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Violent behaviour on construction sites: Structural equation modelling of its impact on unsafe behaviour using partial least squares (2020)
Journal Article
Adinyira, E., Manu, P., Agyekum, K., Mahamadu, A. M., & Olomolaiye, P. O. (in press). Violent behaviour on construction sites: Structural equation modelling of its impact on unsafe behaviour using partial least squares. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-09-2019-0489

Purpose: Work on construction sites involves individuals with diverse character, temperament,age, physical strength, culture, religion and experience level. A good number of these individuals are also alleged to involve themselves in substance and al... Read More about Violent behaviour on construction sites: Structural equation modelling of its impact on unsafe behaviour using partial least squares.

Design for safety implementation among design professionals in construction: The context of Palestine (2020)
Journal Article
Abueisheh, Q., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., & Cheung, C. (2020). Design for safety implementation among design professionals in construction: The context of Palestine. Safety Science, 128, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104742

Design for safety (DfS), also known as prevention through design, is a prominent means for tackling work-related illnesses and injuries in construction. However, the available DfS studies in construction have paid very limited attention to developing... Read More about Design for safety implementation among design professionals in construction: The context of Palestine.

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.

Differences in stakeholder ability in addressing unethical practices: Insights from the surveying profession (2019)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Agyekum, K., Mahamadu, A., Olomolaiye, P., & Adinyira, E. (2019). Differences in stakeholder ability in addressing unethical practices: Insights from the surveying profession. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 145(4), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29ei.1943-5541.0000426

While several measures have been suggested to address unethical practices within the built environment, it remains unclear whether some stakeholders are more able to influence improvement in unethical practices than others, and if so whether such phe... Read More about Differences in stakeholder ability in addressing unethical practices: Insights from the surveying profession.

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.

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.

Design for safety in construction in Sub-Saharan Africa: A study of architects in Ghana (2018)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Poghosyan, A., Agyei, G., Mahamadu, A. M., & Dziekonski, K. (in press). Design for safety in construction in Sub-Saharan Africa: A study of architects in Ghana. International Journal of Construction Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1541704

Design for safety (DfS) is an important mechanism for addressing accidents in construction. In the main, DfS studies have largely focussed on various regions of the world other than sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Through a questionnaire survey, this study... Read More about Design for safety in construction in Sub-Saharan Africa: A study of architects in Ghana.

Curbing unethical practices associated with preferential allocation of construction contracts in Ghana: Survey professionals’ perception of who should lead the way (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Adinyira, E., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., Olomolaiye, P., & Agyekum, K. (2018). Curbing unethical practices associated with preferential allocation of construction contracts in Ghana: Survey professionals’ perception of who should lead the way

The construction industry in Ghana is bursting with speculations and pieces of information that suggest that certain contracts are awarded on basis other than merits of a proposed bid and the competitiveness of cost. Undoubtedly, this unethical pract... Read More about Curbing unethical practices associated with preferential allocation of construction contracts in Ghana: Survey professionals’ perception of who should lead the way.

Design for safety implementation factors: a literature review (2018)
Journal Article
Poghosyan, A., Manu, P., Mahdjoubi, L., Gibb, A. G., Behm, M., & Mahamadu, A. M. (2018). Design for safety implementation factors: a literature review. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16(5), 783-797. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-09-2017-0088

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Decisions made during the design stage of construction works can significantly reduce the risk of occurrence of occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses. Moreover, it has been established that design... Read More about Design for safety implementation factors: a literature review.

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.

Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: A multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia (2018)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Mahamadu, A. M., Phung, V. M., Nguyen, T. T., Ath, C., Heng, A. Y. T., & Kit, S. C. (2018). Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: A multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Safety Science, 107, 188-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.07.007

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The construction sector is notorious for accounting for numerous occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses in many countries. In emerging economies this situation could be direr, and health and safety (H&S) management by contrac... Read More about Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: A multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

Development of a design for occupational safety and health capability maturity model (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Manu, P., Poghosyan, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Gibb, A., Behm, M., & Akinade, O. (2018, August). Development of a design for occupational safety and health capability maturity model. Paper presented at Joint CIB W099 and TG59 Conference

Design for occupational safety and health (DfOSH) is growing in prominence in the construction sector. Consequently, designers (as individuals or organisations) are expected to mitigate occupational health and safety risks through design. In order fo... Read More about Development of a design for occupational safety and health capability maturity model.

Occupational safety and health management in developing countries: A study of construction companies in Malawi (2018)
Journal Article
Simukonda, W., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., & Dziekoński, K. (in press). Occupational safety and health management in developing countries: A study of construction companies in Malawi. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 26(2), 303-318. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2018.1482649

Purpose: Whilst occupational safety and health (OSH) management is recognised as an important mechanism for addressing poor OSH performance, limited empirical insight is available on OSH management by construction companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Thi... Read More about Occupational safety and health management in developing countries: A study of construction companies in Malawi.

Design for occupational safety and health of workers in construction in developing countries: A study of architects in Nigeria (2018)
Journal Article
Manu, P., Poghosyan, A., Mshelia, M. I., Iwo, S. T., Mahamadu, A., & Dziekoński, K. (2019). Design for occupational safety and health of workers in construction in developing countries: A study of architects in Nigeria. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 25(1), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2018.1485992

Purpose. Design for safety (DfS) of workers is amongst the prominent ways of tackling poor occupational safety and health performance in construction. However, in developing countries there is extremely limited research on DfS. This study thus makes... Read More about Design for occupational safety and health of workers in construction in developing countries: A study of architects in Nigeria.

A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Gbadamosi, A., Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., Akinade, O., Sierra, F., Lam, T. T., & Alzaatreh, A. (2018, June). A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection. Paper presented at Creative Construction 2018

During the design phase of construction projects, professionals seldom consider implications of design choices in terms of the ease with which it can be constructed. This contributes to wastage when chosen design features and materials result in the... Read More about A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection.

The effect of project success factors on project success criteria (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Biddulph, S., Manu, P., Dziekoński, K., Mahamadu, A., Aigbavboa, C., & Lee, S. (2018, February). The effect of project success factors on project success criteria. Paper presented at Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Postgraduate Conference,

Various studies on Project Success Factors (PSFs) and Project Success Criteria (PSC) have been conducted within the construction industry. However, studies on the influence that Project Success Factors (PSFs) may have on Project Success Criteria (PSC... Read More about The effect of project success factors on project success criteria.

Competencies needed by construction project managers for BIM-enabled projects (2018)
Book Chapter
Iyakoregha, M., Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., Aigbavboa, C., & Ajayi, S. (2018). Competencies needed by construction project managers for BIM-enabled projects. In F. Emuze (Ed.),

Construction project manager (CPM) competency has been common place discussions over the years with the recognition of the importance of skills and knowledge to project success. With recent advancements in the application of digital technologies such... Read More about Competencies needed by construction project managers for BIM-enabled projects.

Framework of performance measurement practices in construction companies in Egypt (2018)
Journal Article
Dziekoński, K., Ibrahim, O. H. M. F., Mahamadu, A., & Manu, P. (2018). Framework of performance measurement practices in construction companies in Egypt. Engineering Management in Production and Services, 10(2), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.2478/emj-2018-0007

© 2018 Sciendo. All rights reserved. Construction industry is considered as one of the most important sectors in Egypt. One of the major challenges faced by the industry, however, is the unavailability of suitable performance measurement systems for... Read More about Framework of performance measurement practices in construction companies in Egypt.

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.

Causes and impact of work related stress amongst construction health and safety managers (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Rogers, G., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A., & Dziekoński, K. (2017, November). Causes and impact of work related stress amongst construction health and safety managers. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Work related stress (WRS) is a contributor to absence from work by workers in the construction industry. Whilst there has been research into WRS in the construction sector, there has been limited empirical research focussing on WRS amongst constructi... Read More about Causes and impact of work related stress amongst construction health and safety managers.


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