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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. 


Andrew Arewa is professional chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and seasoned academics with diverse industry experience in civil engineering works, building construction, construction management, and strategic Project management. Enjoy working with a team and/or with individual, using initiatives to achieve organisation’s set goals. Highly proficient in the use of various business applications, MS Office packages, Primavera P6 and ACAD. A strong communicator (written and oral) with excellent abilities in organising own work effectively.

Andrew Oyen Arewa has diverse 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 Middle East. Andrew Arewa has over 17 years’ work experience as a civil engineer and quantity surveyor in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Thus far, Andrew Arewa have successfully secured research grant worth approximately £60,000; and continue to apply for research grants with renowned research funding bodies across the globe. Andrew Arewa primary aim is to use objective and scientific research methodologies to conduct applied and sustainably research. He has developed three useful models for managing health and safety in high risk projects, smart contracting systems and Project cost performance framework. In addition, Andrew Arewa has many high-quality publications to his credit. His PhD is on construction economics and strategic project management, where he investigated industrial problems associated with construction companies’ commitment to health and safety and its effects on SMEs' profitability. He then developed a holistic health and safety performance measurement system. This technique has been verified to be a revolutionary smart system used till date for management of construction projects. He has led, managed and organised academic conferences, seminars and Edited 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. In total, Andrew currently has over 52 quality academic publications (Q1 -journal and conferences) combined; and I have successfully mentored and supervised six (6) PhD students to completion as Director of studies and he is currently supervising Four (4) students in his capacity as a Director of study. Before now he was External Examiner to two UK universities; and he is currently (2018 to 2020 academic period) the External Examiner for Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course/programme at the University of Salford – UK.

Vision Statement

We are in an era of cutting edge research; therefore Andrew Arewa's vision is to carry out advance and progressive research in areas such as: modern methods of construction (MMC), organisation behaviour/business ethics, cost management, health and safety performance management, value management, life cycle costing, renewable energy schemes in buildings and building information modelling within the construction project management discipline. Thus far, Andrew Arewa has been highly enthused and has contributed to the improvements of both industrial and academia practices through quality research. Construction business is like any other commercial endeavour; therefore risk management, health and safety, cost, time and quality management remains key factors to contend with. As such, research in the aforementioned areas will help bridge the gap between practice and theory; Andrew Arewa reckons that there are 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/collaborative Working and (iv) Fairness/Integrity. I believe that these tetrad values are required by any visionary academics 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

Curriculum Development Facilitator, Federal Ministry of Education Uganda

29 Jan 20181 Oct 2018

RICS Assessor, ROYAL Institution of Chartered Surveyors

7 Sep 20176 Sep 2020

External examiner, University of Salford

9 Dec 20162 Sep 2020

Visiting Lecturer, MIddle East College - Sultanate of Oman

10 Oct 20169 Oct 2020

PhD External Examiner, University of Uganda

5 May 2016

PhD External Examiner, Heriot-Watt University

14 Apr 2016


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

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 6 Conference proceeding
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Other contribution
Open Access

Assessing the Institutionalisation of Emerging ICT in Construction: A view from the West-Midlands of England

Arewa, A. & Noruwa, B. I. 25 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press) ARCOM 2018: 34th Annual Conference – Belfast, UK. ARCOM, Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Emerging Technologies and their Leverage on Fragmentation in the Construction Industry

Arewa, A. & Noruwa, B. I. 9 Sep 2018 ARCOM 2018: 34th Annual Conference – Belfast, UK. ARCOM, Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Grenfell Tower Fire: Re-thinking Design for Fire Safety in High-rise Buildings

Arewa, A., Theophilus, S., Nwankwo, C. & Ifelebuegu, A. 25 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Construction Economics and Building. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Arewa, A. & Swai, L. L. P. 11 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press) ARCOM 2018: 34th Annual Conference – Belfast, UK. ARCOM, Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding