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Dr Bernard Atuahene


Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 232431


Bernard is a Construction Management and Engineering Lecturer at the University of Bradford. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia and his MPhil and Bachelor (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Bernard is an early career researcher interested in digitizing the construction industry. His doctoral research explored the big data capabilities of construction firms - facilitating efficient management of data and leading to construction process improvements. He was part of a team that mapped BIM expertise for the Tasmanian construction industry, a research project funded by the Tasmanian Construction Industry Training Board in Australia. Bernard is currently building academic and industry collaborations in digital construction and big data research. He has co-authored ten academic outputs, including journal and conference papers.

Bernard teaches construction management modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and has teaching experience in Ghana, Australia, and the UK. Bernard also gets invited and has presented on big data applications in construction at Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events organized by the Australian Institute of Architects in 2020 and 2021.

Bernard is available to supervise PhD candidates


Data-driven led Construction , Digital Construction, Digital Capabilities and Competencies, Sustainability and Sustainable Digital Solutions

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-21: University of Newcastle, Australia - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 01-JAN-16: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Master of Philosophy
  • 01-JAN-13: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - Bachelor of Science
  • 21-JAN-19: Ghana Institute of Construction (IGIOC) (Reg. No. C20200004), Corporate Member
  • 11-FEB-22: Program Committee: 5th Annual Innovative Engineering Research Conference (AIERC 2022),
  • 28-MAR-22: Scientific Committee: 38th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference,
  • 01-JAN-20: 3MT Runner-Up at 18th Annual Engineering Project Organization Conference (Virtual)
  • 01-JAN-18: University of Newcastle Graduate Research Support
  • 01-JAN-17: University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central (UNRSC)
  • 01-JAN-17: University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS)
  • 01-JAN-14: Department of Building Teachnology 50% Scholarship
  • Akan
  • English


TitlePreliminary benefits of big data in the construction industry: a case study (2022)
AuthorsAtuahene B.T.;Kanjanabootra S.;Gajendran T.
JournalProceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law
TitleChapter 7: Digital Capabilities in the Construction Industry (2023)
AuthorsAtuahene, BT; Kanjanabootra,S; Gajendran, T
JournalEmerging Debates in the Construction Industry: The Developing Nations’ Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis (Routledge)