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Professor George Ofori

Professor George Ofori

oforig3@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0854-366X

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My PhD and DSc degrees are from the University of London. I am a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellow of three professional institutions. I worked at the National University of Singapore in 1983 to 2017. At LSBU, I was the Director of Research and Enterprise of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture (2017-19); and became the school's Dean in 2019. I am a consultant and adviser to governments and international agencies on construction industry; Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative; and member of the Board of Trustees of Engineers Against Poverty.

My main areas of research are: Construction industry development; Professionalism and ethics in construction; Sustainable construction, focusing on Construction and the Sustainable Development Goals; and Leadership development in construction.

Courses taught

Construction Management - BSc (Hons)

Construction Project Management - MSc

Quantity Surveying - MSc / PgDip

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Tuschat SuriyachatAgeing in Cities: The role of Perception and Public Green Space in the Delivery of Design for WellBeing in Kingston upon ThamesPhD
Miss Bharathi RamachandranDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Rafiu Dimeji SeiduDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Itua Cyril OmokhomionCorporate Governance, Investment decision-making and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) performancePhD
Ms Buddhinie Kaushalya Ubesingha ArachchigeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Onur OzkayaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Mehdi ShahparvariDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Buddhinie Kaushalya Ubesingha ArachchigeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Mohamed Ahmed Nabawy Mohamed IbrahimRisk Management in Construction of Megahousing Projects in EgyptPhD
Mr Tariq UmarImproving Safety Performance in the Construction Industry in OmanPhD
Mr Uzonna OnyiaImproving the supervisory and managerial skills and competences required in construction management in NigeriaPhD
B.Sc.(Building Technology) Quantity Surveying Option.

University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

1971
1975
MSc (Architecture) in Building Economics and Management.

University of London.

1976
1977
PhD

University of London.

1977
1981
DSc

University of London.

1997
1998
Fellow

Chartered Institute of Building

2002
Fellow

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

2000
Fellow

Society of Project Managers, Singapore.

2003
Accredited Project Manager

Building and Construction Authority, Singapore.

2022
Senior Quantity Surveyor
G.A. Takyi and Partners, Accra, Ghana.

Measurement of building works; preparation of project financial reports; preparation of payment certificates.

1981
1983
Commercial/industry
Professor
National University of Singapore

Teaching and research.

1983
2017
Education
Teaching Assistant
University of Science and Technology

Teaching various modules on B.Sc.(Building Technology) course.

1975
1976
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Builders and Woodworkers International (BWI)2021DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING SESSION GUIDES FOR BWI Co-Investigator
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)2019RICs CPDPrincipal Investigator
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
2005
Chartered Institute of Building
2005
Society of Project Management
2007

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2000

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2000

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2005
Acta Structilia

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2010

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2010

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2010
NICMAR Journal of Construction Management

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2000
Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2015
Malaysian Construction Research Journal

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2012
Organization, Technology and Management in Construction

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2020
Journal of Construction Business and Management

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2016
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Leadership in Industry Development (Jul 2017)

Ghana Institute of Construction


Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award (Sep 2021)

Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry

Awarded by the Vice President of Ghana at the Ghana Construction Excellence Awards 2020-21.


Special Recognition for International Collaboration (Oct 2019)

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Awarded at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony of University of Zagreb for collaboration with, and promotion of the Department of Civil Engineering at that university.


Reach and Impact

Dec 2017

In 2016-17, I was requested to review book proposals for these publishers:

Elsevier Science, UK

Taylor & Francis Group, UK

Wiley-Blackwell, UK.

In July 2017, I was appointed a Member of the Editorial Board of the book series on "Management in the Built Environment".


Jun 2016 - Jun 2017

In 2016-17, I undertook the following assessments of academic staff members for some universities including:

Promotion to Associate Professor, University of Malaya, June 2016.

Promotion to Chair Professor, the University of Hong Kong, August 2016.

Promotion to Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, August 2016.

Promotion to Senior Teaching Fellow, Hong Kong City University, November 2016.

Promotion to Full Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, December 2016.

Promotion to Associate Professor, International Islamic University of Malaysia, March 2017.

Promotion to Associate Professor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, April 2017.

Grant of Tenure to Associate Professor, the University of Hong Kong, June 2017.


Feb 2019

Invited to attend the Expert Group Discussion of Invited Independent Commission on Aid Impact's DFID Infrastructure Review on 11 February 2019.


Oct 2019

Invitation of DFID to contribute to a Discussion of the Role of the International Development Infrastructure Commission, 25 October 2019.


Success Factors in Mega Infrastructure Projects (MIPs): Developing Nation’s Perspectives
Seidu, R.D, Ayinla, K., Adham Shady, Young, B., Ofori, G. and Ebohon, O. (2022). Success Factors in Mega Infrastructure Projects (MIPs): Developing Nation’s Perspectives. CIB World Building Congress 2022. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 27 - 30 Jun 2022

Complexities Inherent in Mega Infrastructure: The Challenges of Accurate Estimating.
Seidu, R.D, Ebohon, O., Kangwa, J., Ofori, G. and Young, B. (2021). Complexities Inherent in Mega Infrastructure: The Challenges of Accurate Estimating. Proceedings of Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE) on Uncertainties in the Built Environment: How can we build a resilient future in the new normal?. . LSBU, London. UK 21 - 23 Nov 2021

Professionalism in built environment research: beyond integrity and good practice
Ofori, G. (2021). Professionalism in built environment research: beyond integrity and good practice. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-02-2020-0118

Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry.
Seidu, R.D, Young, B.E, Eddman, K.L, Ebohon, O.J and Ofori, G. (2021). Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer. 174 (3), pp. 144-154. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.20.00018

Initiatives that enable Singapore contractors to improve construction productivity
Ofori, G., Zhe, Z. and Ling, F.Y.Y. (2021). Initiatives that enable Singapore contractors to improve construction productivity. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-11-2020-0175

Exploring safety climate factors in construction
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M.S., Saidani, M. and Opoku, A. (2021). Exploring safety climate factors in construction. International Journal of Applied Management Science. 13 (2), pp. 95-123. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJAMS.2021.116500

Risk identification framework in the construction of Egyptian mega housing projects
Ibrahim, M., Ofori, G., Morcos, M. and Egbu, C. (2020). Risk identification framework in the construction of Egyptian mega housing projects. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2020.09.016

Key barriers to increase construction productivity: the Singapore case
Ofori, G., Zhang, Z. and Ling, F.Y. Y. (2020). Key barriers to increase construction productivity: the Singapore case. International Journal of Construction Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1819521

UAE’s commitment towards UN Sustainable Development Goals
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M.S., Saidani, M., Shibani, A., Opoku, A., Gupta, N. and Goh, K. (2020). UAE’s commitment towards UN Sustainable Development Goals. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability. 173 (7), pp. 325-343. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.19.00036

Risk Management in Construction of Megahousing Projects in Egypt
Ibrahim, M., Ofori, G. and Morcos, M. (2020). Risk Management in Construction of Megahousing Projects in Egypt. London Doctoral Academy Postgraduate Research Summer School 2020. Online 06 - 09 Jul 2020 London South Bank University.

A Conceptual Risk Management Framework in the Construction of Mega Housing Projects in Egypt
Ibrahim, M., Ofori, G., Morcos, M. and Egbu, C. (2020). A Conceptual Risk Management Framework in the Construction of Mega Housing Projects in Egypt. Urban Regeneration. University of East London - UK

High fatalities risk found in Gulf construction
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M.S., Saidani, M. and Opuku, A. (2020). High fatalities risk found in Gulf construction. International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics. 1 (4). https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSRECE.2019.106544

Professionalism of the built environment researcher
Ofori, G. (2019). Professionalism of the built environment researcher. Future Trends in Civil Engineering 2019. Zagreb, Croatia 17 - 17 Oct 2019

Challenges towards renewable energy: an exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region
Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M.S., Saidani, M. and Opoku, A. (2020). Challenges towards renewable energy: an exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy. 173 (2), pp. 68-80. https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.19.00034

Using Prefabricated Building to Address Housing Needs in Libya: A Study based on Local Expert Perspectives
El-Abidid, K.M.A., Ofori, G., Zakaria, S.A.S. and Aziz, A.R.A. (2019). Using Prefabricated Building to Address Housing Needs in Libya: A Study based on Local Expert Perspectives. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03997-2

Identifying and Evaluating Critical Success Factors for Industrialized Building Systems Implementation: Malaysia Study
El-Abidi, K.M.A., Ofori, G., Zakaria, S.A.S., Mannan, M.A. and Abas, N.F. (2019). Identifying and Evaluating Critical Success Factors for Industrialized Building Systems Implementation: Malaysia Study. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03941-4

Construction in developing countries: need for new concepts
Ofori, G. (2019). Construction in developing countries: need for new concepts. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries. 23 (2), pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2018.23.2.1

Developing the construction industries in developing countries to enhance performance: the case of Ethiopia
Ofori, G. (2018). Developing the construction industries in developing countries to enhance performance: the case of Ethiopia. Seventh Ethiopian Construction Technology and Management Professionals Association (ECoTMPA) International Workshop on Recent Trends in Construction Industry. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 26 Nov 2018

A new professionalism in construction: importance of trust
Ofori, G. and Ceric, A (2018). A new professionalism in construction: importance of trust. International Conference on Professionalism and Ethics in Construction. London, UK 21 - 22 Nov 2018 https://doi.org/10.18744/CONF.2018039

Ghana’s construction industry, yesterday, today and tomorrow: towards greater professionalism
Ofori, G. (2018). Ghana’s construction industry, yesterday, today and tomorrow: towards greater professionalism. Maiden Construction Industry Lecture 2018. Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana 17 Sep 2018

Sustainable industrial development in the construction sector for urban youth employment creation
Ofori, G. (2018). Sustainable industrial development in the construction sector for urban youth employment creation. Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference on Sustainable African Cities. Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Auditorium, Accra, Ghana 03 - 06 Jul 2018

Framework for productivity and safety enhancement system using BIM in Singapore
Teo, ALE, Ofori, G., Tjandra, IK and Kim, H (2017). Framework for productivity and safety enhancement system using BIM in Singapore. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 24 (6), pp. 1350-1371. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-05-2016-0122

Dependencies among environmental performance indicators for buildings and their implications
Dias, WPS, Chandratilake, SR and Ofori, G. (2017). Dependencies among environmental performance indicators for buildings and their implications. Building and Environment. 123, pp. 101-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.045

Design for safety: theoretical framework of the safety aspect of BIM system to determine the safety index
Teo, ALE, Ofori, G., Tjandra, IK and Kim, H (2016). Design for safety: theoretical framework of the safety aspect of BIM system to determine the safety index. Construction Economics and Building. 16 (4), pp. 1-1. https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v16i4.4873

Entrepreneurship and innovation sustainable built environment: a research agenda
Ofori, G. (2016). Entrepreneurship and innovation sustainable built environment: a research agenda. Sandanayake, YG, Karunasena, GI and Ramachandra, T (ed.) 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 – Greening Environment, Eco-Innovations & Entrepreneurship. Colombo 29 - 31 Jul 2016 Colombo Ceylon Institute of Building. pp. 15-26

Construction in Developing Countries: Current imperatives and potential
Ofori, G. (2016). Construction in Developing Countries: Current imperatives and potential. Kahkonen, K and Keinanen, M (ed.) CIB World Building Congress 2016 on Intelligent Built Environment for Life. Tampere 30 May - 03 Jul 2016 Tampere Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Economics, Tampere University of Technology.

Construction in India: empowering the citizenry through improved performance
Ofori, G. (2016). Construction in India: empowering the citizenry through improved performance. Global Colloquium in Recent Advancement and Effectual Researches in Engineering Science and Technology. Kottayam, India 22 - 23 Apr 2016

Strategies for Foreign Construction-Related Consultancy Firms to Improve Performance in China
Li, AS, Ling, FYY, Low, SP and Ofori, G (2016). Strategies for Foreign Construction-Related Consultancy Firms to Improve Performance in China. Journal of Management in Engineering. 32 (1), pp. 06015001-06015001. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000379