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Research publications 2018/2019

                                                                Department of Construction Technology and Management

                                                                                         Staff Publication for 2018/2019



  1. Agyekum, B.Kissi, E. Agyemang Y. D., and Badu, E. (2018). Examining barriers for the utilization of non-traditional cost estimating models in developing countries, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(6): 814-827.
  2. Akomah, B. B., and Nani G., (2018). Redefining Corrupt Public Procurement Practices in Ghana Based on Stakeholders’ Perception, International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 7(9): 15 – 23.
  3. Atuahene, B.T., Baiden, B.K. and Agyekum, K. (2018). Client – Contractor Relations on Construction Projects. International Journal of Project Organization and Management., 10(4): 333-341.
  4. Bondinuba, F.K., Opoku, A., Owusu-Manu, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A. (2018). Stimulating growth and improving the delivery of housing microfinance interventions: An analysis of critical demand factors", Journal of Facilities Management, 16(3): 238-252.
  5. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa J., and Nani G., (2018). A theoretical framework for conceptualizing contractors’ adaptation to environmentally sustainable construction, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2018.1484860
  6. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J., Pärn, E.A., Asiedu, O.R., Aboagye, A., (2018) Determinants of mortgage price affordability: a study of Ghana, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 11(4): 734-751.
  7. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J, Kukah, A.S.K., Parn, E.A., Hatem, G, Reza Hosseini, M., (2018). An empirical examination of moral hazards and adverse selection on PPP projects: A case study of Ghana, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(6): 910-924.
  8. Owusu-Manu, D., Antwi-Afari, P., Edwards, D.J., Parn, E.A., Hatem, E. and Aigbavboa, C. (2018). Expanding Understanding on Attributes of Innovation Champions: Firms and Individual Perspectives of Professional Quantity Surveying Firms, American Journal of Civil Engineering, 6(6): 178-184.
  9. Owusu-Manu, D., Antwi-Afari, P., Edwards, D.J., Parn, E.A., Hatem, E. and Aigbavboa, C. (2018). Exploratory Investigation into the Challenges and Expectations of Innovative Quantity Surveying Firms in Ghana, International, Journal of Technology 7: 611-620 /DOI:
  10. Owusu-Manu, D., Kukah, A.S.K., Edwards, D.J., Parn, E.A., Hatem, E. and Aigbavboa, C. (2018). An Assessment of the Level of Emotional Intelligence Attributes of Undergraduate Built Environment Students in Developing Countries, Industry and Higher Education:1–8 DOI: 10.1177/0950422218798551
  11. Owusu, E.K., Chan, A.P.C, Owusu–Manu, D., Ameyaw, E.E., and Osei-Kyei, R., (2018). Contemporary Review of Anti-Corruption Measures in the Construction Project Management, Project Management Journal, 50(1): 1–17.
  12. Abankwa D.A., Rowlinson S., and Adinyira E. (2019). Conceptualizing Team Adaptability and Project Complexity: A Literature Review, International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 10(1): 1-7.
  13. Acheamfour, V. K., Kissi, E., and Adjei-Kumi, T. (2019). Ascertaining the impact of contractor’s pre-qualification criteria on project success criteria. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(4): 618-632.
  14. Acheamfour, V.Kissi, E.Adjei-Kumi, T. and Adinyira, E. (2019). Review of empirical arguments on contractor pre-qualification criteria, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  15. Adesi, M., Owusu-Manu, D., and Boateng, F. (2019). Segmentation of Quantity Surveying Professional Services for Focus Strategy and Diversification, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 24(3): 294-308.
  16. Addy, M.N., Akunyumu, S., Simons, B., (2019).  Key risk factors affecting renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) set-up projects in developing countries: The case of Ghana. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, DOI 10.1108/JEDT-03-2019-0072
  17. Agyekum, K., Adinyira, E., Baiden, B.K., Ampratwum, G. and Duah, D. (2019). Barriers to the adoption of Green Certification of Buildings, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 17(5): 1035-1055.
  18. Agyekum, K., Blay, K. and Opoku, A. (2019). Mechanisms for preventing rising damp in new building infrastructure, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(1): 87-107.
  19. Agyekum, K., Adinyira, E., Baiden, B.K., Ampratwum, G. and Duah, D. (2019). Barriers to the adoption of green certification of buildings: A thematic analysis of verbatim comments from Built Environment Professionals, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 17(5): 1035-1055.
  20. Ampratwum G., Agyekum K., Adinyira E. and Duah, D. (2019). A framework for the implementation of green certification of buildings in Ghana, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1613207.
  21. Anzagira, L. F., Badu, E., and Duah, D. (2019). Towards an Uptake Framework for the Green Building Concept in Ghana: A Theoretical Review. Resourceedings, 2(1): 57-76.
  22. Anzagira, L. F., Duah, D., and Badu, E. (2019). A conceptual framework for the uptake of the green building concept in Ghana. Scientific African,
  23. Asamoah, R.O., Baiden, B.K. and Nani, G. (2019). Towards the Establishment of Relationship between Macroeconomic Indicators and Cost of Public Educational Buildings in Ghana. Journal of Engineering. Vol. 2019, Article ID 6791401,
  24. Asman, G.E., Kissi, E., Agyekum, K., Baiden, and B.K., Badu, E. (2019). Critical Components of Environmentally Sustainable Buildings Design Practices of Office Buildings in Ghana, Journal of Building Engineering, 26.
  25. Baltharzzar, O.L., Baiden, B.K. and Agyekum, K. (2019). Compliance with transparency provisions in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), International Journal of Procurement Management, 12(1): 112-133.
  26. Boadi, J.M., Bondinuba, F. K., Eyiah, A.L, and Owusu-Manu, D. (2019). Modelling the Relationship between Risks and the Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Ghana, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 10(12): 103-111.
  27. Boateng, F., Owusu-Manu, D., Adesi, M., Parn, E.A, and Edwards, D.J. (2019). Aligning Strategic Objectives to Corporate Governance Objectives in Construction Professional Service Firms, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, 9(1): 1-17.
  28. Blay, K., Agyekum, K. and Opoku, A. (2019). Actions, attitudes and beliefs of occupants in managing dampness in buildings, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(1): 42-53.
  29. Dansoh, A., Frimpong, S. and Oppong, G.D., (2019). Exploring the dimensions of traditional authority influencing stakeholder management at the pre-construction stage of infrastructure projects. Construction Management and Economics,
  30. Dodoo, A. and Ayarkwa, J., (2019). Effects of Climate Change for Thermal Comfort and Energy Performance of Residential Buildings in a Sub-Saharan African Climate. Buildings, 9(10): 215.
  31. Donkor-Hyiaman, KA. Parn, E., Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D. J. and Aigbavboa, C. (2019), Pension Reforms, Risk Transfer and Housing Finance Innovations, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  32. Fordjour, G. A., Chan, A. P. C., and Amoah, P. (2019). Exploring Personal Factors that Might Influence the Vulnerability of Construction Employees to Occupational Psychological Disorders, Health, 11: 546-566
  33. Fordjour, G. A., Chan, A. P. C., and Amoah, P. (2019). Exploring the need for Occupational Psychological Health Management and Interventions in the Construction Industry: An Empirical Study in Ghana. Journal Mental Health and Clinical Psychology, 3(2).
  1. Fordjour, G.A., Chan, A.P.C., Amoah, P. and Tuffour-Kwarteng, L. (2019). Coping Strategies Adopted by Construction Employees to Deal with the Causes and Effects of Occupational Psychological Disorders: A Study in Ghana. Health, 11: 755-782.
  2. Kissi, E., Agyekum, K., Baiden, B.K., Tannor, R.A., Asamoah, G.E and Andam, E.T. (2019). Impact of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Practices on Construction Project Success Criteria in Ghana. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 9(3): 364-382.
  3. Kissi, E., Agyekum, K. Baiden, B.K., Asamoah, G.E., Badu, B.E. Tannor, R.A. and Badu, E. (2019). Factors Influencing Tender Pricing Strategies of Construction SMEs in Ghana, International Journal of Construction Management. DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1625995.
  4. Kissi, E.Asare, O.Agyekum, K., Agyeman Y. D. and Labaran, M. (2019). Ascertaining the interaction effects among organisational citizenship behaviour, work overload and employees’ performance in the Ghanaian construction industry, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 68(7): 1235-1249.
  5. Koranteng, C., Simons, B., and Awume, J., (2019). Evolution of spatial configurations in Ghana’s housing development: The case of private apartment buildings in Ghana. African Journal of Applied Research, 5(2): 12-23.
  6. Koranteng, C., Simons, B., Essel, C., (2019). Climate responsive buildings: A Comfort Assessment of buildings on KNUST campus, Kumasi. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology,
  7. Kulkarni, S., Edwards, D.J.  Chapman, C., Reza Hosseini, M., and Owusu-Manu, D, (2019). A preliminary mechanical design evaluation of the Wikispeed car: for light-weighting implications, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 17(1): 230-249.
  8. Manu P., Agyekum K., Mahamadu A-M., Olomolaiye P. and Adinyira E. (2019). Differences in Stakeholder Ability in Addressing Unethical Practices: Insights from the Surveying Profession” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 145(4): 04019011 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000426.
  9. Mensah, S., Nani, G., and Ameyaw, C. (2019). Breaking Contractors’ Socio-Cultural Barriers Inhibiting Adaptation to Environmentally Sustainable Construction, International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), 5(6): 24-30.
  10. Obeng, L.B, Baiden, B.K. and Agyekum, K. (2019). Compliance with Transparency Provisions in Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663). International Journal of Procurement Management, 12(1): 112-133.
  11. Offei I., Kissi, E., and Nani, G., (2019). Factors affecting the capacity of small to medium enterprises (SME) building construction firms in Ghana. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 24(1): 49–63.
  12. Opoku, D-G. J., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2019). Barriers to environmental sustainability of construction projects, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 8(4): 292-306.
  13. Opoku, D-G. J., Agyekum, K. and Ayarkwa, J., (2019). Drivers of environmental sustainability of construction projects: a thematic analysis of verbatim comments from built environment consultants. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-9.
  14. Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A.P. C. and Dansoh, A., (2019). Project selection index for unsolicited public–private partnership proposals, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1573480
  15. Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A.P.C., Yu, Y., Chen, C. and Dansoh, A., (2019). Root causes of conflict and conflict resolution mechanisms in public-private partnerships: Comparative study between Ghana and China. Cities, 87: 185-195.
  16. Ottou J. A., Baiden, B. K. and Nani, G. (2019), Gaps in public procurement records management, International Journal of Procurement Management, 12(5): 493-517.
  17. Owusu-Manu, D., Jehuri, A.B., Edwards, D.J, Boateng, F. and Asumadu, G., (2019), The Impact of Infrastructure Development on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa with Special Focus on Ghana. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 257-273,
  18. Owusu- Manu, D., Asiedu, O.R, Donkor-Hyiaman, K.A., Edwards, D.J., Reza H., and Abuntori, P. A (2019). An Assessment of Mortgage Loan Default Propensity in Ghana, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation IJBPA-01-2019-0003
  19. Quaynor, T. A., and Acheampong A., (2019). Effect of Ground Palm Kernel Shell (GPKS) fines content on compressive strength of cellular masonry blocks, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 10(9): 1625 – 1632.
  20. Roberts, C., Edwards, D.J., Reza. H., Mateo Garcia, M., and Owusu-Manu, D., (2019). Post-Occupancy Evaluation: A Critical Review of Literature, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,
  21. Tutu, S. O., Kissi, E., Osei-Tutu, E., and Desmond, A. (2019). Evaluating critical factors for the implementation of e-procurement in Ghana. International Journal of Procurement Management, 12(1): 1-14.



  1. Adinyira, E., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A-M., Olomolaiye, P. and Agyekum, K. (2018). Curbing Unethical Practices Associated with Preferential Allocation of Construction Contracts in Ghana: Survey Professionals’ Perception of Who Should Lead the Way? In Ofori G. and Egbu C. (Eds) Proceeding of the International Conference on Professionalism and Ethics in Construction CIB TG 95 Conference. London South Bank University UK 21-22 November 2018. DOI 10.18744/CONF.2018009
  2. Bempong E. J., Fugar F.D.K and Eshun B.T.B (2018). Strategies for Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: The Contractors’ Perspective. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA), 28-30th March, Lagos, Nigeria.
  3. Ottou, J., Baiden, B.K. and Nani, G. (2018). Delays in the Tendering Process of Public Works Procurement in Ghana. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2018), London. 
  4. Adinyira, E., Ghansah, F.A and Addai, F. (2019). Exploring Safety Monitoring Practices on Construction Sites in Ghana, In: Ivica Završki, Anita Cerić, Mladen Vukomanović, Martina Huemann, Ding Ronggui (Eds) Proceedings of The 14th International Conference on   Organization, Technology   and   Management in Construction 2019 and 7th IPMA  Research  Conference Zagreb, September 04 - 07, 2019 Zagreb, Croatia ISBN 978-953-7686-08-6.
  5. Agyemang Y. D., Fong W. P. S., and Kissi E. (2019). The Influence of Organizational Infrastructure on Organizational Effectiveness in the Construction Industry, CIB World Building Congress, Hong Kong SAR, China, June,17–21, 1-11.
  6. Antwi-Afari, M.F. Li, H., Lou, E.X., Edwards, D.J. Owusu-Manu, D., and Darko, A. (2019), Overexertion-Related Construction Workers’ Activity Recognition and Ergonomic Risk Assessment Based on Wearable Insole Pressure System. In Laryea, et al. (Eds) Proceedings of the 10th WABER Conference, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Accra 5th -7th August 2019.
  7. Fordjour, G. A., Chan, A. P. C., and Amoah, P., (2019). Exploring Occupational Psychological Health Indicators among Construction Employees: A Study in Ghana. The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) CIB World Building Congress 2019 held on 17-21 June.
  8. Fugar F.D.K., Boateng B. E., and Eshun B. T. B. (2019). Development of Job Satisfaction Index for Construction Employees in Developing Countries Based on Frederick Herzberg’s Motivation Theory. In: West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference 10th Anniversary Conference, 5-7 August 2019, Accra, Ghana, pg.423-439
  9. Gamedoagba, K., Owusu Manu, D., and Soku, M., (2019). Risk mitigation in the Operations of Mobile Financial services in Ghana, In: Proceedings of the 9th African Accounting and Finance Association Conference, 4th -6th September 2019 at Ramada Resort, Dares Salaam, Tanzania.
  10. Kissi, E., Ansah, M., Ampofo, J., and Boakye, E. (2019). Critical Review of the Principles of Design for Disassembly, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, May 21-24, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB, Canada, 251-258.
  11. Osei-Kyei, R., Chan, A. P., Perera, S., Danso, A., and Jin, X. (2019). Comparing the private sector partners’ perspectives on procuring public-private partnership infrastructure projects in Ghana and Hong Kong. In: Constructing Smart Cities: Proceedings of the 22nd Cib World Building Congress (Cib2019), 17-21 June 2019, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
  12. Ottou, J., Baiden, B.K. and Nani, G. (2019). Root Causes of Delays in Ghanaian Public Sector Competitive Tendering Process. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Development and Investment in Infrastructure - Strategies for Africa (DII-2019), 24-26 July 2019, Tembo-Silungwe, C., Musonda, I., and Okoro, C (Eds). Livingstone pp 155-163.
  1. Owusu-Manu, D., Ghansah, F. A., Boateng, F., Asumadu, G. and Edwards, D. J. (2019), The Strategic Benefits of Innovation Adoption in Construction Consultancy Firms: The Role of Quantity Surveyors, In Chipozya Tembo-Silungwe, Innocent Musonda, Chioma Okoro, ed., Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Development and Investment in Infrastructure - Strategies for Africa; Innovation in Infrastructure Development and Investment – Is Africa Ready for Change?, 24-26 July 2019, Livingstone, Zambia: 290-300.
  2. Owusu-Manu, D.G., Debrah, C., Antwi-Afari, P. and Edwards, D.J., (2019). Barriers of Project Bond Initiatives in Infrastructure Financing in Ghana. In: Proceeding of 11th Construction Industry Development Board, CIDB, Postgraduate Research Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 28-30, Conference (pp. 12-21). Springer
  3. Owusu-Manu, D., Dadzoe F., and Antwi-Afari, P. (2019). Sustainable construction practices in large construction firms in Ghana Exploring the potential of smart buildings in Ghana. The 8th World Construction Symposium 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 12 – 14, 2019.
  4. Torku, A., Bayrak, T., Ogunlana, S., Chan, A.P.C., and Owusu-Manu, D. (2019). Are the Ageing Workforce Satisfied with the Construction Work Environment? In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-11), September 9-11, 2019, London, UK.


  1. Darko, A., Chan, A. P. C., Owusu-Manu, D. G., Gou, Z, and Man, J. C. F. (2019). Adoption of green building technologies in Ghana. In: Gou Z. (ed) Green Building in Developing Countries. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Cham
  2. Salgin, B., Agyekum, K., and Simons, B., (2019). Designing out damp: Exploring Basic Design Principles to Control Excessive Moisture in Buildings. In M. Özyavuz (Ed), New Approaches to Spatial Planning and Design: Planning, Design, Applications (pp. 153-164). Berlin, Peter Lang GmbH, ISBN: 978-3-631-78398-6. Available @ DOI: