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Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 765-774. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...d0c7cdfafec96acc7e9.pdf

Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple visual data sources of an infra... Read More about Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector..

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 about Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research..

Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
TOKEDE, O. and AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. 2016. Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds) Proceedings of the 32nd annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 321-330. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...59e4707ebb0684a90f2.pdf

Retrofit buildings are becoming popular in the United Kingdom as well as many parts of the advanced economies. Existing whole-life costing models have however, not proven to be robust enough to deal with building retrofit scenarios. Recent research h... Read More about Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects..

Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BOATENG, P., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, S. 2015. Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 115-124. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...f2d751737631e538b37.pdf

Megaprojects present significant economic risks to their financiers and sponsors. Factors such as inflation, cash flow issues, material and energy price hikes and change in government policies can cause such capital intensive projects to overrun plan... Read More about Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach..

Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., SMITH, S.D., LOVE, P.E.D. and ACKERMANN, F. 2015. Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 863-872. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...e2bc010658d11b15190.pdf

Construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. A plethora of studies have thus been dedicated to investigating the root causes, sizes, distribution and nature of overruns. The causes range from a poor understanding of the impact of sys... Read More about Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated..

Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
ADINYIRA, E., KWOFIE, T.E. and AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. 2015. Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana. In Badu, E., Ayarkwa, J., Ahadzie, D., Adinyira, E., Owusu-Manu, D. and Kwofie, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International conference on infrastructure development in Africa (ICIDA 2015), 25-26 March 2015, Kumasi, Ghana. Kumasi: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, pages 394-411.

The construction of mass housing has become a very important policy in the government of Ghanas efforts at reducing the countrys housing deficit. Unlike traditional one-off building projects, Mass Housing Projects (MHPs) typically present a plethora... Read More about Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana..

Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2014. Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 753-762. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf

Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an environment of significant un... Read More about Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project..

Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D., 2014. Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. Construction management and economics [online], 32(7-8), pages 682-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2014.933854

One of the main aims of any construction client is to procure a project within the limits of a predefined budget. However, most construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. Existing theories on construction cost overrun suggest a num... Read More about Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining..

Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
TOKEDE, O., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., SMITH, S. and WAMUZIRI, S. 2014. Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. In Castro-Lacouture, D., Irizarry, J. and Ashuri, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 Construction research congress: construction in a global network, 19-21 May 2014, Atlanta, USA. Reston, VA: ASCE [online], pages 1458-1467. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.149

Significant improvements are achievable in the accuracy of cost estimates if cost models adequately incorporate issues of flexibility and uncertainty. This study evaluates the relational efficiencies of the fuzzy composition operators “ the max-min a... Read More about Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models..

Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2014. Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 19(1), pp. 38-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-06-2013-0027

Purpose: Drawing on mainstream arguments in the literature, the paper presents a coherent and holistic view on the causes of cost growth, and the dynamics between cognitive dispositions, learning and estimation. A cost prediction model has also been... Read More about Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation..

My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2013. My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. In Smith, S.D. and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 559-568. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf

Most construction projects overrun their budgets. Among the myriad of explanations giving for construction cost overruns is the lack of required information upon which to base accurate estimation. Much of the financial decisions made at the time of d... Read More about My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns..


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