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  • Competition aspect of construction alliances 

    Ngowi, A.B. (MCB University Press. http//:www.emerald.library.com/ft, 2001)
    The primary purpose of forming alliance in the construction industry is to pool together the resources of the participating partners in order to form a team that has a competitive advantage. Each partner in an alliance has ...
  • An investigation into the possibility of establishing a building index for Botswana 

    Ssegawa, J.K.; Samman, J.; Kgatlegang, J. (University of Botswana, 2001)
    Without cost information, project planning is difficult for clients just as pricing of tenders is difficult for construction firms. No agency or organization in Botswana has endeavoured to collect, compile and analyze ...
  • Competitive Strategy in a Context of Low Financial Resources 

    Ngowi, A.B.; Iwisi, D.; Mushi, R. (Taylor and Francis Ltd. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09613218.asp, 2002)
    Traditionally, competitive advantage has been based upon large-scale production and accumulation of large quantities of physical and financial assets. Large financially capable firms, particularly Multi-national Corporations ...
  • Measuring business performance: A case study 

    Garg, A.K.; Joubert, R.J.O.; Pellissier, R. (College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=16434, 2004)
    Most studies consider business performance to be a multidimensional construct. Four dimensions (namely, business growth, profitability, image and customer loyalty, and product service innovativeness) were hypothesised ...
  • Improvement of marginal materials by fly ash road works 

    Sahu, B.K.; Mathur, S.; Kemsley, B. (University of Botswana, 2004)
    The national road network continues to play a fundamental and catalytic role in the promotion of social and economic development of Botswana. However, a combination of adverse climatic and geological factors, such as ...
  • Changing gender contracts in self-help housing construction in Botswana: the case of Lobatse 

    Kalabamu, F. (Elsevier http://www. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2003.09.005, 2005)
    The purpose of this essay is to identify gender contracts in self-help housing construction. Gender contracts have been defined as invisible power relationships that determine roles, responsibilities, privileges, status, ...
  • A review of mineral development and investment policies of Botswana 

    Matshediso, I.B. (Elsevier http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6VBM-4HMXJJS-1-1&_cdi=5930&_user=778200&_orig=search&_coverDate=09%2F30%2F2005&_sk=999699996&view=c&wchp=dGLbVlz-zSkWb&md5=2b0e6a95538c49f439dba7e43fe1ee22&ie=/sdarticle.pdf, 2005)
    Botswana’s mineral policy objective is primarily to maximize the national economic benefit from the development of mineral resources. In 1999, the government replaced the old mining code of 1977, which was out of tune ...
  • Review of analysis methods for inelastic design of steel semi-continuous frames 

    Gizejowski, M.A.; Barszcz, A.M.; Branicki, C.J.; Uzoegbo, H.C. (Elsevier http://www.linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0143974X05001057, 2006)
    Three groups of methods for the inelastic analysis of steel plane frames with semi-rigid joints are considered in this paper. The first one consists of simplified second-order (or P–Δ) plastic-hinge methods for the ...
  • Reservoir storage requirements in arid areas 

    Stephenson, D.; Kgomotso, A.K.; Matladi, T. (University of Botswana, 2006)
    Water reservoir storage requirements are a function of demand and variation in inflow. The greater the variation the greater the storage required to meet a specified draft. The selected recurrence interval of failure also ...
  • The role of trustworthiness in the formation and governance of construction alliances 

    Ngowi, A.B. (Elsevier Ltd; www.elsevier.com/locate/buildenv, 2006-05-04)
    The ensuing globalization of the construction industry as well as the highly fragmented and divisive nature of the industry are among the forces that are influencing it to seek management approaches such as strategic ...
  • Platinum Group of Metals: a strategic assessment of the South African industry 

    Garg, A.K.; Van Tonder, R.; Joubert, R.J.O. (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=235, 2007)
    In order to analyse the strategic issues with regard to the South African Platinum Group of Metals (PGM) industry, a risk analysis and an assessment of the competitiveness of the industry were conducted. The analysis of ...
  • The role of trustworthiness in the formation and governance of construction alliances 

    Ngowi, A.B. (Elsevier Ltd; http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/296/description#description, 2007)
    The ensuing globalization of the construction industry as well as the highly fragmented and divisive nature of the industry are among the forces that are influencing it to seek management approaches such as strategic ...
  • Monitoring and evaluation practices and challenges of Gaborone based local NGOs implementing HIV/AIDS projects in Botswana 

    Mark, M. (University of Botswana, http://ub.bw, 2007)
    Botswana is facing one of its greatest development challenges at the moment. It is facing an HIV/AIDS pandemic of immense proportions. It is among the countries in the world that have been hard hit by this scourge. A lot ...
  • Comments on ‘‘Flexural behavior of concrete slabs with corroded bars” 

    Malumbela, G.; Alexander, M.; Moyo, P. (Elsevier http://www.linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0958946508000784, 2008)
    This paper presents a discussion on a paper authored by Chung et al. [Chung L, Najm H, Balaguru P. Flexural behaviour of concrete slabs with corroded bars. Cement Concr Compos 2008;30:184-93].
  • Sustainable research platform at the University of Botswana 

    Ntshwene, K.; Kashiwagi, J.; Kashiwagi, D. (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors http://www.rics.org fileID=4956&fileExtension=PDF, 2009)
    The Project Management Section at the University of Botswana has been undergoing a test to transform the section from an education based faculty to a research based faculty. The test was initiated by a Fulbright Scholar ...
  • Lie group classification of the generalized Lane-Emden equation 

    Khalique, C.M.; Muatjetjeja, B. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2009.01.008, 2009)
    We carry out the Lie group classification of the generalized Lane–Emden equation xu00 þ nu0 þ xHðuÞ ¼ 0, which has many applications in mathematical physics and astrophysics. We show that the equation admits a three-dimensional ...
  • Lagrangian approach to a generalized coupled lane-Emden system: symmetries and first integrals 

    Muatjetjeja, B.; Chalique, C.M. (Elsevier http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleListURL&_method=list&_ArticleListID=1120288190&view=c&_acct=C000043160&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=778200&md5=2911144ac0b419d4936d24596384b313, 2009)
    This paper aims to classify a generalized coupled Lane–Emden system and to compute the Noether operators corresponding to a Lagrangian for a generalized coupled Lane–Emden system which occurs in the modelling of several ...
  • Lessons and challenges encountered in the implementation of solar energy – the case of Botswana 

    Ketlogetswe, C. (Bentham Open http://www.bentham-open.org, 2009-01-01)
    A number of photovoltaic pilot projects have been started in Botswana since 1990. The first photovoltaic project was Manyana PV project which started in 1992. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) PV solar ...
  • Model for cover cracking of RC beams due to partial surface steel corrosion 

    Malumbela, G.; Alexander, M.; Moyo, P. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conbuildmat, 2011)
    Cracking of the cover concrete due to steel corrosion is considered by many researchers to indicate the end-of-service life of corrosion-affected reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Numerous models have been developed ...
  • Influence of corrosion crack patterns on the rate of crack widening of RC beams 

    Malumbela, G.; Moyo, P.; Alexander, M. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conbuiltmat, 2011)
    Corrosion crack widths are often used by structural engineers in the field to predict level of steel corrosion as well as residual load-bearing capacities of corroding RC structures. This paper presents further work on ...