Dr. Sarfo Mensah

Dr. Sarfo Mensah
Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Surv. Dr. Sarfo Mensah received his PhD. in Construction Management from KNUST in 2016. He completed MSc. programme in Construction Management in 2007. He obtained BSc. in Building Technology in 2002. He was admitted as a professional member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors in 2009. He is also a corporate member of the Ghana Institute of Construction.

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Kumasi Technical University. Currently, he is the Dean of Faculty of Built and Natural Environment since 2017. He also served as the Head of the Building Technology Department of the University from 2010 – 2012 and the Department Examinations Officer from 2009-2010. His research interests lie in the areas of Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Procurement, Construction Procurement, Project Management and Contract Administration.

Education: 
  • PhD .Construction Management (November, 2016)
  • MSc .Construction Management ( June, 2008)
  • BSc. Building Technology (2002)
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (1996)
Professional Membership: 
Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS). Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC).
Research Interests: 

Sustainable Construction
Sustainable Procurement
Construction Contract Administration and Professional Practice

Teaching Areas: 
  • Construction Procurement
  • Contract administration and professional practice
  • Construction Research Methodology
  • Building Economics
  • Construction Works Measurement
  • Construction Technology
  • Environmental Impact of construction activities.
Conferences Attended: 
  • 2010 – Present: West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER Conference)
  • 2015 – Present: International Conference for Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA)
  • 2014 – 2015:    International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST)
Publications: 
  1. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa J. and Nani, G. (2018). A Theoretical Framework for Conceptualizing Contractor’s Adaptation to Environmentally Sustainable Construction, International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2018.1484860
  2. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2017) Understanding Environmentally Sustainable Construction Practices of Contractors, Journal of Built Environment, KNUST
  3. Mensah, S., Ayarkwa, J., and Nani, G. (2015). Towards enabling construction organizations’ adaptation to environmental sustainable construction in developing    countries. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 2(10).
  4. Adjei, K. O., Mensah, S., and Sam, A., (2015)  Challenges  Facing  Members  of  Ghana  Institution  of  Surveyors  in Complying  with  Code  of  Ethics.  In:  Mojekwu,  J. N.,  Ogunsumi, L. O., Ojigi, L. M. Atepor, L., Thwala, D. W., Sackey, S. Awere E., and Bamfo-Agyei, E. (Eds) African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR) Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 ISSN 2408-7920 January 2015, Cape Coast, Ghana. pp. 219-235 (www.jarstonline.com)
  5. Ameyaw, C., Mensah, S. and Osei-Tutu, E. (2013) Curbing Corruption in the Public Procurement Process in Ghana. Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research. iiste. ISSN 2224-5731(Paper) ISSN 22250972(Online). Vol. 3, No.5, 2013. p. 44 -53  (URL: http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/PPAR/article/viewFile/5552/5665)
  6. Ameyaw, C., Mensah, S. and Osei-Tutu, E. (2012). Obstacles to public procurement reforms in Ghana. Journal of Public Procurement and Contract Management ISSBN: 2219 – 7230 Vol. 1 no. 1 (pp. 48 – 63) (URL: https://www.academia.edu/3845491/Obstacles_to_public_procurement_in_Ghana)
  7. Ameyaw, C., Mensah, S. and Osei-Tutu, E. (2012). Public procurement in Ghana: The implementation challenges to the Public Procurement Law 2003 (Act 663). International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management Vol. 2, No. 2 (pp. 55-65) (URL: http://www.ijcscm.com/sites/default/files/issue/nid-180/ameyawc_13462809... )

 
Monograph Publication  

  1. Mensah, S. (2012) “The effect of Project Management Practices on Project Performance” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG ISBN no. of 978-3-659-17049-2 Papers in Refereed

Conference Proceedings

  1. Fobiri, G. and Mensah, S. (2017) The influence of project team performance on construction project success, West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference
  2. Sam, A. and Mensah, S. (2017) Factors affecting the pricing of real estate houses in the Kumasi metropolis in Ghana, West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference
  3. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2017) Contractors’ adaptability and growth in environmentally sustainable construction processes application, International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA), KNUST, Kumasi, April, 2017
  4. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2016) Barriers against contractors’ adaptation to environmentally sustainable construction processes. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 27-28 July, 2016, Ashesi University College, Accra, Ghana.
  5. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2015) Adapting to environmental sustainable construction in developing countries: a multi-theory conceptualization, 2015 Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE 2015), 9 – 11th December, 2015, Pretoria
  6. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2015) Understanding contractors’ environmental sustainable construction practices in Ghana, 4th International conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (web.knust.edu.gh/icida/pages/index.php?siteid=icida)
  7. Mensah, S. (2014) Application of sustainable construction principles on a hostel construction project, International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST) 2014, (www.events.kpoly.edu.gh/event/icast)
  8. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2014) Framework for modeling sustainable construction practices towards low carbon construction In: Laryea, S. and Ibem, E. (Eds) Proceedings 8th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Conference, 10-11 February 2014, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 293-303.
  9. Ameyaw, C., Mensah, S. and Asubonteng  J. (2013). Cost of Tendering in Ghana- Client’s Perspective. West Built Environment Research Conference (WABER), 12th  – 14th August, 2013, British Council, Accra, Ghana.
  10. Mensah, S. and Ameyaw, C. (2013) Challenges facing in-house administered construction contracts, In: Laryea, S., Agyepong, S.A., Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 12-14 August 2013, Accra, Ghana.
  11. Mensah, S. and Ameyaw, C. (2013) Post-contract disputes in the Ghana Health Sector: Causes and effects, In: Laryea, S., Agyepong, S.A., Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 12-14 August 2013, Accra, Ghana.
  12. Mensah, S. and Ameyaw, C. (2012) Sustainable procurement: the challenges of practice in the Ghanaian construction industry In: Laryea, S., Agyepong, S.A., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs 4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 24-26 July 2012, Abuja, Nigeria, 871-880.
  13. Mensah, S., Dansoh, A. and Amoah, P. (2011) Performance of building projects funded by public organizations:Potentially influencing management practices  In: Laryea, S., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 19-21 July 2011, Accra, Ghana, 783-793
  14. Ameyaw, C. and Mensah, S. and Manu, A. (2013) Cost of Tender in Ghana: Client’s perspective In: Laryea, S., Agyepong, S.A., Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 12-14 August 2013, Accra, Ghana
  15. Ameyaw, C., Oteng-Seifah, S., Mensah, S. (2012) Comparative Study of DBB and DB Procurement Methods in Ghana, In: Badu, E., Dinye, R., Ahadzie, D. K., and Owusu-Manu, D. (Eds) Procs International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA), 22-24, March 2012, Kumasi, Ghana,  492-505
  16. Ameyaw, C; Mensah, S and Arthur, Y D (2012) Applicability of Bromilow’s Time – Cost Model on Building Projects in Ghana In: Laryea, S., Agyepong, S.A., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs 4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 24-26 July 2012, Abuja, Nigeria, 881-888
  17. Osei-Tutu, E., Mensah, S., Ameyaw, C., (2011), The level of compliance with the Public Procurement Act (ACT663) in Ghana, In: J.W.F. Wamelink, R. P. Geraedts, L. Volker, Management and Innovation for a sustainable Built Environment Conference – June 19-23, 2011, Tracking no.: 249
  18. Ameyaw, C., Mensah, S. and Osei-Tutu, E. (2011) Challenges facing the smooth implementation of Ghana‘s Public Procurement Law, 2003, Act 663  In: Laryea, S., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 19-21 July 2011, Accra, Ghana,  237-247
  19. Laryea, S. and Mensah, S. (2010) Health and Safety on Construction Sites in Ghana, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference , 2-3 September 2010, Paris, France
  20. Laryea, S. and Mensah, S. (2010) The evolution of indigenous contractors in Ghana, In: Laryea, S., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs ,West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 27-28 July 2010, Accra, Ghana, 579-88