education, particularly university. About 2000 merit-based scholarships are available annually for the best ...
  • Estimating the difficulty of A'level examination subjects in Uganda 

    Nshemereirwe, Connie V. (University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2014)
    In order to gain access to institutions of higher learning in Uganda, including universities, all students sit a national examination at the end of A’Level, the scores of which determine their selection into various ...
  • Educating built environment professionals: 

    Olweny, Mark R. O.; Nshemereirwe, Connie V. (Faculty of Building Technology and Architecture, 2006)
    In 2000, the Uganda Martyrs University introduced a new built environment program, a Bachelor of Science in Building Design and Technology (BSc BDT), marking the first time a private institution had entered the field of ...
  • People's perception of 'New' architecture: a diaogue between the architect, the architecture and the consumer 

    Ndibwami, Alex (Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala, Uganda, 2013)
    While the design process is meant to be participatory, the limits to how many (potential) users are involved and how the design team interprets their needs is perhaps often substituted by empirical evidence, architectural ...