Joshua Boateng Akom




Email Address: akomj@myumanitoba.ca

Degree, Program: MSc, Civil Engineering
Program Start Date: September 2015

Thesis/ Research Topic: Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality of LEED vs. Non-LEED Homes

Supervisor(s): Dr. Mohamed Issa

Research Interests:
Indoor Environmental Quality
Sustainability and Green Buildings
Research Uptake
Construction Economics and Project Management

Education:
BSc Quantity Survey and Construction Economics (First Class Honours), June 2014

Employment History:
May, 2015 - Now: Managing Director, T.M.J. Ventures Limited, Kumasi
August, 2014 - August, 2015: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Building Technology. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
May, 2014 - August, 2015: Quantity Surveyor, Interstate A. B. Limited, Kumasi

Publications:
Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Agyekum, K. and Akom, J. B. (2015). Putting research into practice: exploring the inherent challenges of research uptake in the built environment faculties in Ghana In: Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Procs 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10-12 August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 993-1011.

Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Agyekum, K. and Akom, J. B. (2015). Rethinking research utilization in the Built Environment Faculties: A critical look at the Push and Pull Factors In: Badu, E. et al Proc 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, March 25-26, 2015, Kumasi, Ghana, 566-582

Department of Civil Engineering | University of Manitoba