Dr. Godfaurd Adjaie John

Dr. Godfaurd Adjaie John

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB240

+44 (0) 1772 89 3227


After fourteen years working as a civil engineering practitioner in Sierra Leone, Godfaurd migrated to the UK. He enrolled in further education and graduated with an MSc in structures & project management, and a PhD on construction site safety. Godfaurd is an academic and faculty at UCLan, imparting his knowledge and skills to train the next generation of civil engineers ‘without borders’.  He was instrumental in the establishment of the Civil Engineering course at UCLan and is currently a senior lecturer in the school of engineering. 

Godfaurd is a graduate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, the CIB working group in health and safety management and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Full Profile

Since graduating as a civil engineer, Godfaurd held a number of positions embracing consultancy, contracting, and education and training. He worked for a consulting firm of civil engineers for eight years, before working as a contractor for a further six years.  After obtaining his doctorate, he held a research fellowship position at Reading university for six and a half years, before joining University of Central Lancashire, as a faculty in teaching and learning in the school of built and natural environment.  Godfaurd is research active within the area of built environment and sustainability.


  • PGCert. Research Student Supervision, University of Central Lancashire, 2013
  • PGCert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • Ph.D. Construction Management, Teesside University, 2000
  • M.Sc. Structures and Construction Project Management, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997    
  • M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering,  University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 1987
  • BEng (Hons), Civil Engineering, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 1982


Ganah, Abdulkadir and John, Godfaurd Adjaie (2017) BIM and project planning integration for on-site safety induction. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 15 (3). ISSN 1726-0531.

John, G.A. and Ikeagwuani, U.M. (2013) Safety in maritime oil sector: Content analysis of machinery space fire hazards. Safety Science, 51 (1). pp. 347-353. ISSN 0925-7535.

John, GA, Clements-Croome DJ, Howe, J (2010) A conceptual approach to determine optimal indoor air quality; a mixture experiment method, Proceeding of the CLIMA Conference, Held in Antalya, Turkey, 9 – 12  May, 2010, pp. 193 - 203. ISBN 978-975-6907-14-6.

John GA and Clements-Croome DJ, (2005). Sustainable Building Solutions: A Review of Lessons from the Natural World.  Journal of Building and Environment Vol. 40, pp  319-328. 

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Teaching activities

Teaching responsibilities include:

1.Module leader for the following modules in post graduate and undergraduate courses in civil engineering,

  • BN4010:- Project planning, control and analysis
  • BN4410:- Health and safety management
  • BN3010:- Project management and Building Information modelling (BIM)
  • BN3720:- Health and safety management
  • NT3048:- Engineering Dissertation
  • BN2508:- Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Materials
  • BN2721:- Health and safety management
  • ER1432:- Civil Engineering Fluids and materials

2. Other learning and teaching responsibilities include:

  • BN4609 – Dissertation
  • BN3990 - Dissertation


  • Health and Safety in the Built Environment
  • Civil engineering asset management and BIM innovation

Past Projects:

  • Scoping study on the use of different decision making techniques for project management in the built and natural environment.
  • Reliability of building services systems
  • System integration in the built environment
  • Integrated logistic support of building services systems

Research Activities

  • Health and Safety in the Built Environment
  • Integration of Health & Safety and BIM Innovation
  • Projects  and Project Management  in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industries
  • Whole Life Performance, Asset Management and Resilience (WAR) of the Built Environment
  • Training Needs and Education in the AEC Industries, especially for developing nations
  • Supervision of Research Degree Postgraduate Students 

External Activities

  • Reviewer for Research Council – UK.
  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Engineering, Project and Production Management
  • Reviewer for Journal of Engineering, Construction and Management
  • Reviewer for Journal of Facilities
  • Reviewer for SHAW


  • CIB World Congress Conferences
  • Health Building Conferences
  • Project Management in the Baltic Regions
  • ARCOM – Association of Researchers in Construction Management
  • COBRA – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • REHVA – European heating and ventilation society.