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Professor Akintola Akintoye - Leeds Beckett. Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Professor Akintola Akintoye

Dean of School | Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Akintola Akintoye, Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering, joined the University in 2017.



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Professor Akintoye, Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering, joined the University in 2017. He holds the Chair of Construction Economics and Management.

Professor Akintoye joined University of Salford in 1989 where he completed his PhD in 1991. After he completed his PhD, he worked briefly with Reading University on a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor funded research project and with Salford University College as Lecturer in Construction Technology.

In 1994, Akin left Salford University College to join Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and was promoted Senior Lecturer and Reader. Whilst at GCU, he undertook a number of roles including Subject Leader and Director of Research. In 1999, he was promoted to Professor of Construction Economics and Management and became Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer of the School of Built and Natural Environment in 2002, with responsibility for developing the School’s research and knowledge transfer strategy and Research Assessment Exercise. Akin was elected the Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management in 2000.

In 2008, Akin moved to the University of Central Lancashire to be Head of School of the newly formed School of Built and Natural Environment. Here, he grew and diversified its academic portfolio at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, substantially increasing its international reach with partnerships, franchises and collaborations in South East Asia and Africa. He established the School’s Part One and Two programmes in Architecture with RIBA validation and a degree programme in Civil Engineering. In 2011, he became Dean of Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment where he was Chair of the School Executive Team and a member of the University Senior Management Group. Upon the academic restructuring of the University, he became Director of Research and Innovation at the College of Science and Technology in 2015 with the responsibility for overseeing the College Research Excellence Framework in nine (9) Units of Assessment. He was in this role until 2017 when he moved to Leeds Beckett University as the Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (5)


Civil Engineering

Construction Economics


Economic Formation

Education (1)

University of Salford: PhD 1991

Affiliations (3)

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors : Fellow
  • Chartered Institute of Building : Fellow
  • Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction : Editor-in-Chief

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (1)

UG lecturers to have access to higher degrees under UClan pact

Stabroek News  online


Addressing the setting up of a News Centre, UClan Professor Akintola Akintoye said that it will serve as a platform for the coordination of activities between UClan and UG.

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Event Appearances (1)

Leadership: Mentorship and Coaching

Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Conference  University of Huddersfield

Articles (5)

The history of healthcare facilities management services: a UK perspective on infection control


2018 The history of the development of non-clinical services in infection control (IC) dates back to the pre-modern era. There is evidence of health-care facility management (HFM) services in Roman military hospitals. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Christian beliefs and teaching shaped the development of HFM in monastic hospitals.

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Application of the Delphi technique in healthcare maintenance

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

2017 The purpose of this paper is to examine the research design, issues and considerations in the application of the Delphi technique to identify, refine and rate the critical success factors and performance measures in maintenance-associated infections.

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Review of Motivations, Success Factors, and Barriers to the Adoption of Offsite Manufacturing in Nigeria

Procedia Engineering

2017 Despite several mitigation attempts, Nigeria is still facing a deficit of 17 million houses. Seminal literature argues that this problem is predominantly due to a myriad of issues, including high construction costs, skills shortages, the slow pace of construction, lack of infrastructure and logistics, poor quality of available housing stock etc.

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Empirical Study of Project Governance among Chinese Project Management Professionals

International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction

2017 Project governance (PG) represents a direct and control function for a project based organization (PBO). Operational approaches to PG have rarely been explored and structured. Based on a face-to-face questionnaire survey of project management professionals in China, this study produces an ontology of PG “direct and control” measures at the operational level.

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Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for achieving sustainable social housing (SSH)

International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment

2017 The overarching objective of social housing is to meet housing needs, particularly those of the vulnerable households – low and middle income earners. However, there is evidence to show that social housing is not adequately supported to achieve sustainable goals despite its significance for addressing the housing crisis. The aim of this study is to determine the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for achieving Sustainable Social Housing (SSH) from economic, environmental and social perspectives for meeting housing needs.

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