Dr Kenneth Sungho Park

Engineering Systems & Management

Senior Lecturer in Construction 

Phone number: 0121 204 4203
Email: k.park@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB226B 


Kenneth, BSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD, FHEA, MRICS, MCIOB, PMP, Chartered Construction Manager joined the academic staff at Aston University in 2009 from University of Reading, where he enjoyed teaching and researching construction management areas.

Having gained a BSc in Architectural Engineering, Kenneth has moved into industry working for construction and engineering companies internationally over 12 years. This allowedhim 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 and started working in the academia.

He is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB, Chartered Institute of Building), FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), a Project Management Professional (PMP, PMI, USA), and a KCCM (Korean Certified Construction Manager, Korean Construction Management Centre/CMAA). 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, Energies, Automation in Construction, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ASCE, and Building and Environment, etc.

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 Kenny
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Profession Practice in Higher Education, Aston University, 2012
  • PhD in Construction Management, University of Reading, 2009
  • 2017 – date: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
  • 2015 – 2017: Senior Lecturer, SEAT, 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: 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 Project Management, MSc Engineering Management and industrial practitioners including:
  • BSc Value, Risk and Whole Life Cost Management (EC311C)
  • BSc Green Building (EC307C)
  • BSc Research Project (EC310A)
  • MSc Major Project (EM4020)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses
  • Challenge of whole life management and sustainability
  • Sustainable housing refurbishment
  • Design and construction process improvement
  • Building information modeling application
  • Passivhaus and offsite construction
  • Deliveries and Relationships among Key Stages in Procurement Delivery Methods
  • Framework of Data Flow on the Project Process Map
  • Decision Making Methodologies including AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process)
Completed Doctoral Supervision
  • 2014 – Ki Pyung Kim: Doctor of Philosophy  – Conceptual Building Information Modelling Framework for Whole‐house Refurbishment based on LCC and LCA.
  • 2015 – Oseasunmhen Ehi-uujamhan: Doctor of Philosophy – The Complements Towards Developing a New Risk Management Framework and its Applicability to the Nigerian Power Sector. 
  • 2017 – Khalid Albarkoly: Doctor of Philosophy – Exploring the Maintenance Practices and Strategies in the Libyan Cement Industry.
  • 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.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Korean Institute of Building Information Modeling.
  • Founding member of UK-Indonesia Researcher Network 
  • Member of GloNic (Global Network for International Construction).
  • Member of National BIM Education Working Group, NZ (2015~2017)
  • External examiner for PhD at University of Auckland in 2017.
  • Chair of Scientific and Technical Committee, Pacific Association Quantity Surveyors Congress 2016.
  • FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012.
  • MRICS: Chartered Surveyor, Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK
  • MCIOB: Chartered Construction Manager, Member of Chartered Institute of Building, UK. since 2007.
  • PMP: Project Management Professional, Member of Project Management Institute, USA. since 2006.
  • KCCM: Korean Certified Construction Manager, Member of Korean Construction Management Centre/CMAA, Korea. since 2005.
  • BREEAM Assessor, BRE Environmental Assessment Method Domestic Refurbishment, UK, 2013~2014

Journal Articles

  • Kim, K.P and Park, K.S. (2018) Housing Information Modelling for BIM-embedded Housing Refurbishment. Journal of Facilities Management, Volume 16, Issue 3, xxx-xxx (in press). DOI: 10.1108/JFM-09-2016-0037
  • Kim, K.P and Park, K.S. (2018) Delivering Value for Money with BIM-embedded Housing Refurbishment. Journal of Facilities Management, Volume 36, Issue 13/14, xxx-xxx (in press). DOI: 10.1108/F-05-2017-0048
  • Kahandawaa, K. A. R. V. D., Domingo, N. D., Park, K. S. & Uma, S. R. (2018) Earthquake damage estimation systems: Literature review. 2018 Procedia Engineering. Elsevier, Vol. 212, 622- 628.
  • Finnie, D., Ameer Ali, N. and Park, K. (2018) Enhancing Off-Site Manufacturing through Early-Contractor Involvement (ECI). Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, Volume X, Issue X, 1-35 (in press). https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.17.00029
  • Yakubu, E., Egbelakin, T., Dizhur, D., Ingham, J., Park, K.S., & Phipps, R. (2017) Why are Older Inner-city Buildings Vacant? Implications for Town Centre Regeneration. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, Vol. 11, 1, 1-16.
  • Kim, KP., & Park, KS. (2016) Exploring Capabilities of BIM Tools for Housing Refurbishment in the UK. Journal of KIBIM, Volume 6, Issue 4, 9-17
  • Kim, K.P and Park, K.S. (2016) Primary BIM Dataset for Refurbishing Flood Risk Vulnerable Housing in the UK. Built, Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 6, Issue 4, 365-377.
  • Albarkoly, KM., & Park, KS. (2015). Implementing a Strategy of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) in the Libyan Cement Industry. International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic and Management Engineering. 9(6), 1833-1842.
  • 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 

Book Chapters

  • Park, KS. and Kim, KP. (2017). BIM Application and Adoption in the UK Housing Sector. In P. Wu, H. Li, & X. Wang (Eds.) Integrated Building Information Modelling, (pp. 48 - 83), Bentham Science Publishers

Refereed conference papers

  • Puolitaival, T., Booth, T., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., & Park, K.S.(2017). BIM education -Case New Zealand. Proceedings of 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017, 3-5 July, Melbourne, Australia.
  • T.H.A, Le, K. Park, E. Rasheed, N. Domingo,& 5N, Mithraratne (2017) Sustainable Refurbishment of School Building in New Zealand: A Literature Review, Proceedings of the 5th NZBERS, 17-18 Oct 2017, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kahandawa K., Domingo N.D. Park K.S., & Uma S.R. (2017) Earthquake Damage Estimation Systems: Literature Review., 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, ICBR2017, 27–29 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Sooriyamudalige N., Domingo N.D., Childerhouse P., & Park K. (2017) A Review of Prefabricated Housing Supply Chain: As a Solution to Housing Affordability., 10th International Built Environment Research Conference, 8–9 December 2017, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka. 
  • Kahandawa K., Domingo N.D. Park K.S., & Uma S.R. (2017) Identification of Post-Earthquake Damages on Buildings., 10th International Built Environment Research Conference, 8–9 December 2017, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka.
  • T. Puolitaival, R. Amor, A. Ghaffarianhoseini and K.S. Park (2016) Supporting BIM Adoption and Implementation – Case New Zealand, International UK BIM Academic Forum Conference, 13-15 September 2016, Glasgow, UK, BIM Academic Forum.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park. (2016) Exploratory Research on BIM Integration in Housing Refurbishment, Procs 32th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • R. Asli, G. Wedawatta, P. Hedges and K.S. Park. (2016) Building environmental assessment scheme for residential building in Brunei, Procs 32th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • K.P. Kim and K.S. Park. (2016) Implication of Quantity Surveying Practice in a BIM-enabled Environment, Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2016, 20-24 May 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • K.S. Park (2016) BIM Adoption in the UK Housing Sector, 9th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2016, 17-19 February 2016, Auckland, New Zealand.  
  • K.S. Park (2015) Housing Information Modelling for Domestic Refurbishment Projects. In CARE-RISK: UK- Malaysia partnership, CApacity building to REduce disaster RISK in the UK and Malaysia UK. 
  • 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, Vol. 1, 137 – 141.
  • 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.

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