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The importance of BIM capability assessment: An evaluation of post-selection performance of organisations on construction projects (2019)
Journal Article
Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., Mahdjoubi, L., Booth, C., Aigbavboa, C., & Abanda, F. (2020). The importance of BIM capability assessment: An evaluation of post-selection performance of organisations on construction projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 27(1), 24-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/ecam-09-2018-0357

Purpose: The emergence of building information modelling (BIM) has led to the need for pre-qualification and selection of organisations capable of working within a BIM environment. Several criteria have been proposed for the assessment of an organisa... Read More about The importance of BIM capability assessment: An evaluation of post-selection performance of organisations on construction projects.

Infrastructure procurement capacity gaps in Nigeria public sector institutions (2019)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., Booth, C., Olomolaiye, P., Coker, A., Ibrahim, A., & Lamond, J. (2019). Infrastructure procurement capacity gaps in Nigeria public sector institutions. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(9), 1962-1985. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-11-2017-0240

Purpose: The achievement of sustainable development goals is linked to the procurement of public infrastructure in a manner that meets key procurement objectives, such as sustainability, value-for-money, transparency and accountability. At the heart... Read More about Infrastructure procurement capacity gaps in Nigeria public sector institutions.

Building information modelling (BIM) capability and delivery success on construction projects (2019)
Journal Article
Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Booth, C., Manu, P., & Manu, E. (2019). Building information modelling (BIM) capability and delivery success on construction projects. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 19(2), 170-192. https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-03-2018-0016

Purpose: In spite of emerging research on building information modelling (BIM) capability assessment, there is a general dearth of knowledge about the links between often pre-emptive capability measurement attributes and actual delivery success. More... Read More about Building information modelling (BIM) capability and delivery success on construction projects.

Sustainability of bridge maintenance (2019)
Journal Article
Balogun, T., Tomor, A., Lamond, J., & Booth, C. (in press). Sustainability of bridge maintenance. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering, 172(1), 54-64. https://doi.org/10.1680/jbren.15.00027

Bridge maintenance activities are important to consider within sustainable development due to the cost and environmental impact associated with various maintenance activities. Comparisons have been made between different bridge structural forms, base... Read More about Sustainability of bridge maintenance.

Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Asah-Kissiedu, M., Manu, P., Booth, C., & Mahamadu, A. (2018, September). Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability. Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Engineering Project and Production Management (EPPM) 2018

Implementing separate Environmental Management System (EMS) and Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) can be costly for organisations and hence the advent of integrated management systems. The effective implementation of integrated safety, healt... Read More about Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability.

Assessment of procurement capacity challenges inhibiting public infrastructure procurement: A Nigerian inquiry (2018)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Mahamadu, A. M., Booth, C., Olomolaiye, P., Ibrahim, A., & Coker, A. (2018). Assessment of procurement capacity challenges inhibiting public infrastructure procurement: A Nigerian inquiry. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 8(4), 386-402. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-02-2018-0038

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Public procurement capacity is composed of three facets: individual, organisational and an enabling national environment which encapsulates national legislation, policies and institutional arrangements tha... Read More about Assessment of procurement capacity challenges inhibiting public infrastructure procurement: A Nigerian inquiry.

Probability of fatigue failure in brick masonry under compressive loading (2018)
Journal Article
Koltsida, I., Tomor, A., & Booth, C. (2018). Probability of fatigue failure in brick masonry under compressive loading. International Journal of Fatigue, 112, 233-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.03.023

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Long-term fatigue tests under compressive loading were performed on low-strength brick masonry prisms under laboratory conditions. The number of loading cycles to failure were recorded and used to investigate the suitability of th... Read More about Probability of fatigue failure in brick masonry under compressive loading.

Sustainable Development Studies (2018)
Book
Brebbia, C. A., Longhurst, J., Marco, E., & Booth, C. (2018). C. Brebbia, J. Longhurst, E. Marco, & C. Booth (Eds.), Sustainable Development Studies. WIT Press

Containing a series of specially selected papers, this book deals with advances in disciplines contributing to sustainable development, such as planning, architecture, engineering, policy making, environmental sciences and economics, and identifies s... Read More about Sustainable Development Studies.

Towards complete property–level flood protection of domestic buildings in the UK (2018)
Book Chapter
Beddoes, D. W., Booth, C. A., & Lamond, J. E. (2018). Towards complete property–level flood protection of domestic buildings in the UK. In S. Hernandez, S. Mambretti, & D. Proverbs (Eds.), Urban Water Systems & Floods II, 27-38. WIT Press

Property flood resilience (PFR) is an important aspect within an integrated approach to flood risk reduction. In the UK this has resulted in a plethora of products and recommended measures to minimise the ingress of water to the millions of propertie... Read More about Towards complete property–level flood protection of domestic buildings in the UK.

Infrastructure procurement skills gap amongst procurement personnel in Nigeria’s public sector (2017)
Journal Article
Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., Booth, C., Olomolaiye, P., Coker, A., Ibrahim, A., & Lamond, J. (2018). Infrastructure procurement skills gap amongst procurement personnel in Nigeria’s public sector. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(1), 2-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-09-2017-0089

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Procurement of public infrastructure that is fit for purpose partly depends on the competencies of procurement personnel. In many developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, there is a d... Read More about Infrastructure procurement skills gap amongst procurement personnel in Nigeria’s public sector.

Experimental evaluation of changes in strain under compressive fatigue loading of brick masonry (2017)
Journal Article
Koltsida, I., Tomor, A., & Booth, C. (2018). Experimental evaluation of changes in strain under compressive fatigue loading of brick masonry. Construction and Building Materials, 162, 104-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.016

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Assessing the long-term performance of masonry structures and their response to increased loading conditions are critical to safety and maintenance. A series of laboratory tests have been carried out on brick masonry to assess its... Read More about Experimental evaluation of changes in strain under compressive fatigue loading of brick masonry.

Engineering properties of tropical clay and bentonite modified with sawdust (2017)
Journal Article
Akinwumi, I., Ojuri, O., Ogbiye, A., & Booth, C. (2017). Engineering properties of tropical clay and bentonite modified with sawdust

Construction Engineers typically avoid the use of expansive soils as construction materials because they are usually difficult to work on and can cause structural failure. This research work investigates how the application of sawdust to tropical cla... Read More about Engineering properties of tropical clay and bentonite modified with sawdust.

Critical BIM qualification criteria for construction pre-qualification and selection (2017)
Journal Article
Booth, C. A., Mahamadu, A. M., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., & Booth, C. (2017). Critical BIM qualification criteria for construction pre-qualification and selection. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(5), 326-343. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2017.1296812

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Despite emerging research on Building Information Modelling (BIM) capability, there remain no studies that specifically look at criteria for the pre-qualification and selection of constr... Read More about Critical BIM qualification criteria for construction pre-qualification and selection.

Sustainable Development and Planning IX (2017)
Book
Brebbia, C., Longhurst, J., Marco, E., & Booth, C. (2017). C. Brebbia, J. Longhurst, E. Marco, & C. Booth (Eds.), Sustainable Development and Planning IX. WIT press

Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning this volume brings together the work of academics, policy makers, practitioners and other international stakeholders and discusses new academic fi... Read More about Sustainable Development and Planning IX.

Insights and issues in the uptake and development of advanced anaerobic digestion within the UK water industry (2017)
Book Chapter
Gooding, A., & Booth, C. (2017). Insights and issues in the uptake and development of advanced anaerobic digestion within the UK water industry. In C. Brebbia, J. Longhurst, E. Marco, & C. Booth (Eds.), Sustainable Development and Planning IXWIT Press

This study explores the uptake and growth of Advanced Anaerobic Digestion (AAD) within the UK water industry to reveal the drivers and challenges the water companies are facing towards aiding the UK Government to reach its renewable energy targets. A... Read More about Insights and issues in the uptake and development of advanced anaerobic digestion within the UK water industry.

Whole life costing and multiple benefits of sustainable drainage (2016)
Book Chapter
Lamond, J. (2016). Whole life costing and multiple benefits of sustainable drainage. In S. Charlesworth, & C. Booth (Eds.), Sustainable Surface Water Management, 235-243. Wiley-Blackwells

This chapter explored relevant literature and touched on a variety of tools that can contribute to the estimation of the costs of implementing and maintaining SuDS, and the evaluation of flood damage reduction, stormwater management and other benefit... Read More about Whole life costing and multiple benefits of sustainable drainage.

Sustainable surface water management: A handbook for SuDS (2016)
Book
Charlesworth, S. M., & Booth, C. A. (2016). Sustainable surface water management: A handbook for SuDS. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb

This book emphasises the SuDS philosophy and elaborates the sustainable surface water management agenda with a wealth of insights that are brought together through the experts who have contributed. By integrating physical and environmental sciences,... Read More about Sustainable surface water management: A handbook for SuDS.

Dual-purpose rainwater harvesting system design (2016)
Book Chapter
Melville-Shreeve, P., Ward, S., & Butler, D. (2016). Dual-purpose rainwater harvesting system design. In C. Booth, & S. Charlesworth (Eds.), Sustainable Surface Water Management: A Handbook for SUDS, 205-217. Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118897690.ch15

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter reviews rainwater harvesting (RwH) and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), as well as existing approaches to integrate RwH and SuDS in England and Wales. A new design method is propose... Read More about Dual-purpose rainwater harvesting system design.

Cement stabilisation of crude-oil-contaminated soil (2016)
Journal Article
Booth, C. A., Akinwumi, I. I., Booth, C., Diwa, D., & Mills, P. (2016). Cement stabilisation of crude-oil-contaminated soil. Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, 169(4), 336-345. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.15.00108

© 2016, Thomas Telford Services Ltd. All rights reserved. Crude-oil-contaminated soils are usually considered unsuitable construction materials for earthworks. This paper presents an experimental investigation of the effects of applying Portland ceme... Read More about Cement stabilisation of crude-oil-contaminated soil.