Dr Joseph Ofori-Kuragu

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Joseph Kwame Ofori-Kuragu is a Senior Lecturer, teaching on a range of construction project management courses. Modules he teaches include Risk and Value Management, and Procurement and Supply Chain Management at postgraduate level, and Project Management at undergraduate level.

joseph.ofori@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Joseph joined ARU in June 2021 from Solent University, Southampton. Over the years, he has worked with students in the UK and overseas. Increasingly, his research is focusing on making real impacts in society by focusing on the felt needs of the community.

Research interests

Joseph's research focuses on transforming the construction industry into a modern industry which maximizes new and emerging technologies to optimize productivity. Specific areas of interest include construction productivity, industry development and improvement, modern methods of construction (MMC), 3D printing, innovation and public-private partnerships (PPPs). He works with stakeholders to transform construction by transforming approaches and outputs.

Areas of research supervision

Joseph is interested in supervising research focussing on the areas mentioned above.

Teaching

Modules
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management

Qualifications

  • PhD Construction Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • MSc Construction Project Management, Loughborough University
  • BSc Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Building
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Reviewer
  • Benchmarking – an international journal
  • International Journal of Construction Management
  • Journal of Construction in Developing Countries

Selected recent publications

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Osei-Kyei R., 2021. Mainstreaming pre-manufactured offsite processes in construction - are we nearly there? Construction Innovation Journal, 21(4).

Ofori-Kuragu J. K., 2020. Construction Industry Developments in Ghana. In: Rwelamila, P. D., Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (Eds.), 2021. Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries: Programmes, Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges (1st ed.) (Abingdon: Routledge). doi: 10.1201/9780429322471

Osei Kyei, R., Chan, A. P. C., Dansoh, A., Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Owusu, E. K., 2018. Motivations for adopting Unsolicited Proposals for Public-Private Partnership Project Implementation: A survey of International Experts. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 23(2).

Osei Kyei, R., Chan, A. P. C., Danso, A., Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Oppong, G., 2018. Strategies for Effective Management of Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals. Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(3).

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Baiden, B., Badu, E., 2017. Transforming Construction in Ghana: An action agenda for enabling world-class performance in the Ghanaian construction industry (Accra: Project Excellence).

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Owusu Manu, D., Ayarkwa, J., 2016. The Case for a Construction Industry Council in Ghana. Journal for Construction in Developing Countries, 21(2), pp. 131-149.

Ottou, J. A., Baiden, B. K., Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., 2016. The Use of Six Sigma as a Performance Improvement Strategy in the Construction Industry: New Trends and Applications. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 6(1), pp. 538-546.

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Baiden, B., Badu, E., 2016. Key Performance Indicators for Project Success in Ghanaian Contractors. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 5(1), pp. 1-10.

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Baiden, B., Badu, E., 2016. Critical Success Factors for Improving Ghanaian Contractor Performance. Benchmarking – An International Journal, 23(4).

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Baiden, B. K., Badu, E., 2016. Performance measurement tools for Ghanaian contractors. International Journal of Construction Management, 16(1), pp. 13-26. doi: 10.1080/15623599.2015.1115245

Ankomah, E. N., Baiden, B. K., Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., 2015. Lean Techniques Approaches to Managing Ghanaian Contractor Supply Chains. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 4(3), pp. 87-94.

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Baiden, B., Badu, E., 2014. Factors Affecting Ghanaian Contractor Performance. In: Proceedings for the CIB W107 2014 International Conference (Lagos: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction), pp. 275-285.

Baiden, B. K., Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., 2014. Barriers to the use of burnt clay bricks for housing. Journal of Construction Engineering.

Osei-Kyei, R., Dansoh, A., Ofori-Kuragu J. K., 2014. Reasons for adopting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for construction projects in Ghana. International Journal of Construction Management, 16(1), pp. 1-14.

Ofori-Kuragu J. K., Attafua Y. B., Lamptey L. J., 2013. Suitability of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) System for Adoption In Ghana's Water Sector. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Ghana Water Conference (Accra: Ghana Water Forum).

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Edum-Fotwe, F. T., Baiden, B., 2010. Benchmarking UK construction firms' value added and productivity performance. The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Dauphne Universitait, Paris, 3-5 September 2010.

Ofori-Kuragu, J. K., Edum-Fotwe, F. T., 2009. Key performance indicators (KPIs) for enabling world-class performance by Ghanain contractors. Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built Environment (PRoBE), Glasgow Caleidonian University, November 2009.

Ofori-Kuragu, K., Baiden, B., 2008. Enabling world-class performance in Ghanaian contractors - a framework for benchmarking. The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Dublin Institute of Technology, September 2008.

Recent presentations and conferences

Ofori-Kuragu, J., Hill, R., 2021. An exploration of the potential of modular housing solutions to address the UK’s housing shortage. CIB International Conference on Smart Built Environment, 14-16 December 2020.