Prof Andam was born at Ekumfi Atakwaa on December 15 1946 and attended Ghana Secondary Technical School at Takoradi and later Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read Civil Engineering.
He obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD) Division at the University of Newcastle, Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Prof Andam took up appointment as a lecturer with KNUST and was promoted a senior lecturer in 1985, an associate professor in 1992 and a full professor in 1997.
He was a prolific writer who had over 100 science books and papers to his credit. Prof Andam held many positions in and outside the country and was the seventh Vice-Chancellor of KNUST. Prof Andam who held the post of Vice Chancellor from 2002 to 2006, died at the 37 Military Hospital on December 14 2007, after a short illness.