Mr Bernard Tuffour Atuahene

Mr Bernard Tuffour Atuahene

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Bernard Tuffour Atuahene holds MPhil., BSc (Hons) in Construction Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He practiced as a part-time Quantity Surveyor and Graduate Assistant after graduating from his undergraduate program. His Masters research focused on Organizational Culture in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. Bernard joins the following professional bodies:

  • Student Member, Australian Institute of Building
  • Corporate Member, Ghana Institute of Construction

He is currently a Casual Academic and PhD researcher, investigating the application of big data in the construction process.

He has four conference and two journal publications in the areas of big data, organizational culture, building material, client-contractor relationship and disability friendly infrastructure.


Keywords

  • Big Data
  • Construction Management
  • Organizational culture
  • Qualitative Research

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Akan (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified 30
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning 30
150307 Innovation and Technology Management 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
6/2/2018 - 30/4/2018 Casual Academic - Research Assistant

Research Assistant for a grant funded project

School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Australia
18/8/2014 - 30/6/2016 Graduate Assistant

Lecture RE 156: Building Components and Finishes (January 2016 to May 2016)

Assisted final year undergraduate students in writing their thesis.

Assisted in teaching and marking of the following courses (August 2014 - May 2016):

  1. Introduction to Construction Management
  2. Introduction to Materials and Construction
  3. Concrete Technology
  4. Components and Finishes

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Department of Building Technology
Ghana

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/8/2013 - 31/3/2017 Assistant Quantity Surveyor (Part Time) Twinbrook Consult
Ghana
6/2/2019 - 19/4/2019 Casual Administrative Assistant

Designed and developed assessment instrument for HDR survey in the School of Architecture and Built Environment

Analyzed the response from HDRs

School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle | Australia
Australia
18/8/2014 - 31/3/2017 Postgraduate Programs Assistant Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Department of Building Technology
Ghana

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/9/2013 - 31/7/2014 Teaching Assistant

Assisted final year undergraduate students in writing their dissertation.

Assisted in the lecturing and marking of the following courses:

  1. Strength of Materials I &II
  2. Deflection of Beams and Columns
  3. Timber Technology
  4. Elements of Buildings
  5. Quantitative Techniques in Management
  6. Project Cost Management
  7. Plant Management

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Department of Building Technology
Ghana

Awards

Scholarship

Year Award
2017 UNIPRS (Tuition Fees)
The University of Newcastle
2017 UNRS Central Scholarship
The University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ARBE1305 Construction Technology, Sequencing and Representation
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Casual Academic (Marker and Tutor)
Tutor and Marker 16/7/2018 - 28/12/2018
ARBE1305 Construction Technology, Sequencing and Representation
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Casual Academic (Marker)
Marker 1/8/2017 - 29/12/2017
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Atuahene BT, Baiden BK, 'Organizational culture of Ghanaian construction firms', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, 18 177-188 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2017.1301043
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2018 Baiden BK, Agyekum K, Atuahene BT, 'Client-contractor relations on construction projects in Ghana', International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 10 333-351 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1504/IJPOM.2018.095291
2016 Acheampong A, Atuahene BT, Ayarkwa J, 'Occupants' Satisfaction with Burnt Clay Brick (BCB) Buildings in Ghana', International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology Research, 4 140-149 (2016)

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Atuahene BT, Kanjanabootra S, Gajendran T, 'Towards an integrated framework of big data capabilities in the construction industry: A systematic literature review', Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2018, Belfast, Ireland (2018) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Thayaparan Gajendran
2017 Danso AK, Atuahene B, Agyekum K, 'ASSESSING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF BUILT INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: A CASE OF THE SOFOLINE INTERCHANGE', Assessing the Accessibility of Built Infrastructure Facilities for Persons with Disabilities: A Case of the Sofoline Interchange, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana (2017)
2017 Atuahene BT, Baiden BK, Agyekum K, 'Factors Affecting Client - Contractor Relationship in the Ghanaian Construction Industry', Conference Proceedings ICIDA 2017 - 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, Kumasi - Ghana (2017)
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Mr Bernard Tuffour Atuahene

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