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Mr. Jacob Yaw Afrim


Jacob joined the Department of Architecture (DoA) in 2007 as a lecturer. Examinations Officer of the Department from August 2010 thru July 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Services (Mechanical) Engineer-ing  and Masters of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems, both from London South Bank University, UK. Certification: Environmental Protection Agent (EPA) from Mainstream Engineering, Florida, USA; Automatic Computer Aided Design & Drafting (Advanced, 3D) from Houston College, USA; Installation Techniques in Buildings from SOI, Holland; Health & Safety in Building Construction and Services from Instant Muscle Consultancy, London, England, UK.


CIBSE – Member, Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers, UK

ASHRAE – Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration And Air-conditioning Engineers, USA

AEE – American Energy Engineers, USA


  • Building Services: Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning, Cooling and Equipment selection
  • Energy Utilization and Savings: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Combined Heat and Power
  • Domestic Water Systems: Cold and Hot water supply, Sanitation and Drainage system
  • Water Services in communities and buildings (Design and Installations)
  • Installation Techniques (Design, Draw and Install) for various disciplines
  • System controls and Fire Protection systems
  • Computer Applications in the Built Environment: AutoCAD and Architectural Design Studio (Rural and Urban)


  • Building Services Industry (Education and Building Projects)
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Health and Safety  and Environment (Construction and Built Area)
  • Water, Sanitation and Waste Disposal (Education and Training)
  • Building Science (Material and Equipment)

Major Projects Executed

  • HVAC Design/Estimator - Residential and Commercial Buildings,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Engineer - Educational and Commercial Buildings, Harringtons Design-Build Engineering, UK
  • Project Officer - Residential and Educational, JACCO Engineering Services, Houston, USA;


Jacob Yaw Afrim  (MSc, BSc, CIBSE, ASHRAE, AEE)

Department of Architecture

College of Art and Built Environment

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana

E-mail:  afrimjy @,

Mob: +233(20)6260954