Nii Ankrah is a Lecturer and Researcher in Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying. He is Course leader for MSc Programme and Project Management and directly oversees the delivery of a range of research projects within the School, including research dissemination activities and grant applications. His industrial experience involved working as Quantity Surveyor (QS) for Emefs Construction, a general building and civil engineering contractor.
Nii has expertise in construction procurement and contract administration with advanced degrees in Construction Management. His teaching and research focus on cost management, contractual issues as well as behavioural dimensions of project delivery. He has extensive research experience and has 40+ research publications including a book on Construction Cost Management.
Nii’s research interests are in areas of: procurement and commercial management of construction projects, contract administration and dispute resolution, health and safety, and sustainability in construction; and issues relating to team development, values and their behavioural consequences within construction projects. He currently directs and supervises several PhD projects.
His latest research project was the INTERREG IVB NW Europe funded C2CBIZZ project with total value of about €9M (2011 – 2015).
Some recent publications are as follows:
1. KEITH POTTS and NII ANKRAH (2014) Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 392 pages, ISBN 9780415629133. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415629133
2. MANU, E, ANKRAH, N A, CHINYIO, E & PROVERBS, D G (2015) Trust influencing mechanisms in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projects, International Journal of Project Management, 33(7), pp. 1495–1508. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.06.006
3. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D. and SURESH, S. (2014) The health and safety impact of construction project features, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21(1), pp. 65-93. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2012-0070 .
3. MANU, E, ANKRAH, N A, CHINYIO, E & PROVERBS, D G (2013) A cognitive approach to trust management in construction, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Management, Procurement and Law, 166 (MP5), 232-239.
4. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D. and SURESH, S. (2013) Mitigating the health and safety influence of subcontracting in construction: The approach of main contractors, International Journal of Project Management, 31 (7), 1017-1026, Elsevier-Science.
5. NII A. ANKRAH, SENA A. AGYEPONG and DIVINE AHADZI (2012) Human Resources, In: Samuel Laryea, Sena Agyepong, Roine Leiringer and Will Hughes (Eds) Construction in West Africa, EPP Book Publishers, Accra, ISBN 978-0-9566060-3-7.
6. ANKRAH, N. and MANU, P. (2012) Organisational Culture and Climate Change Driven Construction In: Colin Booth, Felix N. Hammond, Jessica Lamond and David G. Proverbs (Eds) Solutions for Climate Change Challenges of the Built Environment (Innovation in the Built Environment) Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN-10: 140519507X ISBN-13: 978-1405195072.
7. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D. and SURESH, S. (2011c) Investigating the Multi-Causal and Complex Nature of the Accident Causal Influence of Construction Project Features. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 48 (2012), 126-133.
8. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D. and SURESH, S. (2011b) The adverse health and safety influence of subcontracting. Paper accepted to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Management, Procurement and Law – Health and Safety Themed Issue, 164 (MP4), 169-171.
9. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D. and SURESH, S. (2011a) The influence of pre-construction decisions on accident causation- a causal model. Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 1 (1), 53-69.
10. MANU, P., ANKRAH, N., PROVERBS, D., SURESH, S. (2010d) An approach for determining the extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation. Safety Science, 48 (6), 687- 692.
11. ANKRAH, N. A., PROVERBS, D., DEBRAH, Y. & AHADZIE, D (2010) Exploring team orientation on real estate construction projects through the lens of social cognitive theory, Real Estate and Development Economics Research Journal, 2 (1), 1 - 28.
12. ANKRAH, N. A., PROVERBS, D. & DEBRAH, Y. (2009a) Factors influencing the culture of a construction project organisation: An empirical investigation, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 16(1), pg. 26-47.