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Personal profile

General

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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

  • EC2BID-Building Information and Digital Construction

Employment

  • 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)

Awards

  • 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

MPhil

Aug 2013Aug 2015

BSc

Aug 2008Aug 2012

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Research Output

  • 19 Article
  • 9 Conference publication
  • 4 Review article

Effects of physical fatigue on the induction of mental fatigue of construction workers: A pilot study based on a neurophysiological approach

Xing, X., Zhong, B., Luo, H., Rose, T., Li, J. & Antwi-Afari, M. F., 26 Aug 2020, In : Automation in Construction. 120, 103381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Quantifying workers’ gait patterns to identify safety hazards in construction using a wearable insole pressure system

    Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Anwer, S., Yevu, S. K., Wu, Z., Antwi-Afari, P. & Kim, I., Sep 2020, In : Safety Science. 129, 104855.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
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  • Construction Activity Recognition and Ergonomic Risk Assessment Using a Wearable Insole Pressure System

    Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Umer, W., Yu, Y. & Xing, X., 1 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 146, 7, 04020077.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Physical exertion modeling for construction tasks using combined cardiorespiratory and thermoregulatory measures

    Umer, W., Li, H., Yantao, Y., Antwi-Afari, M. F., Anwer, S. & Luo, X., Apr 2020, In : Automation in Construction. 112, 103079.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle