M.Tech. Construction Management
The research study is aimed at developing a Framework for improved Circular Economy Performance using a Servitized Business Model approach.
Mr Ramafalo is an experienced Senior Technical Assistant in the Department of Built Environment of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology at the Central University of Technology, Free State with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry as well as in the construction industry.
He is skilled in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Strategic Planning, Microsoft Project, WinQS, AutoCad, and Research. Strong technical professional that holds a Master’s degree (in Construction Management – Research based) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa.
He is currently registered as a PhD student and working towards a Doctoral degree in Construction Management at the University of Johannesburg.
In the course of his Masters study at the University of Johannesburg, his study focused on issues relating to sustainability and the development of product-service systems (PSS) with particular emphasis on transitions towards servitized business models by Construction industry clients.
Whilst working towards his Masters completion, he wrote and published two peer-reviewed conference papers. Both papers were presented at the Development and Investment in Infrastructure – Strategies for Africa (DII) conference in Zambia in 2018, and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Postgraduate Conference, at Johannesburg in 2019 respectively.
Upon completion of his Master’s studies, he also had an opportunity to write, publish, and present two peer-reviewed conference papers at the International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) in Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom in 2019.
His current research study is mainly focused on areas of sustainable construction, construction business models, and Sustainable & Circular Built Environment. Thus, it is concerned with finding ways to adopt and implement the concept on ”servitization” in the construction industry as well as improving business models used in the construction industry. In particular, the study looks much into how transitions towards Servitized Business Models can contribute towards improving Circular Economy Performance in the construction industry.
Upon successful completion of this doctoral study, it is expected that his study will assist the construction business models in finding ways to deliver products that are functional in a manner that aligns with the client’s business case whilst meeting the original objectives governing the procurement of the product or service, especially from a circular economy perspective.