Bernard Kofi Baiden


  • Associate Professor | Dean of KSB

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Construction Management) - UK        MSc Int'nal Construction Management and Engineering - UK  BSc Building Technology - Ghana
  • +233 242229492
  • dean.ksb.knust@gmail.com, bkbaiden.cap@knust.edu.gh
  • FF16 through FF17
  • Full-Time

Prof. Bernard Kofi Baiden holds a BSc Building Technology degree from KNUST, Kumasi, MSc International Construction Management and Engineering from Leeds, UK and Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK. He is a Fellow of Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) and Member of internationally recognised Project Management (PMI) Cost (AACE) and Engineering (ASCE) professional institutions.

Prof. Baiden started his Academic career as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Building Technology, KNUST, Kumasi. He returned to academia at the Building Technology Department, KNUST as a Lecturer after working briefly in industry and furthering his education. He has since risen through the ranks to become an Associate Professor in Construction Delivery Performance and Innovation.

Prof BK Baiden has supervised a number of research work and published papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings in construction management, benchmarking. Notable among his publications is an Emerald Award-Winning paper on LADs in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. His research interest includes Performance Improvement in Project Delivery, Production Innovations in Building Materials, Alternative Contract Administration and Procurement Practices.

Prof. Baiden has worked in various committees and boards including Academic and College Boards, College and University Library Committees, Collegiate System Review Committee and College Quality Assurance Sub-Committee. He currently Chairs the University Tender Evaluation Committee for Works. Administratively, he has occupied positions such as Faculty and Departmental Examinations Officer, Postgraduate Studies Coordinator and Head of Department. Prof Baiden is currently the Dean of KNUST School of Business.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Edwards, D.J, Owusu-Manu, D, Baiden, B., Badu, E. and Love, PE (2017) Financial Distress and Highway Infrastructure Delays. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol 15(1): 118-132
  • Ottou, J.A., Baiden, B.K. and 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 Management Research, Vol 6(1): 538-546.
  • Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2016). Key performance indicators for Project Success in Ghanaian Contractors. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Vol 5(1): 1-10
  • Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2016). Critical Success Factors for Ghanaian Contractors. Benchmarking: an International Journal, Vol 23(4): 843-865
  • Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2015). Performance Measurement Tools for Ghanaian Contractors. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-14.
  • Baiden, B., Abdul-Razak, S. and Danku, J.C. (2015). Impact of Project Risk Factors on The National Competitive Tendering (NCT) Method of Procurement. International Journal of Procurement Management, 8(6): 731-752
  • Ankomah, E.N, Baiden, B.K. and Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. (2015). Lean Techniques Approaches to Managing Ghanaian Contractor Supply Chains. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol 4(3): 87-94
  • Sazoulang, D., Adjei-Kumi, T., Adinyira, E. and Baiden, B. (2014). Criteria and Measurable Indicators for Assessing the Performance of Public Works Contract Award Process in Chad. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol 3(2): 57-64  
  • Baiden, B., Agyekum, K. and Ofori-Kuragu, J. (2014). Barriers to the use of Clay Perceptions on Barriers to the Use of Burnt Clay Bricks for Housing Construction. Journal of Construction Engineering, Vol 2014: 1-7
  • Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K. and Sabah, S.C.B (2014). Consultants’ Performance on District Assemblies’ Common Fund Projects. Modern Management Science & Engineering, Vol 2(1): 43-57
  • Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K. and Osei-Asibey, D (2013). Benefits Derived by District Assemblies from Project Consultants. Engineering Management Research, Vol 2(2): 41-50.
  • Baiden, B.K. and Price, A.D.F. (2011). The effect of integration on project delivery team effectiveness. International Journal of Project Management, 29(2): 129-136.
  • Tuuli, M.M, Baiden, B.K. and Badu, E. (2007). Assessment and enforcement of liquidated damages in construction contracts in Ghana. Journal of Structural Survey, 25(3/4): 204-219.
  • Baiden, B.K., Price, A.D.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2006). The extent of team integration within construction projects. International Journal of Project Management, 24(1): 13-23.
  • Baiden, B.K., Badu, E and Menz, F.S. (2005). Exploring the barriers to the use and potential of timber in housing construction in Ghana. Construction and Building Materials, 19(5): 347-352.
  • Baiden, B.K. and Asante, C.K.O. (2004). Effects of orientation and compaction methods of manufacture on strength properties of sandcrete blocks. Construction and Building Materials, 18(10): 717-725.
  • Baiden, B.K. and Tuuli, M.M. (2004). Impact of quality control practices in sandcrete blocks production. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 10(2): 53-60.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Baiden, B.K., Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. and Oti-Sarpong, K. (2016). Application of Liquidated and Ascertained Damages in Small Contracts in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2016), Toronto.
  • Atuahene, B.T. and Baiden, B.K. (2016). Factors Affecting Client-Contractor Relationship in the Ghanaian Construction Industry. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2016), Toronto.
  • Ottou, J., Baiden, B.K. and Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. (2016). Improving Construction Project Procurement Processes through Six Sigma. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2016), Toronto.
  • Ofori-Kuragu J.K., Baiden B., and Badu E. (2014) Factors affecting Ghanaian contractor performance. Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB W107 2014) Odusami, K.T., Idoro, G. I., and Ogunlana, S. O. (Eds), Lagos, pp.275-285.
  • Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K. and Sabah, C.B.S. (2013). Performance of Consultants on District Assemblies’ Common Fund Projects. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2013), Thwala, W.D and Aigbavboa, C.O. (Eds), Johannesburg.
  • Ayarkwa, J., Baiden, B.K., Osei-Asibey, D and Sabah, C.B.S. (2013). Benefits Derived by District Assemblies from their Project Consultants. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2013), Thwala, W.D and Aigbavboa, C.O. (Eds), Johannesburg.
  • Acheampong, A., Ayarkwa, J., Adom-Asamoah, M and Baiden, B.K. (2013). Comparative Study of the Physical Properties of Palm Kernel Shells Concrete and Normal Weight Concrete in Ghana. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2013), Thwala, W.D and Aigbavboa, C.O. (Eds), Johannesburg.
  • Ofori-Kuragu, J.K., Baiden, B.K. and Edum-Fotwe, F.T. (2010). Benchmarking UK Construction firms Value Added and Productivity performance. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2010), RICS (Ed), Paris.
  • Ellis, F and Baiden, B.K. (2008). A conceptual model for conflict management in construction firms. Proceedings of the CIB W113/RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2008), RICS (Ed), Dublin.
  • Ofori-Kuragu, J.K. and Baiden, B.K. (2008). A conceptual benchmarking framework for world-class performance in Ghanaian construction firms. Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2008), RICS (Ed), Dublin.
  • Baiden, B.K., Price, A.D.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2003). Exploring the use of team types for performance improvement. Proceedings of the 1st Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built & Natural Environment, Egbu, C. & Tong, M.K.L (Ed), Glasgow, pp 99-110.
  • Baiden, B.K., Price, A.D.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2003). Looking beyond processes: human factors in team integration. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management: Greenwood, D. (Ed), Brighton, pp 233-242.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Construction project management
  • Contract administration innovations
  • Project delivery performance
  • Benchmarking and Performance measurement
  • Construction technology, materials and innovations
  • Construction Project Procurement

 

ON-GOING RESEARCH
Innovations in the production of common building materials
The study is exploring innovations that can be introduced in the production of common building materials that can improve quality and reduce cost. Materials constituents and production methods of common building materials are being investigated to highlight areas on innovations.

Alternative contract administration practices.
The relevance of retention and other methods that can be employed to improve the system are being examined. The aim is to highlight the principles underling these contract administration practices in other to propose more effective and efficient alternative methods or approaches.

Innovative procurement approaches within the Ghanaian Construction Industry.
Innovative construction project procurement approaches that can be used within the Ghanaian construction industry are being explored in the study. An overview and critique of procurement systems are being undertaken to highlight their innovativeness and also single out key factors for adoption, adaptation and implementation within the Ghanaian Construction

 

 

TEACHING AREAS
▪ Materials and Construction
▪ Management in Construction
▪ Human Resource Management
▪ Concrete Technology and design
▪ Concrete Construction
▪ Research Design and Methods
▪ Construction Planning and Scheduling

Current PhD Research Supervision


Bernard Atuahene
Partnership Framework for Construction and Financial Institutions (CFIs) Towards Delivering Infrastructure Project as Corporate Social Responsibility.
Sept. 2016 – June 2020

Jemima Ottou
Improving Construction Procurement Processes through Six Sigma
Sept. 2015 - June 2019


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