University Teaching

(a) Academic ranks held and subjects taught

 

August 2015- Date                     Lecturer

Department of Building Technology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kumasi, Ghana

August 2013-August 2015 Assistant Lecturer
Department of Building Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana
August 2010 – 2012 Demonstrator/ Graduate Assistant
Department of Building Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

 

Table 1: Subjects taught

Course Code and Name Programme Dates
BT 152- Elements of Buildings

(Regular Students)- YEAR 1

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2013-Date
BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction

Economics

BT 251- Soils and Foundation Systems

(Regular Students)- YEAR 2

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2013-Date
BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction

Economics

QSCE 355-Materials & Plant Management

(IDL)- YEAR 3

BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction

Economics

2014-Date
BT 355-Post Contract Planning and Control

(Institute of Distance Learning)

YEAR 3

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2014-Date
BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction

Economics

BT 366-Building Maintenance

(Institute of Distance Learning)- YEAR 3

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2013-2014
BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction

Economics

CTM 455- Materials Resource Management

(Institute of Distance Learning)- YEAR 4

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2013-2014
CTM 454-Construction Health and Safety

(Institute of Distance Learning)- YEAR 4

BSc. Construction Technology & Management 2013-Date

2(b) Supervision of students’ projects/theses/research

I have supervised 18 MSc and MPhil Thesis and acted as the second internal examiner for 35 MSc. and MPhil Thesis. At the undergraduate level, I have supervised 53 theses and assessed 35 theses as the second internal examiner. Currently, I am supervising 28 undergraduate theses for students deemed for graduation in June 2017.

Table 2. POSTGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED

No Topic of thesis with dates Status
1 Mensah, N.K. (2016). Collaboration in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: Perceived Barriers and Benefits. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
2 Fummey, S.L. (2016). Exploring Critical Success Factors for Stakeholders Management in Construction Projects in Ghana. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
3 Awuah, H.K. (2016). Waste Reduction Strategies on Construction Projects: The Case of Accra Metropolis. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
4 Naeem, I. (2016). Factors Influencing Labour Productivity in Ghana. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
5 Atuahene, C. (2016). The Effect of Foreign Exchange Rate Risk on the Learning and Investments of the Manufacturing Companies in Ghana. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
6 Davies, D. (2016). The Role of Risk Management in the Recovery of Non-Performing Loans in Ghana: A Case Study of Prudential Bank Limited. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
7 Buckson, R. (2015). Barriers to Design-Stage Cost Planning. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
8 Hagan, N.K. (2015). Stakeholder Management Practices of Ghanaian Building Contractors. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
9 Agyapong, E.O. (2015). Sustainable Building Construction Practices of Ghanaian Building Contractors. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
10 Hagan, K.E. (2015). Managing Conflicts in Construction of Public Projects in Ghana: A Case Study of Selected Building Projects in Ashanti Region. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed

 

No Topic of thesis with dates Status
11 Podieh, Y.A. (2015). Risk Management Practices of Building Construction Stakeholders in Tamale. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
12 Kpodo, B. (2015). The Effects of Risk Culture on Organizational Performance: The Case of some Selected Financial Institutions in Ghana. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
13 Anim, S.R.K. (2014). Assessing Procurement Monitoring Processes and Procedures at Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
14 Adugu, P. (2014). Challenges to the Implementation of the Public Procurement Act (ACT 663) at State Owned Enterprises. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
15 Peprah, A. (2014). Assessing the Processes for Procurement of Works in Achieving Value for Money within District Assemblies. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
16 Twumasi, H. (2014). The Relevance and Use of Audited Financial Statements during Tender Evaluation in Ghana: An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
17 Ametepe, K. (2014). Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Institutions in Ghana. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed
18 Aloysius Sam (2014). Factors Influencing the Cost of Tendering for Works by Contractors in Ghana. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management. Completed

 

 

Table 3 POSTGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER)

No Topic of thesis with dates Status
1 Vitalis, C.A. (2016). Impact of Relocating Utility Services During Road Construction: The Management of Issues when they arrive. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in MSc. Construction Management Completed
2 Duodu, A.L. (2016). Management of Delays in Construction Projects in Bia West District. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
3 Kabange, I.W. (2016). SWOT Analysis of Indigenous Building Contractors in Northern Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
4 Appiah, N.A. (2016). Assessing the Adequacy of Construction Planning and Scheduling Data Utilized by Construction Firms in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
5 Banyen, S.B. (2016). Studies on Safety Climate in Nascent Economies: Effects of Work Pressure on Employee Safety Behaviour in the Construction Industry in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
6 Alhassan, M.M. (2016). Exploring Project Risk Management Practices of Ghanaian Building Contractors. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
7 Ampem, E. (2016). Assessing the Managerial Competencies of Male and Female Construction Managers in Ghana. An MSc. Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3. POSTGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
8 Larbi, D.K. (2016). Integrated Approach to Project Design and Implementation-Problems and Challenges in MMDAs in Central Region. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
9 Dakurah, A.B. (2016). Challenges of Entrepreneurship in Ashanti Region: Critical Appraisal of Selected Entrepreneurs in the Kumasi Metropolis.  An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
10 Insaidoo, A. (2016). Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility Practices of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Construction Industry of Ghana. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
11 Somaila, I (2016). The Linkages Between Small and Medium Scaled Enterprises and Business Advisory Centres in Ghana: A Case Study of Kwahu Afram Plains North District. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
12 Agyei Peprah, J. (2016). Innovation Strategies and Market Performance in the Insurance Companies of Ghana: A Case Study of the Kumasi Metropolis. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
13 Abuntori, P.A. (2016). An Assessment of Loan Default Propensity of Mortgage Finance: An Evidence of Low-Income Groups in Ghana. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
14 Tengey, J.K.A. (2015). Planning and Scheduling Techniques Adopted by Financial A1B1 and A2B2 Road Construction Firms in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed

 

 

 

 

Table 3. POSTGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
15 Abubakar, S.A. (2015). Schedule Overruns of Construction Projects between Government and Donor Funded Projects in MMDAs in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
16 Amenano, G.K. (2015). Exploring Strategic Influences Underpinning Foreign Direct Investment Projects and International Subcontracting in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
17 Amponsah, B. (2015). Development of a Framework for Entrepreneurial Learning in Technical Education. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
18 Nortey, E. (2015). Examining the Emerging Career Trajectories in Quantity Surveying in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
19 Darko, M. (2015). Development of a Conceptual Framework for Learning Knowledge Transfer: Consultant-Client Social Exchanges Perspective. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Construction Management. Completed
20 Akagwire, J. (2015). Risk Management Practices in Non-Governmental Organizations: A Case Study of NGOs in the Northern Region. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
21 Aboagye Da-Costa, B. (2015). Leveraging on Corporate Reputation for Competitive Advantage in the Ghanaian Banking Sector: An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
22 Atsupi Acquah, P. (2015). Mitigating Credit Risk in Mortagage Financing to the Informal Sector in Accra. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
23 Donaldy, R. (2015). Share Pricing and Impact on Financial Performance of Selected Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) in Ghana. An MPhil Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
24 Agbeli Edem, E. (2015). Adequacy of Monetary Compensation: Policies and Strategies towards Sustainable Livelihood. An MSc Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed

 

 

 

 

Table 3. POSTGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
25 Boateng, F. (2015). Corporate Governance Practice of Built Environment Consulting Firms. An MSc Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, KNUST in Partial Fulfilment of a Degree in Business Consulting and Enterprise Risk Management. Completed
26 Joseph Bonsu (2015). Implementation challenges of the Public Procurement Act 663 in public hospitals in procuring drugs and non-drug consumables. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
27 Moses Agbenyega (2015). Investigating Procurement Challenges in Colleges of Education in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
28 Joseph Obiri Aduamah (2015). Assessing the Effects of Public Procurement Framework Agreement on Procurement Practices in Second Cycle Schools in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
29 Mathew Kwaw Somiah (2015). Factors that Account for Construction of Unauthorized Buildings in Ghana. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MPhil. Building Technology. Completed
30 Dina Selase Aku Korkor (2014). Challenges and strategies in the implementation of Standard Procurement Procedures: A study within Ga Central Municipal Assembly. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
31 Edward Frimpong (2014). Factors Militating Against the Successful Implementation of Public Procurement Act (2003) ACT 663 in National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
32 Frank T. Ademan (2014). Ensuring Value for Money in Public Procurement: A Case Study of Koforidua Polytechnic. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
33 Frederick Agyeman (2014). Assessing Ethical Procurement Practices at Accra Metropolitan Assembly. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed
34 George Forster Akrong (2014). Evaluation of Procurement Challenges in the Colleges of Education, Volta Region. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MPhil. Procurement Management. Completed
35 Jerry Kobbla Govina (2014). Compliance with Code of Ethics on Public Procurement in the Department of Feeder Roads. A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfilment of the Award of MSc. Procurement Management. Completed

 

 

 

Table 4. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED

No Topic of thesis with date Status
1 Ankobiah, W.A. (2016). The impact of Building Information Modelling on Labour Productivity in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To Critically Review Literature on BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
2 Appiah-Peniel, W. (2016). The impact of Building Information Modelling on Labour Productivity in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify factors affecting construction labour productivity. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
3 Batsa, K. (2016). The impact of Building Information Modelling on Labour Productivity in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To determine the impact of BIM on labour productivity. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
4 Frimpong, S.F. (2016). The impact of Building Information Modelling on Labour Productivity in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
5 Ossei-Gudom, B.M. (2016). Opportunities and Challenges of BIM Implementation in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To conduct a critical literature review on BIM.  An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
6 Ansu-Tutu, K. (2016). Opportunities and Challenges of BIM Implementation in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify the challenges which hinder the implementation of BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
7 Narhiorh, M.J. (2016). Opportunities and Challenges of BIM Implementation in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify the opportunities associated with the implementation of BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
8 Amoateng, I. (2016). Comparing the Structural Properties of Sandcrete Blocks Produced with Different Types of Cements. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
9 Asamoah-Boakye, D. (2016). Facility Management in Halls of Residences in Public Universities: The Case of KNUST: To assess the awareness of facility managers on facility management in the halls of residences. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed

 

No Topic of thesis with date Status
10 Ofori-Nti, S.A. (2016). Facility Management in Halls of Residences in Public Universities: The Case of KNUST: To identify facility management tools available in the halls of residences; to identify approaches to facility management in the halls of residences. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
11 Sagoe, B.M. (2016). Facility Management in Halls of Residences in Public Universities: The Case of KNUST: To identify factors influencing facility management practices in the halls of residences. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
12 Sarfo, S. (2016). Facility Management in Halls of Residences in Public Universities: The Case of KNUST: To identify challenges faced by facility managers in conducting their duties; To identify strategies available for improving conditions of facilities in the halls of residences. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
13 Nkansah, H.P. (2016). The Effects of Quarry Dust on the Quality of Sandcrete Blocks Produced in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
14 Tettey, A. (2016). Challenges to Adoption of Concurrent Engineering Elements to Mass Housing Building Projects in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Accra Spintex Industrial Area): To identify the awareness of construction professionals on concurrent engineering and its benefits to mass housing building construction compared to one-off traditional concept; to identify the challenges to the adaptation of concurrent engineering in mass housing building in the construction industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
15 Boateng, N.O. (2016). Challenges to Adoption of Concurrent Engineering Elements to Mass Housing Building Projects in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Accra Spintex Industrial Area): To recommend measures to minimize challenges in the adopting concurrent engineering in mass housing building projects in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
16 Oppong, R. (2016). Effects of Contextual Driven Factors on Construction Project Performance: To identify the contextual driven factors of construction projects. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed

Table 4. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED CONT’D

 

Table 4.  UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
17 Senyo, N. (2016). Effects of Contextual Driven Factors on Construction Project Performance: To determine the key project performance indicators. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
18 Danso, J.T. (2016). Effects of Contextual Driven Factors on Construction Project Performance: To evaluate the nature of effects of the contextual factors on project performance. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
19 Eduful, R. (2016). Critical Challenges to the Adoption of BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Building Design Team: To assess the awareness of stakeholders in the Ghanaian construction industry on the concept of BIM. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
20 Teye, D.O. (2016). Critical Challenges to the Adoption of BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Building Design Team: To identify the challenges faced by the design team in the adoption of BIM. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
21 Eguakun, P.K. (2016).  Critical Challenges to the Adoption of BIM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Building Design Team: To propose strategies to facilitate the adoption of BIM. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
22 Dontoh, T. (2016). The role of effective communication in labour productivity in trades work in construction project delivery: A Case Study of Labour only procurement in mass housing delivery: To determine the existing mediums of communication in trades work in construction project delivery. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
23 Foli, S. (2016). The role of effective communication in labour productivity in trades work in construction project delivery: A Case Study of Labour only procurement in mass housing delivery: To identify the challenges with the existing mediums of communication in trades work in construction project delivery on labour productivity. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed

 

 

 

 

Table 4. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
24 Fosu, I.K. (2016). The role of effective communication in labour productivity in trades work in construction project delivery: A Case Study of Labour only procurement in mass housing delivery: To recommend effective mediums of communication in trades work in construction project delivery to improve labour productivity. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
25 Agbeli, S. (2016). The Role of the Local Government Authorities in Minimizing Building Collapse: A Case Study of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly: To identify the causes of Building Collapse. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
26 Tette, R.A. (2016). The Role of the Local Government Authorities in Minimizing Building Collapse: A Case Study of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly: To assess the level of involvement of building professionals in the collapse of buildings. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
27 Amponsah, K. (2016). The Role of the Local Government Authorities in Minimizing Building Collapse: A Case Study of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly: To evaluate the effects of building collapse on national development. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
28 Adofo-Konagyei, K. (2016). The Role of the Local Government Authorities in Minimizing Building Collapse: A Case Study of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly: To propose measures to minimize the collapse of buildings. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
29 Asamoah, J.K. (2015). Construction Claims in Ghana: Types, Causes and Proposed Remedies: To identify the types of construction claims in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
30 Buabeng, E.F. (2015). Construction Claims in Ghana: Types, Causes and Proposed Remedies. To identify the causes of construction claims in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
31 Quainoo, I. (2015). Construction Claims in Ghana: Types, Causes and Proposed Remedies. To identify strategies to address construction claims in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed

 

 

Table 4. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
32 Nebbah, C. and Ziku, R.K. (2015). Construction Claims in Ghana: Types, Causes and Proposed Remedies. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
33 Afiawo, E., Dortey, J.K. and Boateng, K. (2015). Assessing Urban Fire Risks in the Central Business District of Sekondi Takoradi. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
34 Egyir, J., Tettey, M., Bentum, K.K., Boham, P. Amoah, E.K. (2015). Adopting Steel Formwork for Building Construction: The Trend in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
35 Geyefu, F.Y. and Tetteh, N. (2015). Non- Compliance with Proper Safety Measures in Roofing Industries in Ghana: The Case of Domod and Raincoat Roofing Ltd. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
36 Nsafoah, A.P., Enchill, C.K., Yawson, F.K., Gaisie, G. and Agmenya, E.K. (2015). Incorporating Information Technology in Ghanaian Quantity Surveying Firms. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
37 Anyernogu, G.N., Fummey, S.L., Ayawine, K.E., Mensah, N.K. and Twum, B.I. (2015). Fire Safety Awareness and Management in Multi-storey Students Hostels: The Case of Registered Students Hostels on KNUST Campus. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
38 Clottey, D., Opoku, R.S., Barnes, P.M. and Foli, M.L. (2015). Assessing Urban Fire Risks in the Central Business District of Accra. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
39 Oteng, K., Ampratwum, G., Agyekum, K. and Osei Antwi, W. (2015). Assessing Urban Fire Risks in the Central Business District of Kumasi. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
40 Opoku Ware, S.N. (2015). Investigating Defects Associated with Government Buildings: A Case of the Cocobod Building in Kumasi. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
41 Kusi, R., Opoku, P. and Adjorlolo, B. (2014). Encouraging female Construction Technology and Management Graduates to enter the Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed

 

 

 

 

Table 4. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISED CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
42 Addison, D., Adam, A., Marfo, K.G. and Maison, G.D.K. (2014). Information Technology in Quantity Surveying Practice in Ghana: Current Status and Future Directions. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
43 Bonnie, E.S. (2014). Perceptions of Quantity Surveyors on Dampness in Walls of Residential Buildings in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
44 Sarfo, J.I. (2014).  A Case study of Dampness in a Three Bedroom Residential Building at Deduako, Kumasi-Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
45 Dunyo, G.K., Egbotorko, A.F., Adjei-Boafo, E. and Abdul-Rashid, S. (2014). Defects Associated with Registered Students’ Residential Buildings at KNUST. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
46 Kumatse, K.J., Korankye, J. and Boating, A.T. (2014). Factors Influencing Facilities Maintenance Management of Registered Students’ Hostels at KNUST. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
47 Amoako, L.B. (2014). Encouraging Female Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics Graduates to enter the Construction Industry in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
48 Smith, B. (2014). A Holistic Survey of Dampness in a Three Bedroom Residential Bungalow in Kumasi, Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
49 Ntow, E.A. (2014). Perceptions of Architects on dampness in walls of residential buildings in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
50 Boakye, E. (2014). Dampness in walls of residential buildings: The Case of a Six Bedroom Residential Apartment at Kwamo, Ashanti Region. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
51 Adjetey, S.A. and Mohammed, S. (2014). Perceptions of Contractors on Dampness in Walls of Residential Buildings in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
52 Dzukey, C.K. (2014). Challenges faced by local contractors in the delivery of construction projects in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed

Table 5. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER)

No Topic of thesis with date Status
1 Agbodza, B.N. (2016). Assessment of Roof Design on the Sustainability of Timber in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
2 Ahedor, K.V. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify the roles and limitations of using environmental building assessment methods in ascertaining building sustainability. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
3 Boadi, S.A. (2016). Factors Affecting Total Quality Management in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify the status of quality management on building construction sites. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
4 Nyador, M.Y. (2016). Steel Frame Construction in Ghana and Contractors’ Experience in this Construction Form. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
5 Dapaah, O.F.D. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify Sustainability criteria adopted in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
6 Agyemang, E.T. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To assess the perceptions of construction professionals in sustainability development management. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
7 Twum, D. (2016). Assessment of Roof Design on the Sustainability of Timber in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
8 Berko, I.D. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify strategies that can be adopted to improve on sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
9 Loglo, F.D. (2016). Factors Affecting Total Quality Management in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify TQM practices on building construction sites. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed

 

 

 

Table 5. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with dates Status
10 Ayitey, E.E. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: To identify strategies to improve on sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
11 Touray, D. (2016). Examining the Practices Adopted in Sustainability of the Ghanaian Construction Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
12 Hammond, F.S. (2016). Assessment of the Quality of Portland cement on the Ghanaian Market. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
13 Acquah, P.B. (2016). Factors Affecting TQM in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: The Case of Small Scale Contractors. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Department of Building Technology, KNUST. Completed
14 Mensah, D.G. (2016). Assessment of Roof Design on the Sustainability of the Timber Industry in Ghana: To identify the average volume of timber used in a selected basic types of roof design. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
15 Owusu-Ansah, G. (2016). Assessment of Roof Design on the Sustainability of the Timber Industry in Ghana: To identify the effect of roof design on the sustainability of the timber industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
16 Tweneboah, A. (2016). Compressed Stabilized Bricks in Ghana: A Case Study of the Mfensi Clay Factory: To identify the physical properties of earth as a building material in Ghana; To identify the mechanical properties of compressed clay bricks in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
17 Kontor, E. (2016). Compressed Stabilized Bricks in Ghana: A Case Study of the Mfensi Clay Factory: To identify the effects of stabilizers on clay bricks in Ghana; To investigate the effect of size of bricks on the strength properties of compressed clay bricks. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
18 Ofori-Boateng, K. (2016). Factors Affecting Total Quality Management in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of D1K1 Firms in the Kumasi Metropolis. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed

 

 

Table 5. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
19 Adzraku, E. (2016). Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Construction Practices in the Building Construction Industry in Ghana: Perceptions of Construction Professionals in the Asutifi North District. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
20 Sarkodie, P.O. (2016). Skilled Labour Shortage: Challenges to Sustainable Construction in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
21 Agbitor, P. (2016). Skilled Labour Shortage in the Construction Industry in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
22 Yeboah, J.F. (2016). Barriers to Implementation of Sustainable Construction Practices in the Building Construction Industry in Ghana: Perceptions of Construction Professionals. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
23 Atogse, J. (2016). Skilled Labour Shortages: Challenges and Opportunities to Sustainable Construction in Ghana. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
24 Nibi, B.D. (2016). Barriers to Implementation of Sustainable Construction Practices in the Building Construction Industry in Ghana: Perceptions of Construction Professionals. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
25 Agbewu, F. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: The Role of Construction Professionals. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
26 Ohene-Djan, H. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: The Views of Construction Professionals. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST.

 

Completed

 

 

 

Table 5. UNDERGRADUATE THESIS ASSESSED (2ND INTERNAL EXAMINER) CONT’D

No Topic of thesis with date Status
27 Appiah Danquah, K. (2016). Factors Affecting Total Quality Management in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of D1/K1 Building Contractors. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
28 Saah, K.A. (2016). Factors Affecting Total Quality Management in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Takoradi Metropoils. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
29 Frempong, M.K. (2016). Sustainability in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: The Role of Construction Professionals. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
30 Oppong, M. (2016). Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Building Construction Practices in Ghana: A Case Study of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly). An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
31 Okine Nyarko, M. (2016). Effects of Roof Designs on the Sustainability of the Timber Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
32 Ampiah, J. (2016). Effects of Roof Designs on the Sustainability of the Timber Industry. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
33 Amoah, J. (2016). A Comparative Study into the Performance of Steel Formwork to Timber Formwork in the Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Accra Metropolis. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
34 Ameyaw, S. (2016). The Effect and Preventive Measures of Erosion on Domestic Buildings in the Ga West Municipality. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed
35 Kotey, A.R. (2016). A Comparative Study into the Performance of Steel Formwork to Timber Formwork in the Construction Industry: A Case Study of the Accra Metropolis. An Undergraduate Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. Completed

 

 

 

 

2 (c) Professional Affiliation

Table 6. List of professional affiliations

Member Ghana Institution of Construction (MGIOC)-Ghana-  SEE SP 4
Member Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)-Ghana- SEE SP 5
Member International Society for Development and Sustainability (MISDS)-Japan – SEE SP 6
Member International Building Performance Simulation Association (MIBPSA)-England
Member Professional Association of Building Surveyors (MPABS)
Member Publication Integrity and Ethics (MPIE)

 

2 (c) Other Professionally related experience cont’d

2.(c.i) Continuing Professional Education

As a young and an upcoming researcher, I have obtained certificates in the following online courses from Elsevier Publishing Group in the Netherlands:

  1. Research writing skills
4th July 2016 Making sense of science stories                    (See SP 7)
5th July 2016 Structuring an article                                      (See SP 8)
5th July 2016 Using proper manuscript language             (See SP 9)
4th July 2016 How do Editors look at your paper?           (See SP 10)
4th July 2016 How to respond to reviewers’ comments (See SP 11)

 

  1. Publishing in general
5th July 2016 How to identify the right journal to publish in           (See SP 12)
5th July 2016 Discovering how metrics can boost funding and networking opportunities                                                                         (See SP 13)
6th July 2016 Content ownership                                                              (See SP 14)

 

  • Books publishing
6th July 2016 How to get your book published                (See SP 15)
6th July 2016 Why write a book?                                          (See SP 16)
6th July 2016 Discoverability, getting your work into the hands of users around the world                                                            (See SP 17)
6th July 2016 Demystifying permissions                            (See SP 18)

 

 

  1. Peer review: Navigating the peer review process and becoming a reviewer
4th July 2016 Peer review
4th July 2016 How to respond to reviewers’ comments
6th July 2016 Why get involved in peer review?     (See SP 19)
7th July 2016 How reviewers become editors         (See SP 20)
7th July 2016 The reviewing process: How to become a reviewer (See SP 21)
7th July 2016 How to review a manuscript                                            (See SP 22)

 

  1. Research funding
6th July 2016 Successful grant application: Getting it right          (See SP 23)
6th July 2016 Creating a good research data management plan (See SP 24)

 

  1. Ethics
6th July 2016 Content ownership
7th July 2016 Plagiarism                                                                          (See SP 25)
Authorship
why you can’t afford to ignore research and publication ethics
Conflict of interest

 

  • Getting noticed
7th July 2016 Getting your paper noticed                                                 (See SP 26)
7th July 2016 How your research can make an impact on society    (See SP 27)
How to promote your article for maximum impact