Prof. Bernard Kofi Baiden

Associate Professor


Dept: Construction Technology and Management
Room TF-02
Postgraduate Block
Faculty of Built Environment

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Associate Professor of Construction Project Delivery with 25 years of industry experience in management of construction projects and 23 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 19thJanuary 1998, a Senior Lecturer in Construction Technology and Management in 1st October 2007 and Associate Professor in Construction Project Delivery in 1st August 2015.

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.

University administrative positions held include: Dean, KNUST School of Business, Head of Department of Building Technology; Postgraduate Studies Coordinator; Construction Technology and Management Programme Coordinator at the Institute for Distance Learning; Departmental Examinations officer; Faculty Examinations Officer; Workshops and Seminar Convener. Currently Head, Department of Construction Technology and Management. 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.

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.

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.

Author of 1 book, 32 peer-reviewed international journal publications and 14 conference proceedings on benchmarking, procurement, construction materials and project management. Winner of 2008 and 2018 Emerald Awards for publication on Liquidated and Ascertained Damages (LAD) in Ghanaian construction contracts and Financial Distress and Highway Infrastructure Delays. Has supervised/examined six (6) PhD. Referee/Reviewer for top ranked academic journals and member of 5 conference scientific committees. Currently supervising six (6) PhD research students.


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