Kenneth Park


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    Kenneth, BSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, SFHEA, FRICS, FCIOB, FAPM, PMP, CCM joined the academic staff at Aston University in 2009 from University of Reading, where he enjoyed undertaking a PhD and tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    Having gained a BSc in Architectural Engineering, Kenneth has moved into industry working for construction and engineering companies internationally over 12 years. This allowed him to gain experience in different aspects of construction and project management from the inception to the post-completion of a construction project. Following this, Kenneth completed a PhD at the University of Reading looking at integrating whole life cost and performance into tender evaluation of design-build in 2009 and also holds an MSc in Architectural Engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea.

    He is a Chartered Fellow of CIOB (FCIOB-Chartered institute of building, UK) and Fellow of RICS (FRICS-The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor), Fellow of Association for Project Management (FAPM), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a PMP (Project Management Professional, PMI, USA) and a member of PMI UK Chapter, and a KCCM (Korean Certified Construction Manager, Korean Construction Management Centre/CMAA, Korea). He is a reviewer for a number of leading international refereed journals in the areas of construction management such as Construction Management and Economics, Buildings, Automation in Construction, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ASCE, and Building and Environment.

    Kenneth’s research interests include construction and engineering economics, integration of design and construction, process improvement and innovation, integrated procurement system, project management, whole life performance and sustainability. 

    Research Interests

    • Challenge of whole life costing and sustainability
    • Sustainable Housing Refurbishment
    • Offsite construction
    • Design and construction process improvement
    • Building information modeling application
    • Deliveries and relationships among key stages in whole life cost process map of Whole life cost planning and appraisal (WLCPA) stages for Design-Build
    • Framework of data flow on the WLCPA process map
    • Whole life performance tender evaluation using AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process).   

    Teaching Activity

    My teachings for BSc Construction Project Management,  BSc Quantity Surveying, MSc Engineering Management and industrial practitioners including:

    • BSc Construction Project Management and Planning (EC2PMP)
    • BSc Construction Design, Cost and Scheduling Project (EC3DCS)
    • BSc Industrial Placement (ECP001)
    • BSc Research Project (EC310A)
    • MSc Major Project (EM4020)
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses


    • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education, Aston University
    • PhD in Construction Management, University of Reading
    • MSc in Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea


    • 2020 – Present: Reader in Construction Management & Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University
    • 2018 – 2020: Head/Deputy Head of Engineering, Systems & Management, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2017 – 2020: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2015 – 2017: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, NZ
    • 2009 – 2015: Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2007 – 2009: Tutor / Student Support Worker, University of Reading
    • 2005 – 2007: Project Manager, GS E&C.
    • 2004 – 2005: Procurement Manager, PoongLim Industrial Co., Ltd.,
    • 2000 – 2003: Project Manager / Foreign Business Coordinator, Orienbil Inc.
    • 1998 – 2000: Construction Manager, Coland Co., Ltd.
    • 1995 – 1997: Construction / Facilities Manager, SWN Co., Ltd.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
    • Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB).
    • Chartered Surveyor, Fellow Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (FRICS).
    • Fellow of Association for Project Management (FAPM).
    • Project Management Professional, Member of Project Management Institute, USA and Member of PMI UK Chapter.
    • Member of UK BIM Academic Forum 
    • Member of GloNic (Global Network for International Construction).
    • Member of International Advisory Board, Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction.
    • Korean Certified Construction Manager, Member of Korean Construction Management Centre/CMAA, Korea.


    • Adjunct Professor in Hanyang University South Korea.
    • Visiting Lecturer in University of Reading.
    • External Examiner for BSc Quantity Surveying at University of Central Lancashire 
    • External Examiner for BSc Construction Project Management/BSc Quantity Surveying/BSc Building Surveying at University of Huddersfield
    • Member of CIOB Local Hub Committee – Birmingham 
    • RICS APC Assessor (Quantity Surveying and Project Management Pathway)
    • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research.
    • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction.
    • Reviewer of international refereed journals: Construction Management and Economics, Automation in Construction, Building and Environment, and Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ASCE.
    • Member of GloNic (Global Network for International Construction).
    • SIG-SAA Leader of Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in the UK.
    • Member of Scientific Committee, EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology.

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 4203
    Room number: MB222J

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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