Fidelis is Professor and Department Head in the Department of Built Environment at the Central University of Technology, Free State. Fidelis was previously a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the NMMU-cidb Centre of Excellence at the Built Environment Research Centre (BERC), Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Fidelis is a Research Associate in Construction Management at NMU and the Coordinator of CIB TG59 – People in Construction.
His qualifications include a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering, a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (Academic Development) and an MSc in the Built Environment with specialization in Construction Management and PhD in Construction Management. Fidelis also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education with Distinction in 2019.
His responsibilities in the University include research, supervision of research, publishing, academic community service, professional association, delivering lectures and administration. Fidelis serves on the editorial boards of four international journals, including Proceedings of ICE – Municipal Engineer. He is a reviewer for 36 international journals. Fidelis has also assessed 55 M+D reports (treatise/dissertation/thesis) from Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Fidelis has taught and assessed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Construction Management and Research Methodology. Fidelis has also led the design and development of 10 new construction qualifications in South African Higher Education. Fidelis is the Director of Emuze Expertise & Associate, a consultancy focused on advancing value accrued to people in construction.