ANTWI-AFARI MAXWELL FORDJOUR

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Ph.D. Student 

Email: maxwell.antwi@connect.polyu.hk

Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari 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 is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the Postgraduate Studentship Award in August 2015. His research interests focus on construction management, wearable sensors for construction workers’ productivity, health and safety monitoring, construction ergonomics, building information modelling (BIM), smart construction information technologies, technology transfer in construction and biomechanical analysis. Maxwell is currently a reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals including Automation in Construction, 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 also received the Most Popular Presentation Award in June 2017, and Gibrine Adam Promising Yong Scholar Award in August 2017. In addition, he has received Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Student Research Scholarship in March 2018 and Commendation Award in The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Award in September 2018. He has participated in writing several funded research grants and projects. He is a student member of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), and Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC).


REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS (Published)

1. 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, Vol. 38, pp. 683-694. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2018.10.002.

2. 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, Vol. 96, pp. 433-441. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.10.004.

3. 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, Vol. 96, pp. 189-199. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.09.010.

4. 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, 91, 100-110. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.03.010.

5. 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, Management, 18(2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-05-2017-0048.

6. 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, Vol. 38, pp. 404-419. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2018.08.005.

7. 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, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 65-81. DOI: https//doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2016.1251295.

8. 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, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 194-210. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-02-2017-0015.

9. 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, 35(3), 247-263. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-05-2017-0025.
10. 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, 83, 41-47. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2017.07.007.

11. 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 Health, 1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-017-1273-4.

12. 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, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1824-1842.

13. 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, Vol. 14, pp. 57-78.


 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS (Published)
1. Darko, A., Chan, A. P. C., Owusu, E. K., and Antwi-Afari, M. F. (2018). Benefits of green building: a literature review. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) COBRA 2018, 23-24 April 2018, London, UK.

2. Antwi-Afari, M. F., Yu, Y., Li, H., Darko, A., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2018b). Automated detection and classification of construction workers’ awkward working postures using wearable insole pressure sensors. 1st Postgraduate in Applied Research Conference in Africa (ARCA), Accra, Ghana, February 21-23, 2018.

3. Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Seo, J., Lee, S., Edwards, D. J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2018c). Wearable insole pressure sensors for automated detection and classification of slip-trip-loss-of-balance events in construction workers. Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 2-5, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481288.008.

4. Antwi-Afari, M. F., Li, H., Seo, J., and Wong, A. Y. L. (2017c). Effects of quadriceps muscle fatigue on balance control and fall injuries following repetitive squat lifting task in construction workers. In Proceedings of the 7th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, Accra, Ghana, August 16-18, 2017. This paper received “Gibrine Adam Promising Young Scholar Award”.

5. Antwi-Afari, M. F. (2014). Development of a framework for technology transfer partnerships in the Ghanaian construction industry. Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Development and Investment Strategies for Africa, DII-2014, 25-26 September 2014, Livingstone, Zambia.

6. Owusu-Manu, D., Antwi-Afari, M. F., and Fugar, F.D.K. (2014). Review of enablers and outcome factors of technology transfer process in developing countries. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa – ICIDA, Kumasi, Ghana, 25 March 2014.


AWARDS AND HONORS

Commendation Award

  • The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Awards 2018
  • 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 Entitled “Evaluation of Risk Factors for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and Fall Injuries in Construction Workers using Wearable Insole Pressure Sensors”

Gibrine Adam Promising Young Scholar Award

7th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) conference, 16-18 August 2017, Accra, Ghana.
Research Paper Title: “Effects of Quadriceps Muscle Fatigue on Balance Control and Falls Injuries following Repetitive Squat Lifting Tasks in Construction Workers”

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”

BEST Building Technology Student 2011/2012 Academic Year

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

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