George Agyekum-Mensah

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

Associate Professor & Head of Construction, Property and Surveying Practices

Key details

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

Awards

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

Recognition

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 InstitutionMembership 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

Recent publications

Article

Agyekum-Mensah, George and , (2020), Methodological pluralism: Investigation into construction engineering and management research methods. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASEC). In: , , , . American Society of Civil Engineers (ASEC), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146 (3) ISSN: 0733-9364 (Print), 1943-7862 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001786).

Al-Abbadi, Ghazi Moh’d and , Agyekum-Mensah, George (2019), The effects of motivational factors on construction professionals productivity in Jordan. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Construction Management . pp. 1-12 ISSN: 1562-3599 (Print), 2331-2327 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1652951).

Agyekum-Mensah, George and , (2018), The degree of accuracy and factors that influence the uncertainty of SME cost estimates. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Construction Management, 19 (5) . pp. 413-426 ISSN: 1562-3599 (Print), 2331-2327 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1452094).

Theophilus, Stephen C. , Ekpenyong, Ikpang E., Ifelebuegu, Augustine O., Arewa, Andrew O. , Agyekum-Mensah, George , Ajare, Tochukwu O. (2017), A technique for the retrospective and predictive analysis of cognitive errors for the oil and gas Industry (TRACEr-OGI). MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Safety, 3: 23 (4) 2313-576X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/safety3040023).

Agyekum-Mensah, George and , Knight, Andrew David (2017), The professionals’ perspective on the causes of project delay in the construction industry. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24 (5) . pp. 828-841 ISSN: 0969-9988 (Print), 1365-232X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2016-0085).

Conference item

Amin, Al-Habaibeh , Pokubo, Daminabo, Fiati, Kenneth, Agyekum-Mensah, George , Daniel, Shin Hyunjae , Massoud, Hiba (2020), An investigation into the sustainability of the current fuels used for cooking in Ghana to inform future energy policies. In: ICAE2020: 12th International Conference on Applied Energy, 1 - 10 December 2020, Bangkok/Virtual , . , (doi: http://www.applied-energy.org/icae2020/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Template_ICAE2020.docx).

Agyekum-Mensah, George and , Arewa, Andrew (2016), Exploration of how could Project Management and Project Planning be Improved: A Practitioners Perspective. In: RICS COBRA 2016, 20 September - 22 Sepember 2016, Toronto, Canada , . , (doi: http://gbcresearch.ca/event/rics-cobra-conference/).

Arewa, Andrew and , Agyekum-Mensah, George (2016), Assessment of Common Principles and Practices that make Fraud and Corruption Endemic in the Construction Industry. In: RICS COBRA 2016, 20 September - 22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada , . , (doi: http://gbcresearch.ca/event/rics-cobra-conference/).

Conference proceedings

Noruwa, Bolanle , Merschbrock, Christoph, Arewa, Andrew Oyen, Agyekum-Mensah, George (2018), Institutional foundations of construction ICT: A view from the West Midlands of England. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). In: , , In: Chris Gorse, Christopher J. Neilson (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 201. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2018, 2018 (140045) . pp. 37-46 . ISBN: 9780995546325 (doi: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2018-Indexed-Papers.pdf).

Moh’d Al-Abbadi, Ghazi and , Agyekum-Mensah, George (2018), Workers productivity in construction sites: A critical review. IEOM Society International. In: , , , 2nd European IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Paris Conference, 201. IEOM Society International, Paris Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France, July 26-27, 2018 (ID 328) . pp. 1720-1720 . ISBN: 9781532359453ISSN: 2169-8767 (Print), (doi: http://www.ieomsociety.org/paris2018/papers/328.pdf).

Moh’d Al-Abbadi, Ghazi and , Agyekum-Mensah, George (2017), An examination of the factors affecting worker productivity in the Jordanian Construction Industry. IEOM Society International. In: , , , Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Managemen. IEOM Society International, (ID 215) . pp. 816-826 . ISBN: 9781532359439ISSN: 2169-8767 (Print), (doi: http://ieomsociety.org/bogota2017/papers/215.pdf).

Banwo, Olatunde , Agyekum-Mensah, George, Arewa, Andrew (2016), Development of a procurement decision support system to enhance construction project delivery - From claims management perspective. IEOM Society. In: , , , Proceedings of the 2nd North American IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management) Detroit, 201. IEOM Society, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (135628) . pp. 390-391 . ISBN: 9780985549749ISSN: 2169-8767 (Print), (doi: http://ieomsociety.org/ieomdetroit/pdfs/176.pdf).