Prof. Divine Kwaku Ahadzie

Professor


Dept: Centre for Settlement Studies
Centre for Settlements Studies
Faculty of Built Environment
College of Art and Built Environment
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

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Research Areas/Interests

Housing Construction and Management Project Management Flood Risk Management Construction Skills Development Property Research...~more


Achievements

Winner of the 2020 Emerald Real Impact Award

I have contributed immensely to construction project management knowledge in Ghana and the world-over and my publications are highly cited in google scholar and

I significantly initiated and contributed in running three major short courses for Centre for Settlement Studies from 2008 to 2010. These short courses on Research Methodology and Building Regulation & Environmental Management generated over 20,000 Ghana Cedis as earnings for the Centre. Revenue generated from these workshops were used in procuring a loptop and LCD projector for the Centre for Settlements Studies

As Conference Manager, I played a major role in facilitating the College of Art and Built Environment to hold the 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA). The Conference which is now in its sixth year of running has now developed into an African regional conference with Universities in South Africa and Nigeria on Board.

In 2009, I developed a prototype of the traditional Burglar Louvre window which has a means of escape in the event of fire or emergencies. This event was captured by the University Relations Office (URO) (KNUST) at an exhibition in 2009.

In 2009, I observed that the experimental timber bridge on the road leading to the faculty area was sagging and likely to collapse. I made a report to the then Pro Vice-chancellor to that effect and advice that a report should be made to the Development Office (KNUST). The Development office cordon the bridge and within two weeks, it collapse on its own weight. This intervention by me saved the University any potential embarrassment as pedestrians were still using the bridge prior to my intervention.

In, 2015, I made an observation to the Graduate School regarding the need to review the criteria to assess postgraduate programmes especially PhD assessment. On this observation, a committee was put in place to achieve same and my understanding is that, a new criteria has been developed and would be implemented from 2016/2017 academic year.

Again, in 2015, I teamed up with my year mates of the graduating class of Building Technology 1990 to donate a set of books worth 3000 Ghana cedis to the Department of Building of Building Technology, KNUST

 

Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Housing (UK)

Member, Ghana Institute of Construction

 


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