Prof. Bernard Kofi Baiden


Dept: Construction Technology and Management
Room TF-03
Postgraduate/Professorial Block
Faculty of Built Environment

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Professor of Construction Project Delivery with 28 years of industry experience in management of construction projects and 24 years’ construction management, technology, innovations and industry-focused research and university teaching experience. Obtained BSc in Building Technology in 1993, MSc (Engineering) in Construction Management and Engineering in 1997 and PhD in Construction Management in 2006.

Worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Building Technology, KNUST, Kumasi from 1993 to 1994 and Project Engineer with an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management contractor, Minproc Engineers from 1994 to 1996. Became a Lecturer in Construction Management at KNUST in January 1998, a Senior Lecturer in Construction Technology and Management in October 2007, Associate Professor of Construction Project Delivery in August 2015 and Professor of Construction Project Delivery since August 2020.

Research focus and supervision in construction/project management, contract administration innovations, project delivery performance, building and construction materials and teaching in construction technology and management-based courses. Author of 51 scholarly publications comprising 1 book and 1 book chapter, 35 peer-reviewed international journal publications and 14 conference proceedings on benchmarking, procurement, construction materials and project management. Winner of 2008 and 2018 Emerald Literati Awards . 

Excellent leadership skill based on an inclusive approach, free flow and exchange of pertinent information, motivation of staff, fair treatment and equal opportunities for progress and promotion in a collaborative work environment and friendly atmosphere. Highest University administrative positions held include: Head, Department of Construction Technology and Management.Dean, KNUST School of Business, Head of Department of Building Technology and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator. Membership of Academic, Collage and Faculty Boards, Council, University, College and Faculty Level Committees and Sub-Committee. Moderation of programmes and courses at affiliated Universities and Polytechnics and Assessment of promotions to academic positions.

Highly effective in attracting funding and sponsorship of academic-related activities and efficient in revenue management with the skills and abilities for a balanced and judicious use of funds leading to improved value for money.  Generated GHc30m ($7m) over 4 years from postgraduate fee-paying programmes at KNUST School of Business (1 year) and Department of Construction Technology and Management (3 years). Grant of $178K for a 2-year IFC corporate governance capacity building for KNUST School of Business. Financial Resource Mobilisation of $139K for various purchases and assistants to students and university.


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