Boadu Elijah Frimpong

Boadu Elijah Frimpong
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Brief Bio: 

Mr. Boadu currently works as a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Kumasi Technical University. His areas of interest are Construction Projects Management, Water Supply, Drainage Engineering, Project Planning and Control, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Health and Safety Management etc. His teaching activities comprise tenure of numerous classes within the curricula of Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bachelor of Technology (B’Tech) in Civil Engineering at the Kumasi Technical University in Ghana. He has taught and continue to teach courses such as Engineering Hydrology, Hydraulics, Waste Management, Drainage Engineering, Construction Project Management, Site Organization, etc

Mr. Boadu’s experience in the planning, organization, supervision and control of examinations is very remarkable. He has been involved in the organisation of examinations in the Kumasi Technical University since 2005, moving from Departmental Examinations Officer to Faculty Examinations and now the Chief Examinations Officer of the University. Again, he serves as the Chairman of the University Examinations Audit Committee.

Education: 

2008 – 2009     Masters in Construction Project Management from the HAN University of Applied Science, Arhnem in The Netherlands
2006 – 2008     Bachelor of Built Environment in Civil Engineering at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen in The Netherlands.

2001 – 2004    Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering at Kumasi Technical University (Formerly, Kumasi Polytechnic) in Kumasi, Ghana.

Research Interests: 
  • Construction Health and Safety Management
  • Water Resources and Engineering,
  • Construction Projects Management
  • Drainage Engineering
  • Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Risk Management
Teaching Areas: 
  • Construction Project Management
  • Hydrology
  • Drainage Systems
  • Sanitation Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Civil Engineering Materials
Conferences Attended: 
  • Nov., 2015    Attended the International Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universitys in Africa (CAPA) in Kumasi, Ghana under the theme “Enhancing Partnerships between Training Institutions and Industry for Accelerated Development in Africa
  • Oct., 2015    Attended the 2nd International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (ICAST) under the theme "Technological Innovation for Accelerated National Growth and Development" at the Kumasi Technical University, Ghana
  • Nov. 2010    International Conference on Appropriate Technology for Water and Sanitation: Solution for a Thirsty Polluted Planet at the Center for African Wetlands in the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Sept. 2010    Attended NUFFIC’s Capacity Building Workshop for the Four Schools of Hygiene in Ghana, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
  • July, 2008    Obtained Certificate in Project Planning and Development from HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands after attending a weeks’ seminar organized in Takoradi for the teaching staffs of the Civil Engineering Departments of Kumasi and Takoradi Polytechnics.
  • Oct. 2007    Attended training on the treatment processes of wastewater in the Netherlands at the Environmental Science Laboratory in the Van Hall Larenstein (University of Applied Science) in Leeuwarden. The training and tour was purposely organized by Royal Haskoning, Groningen as part of his training in the company.
  • Sept. 2007    Attended seminar on Cost effectiveness in groundwater protection in Assen (Province of Drenthe), The Netherlands. This seminar was organized under the Water4All Project which is an European Union sponsored programme and has the following partners: Denmark (North Denmark EU-office and Aalborg Municipality), The Netherlands (Provincie Drenthe), Great Britain (Environment Agency, The National Groundwater and Contaminated Land Centre, Solihull) and Germany (District Adminstration of Weser Ems and the Water board of Oldenburg and Ostfriesland (OOWV)):
  • Feb. 2007    Obtained Certificate in the Management of Health and Safety in Construction from Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen after two months training and successfully passing examinations and projects.
  • April, 2006    Attended two weeks workshop on the development of curriculum for Civil Engineering education in Ghana on the Competency Based Training (CBT) concept of education. The workshop was organized under Nuffic’s NPT project for the Civil Engineering Departments of Kumasi and Takoradi Polytechnics
  • Feb. 2006    Obtained Certificate in Health and Safety Management in Construction from the HAN University of Applied Science, Netherlands after attending a week’s seminar organized in Kumasi.
  • Dec. 2005    Attended a two week seminar on Leadership and Management organized under Nuffic’s NPT project for the Civil Engineering Departments of Kumasi and Takoradi Polytechnics.
Publications: 
  1. Prince Charles Acquah, Elijah Boadu Frimpong, Julius Kwame Borkloe (2017), The competency based training (CBT) concept of teaching and learning in the technical universities in Ghana: challenges and the way forward. APIAR Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology
  2. Antwi E, Bensah E.C, Ahiekpor J.C, Boadu E. (2011), Quality drinking water for rural communities: Technology options. Conference paper, Third Ghana Water Forum (GWF 3), Accra, Ghana
  3. Boadu E.F (2009), Can the Management of Health and Safety within the Ghanaian Contractors organization be improved by using the UK model?
  4. The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007, its implications for UK Contractors.
  5. Boadu E.F (2008), A study of the water resources within the Greater Kumasi Region of Ghana.
  6. A study of the drainage related problems of feeder roads within the Ashanti region of Ghana.