Profile

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the fastest growing Departments running tertiary programmes. The Department has firmly taken its roots, springing up in a monumental stature than ever anticipated. The Department since inception has shown a lot of potential to become one of the resource centres in the training of personnel relevant in the field of Construction, Environmental and Water Resources Management.

The Department is headed by Mr. Samuel Wiafe

Mission Statement
The mission of the Civil Engineering Department is to provide high quality, career-focused education and training at the tertiary level with emphasis on practical training, experience and entrepreneurial skills to students to meet the middle and higher level manpower needs of the country.

Objectives
The objectives of the Department are to;

  • Offer programmes customized to meet the needs of industries within its catchment area, the country and beyond.
  • Provide opportunity for the development of research in construction, Water, Environmental Sanitation, Geothenical and Transportation in the country and beyond.
  • Develop management methods and hands on training that are peculiar to Ghana and other developing countries.
  • Become a world class resource centre in the area of training local artisans, and consultancy work to industries within its catchment.

Future Plans
The Department plans to expand the tertiary programmes by introducing Higher National Diploma (HND) Water Supply and Resource management and Structural Engineering Technician Courses in the next three academic years.

A training Centre for Waste Management and Environmental Sanitation will also be jointly established by the Department of Civil Engineering and Zoom lion Ghana Limited in Sunyani in the near future.

Programs

Tertiary Programs

The Department runs HND and Pre-HND programmes leading to HND Civil Engineering and

Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) in Civil Engineering

 

Non-Tertiary Programs

  • Earth Dam Construction
  • Rain water Harvesting Technology
  • Proficiency in Environmental Sanitation
  • COTVET Programme

Staff

Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah

PhD Civil Engineering

Associate Professor (Vice-Chancellor)

 

Samuel Boamah Asiedu

MPhil Geometic Engineering

Snr. Lecturer (Dean FoE)

 

Samuel Wiafe

MSc. Water Supply& Environmental Sanitation

Snr. Lecturer (HOD)

 

Kwadwo Appiah Boateng

MSc. Engineering Management

 

Herbert Kojo Abeka

MSc. Infrastructural Policy Planning

 

Kwabena Antwi-Kusi

MSc. Water Resources Eng. Mgt.

 

Stephen Agyemang

MSc. Road & Transportation Eng.

 

Joshua J. Vodoagu

MSc. Geothenics & Infrastructure

 

Daniel Gyabaah

MSc. Water Supply & Environmental Sanitation

 

Alex Kwasi Kumi

MEng. Material Engineering

 

Yaw Ofori Nyantakyi

MSc. Oil & Gas Technology

 

Noble Ankamah

MSc. Civil Engineering

George Abisah Blankson
BSc. Business Administration
Snr. Adm. Asst.

Benedicta Agyeman-Boatemaa
HND Secretaryship and Mgt. Studies
Snr. Adm. Asst.

Henrietta Boye
Stenographer Secretary
Adm. Asst.

Projects

The Department provides Consultancy Services in Groundwater Quality, Structural Engineering, Waste Management and Environmental Sanitation.

A sachet water production unit is to be established under the supervision of the Department. A training

Centre for Waste Management and Environmental Sanitation will also be jointly established by the Department of Civil Engineering and Zoom lion Ghana Limited in Sunyani in the near future.

Research and Collaboration

Asiedu, S. B and Agyeman, S. (2009). Re-engineering the processing of building permits to control the development of unauthorized structures in the Ghanaian communities. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series V. Theme: Applied Science And Technology For Development for Ghana, 13th-16th December, 2009, Sunyani: Sunyani Polytechnic

Agyeman, S., Asiedu, S. B. and Zoya, E. K. (2014). Challenges in the processing of building permits in Ghana - a precursor for development of illegal structures. 7th Annual International Applied Research Conference. Theme: Technology and Innovation; The Bedrock for Sustainable Development. 8th-9th July, 2014. Koforidua Polytechnic

Zoya, E. K., Nsiah, E. A. and Agyeman, S. (2014). How aligned is the competency-based training model with the lean philosophy. Proceedings of International Group for Lean Conference (IGLC) - 22nd Edition. Theme: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production. 25th-27th June, 2014, Oslo, Norway: Veidekke Asa, University of Agder.

Wiafe, S. (2013). The growth of groundwater resources around auto-mechanic workshop enclaves in Ghana. SJournal 2013, 1(1), Pages 38-49. www.sjournals.net/ojs
Wiafe, S. (2014). The use of a model sand filtration system for groundwater; a case of hotels in Eastern Region, Ghana. SJournal 2014, 2(8), Pages 159-166. www.sjournals.net/ojs

Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Zoya, E. K., and Nimo H. (2013). Improving the Structural Characteristics of Earth Blocks as an Input of Affordability Housing in Low income Northern Communities of Ghana. West Africa Built Environment Research Conference, 12th August, 2013, British Council, Accra

Abeka, H. and Boakye, A. N. (2013). Study into the Labour intensive methods of rural road construction and maintenance, a case of East Gonja District, Salaga: West Africa Built Environment Research Conference, 12th August, 2013, Britisch Council, Accra

Boakye, A. N., Abeka, H., and Dzidzo, K. A. (2012). A comparative analysis of the use of 100mm and 150mm thick sandcrete blocks in Wall construction: Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Theme: Technology for development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012, Sunyani Polytechnic Conference Hall

Abeka, H. (2012). Housing Affordable myth Ghana. A Case of Brong Ahafo. Conference Paper. Ningbo - China Oct 2012

Adinkrah-Appiah, K. (2012). The Potential of Rice Husk Ash as a Partial Replacement for Cement in Concrete Production in Ghana. 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA). 22nd – 24th March 2012. Conference Proceedings Pp72-86. College of Architecture and Planning, KNUST.

Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Zoya, E. K., Kamil Z.M (2012). Making Wall Construction Process Lean: The interlocking block system as a tool. 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA), 22nd – 24th March, 2012. College of Architecture and Planning, KNUST.

Asumadu, T. K., Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Asiedu, S. B., A. and Nkansah, A. (2012). Profitable Options of Solid Waste Management in Ghana. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th – 21st November, 2012, Sunyani Polytechnic

Wiafe, S., Ofosu, S. A. and Ahima, S. (2013). The quality of groundwater resources .... Auto- mechanic workshop enclaves in Ghana. Engineering Science and Technology (2013) 1(1) 38-49 Doi:10.14196/Est.V. 1:1.52

Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Adom-Asamoah, M. and Afrifa, R. O. (2015). Reducing Environmental Degradation from Construction Activities: The Use of Recycled Aggregates for Construction in Ghana. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research. Vol. 2, No. 8, 2015, pp. 831-841.

Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Adom-Asamoah, M., and Afrifa, R. O. (2015).Evaluation of shear strength of reinforced concrete deep beams. First International Conference on Environment, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE). Faculty of Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi.

Adinkrah-Appiah, K., Adom-Asamoah, M and Afrifa, R. O. (2015).Shear strength prediction of palm kernel shell RC deep beams without shear reinforcement. First International Conference on Environment, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE). Faculty of Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi.

Abekah, H., Adom-Asamoah, M. and Adinkrah-Appiah, K. (2015). Predicting early age thermal cracking in mass concrete. First International Conference on Environment, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE). Faculty of Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi.

Kpamma, E. Z., Adinkrah-Appiah, K., and Agyefi-Mensah, S. (2013). Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) Programme in Building Technology at the Sunyani Polytechnic Based On the Competency-Based Training (CBT) Model: A Review.Journal of Education and Practice. www.iiste.org. ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.4, No.10, 2013. Pp 143-151.

Adinkrah-Appiah, K. (2010). Concrete produced from non-conventional coarse aggregates for housing construction in Ghana. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VI. Sunyani.

Adinkrah-Appiah, K. (2009). Salancrete building blocks from mixture of sand, laterite and cement for sustainable and affordable housing in Ghana. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series V, Sunyani.Pp157-175.

Asumadu K. T. (2012). Macro inclusion research: Detection and Evaluation of Macro Inclusions in Special Steels. Diva – porter, 2012, 52p. Available at http://kth.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:547762/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Asumadu K. T, Kweistu K. E. and Asiedu S. B (2014) Mechanical Investigations and Survey of Locally Welded Mild Steel joints. Research Technology and Innovation: The Bedrock for Sustainable Development in Ghana. Proceedings of 7th Annual International Applied Research Conference, Koforidua, Ghana: Koforidua Polytechnic. July 8th-9th 2014. ISBN: 9789988201265.

Asumadu K. T, Asiedu S.B. and Adinkra Appiah, K. (2012): The Profitable Options from Solid Waste Management in Ghana. Co-Author. Proceedings of Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII 18th – 21st November, (2012) pp 313-323

Asumadu K.T, and Kumi E. (2015) Investigations into Scrap Waste Management in the Sunyani Municipality. 8th Annual International Applied Research Conference, Koforidua, Ghana: Koforidua Polytechnic. July 13th-15th 2015
Agyeman, S., Abeka, H. & Asiedu, S. B. (2015). Capacity and Performance Analysis of 3 Roundabouts in Sunyani. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR). 10(4), 219-230. ISSN (Online): 2319-7064. Available at www.ijsr.net

Agyeman, S., Asiedu, S. B. & Abeka, H. (2015). Clients’ Knowledge on Building Permit Acquisition Process – The Case of Sunyani East Municipal Assembly. Journal of Developing Country Studies. 5(18), 8-20. ISSN 2224-607X (Paper). Available at http://www.iiste.org

Forkuo, E. K. and Asiedu, S. B. (2009): Developing a One Stop Shop model for integrated land information management.Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2009), pp 114-125

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