Ing. Surv. Professor Anthony Kwame Danso started his career at KNUST as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Building Technology in October 1989 after graduating on top of his class in Building Technology. He branched into Civil Engineering and obtained MPhil. in Civil Engineering in 1994 at KNUST after which he received British Council Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue a split PhD. Programme in Civil Engineering at KNUST and Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and completed the programme in 2006.
He was appointed Lecturer at the Department of Building Technology in January 1995 and rose to the position of a Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Associate Professor in 2017. He has taught a wide range of courses such as Construction Site Administration, Strength of Materials, Theory of Structures, Building Materials, Building Services, Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements, Concrete Technology, Building Economics, Civil Engineering Construction, Laboratory Practice and Construction Site Administration at both the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate levels. Professor Danso has supervised research students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Construction, Procurement and Project Management, Building Services, Construction Materials, Accessibility to the Built Environment by Persons with Disabilities and has completed supervision of 2 PhD, over 60 MSc/MPhil Dissertations and over 250 BSc. research projects. His main research focus is in Structures, Building Services, Construction Materials and Accessibility to the Built Environment by Persons with Disabilities. From his research work, he has written 1 Textbook, published 21 papers in refereed journals and 15 articles in refereed conference proceedings. He has served as Internal and External Examiner for over 50 MSc/MPhil and 1 PhD Dissertations. Administrative positions held by Professor Danso include Director/Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Programmes, Departmental Examination Officer, Coordinator of Quantity Surveying and Building Economics Programme, Patron of Building Technology Students Society and Chairman of various Committees of his Department, Faculty and College.
To apply the theory taught in the classroom to practice, he has worked extensively in the construction industry in Ghana as a Consultant in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management for over 30 years and worked on projects funded or sponsored by a number of reputable organizations such as The World Bank, The European Union, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), selected District Assemblies in Ghana, Ghana Water Company (Community Water and Sanitation Division), Electricity Corporation of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Roads and Highways, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Kumasi Technical University, Guinness Ghana Limited etc. On these projects, he offered technical advice, produced reports, designed and supervised some projects, provided cost estimates, cost planning and appraisal. He is a fellow of Ghana Institution of Surveyors, a member of Ghana Institution of Engineers, the Honorary Treasurer of the Ghana Institute of Building and has also managed a Class One Building/Civil Engineering and Road construction firm for over 20 years.