Dr Oluwabukunmi Ogunsanya


I am a lecturer on the civil engineering, construction management, building surveying and quantity surveying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Kingston University, London. I am currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom. 

I started my engineering career with a diploma in civil engineering. After a brief industry internship, I proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria where I obtained B.Sc. (hons) in civil engineering. Served at Ministry of Integrated Rural Development in Damaturu. I was part of the human capital development programme having obtained state scholarship to study for master's degree in Project Management at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I worked at the state investment company where I participated in infrastructure development projects and served on several government teams. Afterwards, I joined Bells University of Technology, Nigeria and taught courses on the project management programme.

In deepening my research skills, I obtained a doctorate degree in Engineering management at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. As my doctorate was ending, I took an associate lecturer position at the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department, University of South Africa, Johannesburg. After the completion of the doctorate degree where I developed "an integrated sustainable procurement model for the Nigerian Construction Industry", I undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg. 

I am interested in enhancing productivity of the project team, delivering greater benefits through sustainable procurements, improving students interest in STEM education and advancing new methods of construction through artificial intelligence research areas. I currently supervise research students in the pursuit of their undergraduate degree and masters. I am open to supervise prospective doctoral students both home and foreign.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Built Environment


  • PhD - Engineering Management
  • MSc - Project Management
  • BSc (hons) - Civil Engineering
  • National Diploma - Civil Engineering
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Civil Engineering

Postgraduate course taught

  • Management in Construction (Civil Engineering)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research has been in the areas of Construction procurement, sustainable procurement, project management, project team development, enhancing productivity in the construction industry, and lately use of artificial intelligence in attaining sustainable development.  

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD Engineering Management
  • MSc Project Management
  • BSc (hons) Civil Engineering

Areas of specialism

  • Construction procurement
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Artificial intelligence in New method of construction
  • Project team productivity
  • Sustainability


Number of items: 8.


Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi A., Aigbavboa, Clinton O., Thwala, Didibhuku W. and Edwards, David J. (2022) Barriers to sustainable procurement in the Nigerian construction industry : an exploratory factor analysis. International Journal of Construction Management, 22(5), pp. 861-872. ISSN (print) 1562-3599

Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi A., Aigbavboa, Clinton O. and Thwala, Didibhuku W. (2021) Sustainable procurement model for publicly funded construction projects in developing nations – a structural equation modeling approach. International Journal of Construction Management, ISSN (print) 1562-3599 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Odedairo, Babatunde Omoniyi, Ogunsanya, Bukunmi and Anaro, Berkly Ogagaoghene (2014) Determination of optimal crew size in project segmentation to minimize cost. Industrial Engineering Letters, 4(11), pp. 15-23. ISSN (print) 2224-6096

Conference or Workshop Item

Ogunsanya, Bukunmi, Aigbavboa, Clinton Ohis and Thwala, Didibhuku Wellington (2017) Contractors' access to funding for infrastructure projects in Nigeria: overcoming the present challenge. In: The Ninth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9); 05-07 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)

Matobole, Khotso, Ogunsanya, Bukunmi and Aigbavboa, Clinton (2016) Influences of cultural differences on construction project delivery : a case of Gauteng province. In: 5th Construction Management Conference; 28-29 Nov 2016, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Unpublished)

Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi, Aigbavboa, Clinton Ohis and Thwala, Didibhuku Wellington (2016) Public-private partnership infrastructure projects in developing nations : lessons for the Nigerian construction industry. In: 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa; 10-12 July 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ogunsanya, Bukunmi, Aigbavboa, Clinton and Thwala, Wellington (2015) Achieving synergy through multicultural project teams. In: 4th Construction Management Conference; 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2015, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Unpublished)


Ogunsanya, Bukunmi (2018) Integrated sustainable procurement model for the Nigerian construction industry. (PhD thesis), University of Johannesburg, .

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Leadership and management

I currently serve as the staff survey champion for the School of Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment. This role enables me to interact with staff members and develop action plans towards increased staff satisfaction in the school. I also serve on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group for the faculty.

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