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Research publications 2019/2020

                                                                Department of Construction Technology and Management

                                                                                         Staff Publication for 2019/2020



  1. Afful, A., Acquah, G.K.K., and Agyekum, K., (2019), Level of Knowledge of Design Professionals on the Principles of Social Sustainability in Ghana, SSRN Electronic Journal,
  2. 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, Vol 17(5): 1035-1055.
  3. Akunyumu, S., Adjei-Kumi, T., Danku, J. C. and Kissi, E. (2019). Communication Problems in Projects - A Research Study for Construction Site Projects: A Case Study of Ghana. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 343-361.
  4. Ampratwum, G., Agyekum, K. and Adinyira, E. (2019). The need for governmental policies and strategies in green building certification in Ghana. Acta Technica Corveniensis, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 37-42.  
  5. Asamoah, R.O., Baiden, B., Nani, G. and Kissi, E. (2019). Review of Exogenous Economic Indicators Influencing Construction Industry. Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2019, Article ID 6073289, 8 pages. 
  6. Danso, A.K., Atuahene, B.T. and Agyekum, K. (2019). Accessibility of built infrastructure facilities for persons with disabilities, International Journal of Engineering, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 185-192. 
  7. Koranteng, C., Simons, B., Selorm, F., (2019). Audit of Auditoriums in an Academic Setting, Ghana. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 7, pp. 99-114. 
  8. Koranteng, C., Simons, B., Nyame-Tawiah, D., (2019). Green to Grey: An Urban Heat Assessment of Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 9(12), pp. 751-763. 
  9. Kulkarni, S., Edwards, D.J.  Chapman, C., Reza Hosseini, M., Owusu-Manu, D, (2019) A preliminary mechanical design evaluation of the Wikispeed car: for light-weighting implications, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 17, No: 1, pp.230-249, https:// 
  10. Larbi, B.O., Baiden, B.K. and Agyekum, K. (2019). Compliance with Transparency Provisions in Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663). International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol 12(1): 112-133.  
  11. Osei-Tutu, E., Adinyira, E., Ofori, A. P., Asamoah, R., Ankrah, S. J., (2019). Promoting Partnership with Traditional Authorities in Development Projects: A Model for Community Infrastructure Project Delivery in Ghana, Ghana Journal of Science, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 84-98. 
  12. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K., Reza Hosseini, M. and Obiri-Yeboah, E. (2019), Housing attributes and relative house prices in Ghana, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Vol. 37 No. 5, pp. 733-746. 
  13. Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D., Mohammed, A., Thwala, W. and Birch, T. (2019), Short run causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and infrastructure development, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 17 No. 6, pp. 1202-1221.
  14. 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, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 253-273,
  15. Owusu-Manu, D., Asiedu, R., Edwards, D., Donkor-Hyiaman, K., Abuntori, P. and El-Gohary, H. (2019), An assessment of mortgage loan default propensity in Ghana, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 985-1017. 
  16. Owusu-Manu, D., Kukah, A.S.K., Edwards, D.J., Parn, E.A., Hatem, E. and Aigbavboa, C. (2019), 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.  
  17. Williams, J., Fugar, F. and Adinyira, E. (2019), Assessment of health and safety culture maturity in the construction industry in developing economies: A case of Ghanaian construction industry, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  18. Williams J., Fugar F. and Adinyira E. (2019), Health and Safety Improvement Amongst Ghanaian Communities as a Corporate Social Responsibility of Construction Companies. American Journal of Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 23-29.  doi: 10.11648/j.ajcbm.20190302.11. 
  19. Adabre, M. A., Chan, A. P. C., Darko, A., Osei-Kyei, R., Abidoye, R., Adjei-Kumi T., (2020). Critical barriers to sustainability attainment in affordable housing: International construction professionals’ perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 253,
  20. Tetteh, M. O., Chan, A. P. C., and Nani, G., (2019). Combining process analysis method and four-pronged approach to integrate corporate sustainability metrics for assessing international construction joint ventures performance, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 237, 
  21. Addy, M., Adinyira, E., Danku, J. C. and Dadzoe, F. (2020). Impediments to the Development of the Green Building Market in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana.  Smart and Sustainable Built Environment,
  22. Adinyira, E., Agyekum, K., Baiden, B.K., Ebohon, J.O. and Apretwum, G. (2020). Regeneration of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Open Market Places: A Case for Guileless Stakeholder Participation, Construction Economics and Building, Vol 20(2): 165-180. 
  23. Adinyira, E., Manu, P., Agyekum, K., Mahamadu, A-M. and Olomiaye, P. (2020). Violent behaviour on construction sites: structural equation modelling of its impact on unsafe behaviour using partial least squares, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, DOI: 10.1108/ECAM-09-2019-0489. 
  24. Adinyira, E., Agyekum, K., Danku, J.C., Addison, P. and Kukah, A. (2020). Influence of subcontractor risk management on quality performance of building construction projects in Ghana. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (Forthcoming). Available at:  
  25. Agyekum, K., Kissi, E. and Danku, C.J. (2020). Professionals’ views of vernacular building materials and techniques for green building delivery in Ghana, Scientific African, Vol.8 (2020), pp. e00424. 
  26. Agyekum, K., Adinyira, E. and Ampratwum, G. (2020). Factors driving the adoption of green certification of buildings in Ghana, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, DOI: 10.1108/SASBE-02-2019-0017. 
  1. Agyekum, K., Kissi, E., Danku, J.C., Ampratwum, G. and Amegatsey, G. (2020). Factors driving the career progression of construction project managers, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, DOI: 10.1108/JEDT-09-2019-0242. 
  2. Ankomah, E.N., Ayarkwa, J. and Agyekum, K. (2020). Status of lean construction implementation among small and medium building contractors (SMBCs) in Ghana, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, DOI: 10.1108/JEDT-12-2019-0354. 
  3. Asamoah, R.O., Baiden, B.K., Nani, G. and Kissi, E. (2020): Identifying intangible resources to enhance profitability strategies of Small-Medium Scale Construction Firms (SMSCFs) in developing countries, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2020.1774835.
  4. Ayarkwa, J., Agyekum, K., Opoku, D-J., Amponsah, A.A. (2020). Barriers to the implementation of environmentally sustainable procurement in public universities, International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 24-41. 
  5. Chan, A. P. C., Tetteh M. O., and Nani G., (2020) Drivers for international construction joint ventures adoption: a systematic literature review, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2020.1734417.
  6. Danku, J.C., Adjei-Kumi, T., Baiden, B.K. and Agyekum, K. (2020) An Exploratory Study into Social Cost Considerations in Ghanaian Construction Industry. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, Vol 8 (1):14-29. 
  7. Danku, J.C., Agyekum, K. and Asare, F.T. (2020). Professionals’ perceptions on construction progress measurement methods used in Ghana. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, pp. 145-158. 
  8. Danku, J.C., Agyekum, K. and Asare, F.T. (2020). Critical barriers to traditional project progress measurement: Perspectives of Ghanaian construction professionals, Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, Vol. 8, pp. 119-137. 
  9. Danku, J. C. and Antwi, P. A. (2020). Perceived Benefits of Using Value Engineering on Road Projects in Ghana.  World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, 217-236. DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2020.82018.
  10. Dansoh, A., Frimpong, S., Ampratwum, G., Oppong, G. D., and Osei-Kyei, R., (2020) Exploring the role of traditional authorities in managing the public as stakeholders on PPP projects: a case study, International Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 628-641.
  11. Dansoh, A., Frimpong, S. and Oppong, G. D. (2020). Exploring the dimensions of traditional authority influencing stakeholder management at the pre-construction stage of infrastructure projects, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 189-206.  
  12. Darko, A., Chan, A. P. C., Owusu-Manu, D. G., Gou, Z, and Man, J. C. F. (2020), Adoption of green building technologies in Ghana. Green building development in the third world, Green Energy and Technology, pp. 217-23 Springer International Publishing.
  13. Ghansah, F.A., Owusu-Manu, D., and Ayarkwa, J. (2020), Project Management Processes in the Adoption of Smart Building Technologies: A Systematic Review of Constraints, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, DOI 10.1108/SASBE-12-2019-0161. 
  14. Kissi E., Asare S. S., Daniel Y. A., Oteng D. and Debrah C. (2020). Identification of factors influencing the pricing of sustainable construction materials in developing countries: views of Ghanaian quantity surveyors, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.10 80/ 1562 3 5 99.2020.1768462 
  15. Kissi, E., Adjei-Kumi, T., Twum-Ampofo, S., & Debrah, C. (2020). Identifying the latent shortcomings in achieving value for money within the Ghanaian construction industry. Journal of Public Procurement 
  16. Mensah-Sackey, D., Owusu-Manu, D., Asiedu, O.A., and Jehuri, A.B., D.J, (2020), Analysis of Latent Impeding Factors to Solar Photovoltaic Investments in Ghana International Journal of Energy Sector Management, DOI 10.1108/IJESM-08-2019-0005.  
  17. Nyagormey, J.J., Baiden, B.K., Nani, G. and Adinyira, E. (2020). Review on Criteria for Evaluating Unsolicited Public–Private Partnership PPP Proposals from 2004 to 2018. International Journal of Construction Management. DOI:10.1080/15623599.2020.1783596.
  18. Ottou, J., Baiden, B.K. and Nani, G. (2020). Six Sigma Project Management Application in Public Procurement, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, DOI: 10.1108/IJQRM-04-2019-0111 
  19. Owusu-Manu, D., Ghansah, F.A., Darko, A.., and Asiedu, O.A. (2020), Service Quality of Insurance in Complex Project Deals in the Construction Industry in Ghana, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, DOI 10.1108/IJBPA-09-2019-0078 
  20. Owusu-Manu, D., Ghansah, F.A., Darko, A.., Asiedu, O.A, and Edwards. D.J (2020), Exploring Insurable and Non-Insurable Risk on Complex Project Deals in the Construction Industry in Ghana, Journal of Engineering Design and Technology, DOI 10.1108/JEDT-10-2019-0265 
  21. Troiani, E., Mahamadu, A. M., Manu, P., Kissi, E., Aigbavboa, C., and Oti, A. (2020). Macro-maturity factors and their influence on micro-level BIM implementation within design firms in Italy. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 209-226. 
  22. Yu, A. T. W., Yevu, S. K., and Nani, G. (2020). Towards an integration framework for promoting electronic procurement and sustainable procurement in the construction industry: A systematic literature review, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 250,  



  1. Adinyira, E., Ghansah, F. A. and Danku, J. C. (2019) “Assessing the Challenges with Safety Monitoring Practices of Operatives on Construction Site in Ghana” In: Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM) Chongqing November 29 - December 2, 2019. Pp185. 
  2. Agyekum, B., Kissi, E., Yamoah Agyemang, D., & Badu, E. (2019) Strategies for the Utilization of Non-Traditional Cost Estimation Models in the Construction Industry of Ghana. In: 13th Built Environment Conference, Durban, South Africa, September 2-3,278-286. 
  3. Antwi-Afari, M.F. Li, H., Lou, E.X., Edwards, D.J. Owusu-Manu, D., 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. 
  4. Kissi, E., Amoah, P., Ahadzie, K., D., and Debrah C., (2019) Critical Risk Factors in Pricing of Construction Resources of SME Construction Firms in Ghana. In: 43th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference of Radical Innovation in the Built Environment, Australia, November,6-9 ,341-350. 
  5. Osei-Kyei, R.  Chan, A.P.C, Owusu–Manu, D., Adabre-Atafo, M., & Ameyaw, E.E (2019), “Public-Private Partnership for Affordable Housing delivery in Ghana: Experience of the Ghana National Housing Project and Policy Implications” In: Public Organization Review Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 6 – 8 November 2019, Noosa QLD, Australia, pp.26-39 
  6. Owusu-Manu, D., Babon-Ayeng, P., Ghansah, F.A., Debrah, C., Boateng, F. and Edwards, D.J., 2019. Analysing the Relationship Between Construction Employees ’mindset Behaviour and Project Performance.  In: Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, 6 – 8 November 2019, Noosa QLD, Australia, pp.133-143. 
  7. Owusu-Manu, D., Kwakwa C. and Antwi-Afari, P. (2019), Determinants of infrastructure quality in Ghana. The 8th World Construction Symposium 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 12 – 14, 2019. 
  8. Owusu-Manu D., Debrah C., Antwi-Afari P., Edwards D.J. (2020). Barriers of Project Bond Initiatives in Infrastructure Financing in Ghana. In: Aigbavboa C., Thwala W. (eds) The Construction Industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. CIDB 2019, Springer, Cham, pp. 12-21.