2015-2016 Publications


Department of Building Technology

 Staff Publications for 2015/2016

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Acheampong, A., Kankam, C.K. and Ayarkwa, J. (2016). Shear Behaviour of Palm Kernel Shell Reinforced Concrete Beams Without Shear Reinforcement: Influence of Beam Depth and Tension Steel. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 8-19.
  2. Adesi., M., Owusu-Manu, D., and Badu, E (2016)“Rethinking Methodology in Project Management Consulting Context”, International Journal of Construction Project Management (Accepted forthcoming) Vol. 7, No. 2 https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=55983
  3. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Amoah, P. (2016). Built and forgotten: Unveiling the defects associated with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Jubilee house in Kumasi. Journal of Building Performance, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 23-34. ISSN 2180-2106.
  4. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Amoah, P. (2016) Challenges to Fire Safety Management in Multi-Storey Students’ Hostels. Modern Management Science and Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 53-61.
  5. Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A., and Owusu-Manu, D. (2016), “Another Look at Housing Finance in Africa: The Anatomy of Pension Asset-Backed Housing Financing” International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis Vol. 9 No. 1 pp. 20-46 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-05-2014-0014
  6. Kissi, E., Adjei-Kumi, T., and Badu, E., (2016) Tender Price Index Development: A Critical Literature Review of Models for Prediction 9th cidb Postgraduate Conference on Emerging Trends in Construction Organisational Practices and Project Management Knowledge Areas Cape Town, South Africa, Feburary,1-4 pp.71-81 ISBN - 978-0-620-69590-9
  7. Koranteng, C., Nkrumah, J., Simons, B., (2016). Glass facades in contemporary architecture: the case of multi-storey office buildings in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Scientific Research and Studies. Vol. 3 (1): pp. 6-12.
  8. Koranteng, C., Simons, B., Nyame-Tawiah, D., (2016). Is It Necessary To Cool Residential Homes? A Bioclimatic Analysis of Window Position and Sizes on Indoor Comfort in the Tropics. Global Journal of Engineering Science and Research Management. Vol. 3 (1): pp. 6-15.
  9. Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2016). Critical Success Factors for Ghanaian Contractors. Benchmarking: International Journal, Vol 23(4).
  10. Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2016). Key performance indicators for Project Success in Ghanaian Contractors. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Vol. 5(1): 1-10.
  11. Opoku, D. Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2016). Factors Inhibiting the Use of Bamboo in Building Construction in Ghana: Perceptions of Construction Professionals.  Materials Science and Applications, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 83-88. ISSN Print: 2153-117X; ISSN Online: 2153-1188; Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/msa.2016.72008.
  12. Osei-Bonsu, N. Kissi, E. and Agyekum, K. (2016). The Growth of Quality Assurance for Public Works Procurement in Ghana: Problems and Critical Success Factors. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, Vol. 6 No.2, pp. 211-220.
  13. Ottou, Jemima A.,  Baiden, Bernard K. and Ofori – Kuragu, Joseph K (2016) The Use of Six Sigma as a Performance Improvement Strategy in the Construction Industry: New Trends and Applications International Journal of Engineering and Management Research Vol 6. Issue 1 P.538-546
  14. Acheampong, A., Adom-Asamoah, M., Ayarkwa, J. and Afrifa, R.O. (2015). Code compliant behaviour of palm kernel shell reinforced concrete (RC) beams in shear. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 59-70. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/JCECT2015.0367, ISSN: 1996-0816.
  15. Adinyira, E. and Dafeamekpor, C. A. (2015) “Clients’ Perception of Architects Performance on Building Projects in Ghana” Journal Of Professional Issues In Engineering Education And Practice. Vol. 141 (3) 04014009-1 to 04014009-8.
  16. Agyekum, K. (2015).  Rising Damp in Ghanaian Buildings: An Issue worth Addressing. The Quantity Surveyor, Magazine of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors-QS Division, October 2015, pp. 22-28.
  17. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Adjarko, H. (2015). Perceptions of Quantity Surveyors on Challenges to and Benefits of Incorporating Information Technology in Quantity Surveying Practice in Ghana. Asian Engineering Review, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 30-36.
  18. Ameyaw C., Adjei-Kumi T., and De-Graft O.M., (2015). “Exploring Value for Money (VFM) Assessment Methods of Public-Private Partnership Projects in Ghana: A Theoretical Framework.” Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. Vol. 20 No.3, 2015 pp 268-285, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 1366-4387, DOI 10.1108/JFMPC-01-2015-003.
  19. Ameyaw, E.E., Chan, A. P.C, and Owusu-Manu, D. (2015), “Domestic private sector participation in small-town water supply services in Ghana: Reflections on experience and policy implications” Public Organization Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 175–192 DOI10.1007/s11115-013-0266-3, Springer
  20. Ankomah, E.N, Baiden, B.K. and Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. (2015). Lean Techniques Approaches to Managing Ghanaian Contractor Supply Chains. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol 4(3): 87-94
  21. Apraku K., and Nani G. (2015). “Employing Reward Systems as Incentives to Employees” The Quantity Surveyor pp 12-20
  22. Ashiboe-Mensah N. A, Fugar F. D. K. and Akuffo F. (2015) “Photovoltaic Energy Technology: The Perceptions of Architects in the Ghanaian Building Industry” - Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy Vol.5, No.4, 2015, pp26-34
  23. Badu, E., Owusu-Manu, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A., Conway, C. and Edwards, D.J., (2015), Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Delivering Sanitation Infrastructure In Ghana Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2015,  pp. 238-258
  24. Baiden, B., Abdul-Razak, S. and Danku, J.C. (2015). Impact of Project Risk Factors on the National Competitive Tendering (NCT) Method of Procurement. International Journal of Procurement Management, 8(6): 731-752
  25. Bamfo-Agyei, E., Hackman, J. K., and Nani, G. (2015). “Assessment of The Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act663) on Project Time Performance of Construction Projects in Ghana”. African Journal of Applied Research. (AJAR) Vol.1, No.1, pp 533-548ISSN 2408-7920
  26. Kissi E, E. Bannor-Boateng and Adjei-kumi T. (2015) Strategies for Implementing Value Management  in the Construction Industry in Ghana, DII Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, Livingstone, Zambia September 16-18 pp.255-267, ISBN 978-0-86970-787-6
  27. Kissi E, Nani G, and Badu, E. (2015) Exploring the Causes of Price Differentials of Three Major Construction Products in Ghana. 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology on Technological Innovation for Accelerated National Growth and Development, October, 28 - 30, at Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana
  28. Kissi E., Ahadzie, D., K. and  Badu, E. (2015) Strategies for Improving Professional Project Management Practices In the Ghanaian Construction Industry, Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 30 pp 6-16
  29. Kissi E., Adjei-Kumi T. and Badu E.  (2015) Towards the Development of Tender Price Index for Effective Cost Planning in the Ghanaian Construction Industry, International Journal of  Construction Engineering and Management  p-ISSN: 2326-1080, e-ISSN: 2326-1102; 4(3): 73-79, doi:10.5923/j.ijcem.20150403.02
  30. Kissi E., Adjei-Kumi T. and Badu E. (2015) “Exploring Cost Planning Practices Adopted by Ghanaian Construction Professionals.” International Journal of Project Organisation and Management (in-press).
  31. Kissi E., Adjei-kumi T. and Badu E.(2015) Critical Barriers to the Practice of Effective Cost Planning in the Ghanaian Construction Industry, In Sherif  M. and Kriengsak P. , 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management in Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-4, pp 291-302
  32. Kissi, E., Ahadzie, D. K., and Cobbinah, J. F. (2015). A Qualitative Enquiry into Professional Project Management Practices in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. Engineering Management Research, 4 (1), pp. 5-12
  33. Kpamma, Z.E., Adinyira, E., Ayarkwa, J., and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2015). “Application of The CBA Decision System to Manage User Preferences in Design Process.” Journal of professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 06/2015; DOI: 10.1061/ (ASCE) EI.1943-5541.0000258.
  34. Kpamma, Z.E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J. and Adinyira, E. (2015). An exploration of the choosing by advantages decision system as a user engagement tool in participatory design. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 12, No. 1, 51-66, DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2015.1095710. ISSN 1745-2007 (Print) 1752-7589 (Online) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2015.1095710
  35. Kpamma, Z.E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Ayarkwa, J., and Adinyira, E. (2015). “An Exploration of the CBA Decision System as a User Engagement Tool in Participatory Design.” Architectural Engineering and Design Management (in press).
  36. Kpodo, B. and Agyekum, K. (2015). The Effects of Risk Culture on Organizational Performance: The Cases of some Selected Financial Institutions in Ghana.International Journal of Science and Research, Vol. 4, No. 12, pp. 681-689.
  37. Kwofie, E., Adinyira. E., and Fugar, F., (2015) “An Empirical Assessment of Ineffective Communication Inherent in the Attributes of Mass Housing Projects”, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation Vol. 5 (2): 1176-1195, 2015 ISSN 2223-7852
  38. Kwofie, E., Adinyira. E., and Fugar, F., (2015) “Nature of Communication Ineffectiveness Inherent in the Procurement Systems on Mass Housing Projects”, Journal of Construction Engineering Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 914520, 15 pages
  39. Kwofie, E., Fugar, F., and Adinyira. E. (2015) “Contribution of multiple construction site management features to project team communication effectiveness: the case of mass housing projects” Engineering Project Organization Journal, DOI: 10.1080/ 21573727. 2015. 1102132
  40. Kwofie T. E., Adinyira E., and Botchway E. (2015) “Identification of the critical project management competencies of architects in the Ghanaian construction industry” International Journal of Construction Management DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2015.1067347
  41. Mensah I., Adjei-Kumi T., and Nani G., (2015). “Duration determination for Rural Roads Using the Principal Component Analysis and Artificial Neural Network.” Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (in press)
  42. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa, J., and Nani, G. (2015) Towards enabling construction organizations' adaptation to environmental sustainable construction in developing countries. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 10, 84-100. ISSN 2055-0288.
  43. Nani G., and Tetteh O., M. (2015). “Formation of Successful Joint Ventures: A Guide for a Ghanaian Experience”, The Quantity Surveyor pp 1-11
  44. Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2015) Performance Measurement Tools for Ghanaian Contractors. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-14.
  45. Orgen, N.K., Ahadzie, D.K., Ayarkwa, J., and Badu, E. (2015) The Nature of Supply Chain and Business Relationship in Construction Design Service Delivery in Ghana. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 708-723. Print ISSN: 2333-911X  Online ISSN: 2333-9128
  46. Orgen, N.K., Ayarkwa, J.,Ahadzie, D.K. and Badu, E. (2015) Effect of Construction Business Relationship Situation on Design Service Delivery in Ghana. Engineering Management Research, Vol.4, No. 1, pp. 13-29. ISSN 1927-7318 (Print) ISSN 1927-7326 (Online). http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/emr.v4n1p13
  47. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D. J., Badu, E., Donkor-Hyiaman, K. A., & Love, P. E. D. (2015) Real estate infrastructure financing in Ghana: Sources and constraints. Habitat International, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 35–41 Science Direct
  48. 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 Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 612-631 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2014-0067 Early Cite Emerald Publishing
  49. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J., Afrane, S. K., Dontwi, I.K and Laycock, P.  (2015), “Professional doctoral scholarship in Ghana: a case study of the CDT–BEPS framework”, Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 197-208, IP Publishing
  50. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J., Badu, E., and Adesi, M. (2015), Exploring the Inherent Estimating Risks in Quantity Surveying (QS) Consultancy Services Provision’ Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.13, No. 2015, pp. 170-195.
  51. Sarfo M., Ayarkwa J., and Nani, G., (2015). “Towards Enabling Construction Organizations’ Adaptation to Environmental Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries”. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol.2, No.10 pp 84-100
  52. Simons, B., Koranteng, C., Ayarkwa, J., (2015) Practical Energy Savings Techniques for Multi-storey Office Buildings in Accra, Ghana. International Journal of Engineering and Computer science, Vol 4, No. 2, 15262-15273. ISSN: 2319-7242, DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijecs/v4i12.30
  53. Simons, B., Koranteng, C., Ayarkwa, J., (2015) Simulation-Based Assessment of the Thermal Performance of High-Rise Office Buildings in Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. Vol. 8(2): pp. 165-179.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Kissi, E., Adjei-Kumi, T., and Badu, E., (2016) Tender Price Index Development: A Critical Literature Review of Models for Prediction 9th CIDB Postgraduate Conference on Emerging Trends in Construction Organisational Practices and Project Management Knowledge Areas Cape Town, South Africa, Feburary,1-4 pp.71-81 ISBN - 978-0-620-69590-9
  2. Adinyira, E. and Abankwa, D. (2015) “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Newly Constructed Hostels at KNUST” proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic Kumasi Ghana. 28th – 30th October, 2015.
  3. Adinyira, E., and Abankwa, D. (2015) “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Newly Built Lecture Theaters and Office Buildings at KNUST” Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE 2015), Kumasi, Ghana 6th-7th August, 2015.
  4. Adjarko, H., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2015) Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Construction Procurement at the District Assembly Level in Ghana. In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 669-689.
  5. Adjei, E.A., Fugar, F.D.K. and  Adinyira, E. (2015) “Motivational Factors Employed in the Ghanaian Construction Industry” Proceedings of the 12th International Postgraduate Research conference in the Built and Human Environment. Salford, Manchester. UK. Pp 744-756.
  6. Agbesi, K., Adjei-Kumi, T. and Fugar, F.D.K (2015) “Organisational Adoption of Sustainable Procurement in the Construction Industry: Development of a Conceptual Model”, 12th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC15), June, 10-12, University of Salford Manchester, UK. pp.744-756, ISBN 978-1-907842-72-6
  7. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Acheampong, A. (2015). Post Occupancy Evaluation of Postgraduate Hostel Facilities and Services at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. In Procs 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic, 28th-30th October, 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 67.
  8. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Opoku Ware, S.N. (2015). Built and Forgotten: Unveiling the Defects Associated with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Jubilee House in Kumasi. In Procs 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic, 28th-30th October, 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 75.
  9. Agyekum, K., Ayarkwa, J. and Opoku Ware, S.N. (2015). Perceptions of Quantity Surveyors on Challenges to and Benefits of Incorporating Information Technology in Quantity Surveying Practice in Ghana. In Procs 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic, 28th-30th October, 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 76.
  10. Awene, A., E., and Nani, G. (2015). “Attrition of Quantity Surveying Professionals in Quantity Surveying Firms in Ghana.” In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, August10-12, Accra, Ghana, pp.155-167.
  11. Donkoh, D., Adinyira, E., and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (2015) “An exploratory study into promoting construction health and safety in Ghana through public works procurement” In Behm, M and McAleenan, C (Eds) Proceedings of CIB W099 Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10-11 September 2015. Pp 289-297.
  12. Douh, S., Adinyira, E and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2015) ‘Framework for assessing the effectiveness of competitive tendering process for works procurement at pre-contract stage in Chad Republic’ In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 571-588.
  13. Kissi E, E. Bannor-Boateng and Adjei-kumi T. (2015) Strategies for Implementing Value Management  in the Construction Industry in Ghana, DII Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, Livingstone, Zambia September 16-18 pp.255-267, ISBN 978-0-86970-787-6
  14. Kissi E, Nani G, and Badu, E. (2015) Exploring the Causes of Price Differentials of Three Major Construction Products in Ghana. 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology on Technological Innovation for Accelerated National Growth and Development, October, 28 - 30, at Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana
  15. Kissi E., Adjei-kumi T. and Badu E.(2015) Critical Barriers to the Practice of Effective Cost Planning in the Ghanaian Construction Industry, In Sherif  M. and Kriengsak P. , 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management in Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-4, pp 291-302
  16. Kwofie, T. E.,  Fugar, F., Adinyira, E. and Ahadzie, D. (2015) “Identifying Knowledge Gaps In Construction Project Team Communication Performance Measurement”  Proceedings of RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015 Sydney, Australia 8 – 10 July 2015 . ISBN: 978-1-78321-071-8
  17. Mensah, I., Adjei-Kumi, T. and Nani, G. (2015) “Forecasting the Duration for Small Span Bridge Construction Projects Using Artificial Neural Network”, In Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 pp 550-570 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 555-570
  18. Moo, F., Ahadzie, D.,  Owusu-Manu, D. (2015),  “A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Growth Pattern of Small And Medium Scale Contractors in Northern 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. 310-328 (ISSN-2026-6650)
  19. Owusu D., F., Badu E., Ahadzie D., K., and Nani G., Manu P. (2015) Towards a Framework for the Management of Health, Safety and Well-Being on Adaptive-Retrofit Projects in Ghana
  20. Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Agyekum, K. and Akom, J.B. (2015). Putting Research into Practice: Exploring the Inherent Challenges of Research Uptake in the Built Environment Faculties in Ghana. In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 669-689.
  21. Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., and Darko, A. (2015), “Perspectives of Construction Business Marketing: Exploring the Inherent Challenges of Marketing Strategies of SME Contracting Firms in Ghana” In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 921-938.
  22. Quarcoo, F. and Adinyira, E. (2015) “Energy Efficiency Consideration in the Housing Industry in Ghana” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic Kumasi Ghana. 28th – 30th October, 2015.
  23. Sarfo M., Ayarkwa J., and Nani, G., (2015). “Adapting to Environmental Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries: A Multi-Theory Conceptualization” Proceedings of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment December, 9-11 University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa pp 195-203 ISBN 978-0-7988-5624-9
  24. Sarfo M., Ayarkwa J., and Nani, G., (2015). “Understanding Environmental Sustainable Construction Practices of Construction Contractors in Ghana” Proc., 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA), Kumasi, Ghana, March 25 – 26, pp 329-340

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