Dr. Bernard Martin Arthur-Aidoo

Dr. Bernard Martin Arthur-Aidoo

Head of Department, Building Technology

Dr. Bernard Martin Arthur-Aidoo is a Senior Lecturer PhD and the current Head of Building Technology Department in the Faculty Built Environment. Dr. Arthur-Aidoo holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management (Construction) (2006) and a PhD in Engineering Management (2017) from the University of Westminster in the UK and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa respectively. He started his academic career as a Part-Time Lecturer at the Department of Building Technology during the era of the then polytechnic system in 2007/2008
academic year.

Dr. Arthur-Aidoo in the year 2010 took full-time employment and was teaching undergraduate students’ modules including measurement of building works, contract administration, building management and research methodology. In addition, Dr. Arthur-Aidoo has over the years developed a unique interest in building management and human resource management relative to the construction industry.

During the past three years since his doctoral graduation, Dr. Arthur-Aidoo has authored and co-authored several articles. Dr. Arthur-Aidoo is a multi-disciplinary built environment researcher in-growth of small and medium-sized construction firms. Further, his additional specialities include quantity surveying, project management, and proposal development for small and medium-sized firms.

He has successfully supervised and graduated over 20 HND students, with a postgraduate co-supervised (3) Master’s students and one (1) PhD students from the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Arthur-Aidoo is a reviewer of two globally recognised construction journal and an international scientific committee member to several construction conferences.

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS

1. Arthur-Aidoo, B. M., C.O. Aigbavboa & W.D. Thwala (2018) Exploratory factor analysis on drivers of firm’s growth among construction SMEs in Ghana, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 10:1, 20-27.

2. Arthur-Aidoo, B. M., Aigbavoa, C.O. & Thwala, W.D. (2017). Evaluating Entrepreneurial features of the firm’s growth using confirmatory factor analysis, Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, (9)3, 171-179.

3. Arthur-Aidoo, B. M., Aigbavoa, C.O. & Thwala, W.D. (2017). Enhancing SMEs growth through stakeholders‟ involvement perspective of construction firms. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, (At Press).

4. Arthur-Aidoo, B.M., Kportufe, S.G. & Yeboah, P. (2014) Assessing the potential hazards of demolishing operation. Journal of Civil and Environment Research ISSN (Online) 2225-0514

5. Kportufe, S. G and Arthur-Aidoo, B.M. (2014) Health and safety implication of demolition in Ghana. Journal of Civil and Environment Research ISSN (Online) 2225-0514

6. Okae-Adow, M., Allotey, S.E. & Arthur-Aidoo, B.M (2014) The impact of Construction innovation in the Construction industry. Journal of Civil and Environment Research ISSN (Online) 2225-0514 Conference Publication

 CONFERENCE 

1. E. K. Simpeh, B.M. Arthur-Aidoo, M. Okae-Adow, S. Allotey (2014). Analysis of causes of Non-Value Adding Activities associated with Rework in the Ghanaian Construction industry: A case study in Accra. Proceedings of ICEC 2014 Conference, Milan, Italy, 20th – 22nd October 2014.

2. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Aigbavboa, C.O. & Thwala W.D. Exploring the Role of Human Relations in Enhancing Productivity on Construction Projects, Proceedings 6th International conference on engineering, project, and production management. 2-4 September 2015 in Australia,

3. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2015) Barriers to implementation of construction innovation and measures of mitigating these barriers In Laryea, S. and Leiringer R. (Eds) Proceedings 6th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 10th – 12th August 2015, Accra, Ghana, 183-192.

4. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W.D. (2015), The Extent to which Human Relations in the Construction industry Contribute to Productivity Conference Proceedings in Salford University UK.

5. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. and Thwala W. D. (2015), Project Management: Perspective of small and medium-sized construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Development and investment in infrastructure for Africa, (DII2015) 16th – 18th September, Livingston Zamia.

6. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Aigbavboa C. O. & Thwala W. D. (2015), Project Communication within Small and Medium-sized Construction firms. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment, 12-14 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

7. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2015), Built environment and innovation: the way forward, ARCA, Conference Proceedings in Ibadan Nigeria.,

8. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2015) Higher education student perspective on the teaching of research methodology: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA) Conference, Kumasi, Ghana.

9. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Aigbavboa C. O. & Thwala W. D. (2015) Organic growth of small and medium-sized firms: the perspective of the Ghanaian construction industry, Proceedings of 4th Construction Management conference, Port Elizabeth, 30th Nov – 01 Dec 2015, South Africa.

10. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C. O. & Thwala W. D. (2015) Framework For Growth Of Small And Medium-Size Construction Firms: A Literature Review. Proceedings of CID, 2015 Conference, 23rd – 25th November 2015 London South Bank University, London, UK

11. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C. O. and Thwala W. D. (2015), Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM), 23rd – 25th October 2015, Hangzhou, China

12. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C. O. & Thwala W. D. (2016), Assessment of Growth Challenges among Small and Medium-Sized Construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of CIDB 9th Postgraduate conference, 2-4 February 2016 Cape Town, South Africa.

13. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W.D. (2016), Exploring growth gaps among Small and Medium-size Construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of 4th International Conference Socio-economic Researchers (ICSR), May 27th – 29th 2016, Zlatibor, Serbia

14. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2016), Conceptualizing growth of small and medium-sized construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of 4th International Conference Socio-economic Researchers (ICSR), May 27th – 29th 2016, Zlatibor, Serbia

15. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2016), Attitudes of owners which impede firm’s growth: A case of small and medium-sized construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of Creative Construction Conference 2016, 24th – 28th June 2016 Sopron, Hungary.

16. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Aigbavboa C.O. & Thwala W. D. (2016), Project Management: Perspective of small and medium-sized construction firms in Ghana, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Development and investment in infrastructure for Africa, (DII 2016) 30th – 2nd September, Livingston Zamia.

17. Arthur-Aidoo B.M., Ansary, N. & Aigbavboa C.O. (2016) Challenges Involved in the Implementation of Building Control Regulations: A Case of Kpeshie Sub-Metro District Assembly In Ghana” The 5th Applied Research Conference in Africa, 25th to 27th August 2016 Cape Coast, Ghana.

18. Arthur-Aidoo B. M., Ansary, N. & Aigbavboa C.O. (2016) Assessing the Strength and Weakness of the Ghanaian Construction Industry, International Structural Engineering and Construction Society ASEA-SEC-03 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Oct 31-Nov 4.