Dr George Agyekum-Mensah

Dr George Agyekum-Mensah FACostE, FAPM, FCIOB, FCMI, MRICS SFHEA

Associate Professor & Head of Construction, Property and Surveying Practices

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Dr George Agyekum-Mensah

Associate Professor & Head of Construction, Property and Surveying Practices

Dr George Agyekum-Mensah is an Associate Professor and the Portfolio Lead for Construction, Property and Surveying Practices (Built Environment). He is fully involved in academic practice which comprises leadership, management and administration, teaching and learning, and research and enterprise.

George has varied experience in both academia and industrial practice spanning over two and half decades. He has led and managed multiple projects for many organisations of the business regions in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. George is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Construction Manager, and Chartered Project and Commercial Manager.

Dr Agyekum-Mensah has many high-quality publications, and has led and managed the organisation of academic conferences, seminars and also as an Editor of conference proceedings. He is currently a reviewer for notable journals and a member of two international research associations. He directs PhD studies as he has successfully directed and supervised many PhD students. He is open to any PhD supervision and research activity. He also undertake professional training/mentoring in Quantity Surveying, Construction and Management related subjects.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Associate Professor
  • Portfolio Lead for Construction, Property and Surveying Practices (Built Environment)
  • Programme Leader BSc Quantity surveying
  • Programme Leader Degree Apprenticeship
  • Portfolio Partnership Manager


* Outstanding delivery team Chartered Management Institute - 2018
* Santander Bank Travel Award Nottingham Trent University - 2013
* Scottish Executive Federation award - 2008


External Activities

  • The Conference Chair and Chief Editor for CU Construction Conference (2018 to date)
  • External Examiner, MCAST, Malta  (2015 to date)
  • External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University (2018 to date)
  • Panel Examiner, Greenwich University (2015 to 2016)
  • Flying faculty and Link tutor for international partners - Coventry University (2014 to 2019)
  • Reviewer for Engineering, Construction and Architecture Management Journal (2012 to date)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Construction and Management (2016 to date)
  • Member of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Reviewer for International Group for Lean Construction – 2013 Conference
  • Editor and Conference Chair for the Research and the Researcher Conference, 2013
  • Conference Secretary & Session Chair for Advance Design Manufacturing Conference (2012)
Accredited Professional Institution Membership Type
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors     Chartered Member (MRICS)
Chartered Institute of BuildingChartered Fellow (FCIOB)
Association for Project managementFellow Member (FAPM)
Association of Cost EngineersFellow Member (FACostE)
Chartered Management InstituteFellow (FCMI)
 Higher Education Academy   Senior Fellow (SFHEA)

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Construction and Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying, Procurement and Contract Management
  • Sustainable Project Delivery Systems
  • Cost, Resource and Production Management
  • Innovation and Automation in Construction
  • Renewable Energy Management and Sustainability

Key funded projects

The development and Implementation of Integrated Project Delivery System in emerging countries – Ford Foundation

The development of cost management system for public procured projects in Nigeria – Federal Government



 * Agyekum-Mensah, G. et al., eds (2018). Contemporary Construction Conference – Dynamic and Innovative Built Environment, CU Library, ISBN 978-1-84600-087
* Agyekum-Mensah, G., (2014). The Development of an innovative and Sustainable Total Planning and Control System for Construction Projects, PhD Thesis, SADBE, The Nottingham Trent University, UK
* Koabel, G., Agyekum-Mensah, G., et al., eds (2013). Research and the Researcher. 5th Annual RPC Conference, The Nottingham Trent University, UK.


* Agyekum-Mensah, G., (2018). The degree of accuracy and factors that influence the uncertainty of SME cost estimates. International Journal of Construction Management, pp.1-14
* Agyekum-Mensah, G., and Knight, A. (2017). The professionals perspective on the causes of project delay in the construction industry, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 24 Issue 5 pp 828-841, http://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2016-0085
* Theophilus, S., Ifelebuegu, A., Arewa, A., and Agyekum-Mensah, G. (2017). A Technique for the Retrospective and Predictive Analysis of Cognitive Errors for the Oil and Gas Industry (TRACEr-OGI); Safety, 3: 4(22)
* Agyekum-Mensah, G., and Knight, A. (2019). Are the construction planning techniques really doing their job? A critical review and exploration of the problems associated with project planning, Journal of Construction Engineering Management, In Review
* Agyekum-Mensah, G and Farrell, P. (2019) Critical Factors for Successful Construction Projects and Project Management: The Perspective of Practitioners.  In review
* Agyekum-Mensah, G., (2014). "Deal or No Deal" case studies on risks in SMEs' cost estimates and the factors that influence the uncertainty of their estimates, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
* Agyekum-Mensah et al. (2014). Effective Management of Engineering Projects using 4Es model, Key Engineering Materials Journal, pg 655 – 659
* Agyekum-Mensah, G., Knight, A., and Coffey, C., (2012) "4Es and 4Poles model of sustainability: Redefining sustainability in the built environment", Structural Survey, vol. 30, iss. 5, pg 426-442
* Yung, P., and Agyekum-Mensah, G., (2012). "Productivity losses in smoking breaks on construction sites: a case study", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 19 Iss 6, pg 636-646.