Dr Sa'id Ahmed MCIOB

About

I am a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management. I hold a PhD in Lean Construction Management from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK having obtained an MSc in Construction Project Management from University of Salford, Manchester UK. I completed my BSc Quantity Surveying in Nigeria where I also worked for several years within the construction industry, taught as a Lecturer as well as within the higher education sector. Prior to my current role, I worked with NTU for over 4 years as part-time lecturer teaching quantity surveying and construction management courses.

I am a Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and I teach various Built Environment related modules in Building/Quantity Surveying and Construction Management discipline at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Since I Joined Kingston University in 2021, I have undertaken key roles including being the interim Course Director for MSc Building and Quantity Surveying and currently the Course Director BSc (Hons) Building and Quantity Surveying. 

My research interest are in the areas of Lean Construction, Sustainable Project Delivery Systems, BIM and Cost Management, Procurement, Commercial and Contract Management, Emerging and Contemporary Issues in QS Practice. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research in these areas. I am currently researching the latest trends in Lean Construction and the concept of collaborative costing in practice, thus, open for PhD supervision and would encourage students to get in touch if interested in working with me. My key objective is to contribute towards promoting and embedding 'research-informed' teaching at Kingston University, developing our students professional, and technical skills to prepare them for a range of exciting, challenging and fulfilling career in Built Environment.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer & Course Leader (BSc Building & Quantity Surveying)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Lean and Construction Management (Nottingham Trent University).
  • MSc in Construction Project Management (Salford University Manchester).
  • BSc in Quantity Surveying (ATBU Bauchi, Nigeria).
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Member Lean Construction Institute - UK
  • Graduate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Grad RICS).

Teaching and learning

Research

Areas of specialism

  • Lean Construction and Circular Economy
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • BIM and Cost Management
  • Concept of Waste and Value in Construction
  • Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Quantity Surveying Practice

Scholarly affiliations

  • Editorial Assistant, proceedings of 24th Annual International Group for Lean Construction Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 20-22, July 2016.
  • Editorial Assistant, proceedings of 27th Annual International Group for Lean Construction Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1-7, July 2019.
  • Reviewer with the International Group for Lean Construction - 2016 to date.
  • Reviewer with the Construction Economic and Building - 2020 to date.

Publications

Number of items: 10.

Article

Ahmed, Sa’id Namadi, Pasquire, Christine and Manu, Emmanuel (2022) Key factors affecting commercial actors in collaborative working within the UK construction industry. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 27(3), pp. 323-347. ISSN (print) 1366-4387

Mahmud, Abba Tahir, Ya'u, Jamilu, Ahmed, Sa'id Namadi, Mamman, Nuru and Yahaya, Ibrahim (2015) Use of innovative Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to minimise the rate of accidents in Nigerian construction sites. International Journal of Engineering Science Invention - Research & Development, II(VI), pp. 316-323. ISSN (online) 2349-6185

Book Section

Umar, Tariq, Opoku, Alex, Umeokafor, Nnedinma and Ahmed, Sa'id (2023) The built environment’s contribution to the progress of the sustainable development goals. In: Opoku, Alex, (ed.) The Elgar Companion to the built environment and the sustainable development goals. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 1-27. (Elgar companions to the sustainable development goals) (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Musa, Muktari M., Daniel, Emmanuel I., Ahmed, Namadi S. and Enedah, Ifeatu C. (2023) Evaluating the usability of the Leanbuild software application after the design stage. In: 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31); 26 Jun - 02 Jul 2023, Lille, France.

Broadhead, James P., Daniel, Emmanuel I., Oshodi, Olalekan and Ahmed, Sa'id (2023) Exploring offsite construction for the construction sector : a literature review. In: 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31); 26 Jun - 02 Jul 2023, Lille, France.

Ahmed, Sa'id, Pasquire, Christine and Manu, Emmanuel (2019) Exploratory study of 'costing collaboratively' in the UK construction industry. In: 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC); 03 - 05 Jul 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

Ahmed, Sa'id, Pasquire, Christine and Manu, Emmanuel (2018) Evaluating why quantity surveyors conflict with collaborative project delivery system. In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC); 16 - 20 Jul 2018, Chennai, India.

A. Namadi, Sa'id, Pasquire, Christine and Manu, Emmanuel (2018) Positioning Quantity Surveyors in a collaborative production system. In: RICS COBRA 2018; 23 - 24 April 2018, London, U.K..

A. Namadi, Sa'id, Pasquire, Christine and Manu, Emmanuel (2017) Discrete costing versus collaborative costing. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC); 09 - 12 Jul 2017, Heraklion, Greece.

Thesis

Ahmed, Sa'id (2019) A framework for collaborative costing in the UK construction industry. (PhD thesis), Nottingham Trent University, .

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Leadership and management

Course Director - BSc (Hons) Building & Quantity Surveying