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Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Maduka, N., Greenwood, D., & Udeaja, C. (2024). Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction. In C. Egbu (Ed.), Proceedings of International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) international conference. Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development

Low energy building retrofit presents important opportunities for reducing of greenhouse gas emissions in the environment. It has been considered as one of the key approaches to achieving sustainable development in construction industry. Nevertheless... Read More about Exploring knowledge management principles for decision-making in low-energy building for sustainable construction.

Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers (2024)
Book Chapter
Umeokafor, N., Windapo, A., Umar, T., & Ibrahim, C. K. I. C. (in press). Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers. In Drivers of Continuous Improvement in Construction Health, Safety, and Wellbeing. Taylor and Francis

In this study, a framework of the barriers to design for safety (DfS) education and training diffusion in architecture engineering and construction has been developed using the literature review, and some improvement strategies are outlined This stem... Read More about Navigating safety by design education: A framework of diffusion and implementation barriers.

Constructing for the future: Can the duty of good faith improve payment in the UK construction industry? (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Aderibigbe, A., Umeokafor, N., & Umar, T. (2023). Constructing for the future: Can the duty of good faith improve payment in the UK construction industry?. In A. Tutesigensi, & C. J. Neilson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual ARCOM Conference (14-23)

Adversarialism within the UK construction industry fosters poor payment practices. Thus, stakeholders down the supply chain consistently suffer cashflow issues which can cause insolvencies. This study consisted of a critical review of literature and... Read More about Constructing for the future: Can the duty of good faith improve payment in the UK construction industry?.

The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being (2023)
Book Chapter
Manu, P., Gao, S., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Francis, V., & Sawhney, A. (2023). The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. D. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (1-14). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-1

Globally, the construction sector accounts for more than100,000 occupational fatalities annually. There is an urgent need to improve the poor occupational safety, health and well-being (OSHW) outlook of the construction sector. The advent of the four... Read More about The confluence of Industry 4.0 and construction occupational safety, health and well-being.

Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach (2023)
Book Chapter
Collinge, W. H., Osorio-Sandoval, C. A., Manu, P., & Cheung, C. (2023). Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. Jorge Silva Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (42-51). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-5

The design and development of Industry 4.0 applications requires focused research work and close collaboration with the industry. Such an approach requires a balance between technical work and social interactions with industry partners: a social cons... Read More about Developing Industry 4.0 applications - A social construction of technology approach.

Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction (2023)
Book Chapter
Perera, S., Paton-Cole, V., Gao, S., Francis, V., Urhal, P., Manu, P., …Babalola, A. (2023). Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (154-168). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-15

Reducing occupational safety and health (OSH) incidents has been an area of significant importance to the construction industry. The industry remains one of the most dangerous, with significant occupational fatalities and injuries. Artificial intelli... Read More about Artificial intelligence for occupational health and safety management in construction.

Application of exoskeletons for occupational safety and health management in construction (2023)
Book Chapter
Babalola, A., Urhal, P., Manu, P., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., …Paton-Cole, V. (2023). Application of exoskeletons for occupational safety and health management in construction. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (249-264). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-23

The construction industry is a high-risk industry due to its poor record of injuries and deaths globally. Recently, exoskeletons, as part of a suite of Industry 4.0 technologies, have emerged as a potential effective technological approach for addres... Read More about Application of exoskeletons for occupational safety and health management in construction.

Bamboo construction inspired by vernacular techniques for reducing carbon footprint: A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (2023)
Journal Article
Rincón, C. E., Montoya, J. A., & Archila, H. F. (2023). Bamboo construction inspired by vernacular techniques for reducing carbon footprint: A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Sustainability, 15(24), Article 16893. https://doi.org/10.3390/su152416893

Whilst upcoming innovations on digital technology and renewable energy can have a significant impact on the reduction of operational carbon emissions in the construction industry, readily available fast-growing building materials like bamboo are alre... Read More about Bamboo construction inspired by vernacular techniques for reducing carbon footprint: A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

An internet of things enabled system for real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of railway infrastructure (2023)
Thesis
Gbadamosi, A. An internet of things enabled system for real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of railway infrastructure. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10928540

The railway industry plays a pivotal role in the socioeconomic landscape of many countries. However, its operation poses considerable challenges in terms of safety, environmental impact, and the intricacies of intertwined technical and social structu... Read More about An internet of things enabled system for real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of railway infrastructure.

An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site (2023)
Journal Article
Qiao, Q., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., Manu, P., Cao, R., & Yuan, Z. (2023). An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site. Safety Science, 168, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2023.106312

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the world and society in its entirety. The labour-intensive construction industry is especially disrupted by COVID-19 and construction workers have a higher chance of exposure to COVID-19. Despite the extensivene... Read More about An interactive agent-based modelling framework for assessing COVID-19 transmission risk on construction site.

Investigating barriers to blockchain adoption in construction supply chain management: A fuzzy-based MCDM approach (2023)
Journal Article
Singh, A. K., Kumar, V. P., Dehdasht, G., Mohandes, S. R., Manu, P., & Pour Rahimian, F. (2023). Investigating barriers to blockchain adoption in construction supply chain management: A fuzzy-based MCDM approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 196, Article 122849. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.122849

This study aims to investigate the barriers to the adoption of Blockchain Technology (BT) within the field of Construction Supply Chain Management (CSCM) by unravelling their interrelationships. In doing so, a Pythagorean fuzzy-set-based DEMATEL meth... Read More about Investigating barriers to blockchain adoption in construction supply chain management: A fuzzy-based MCDM approach.

A method to enable automatic extraction of cost and quantity data from hierarchical construction information documents to enable rapid digital comparison and analysis (2023)
Journal Article
Adanza Dopazo, D., Mahdjoubi, L., & Gething, B. (2023). A method to enable automatic extraction of cost and quantity data from hierarchical construction information documents to enable rapid digital comparison and analysis. Buildings, 13(9), Article 2286. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13092286

Context: Despite the effort put into developing standards for structuring construction costs and the strong interest in the field, most construction companies still perform the process of data gathering and processing manually. This provokes inconsis... Read More about A method to enable automatic extraction of cost and quantity data from hierarchical construction information documents to enable rapid digital comparison and analysis.

Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Babalola, A., Cheung, C., Manu, P., & Yunusa-Kaltungo, A. (2023). Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education. In CIBW099W123: Digital Transformation of Health and Safety in Construction: Book of Proceedings (471-480). https://doi.org/10.24840/978-972-752-309-2

Effective construction management plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful execution and completion of construction projects. However, the construction industry continues to face numerous challenges, such as time delays and cost overruns, whic... Read More about Development of a framework integrating agent-based modelling, building information modelling and immersive technologies for construction training and education.

Is integrated project delivery sufficient to reduce adversarialism in the UK construction industry? (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Aderibigbe, A., Umeokafor, N., & Umar, T. (2023). Is integrated project delivery sufficient to reduce adversarialism in the UK construction industry?. In Proceedings of the 11th World Construction Symposium (634-644). https://doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2023.52

Adversarialism is an endemic feature of the construction industry, resulting in devasting effects on productivity, cost, performance and client satisfaction within the industry. This can be explained by various factors of which adversarial ‘tradition... Read More about Is integrated project delivery sufficient to reduce adversarialism in the UK construction industry?.

Automated code compliance checking through building information modelling (2023)
Journal Article
Aslam, B., & Umar, T. (in press). Automated code compliance checking through building information modelling. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.22.00214

Design, construction and handing over of the building need to be complaint with the rules set by the local authority. Manual assessment of the drawings and plans against variable and complex set of rules is quite cumbersome, inconsistent, expensive,... Read More about Automated code compliance checking through building information modelling.

An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea (2023)
Journal Article
Park, T., Mahamadu, A. M., Agyekum, K., Adade-Boateng, A., Manu, P., Adinyira, E., & Adukpo, S. (in press). An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-02-2023-0050

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management practices of construction companies in South Korea to ascertain specific components and practices that need improvement for successful OSH performance. Design... Read More about An inquiry into the health and safety management practices of construction firms in South Korea.

Computer vision and IoT research landscape for health and safety management on construction sites (2023)
Journal Article
Arshad, S., Akinade, O., Bello, S., & Bilal, M. (2023). Computer vision and IoT research landscape for health and safety management on construction sites. Journal of Building Engineering, 76, Article 107049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.107049

Aims: Perform a systematic review of current literature to evaluate and summarise the health and safety hazards on construction sites. Methods: Science Direct, SCOPUS and web of science databases were searched for research articles published from 201... Read More about Computer vision and IoT research landscape for health and safety management on construction sites.

A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management (2023)
Book Chapter
Babalola, A., Urhal, P., Manu, P., Da Silva Bartolo, P. J., Cheung, C., Yunusa-Kaltungo, A., …Paton-Cole, V. (2023). A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management. In P. Manu, S. Gao, P. J. S. Bartolo, V. Francis, & A. Sawhney (Eds.), Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (283-295). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796-26

The construction industry has a poor reputation for being a high-risk industry due to its poor record of occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths globally. In recent times, the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of a suite of Industry 4.0 technolog... Read More about A systematic review of Internet of Things applications in construction occupational safety and health management.

Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era (2023)
Book
Manu, P., Gao, S., Bartolo, P. J. S., Francis, V., & Sawhney, A. (Eds.). (2023). Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003213796

This Handbook seeks to examine and advance current understanding of the confluence of construction health, safety and well-being and the broad range of Industry 4.0 technologies in use in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.... Read More about Handbook of Construction Safety, Health and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era.

The implementations of smart monitoring on construction sites – A literature review (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., & Bozorgzadeh, A. (2023). The implementations of smart monitoring on construction sites – A literature review. In S. M. Ahmed, S. Azhar, A. Saul, K. Mahaffy, & R. Farooqui (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC 13) (738-748)

A critical concern with the UK’s construction project progress monitoring and control techniques is their dependency on data collection, which is time-consuming and unproductive and may lead to various circumstances in managing projects. However, col... Read More about The implementations of smart monitoring on construction sites – A literature review.