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Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari  is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow ,Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Hong Kong

Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Organizing Committee

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Maxwell attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Technology and Management (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana in 2012.
 

He worked as a Teaching/Research Assistance in KNUST from 2012 to 2013. He also received his MPhil in Building Technology and worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Building Technology, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana in 2015. He attained hisPhD in Construction Information Technology at the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the Postgraduate Studentship Award in December 2018.
 

Maxwell is currently a reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals including Automation in Construction, Elsevier; Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier; Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, Elsevier; Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management; and International Journal of Construction Management. He is also serving as a member of editorial boards for other journals. Maxwell received the Best Building Technology Student Award in March 2012 at KNUST-Kumasi. Maxwell received the Most Popular Presentation Award in June 2017, and Gibrine Adam Promising Young Scholar Award in August 2017. In addition, he has received Occupational Safety and Health Student Research Scholarship in March 2018 and Commendation Award in The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Award in September 2018.

 

Moreover, Maxwell was the Grand Winner of Occupational Safety and Health Best Project Scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year organized by the statutory Occupational Safety and Health Council, Hong Kong in January 2019. Furthermore, he received the third-place award of Annual Best Dissertation Competition 2018 scheduled on January 2019 organized by the HK PolyU CIB Student Chapteramong Post-graduate Degree programmes in the four departments at Faculty of Construction and Environment, HK PolyU. Recently, he was honored to receive the Outstanding Student Project Award 2018/2019 academic year which was adjudicated by the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) in May 2019.

 

He has participated in writing several funded research grants and research proposals. He is a member of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) and a student member of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Hong Kong Institution of Science (HKIS), and Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Jiang, W., Luo, L., Wu, Z., Fei, J., Antwi-Afari, M. F., and Yu, T. (2019) An investigation of the effectiveness of prefabrication incentive policies in China. Sustainability.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Wong, J. K W., Oladinrin, O., Ge, J. X., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2019) Sensing and warning based technology applications to improve occupational health and safety in the construction industry: A Literature Review. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., and Li, H. (2018g) Fall risk assessment of construction workers based on biomechanical gait stability parameters using wearable insole pressure system. Advanced Engineering Informatics.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Yu, Y., and Kong, L. (2018f) Wearable insole pressure system for automated detection and classification of awkward working postures in construction workers. Automation in Construction.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2018e) Automated detection and classification of construction workers’ loss of balance events using wearable insole pressure sensors. Automation in Construction
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Pärn, E. A., and Edwards, D. J. (2018d) Critical success factors for implementing building information modelling (BIM): A longitudinal review. Automation in Construction.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Edwards, D. J., Pärn, E. A., Owusu-Manu, D., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2018a). Identification of potential biomechanical risk factors for low back disorders during repetitive rebar lifting. Construction Innovation: Information, Process.
  • Kong, L., Li, H., Yu, Y., Luo, H., Skitmore, M., and Antwi-Afari, M. F. (2018) Quantifying the physical intensity of construction workers, a mechanical energy approach. Advanced Engineering Informatics.
  • Badu, E., Kissi, E., Boateng, E. B., and Antwi-Afari, M. F. (2018) Tertiary educational infrastructure development in Ghana: financing, challenges, and strategies. Africa Education Review.
  • Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D. J., Pärn, E. A., Antwi-Afari, M. F., and Aigbavboa, C. (2018). The knowledge enablers of knowledge transfer: a study in construction industries in Ghana. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Edwards, D. J., Pärn, E. A., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2017a). Effects of different weight and lifting postures on postural control during repetitive lifting tasks. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation.
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Edwards, D. J., Pärn, E. A., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2017b). Biomechanical analysis of risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders during repetitive lifting task in construction workers. Automation in Construction.
  • Umer, W., Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Szeto, G. P., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2017a). The prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the construction industry: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental.
  • Owusu-Manu, D., Pärn, E. A., Antwi-Afari, M. F., and Edwards, D. J. (2017). Modelling a conceptual framework of technology transfer process in construction projects: an empirical approach, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation
  • Antwi-Afari, M. F.,Pärn, E. A., Owusu-Manu, D., and Edwards, D. J. (2016). Conceptualisation of the absorptive capability paradox in technology transfer projects: a study of the Ghanaian construction industry, Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology,

EDUCATION

  • August 2015 to March 2019 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Construction Information Technology

           Department of Building and Real Estate

           Faculty of Construction and Environment

           The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

            Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

            Thesis Topic: Evaluation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Fall Injuries among Construction Workers

            Coursework: 18 Post-Graduate Level Credit Courses (3.8GPA)

  • August 2013 to August 2015       

           Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Building Technology

            Department of Building Technology

             Faculty of Built Environment

             College of Art and Built Environment

              Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana

              Dissertation Topic: Development of a Framework for Technology Transfer Partnerships in the Ghanaian Construction Industry

              Coursework: 21 Post-Graduate Level Credit Courses (69.57CWA)

  • August 2008 to August 2012 Bachelor of Science (BSc) Construction Technology and Management

            First Class (Honours)

            Department of Building Technology

            Faculty of Built Environment

            College of Art and Built Environment

            Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana

             Research ProjectReport: Compliance of Health and Safety Regulations in the Ghanaian Construction Industry

               Coursework: 146Under-Graduate Level Credit Courses (72.59 CWA)

  • September 2004 to June 2007    West African Senior School Certificate Examination

            General Science

             Opoku Ware Senior High School, Santasi-Kumasi, Ghana

             September 2001 to April 2004     Basic Education Certificate Examination

             T.I.Ahmadiyya ‘B’ J.H.S, Asokwa-Kumasi, Ghana

RESEARCH INTEREST

His research interests focus on construction management and engineering, construction health and safety, smart construction informatics, construction ergonomics, wearable sensors for construction productivity and safety monitoring, digital technologies and innovations (e.g., building information modeling (BIM)), technology transfer in construction and biomechanical analysis.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Outstanding Student Project Award 2018/2019 academic year : 

Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) Outstanding Student Project Award for the 2018/2019 Academic Year (Postgraduate Degree Programmes Category)

Award certificate and prize presentation ceremony was presented at ST 523, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong on Saturday, 25th May 2019

WinningThesis: “Evaluation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Fall Injuries among Construction Workers”.

Annual Best Dissertation Competition 2018 (Third Winner):

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Student Chapter (CIBSC)

Award certificate and prize presentation ceremony was presented at Sustainable City Laboratory (ZS 701) on Thursday, 24 January 2019

WinningThesis: “Evaluation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Fall Injuries among Construction Workers”

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Best Project Scholarship (Grand Winner):

Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Council Best Project Scholarship for the Academic Year 2017/2018 (Postgraduate Degree ProgrammesCategory)

Award certificate and prize presentation ceremony was presented at Theater 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong on Friday, 18th January 2019

WinningProject: “Evaluation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Fall Injuries among Construction Workers”

Commendation Award:

The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Awards 2018.

The award certificate and prize presented in The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) 45th Anniversary Dinner 2018 scheduled in New World Millennium Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui on 21st September 2018

Research Paper Title: “Wearable Insole Pressure Sensors for Automated Detection and Classification of Loss of Balance Events in Construction Workers”

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Student Research Scholarship:

Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Council, 1st March 2018, 2017 Academic Year on Winning a Project EntitledEvaluation of Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and Fall Injuries in Construction Workers using Wearable Insole Pressure Sensors

Most Popular Award:

16th Academic Conference for Post-Graduate Students in Construction Management and Real Estate, June 2017, organised by CIB student chapter from the University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and The Shenzhen University

Research Paper Title: “Wearable Insole Pressure Sensors for Automated Classification of Construction Workers’ Slip-Trip-Loss of Balance Events”

Research Post-graduate Studentship Award:

Department of Building and Real Estate

Faculty of Construction and Environment

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

August 2015

BEST Building Technology Student Award 2011/2012 Academic Year:

College of Architecture and Planning (CAPSS) Dinner and Awards night, March 2012, KNUST-Kumasi

Overall Second BestStudent:

Elective Mathematics

2004/2005 Academic Year

Opoku Ware Senior High School, Santasi-Kumasi, Ghana

Overall Second Best Student :

T. I. Ahmadiyya ‘B’ J.H.S, Asokwa-Kumasi, Ghana

From 2002 to 2004