The Technical team’s visit to China has boosted the China Aided Project plans
A technical team from the Works and Physical Development Directorate (WPDD) of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. John Owusu Gyapong, has returned from a project review trip to the People’s Republic of China, where they reviewed and revised preliminary designs for Phase 2 of the China Aided Project for the construction of the university’s Central Administration Block and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
In order that the final designs for implementation satisfy the requirements of UHAS and local building regulations, China Urban Construction Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CUCD), the design consultants for the project, extended an invitation for the review of preliminary designs in Beijing, China. The UHAS technical team that honoured this invitation from October 26 to November 1 included Dr. William Vidogah, WPDD Director; Arc. Ruth Xoladem Ayittey, Senior Architect; Ing. Joseph Nii-Osa Quarcoo, Structural Engineer; and Arc. Franklin W.K. Akumia, Architect. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Owusu Gyapong, led the team .
Previous discussions between the Government of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China had resulted in the production of the preliminary designs for the project with inputs from the university’s user department and technical team. This led to feasibility studies in March 2019, followed by a technical visit to UHAS by CUCD with initial sketch designs in June 2019, and then a site survey and geotechnical investigations in July 2019.
The revisions recommended by the UHAS technical team were documented and compiled as a basis for proceeding with construction drawings and further documentation for implementation. The Director of Works and Physical Development of UHAS signed the amended Design Drawings, which will be the basis for the production of Construction Drawings. Prof. Gyapong and the Director of International Projects of CUCD then jointly signed the appendix to minutes of the meetings detailing the reviewed works.
According to the Chinese team, who expressed appreciation of the input from the UHAS delegation, CUCD expects to complete production of the Construction Drawings by the end of this year.