Dr Kenneth Sungho Park

Engineering Systems & Management


Phone number: 0121 204 5172
Email: s.h.park@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB166 

Research Group: Project and Supply Chain Management Research Group 

Kenneth, BSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, FHEA, MCIOB, PMP, KCCM, BREEAM Assessor 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 10 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 Member of CIOB (Chartered institute of building, UK), FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), Associate Member of SCQS (Society of Construction & Quantity Surveyors), a PMP (Project Management Professional, PMI, USA), 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, housing refurbishment, whole life performance and sustainability. 

Dr Kenneth S Park
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Profession Practice in Higher Education, Aston University, 2012
  • PhD in Construction Management, University of Reading, 2009
  • MSc in Architectural Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea, 2004
  • BSc in Architectural Engineering, Suwon University, Korea, 1998
  • 2009 – date: Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
  • 2007 – 2009: Tutor / Student Support Worker, University of Reading
  • 2005 – 2007: Construction 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.
My teachings for BSc Construction Management,  BSc Construction Project Management, MSc Engineering Management and industrial practitioners including:
  • BSc Construction Technology (EC102C)
  • BSc Estimation, Measurement and Scheduling (EC211C)
  • BSc Value, Risk and Whole Life Cost Management (EC311C)
  • BSc Industrial Placement (ECP001)
  • BSc Research Project (EC310A)
  • MSc Major Project (EM4020)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses
  • Challenge of whole life costing and sustainability
  • Sustainable Housing Refurbishment
  • 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). 
  • Mr. Ki Pyung Kim (PhD research) – Integrated time and cost management for housing refurbishment through its life cycle.
  • Mr. Oseasunmhen Ehi-uujamhan (PhD research) – Analysing the Contribution of Risk Management on a Project Success in the Electrical Power Sector in Nigeria. 
  • Mr. Samuel Oteng (PhD research) – Enhancing Construction Industry Performance in Ghana through improved Procurement Strategies Investigating.
  • Mr. Khalid Albarkoly (PhD research) – Improvement of maintenance procedures in supporting of products quality in industrial sector in Libya. 
  • Mr. Rajul Adli Bin Haji Asli (PhD research) – Issues and Rating and Certification Systems of Green Building.

  • Adjunct Professor in Hanyang University South Korea
  • Visiting Lecturer in University of Reading.
  • Visiting Researcher in Korea Institute of Construction Technology.
  • 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).
  • BRREEAM Assessor, BRE Environmental Assessment Method Domestic Refurbishment, UK
  • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • MCIOB: Chartered Construction Manager, Member of Chartered Institute of Building.
  • PMP: Project Management Professional, Member of Project Management Institute, USA.
  • Associate Member of SCQS (Society of Construction & Quantity Surveyors).
  • KCCM: Korean Certified Construction Manager, Member of Korean Construction Management Centre/CMAA, Korea.

Journal Articles

  • K.S. Park and K.P. Kim  (2014) Essential BIM Input Data Study for Housing Refurbishment: Homeowners’ Preferences in the UK, Buildings, 4(3), 467-487.
  • A. Schmickler and K.S. Park (2014) UK Social Housing and Housing Market in England: A Statistical Review and Trends, LHI Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, 193-201.
  • Kim, K.P and Park, K.S. (2013) BIM Feasibility Study for Housing Refurbishment in UK. Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, 765-774
  • Kim, K.P. and Park, S.H. (2013) Sustainable Construction through integration of IPD and BIM. Project Management Review, 2013 Vol.3, No.1, 17-34.
  • Park, S.H. (2013) UK Construction Industry and Construction R&D. Building Construction, Volume 13, Issue 5, 5-11.
  • Kim, K.P. and Park, S.H. (2012) Comparative analysis of the BIM status in the UK and US for improving the efficiency of construction project management process in Korea. Project Management Review, 2012. Vol.2, No.2, 1-16.
  • K.S. Park and H.C. Lim (2012) Whole Life Performance Bid Evaluation in the Korean Public Sector, Journal of the Korea Institute of Building Construction, the Korea Institute of Building Construction, Volume 12, No.6, 682-700. 
  • S. Park (2009) Whole Life Performance Assessment: Critical Success Factors, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Volume 135, Issue 11, 1146-1161
  • S. Park (2009) Introduction of Whole life cost and BS ISO 15686-5: Buildings and constructed assets – Service life planning, Journal of Korea Project Management Association, Summer 2009, Volume 62, 45-54 

Refereed conference papers

  • A. Schmickler and K.S. Park (2014) UK Social Housing and Housing Market in England, International Conference on Affordable Housing through Urban Regeneration, 14 February 2014, Seoul, Korea, Land and Housing Institute, [S2-1] 83-95.
  • K.S. Park and H.C. Lim (2014) Construction Process Improvement through BPM focused on Cost Management, 2014 International Industrial Information Systems Conference, 21-24 January 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Korea Industrial Information Systems, [CIM-1] 83.
  • S.Oteng and K.S. Park (2013) Procurement Development in the UK Construction Industry - A Literature Review, Seventh International conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VII), 19-21, December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park (2013) Sustainable Whole-House Refurbishment in the UK using BIM, 6th EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology, 24-26 July 2013, Brighton, UK, Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in UK (KSEAUK), SIG-SAA.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park. (2013) Developing an Impact Factor Matrix for Sustainable Construction. In: Sungwoo Shin (Ed) Procs SB13 Seoul, 8-10 July 2013, Seoul, Korea, International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia, 317-328.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park. (2013) Exploring Impact Factors for Sustainable Construction in Korea. In: Liu, A. M. M., et al. (Ed) Procs HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013 Construction and Housing in the 21st Century, 2-3 May 2013, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, The University of Hong Kong, 79-88.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park. (2012) BIM Feasibility Study for Housing Refurbishment in UK. In: John-Paris Pantouvakis (Ed) Procs 26th IPMA World Congress, 29-31 October 2012, Crete, Greece, International Project Management Association, 891-897.
  • H.C. Lim and K.S. Park (2011) Cost Management Process Improvement through a Sustainable Business Process Management, 4th EU-Korea Conference on Science and Technology, 21-23 July 2011, OECD Conference Centre Paris, France, Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in France (ASCoF), IV-35.
  • Park, S.H. (2010) Whole Life Costing Bid Evaluation for Design-Build in Korea In: Khi, V. Thai. (Ed) Procs 4th International Public Procurement Conference, 26-28 August 2010, Seoul, Korea, The International Public Procurement Conference, PR03-6-3.
  • Park, S.H. and Flanagan, R. (2009) Integrating whole life cost into the evaluation of design-build in Korea. In: Dainty, A.R.J. (Ed) Procs 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2009, Nottingham, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 227-237.
  • P. Mann, David T. W. Wong, Kenneth Sungho Park (2009). “Innovative use of Vodcast (video-podcast) to Enrich Learning Experience in Structures Laboratory” 4th International Conference on e-Learning, 16-17 July 2009, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Other Publications

  • Park, S.H. (2012) Aston University: Engineering Systems & Management. Construction Engineering and Management, Volume 3, Issue 4, 42-45.