Research Interest/Activities

The following are the published research Work in the Department: Assessing Clinical Solid Water Management Strategies in Sunyani Municipality, Ghana – Evidence from three Health Care Facilities (Samuel Wiafe). Assessing Clinical Liquid Waste Management Strategies in Sunyani (Samuel Wiafe).

The use of a model Sand Filtration System for gray water Treatment: a Case study of hotels and hostels in Brong Ahafo – Ghana. (Samuel Wiafe). The quality of ground water resources around auto–mechanic workshop enclaves in Ghana (Samuel Wiafe).

Research and Publications

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