• Aston University, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari is a Lecturer in Construction & Qs at School of Engineering Systems & Management in Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He attained his Ph.D. in Construction Information Technology at the Department of Building and Real Estate in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the Postgraduate Studentship Scholarship in March 2019. He received his MPhil in Building Technology at the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana in August 2015. Maxwell obtained his BSc in Construction Technology and Management (First Class Honours) from KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana in August 2012. 


    • Ph.D. in Construction Information Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    • MPhil in Building Technology, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana
    • BSc in Construction Technology and Management (First Class Honours), KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana

    Research Interests

    • Construction Informatics
    • Construction Management and Engineering
    • Construction Ergonomics
    • Construction Health and Safety
    • Digital Construction Technologies and Innovations (e.g., BIM, wearable sensors, robotics)
    • Biomechanical Analysis
    • Technology Transfer in Construction

    Teaching Activity

    • EC114C - BIM for Construction
    • EC2IBID - Introduction to Building Information and Digital Construction
    • EC2ABID - Advanced Building Information and Digital Construction


    • Lecturer, Aston University (August 2020 - Present)
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (April 2019 - July 2020)
    • Research Associate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (November 2018 - March 2019)
    • Service Lecturer, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana (January 2015 - May 2015)
    • Graduate Research Assistant, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana (August 2014 - May 2015)
    • Teaching and Research Assistant, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana (August 2012 - August 2013)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES)
    • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Incorporate Member, Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC)


    • Best Newcomer at Aston University for Aston Achievement Awards 2021
    • Outstanding Student Project Award, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) for the 2018/2019 Academic Year (Postgraduate Degree Programmes Category)
    • Annual Best Dissertation Competition 2018 (Third Winner), organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Student Chapter (CIBSC)
    • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Best Project Scholarship (Grand Winner), organized by Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Council Best Project Scholarship for the Academic Year 2017/2018 (Postgraduate Degree Programmes Category) 
    • Commendation Award, The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Awards 2018
    • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Student Research Scholarship, organized by Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Council for the 2017 academic year
    • Gibrine Adam Promising Young Scholar Award, 7th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 16-18 August 2017, Accra, Ghana
    • Most Popular Award, 16th Academic Conference for Post-Graduate Students in Construction Management and Real Estate, CIBSC, June 2017

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Aug 2015Mar 2019


    Aug 2013Aug 2015


    Aug 2008Aug 2012


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