Service

(a) University

  1. Academic Tutor, Department of Building Technology (2013-Present). My duties have been to guide students, assisting them with their challenges (most especially academics) and other issues.

 

  1. Assistant Examinations Officer, Department of Building Technology (2013-Date). I have been responsible for assisting the main examination officer in the coordination and conduct of examinations in the Department of Building Technology. I also assist in the collation and compilation of examination results to be presented at the Departmental, Faculty, and college board meetings (See SD 1)

 

  • Coordinator, Regular and IDL integrated project works (2014-Date). This is a professional course that requires students to put into practice all the principles and lessons learnt from the various courses of their four year stay in their respective programmes. I am responsible for ensuring that the course is properly coordinated and carried out (See SD 2).

 

  1. Service Lecturer, Department of Planning, 2014-Date. I render service in a course, BT 151 Introduction to Materials and Construction, to the Department of Planning (See SD 3)

 

  1. Member, College (CABE) Conferences Committee. The Committee is responsible for the following: a) To perform Editorial Functions of CABE Conference including ICIDA and Postgraduate Conferences; and b) To scout for local and international scientific reviewers. (See SD 4)

 

  1. Member and Secretary, Graduate Committee, College of Art and Built Environment. As part of the terms of reference, the committee is responsible for: i) directing postgraduate research orientation in the College; ii) Coordinating all graduate seminars in the college; iii) regulating and coordinating the processes of the conduct of all graduate examinations including comprehensive examinations; and iv) coordinating graduate activities and programmes and making appropriate recommendations for School of Graduate Studies through the Provost. (See SD 5)

 

  • Member, Committee to review a proposal on Doctor of Philosophy (Design) in the Department of Communication Design, KNUST. As part of the terms of reference, the committee had to: i) Review the document using the approved Academic Board requirement on mounting New Programmes; ii) Ensure that the document met the School of Graduate Studies Standards; and iii) Incorporated any other issues that was important to the successful mounting of the programme. (See SD 6)

 

  • Member, Committee to review a proposal on Master of Communication Design in the Department of Communication Design, KNUST. As part of the terms of reference, the committee had to: i) Review the document using the approved Academic Board requirement on mounting new programmes; ii) Ensure that the document met the School of Graduate Studies Standards; and iii) Incorporated any other issue that was deemed important to the successful mounting of the programme. (See SD 7)

 

  1. Member, College of Art and Built Environment KNUST Alumni Representative. I am a member of the CABE KNUST Alumi representatives. The function of the College KNUST Alumni Representatives include: i) to organize the CABE Alumni into a formidable Alumni Association; ii) to represent the interest of the College on KNUST Alumni functions; iii) to facilitate dissemination of information regarding KNUST Alumni programmes, benefits and services made available through KNUST Alumni Office; iv) to represent the College Alumni Association at Special events for all Alumni programmes; v) to serve as a voice for the College during KNUST Alumni meetings, conferences, etc.; vi) to foster a two-way dialogue that communicates the accomplishment, aspirations and needs of the College, and the University to its graduates; and achievements, interests and concerns of alumni to their alma mater; vii) to offer CABE graduates the opportunities for involvement in the life and the livelihood of the College and the entire University community; viii) to promote the importance of Alumni engagement with the University and its associated rewards; ix) to provide regular updates of the College Alumni to the Provost and the College Board; initiatives, achievements, challenges and the way forward; and x) to respond to any other responsibility that may be assigned to me by the Provost. (See SD 8)

 

  1. Member, Committee for IDL Short Courses/Continuous Professional Education (CPEs). The committee sought to discuss preliminary preparations and steps already taken in this direction; to draw up the modalities for implementation of short courses/continuous professional education at IDL; and to discuss the programmes for implementation during long vacation 2015/2016 academic year. (See SD 9)

 

  1. Member, Four-member sub-committee for IDL Short Courses/Continuous Professional Education. In order to ensure effective implementation of proposed short courses, this four-member sub-committee from within the committee was assigned to develop slides reflecting the modalities with which the course could be ran; polish up the proposals for the running of short courses; select people to be responsible for short courses; set timelines for the running of the short courses; determine the target group and categorize them according to the type of course they would pursue; and identify courses that would require the Academic Board’s approval. (See SD 9)

 

  • Member, Five-member sub-committee for IDL Short Courses/Continuous Professional Education. An implementation team that was put in place to address some concerns to include the following: modalities for running the programme, including how to attract mature candidates who did not have any formal education and how to run vacation classes for students and school leavers; mode of payment to programme developers, course writers, course coordinators, etc. and also how much fees are to be paid depending on the number of applicants per course; and streamlining of activities leading to the launching of the centre. (See SD 9)

 

  • Member, Committee for Workshop on Proposed Department of Educational Innovations at IDL. (See SD 10)

 

  • Member of the Organizing Committee, 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2015) held by the College of Architecture and Planning, KNUST. (See SD 11)

 

  1. Reviewer, 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2015) held by the College of Architecture and Planning, KNUST. I reviewed a number of papers submitted for consideration in the conference (See SD 12)

 

 

 (b) National and International

 

  1. Moderation of Examination Questions from Pentecost University College. I moderated examination questions on the courses CTEM 101: Introduction to Materials and Construction and CTEM 201: Soil and Foundation Systems. (See SD 13)

 

  1. Secretary, Professional Practice Committee of the Ghana Institute of Construction. The committee is responsible for the dissemination of information on matters affecting building; encouraging research and invention; awards in the field of professional practices; promotion of excellence in the construction industry, just and honourable practice in the conduct of business; and producing ratification by the National Council, Rules and Regulations and code of ethics for the Institute. To liaise between the Contractors’ Association and the Institute. (See SD 14)

 

  • Patron, Glorious Praise Chorale-Ghana. Glorious Praise Chorale-Ghana is an independent Christian organization with the aim of evangelizing through Christian music as well as collaborating with other like-minded groups. (See SD 15)

 

  1. External Examiner-University of Education, Winneba. I represented Professor Joshua Ayarkwa as the external examiner during an MPhil Defense at the University of Education, Winneba. (See SD 16)

 

  1. Peer-Reviewer, Jurnal Teknologi (2016). I reviewed a manuscript submitted to the journal for publication. The manuscript was titled “Organizational Factors Influencing Effective Construction Risk Management: A Case study of Nigerian Construction Companies” (See SD 17).

 

  1. Peer-Reviewer, Journal of Building Performance (2016). I reviewed two manuscripts submitted to the journal for publication. The manuscripts were titled: i) Renewable Indoor Radiant Cooling and Earth Tube Heat Exchanger Hybrid for Thermal Comfort Improvement; and ii) Evaluation of Hostel Accommodation in Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. (See SD 18)

 

  • Peer-Reviewer, Acta Structilia (2016). I reviewed a manuscript submitted to the journal for publication. The manuscript was titled “The Contributions of Construction-Material Waste to Project-Cost Overruns in Abuja, Nigeria (See SD 19).

 

  • Peer-Reviewer, BMRJ, (2016). I reviewed a manuscript submitted to the journal for publication. The manuscript was titled “Does Organization Learning Capacity Influence the Organization Effectiveness: Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacity. (See SD 20)

 

  1. Member, International Organizing Committee, 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2016), Johannesburg, South Africa. (See SD 21)

 

  1. Peer-Reviewer, 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2016), Johannesburg, South Africa. I reviewed a number of papers submitted for consideration in the conference (See SD 22).

 

  1. Peer-Reviewer, 3rd International Conference on Applied Research and Technology (ICAST 2016). I reviewed a manuscript submitted to the conference for consideration. The manuscript was titled: Modelling the Determinants of Households’ Involvement in Waste Separation and Collection for Recycling in South Africa. (See SD 23)

 

  • Peer-Reviewer, Modern Management Science and Engineering Journal, UK. I have been reviewing manuscripts submitted to the Journal for publication (See SD 24).

 

  • Peer-Reviewer, Advances in Research (2014). I reviewed a manuscript submitted to the journal for publication. The manuscript was titled MS: 2014_AIR_13373: An investigation of curing system impact on the early age strength of sustainable foamed concrete (See SD 25).

 

  • Resource person, Ghana Institute of Construction. I was invited as the speaker during the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar on ‘Rising Dampness in Buildings: An Issue Worth Addressing (See SD 26).

 

  1. Resource person, Ghana Institution of Architects, Northern Chapter (2014). I was invited to give a talk on “Rising damp in buildings: Causes and Remedies” (See SD 27).

 

  • Editorial Board Member, Modern Management Science and Engineering Journal, UK. (See SD 28)

 

  • Article Editor, Sage Plus, I served as the article editor for the paper ‘The Practice and Problems of Defect Liability Period in the Real Estate Industry in Ghana’. (See SD 29)