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Cloud computing in construction industry: Use cases, benefits and challenges (2020)
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Bello, S. A., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., Akanbi, L. A., …Owolabi, H. A. (2021). Cloud computing in construction industry: Use cases, benefits and challenges. Automation in Construction, 122, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103441

Cloud computing technologies have revolutionised several industries (such as aerospace, manufacturing, automobile, retail, etc.) for several years. Although the construction industry is well placed to also leverage these technologies for competitive... Read More about Cloud computing in construction industry: Use cases, benefits and challenges.

Big data for design options repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction (2020)
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Gbadamosi, A., Oyedele, L., Mahamadu, A., Kusimo, H., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., & Muhammed-Yakubu, N. (2020). Big data for design options repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction. Automation in Construction, 120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103388

A persistent barrier to the adoption of offsite construction is the lack of information for assessing prefabrication alternatives and the choices of suppliers. This study integrates three aspects of offsite construction, including BIM, DFMA and big d... Read More about Big data for design options repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction.

Deep learning in the construction industry: A review of present status and future innovations (2020)
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Akinosho, T. D., Oyedele, L. O., Bilal, M., Ajayi, A. O., Delgado, M. D., Akinade, O. O., & Ahmed, A. A. (2020). Deep learning in the construction industry: A review of present status and future innovations. Journal of Building Engineering, 32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101827

The construction industry is known to be overwhelmed with resource planning, risk management and logistic challenges which often result in design defects, project delivery delays, cost overruns and contractual disputes. These challenges have instigat... Read More about Deep learning in the construction industry: A review of present status and future innovations.

Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis (2020)
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Luo, X., Oyedele, L. O., Owolabi, H. A., Bilal, M., Ajayi, A. O., & Akinade, O. O. (2020). Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis. Energy Conversion and Management, 224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113354

In response to the gradual degradation of natural sources, there is a growing interest in adopting renewable resources for various building energy supply. In this study, a comprehensive life cycle assessment approach is proposed for a renewable multi... Read More about Life cycle assessment approach for renewable multi-energy system: A comprehensive analysis.

Secure and robust machine learning for healthcare: A survey (2020)
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Qayyum, A., Qadir, J., Bilal, M., & Al Fuqaha, A. (2020). Secure and robust machine learning for healthcare: A survey. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 14, 156-180. https://doi.org/10.1109/rbme.2020.3013489

Recent years have witnessed widespread adoption of machine learning (ML)/deep learning (DL) techniques due to their superior performance for a variety of healthcare applications ranging from the prediction of cardiac arrest from one-dimensional heart... Read More about Secure and robust machine learning for healthcare: A survey.

Optimised Big Data analytics for health and safety hazards prediction in power infrastructure operations (2020)
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Ajayi, A., Oyedele, L., Akinade, O., Bilal, M., Akanbi, L., Delgado, J. M. D., & Owolabi, H. (2020). Optimised Big Data analytics for health and safety hazards prediction in power infrastructure operations. Safety Science, 125, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104656

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Forecasting imminent accidents in power infrastructure projects require a robust and accurate prediction model to trigger a proactive strategy for risk mitigation. Unfortunately, getting ready-made machine learning algorithms to e... Read More about Optimised Big Data analytics for health and safety hazards prediction in power infrastructure operations.

Big Data with deep learning for benchmarking profitability performance in project tendering (2020)
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Bilal, M., & Oyedele, L. O. (2020). Big Data with deep learning for benchmarking profitability performance in project tendering. Expert Systems with Applications, 147, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113194

© 2020 A reliable benchmarking system is crucial for the contractors to evaluate the profitability performance of project tenders. Existing benchmarks are ineffective in the tender evaluation task for three reasons. Firstly, these benchmarks are most... Read More about Big Data with deep learning for benchmarking profitability performance in project tendering.

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., Bilal, M., & Akinade, O. (2020). Risk mitigation in PFI/PPP project finance: A framework model for financiers’ bankability criteria. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 10(1), 28-49. 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. (2020). Design for deconstruction using a circular economy approach: Barriers and strategies for improvement. Production Planning and Control, 31(10), 829-840. 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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Ajayi, A., Oyedele, L., Owolabi, H., Akinade, O., Bilal, M., Davila Delgado, J. M., & Akanbi, L. (2020). Deep learning models for health and safety risk prediction in power infrastructure projects. Risk Analysis, 40(10), 2019-2039. 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/%28ASCE%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/%28ASCE%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. (2020). Predicting completion risk in PPP projects using big data analytics. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 67(2), 430-453. 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.

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.