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Guidelines for applied machine learning in construction industry—A case of profit margins estimation (2019)
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Bilal, M., & Oyedele, L. (2020). Guidelines for applied machine learning in construction industry—A case of profit margins estimation. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 43, 101013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2019.101013

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The progress in the field of Machine Learning (ML) has enabled the automation of tasks that were considered impossible to program until recently. These advancements today have incited firms to seek intelligent solutions as part of... Read More about Guidelines for applied machine learning in construction industry—A case of profit margins estimation.

Risk mitigation in PFI/PPP project finance: A framework model for financiers’ bankability criteria (2019)
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Owolabi, H., Oyedele, L., Alaka, H., Ajayi, S., Akinade, O., & Bilal, M. (in press). Risk mitigation in PFI/PPP project finance: A framework model for financiers’ bankability criteria. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-09-2018-0120

Purpose: Earlier studies on risk evaluation in private finance initiative and public private partnerships (PFI/PPP) projects have focussed more on quantitative approaches despite increasing call for contextual understanding of the bankability of risk... Read More about Risk mitigation in PFI/PPP project finance: A framework model for financiers’ bankability criteria.

Design for deconstruction using a circular economy approach: Barriers and strategies for improvement (2019)
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Akinade, O., Oyedele, L., Oyedele, A., Davila Delgado, J. M., Bilal, M., Akanbi, L., …Owolabi, H. (in press). Design for deconstruction using a circular economy approach: Barriers and strategies for improvement. Production Planning and Control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1695006

This study explores the current practices of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) as a strategy for achieving circular economy. Keeping in view the opportunities accruable from DfD, a review of the literature was carried out and six focus group interviews... Read More about Design for deconstruction using a circular economy approach: Barriers and strategies for improvement.

Deep learning models for health and safety risk prediction in power infrastructure projects (2019)
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Delgado, J. M. D., Oyedele, L., Ajayi, A., Owolabi, H., Akinade, O., Bilal, M., …Akanbi, L. (in press). Deep learning models for health and safety risk prediction in power infrastructure projects. Risk Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13425

Inappropriate management of Health and safety (H&S) risk in power infrastructure projects can result in occupational accidents and equipment damage. Accidents at work have detrimental effects on workers, company, and the general public. Despite the a... Read More about Deep learning models for health and safety risk prediction in power infrastructure projects.

Big Data Analytics System for Costing Power Transmission Projects (2019)
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Delgado, J. M. D., Oyedele, L., Bilal, M., Ajayi, A., Akanbi, L., & Akinade, O. (2020). Big Data Analytics System for Costing Power Transmission Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(1), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29CO.1943-7862.0001745

© 2019 American Society of Civil Engineers. Inaccurate cost estimates have significant impacts on the final cost of power transmission projects and erode profits. Methods for cost estimation have been investigated thoroughly, but they are not used wi... Read More about Big Data Analytics System for Costing Power Transmission Projects.

Critical Success Factors for Ensuring Bankable Completion Risk in PFI/PPP Megaprojects (2019)
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Owolabi, H. A., Oyedele, L. O., Alaka, H. A., Ajayi, S. O., Akinade, O. O., & Bilal, M. (2020). Critical Success Factors for Ensuring Bankable Completion Risk in PFI/PPP Megaprojects. Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(1), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29ME.1943-5479.0000717

© 2019 American Society of Civil Engineers. This study investigates project financiers' perspectives on the bankability of completion risk in private finance initiative and public-private partnership (PFI/PPP) megaprojects. Using a mixed methodology... Read More about Critical Success Factors for Ensuring Bankable Completion Risk in PFI/PPP Megaprojects.

Robotics and automated systems in construction: Understanding industry-specific challenges for adoption (2019)
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Davila Delgado, J. M., Oyedele, L., Ajayi, A., Akanbi, L., Akinade, L., Bilal, M., & Owolabi, H. (2019). Robotics and automated systems in construction: Understanding industry-specific challenges for adoption. Journal of Building Engineering, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100868

© 2019 The Authors The construction industry is a major economic sector, but it is plagued with inefficiencies and low productivity. Robotics and automated systems have the potential to address these shortcomings; however, the level of adoption in th... Read More about Robotics and automated systems in construction: Understanding industry-specific challenges for adoption.

Stimulating the attractiveness of PFI/PPPs using public sector guarantees (2019)
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Agboola, A., Owolabi, H., Oyedele, L., Alaka, H., Ajayi, S., Akinade, O., & Bilal, M. (2019). Stimulating the attractiveness of PFI/PPPs using public sector guarantees. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 15(3), 239-258. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2018-0055

Purpose: Although the UK Guarantee Scheme for Infrastructures (UKGSI) was introduced in 2012 to address the huge financing gap for critical infrastructures, PFI sponsors have so far guaranteed only few projects. Many stakeholders in the project finan... Read More about Stimulating the attractiveness of PFI/PPPs using public sector guarantees.

Disassembly and deconstruction analytics system (D-DAS) for construction in a circular economy (2019)
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Akanbi, L. A., Oyedele, L. O., Omoteso, K., Bilal, M., Akinade, O. O., Ajayi, A. O., …Owolabi, H. A. (2019). Disassembly and deconstruction analytics system (D-DAS) for construction in a circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 223, 386-396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.172

© 2019 Despite the relevance of building information modelling for simulating building performance at various life cycle stages, Its use for assessing the end-of-life impacts is not a common practice. Even though the global sustainability and circula... Read More about Disassembly and deconstruction analytics system (D-DAS) for construction in a circular economy.

Design optimisation using convex programming: Towards waste-efficient building designs (2019)
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Bilal, M., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Delgado, J. M. D., Akanbi, L. A., Ajayi, A. O., & Younis, M. S. (2019). Design optimisation using convex programming: Towards waste-efficient building designs. Journal of Building Engineering, 23, 231-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.01.022

© 2019 The Authors A non-modular building layout is amongst the leading sources of offcut waste, resulting from a substantial amount of onsite cutting and fitting of bricks, blocks, plasterboard, and tiles. The field of design for dimensional coordin... Read More about Design optimisation using convex programming: Towards waste-efficient building designs.

Predicting completion risk in PPP projects using big data analytics (2018)
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Owolabi, H., Bilal, M., Oyedele, L., Alaka, H. A., Ajayi, S. O., & Akinade, O. (2018). Predicting completion risk in PPP projects using big data analytics. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2018.2876321

Accurate prediction of potential delays in public private partnerships (PPP) projects could provide valuable information relevant for planning and mitigating completion risk in future PPP projects. However, existing techniques for evaluating completi... Read More about Predicting completion risk in PPP projects using big data analytics.

Big data platform for health and safety accident prediction (2018)
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Ajayi, A., Oyedele, L., Davila Delgado, J. M., Akanbi, L., Bilal, M., Akinade, O., & Olawale, O. (2019). Big data platform for health and safety accident prediction. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 16(1), 2-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-05-2018-0042

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the use of the Big data technologies for health and safety risks analytics in the power infrastructure domain with large data sets of health and safety risks, which are usually sparse and noisy.... Read More about Big data platform for health and safety accident prediction.

Reusability analytics tool for end-of-life assessment of building materials in a circular economy (2018)
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Akanbi, L., Oyedele, L., Davila Delgado, J. M., Bilal, M., Akinade, O., Ajayi, A., & Mohammed-Yakub, N. (2019). Reusability analytics tool for end-of-life assessment of building materials in a circular economy. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 16(1), 40-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-05-2018-0041

Purpose – In a circular economy, the goal is to keep materials values in the economy for as long as possible. For the construction industry to support the goal of the circular economy, there is the need for materials reuse. However, there is little o... Read More about Reusability analytics tool for end-of-life assessment of building materials in a circular economy.

Public private partnerships (PPP) in the developing world: Mitigating financiers’ risks (2018)
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Owolabi, H. A., Oyedele, L., Alaka, H., Ebohon, O. J., Ajayi, S., Akinade, O., …Olawale, O. (2019). Public private partnerships (PPP) in the developing world: Mitigating financiers’ risks. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 16(3), 121-141. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-05-2018-0043

A major challenge for foreign lenders in financing PPP infrastructure projects in an emerging market is the bankability of country-related risks. Despite existing studies on country risks in international project financing, perspectives of foreign fi... Read More about Public private partnerships (PPP) in the developing world: Mitigating financiers’ risks.

A Big Data analytics approach for construction firms failure prediction models (2018)
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Alaka, H., Oyedele, L., Owolabi, H., Akinade, O., Bilal, M., & Ajayi, S. (2019). A Big Data analytics approach for construction firms failure prediction models. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 66(4), 689-698. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2018.2856376

Using 693,000 datacells from 33,000 sample construction firms that operated or failed between 2008 and 2017, failure prediction models were developed using artificial neural network (ANN), support vector machine (SVM), multiple discriminant analysis... Read More about A Big Data analytics approach for construction firms failure prediction models.

A framework for big data analytics approach to failure prediction of construction firms (2018)
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Alaka, H. A., Oyedele, L., Owolabi, H. A., Bilal, M., Ajayi, S. O., & Akinade, O. (2018). A framework for big data analytics approach to failure prediction of construction firms. Applied Computing and Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aci.2018.04.003

This study explored use of big data analytics (BDA) to analyse data of a large number of construction firms to develop a construction business failure prediction model (CB-FPM). Careful analysis of literature revealed financial ratios as the best for... Read More about A framework for big data analytics approach to failure prediction of construction firms.

Designing out construction waste using BIM technology: Stakeholders’ expectations for industry deployment (2018)
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Akinade, O., Oyedele, L., Ajayi, S., Bilal, M., Alaka, H. A., Owolabi, H., & Arawomo, O. (2018). Designing out construction waste using BIM technology: Stakeholders’ expectations for industry deployment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 180, 375-385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.022

© 2018 The Authors The need to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) minimisation is well documented but most of the existing CDW management tools still lack BIM functionality. This study therefore asses... Read More about Designing out construction waste using BIM technology: Stakeholders’ expectations for industry deployment.

Salvaging building materials in a circular economy: A BIM-based whole-life performance estimator (2017)
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Akanbi, L. A., Oyedele, L., Akinade, O., Ajayi, A. O., Davila Delgado, M., Bilal, M., & Bello, S. A. (2018). Salvaging building materials in a circular economy: A BIM-based whole-life performance estimator. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 129, 175-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.10.026

© 2017 The Author(s) The aim of this study is to develop a BIM-based Whole-life Performance Estimator (BWPE) for appraising the salvage performance of structural components of buildings right from the design stage. A review of the extant literature w... Read More about Salvaging building materials in a circular economy: A BIM-based whole-life performance estimator.

Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection (2017)
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Alaka, H. A., Oyedele, L., Owolabi, H. A., Kumar, V., Ajayi, S. O., Akinade, O., & Bilal, M. (2018). Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection. Expert Systems with Applications, 94, 164-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2017.10.040

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The bankruptcy prediction research domain continues to evolve with many new different predictive models developed using various tools. Yet many of the tools are used with the wrong data conditions or for the wrong situation. Using... Read More about Systematic review of bankruptcy prediction models: Towards a framework for tool selection.