• About the journal

    The Journal of Construction and Built Environment (JCBE) is a galactic periodical dedicated to the discussing of innovations, processes and developments in the construction industry and their effects on the built environment. JCBE is an acronym for advanced knowledge in construction, imbued with the attributes of high quality, theoretical, analytical and empirical research produced by researchers, practitioners, industry specialist and all players in the construction, architecture, engineering and design.

    JCBE is an interdisciplinary platform for critically engaging in topics encompassing the ancient and modern methods of materials management, building technology, engineering, information science, construction education, building economics, global supply chain networks, procurement and risk management, project integration and sustainability. JCBE is interested in high level research on all matters relevant to the enhancement of knowledge of construction and the built environment.

    This journal is a manual for excellence in editing and publishing, offering flexible styles and different menus for articles, notes, comments, policy briefs, book reviews,multimedia content, technology updates and forecasts.

    Papers for consideration must meet three fundamental criteria:

    1. (a) The motivation should be clear and compelling, typically including a clearly specified research question and a statement as to why this question is interesting. However, a paper whose primary motivation is to synthesise or even survey earlier work might also be publishable.

    2. (b) The analysis should be correct and should be appropriately rigorous given the research question using the most up to date tools and methods.

    3. (c) The research should be intelectually stilmuating, and advance the course of knowledge in the field of construction and the built environment and how that is linked to other sectors of the economy.

  • We publish research on all matters of construction and non-construction. We are committed to the highest standards of global editing and publishing by providing alternative avenues for self expression. There is no blind review. Peer to peer review is encouraged but not mandatory.

    . The Editor-in-Chief screens all papers that are submitted to ensure that aretilces are in accord with high writing standards involving the use of suitable analytical tools, and in-depth analyses. By submitteing an article for consideration in this journal, authors have tacitly agreed to give the best of their efforts in the article writing and publishing spheres.

    Final responsibility for the selection and acceptance of articles rests with the Editor-in-Chief, or a person acting with those powers. Submission of an article to the journal indicates formal acceptance by the author(s) of these editorial procedures.


    Imhotep Paul Alagidede, School of Meta Engineering and Construction, Nile Valley Multiversity, Bono East, Techiman, Ghana; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
    Email: Imhotep.alagidede@wits.ac.za or alagidede@gmail.com


    Prof. Mohammad Arif Kamal, Department of Architecture, Aligarh Muslim University, India
    Email: architectarif@gmail.com

    Albert Duodu, Department of Economics, Lund University, Sweden. Ghana.
    Email: albert.duodu@nek.lu.se


    Prof. Daniel Irurah, School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

    Prof Martin Morgan Tuuli, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

    Dr. Callistus Tengan, Department of Building Technology, Bolgatanga Technical University, Ghana

  • The Journal of Construction and Built Environment does not charge submission, page and publishing fees. This is a service aimed at promoting good quality decentralised and inclusive academic and professional publishing.