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School of the Built Environment

Welcome to the School of the Built Environment


About Us


Mission

To provide academic leadership, research output, practical and community outreach solutions in the diverse disciplines of the built environment

Vision

To aspire for the attainment of high quality teaching and research that will contribute to the improvement of human habitat and ecological balance.

History

Zambia is one of the most urbanized countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. Because of the existence of a highly developed industrial sector on the Copperbelt, there has always been a heavy concentration of population in the area. But during the past years the population of towns and cities elsewhere in the country has risen at a very fast rate, while the population in rural areas has declined. This movement of people has created or accentuated a number of challenges relating to the built environment and has pointed to the need for University trained specialists equipped with the skills required for dealing with the environment in a sustainable and enterprising manner. The construction industry in Zambia, which is one of the largest employers of labor, has long felt the need for a steady supply of locally trained professionals. These conditions have created a demand for professionally trained people in Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Building Management, Real Estate Studies/Land Economy, Civil Engineering & Construction, and Urban & Regional Planning.

This need led to a decision to establish a School of Environmental Studies (now School of the Built Environment) at the University of Zambia at Ndola Campus (UNZANDO) – a decision which was announced in 1975 and implemented in 1981 when the School admitted its first students. The School remained temporarily situated at the Zambia Institute of Technology (ZIT) until 1989.

On 1st January 1989, the Zambia Institute of Technology (ZIT) was integrated into a newly formed University, called the Copperbelt University (CBU). The School of the Built Environment (SBE), therefore, increased its scope by taking on the ZIT Diploma courses in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying and Town & Country Planning, and Advanced Technician course in Construction. The University begun to offer these programmes at degree level.

Today the School of the Built Environment consists of four departments, namely, Architecture, Construction Economics and Management, Real Estate Studies and Urban & Regional Planning. A Master of Science programme in Project Management has recently been introduced in the School as the first among other postgraduate programmes to be implemented.

In addition to the full-time programmes, the School runs a Project and Consultancy Section called, the Practice Office. The Unit is responsible for undertaking consultancy services in various fields of the built environment.

After successful completion of these programmes, graduates get to be employed as follows: Building Science (as Quantity Surveyors, Construction and Project Managers and Estimators); Real Estate (as valuers/appraisers, estate managers, investment bankers, development consultants and land managers); Architecture (as Architects, Design Consultants and Construction Managers); Civil Engineering (as Civil and Structural Engineers, Design Engineers, Consultants and Project Managers); Urban and Regional Planning (as Town, City, Urban and Regional Planners, Project planners and managers). Employment opportunities are found in government ministries and departments, Banking Institutions, Engineering and non-engineering firms.


The Dean


The Dean

Prof. Albert Malama

BArch (C.B.U), MSc (U.C.L.), PhD (Sheffield).

WE ARE WHAT WE SHAPE


WE SHAPE OUR BUIDLINGS ; THEREAFTER THEY SHAPE US WINSTON CHURCHILL STATESMAN

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN


From time immemorial ,civilisations have come and gone , each leaving its distinctive footprint in the foundations of urban planning , architecture , construction and real estate . Each civilisation has designed and built structures that have inspired civilisations after them for centuries.

It is our endeavour as The School of the Built Environment to train men and women who will leave their own indelible marks on the future of the 'Built Environment'.

ABOUT THE DEAN


Specialisation

  1. Green Architecture
  2. Local government
  3. Decentralization

Departments


Department of Architecture


The discipline of Architecture is concerned with the planning, designing and the overseeing of the construction of the Built Environment. The Department offers a five year programmes in Architecture leading to the qualification of a Bachelor of Architecture.

The programme aims to equip graduates with sound knowledge of the architectural design process, professional practice, traditional African design and impact of climate change on design of buildings. Many of the architectural graduates from the school have found work in Zambia and outside with many of them working in Botswana and South Africa while others work far afield such as Australia and England.

Head of Department

Head of Department

MWANGO, M.A.
BArch (CBU) MH (Kwa Zulu Natal), MZIA.

Specialisation

  • Housing
  • Green Architecture
  • Climate change

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

MALAMA, A.
BArch (C.B.U), MSc (U.C.L.), PhD (Sheffield).

Specialisation

  • Green Architecture
  • Local government
  • Decentralization

Lecturer

Lecturer

CHIFUNDA, C.
BArch (CBU), MSc (Lough), PGC Arch ENG (Tokyo)

Specialisation

  • Project Finance

Lecturer

Lecturer

DIOMA B.N.
MSc (Arch)(Odessa), MZIA.

Specialisation

  • Chiefs Residences on the Copperbelt

Lecturer

Lecturer

MABO, B.C.
BArch (UNZA), M Arch (Helsinki), MZIA.

Specialisation

  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Design Theory

Lecturer

Lecturer

MTHEMBU S.
B. Arch, MSc ICM, BATH Pr Sacp

Specialisation

  • Urban Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Management

Lecturer

Lecturer

MWANZA, F.M.
BArch (CBU), PhD (Tongji University, Shanghai) .

Specialisation

  • Sustainable Design
  • Development and Management of Landscapes
  • Project Procurement and Construction Management
  • Waste Management and design options

Lecturer

Lecturer

KAYUMBA, X.
BArch (CBU), MArch (Kul).

Lecturer

Lecturer

KATONGO, B.B.
B. Arch (CBU), MSc Project Management

Specialisation

  • Sustainable Design Practices

Lecturer

Lecturer

MWAMBA J.
PhD, MSc Arch (LMU), BArch (CBU), MZIA.

Technical Instructor

Technical Instructor

CHIMANGA. K.
B. Arch, MBA (CBU)

Specialisation

  • SME
  • Construction

Department of Construction Economics and Management


The Department of Construction Economics and Management (CEM) offers specialisations in the economics and management of construction projects. The department offers two specialisations which are a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying. The specialisations offered encompass the quantification of all resources required for construction namely, materials, labour, plant, machinery and equipment, and the planning and management of the execution of construction projects.

Specific areas of teaching include, but are not limited to, construction technology and building services, building measurements, building economics, principles of management, maintenance of buildings, quantity surveying practice, professional practice and housing economics and policies. Others are construction law, computer applications, introduction to accounting, introduction to structural analysis and design, mathematics, sociology, statistics and research methods to mention just a few.

Head of Department

Head of Department

ZULU E., Mr.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc ICME (Leeds)

Lecturer

Lecturer

MILANDU C.
BSc QS (CBU), MSc (Lough) Ad PGC (KTH/UB), ICIOB, MSIZ

Specialisation

  • Appropriate tech
  • Construction and HIV/AIDS

Lecturer

Lecturer

SHAMAOMA, H.
BEng (UNZA) MSc (ITC).

Lecturer

Lecturer

MULEYA F.
PhD, MSc MOP (Manchester), BSc (CBU), Ad Pg Cert (KTH/UB), MSIZ

Lecturer

Lecturer

SILUNGWE T.C.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc ICM CL (Wolverhampton), UEIZ, MSIZ, RENG, AMCIAR

Specialisation

  • Procurement
  • Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Appropriate Tech

Lecturer

Lecturer

NONDO M. C.
BSc. Building (CBU), HNC Construction (ZIT) NC Building (LTTI), MSc. Project Management (CBU), MEIZ, MSIZ R. ENG

Specialisation

  • Sustainable Infrastructure

Lecturer

Lecturer

CHIPONDE B.D .
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc CM (NTU)

Specialisation

  • Lean Construction
  • Project Management
  • People Management in Construction
  • Costing and innovation

Lecturer

Lecturer

MUTALE, P.L.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc Project Management (UP) MSIZ, MEIZ, ICIOB, R.Eng

Specialisation

  • Project Management
  • Development Finance
  • Dispute Resolution

Lecturer

Lecturer

LUSHINGA, N.
BSc Bldg (C.B.U), MSc.Eng. (SWJTU, China) MSIZ, MEIZ, R.Eng

Specialisation

  • Road & Railway structures
  • Construction durations & productivity
  • Concrete technology

Lecturer

Lecturer

MUKALULA P.
BSc Bldg. (CBU), MSc (Herriot – Watt), MSIZ.

Lecturer

Lecturer

SIMUSHI S.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc (Lough), ICIOB.

Lecturer

Lecturer

LUNGU A.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc (Env & Dev.), (Manchester) Pgd CM (UNZA) MSIZ, Reg QS, Pg DIP Env. (Warsaw)

Lecturer

Lecturer

MZYECE, D.
BSc Bldg (CBU), MSc ICM (Bath), MSIZ, ICIOB

Department of Real Estate Studies


The Department of Real Estate Studies (formerly Land Economy) is the only Department that provides tertiary education in real estate studies in Zambia since the early 1980s.

We offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate. This program is strategically designed to respond to the dynamics of the real estate industry. It focuses on the principles and application of technology, economics, finance, investment, development, valuations, statistics, management, research and legal matters in the occupation and ownership of real estate.

Head of Department

Head of Department

MUNSHIFWA E.K.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MPhil Land Economy (Cambridge, UK), PGC Commercial Property Valuation (UCT, SA), FCCS, MZIEA, FSIZ

Specialisation

  • Formal and Informal Real Estate Markets
  • Informal institutions
  • Commercial Property
  • Valuation and Finance

Lecturer

Lecturer

JAIN N.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MPhil Land Economy (Cambridge, UK), FCCS, MZIEA, FSIZ

Specialisation

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Taxation and IT applications in the real estate industry

Lecturer

Lecturer

KAUNDA, B.S.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MSc. Development Studies (University of London- SOAS, UK)

Specialisation

  • Economic Development Finance
  • Housing
  • Finance Gender

Lecturer

Lecturer

MASIBA, L.M.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MSc Real Estate (University of Pretoria)

Specialisation

  • Housing Economics
  • Facilities Management

Lecturer

Lecturer

LUNGU, J.
BSc Land Economy (UNZA), MSc Land Economy

Specialisation

  • Rating Valuation
  • Property Valuations
  • Land Mgt and Administration

Lecturer

Lecturer

NGOMA, W.
BSc. Real Estate (CBU), Dipl Corporate Sec & intelligence Mgt ( Oriental EduPvt Ltd), LLM Commercial Law ( UCT)

Specialisation

  • Land Mgt & Rating Valuations (IT based)
  • Intelligence Mgt
  • Commercial Law

Lecturer

Lecturer

MUSHINGE A.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MSc Land Management and Land Tenure (Technical University of Munich, Germany), PGC Commercial Property Valuation (UCT, SA)

Specialisation

  • Land Tenure
  • Land Policy

Lecturer

Lecturer

CHUNDA-MWANGO.N.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MSc (KwaZulu Natal), PhD (KwaZulu Natal).

Specialisation

  • Land Mgt and Administration
  • Environmental Management

Lecturer

Lecturer

MASIBA, L.M.
BSc Land Economy (CBU), MSc Real Estate (University of Pretoria)

Specialisation

  • Housing Economics
  • Facilities Management

Lecturer

Lecturer

LUNGU, J.
BSc Land Economy (UNZA), MSc Land Economy

Specialisation

  • Rating Valuation
  • Property Valuations
  • Land Mgt and Administration

Lecturer

Lecturer

NGOMA, W.
BSc. Real Estate (CBU), Dipl Corporate Sec & intelligence Mgt ( Oriental EduPvt Ltd), LLM Commercial Law ( UCT)

Specialisation

  • Land Mgt & Rating Valuations (IT based)
  • Intelligence Mgt
  • Commercial Law

Department of Urban and Regional Planning


Urban planning is an important function in many professions. Planners are needed in both the public and private sectors such as in private companies, local councils and state planning authorities in strategic and regulatory roles. Planners are allied professionals to engineers, architects, valuation surveyors, estate agents, quantity surveyors and environmental consultants. They provide advice, support and expertise in planning to ensure that proposed projects are appropriately developed, assessed and investigated at a range of levels.

Planning is a vibrant, challenging and rewarding career. It is much more than the simple, technical evaluation of different site planning and design options. Urban and Regional Planning program gives the tools and approaches that enable one to work in planning-based roles both locally and internationally because of its strong international connections.

Our Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning degree focuses on principles and application of Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Physical and Human Geography, Planning Theory, Legislation and Practice and GIS technology.

Head of Department

Head of Department

THOLE, B.C.
BSc URP,(CBU) MSc Environmental & Sustainable Development

Specialisation

  • Tourism Development Planning,
  • Physical Planning

Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

CHILESHE, R.A.
BSc (Hons) (East London), MSc (I.T.C.), PhD (Western Cape).

Specialisation

  • Land Management and Administration
  • Land Tenure and Livelihoods
  • Land Policy

Professor

Professor

TAYLOR, T.K.,
BSc (Hons) Planning, (UST Kumasi), MSc URP, DSc (URP) (Technion, Haifa Israel), PGD Rural Regional Planning (Rehovot Israel)

Specialisation

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban Planning and Management;
  • Planning Theory
  • Theories of Regional planning and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods in Planning

Lecturer

Lecturer

MUWOWO, F.M.
Dipl TCP (ZIT), BTP, MPLAN (Hons) (Auckland, New Zealand), FZIP.

Specialisation

  • Spatial Planning
  • Planning Legislation
  • Development Economics

Lecturer

Lecturer

SIMPOSYA, A.M.
Dipl Social Work, BSW (UNZA), MSc Env. Planning (Nott).

Specialisation

  • Urban Environment
  • Informality
  • Rural Development
  • Sociological Issues

Lecturer

Lecturer

OKRAH J.A.
Dipl Phy. Planning (Kumasi), MSc CP (Howard) MGIP, MAPA, MNITP

Specialisation

  • Urbanization and Environment

Lecturer

Lecturer

MUDENDA, K.P.
BA Devt Studies, MSc Mgt & Devt, (IHS, Erasmus University, Netherlands)

Specialisation

  • Social Economic development
  • Sectoral and Urban Dynamics

Lecturer

Lecturer

ZULU, I.E.
BSc URP (CBU) MSc Urban Mgt & devt, (IHS, Erasmus University, Netherlands)

Specialisation

  • Urban Management
  • Low Income Housing and Informality

Lecturer

Lecturer

SHAMAOMA , H.
BEng (UNZA) MSc (ITC)

Lecturer

Lecturer

PHIRI, C.M. Dip URP (CBU) BSC. URP (CBU), MSc. (Dortmund).

Lecturer

Lecturer

PHIRI D.A. Dip Ed. (Nkrumah), BSc URP (CBU) MSc. (ITC)


School Administrative Staff

The Dean

Dean

Malama, A. , Prof. BArch (C.B.U), MSc (U.C.L.), PhD (Sheffield).

Lecturer

Lecturer

ZULU, I.E.
BSc URP (CBU) MSc Urban Mgt & devt, (IHS, Erasmus University, Netherlands)

Specialisation

  • Urban Management
  • Low Income Housing and Informality

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

CHISHETE, T. BA Human Resource Management (CBU), Adv. Diploma in Human Resource and Business Management (ABMA-UK)


Programmes of Study


  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning

Admissions


Requirements

For admission to Undergraduate Degree/Diploma Programmes( except Degree in Civil Engineering), the applicant should satisfy the following requirements: At least ordinary level passes in Mathematics and English Language and anyone Science subject from:

  • Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Two (2) subjects from:

  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Commerce
  • History
  • Literature in English
  • A Language other than English
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Religious Knowledge
  • Wood Work

Admission to a Degree in Civil Engineering

For admission to a Degree in Civil Engineering, an applicant should satisfy the following requirements: At least Ordinary level passes in English and Mathematics (both subjects compulsory)

  1. Two subjects from:
    • Science
    • Chemistry or Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Additional Mathematics
    • Geometrical and Building Drawing or Mechanical Drawing
    • Any other one subject offered at School Certificate not mentioned above.

However, a separate system of entry is available to non-school leavers. As a general rule, students with a Certificate or Diploma from the Copperbelt University who wish to further their studies to degree level may be granted exemptions.


Rules & Regulations


Degree Classification

The degree awarded by the School of Built Environment may be classified as Distinction , Merit , Credit or Pass . Senate decides the class of degree awarded to a student on the Board of Examiners. For the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, the Bachelor of Science degrees in Building, Urban and Regional Planning, and Real Estate, the classfication is determined by the student's Cumulative Weighted Average

Percentage Class Grade Full Course Half Course
86% to 100% Distinction A+ 5 2.5
76% to 85% Distinction A 4 2
68% to 75% Meritorious B+ 3 1.5
62% to 67% Credit B 2 1
56% to 61% Definite Pass C+ 1 0.5
50% to 55% Bare Pass C 0
40% to 49% Bare Fail D+
0% to 39% Definite Fail D
Fail in Practical/Industrial Attachment F
No Examination Taken NE
Deferred DF
Left Without Permission LT
Disqualified DQ
Withdrew With Permission WP
Pass in Practical / Industrial Attachment P
Compensatory Pass P
Barred from Sessional Exams on account of poor class attendance DQ
Barred from Sessional Exams on account of failed Continuous Assessment

Part 2: In addition to Senate requirements, the Weight Factor is added for the Studio Courses and the Thesis (special project) as follows:

Ref Weighted Course Weighted Factor
A Architecture
1 ESA 300 3
2 ESA 400 4
3 ESA 500 5
B Building Science
1 ESB 300 Building Studio 2
2 ESB 400 Building Studio 3
3 ESB 500 Thesis Project 4
C Civil Engineering
1 ESC 500 Final Project 3
D Real Estate
1 ESR 500 5
E Urban & Regional Planning
1 ESP 300 Urban Planning Studio 2
2 ESP 400 Regional Planning Studio 2
2 ESP 500 Thesis Project 2
Ref Degree Classification Architecture Building Science Civil Engineering Real Estate Urban & Regional Planning
1 Distinction 81 and Above 78.5 and above 68.25 and above 71 and above 74 and above
2 Merit 58 to 80 56.5 to 78 48.5 to 68.00 51.75 to 71.25 53 to 73.5
3 Credit 35 to 57 34 to 56 29.25 to 48.25 31.25 to 51.25 32 to 52.5
4 Pass (Silent) 0 to 35 0 to 33.5 0 to 29.00 0 to 30.75 0 to 31.5

Note   :   These degree classifications are based on the 2009 curriculum and a student starts accumulating points from the third year onwards.

Distribution of Marks for Degree and Diploma Pogrammes


  1. In all the courses offered by the School, this distribution of marks shall be as follows;
    • Degree   :   Continuous Assessments - 40 % ; and Final Examination - 60%
    • Diploma   :   Continuous Assessments - 50 % ; and Final Examination - 50%
  2. Continuous assessment shall consist of such term examinations, exercises and other work whose content and length shall be at the discretion of the Lecturer
  3. The Lecturer responsible for a course may bar a student from sitting final examinations for failure to meet work requirements including poor performance, non submission of Continuous Assessments or poor attendance record

Careers


After successful completion of these programmes, graduates get to be employed as follows: Building Science (as Quantity Surveyors, Construction and Project Managers and Estimators); Real Estate (as valuers/appraisers, estate managers, investment bankers, development consultants and land managers); Architecture (as Architects, Design Consultants and Construction Managers); Civil Engineering (as Civil and Structural Engineers, Design Engineers, Consultants and Project Managers); Urban and Regional Planning (as Town, City, Urban and Regional Planners, Project planners and managers). Employment opportunities are found in government ministries and departments, Banking Institutions, Engineering and non-engineering firms.


Research & Projects


Funded Collaborative Projects

Name of Project Project Budget (US$) Source Funding Duration of Project Partner Institutions/ Organisations
Chongwe Integrated Development Plan 131,000 Ministry of Local Government and Housing 2 years Ministry of Local Government
Chavuma Integrated Development Plan 128,000 Ministry of Local Government and Housing 2 years Ministry of Local Government

Graduate Research Projects

  • Analysis of Risks Associated with Real Time Gross Settlement System in Commercial Baks in Zambia (RTGS)
  • An Integration of Solid Waste Management in Slum Upgrading Programme in Zambia: A Case of Kawama East Mufulira
  • Development of a Management Support Tool in Fuel handling to Control Losses in Fuel Deposits in Zambia
  • The application of Total Quality Management on Government Funded Road Projects in Zambia: The case of Copperbelt Province
  • Analysing the role of stakeholder management on implementation of construction projects in Kitwe
  • An exploration of motivation factors that can be utilized to enhance workers’ performance on projects
  • A study on challenges faced by Local Contractors when accessing government projects

Publications

  • Binyi, L, & Mwanza, F. (2014a) Social Integration in Public Spaces & Landscapes: Perceptions and Experiences towards Multicultural Shanghai. Chinese Studies. Vol 3, No. 1
  • Binyi, L, & Mwanza, F. (2014b) Towards Sustainable Tourism Development in Zambia: Advancing Planning and Natural Resource Management for “Greener” Tourism in Livingstone Victoria (Mosi-Oa-Tunya) Area. International Scientific Academy of Engineering and Technology (ISAET) ISSN 2320 –4087 (Online Version), Vol 1, No. 5
  • Chileshe, R & Shamaoma, H (2014) Examining the Challenges of Cadastral Surveying Practice in Zambia. South African Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 3, No. 1: 54-63
  • Lushinga, N. (2014) Effect of Vertical and Horizontal Load on Pavement Interface Shear Stress. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 3(10): 1295-1299.
  • Makashini, L., Ng’ombe, A., Abanda, H., Malama, A. & Mudenda, P. (2014) Household lifestyle, energy related practices and perceptions of energy efficiency: Evidence from Kitwe, Zambia. AIMS Energy. Vol 2 (3), 276-294.
  • Malama, A., Mudenda, P., Ng’ombe, A., Makashini, L. & Abanda. H. (2014) The Effects of the Introduction of Prepayment Meters on Energy Usage Behaviour of Different Domestic Consumer Groups in Kitwe, Zambia. AIMS Energy. Vol 2 (3), 237-259.
  • Mushinge, A (2014) Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries: Securing Land and Property Rights for All. UN Habitat Synthesis Report 2. pp. 13-15.
  • Ngombe, A. Keivani, R. Mattingly, M & Michael Stubbs (2014) Impacts of privatization of customary land rights in Zambia: A comparative study of rural & peri-urban locations. International Journal of Urban & Regional Research (IJURR). Vol. 38, No.6, pp. 1985-2007.
  • Ngombe , A & Mushinge, A (2014) The role of culture and belief systems in shaping customary land reform. International Journal of Social Science Studies. Vol. 2, No 4, pp 123-134.
  • Chileshe, R. A. & Ngoma G. C. (2014) Introducing Education for Sustainable Development in the School of the Built Environment at the Copperbelt University. Paper presented at the ESD in Higher Education ITP - Results Seminar, 25th – 28th November, Rhodes University, South Africa. Unpublished paper.
  • Chiponde, D.B., Tembo, C.S., Mutale, L. & Chisumbe, S. (2014) Information and Communication Technology Suppported Inventory Management: A Tool for Improving Cost Control In The Zambian Construction Industry. Paper presented at the Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa – DII, Chrisma Hotel, Livingstone, 25th -26th September. Unpublished paper.
  • Chiponde, D.B., & Pasquire, C. (2014) Application of Lean Construction As A Competitive Strategy for Local Contractors in The Zambian Construction Industry. Paper presented at the Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa – DII, Chrisma Hotel, Livingstone, 25th -26th September. Unpublished paper.
  • Chunda-Mwango, N. (2014) Enhancing the performance of conservancies. Paper presented at the Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice, Fern Hill Conference Centre, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 3rd -7th November 2014. Unpublished paper.
  • Mukalula P., Muya M. & Mwiya B. (2014) Risk Allocation In Public Private Partnerships – A Decision for Zambia. Paper presented at the Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa – DII, Chrisma Hotel, Livingstone, 25th -26th September. Unpublished paper.
  • Munshifwa, E & Mooya, M. (2014)Property Rights and the production of the Urban Built Environment in Zambia. ISNIE2014 Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. 19th – 21st June 2014
  • Mutale, L., Chiponde, D. Tembo, C, Matipa & N’gandu, V. (2014) Building Information Modeling (BIM): An assessment of its viability in cost management in the Zambia construction industry. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa, Eighth Built Environment Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 27th -29th July 2014. Unpublished paper.
  • Nonde Lushinga and Jiang Xin (2015), Effect of Horizontal Shear Load on Pavement Performance, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Geological and Civil Engineering, IPCBEE Volume 80.
  • Nonde Lushinga (2014) Effects of Vertical and Horizontal Load on Pavement Interface Shear Stress, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 10, pages 1295-1299 (ISSN 2278-0181)
  • Phiri A. D. (2014) Urban Land readjustment as a strategy for provision of bulk infrastructure and low cost housing in Zambia. Paper presented at the Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa – DII, Chrisma Hotel, Livingstone, 25th -26th September. Unpublished paper.
  • Tembo, C & Mutale, L. (2014) Construction malpractices: a case of adherence to the testing mechanisms in the Zambian Construction Industry. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa, Eighth Built Environment Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 27th -29th July 2014. Unpublished paper.
  • Tembo, C., Chiponde, D., Michello, N. & Mutale, L. (2014) Feasibility of integrated risk management in reducing risks on infrastructure projects in the Zambian construction industry. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa, Eighth Built Environment Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 27th -29th July 2014. Unpublished paper.
  • Tembo, C. K., Zulu, E & Kapilya, M. (2014) Business Management: Strategy for Small-Scale Contractors in the Zambian Construction Industry. Paper presented at the Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa – DII, Chrisma Hotel, Livingstone, 25th -26th September. strong> Unpublished paper.
  • Zulu, E, Bwalya, H. & Mutwale, J. (2014) Procurement Fraud Prevalence, Causes, Responses and Challenges in the Zambia Construction Industry. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa, Eighth Built Environment Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 27th -29th July 2014. Unpublished paper.

Linkages & Partnerships


The school works closely with a number of Associations and Organisations, such as

  1. Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa
  2. National Council for Construction
  3. National Housing Authority
  4. Knight Frank Ltd
  5. Sherwood Greene
  6. Surveyors Institute of Zambia
  7. Government Valuation Department
  8. Ministry of Lands, Water and Natural Resources
  9. Ministry of Local Government and Housing
  10. Ministry of Works and Supply
  11. Ministry of Education
  12. Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre
  13. Zambia Institute of Advance Legal Studies
  14. Zambia Institute of Planners
  15. Zambia Institute of Estate Agents
  16. Zambia Institute of Architects

Funded Collaborative Projects

Name of Project Project Budget (US$) Source Funding Duration of Project Partner Institutions/ Organisations
Chongwe Integrated Development Plan 131,000 Ministry of Local Government and Housing 2 years Ministry of Local Government
Chavuma Integrated Development Plan 128,000 Ministry of Local Government and Housing 2 years Ministry of Local Government

Critical Areas for Partnership with Local and International Organisations

  1. Nation Council for Construction (NCC): Training, Research and Consultancy
  2. International labour Organisation: Contract Research in Construction Industry
  3. Association for African Planning Schools: Research in Informal Settlements and Housing
  4. Cape Town University Department of planning: Research in Urban Space and Poverty
  5. Ministry of Local Government and Housing : Research in Urban Planning Policy; Legislative Reform; Small Plans Bureau
  6. Zambia Institute of Architects: Research in alternative building materials

Consultancy


Under the auspices of our Extension Services Unit (now Practice Office), we are providing research and consultancy services to a myriad of clients. Among the many research studies undertaken, below are some:

  • An investigation into the causes that lead to incomplete buildings in Zambia.
  • An appraisal of donor funded community based construction projects
  • Application of quality management on Zambian construction sites.
  • Solid waste management in cities. A comparative study of developing and developed cities.
  • Land use planning and the causes of land invasions
  • Road Infrastructure planning and maintenance
  • Challenges of municipal development and management and squatter settlements etc.
  • Challenges of housing finance in Zambia
  • Provision of housing to low income families in Zambia
  • Housing provision in a liberalized economy
  • Essentials of Valuation Theory and Practice in Zambia
  • Land management practices- normative and positive
  • Materials Design and construction of Centre for Life Long Education offices and classrooms at CBU. A project team was formed in the school to design and subsequently carry out the construction work. The work was completed on schedule to required specifications.
  • Design and supervision of construction of student hostels to provide 96 student bed spaces.
  • Design and supervision of construction of School of Business Complex, comprising 8 classrooms , 2 lecture theatres, and 2 office blocks.
  • Design and supervision of construction of Civil Engineering Department classrooms and offices.
  • Design and supervision of Oxfam community schools in Mufulira, Kitwe and Chingola. This work involved the consultant maintaining the client’s funds to disburse to the contractor in payments during interim and final valuations.
  • Data Bank Development and Rehabilitation: Supervision of 24 World Bank funded rural health centers in Northern, Luapula, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces. Staff drawn from the departments of Architecture, Building and Civil engineering and Construction did the design and supervision of the projects. These projects were carried out under World Bank guidelines and specifications.
  • Testing for Kitwe Roads and Water Mains Rehabilitation Projects for various clients (China Hinan, China Roads and Bridges, Joe Motors, Spencon, Zulu Burrow).
  • Preparation of Kitwe’s Mulenga Compound overspill layout plan. The area was planned and the plots surveyed by the School’s Surveyors before handover to the local authority for allocation to prospective residents.
  • Preparation of Regional Plans for all the eight provinces of Zambia for academic purposes
  • Preparation of Structure and Neighbourhood Plans for Copperbelt Districts for academic purposes
  • Research into housing policy and implementation mechanisms
  • Currently the School is preparing two integrated development plans for two districts in Zambia contracted by the Zambian Government- Chavuma and Chongwe
  • Preparation of a Development brief for Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre Expansion of Infrastructure
  • Preparation of a Highest and Best Use Study for Zambia Railways Pension Scheme Trust Ltd

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The Dean, School of the Built Environment, The Copperbelt University, Jambo Drive, Riverside, P.o.Box 21692, Kitwe, ZAMBIA


          

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