Prof. Sarfo Mensah
Designation
Director, International Affairs and Institutional Linkages
Staff Grade
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Building Technology
Faculty
Faculty of Built and Natural Environment

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A result-oriented academician and professional with over 13 years of teaching and research experience in Ghanaian Leading Higher Educational Institutions and over 21 years of professional experience in the Ghanaian construction industry. Conducts and teaches in the areas of Sustainable Construction, Environmental Sustainability, Contract Administration and Construction Procurement.

Possesses excellent administrative, verbal communication and written skills; strong ability to perform managerial responsibilities successfully under tight schedules and targets. Holds in high esteem the core values of Perseverance, Hard work, Discipline, and Excellence.

  1. PhD .Construction Management (November, 2016)
  2. MSc .Construction Management ( June, 2008)
  3. BSc. Building Technology (2002)
  4. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (1996)
  1. Professional Engineer, Institute of Engineering and Technology – Ghana (IET-GH)  - 2020 to date
  2. Professional Member, Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) - 2009 to date
  3. Corporate Member, Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC), 2014 to date

•    Construction and Environmental Sustainability 
•    Research Methods
•    Contract Administration
•    Building Economics
•    Construction Technology

  1. Construction Procurement
  2. Contract administration and professional practice
  3. Construction Research Methodology
  4. Building Economics
  5. Construction Works Measurement
  6. Construction Technology
  7. Environmental Impact of construction activities.
  • 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)

Refereed Journal Papers 

  1. Adabre, M. A., Chan, A. P., Edwards, D. J., & Mensah, S. (2022). Evaluation of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to sustainable housing in developing countries. Journal of Building Engineering, 50, 104174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104174  
  2. Mensah S., Nani, Gabriel and Ayarkwa, J. (2021), Contractors' adaptation to environmentally sustainable construction: a micro-level implementation framework, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-11-2020-0174.
  3. Ameyaw, C., Abaitey, B. A., Mensah, S. and Manu, E. (2021) Assessing the cost of competitive tendering in Ghana using transaction cost theory", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-05-2020-0095
  4. Mensah, S., Ameyaw, C, and Abaitey, B. A. (2021) Optimizing Stabilization of Laterite as Walling Unit, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print 
  5. Boateng, A., Ameyaw, C., and Mensah, S. (2020), Assessment of systematic risk management practices on building construction projects in Ghana. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2020.1842962
  6. Mensah, S., Nani, G., Ameyaw, C (2019), Breaking contractors’ socio-cultural barriers inhibiting adaptation to environmentally sustainable construction, International Journal of Management and Applied Science, Volume-5, Issue-5, ISSN: 2394-7926.
  7. 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 
  8. Mensah, S. Ayarkwa, J. and Nani, G. (2017) Understanding Environmentally Sustainable Construction Practices of Contractors, Journal of Built Environment, 1(1), 32-56, ISSN: 2026-5409 
  9. 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), 84-100. 
  10. Adjei, K. O., Mensah, S., and Sam, A., (2015)  Challenges  Facing  Members  of  Ghana  Institution  of  Surveyors  in Complying  with  Code  of  Ethics. African Journal of Applied Research (AJAR) Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 219-235, ISSN: 2408-7920.
  11. 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, 44 -53 
  12. 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
  13. 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_1346280928.pdf )



Monograph Publications
 

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

 

Refereed Conference Papers (Published with exact references)

  1. Fobiri, G., Mensah, S. and Dansoh, A. (2017) Ascertaining the importance of project team performance to construction project success  In: Laryea, S. and Ibem, E. (Eds) Procs 7th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 16-18 August 2017, Accra, Ghana, 302-313.
  2. Sam, A. and Mensah, S. (2017) Identifying the factors influencing real estate pricing in Kumasi metropolis  In: Laryea, S. and Ibem, E. (Eds) Procs 7th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 16-18 August 2017, Accra, Ghana, 801-811.
  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, South Africa
  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, (ICIDA) 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, available at: 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, Vol.1 No.1, pp. 257 – 269, ISSN: 2467-902x, available at: https://icast.kstu.edu.gh/index.php/proceedings/article/view/61.
  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 In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 12-14 August 2013, Accra, Ghana, 347-355.
  10. 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. 
  11. Mensah, S. and Ameyaw, C. (2013) Challenges facing district assemblies’ “in-house” administered construction contracts In: Laryea, S. and Agyepong, S. (Eds) Procs 5th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 12-14 August 2013, Accra, Ghana, 273-281
  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. 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 
  14. 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 
  15. 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 
  16. 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 
  17. 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 
  18. 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 
  19. 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