Profiles

Professor Theo Haupt - SARCHI Chair: Sustainable Work, Environment, Education and Transformation, the eThikweni Chair: Sustainable Built Environment and a Newton Advanced Fellowship

Theo Haupt

Professor Haupt is the current holder of the SARCHI Chair: Sustainable Work, Environment, Education and Transformation, the eThikweni Chair: Sustainable Built Environment and a Newton Advanced Fellowship. He is a NRF-rated Research Professor: Engineering at Mangosuthu University of Technolgy. He has been involved in construction health and safety (H&S) practice and research for several years with a PhD from the United States focusing on alternative approaches to the management of H&S on construction sites. His other research interests include the areas of construction industry development and education.

He has published extensively and delivered several papers in these areas in national and international journals and conferences. He regularly reviews papers on H&S and construction industry development issues for a range of internationally acclaimed journals and serves on several editorial boards. Professor Haupt has co-authored chapters on H&S in a number of books. He is heavily involved in the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Work Commission W99 (Safety and Health in Construction). Given his interest in the “people” aspects of construction, his primary recent research interest includes many aspects of construction worker safety and health with particular emphasis on the performance approach to safety management, workers’ compensation premium fraud, accident causation, safety and health interventions, impacts of diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS on construction workers, and the plight of aging construction workers.

His recent focus is on the cost implication of the present OH&S legislative and regulatory framework in South Africa. He has served on the Advisory Council for Occupational Health and Safety of the Minister of Labour.

Professor Haupt also serves in the following capacities: Past Vice-President: Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA); Past Chair: Heads Forum: ASOCSA; Regional Director: CIB Sub-Saharan Africa; Senior Academic Advisor: ASOCSA-CIB Sub-Saharan Student Chapter; Editor-in-chief: Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (JEDT); Overseeing Editor: Journal of Construction (JoC) .

Rodney Milford - Programme Manager; Construction Industry Performance at the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

Rodney Milford

Rodney Milford is currently Programme Manager; Construction Industry Performance at the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), and previously Director of CSIR Knowledge Services, and Director of CSIR Building and Construction Technology (Boutek).

At the cidb, Rodney is responsible for monitoring the performance of the construction industry, the development and implementation of the cidb Contractor Recognition Scheme, the cidb Project Assessment Scheme, the cidb Register of Professional Service Providers, and the cidb’s skills strategy for the industry.

John Smallwood - Professor of Construction Management in the Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University

John Smallwood

John Smallwood

Prof John Smallwood is the Professor of Construction Management in the Department of Construction Management, Nelson Mandela University, and the Principal, Construction Research Education and Training Enterprises (CREATE). In both capacities he specialises in, among other, but mostly construction health and safety (H&S), ergonomics, health and wellbeing, primary health promotion, quality management, and risk management.

 

Mr RD (Bob) Hindle - MSc. Pr.CPM, Past President of The Chartered Institute of Building - Africa Region, Founding member and first Chair of the SACPCMP Construction Management Development Committee.

Bob Hindle

Bob is a ‘big picture’ analyst, who has been involved in and with construction for more than 50 years. From technician to MD of construction companies, before taking up a post at UCT as Senior Lecturer for 15 years before taking early retirement.

He is now a part-time academic, writer and consultant.

He is driven by his desire to see real process change in construction design and delivery and in this regard is considered a Construction Development Activist.

 

Prof. Jane English - Head of Professional Communication Studies - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, UCT.

Jane English

Prof. Jane English heads Professional Communication Studies in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, UCT. Her research encompasses business communication, gender and the construction industry and also, within the university, the student body as it represents a core of the future managers in industry. Thus issues of communication and gender (including related areas such as Health and Safety, and HIV/AIDS) are relevant.

Jane has produced numerous research papers (see Academia.edu and ResearchGate) and training tools for teaching (presentation skills DVD ‘SpeakEasy’; textbook Professional Communication: Effective Written, Spoken and Visual Messages. 4th Edition, Juta: Claremont). As a communication specialist, she consults widely to commerce and industry on aspects of written, spoken and interpersonal communication.

Her qualifications are a PhD, Built & Natural Environment (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland) for which she had a NRF grant within Sustainable Livelihoods: Eradication of Poverty through Developing women in the skilled workforce and MPhil, Construction Economics and Management (University of Cape Town). She was ILO-funded to present at the Tripartite Meeting on the Construction Industry in the 21st Century, Geneva, 2002, on labour in construction and was commissioned to write a Working Paper (with George Mbuthia): Construction Labour Force in South Africa – a study of the informal labour in the Western Cape.

Prior to joining UCT, positions she held were: Research Editor: Chamber of Mines’ Research Organisation, and Company Editor - Syfrets; Melton Publications; Southern Life Association; and Books of Africa Publishers.

Obas John Prof. Ebohon - Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law - School of Built Environment and Architecture, Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Resilient Communities at London South Bank University (lsbu).

Obas John Ebohon

Obas John Prof. Ebohon is Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law in the School of Built Environment and Architecture and Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Resilient Communities at London South Bank University (lsbu).

Prior to joining lsbu, he was Reader and Director of the Developing World Built Environment Research Unit at De Montfort University. His research interests are energy, sustainability and development in the built and natural, with emphasis on developing countries; economics of the built environment; urbanisation and its impact on the built end natural environment; climate change impacts on the built and natural environment. He is a consultant to UN-Habitat and member of the UN-Habitat Global Expert Group on the New Urban Agenda.

He has published widely and supervised numerous research degrees to success completion on sustainability related topics.

 

Dr. Joseph Kangwa - Associate Professor of Construction and Project Management, School of Built Environment and Architecture and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Construction Management and Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID) at London South Bank University (lsbu).

Joseph Kangwa

Dr. Joseph Kangwa is Associate Professor of Construction and Project Management in the School of Built Environment and Architecture and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Construction Management and Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID) at London South Bank University (lsbu). Prior to joining Lsbu, he was Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University for more than ten years.

His research interests are in Sustainable construction, Low carbon technology, empowerment of construction SMEs for growth and capacity, Low carbon refurbishment and conservation of heritage buildings, Health and Safety Management, enforcement and its impact on built environment process, microphysical housing regeneration initiatives, including the use of recycled waste as building materials and its complementarity with sustainable design.

He has numerous publications and successful PhD supervision in these areas.