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A Gemba Kaizen model based on BPMN for small-and medium-scale construction businesses in Nigeria. (2017)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. A Gemba Kaizen model based on BPMN for small-and medium-scale construction businesses in Nigeria. Journal of construction project management and innovation [online], 7(1), pages 1760-1778. Available from: https://doi.org/10520/EJC-8503ec7a8

This article presents a demonstration of how gemba kaizen, which is continuous improvement in the workplace, can be implemented using business process modelling and notation (BPMN). The scope of the study is construction businesses in Nigeria. In dev... Read More

The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. (2017)
Journal Article
OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. International business research [online], 10(7), pages 118-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118

The quality of relationship between Oil Producing Companies (OPC) and their Host Communities (HC) within the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (NDRN) is a source of concern for different stakeholders such as the practitioners, government, communities, an... Read More

Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. (2017)
Journal Article
YIN, B.C.L. and LAING, R. 2017. Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. Architecture and civil engineering: proceedings of the 5th International architecture and civil engineering annual conference (ACE 2017), 8-9 May 2017, Singapore [online], article 121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121

Singapore faces specific and immediate risks due to environmental challenges and climate change. To overcome these challenges, the government has been making efforts to implement policies and guidelines on building designs and construction methods in... Read More

Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? (2017)
Journal Article
RICE, K., HUGHES, E., LAING, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? Architecture and civil engineering: proceedings of the 5th International architecture and civil engineering annual conference (ACE 2017), 8-9 May 2017, Singapore [online], article 120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120

This paper concerns the development of Aviemore, a village in the Highlands of Scotland, and the importance of considering a lost 'town centre'. Aviemore evolved rapidly as an all-year tourism destination in the 1960s and 1970s, mainly through the co... Read More

The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria. Presented at the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) doctoral workshop on research methodology, 10 April 2015, Dublin, Ireland [online], pages 1-12. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/..._Dublin-Proceedings.pdf

The need for a cost management paradigm shift in the construction industry is imperative because of the prevail-ing challenges of managing construction cost during construction. Small and medium scale construction firms in Nigeria are faced with the... Read More

Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. (2017)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., LOVE, P.E.D., SMITH, S.D. and ACKERMANN, F. 2017. Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. Project management journal [online], 48(2), pages 88-98. Available from: http://www.pmi.org/lear...tructure-projects-10703

Infrastructure cost overruns receive significant amount of attention in the academic literature as well as the popular press. The methodological weaknesses in the dominant approaches adopted to explain cost overrun causation on infrastructure project... Read More

Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. (2017)
Thesis
GARBA, A. 2017. Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research work that underpins this thesis aims to investigate the viability of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and to develop a RETs implementation framework for providing sustainable electricity to Nigerias rural areas. As a result of electr... Read More

The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. (2017)
Thesis
BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is considered an important sector o... Read More

Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. (2017)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K., ANGELAKOPOULOS, H. and BENNETT, T. 2017. Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. Materiales de construccion [online], 67(326), article ID e122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.06716

Fracture of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete occurs mostly in the form of a smeared crack band undergoing progressive microcracking. For FE modelling and design purposes, this crack band could be characterised by a stress-strain (?-?) relationship. Fo... Read More

Methodological choices in relationship quality (RQ) research 1987 to 2015: a systematic literature review. (2017)
Journal Article
OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. Methodological choices in relationship quality (RQ) research 1987 to 2015: a systematic literature review. Journal of relationship marketing [online], 16(1), pages 40-81. Available from: https://www.tandfonline...0/15332667.2016.1242395

Different methodological choices (i.e., data collection method, sample size, sample characteristics, and analytical instrument) in 122 relationship quality (RQ) peer-reviewed articles published in accredited academic journals between 1987 and 2015 ar... Read More