Departments
Department of Building Technology

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Zakari Mustapha (Senior Lecturer)Head of Department

PhD Engineering Management, ICIOB, MGIOC

The Department runs the three-year HND Buiding Technology Degree programme. It also started the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Degree program in Building Technology in November 2008. This programme follows the Competency-Based Training (CBT) methodology. This was to provide opportunity for HND graduates to upgrade and strengthen their knowledge, skills and attitudes for the construction industry. The program is structured into three (3) semesters of eighteen (18) months. It is structured such that students spend the first semester on campus, go out on an arranged inteship with the construction industry during the second semester and retu to campus for the last semester to complete the program. Thus, it follows an in-out-in system. The B.Tech programme has, since its inception, tued out hands-on construction professionals for the job market. Plans are also far advanced to start a Master of Technology (MTech.) in Construction Technology in collaboration with KNUST.

VISION

The vision of the Department is to become recognized nationally and inteationally as a leader in the provision of high quality teaching, leaing and research in Building Technology with a technical focus and emphasis on entrepreneurship and sustainability.

MISSION

To provide competent, practically–oriented professional training in Building Technology for the Ghanaian Construction Industry to meet the increasing demand for middle and higher-level Building Technologists to facilitate the realization of the country’s goals of industrialization and socio-economic development.

GOAL

The aim of the Department is to produce Building Technologists with the ability to perform professional tasks that meet the needs of the construction industry of Ghana and the world at large. These are broadly in the areas of quantity surveying, construction engineering and project management, and development control.

OBJECTIVES

-          To provide opportunities for graduates from technical, vocational and secondary schools to acquire and develop professional competencies, knowledge acquisition, skills development and formation of attitudes relevant to the construction industry.

-          To help students develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills to provide the springboard for going into small scale construction businesses in order to expand and improve the performance of the private sector.

-          To create the enabling environment for teaching, leaing, research and practical knowledge application of research knowledge in Building Technology.

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

The Department offers consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Construction Projects Management and Consultancy Services;
  • Supervision of Building Works
  • Contract document preparation – Bills of Quantities, Material Schedule
  • Computer Aided Design;
  • Materials Testing; and
  • Land Surveying
  • Collaborative Applied Research

 

FUTURE PLANS AND PROGRAMMES

The Department would soon introduce the following programs/activities:

  • Master of Technology (M-Tech) degree program in Construction Technology in collaboration with the Department of Building Technology, KNUST
  • Competency-Based Training (CBT) programme at both the HND and B.Tech levels in Construction Engineering and Management, Building Services Engineering and Architectural Technology
  • Short refresher courses for Building Inspectors and other Technical Personnel at the District Assemblies;
  • Distance leaing programmes.

RESEARCH FOCUS

The focus of research in the Department can broadly be divided into three thematic areas namely Functional Environments Design Research; Construction Business Process Re-Engineering and Sustainability and Innovation in Construction. With particular emphasis on the functionality and adaptability of designs for houses, offices, hospitals, etc the Functional Environment Design Research pushes an agenda to provide empirical data useful for design decision-making.

This is achieved through user requirements engineering research, and building performance evaluation. Our research in the area of Construction Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), focuses on the analysis and design of workflows and business processes within construction organizations intended to help organizations fundamentally rethink how they do their work in order to improve customer service, cut operational costs, and become world-class competitors.

Specifically, the Department is currently involved in research in the area of marketing as a tool in construction business, total quality management, human factors in construction, and procurement management. With the global quest towards sustainability in all facets of human development, the Department is also carving a niche in research focused on Sustainability and Innovation in Construction. To this end, there are ongoing experimental research works in the area of product development such as recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste as well as the application of BIM to facilitate construction project success.  

Teaching Staff

NAME OF STAFF QUALIFICATION RANK
  Dr. Mustapha Zakari   PhD. Engineering Management; MGIOC; ICIOB   Senior Lecturer/Head 
  Prof. Samuel K. Ansah**   MSc. Construction Project Management; MGIOC, 2015    Associate Professor Pro-VC
  Dr. Stephen Agyefi-Mensah    PhD Architectural Engineering; MGIOC, 2015   Senior Lecturer
  Mr. John Nii-TetteyAddo   MSc. Construction Management; AM GhIE, 2015   Senior Lecturer   
  Mr. Emmanuel Nana Jackson   MSc. Engineering Project Management   Lecturer  
  Mr. Jonas Ekow Yankah**   MSc. Construction Management;MIET-Gh, 2015;  MGIOC, 2015; GhIS, 2011   Lecturer  
  Mr. Samuel Kotey   MPhil. Project Management; MIET-Gh, 2015   Lecturer  
  Mr. Benjamin Boahene Akomah   MPhil. Project Management; MIET-Gh, 2012;  MGIOC, 2014   Lecturer  
  Mr. Emmanuel Bamfo-Adjei**   MSc. Construction Management; MICRIBC, 2013; MARCM, 2014   Lecturer  
  Mr. Charles Egyabeng Coleman   MSc. Construction Economics; RICS, 2008   Lecturer  
  Mr. Daniel Ebo Hagan   Master of Architecture   Lecturer  
  Mr. David Mensah**   MSc. Engineering Project Management    Lecturer  
  Mr. Donald Dadzie   MTech. Construction Technology; MIET-Gh, 2012;   GhIS   Lecturer
  Mr. Jeriscot Henry Quayson   MSc. Engineering Project Management; MIET-Gh., 2012, MGIOC, 2014   Lecturer  
SUPPORTING STAFF
  Mr. Aaron Tony  Turkson   HND Building Technology   Lab Technician
  Mr. Nana Kwame Ameyikor   HND Building Technology   Lab Technician
  Mr. Peter Aidoo   HND Building Technology   Lab Technician
  Mr. Lawrence Fynn*   CTC III   Clerk
  Mr. Mawuli Sallas Koomson   CTC II, CTC III, Dip in Education   Snr. Lab. Asst.
  Mrs. Gloria Blay-Mienzah   Bsc. Management  with  Computing   Snr. Admin. Asst.
  Arch. Solomon Obeng   PG Dip. Architecture   Serving lecturer

**Pursuing PhD

*Pursuing HND

 

STAFF PUBLICATION(S)

NAME

PUBLICATIONS

   Ansah, S. K.

Kissi E., Somiah K. M. & Ansah, S. K. (2015). Towards entrepreneurial leaing competencies: The perspective of built environment students. Joual of Higher Education Studies, 2 (4) 150 – 156        Ansah, S. K., Thwalla, W., Clinton, A. & Amertepey, S.O. (2015). Factors influencing building materials selection for housing delivery in Ghana: Stakeholders perspective. Proceedings of the 6th  West Africa Built Environment Research WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Legon, Accra, GhanaAmetepey, S. O., Adamu, M. & Ansah S. K. (2015). State of information and communication technology usage in the training of construction students in Ghanaian polytechnics. Proceedings of the 4th Applied Research Conference in Africa. (ARCA) Conference, 27-29 August 2015, Ibadan, Nigeria.Ametepey, S. O., Adamu, M., Clinton A. & Ansah, S. K. (2015). Barriers to successful implementation of sustainable construction in the Ghanaian construction industry. Proceedings of 6th Inteational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) and the Affiliated Conferences, AHFE 2015                                                 Mensah, D., Agyefi-Mensah, S. & Ansah, S. K. (2015). A study of the spatio-functional requirements of users of public apartment buildings in Ghana. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Inteational Applied Research Conference, 13-15 July 2015, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana.Ansah, S. K., Aigbavboa, C. & Thwala, W.D. (2015). Total quality management implementation in the Ghanaian construction industry: A tool for improving construction productivity. Proceedings of the 4th Applied Research Conference in Africa. (ARCA) Conference, 27-29 August 2015, Ibadan, Nigeria.Ansah, S. K.(2014). Housing deficit and delivery in Ghana: Interventionby various govements. Inteational Joual of Development and Sustainability, 3(5), 978-988 Ansah, S. K. & Bamfo-Agyei, E. (2014) Adequacy of disabled facilitiesin university buildings: The case of University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Inteational Joual of Development and Sustainability, 3 (4), 726-736,Ansah, S. K.,Kissi, E. & Somiah, K. M.  (2015). Towards entrepreneurialleaing competencies: The perspective of built environment students. Joual of Higher Education Studies, 2(4), 150 – 156Ametepey, S. O., Ansah, S. K.& Edu-Buandoh, K. B. M. (2015). Assessing factors affecting the implementation of building regulations (L.I.1630) in Ghana. Joual of Public Policy and Administration Research, 5(2), 66-73Ansah, S. K. & Kissi, E. (2014). Professional project management practices and its constraints in developing African countries: A literature review. Covenant Joual of Research in the Built Environment (CJRBE) 1(2)Ametepey, S. O. & Ansah, S. K.(2014). Impacts of construction activities on the environment: The case of Ghana. Joual of Construction Project Management and Innovation, 4 (SI): 934-948Ansah, S. K. Ayarkwa, J., Adinyira, E.& Amertepey, S.O. (2014). Factors influencing professional’s building materials selection for housing delivery in Ghana. Proceedings of the 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa.(ARCA) 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana, 271-284Ansah, S. K., Thwalla, W., Clinton A. & Nani, G. (2014). Assessment of walling materials selection for sustainable urban housing delivery in Ghana. Proceedings of the 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa.(ARCA) 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana, 643-656Ansah, S. K. (2014). Effectiveness of monitoring systems for controlling project cost in Ghana: A case study of the Cape Coast Metropolis.Takoradi Polytechnic Joual of Technology, TPoly J. Tech 3(1) 48-56                           Ameteypey, S. O., Ansah, S. K. & Clinton, A. (2014). Awareness and prospects of agile project management in the Ghanaian construction industry. Proceedings of the 8th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Postgraduate Conference,10-11 February 2014, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa,165-178    

  

Agyefi-Mensah, S., Post, J.M., Van Egmond, E.L.C., Mohammadi, M. & Badu, E. (2015). The need for post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of public apartment buildings in Ghana. Joual of Engineering, Design and Technology. 13 (2), 316-333Agyefi-Mensah, S.,Post, J.M., Van Egmond, E.L.C., Mohammadi, M. & Badu, E. (2014). A typological analysis of public apartment buildings in Ghana. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, pp. 1-14

   Jackson, E.  N.  

Jackson, E.N. & Yaw, O.D. (2015). A study into sawdust as aggregates in concrete. Inteational Joual of Scientific and Engineering Research. In Press

   Kotey, S.
 

Kotey, S. & Nani, G. (2015). Effect of local counterpart funding delay on donor funded public projects. Africa Joual of Applied Research  2(2), 31-39

   Yankah, J. E. 

Yankah, J. E. & Owiredu, G. K. (2016). Awareness and utilization of construction related smart mobile device applications in the construction industry. Science and Technology, 6(1), 1-7Yankah, J. E.(2015). Marketing performance of quantity surveying consulting firms. Inteational Joual of Construction Engineering and Management (IJCEM), 4(6), 230-237Yankah, J. E. (2015). Principal barriers to marketing performance of quantity surveying consulting firms. African Joual of Applied Research (AJAR), 2(2), 126-139,Yankah, J. E. (2015), Marketing practices of quantity surveying consultancy firms. African Joual of Applied Research (AJAR), 2(2), 140-152Yankah, J. E & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Explication of the need for developing the marketing function of professional service organization. Joual of marketing and Consumer Research, 15, 187-195Yankah, J. E. &  Dadzie, D. K. (2015). The status of marketing in quantity surveying consultancy firms. European Joual of Business and Management (EJBM),  7(27), 197-204Dadzie, D. K & Yankah, J. E.  (2015). Palm keel shells as a partial replacement for sand in sandcrate block production. Joual of Chemistry and Materials Research, 7(10), 61-72Yankah, J. E. & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Push and pull factors of innovation performance in quantity surveying firms. Joual of Economics and Sustainable Development (JEDS), 6(20), 188-196Yankah, J. E & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Marketing construction business: problems, prospects and strategies. European Joual of Business and Management, 7(29), 182-192Yankah, J.E., Thwala, W.D.,   Aigbavboa, C.O. & Nani, G. (2014). Barriers to marketing within professional service firms: A study of the understanding and application of marketing within quantity surveying profession. In:  Nkum R.K., Nani G., Atepor, L., Oppong, R.A., Awere E. & Bamfo-Agyei, E. (Eds). Proceedings of 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA), 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana, pp 697-701

  Dadzie, D. K.   

Dadzie, D. K. & Yankah, J. E.  (2015). Palm keel shells as a partial replacement for sand in sandcrate block production. Joual of Chemistry and Materials Research,  7(10), pp. 61-72Yankah, J. E. & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Explication of the need for developing the marketing function of professional service organization, Joual of Marketing and Consumer Research, 15, Pp. 187-195Yankah, J. E. & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). The status of marketing in quantity surveying consultancy firms. European Joual of Business and Management (EJBM), 7(27) pp. 197-204Yankah, J. E. & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Push and pull factors of innovation performance in quantity surveying firms. Joual of Economics and Sustainable Development (JEDS), 6(20) Pp. 188-196Yankah, J. E. & Dadzie, D. K. (2015). Marketing construction business: problems, prospects and strategies. European Joual of Business and Management,  7(29), pp. 182-192

  Bamfo-Agyei, E.
 

Bamfo-Agyei, E., Atepor, L. & Ansah, S.K. (2014). Competency based training implementation in Ghanaian polytechnic education: A solution for developing competent workforce for industries. Commonwealth Association of Polytechnic in Africa (CAPA), Abuja June 2014 Inteational ConferenceBamfo-Agyei, E. & Nani, G. (2014). Review the adoption of building information modelling (Bim) for procurement of works in Ghana. 3rd Applied Research Conference In Africa (ARCA), 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana.Ackom, B., Bamfo-Agyei, E. & Ansah, S.K. (2014). Review of health and safety performance on construction sites in Ghana. 3rd Applied Research Conference In Africa. (ARCA) Conference, 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana.Bamfo-Agyei, E., Thwala, W.D., Aigbavboa, C.O3. & Nani, G. (2014). Prospects of building information modelling (Bim) for implementation of sustainable procurement of works in Ghana. 3rd Applied Research Conference In Africa (ARCA), 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana.Bamfo-Agyei, E. Atepor, L. & Ansah, S. K. (2014). Prospects of TVET in Green Skills Acquisition For Polytechnic Education In Ghana -Commonwealth association of polytechnic in Africa (CAPA).  Entebbe December, 2014 Inteational Conference.Ansah, S.K. & Bamfo-Agyei, E. (2014). Adequacy of disabled facilities in university buildings: The case of University of Cape Coas, Ghana. Inteational Joual of Development and Sustainability, 3(4),726-736

  Addo, J. N. T. 

Addo, J.N.T. (2015). Delay and its effects on the delivery of constructionprojects in Ghana. African Joual of Applied Research, 1 (1), 236-247Addo, J.N.T. (2015). Determination of contingency sums for building projects in Ghana.ccc  African Joual of Applied Research, 1(1) 248-261

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Prof. Samuel K. Ansah

  • Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) Inteational Conference, 7-11 December 2015, Golden Bean Hotel, Kumasi, Ghana        
  • 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August, 2015, Legon, Accra – Ghana                                       
  • 3rd Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA) 7-9 August 2014, Accra, Ghana                                                                                                                

Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) Inteational Conference, 16-20 June 2014, Abuja, Nigeria.

Engr. Jeriscot Henry Quayson

Publications:

JOURNAL PAPERS

  • Quayson, J. H.1, and Akomah, B. B.2, (2016). Maintenance of Residential Buildings of Selected Public Institutions in Ghana. African Joual of Applied Research (AJAR) Vol.3, No.3, pp. 48-56
  • Quayson, J. H.1, and Mensah, D.2, (2016). Management Behaviour towards Operatives on Construction Sites and Its Effects on Production. African Joual of Applied Research (AJAR) Vol.3, No.3, pp. 125-134

Conferences Attended:

  • Competency Based Training for the Staff of Cape Coast and Sunyani Polytechnic. Theme: Teaching of Building Technology in Ghana. [July 16 –18, 2008], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.                                                                                        
  • Capacity building in Sunyani and Cape Coast Polytechnic. Theme: Enhancing performance of the Building and construction industry in Ghana. [November 24 - 26 2008], GIMPA Executive Hostel, Accra.
  • Institution of Incorporated Engineers. Theme: - The Exponent of today’s Technology                           through Creativity and Innovation). [November 2012],GNAT HALL, Accra.                                        
  • Developing of detailed syllabus and teaching Methods for M-Tech in Construction Technology and Management [18th July 2013], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana. Theme:-Engineering and Technology; Backbone for Economic Development [July 2014], BEDIAKO HALL [GNAT], Accra.
  • Developing of Detailed Curriculum and Teaching Methods for 4 year BTech Programme in Construction Engineering and Management   [20Th February, 2015], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.
  • Workshop on Competency Based Training (TVET DIRECTORATE) [19th May, 2015], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.
  • Sustainable built environment lecture series  Towards Sustainable built environment: the role of Industry-Faculty collaboration [December 1-2, 2015], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.
  • A Two Day Workshop on Instructional Design Material Training [January12-13, 2016], Cape Coast Polytechnic Library Conference Room.
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana. Theme:-Engineering Practitioners and Entrepreneurial Skills [November 2016], BEDIAKO HALL [GNAT], Accra.