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Emmanuel Manu

Emmanuel Manu

Associate Professor

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Construction Management

Role

Dr Manu is an Associate Professor in Quantity Surveying and Project Management at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. His teaching duties are in the areas of project initiation, procurement and cost studies, contract administration and contract practice. He also supervises PhD research projects and has examined doctoral thesis in other universities. He engages in research consultancy, both in the UK and internationally. He is a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University, Dr Manu worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer (Part-time) at the University of Wolverhampton. He has previously worked in private practice as a Quantity Surveyor, where he developed expertise in contract administration, procurement and tendering and cost management.

Research areas

Dr Manu’s research interest cover the following areas:

  • Construction Supply Chain Management
  • Circular Economy in the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Procurement and Social Value
  • Smart and Digital Processes for Performance Improvements

He has recently collaborated with industry partners to lead a successful research and consultancy project totalling circa £0.9m. This project focuses on supply chain performance improvement through procurement. Some of his previously completed research projects include the INTERREG IVB NW Europe funded C2CBIZZ project totalling circa €9M (2011 – 2015). This project focused on implementing Cradle to Cradle® principles (sustainability paradigm) in the built environment.

Dr Manu’s research has resulted in publications that include technical reports, chapters in books, and refereed articles in conference proceedings and journals. The journals he has published in include highly ranked journals such as the International Journal of Project Management, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Construction Innovation, Construction Economics and Building (formerly known as the Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building). In 2016, he received the Wiley Blackwell best technical paper award at the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference.

External activity

  • Member of Scientific Committee - Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM); Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) Conference, Abuja, Nigeria, 21-23 April 2016.
  • External Examiner, MSc Construction Science & Management, University of Lincoln, UK.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Project Management; Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; ICE Management, Procurement and Law Journal; Journal of Facilities Management; International Journal of Construction Management.

Sponsors and collaborators

Previous Collaborators

  • Morgan Sindall Construction
  • Lille Metropole, France
  • Constructing Excellence
  • CITB

Publications

  • Manu, E., and Knight, A. (2020) Understanding supply chain management from a main contractor’s perspective, In: Successful Construction Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Case Studies, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 251 – 270.
  • J Akotia, E Manu, A Opoku, E Sackey (2020) The role of built environment practitioners in driving the socio-economic sustainability aspects of sustainable regeneration, Construction Economics and Building 20 (2), pp. 89-108
  • Mahamadu, A.-M., Mahdjoubi, L., Booth, C., Manu, P., Manu E. (2019) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Delivery Success on Construction Projects: The Importance of Capability Attributes, Construction Innovation 19 (2), pp. 170-192
  • Ahmed S.N, Pasquire C., and Manu, E. (2019). Exploratory Study of Costing Collaboratively in the UK Construction Industry. In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), Pasquire C. and Hamzeh F.R. (ed.), Dublin, Ireland, pp. 1163-1174
  • Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E., Fullen, M., Bentrar, J., Cousin, A., Lewald, O. (2018) Implementation of Cradle to Cradle diversity principles in business site development schemes, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.
  • Sarhan, S., Pasquire, C., King, A.P., Manu, E. (2018) Institutional Waste Within the UK Construction Procurement Context: A Conceptual Framework, Engineering Project Organization Journal, vol. 8, pp. 36-64
  • Ahmed S.N, Pasquire C., and Manu, E. (2018). “Positioning Quantity Surveyors in a Collaborative Production System” In: RICS COBRA 2018: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS HQ, London, 23-24 April 2018. London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Ahmed S.N, Pasquire C., and Manu, E. (2018). “Evaluating why quantity surveyors’ conflict with collaborative project delivery system” In: Proc. 26th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), González, V.A. (ed.), Chennai, India, pp. 1272–1282.
  • Sarhan, S., Pasquire, C., Manu, E. King, A.P., (2017) Contractual governance: A source of institutional waste in construction, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 10 (3). ISSN 1753-8378
  • Manu, P., Gibb, A., Manu, E., Bell, N., Allen, C. (2017) The role of human values in behavioral safety, ICE Management, Procurement and Law.
  • Manu, E, Ankrah, N, Chinyio, E A and Proverbs, D (2016) Functional Consequences of Trust in the Construction Supply Chain: A Multi-Dimensional View. In: P W Chan and C J Neilson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol 2, 931-940. [received the Wiley Blackwell best technical paper award].
  • Sarhan, S., Pasquire, C., King, A.P., Manu, E. (2016) Are Tier One Contractors Making Their Money Out of Wasteful Procurement Arrangements? Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC-18th to 24th July 2016 - Boston, USA.
  • 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 Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 1495–1508
  • Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E. Booth, C.A. (2015) Cradle to cradle in business sites and the perspectives of tenant stakeholders, Procedia Energy, Vol. 83, pp. 31-40
  • Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E., Hammond, F.N., Awuah, K.G.B., Tannahill, K. (2013) Beyond sustainable buildings: Eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness through cradle-to-cradle design, Sustainable Building Conference 2013, 3-5 July 2013, Coventry, U.K.
  • Ankrah, N.A., Manu, E. (2013) Towards a framework for investigating socio-cultural barriers to cradle-to-cradle principles in business park developments, Sustainable Building Conference 2013, 3-5 July 2013, Coventry, U.K.
  • Manu, E; Ankrah, N.A., Proverbs, D.G., Chinyio, E. (2013) A cognitive approach to trust management in construction, Proceedings of the ICE – Management, Procurement and Law, Vol. 166, Issue 5, pp. 232 – 239.
  • Manu, E., Ankrah, N.A., Chinyio, E. and Proverbs, D.G., (2012). Influence of the macro-economy on trust in construction supply chains. In: S.D. Smith, ed., Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, Edinburgh, 3-5 September 2012. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), pp. 665-674. ISBN 9780955239069
  • Manu, E., Ankrah, N.A., Chinyio, E. and Proverbs, D.G., (2011). Control influence on trust and relational governance in the client-contractor dyad. In: C. Egbu and E.C.W. Lou, eds., Proceedings of the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, Bristol, 5-7 September 2011. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), pp. 455-463. ISBN 9780955239052

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Press expertise

  • Construction Procurement
  • Construction Supply Chain Management
  • Circular Economy in the Built Environment
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Cost Management

Course(s) I teach on

  • MSc Civil Engineering stock
    Postgraduate taught / Professional | Full-time / Part-time | 2020

    https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/architecture-design-built-environment/pg/2020-21/quantity-surveying

  • MSc Project Management (Construction)
    Postgraduate taught / Professional | Full-time / Part-time | 2020

    https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/architecture-design-built-environment/pg/2020-21/project-management-construction

  • Jet Yaw Chong
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2020

    https://www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses/courses/find-your-course/architecture-design-built-environment/ug/2020-21/bsc-hons-quantity-surveying-and-commercial-management