2013-2014 Publications


Department of Building Technology

Staff Publications for 2013/2014

  

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K. and Sabah, S.C.B. (2014). Consultants’ Performance on District Assemblies’ Common Fund Projects. Modern Management Science & Engineering, 2(1): 43-57, ISSN: 2052- 2576. 
  2. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2014). An overview of damp remediation measures practiced by building occupants in Ghana. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation, 2 (4): 347-359. ISSN: 2046-9594   E-ISSN: 2046-9608.
  3. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Koranteng, C. (2014). Perceptions of building occupants on effectiveness of practiced damp remediation measures in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 4 (1): 121-131. ISSN: 2224-3216     E-ISSN: 2225-0948.
  4. Simons B., Koranteng, C., Adinyira, E. and Ayarkwa, J. (2014). An assessment of thermal comfort in multistory office buildings in Ghana. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR), 2 (1): 30-38.
  5. Simons, B., Koranteng, C. and Ayarkwa, J. (2014). Occupants’ evaluation of the operation, functionality of building control systems and energy implications in multi storey office buildings in Ghana. Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, 4 (2): 48-58 ISSN 2224-3232   E-ISSN 2225-0573.
  6. Buertey, J. I., Mizzah A. K. and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2014). Delays to Large Construction Projects in Ghana: A Risk Overview. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 8 (3): 367-377 ISSN: 1934 7359.
  7. Ayarkwa, J., Acheampong, A. and Agyekum, K. (2013). Residents’ satisfaction with the social security and national insurance trust housing in Ghana. Engineering Management Research, 2 (2): 29-40. ISSN: 1927-7318      E-ISSN: 1927-7326.
  8. Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K. and Osei-Asibey, D. (2013). Benefits derived by District Assemblies from their project consultants. Engineering Management Research, 2 (2): 41-50. ISSN 1927-7318 E-ISSN 1927-7326.
  9. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2013). Minimizing materials wastage in construction-A Lean Construction Approach. Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, 5 (1): 25-146.
  10. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). Preliminary assessment of dampness in walls of residential buildings in four climatic zones in Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development, 6 (9): 51-61. ISSN: 1913-9063   E-ISSN: 1913-9071.
  11. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). An overview of the symptoms associated with dampness in walls of residential buildings in major towns in Ghana. Civil and Environmental Research, 3 (9): 1-9 ISSN: 2224-5790  E-ISSN: 2225-0514.
  12. Agyekum, K. Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). Level of knowledge of building occupants on dampness in walls of residential buildings in Ghana. Modern Management Science and Engineering, 1 (2): 171-184, ISSN: 2052-2576.
  13. Acheampong, A., Adom-Asamoah, M., Ayarkwa, J. and Afrifa, R.O. (2013). Comparative study of the physical properties of palm kernel shells concrete and normal weight concrete in Ghana. Journal of Science and Multidisciplinary Research, 5 (1): 129-146.
  14. Simons, B., Koranteng, C and Adinyira, E.  (2014). Indoor Thermal Environment: Occupants Responsiveness in 4 Multi-Storey Office Buildings in Accra, Ghana.  Journal of Environment and Earth Science Vol.4 (4): 122-130  ISSN: 2224 3214
  15. Simons, B., Koranteng, C and Adinyira, E.  (2014). Assessing Ghanaian Workplace Performance in Multi-Storey Office Buildings. Developing Country Studies, 4 (4): 140-155 ISSN: 2234-607X   E- ISSN 2225-0565
  16. Adinyira, E and Anokye, P (2013). Illegal Appendages To Residential Buildings In Kumasi, Ghana – A Case Study Of North Suntreso.  Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation,  3 (1): 511-529.
  17. Fugar, F.D.K., Ashiboe-Mensah, N.A and Adinyira, E (2013). Human Capital Theory: Implications for the Ghanaian Construction Industry Development. Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, 3(1): 464-479.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Ofori-Kuragu J.K., Baiden B., and Badu E. (2014). Factors affecting Ghanaian contractor performance. In: Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB W107 2014) Odusami, K.T., Idoro, G. I., and Ogunlana, S. O. (Eds), Lagos, January 27-29, 2014, p. 275-285.
  2. Acheampong, A., Hackman, J.K., and Ayarkwa, J. (2014). Factors inhibiting the use of indeginous building materials (IBM) in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. In Ejohwomu, O. and Oshodi, O. (eds) Procs 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014, Abeokuta, Nigeria, p. 216-226 ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9.
  3. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Adinyira, E. (2014). A case study of dampness in a three bedroom residential building at Deduako, Kumasi. In Ejohwomu, O. and Oshodi, O. (eds) Procs 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014, Abeokuta, Nigeria, p. 351-365 ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9
  4. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Koranteng, C. (2014). A holistic survey of dampness in a three bedroom residential bungalow in Kumasi, Ghana. In Ejohwomu, O. and Oshodi, O. (eds) Procs 3rd Internation Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014, Abeokuta, Nigeria, p. 366-384 ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9
  5. Mensah, S.,  Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2014). Framework for modeling sustainable construction practices towards low carbon construction In: Laryea, S. and Ibem, E. (Eds) Proceedings 8th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Conference, February 10-11, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 293-303, ISBN 978-0-9566060-8-2.
  6. Opoku, D., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2014). Assessing areas and trends of bamboo usage in building construction in Ghana. In Laryea, S. and Ibem, E (eds) Proceedings 8th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Conference, February 10-11, 2014, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; p. 131-141, ISBN 978-0-9566060-8-2
  7. Buertey, J.I.T., Miezah, A.K. and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2013). Delays to large construction projects in Ghana: a risk overview In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Accra, Ghana, p. 367-380.
  8. Buertey, J.I.T., Abeere-Inga, E. and Adjei Kumi, T. (2013) Project cost risk and uncertainties: towards a conceptual cost contingency estimation model In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Accra, Ghana, p. 911-925.
  9. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). Assessment of dampness in walls of residential buildings in four climatic zones in Ghana. In: Nkum, R.K., Nani, G., Atepor, L., Oppong, R.A., Awere, E. and Bamfo-Agyei, E. (eds) Proc 2nd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA),  August 8-10, 2013, Kumasi-Ghana, p. 194-205, ISBN 978-9988-1-7051-6
  10. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). Level of knowledge of building occupants on dampness in walls of residential buildings in Ghana. In: Nkum, R.K., Nani, G., Atepor, L., Oppong, R.A., Awere, E. and Bamfo-Agyei, E. (eds) Procs 2nd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA), August 8-10, 2013, Kumasi-Ghana, p. 389-399, ISBN 978-9988-1-7051-6
  11. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. and Adinyira, E. (2013). Level of practice and effectiveness of damp remediation measures in walls of residential buildings in Ghana. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Design, Development and Research (DDR), July 18-20, 2013, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Social Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, p. 297-311; ISBN: 978-9988-1-8513-8.
  12. Acheampong, A., Adom-Asamoah, M., Ayarkwa, J. and Afrifa, R.O. (2013). Shear capacity of reinforced palm kernel shell concrete and granite concrete beams with and without shear reinforcement. In: Nkum, R.K., Nani, G., Atepor, L., Oppong, R.A., Awere, E. and Bamfo-Agyei, E. (eds) Procs 2nd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA), August 8-10, 2013, Kumasi-Ghana, p. 135-150, ISBN 978-9988-1-7051-6
  13. Orgen, N.K., Ahadzie, D.K., Ayarkwa, J. and Badu, E. (2013). Contextualizing the methodology for developing a collaborative working framework for improving construction design service delivery in Ghana. In: Laryea, S. and Agyapong, S. (Eds) Procs 5thWest African Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference August 12-14, 2013, Accra, Ghana, p. 307-319.
  14. Douh, S., Adiniyira, E. and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2014). A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Works Procurement Process at Pre-Contract Stage in Chad Republic. In Ejohwomu, O and Oshodi, O (Eds) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014 Abeokuta, Nigeria (CIOB endorsed) , p. 385-397. ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9
  15. Addy M. N., Adinyira, E and Koranteng, C.(2014). Architect’s Perception on the Challenges of Building Energy Efficiency in Ghana.  In Ejohwomu, O and Oshodi, O (Eds) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014,  Abeokuta, Nigeria (CIOB endorsed), p.150-160. ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9
  16. Kwofie, T. E.,  Fugar, F., Adinyira, E. and Ahadzie, D. (2014). A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Communication Performance Among Mass Housing Project Team. In Ejohwomu, O and Oshodi, O (Eds) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 17-19, 2014,  Abeokuta, Nigeria (CIOB endorsed), p. 53-68. ISBN: 978-978-938-173-9
  17. Addy, M. N., Adinyira, E. and Koranteng, C.(2014). A review of research methodologies in building energy efficiency assessment.  In: Laryea, S. and Ibem, E. (Eds) Proceedings 8th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Conference, February 10-11, 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, p. 85-100.
  18. Adinyira, E., Ahadzie, D.  and Kwofie, T. E.  (2013). Classifying the Unique Features of Mass Housing Projects. In: Tak Wing Yiu and Vicente Gonzalez (Eds) Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference November 20-22, 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.
  19. Adinyira, E., Ahadzie, D.  and Kwofie, T. E.  (2013). Determining the unique features of mass housing projects (MHPs).  In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Accra, Ghana, p. 381-389. 381 ISBN 978-0-9566060-6-8
  20. Douh, S., Badu, E., Adjei-Kumi, T. and Adiniyira, E.  (2013). An appraisal of challenges facing competitive tendering implementation in public works procurement in chad republic. In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, August 12-14, 2013, Accra, Ghana, p. 123-133. ISBN 978-0-9566060-6-8

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