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Risk mitigation in PFI/PPP project finance: A framework model for financiers’ bankability criteria (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

A web-based design for occupational safety and health capability maturity indicator (2019)
Journal Article
Poghosyan, A., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., Akinade, O., Mahdjoubi, L., Gibb, A., & Behm, M. (2020). A web-based design for occupational safety and health capability maturity indicator. Safety Science, 122, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.104516

It has been established that design contributes to the occurrence of occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction sector. This has resulted in the need for designers to implement design for occupational safety and health (DfOSH), which is... Read More about A web-based design for occupational safety and health capability maturity indicator.

Critical Success Factors for Ensuring Bankable Completion Risk in PFI/PPP Megaprojects (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Smart Cities Implementation: Challenges in Nigeria (2019)
Presentation / Conference
kadiri, K. (2019, June). Smart Cities Implementation: Challenges in Nigeria. Presented at CIB World Building Congress 2019

A city is a large human settlement that have extensive systems for housing, transportation, sanitation, utilities, land use, and communication. Their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes b... Read More about Smart Cities Implementation: Challenges in Nigeria.

Stimulating the attractiveness of PFI/PPPs using public sector guarantees (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands (2019)
Journal Article
Luo, X. J., Oyedele, L. O., Ajayi, A. O., Monyei, C. G., Akinade, O. O., & Akanbi, L. A. (2019). Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 41, 100926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2019.100926

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The emerging technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data can be utilised to derive knowledge and support applications for energy-efficient buildings. Effective prediction of heating and cooling demands is fundamental... Read More about Development of an IoT-based big data platform for day-ahead prediction of building heating and cooling demands.

Design for occupational safety and health: Key attributes for organisational capability (2019)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Poghosyan, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Gibb, A., Behm, M., & Akinade, O. (2019). Design for occupational safety and health: Key attributes for organisational capability. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(11), 2614-2636. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-09-2018-0389

Purpose: Against the backdrop of the contribution of design to the occurrence of occupational injuries and illnesses in construction, design for occupational safety and health (DfOSH) is increasingly becoming prominent in the construction sector. To... Read More about Design for occupational safety and health: Key attributes for organisational capability.

Integrating construction supply chains within a circular economy: An ANFIS-based waste analytics system (A-WAS) (2019)
Journal Article
Akinade, O. O., & Oyedele, L. O. (2019). Integrating construction supply chains within a circular economy: An ANFIS-based waste analytics system (A-WAS). Journal of Cleaner Production, 229, 863-873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.232

© 2019 The circular economy agenda makes it paramount for construction supply chains to reduce material waste. Although a collaborative platform called Building Information Modelling (BIM) offers a means of supply chains integration, it has not been... Read More about Integrating construction supply chains within a circular economy: An ANFIS-based waste analytics system (A-WAS).

Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south (2019)
Journal Article
Monyei, C. G., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Ajayi, A. O., & Luo, X. J. (2019). Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south. Energy Research and Social Science, 54, 113-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.005

© 2019 The unavailability of tangible policy benchmarks continues to mitigate against sustainable electrification in the global south. Furthermore, incoherent policy benchmarks as to what should constitute clean energy allow for varying interpretatio... Read More about Benchmarks for energy access: Policy vagueness and incoherence as barriers to sustainable electrification of the global south.

Disassembly and deconstruction analytics system (D-DAS) for construction in a circular economy (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Optimisation of resource management in construction projects: A big data approach (2019)
Journal Article
Kusimo, H., Oyedele, L., Akinade, O., Oyedele, A., Abioye, S., Agboola, A., & Mohammed-Yakub, N. (2019). Optimisation of resource management in construction projects: A big data approach. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 16(2), 82-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-05-2018-0044

Resource management is one of the key factors for achieving project success, which includes the management of project teams, labour and plant and equipment needed to deliver the project. This study aims to identify challenges facing resource manageme... Read More about Optimisation of resource management in construction projects: A big data approach.

Offsite construction: Developing a BIM-Based optimizer for assembly (2019)
Journal Article
Gbadamosi, A. Q., Mahamadu, A. M., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Manu, P., Mahdjoubi, L., & Aigbavboa, C. (2019). Offsite construction: Developing a BIM-Based optimizer for assembly. Journal of Cleaner Production, 215, 1180-1190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.01.113

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The lack of adequate consideration of the underlying factors affecting the methods of building assembly often results in inefficiencies in the uses of building materials, equipment and manpower. These inefficiencies are further co... Read More about Offsite construction: Developing a BIM-Based optimizer for assembly.

An income-reflective scalable energy level transition system for low/middle income households (2018)
Journal Article
Monyei, C. G., Oyedele, L. O., Akinade, O. O., Ajayi, A. O., Ezugwu, A. E., Akpeji, K. O., …Onunwor, J. C. (2019). An income-reflective scalable energy level transition system for low/middle income households. Sustainable Cities and Society, 45, 172-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.10.042

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd In mitigating against energy poverty in Nigeria, research interest has focused mainly on electricity access and reduced electricity bills for low/medium income households. However, energy poverty in the global south is not only a... Read More about An income-reflective scalable energy level transition system for low/middle income households.

Predicting completion risk in PPP projects using big data analytics (2018)
Journal Article
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.