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- Construction Workers’ Satisfaction with Work Provision Requirement Dimensions in Ghana’s Construction Industry
Humphrey Danso
International Journal of Engineering and Technology , 2012,
Abstract: This paper, sought to empirically assess and analyze workers’ satisfaction with different dimensions of work provision requirement of the construction industry in Ghana. It involved a cross-sectional survey that used a self-administered structured questionnaire administered to five hundred respondents of building construction workers. The findings indicate that though workers are satisfied with some work provision requirement dimension items significantly, most of the workers are very dissatisfied with working environment and work benefit of the work provision requirement in Ghana. The management of construction firms in Ghana and policy makers are called upon to focus and redirect attention and effort to ensuring that work provision requirement that workers are dissatisfied with are improved significantly to meet workers expectations. The paper contributes to the general body of knowledge in the area of workers’ satisfaction in developing countries particularly in Ghana’s construction industry. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
Numerical Modeling of the Spatial Scheme of Monolithic Multi-Storey Building
Danso Humphrey
Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology , 2012,
Abstract: The use of monolithic construction in building high-rise residential buildings in most cities have gained wide spread acceptance by scholars and practitioners in the building construction industry. The complexity of calculation of high-rise building requires search for better methodological approaches to construct such long lasting high-rise buildings. For this reason, technological advancement has made it possible to use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software package to design and undertake structural calculations. The purpose of this research is to make computer modeling study of elastic and firm base multi-storey buildings and conduct feasibility studies of applying their computational schemes. The research design was exploratory and made use of Complex Program (CP) Lira to design and calculate 18-storey residential buildings with basement. The results indicate that displacement for the model with elastic base foundation exceeded the model with rigid base foundation; the compressive stress for model with elastic base foundation also exceeded the model with rigid base foundation while the tensile stress for model with elastic base foundation was less than the model with rigid base foundation. It could therefore be concluded that the design model with elastic foundation could affect the deformation state of multi-storey buildings.
Major Determinants of Prices Increase of Building Materials on Ghanaian Construction Market  [PDF]
Humphrey Danso, Nana Kwame Obeng-Ahenkora
Open Journal of Civil Engineering (OJCE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojce.2018.82012
Abstract: Prices increase of building materials is a common trend in both developed and developing countries. The prices increase of building materials results in high cost of housing.The aim of this study is to identify the major determinants of prices increase of building materials on Ghanaian construction market, and also to assess the relationship between the independent variables of the prices increase. A five-point Likert scale was used for the study; from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5). The variables in the questionnaire were ranked based on the response of the participants of the study using Mean Response Analysis (MRA) statistics. Spearman correlation matrix was used to determine the relationship between the variables of prices increase of building materials. Crude oil prices, energy cost, local taxes and charges, cost of fuel and power supply, high running cost, high prices of raw materials, cost of transportation and the high cost of labour were found to be the major determinants of prices increase of building materials on Ghanaian construction market. The study further found multicollinearity relationship among variables of prices increase of building materials, of which the highest correlation coefficient was found between fast-growing demand due to high global economic growth and over-dependence on imported building materials. The study recommends that further research should be carried out to determine the control measures of increase prices of building materials in Ghana.
Contractor Selection Criteria in Ghanaian Construction Industry: Benefits and Challenges  [PDF]
Daniel Nii Ayeh Ayettey, Humphrey Danso
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2018.64019
Abstract: Selecting a contractor for construction project is a difficult decision to be taken by a client because it may lead to construction delivery problems or successful delivery of the project. This study, therefore, investigated the contractor selection criteria in the Ghanaian construction industry, considering the benefits and challenges. A quantitative research method was adopted in this study through the use of a questionnaire. The target population for the study consisted of registered contractors and consultants in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions of Ghana. It was found that though the construction professionals are well vested with the prequalification selection criteria that are being used within the Ghanaian construction industry, they were not familiar with multi-criterial section methods. It was also found that the benefits of the contractor selection criteria include: enabling the client to select contractors who are performers for the project, saving the project owner a lot of time, minimizing the possibility of contractor default, and facilitating the achievement of project success and the objectives within the scheduled time. Furthermore, excessive cost and time overrun, poor quality standard, imprecise assessments due to lack of information, criteria being very complex and difficult to apply in practice, among others were identified as the challenges to the contractor selection criteria in Ghanaian construction industry. The study recommends for further studies to determine the impact of the identified challenges on construction projects, and ways to minimize the challenges.
Vulvo-vaginal injuries: analysis of 170 cases at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hopital, Kumasi, Ghana
KA Danso, CA Turpin
Ghana Medical Journal , 2004,
A commendable health initiative: The roll back malaria programme in Ghana-Part I
Danso-Abeam D
theHealth , 2011,
Enhancing access to health care: the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana
Danso-Abeam D
theHealth , 2011,
A commendable health initiative: The roll back malaria programme in Ghana - Part II
Danso-Abeam D
theHealth , 2012,
Transnational Public Policy on the Management of Islam and Muslims in the EU and Australia: the case of Turkish Immigrants --- :
Michael Humphrey - ????? ??????
Global Media Journal : Persian Edition , 2009,
Abstract: This paper explores the emergence of transnational public policy focused on the management of Islam and Muslim communities in the West. It looks at the contrasting position of Turkish immigrant communities in Australia and Europe and the way they have been positioned differently in national discourse on ‘integration’, cultural compatibility and political risk. While in Europe Turkish migrants have become connected to broader social, economic and cultural policy on Turkey’s membership of the European Union in Australia their relationship to the dominant society is defined more by historical ANZAC myths of secular nationalism than by their Islamic religious identity and difference. On the one hand this is a product of Australian nationalist dialogue around ANZAC and Gallipoli but on the other it is a consequence of the bureaucratic organization of Islam by the secular Turkish state and its management of overseas religious organizations. The paper also reflects on the way the homogenizing of transnational public policy on managing Islam and Muslims coming out of the EU often misrecognises the nature of Islam and Muslim communities in other countries. --- - - . - - . - . - - .
How Drugs Modify The Micturition Reflex: A Review
Jack Humphrey
Opticon1826 , 2012, DOI: 10.5334/opt.121204
Abstract: Micturition is the process of expelling urine from the body via the bladder and urethra. Disorders of micturition such as Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence affect many people and the first-line treatment is drug therapy. In this review the current standard drugs, anti-muscarinics, are critically assessed against newer drugs and drug targets, some of which are still in experimental stages.
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