Dr. Eric Kwame Simpeh

Research Fellow

Dept: Centre for Settlement Studies


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Dr. Eric Kwame Simpeh is a construction educator whose research interest is in the area of Sustainable Construction, Lean construction, Construction Education, and construction innovation.

Eric has worked in industry and academia for 6 and over 8 years, respectively. Eric gained construction industry experience as a Site Engineer at Nimo Construction and Trading Enterprise Limited from 2003 to 2006. In addition, from June 2006 to December 2008, he worked as a Site Engineer / Junior Quantity Surveyor with Global Construction (Pty) Limited in Namibia. In terms of teaching experience in higher education institutions, Eric formerly served as a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) from 2013 until 2020. He taught Advanced Strategic Management, Strategic Risk Management, Quantity Surveying, Sustainable Construction Methods, Building Services, Construction Materials, and Construction Technology at CPUT. Eric has been the supervisor of several master's theses and undergraduate treatises. He has also served as an external examiner for a number of South African universities, evaluating doctorate dissertations and master's theses.

Dr. Simpeh is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Settlements Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He also teaches Pre-Contract Planning and Control, Contract Planning and Control, and Sustainable Construction as a service lecturer at the Department of Construction Technology and Management.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. He also holds a Ph.D. in Construction Management from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.  Dr. Simpeh’s specialization at the master’s degree level was in the area of Lean Construction whereas his doctoral research focused on Sustainable Construction with the scope being in the area of green building.


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