Name Professor Issaka Emmanuel Ndekugri
Job Title Professor of Construction and Engineering Law
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Archtiecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Construction and Engineering Management
Tel 01902 322280
Email I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk

ABE

  • 2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Negotiation, Harvard Business School
  • 1998 LLB (Hons.) University of Wolverhampton.
  • 1986 PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Management), Loughborough University
  • 1982 MSc. Civil Engineering (Construction Management), Loughborough University
  • 1977 BSc. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Ghana

 

Issaka Ndekugri is a world class expert on the managerial, administrative and legal aspects of decision-making in the procurement of infrastructure and other engineered assets and related professional services.  With advanced degrees in Engineering, Management and Law from world class universities and relevant industry experience, he is the rare type of well -rounded professional hybrid able to communicate with a wide range of functional managers/directors in organisations on a highly informed basis. His experience has been built on direct employment in roles involving the   negotiation and administration of large infrastructure contracts, employment as an academic and consulting with industry on best practice in the procurement of products, works and services. He has undergone world class training in negotiation (in the Harvard Business School), membership and chairing of dispute boards on major international infrastructure projects (by the international Dispute Resolution Board Foundation based in Seattle) and mediation (by CEDR, the London-based international Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution).

 

Issaka is a gifted lateral thinker and skilled counsellor. He brings to any task excellent communication, team-working and inspirational leadership qualities and cultural versatility. He is currently Professor of Construction and Engineering Law in the University of Wolverhampton and Director of the University’s Construction Law Postgraduate ProgrammeHis unique strengths include: ability to work in teams with multiple stakeholders; cosmopolitan and multi-cultural orientation from working with students, academics and practitioners from all over the world; life experience as a member of wide range of socio-economic and multi-cultural groups. He has been appointed as external examiner by many UK and overseas universities - UMIST, Salford, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Loughborough, Manchester University, Liverpool John Moores, University of West of England, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Pretoria and Cambridge.

Construction and engineering Law

Construction contracts

Negotiation Theory and Practice

Dispute Avoidance/Resolution

Construction contract Claims

  • Forensic Analysis of Delays and Disruption of Construction Projects
  • Construction Contract Documents
  • Administration of Construction Contracts
  • Dispute Avoidance/Resolution
  • Health and Safety
  • Supply Chain Integration in Construction
  • Application of information & computer technologies to the management of construction projects

CEDR accredited Mediator

Professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom

Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Building, United Kingdom Adjudication Society

Ndekugri, I., “Late disputes and the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract”,Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(2), 2016

 

Morris, N. and Ndekugri, I. “The timetable of challenges of adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996”, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2014.

 

Ndekugri, I., Chapman, P., Smith, N. ., and Hughes, W., “Best Practice in the Training, Appointment and Remuneration of Members of Dispute Boards for Large Infrastructure Projects”, Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2014.

 

Ndekugri, I. , “The consulting engineer and corporate manslaughter risk”, Proceedings – Institution of Civil Engineers’ Management, Procurement and Law, Vol. 166, No. 3, 2013.

 

Ndekugri, I., Daeche, H., Zhou, D., The project insurance option in infrastructure procurement, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2013.

 

Mante J. and Ndekugri, I., “Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new Arbitration Law”, International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2012.

 

Mante, J., Ndekugri, I. and Ankrah, N., “Resolution Of Disputes Arising From Major Infrastructure Projects In Developing Countries”, Proceedings ofRICS Construction and Property Conference, University of Salford12-13 September 2011.

 

Tembo, C., Ndekugri, I. and Hammond, F. “Practice and Procedure in the Mediation of Construction Industry Disputes” in: Building a Better Future, Proceedings of the CIB 2010 World Congress held at the University of Salford, the Lowry Centre, Salford Quays, Manchester, 10-13 May 2010.

 

Braimah, N., Ndekugri, I., “Consultants' Perceptions on Construction Delay Analysis Methodologies”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 135, No. 12, 2009.

 

Ndekugri, I., Braimah, N. and Gameson, R., “Delay Analysis within Construction Contracting Organisations”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 134, No.9, 2008.

 

Braimah, N. and Ndekugri, I., “Factors Influencing the Selection of Delay Analysis Methodologies”, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 26, Issue 8, Nov. 2008.

 

Ndekugri, I, Smith, N. J. and Hughes, W. P., “The Engineer under FIDIC’s Conditions of Contract for Construction”, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 25, No. 7, 2007.

 

Ndekugri, I., “A Legal Analysis of Some Schedule-Related Disputes in Construction Contracts”, Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2007), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 6-7 September 2007.

 

Ndekugri, I and Daeche, H., “Collaborative Teamwork in Construction: An Exploratory Study of the Role of Project Insurance”, Construction for Development, Proceedings of CIB World congress 2007, 14-1

 

Abdulai, R. T., Ndekugri, I., Olomolaiye, P., and Proverbs, D., “Land Registration and Security of Land Tenure: Case Studies of Kumasi, Tamale, Bolgatanga and Wa in Ghana”, International Development Planning Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2007.

 

Abdulai, R. T. and Ndekugri, I. E, “Customary landholding institutions and housing development in urban centres of Ghana: Case Studies of Kumasi and Wa”, Habitat International, Vol. 31, No.2, 2007, pp. 257-267.

 

Abdulai, R. T., Ndekugri, I., Proverbs, D. G. and Hammond, F. N., “An Examination of the ‘Dead Capital’ Thesis”, Proceedings of Dauphine Real Estate Workshop, Paris, France, 19-20 October 2007.

 

Ndekugri, I, and Russell, V., “Disputing the existence of a dispute as a strategy for avoiding construction adjudication, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2006.

 

Braimah, N, Ndekugri, I and Gameson, R. (2006) “A Review of industry standards and publications/charts for adjusting productivity losses on construction projects”, ARCOM Conference Proceedings, 4-6 September 2006, Birmingham, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.

 

Braimah, N, Ndekugri, I. and Olomolaiye, P.  “The Link Between Planning And Programming Practice and the Analysis Of Delay And Disruption Claims”, Transactions of International Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, 2006, pp. 19.1 – 19.7.

 

Ndekugri, I., Hughes, W. P., and Smith, N. J., “Dispute Boards on international infrastructure projects: implications for the construction industries in developing countries”, Working Commission W107 Construction in Developing Economies International Symposium on Construction in Developing Economies: New Issues And Challenges, January 18-20, 2006, Santiago, Chile.

 

Abdulai, R. T., Ndekugri, I. and Olomolaiye, P. O., “Customary Land Tenure and Individual Ownerhsip of Land in Ghana”, Proceedings of Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy with UN-Habitat and African Real Estate Society, Bagamoyo, Tanzania,  14-17 March 2006.

 

Abdulai, R. T., Ndekugri, I. And Olomolaiye, P. P., “An Examination of the Operation of Traditional Landholding Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Tamale in Ghana”, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of  American Real Estate Society, Key West, Florida, USA, 19-22 April 2006.

 

Ndekugri, I and Cheung, S. O., “Negotiating Responsibility for Project Change in Collaborative Working Environments”, Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2005.

Ndekugri, I. and Russell, V., “Insolvency and resolution of construction contract disputes by adjudication in the UK Construction Industry”, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 23, issue 4, 2005.

Abdulai, R. T., Antwi, A., Ndekugri, I and Olomolaiye, P., “Traditional Landholding Institutions and Individual Ownership of land Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of 12th Annual European Real Estate Society, Dublin, Ireland, 15-18 June, 2005

 

Adulai, R. T., Ndekugri, I, Antwi, A., Olomolaiye, P., Understanding the Behaviour of Agents in Informal Urban land markets Towards Government Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings 21st Annual Conference of American Real Estate Society (ARES), Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA, 13-16 April 2005.

 

Ndekugri, I. and Corbett, P. “Supply Chain Integration in Construction by Prime Contracting: Some Research Issues”, Proceedings of the RICS Foundation’s International Construction and Building Research Conference, COBRA2004, 7-8 September 2004, Leeds Metropolitan University.

 

Levy, L. and Ndekugri, I.  “The Role of the Adjudicator Nominating Bodies in Adjudication under Construction Contracts”.  International Construction Law Review, Vol 20; Part 3, 2003.

 

Bass, C. and Ndekugri, I., “The Role of Trust in negotiating Pareto-Optimal Solutions in Dispute Resolution”, Proceedings of the RICS Foundation’s International Construction and Building Research Conference, COBRA 2003, held on 1-2 September, 2003, University of Wolverhampton, pp. 301-313

 

Ndekugri, I and Rycroft, M., “Variations under the JCT Standard Form of Building Contract”, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2002.

 

Ndekugri, I., “Concurrent Liability in Contract and Tort in Construction”, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2000.

 

Ndekugri, I., Yeoman, R. and Shaw, T., “Adjudication under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: a study of emerging practice”, The Construction Act – Time for Review, Proceedings of a Conference held in the Centre of Construction Law & Management, Kings College, London, 7th July, 2000.

 

Cheung, S. O., Tam, C. M., Ndekugri, I. and Harris, F. C.,  "Factors affecting clients' project dispute resolution satisfaction in Hong Kong", Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 18, 2000.

 

Ndekugri, I., “Performance Bonds and Guarantees: Construction Owners and Professions Beware”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 125, No. 6 Nov./Dec. 1999.

 

Ndekugri, I. and McDonnell, B., “Differing Site Conditions Risks: A FIDIC/Engineering and Construction Contract Comparison, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1999.

 

Ndekugri, I., “Performance Bonds and Guarantees in Construction Contracts: A Review of Some Recurring Problems”, International Construction Law Review, Vol. 16, Part 2, April 1999.

 

Vidogah, W. and Ndekugri, I., “A Review of the Role of Information Technology in Construction Claims Management”, Computers in Industry, Vol. 36, 1998.

 

Vidogah, W. and Ndekugri, I. “Improving the Management of Construction Contract Claims: Contractors’ Perspective”, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 5, Sept./Oct., 1998.

 

Vidogah, W. and Ndekugri, I. “Improving the Management of Construction Contract Claims: Consultants’ Perspective”, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1998.

 

Yeoman, R., Ndekugri, I. And Shaw, T., “Fast-Track Dispute resolution: The Emerging Agenda”, Construction and Building Research 1998, Proceedings of Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors COBRA Conference, Oxford Brookes University, 2-4 September 1998.

 

Eyiah, A., Ndekugri, I. and Ambrose, B., “Delayed Payments on Construction Projects in Developing Countries: A Ghana Case Study”, Management of Construction Industry Development, Proceedings of CIB (TG29) Conference on Construction in Developing Countries, 21-23 September, 1998, Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Akinsola, A. O., Potts, K. F., Ndekugri, I. and Harris, F. C., “Identification and Evaluation of Factors Influencing Variations on Building Projects”, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1997.

Yisa, S. B., Ndekugri, I. E., and Ambrose, B, “A Review of changes in the UK Construction Industry: their implications for the marketing of construction services”, European Journal of Marketing, Vol.30, No. 3, 1996.

 

Ndekugri, I. and Church, R., “Construction Procurement by the Design and Build Approach: A Survey of Problems”, Proceedings of CIB W92 Symposium on Procurement Systems, University of Natal, 14-17 Jan. 1996.

 

Ndekugri, I., “Computer-Aided Resolution of Construction Contract Claims and Disputes”, Arbitration, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vol. 62, No. 1, February 1996.

 

Akinsola, A. O., Potts, K. F., Ndekugri, I. E., Harris, F. C., “Predicting Allowances for Variations on Construction Projects”, Proceedings of 11th Annual ARCOM Conference, University of York, 1995.

 

Vidogah, W., Ndekugri, I. E., Davies, J., ”Claims Management in Construction: An Integrated Computer-based Approach”, in Developments in Computational Techniques for Engineering (Edit: Topping, B. H.V.), Civil-Comp Press, 1995.

 

Yisa, S. B., Ndekugri, I. E., and Ambrose, B., “Marketing Function in UK Construction and Professional Firms”, Journal   of   Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No 4, June 1995.

 

Akinsola. A. O., Potts, K. F., Ndekugri, I., “Variations on Construction Projects: A Review of Empirical Studies”, International Journal of Building Research and Information, Vol. 22, No. 5, Sept./Oct. 1994.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., and Jenkins, H., "Construction Arbitration:  A Survey", International Construction Law Review, Vol. 11, Part 3, July 1994.

 

Ndekugri, I.E.,Delays, Extensions of Time and Liquidated Damages under the JCT Standard Form of Building Contract, Chartered Institute of Buildings Construction Papers Series, No. 35, 1994.

 

Ndekugri, I.E.,  "Building Procurement by Design and Build", Journal   of   Construction   Engineering    and Management, ASCE, Vol. 1 20, No 2, June 1994.

 

Ndekugri, I.E.,  "Tortious Negligence in Construction:  Past, Present and Future", Construction Law Journal, Vol. 8, No.3, 1993.

 

Ndekugri, I.E, and Lansley, P. "A Real Life Simulator for Construction Site Management", Computers and Education, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1992.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., and   Lansley, P.    "The Role of Simulation in Construction Management", International Journal of Building Research and Information.   Vol. 20, No. 2, 1992.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., and Hughes, P., "The JCT Arbitration Rules in Practice" Construction Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1992, pp. 118-130

 

Ndekugri, I.E.,   "Sub-contracting in the   UK   Construction   Industry", Proceedings of CIB Conference on Contractual Procedures, held 5th-7th April 1989 in Liverpool University.

Lansley, P., Ndekugri, I.E., and Hunter, A. A.,  "Simulating the Management of Sub-contractors", Proceedings of the 9th INTERNET World Congress on Project Management, held 4th-9th Sept. 1988 in Glasgow.

 

Lansley, P., Hunter, A. A., Ndekugri, I.E., and Cunningham, M. J.,  "A Project Management Simulator for Management and Organizational Development", Proceedings of the 9th INTERNET World Congress on Project Management, held 4th-9th Sept. 1988 in Glasgow.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., Sub-contractor   Control - The   Key   to    Successful Construction, Chartered Institute of Building Technical Information Paper No. 98, 1988.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., and McCaffer, R., "Management Information Flow in Construction Companies", Journal of Construction Management & Economics, Vol. 6, 1988, pp. 273-294

 

Hunter, A. A., Ndekugri, I. E., and Cunningham M. J., "Simulating For Project Success", Building Technology & Management, Journal of Chartered Institute of Building, Jan.  1988.

 

Ndekugri, I.E., and McCaffer, R., "Valuations - An Interactive System Linked to Estimating", Construction Computing, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Building, June 1984.

 

POTENTIAL PhD PROGRAMME

 

Forensic Delay Analysis

Dispute Avoidance/Resolution

ICT Applications to Dispute Resolution

Procurement Law and Procedure

Legal Implications of Building Information Modelling

ICT Platform for Contract Management

Health and Safety Law and Management

International Construction Contracts

Management, Procurement and Law in relation to wind farms