Head nominated for award

2017-07-05 06:02
Prof. Fidelis Emuze (left) is congratulated by Prof. David Ngidi, deputy vice chancellor of Teaching and Learning, for his nomiation as emerging researcher.

Prof. Fidelis Emuze (left) is congratulated by Prof. David Ngidi, deputy vice chancellor of Teaching and Learning, for his nomiation as emerging researcher.

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Prof. Fidelis Emuze, the head of the Department of Built Environment at the Central University of Technology (CUT), has received thumbs up for steering the department to greater heights.

Representing the university, he participated in the annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) awards held in Johannesburg on Thursday (29/06).

He was nominated for the 2017 TW Kambule-NSTF Emerging Researcher Award.

The NSTF is the most representative and long-standing non-profit body of science, engineering and technology in the sector.

Being part of this event was a great honour for CUT since only 14 of the country’s 26 universities were represented.

Emuze, of the Unit for Lean Construction at CUT, has made inroads into research conducted on construction management.

“My work has been addressing poor cost, environment (inclusive of sustainability), health and safety, productivity, quality and time project performance. These problems are renowned in the industry, but in deve- loped countries, a new production philosophy called lean construction is used to avoid these construction problems,” said Emuze.

“In other countries, they are delive-ring construction projects on time and at a cost saving of up to 25%,” he said.

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