Richard Sarpong Boadi

 

Degrees:                                          

PhD, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

MS, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

BS, Geodetic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2001

 

Hometown:

Kumasi, Ghana

Thesis/Dissertation Topic:

An Integrated Asset Management Framework: Using Risk-based Decision-support Systems to Manage Ancillary Transportation Assets

  

Publications:

Boadi, R. S., A. Amekudzi Kennedy, and J. Couture (Forthcoming). Risk-based Planning and Transportation Asset Management: Critical Pitfalls.  Journal of Transportation Engineering, pp. (Forthcoming).

 Akofio-Sowah, M., R. Boadi, A. Amekudzi, and M. Meyer. (2014). Managing Ancillary Transportation Assets: The State of the Practice.   Journal of Infrastructure Systems.

Boadi, R. and A. Amekudzi. (2013). Risk-Based Corridor Asset Management: Applying Multi-Attribute Utility Theory to Manage Multiple Assets. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, pp. 99-106.

 

Selected Conference Proceedings:

Boadi, R. S. and A. Amekudzi. Risk-Based Corridor Asset Management: Applying Multi-Attribute Utility Theory to Manage Multiple Assets. Presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2013.

Boadi, R.S. and A. Amekudzi. Prioritizing Ancillary Transportation Assets for Management: A Risk-Based Study. 9th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, San Diego, California, April 16-18, 2012. 

Boadi, R.S., M. A. Akofio-Sowah, and A. Amekudzi. Value Tradeoff Analysis Applications in Transportation Asset Management. 9th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, San Diego, California, April 16-18, 2012. 

Boadi, R. S. and A. Amekudzi. Toward a Risk Framework for Prioritizing Ancillary Transportation Assets for Management. 7th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, 2011.

Boadi, R. S. and A. Amekudzi. Risk-Based Management of Ancillary Transportation Assets: Applying the Delphi Method to Estimate the Risk of Failure. Accepted for Presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2014.

Akofio-Sowah, M. A., R. S. Boadi, A. Amekudzi, and M. Meyer.  Best Practices in Managing Ancillary Transportation Assets. 7th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, 2011.

Projects:

Current:

 Managing Transportation System Health: setting Performance Targets and Policies in Non-Uniform  Regions and Jurisdictions to Achieve Uniform Statewide and National Objectives

Past:

Underserved Assets Risk Assessment 

Organizational Performance and Risk Review

Comprehensive Transportation Asset Management: Risk-Based Inventory Expansion & Data Needs

Awards/Scholarships/Honors

International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship (2013-2014)

Babs Abubakari Memorial Scholarship—American Society of Highway Engineers (2012)

Biography:

Richard Sarpong Boadi is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate studying transportation systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He holds a MS degree in transportation systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Under the supervision of Dr. Amekudzi, he is researching the prioritization of transportation assets, beyond pavements and bridges, using risk as an application tool, for short- and long-term transportation investment programming.

Richard has worked in the building construction field for seven years as both a safety coordinator and a construction manager.  In 2005, he co-founded a building construction LLC (Glaring Remodeling and Construction LLC.) and worked for five years as a construction manager.  During this period, he managed and completed several construction projects in the Washington D.C. and the Virginia metropolitan areas. Richard has served as the Treasurer of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) at Georgia Tech, vice president of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), and currently the president of ASHE, Georgia Tech.

At his leisure, Richard likes to watch soccer if he is not playing.

Contact Information:

Email: brichard7@gatech.edu