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A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. (2020)
Journal Article
LEON, M. and LAING, R. [2020]. A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2020-0399

Purpose/Design: A collaborative approach from the outset is imperative for project success, especially when considering multidisciplinary teams in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. However, involving different disciplines... Read More about A concept design stages protocol to support collaborative processes in architecture, engineering and construction projects..

AHP-systems thinking analyses for kaizen costing implementation in the construction industry. (2020)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T., AWUZIE, B., EGBELAKIN, T., OBI, L. and OGUNNUSI, M. 2020. AHP-systems thinking analyses for kaizen costing implementation in the construction industry. Buildings [online], 10(12), article ID 230. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120230

The incessant reportage of cost overruns and abandoned projects in contemporary literature have accentuated the need for a re-examination of the nature of the cost management strategies deployed to these projects. This study explores the potential of... Read More about AHP-systems thinking analyses for kaizen costing implementation in the construction industry..

COVID-19 pandemic: the effects and prospects in the construction industry. (2020)
Journal Article
OGUNNUSI, M., HAMMA-ADAMA, M., SALMAN, H. and KOUIDER, T. 2020. COVID-19 pandemic: the effects and prospects in the construction industry. International journal of real estate studies [online], 14(Special Issue 2), pages 120-128. Available from: https://www.utm.my/intr...l_MS_CRES-Covid-025.pdf

COVID-19, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, furlough, palliatives, and many more emerged as the new vocabularies of the entire world, construction industry not excluded. It is precisely a decade from the last pandemic experienced by the... Read More about COVID-19 pandemic: the effects and prospects in the construction industry..

Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain. (2020)
Journal Article
UCHEHARA, I., HAMMA-ADAMA, M., OBIRI, K.A., JAFARIFAR, N. and MOORE, D. 2020. Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain. International journal of real estate studies [online], 14(Special Issue 1), pages 41-53. Available from: https://www.utm.my/intr...ES-Covid-006_Latest.pdf

Industry experts internationally have raised concerns regarding the significant risk posed to the real estate sector by the unprecedented global pandemic of Covid-19. The influence of Covid-19 has been swift, and with emerging wide-ranging consequenc... Read More about Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain..

The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry. (2020)
Journal Article
MOKWENA, J., MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry. In Askarinejad, H., Yazdani, S. and Singh, A. (eds.) Proceedings of International structural engineering and construction [online], 7(2): papers from 5th Australasia and South-East Asia Structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (ASEA-SEC-5): emerging technologies and sustainability principles in structural engineering and construction, 30 November - 3 December 2020, Christchurch, New Zealand, article ID CPM-01. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2020.7(2).CPM-01

The overall aim of this study is to appraise the current practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on firms operating in the South African construction market. Primary and secondary sources of data were utilized. The primary data were collect... Read More about The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry..

Framework for decentralised architectural design BIM and blockchain integration. (2020)
Journal Article
DOUNAS, T., LOMBARDI, D. and JABI, W. [2020]. Framework for decentralised architectural design BIM and blockchain integration. International journal of architectural computing [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1478077120963376

The paper introduces a framework for decentralised architectural design in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. We examine first the constraints of building information modelling in regard to collaboration and trust. We then introduce Blo... Read More about Framework for decentralised architectural design BIM and blockchain integration..

Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. (2020)
Book Chapter
LAING, R., LEON, M., HERBERT, C. and ROBERTS, C. 2020. Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. In Melendez, F., Diniz, N. and Del Signore, M. (eds.) Data, matter, design: strategies in computational design. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 266-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367369156-85

The historic environment faces many challenges, one of which is a poor understanding of the positive role it can play in the maintenance, development, and regeneration of communities, their culture, and their economy. Aberdeenshire Council considers... Read More about Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement..

Smart contracts for decentralised building information modelling. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
DOUNAS, T., JABI, W. and LOMBARDI, D. 2020. Smart contracts for decentralised building information modelling. In Köering, D. and Werner, L.C. (eds.) Proceedings of 38th Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) conference 2020 (eCAADe 2020): anthropologic: architecture and fabrication in the cognitive age, 16-17 September 2020, [virtual conference]. Berlin: eCAADe, volume 2, pages 565-574. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad....ks/paper/ecaade2020_190

The paper presents a model for decentralizing building information modelling, through implementing its infrastructure using the decentralized web. We discuss the shortcomings of BIM in terms of its infrastructure, with a focus on tracing identities o... Read More about Smart contracts for decentralised building information modelling..

Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
GYASI-ADDO, J.A. and BENNADJI, A. 2020. Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity. In Scott, L. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference 2020 (ARCOM 2020), 7-8 September 2020, [virtual conference]. Leeds: ARCOM [online], pages 566-575. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...2020-Indexed-Papers.pdf

Tropical urban sites are constantly under the threats of the adverse effects of urban heat island (UHI) - a situation which is aggravated by climate change. Urban morphology comprises a large set of factors that play an important role in modifying ur... Read More about Investigating the major causes of morphological transformations in the CBD of Accra and the impact on urban heat island intensity..

Infrastructure development in the West African extractive industry: a system thinking approach. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
OBIRI, K.A., BJEIRMI, B., MOORE, D. and BOATENG, P. 2020. Infrastructure development in the West African extractive industry: a system thinking approach. In Scott, L. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference 2020 (ARCOM 2020), 7-8 September 2020, [virtual conference]. Leeds: ARCOM [online], pages 275-284. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...2020-Indexed-Papers.pdf

The extractive industry in the West African region contributes significantly to the socio-economic development of the host communities and the wider economies of resource-rich countries. However, the spill-over effects to the domestic suppliers and t... Read More about Infrastructure development in the West African extractive industry: a system thinking approach..

Highway sustainability construction: reducing carbon emissions using process management. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
UCHEHARA, I., HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and MOORE, D. 2020. Highway sustainability construction: reducing carbon emissions using process management. In Scott, L. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference 2020 (ARCOM 2020), 7-8 September 2020, [virtual conference]. Leeds: ARCOM [online], pages 305-314. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...2020-Indexed-Papers.pdf

Carbon emission is a critical issue in infrastructure development, including the highway construction industry. Previous studies suggest that continuous carbon emission across highway projects is due to the use of different types of construction equi... Read More about Highway sustainability construction: reducing carbon emissions using process management..

Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19. (2020)
Journal Article
ZECCA, C., GAGLIONE, F., LAING, R. and GARGIULO, C. 2020. Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19. TeMA: journal of land use, mobility and environment [online], 13(2), pages 241-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/7051

The emergency of COVID-19 changed the face of our cities, preventing most of the urban activities, limiting travels on large, medium and short distances and drastically reducing the number and the intensity of social relationships. The restrictive me... Read More about Pedestrian routes and accessibility to urban services: an urban rhythmic analysis on people's behaviour before and during the COVID-19..

Investigating the challenges of refinery construction in Nigeria: a snapshot across two-timeframes over the past 55 years. (2020)
Journal Article
IHEUKWUMERE, O.E., MOORE, D. and OMOTAYO, T. 2020. Investigating the challenges of refinery construction in Nigeria: a snapshot across two-timeframes over the past 55 years. International journal of construction supply chain management [online], 10(1), pages 46-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14424/ijcscm100120-46-72

The sub-optimal performance of state-owned refineries in Nigeria has led to a significant gap in the supply of refined petroleum products (RPPs) in the country. More so, the growing demand for these products has further widened the gap to the range o... Read More about Investigating the challenges of refinery construction in Nigeria: a snapshot across two-timeframes over the past 55 years..

Identifying the immediate and remote causes of pipeline disasters in Nigeria. (2020)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, F.I. and LEON, M. 2020. Identifying the immediate and remote causes of pipeline disasters in Nigeria. Global journal of science frontier research H: environment and earth science [online], 20(3), pages 1-14. Available from: https://journalofscienc...GJSFR/article/view/2735

Several occurrences of the transport system of the natural gold vandalisms in Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta part of Nigeria is so upfront and seem neverending. However, this seemed also to be a result of many factors ranging from the unemplo... Read More about Identifying the immediate and remote causes of pipeline disasters in Nigeria..

A systems thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical waste. (2020)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T., OLANIPEKUN, A., OBI, L. and BOATENG, P. 2020. A system thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical waste. Built environment project and asset management [online], 10(4): construction 4.0 and circular economy, pages 509-528. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2019-0100

Purpose: Continual cost reduction of overhead costs of building projects can realign the concept of post-contract cost control towards value-driven construction projects and stakeholders’ satisfaction. This study synthesised and analysed the viable c... Read More about A systems thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical waste..

4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production. (2020)
Journal Article
MAGILL, L.J., JAFARIFAR, N., WATSON, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2020. 4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production. International journal of construction management [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1786623

Loss of productivity through on-site delays and disruptions is a significant problem in the construction industry. This can be caused by workforce, materials, and equipment clashes. A major need for the industry is to improve construction logistic ef... Read More about 4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production..

A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices. (2020)
Journal Article
MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices. Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction [online], 7(1): proceedings of the 3rd European and Mediterranean structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (EURO MED SEC 3): holistic overview of structural design and construction management, 3-8 August 2020, Limassol, Cyprus, Chapter 11.1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.res.2020.7(1).SUS-04

The South African construction industry accounts for 23% of the greenhouse emissions, while manufactured materials amount to 4% of carbon dioxide emission. The human emission of greenhouse gases is the reason why the earth is warming up and making cl... Read More about A stakeholder perspective on the implementation of sustainable construction practices..

Analysis of barriers and drivers for BIM adoption. (2020)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M., KOUIDER, T. and SALMAN, H. 2020. Analysis of barriers and drivers for BIM adoption. International journal of BIM and engineering science [online], 3(1), pages 18-41. Available from: HAMMA-ADAMA, M., KOUIDER, T. and SALMAN, H. 2020. Analysis of barriers and drivers for BIM adoption. International journal of BIMa and engineering science [online], 3(1), pages 18-41. Available from: http://bimarabia.com/IJ..._volume_3_issue_1_2020/

Research on 'digitalization and collaboration' in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. financial services, retailing, publishing and travelling) for ove... Read More about Analysis of barriers and drivers for BIM adoption..

Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity. (2020)
Book
MAIR, N. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2020. Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity. Springer geography. Cham: Springer [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51449-5

This book is a companion to an earlier book ("Potsdamerplatz: the reshaping of Berlin") also by Quazi Mahtab Zaman. Political meaning in architecture has been a subject of interest to many critics and writers. The most notable of these include Charle... Read More about Berlin: a city awaits: the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity..

Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation. (2020)
Journal Article
LAING, R. [2020]. Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation. Developments in the built environment [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2020.100017

Modelling and visualisation of the built heritage has become an area where digital tools and techniques have become pervasive. This extends across all stages and aspects of heritage projects, and has come to include the culture of data pertaining to... Read More about Built heritage modelling and visualisation: the potential to engage with issues of heritage value and wider participation..