Andrew Oyen Arewa is currently the programme leader for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and Associate Professor in Quantity Surveying and Construction Project Management at Coventry University. Andrew has held various academic leadership positions in the built environment subject area. He was the programme leader for MSc Construction Project and Cost Management; MSc Construction Management with BIM programmes and programme leader BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Coventry University. Andrew has over 13 years' industry experience as senior project quantity surveyor (PQS) Royal Haskoning DHV Ltd, a renowned project / cost consultancy company and as a senior quantity surveyor with Bouygues Construction Ltd in Africa, Europe Middle East and North America.
Andrew is a chartered quantity surveyor with professional affiliations of MRICS, MCIOB and MAPM. He has extensive work experience in the construction, rail and oil and gas industries.
His key research areas include: sustainable construction, impact of emerging technologies in construction/infrastructure management, occupational health and safety, safety performance, commercial management in construction, building information modelling, process safety management, productivity, emotional intelligent and organisational/business ethics.
Andrew has successfully supervised 11 PhD students to completion (with seven students as director of study and four students as first supervisor). Moreover, Andrew has generated research and consultancy incomes worth over £1.8M via various projects. He currently has 61 quality journal and conference publications.
Andrew has immense teaching experience at postgraduate and undergraduate level; particularly master’s degree modules such as: Advanced Contract Management, Sustainable Construction Technologies, Project Finance Management, Research Method, Project Management and Building/Civil Engineering Management.
In addition to providing academic and strategic leadership in the built environment and engineering subject areas, Andrew is passionate about inspiring and mentoring the next generation of construction and engineering professionals. He actively encourages inclusivity and diversity through his extensive outreach activities. Outside of his busy academic life Andrew enjoys many personal and collaborative activities such as: reading and travelling. His current passion is lawn tennis and marathon race training.