2014-2015 Publications


Department of Building Technology

Staff Publications for 2014-2015

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Adesi., M., Owusu-Manu, D., and Badu, E (2015)“Rethinking Methodology in Project Management Consulting Context”, International Journal of Construction Project Management (Accepted forthcoming)
  2. Adinyira, E., and Abukari, Y. (2015) “Why the Public Procurement Act of Ghana ACT 663 Poses Intense Challenges to the Road Sector” Journal of Building and Road Research, Vol. 15. 2015.
  3. Ameyaw, E.E., Chan, A. P.C, and Owusu-Manu, D. Coleman, E. (2015), “A Fuzzy Model for Evaluating Risk Impacts on Variability between Contract Sum and Final Account in Government-Funded Construction Projects”, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 45-69
  4. Ofori-Boadu, A.N., Shofoluwe, M.A., Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J and Holt, D.G. (2015), ‘Analysis of U.S Commercial Buildings Energy Programs’, Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. (Accepted forthcoming)
  5. Opoku, D., Hackman, J.K., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2015). Assessing areas and trends of bamboo usage in building construction in Ghana. African Journal of Applied Research, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 46-57. ISSN: 2408-7920.
  6. Owusu-Manu, D., Afrane, S. K., Edwards, D.J., Dontwi, I.K and Laycock, P.  (2015), “Professional Doctoral Scholarship in Ghana: A Case Study of the CDT-BEPS Framework”, Industry and Higher Education (Accepted forthcoming)
  7. Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E.,Gary D. Holt, Edwards, D.J., (2015), “Determinants of Management Innovation in the Ghanaian Consulting Sector” Construction Economics and Building, Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 75-88.
  8. Owusu-Manu, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A., Edwards, D.J., and Blackhurst, K. (2015), “The Relative Importance of Mortgage Pricing Determinants in Mortgage Affordability in Ghana: An Ex Post Attribution”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (Accepted forthcoming)
  9. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J. Adesi M., Badu, E., and P.E.D Love (2015), “Attaining Fairness in Construction Cost Consultancy Pricing Services: A Case Study in Ghana, Journal of Engineering Design and Technology (Accepted forthcoming)
  10. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J., and Quaigrain, R. (2015), “Barriers Constraining Management Innovation (MI) Adoption in the Ghanaian Construction Consulting Sector: A Case Study”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (Accepted forthcoming)
  11. Somiah, M.K., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2015). Assessing House Owners’ Level of Awareness on the National Building Regulations, L.I. 1630, in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis. African Journal of Applied Research, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 170-178. ISSN: 2408-7920.
  12. Acheampong, A., Ayarkwa, J., Hackman, J.K., Agyekum, K. (2014). Factors inhibiting the use of indigenous building materials (IBM) in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. Africa Development and Resources Institute (ADDRI) Journal, Vol. 8, No. 8(2), pp. 1-15, pISSN: 2343 6662 ISSN-L 2343 6662.
  13. Addy, M.N., Adinyira, E. and Koranteng, C. (2014),"Architect’s perception on the challenges of building energy efficiency in Ghana", Structural Survey, Vol. 32 Iss 5 pp. -365- 376.
  14. Adinyira, E. and Dafeamekpor, C. A. (2014)“Clients’ Perception of Architects Performance on Building Projects in Ghana” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 10.1061/ (ASCE) EI.1943-5541.0000218 , 04014009.
  15. Adinyira, E., Ayarkwa, J and Aidoo, I (2014). “Knowledge and Usage of the Seven Basic Quality Control Tools by Producers of Precast Concrete Products in Ghana”, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation Vol. 4 (2): 966-975.
  16. Afrane, S. K., Owusu-Manu, D., and Adesi, M (2014), “Infusion of TQM in Management Consulting Professional Training in Ghana: Exploring Key Strategic Issues’, International Journal of Management Sciences, Vol. 2, No.1, pp. 44-60
  17. Afrane, S. K., Owusu-Manu, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A. and Bondinuba, K.F. (2014), ‘Towards Innovative Housing Financing in Ghana: An Evidence-Based from South Africa’s Pension Housing Financing System’ Public Policy and Administration Research Vol. 4. No. 4, pp. 97-110
  18. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. (2014). A Two-Stage Approach to Damp Investigation in a Three Bedroom Residential Building in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Building performance, Vol.5, No. 1, pp. 50-61. ISSN: 2180-2106.
  19. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. (2014). Dampness in Walls of Residential Buildings: The views of Building Construction Professionals in Ghana. Africa Development and Resources Institute Journal, Vol. 7, No. 7(2), pp. 19-36, pISSN: 2343 6662 ISSN: 2343 6662.
  20. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. (2014). Diagnosing Rising Damp in the Walls of a Six Bedroom Residential Apartment in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol.3, No. 5, pp. 1174-1198. ISSN: 2168 8662.
  21. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Adinyira, E. (2014). A Holistic Survey of dampness in a Three Bedroom Residential Bungalow in Kumasi, Ghana. Case Studies in Construction materials, Vol 1 (2014), pp. 125-137
  22. 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.
  23. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. (2014). A Holistic Survey of dampness in a Six Bedroom Residential Apartment. Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 30-45.
  24. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J., Koranteng, C. (2014). Holistic Diagnosis of Rising Damp and Salt attack in Two Residential Buildings in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Construction Engineering, Vol 2014, pp. 1-13, Hindawi Publishing Cooporation.
  25. 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.
  26. Ameyaw, E.E., Chan, A. P.C, and Owusu-Manu, D. (2014), “Domestic private sector participation in small-town water supply services in Ghana: Reflections on experience and policy implications” Public Organization Review, Jan. 2014, DOI10.1007/s11115-013-0266-3, Springer
  27. Ayarkwa, J., Acheampong, A., Hackman, J.K., Agyekum, K. (2014). Environmental Impact of Construction Site Activities in Ghana. Africa Development and Resources Institute (ADDRI) Journal, Vol. 9, No. 9(2), pp. 1-19
  28. Baiden, B.K., Agyekum, K. and Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. (2014). Perceptions on barriers to the Use of Burnt Clay Bricks for Housing Construction. Journal of Construction Engineering, Vol. 2014, pp. 1-7.
  29. Douh, S., Adjei-Kumi, T., Adinyira, E. and Baiden, B.K. (2014) “Criteria and Measurable Indicators for Assessing the Performance of Public Works Contract Award Process in Chad” International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2014, pp. 57-64.
  30. Kwofie, T. E., Fugar, F., Adinyira, E. and Ahadzie, D. (2014) “Identification and Classification of the Unique Features of Mass Housing Projects” Journal of Construction Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 927652, 11 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/927652
  31. Owusu-Manu, D.,  Edwards, D.J, Holt, G.D., and Prince, C., (2014),  “Industry and Higher Education Integration: A Focus on Quantity Surveying Practice, Industry and Higher Education  Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 27-37
  32. Owusu-Manu, D., Afrane, S. K., and Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A. (2014), “Towards Developing Trade Credit Policies in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: An Analysis of Constraints, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 166-180
  33. Owusu-Manu, D., Holt, G.D., Edwards, D.J., and Badu, E., (2014), “Determinants of Trade Credit Supply among the Ghanaian Construction Sectors”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 368-383
  34. 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

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Acquah, G.K.K., Ayarkwa, J., Danso, A.K. and Oteng-Seifah, S. (2015). Accuracy of drying shrinkage predicting models in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 173-185.
  2. Acquah, G.K.K., Oteng-Seifah, S., Ayarkwa, J. and Danso, A.K. (2015). Accuracy of creep predicting models in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 262-276.
  3. Adinyira, E., and  Quarcoo, F. (2015) “Energy Efficiency and Appliance Replacement: A case Study of Two Cities in Ghana” In Badu et al.,(Eds) Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (GIOC endorsed) . Pp 680-692. ISSN 2026-6650
  4. Adinyira, E., and Abankwa, D. (2015) “Construction Management Training in Ghana: Adequacy of Syllabus” In Badu et al., (Eds) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (GIOC endorsed). Pp 227-241. ISSN 2026-6650
  5. Adinyira, E., Kwofie T.E and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (2015) “Challenges Associated with Communication Medium among Project Teams on Mass Housing Project delivery in Ghana” In Badu et al.,(Eds) Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (GIOC endorsed) . Pp. 394-411. ISSN 2026-6650
  6. Agyekum, K. and Ayarkwa, J. (2015). Diagnosing rising damp: Lessons from three residential buildings in Kumasi. In Procs 8th Annual GRASAG-KNUST International Research Conference, 25th March, 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp.53.
  7. Ayarkwa, J., Adinyira, E., Koranteng, C. and Addy, M.N. (2015). A conceptual framework of a tool development for energy efficiency assessment of buildings in developing countries: Case of Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 67-86.
  8. Barbara, S., Koranteng, C. and Ayarkwa, J. (2015). Simulation-based assessment of the thermal performance of high rise office buildings in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 44-66.
  9. Hackman, J.K., Acheampong, A., Agyekum, K., and Ayarkwa, J. (2015). Factors affecting site supervision in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 341-352.
  10. Kpamma, Z. E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J. and Adinyira, E. (2015) “Development of a User-Involvement Framework for Design Process: An Exploration of the Design Science Research Paradigm” In Badu et al.,(Eds) Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (GIOC endorsed) . Pp. 143-155. ISSN 2026-6650
  11. Kwofie, T. E.,  Fugar, F., Adinyira, E. and Ahadzie, D. (2015) “Design of Research Instrument for Evaluating the Contribution of Mass Housing Unique Features on Project Team Communication Performance”  In Badu et al.,(Eds) Proceedings of the 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi, Ghana (GIOC endorsed) . Pp 624-640. ISSN 2026-6650
  12. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2015). Understanding environmental sustainable construction practices of construction contractors in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 329-340.
  13. Owusu-Manu, D, Badu, E., Agyekum, K., and Akom, J.B (2015). Rethinking Research Utilization in the Built Environment: A Critical Look at Push and Pull Factors. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 566-582.
  14. Owusu-Manu, D., Antwi-Afari, M.F., and Fugar, F.D.K (2015), “Enablers and Outcome Factors of Technology Transfer Process in Developing Countries”, in Badu, E.,  Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D., and Kwofie, T. (Ed.), Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March, 2015, College of Art and Built Environment/KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana, pp. 583-601 (ISSN-2026-6650)
  15. Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A., and Donkor, S. (2015), “Anatomy of Factors Affecting Small Building Contractors Business Failure in Ghana” in Badu, E.,  Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D., and Kwofie, T. (Ed.), Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March, 2015, College of Art and Built Environment/KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana, pp. 693-719 (ISSN-2026-6650)
  16. Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Yeboah, A., Darko, A. (2015), “Perspectives of Construction Business Marketing Strategies of SME Contracting Firms in Ghana” in Badu, E.,  Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D., and Kwofie, T. (Ed.), Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March, 2015, College of Art and Built Environment/KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana, pp. 641-659 (ISSN-2026-6650)
  17. Somiah, M.K., Ayarkwa, J., Agyekum, K., Hackman, J.K. (2015). Factors contributing to the construction of unauthorized residential buildings in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 156-172.
  18. Zoya, E.K., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J. and Adinyira, E. (2015). Development of a user-involvement framework for design process: An exploration of the design science research paradigm. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds) Procs 4th  International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 143-155.
  19. Adinyira, E., Addy, M.N. &   Koranteng, C.  (2014) “A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Energy Efficiency of Buildings in African Countries” Proceeding of the Decades of Infrastructure Investment conference, 25th – 26th September, 2014, Livingstone Zambia.
  20. Adinyira, E., Quarcoo, F., & Addy, M.N. (2014) “Historical overview of building energy efficiency in Ghana” Proceeding of the Decades of Infrastructure Investment conference, 25th – 26th September, 2014, Livingstone Zambia.
  21. Kpamma, Z. E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J., & Adinyira, E.  (2014). Creating, sustaining and optimizing the collaborative realm for participatory design. Proceedings, 22nd annual conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC- 22), Oslo, Norway
  22. Kpamma, Z. E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J., & Adinyira, E.  (2014). Enhancing user- involvement through a multi-criteria decision aid: A lean design research agenda.  Proceedings, 22nd annual conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC- 22), Oslo, Norway.
  23. Maalinyuur, A., Gyadu-Asiedu, W. and Adinyira, E. (2014) “ A Study into Pre-Design Construction Project Cost Prediction in Ghana” Proceeding of the 7th Annual International Applied Research Conference, Abba Bentil Andam Theatre, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana. ISBN: 978-9988-2-0126-5.
  24. Opoku, D., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2014). Factors Influencing the Use of Bamboo in Building Construction in Ghana: Perceptions of Architects and Building Contractors. In proceedings 1st Bamboo Colloquium. CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Fumesua-Kumasi, April 29-30, 2014

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