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Research Interests

Research interest: Construction Methods, Quantity Surveying, Emerging Issues in Engineering and Project Management 
- Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) & building technology.
- Innovation and value co-creation in the construction industry.
- Modern procurement strategies in projects delivery.
- Claims and payment administration in construction.
- Emerging issues in governance and Infrastructure management.
- Financing of renewable energy schemes in buildings.
- Emerging project delay issues and construction risk management.
- Dispute resolution mechanisms in construction.
- Project planning and cost control.
- Contractual and commercial risks management in projects
- Health and Safety performance measurement in high risk industry.
- Sustainable supply chain management.
- Cost Control, monitoring and accounting.
- Modern method of building measurement and estimating. 


Dr Andrew Oyen Arewa has varied experience in both academia and industrial practice. He has led and managed multiple million pounds projects for many organisations in different continents including Africa, Europe and North Middle East. Dr Andrew Arewa is a chartered quantity surveyor, professional cost engineer and professional project and commercial manager with over 17 years’ experience in the construction industry. It is Andrew Arewa’s primary aim to use objective and scientific research methodologies to improve students experience and conduct applied sustainably research. He has developed three useful models for managing health and safety, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), building technology, Modern procurement strategies, Emerging project delay issues, construction risk management, Contract/commercial management and cost performance management. In addition, he has many high-quality publications to his credit. His PhD is in construction management and economics, where he investigated industrial problems associated with construction companies’ commitment to health and safety and its effects on their profitability. He then developed a holistic health and safety performance measurement to improve current safety practice. This technique has been verified to be a revolution to the current management of construction projects. He has led and managed the organisation of academic conferences, seminars and also as an Editor of conference proceedings. He is currently a reviewer for notable journals and academic symposiums in his field of study and a member of two international research associations. He is also involved in PhD research supervision.

Vision Statement

We are in an era of cutting edge research; thus, my vision is to carry out advanced and progressive inquiries in modern methods of construction (MMC), ethics, cost management, health and safety, performance management, value management, organisation behaviour, life cycle costing, renewable energy schemes in buildings and building information modelling within the construction management discipline. Thus far, I have been highly enthused and have contributed to the improvements of both the industrial practice and academia through quality research. Construction business is like any other commercial endeavour; therefore health and safety, cost, time and quality remains key factors to contend with. As such, research in the aforementioned areas will help bridge the gap between practice and theory; as I reckon that there is lot to explore in these areas to make the construction industry more efficient and productive. Andrew Arewa core values are predicated on (i) Excellence, (ii) People Focused, (iii) Partnership Working and (iv) Fairness/Integrity. I believe that these tetrad values are required by any academic visionary to thrive. 

Education / Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, University of Bolton

23 Sep 201124 May 2012

Doctorate, University of Bolton

12 Dec 201015 Oct 2013

MSc, University of Salford

17 Jan 200814 May 2019

Degree, University of Bolton

14 Dec 200612 May 2008

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, MIddle East College - Sultanate of Oman

10 Oct 20169 Oct 2020

External examiner, University of Central Lancashire

9 Dec 20142 Sep 2015

External Examiner, University of Bolton

5 Feb 20141 Oct 2016


  • TH Building construction
  • Quantitative research
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Quantitative research

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Research Output 2015 2017

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding

Human factors analysis and classification system for the oil and gas industry (HFACS-OGI)

Theophilus, S., Esenowo, V., Arewa, A., Ifelebuegu, A., Nnadi, E. O. & Mbanaso, F. 31 May 2017 In : Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 167, p. 168-176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas industry
Human engineering
Factor analysis
Security systems
Mixed methods research

Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Identify the Most Influencing Human Factors (HFs) and Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs) in Process Safety Accidents

Theophilus, S. C., Abikoye, O. G., Arewa, A. O., Ifelebuegu, A. O. & Esenowo, V. 2016 SPE/AAPG Africa Energy and Technology Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Human engineering
Analytic hierarchy process
1 Citations

The Culture of Construction Organisations: the Epitome of Institutionalised Corruption

Arewa, A. O. & Farrell, P. Sep 2015 In : Construction Economics and Building. 15, 3, p. 59-71

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed methods research