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Feeling the Earthship house: Eliciting a perspective of posterity through immersive virtual reality (2023)
Journal Article
Sudhakaran, G., Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A. M., Booth, C. A., & Wiejak Roy, G. (in press). Feeling the Earthship house: Eliciting a perspective of posterity through immersive virtual reality. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-05-2023-0122

Purpose: The surging cost of living and shortage of affordable and sustainable homes fuel the global housing crisis. Earthship buildings are marketed as the epitome of affordable and sustainable alternative housing. This paper aimed to elicit the per... Read More about Feeling the Earthship house: Eliciting a perspective of posterity through immersive virtual reality.

An approach for semi-automated data quality assurance within BIM models (2022)
Journal Article
Cann, S., Mahamadu, A., Prabhakaran, A., Dziekonski, K., & Joseph, R. (2022). An approach for semi-automated data quality assurance within BIM models. Engineering Management in Production and Services, 14(4), 114-125. https://doi.org/10.2478/emj-2022-0034

Successful Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled projects that require large volumes of project data to be embedded within BIM models. However, with this wealth of data, relevance and accuracy have been identified as important issues affecting... Read More about An approach for semi-automated data quality assurance within BIM models.

Towards a consensus of expert opinions on implementing ISO 14001 in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors of the UK (2022)
Journal Article
Horry, R., Booth, C. A., & Mahamadu, A. (2022). Towards a consensus of expert opinions on implementing ISO 14001 in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors of the UK. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 258(2022), 329-341. https://doi.org/10.2495/SDP220281

As society places greater emphasis on sustainability and environmental management, particularly within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors, it is vital to understand the effectiveness of the tools available to deliver change... Read More about Towards a consensus of expert opinions on implementing ISO 14001 in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors of the UK.

BIM-based immersive collaborative environment for furniture, fixture and equipment design (2022)
Journal Article
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., & Boguslawski, P. (2022). BIM-based immersive collaborative environment for furniture, fixture and equipment design. Automation in Construction, 142, 104489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104489

One of the most critical issues related to the current application of virtual reality during design appraisal is the inability to have a collaborative virtual environment where a group of geographically remote stakeholders can interact and communicat... Read More about BIM-based immersive collaborative environment for furniture, fixture and equipment design.

Understanding the challenges of immersive technology use in the architecture and construction industry: A systematic review (2022)
Journal Article
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2022). Understanding the challenges of immersive technology use in the architecture and construction industry: A systematic review. Automation in Construction, 137, Article 104228

Despite the increasing scholarly attention being given to immersive technology applications in the architecture and construction industry, very few studies have explored the key challenges associated with their usage, with no aggregation of findings... Read More about Understanding the challenges of immersive technology use in the architecture and construction industry: A systematic review.

The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Mahamadu, A., Prabhakaran, A., Clark, K., Dziekonski, K., Okeke, U., Zhang, W., …Aigbavboa, C. O. (2021). The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review. In N. Dawood, F. Pour Rahimian, & M. Sheikhkhoshkar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (56-64)

Despite the scholarly attention on eye-tracking technology in the AEC industry, no studies thus far have attempted to aggregate the findings or knowledge. To bridge this gap and to better understand the state-of-the-art of eye-tracking technology’s a... Read More about The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review.

Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., & Booth, C. A. (in press). Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment. In SEEDS 2021 Abstract Booklet (42)

Purpose: -The dynamic consumer behaviour, as well as the current state of nationwide lock-down and social distancing mandates, has left retail industries like the Furniture Fixture and Equipment (FFE) sector under unprecedented disruption, leaving th... Read More about Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment.

Environmental management systems in the architectural, engineering and construction sectors: A roadmap to aid the delivery of the sustainable development goals (2021)
Journal Article
Horry, R., Booth, C. A., Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., & Georgakis, P. (2022). Environmental management systems in the architectural, engineering and construction sectors: A roadmap to aid the delivery of the sustainable development goals. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 24(9), 10585-10615. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01874-3

Realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) will provide improvements to people's lives and longevity of the planet. The architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors have a potentially huge role in aiding the delivery of many... Read More about Environmental management systems in the architectural, engineering and construction sectors: A roadmap to aid the delivery of the sustainable development goals.

An investigation into macro BIM maturity and its impacts: A comparison of Qatar and the United Kingdom (2021)
Journal Article
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A. M., Mahdjoubi, L., Andric, J., Manu, P., & Mzyece, D. (2021). An investigation into macro BIM maturity and its impacts: A comparison of Qatar and the United Kingdom. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 17(5-6), 496-515. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2021.1923454

Emerging frameworks of BIM implementation have proposed several attributes as measures of macro-scale BIM maturity within countries. Such macro-scale BIM maturity indicators determine the policy and institutional imperatives for BIM diffusion at the... Read More about An investigation into macro BIM maturity and its impacts: A comparison of Qatar and the United Kingdom.

Building information modelling (BIM) readiness of construction professionals: the context of the Seychelles construction industry (2021)
Journal Article
Adam, V., Manu, P., Mahamadu, A. M., Dziekonski, K., Kissi, E., Emuze, F., & Lee, S. (2022). Building information modelling (BIM) readiness of construction professionals: the context of the Seychelles construction industry. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 20(3), 823-840. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-09-2020-0379

Purpose: Although building information modelling (BIM) adoption in developed countries has largely been incentivised by government, in developing countries, adoption is often driven by desires of industry professionals, which is dependent on awarenes... Read More about Building information modelling (BIM) readiness of construction professionals: the context of the Seychelles construction industry.

Big data for design options repository: Towards a DFMA approach for offsite construction (2020)
Journal Article
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, Article 103388. 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.

A fuzzy synthetic evaluation of the challenges of smart city development in developing countries (2020)
Journal Article
Aghimien, D. O., Aigbavboa, C., Edwards, D. J., Mahamadu, A., Olomolaiye, P., Nash, H., & Onyia, M. (2022). A fuzzy synthetic evaluation of the challenges of smart city development in developing countries. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 11(3), https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-06-2020-0092

Purpose: This study presents a fuzzy synthetic evaluation of the challenges of smart city realisation in developing countries, using Nigeria as a case study. By defining and delineating the problems faced by the country, more viable directions to att... Read More about A fuzzy synthetic evaluation of the challenges of smart city development in developing countries.

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. (2020). Violent behaviour on construction sites: Structural equation modelling of its impact on unsafe behaviour using partial least squares. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 27(10), 3363-3393. 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. M., & Cheung, C. (2020). Design for safety implementation among design professionals in construction: The context of Palestine. Safety Science, 128, Article 104742. 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.

Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Asah-Kissiedu, M., Manu, P., Booth, C., & Mahamadu, A. (2020). Organisational attributes that determine integrated safety, health and environmental management capability. . https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/202031202009

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.

An approach for integrating mixed reality into BIM for early stage design coordination (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., & Manu, P. (2020). An approach for integrating mixed reality into BIM for early stage design coordination. . https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/202031204001

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its associated technologies have proved to be one of the most promising developments in Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Over the past few decades, the AEC sector has been restricted... Read More about An approach for integrating mixed reality into BIM for early stage design coordination.

Attributes that determine the building information modelling capability maturity of quantity surveying practice (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Manu, P., & Aigbavboa, C. (2020). Attributes that determine the building information modelling capability maturity of quantity surveying practice. . https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/202031202002

With more than 80% of all construction projects overrunning their budget, there is a need for more efficient management of the estimated 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is expended annually on construction across the world. It has been propo... Read More about Attributes that determine the building information modelling capability maturity of quantity surveying practice.

Macro-maturity factors and their influence on micro-level BIM implementation within design firms in Italy (2020)
Journal Article
Troiani, E., Mahamadu, A. M., Manu, P., Kissi, E., Aigbavboa, C., & Oti, A. (2020). Macro-maturity factors and their influence on micro-level BIM implementation within design firms in Italy. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(3), 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2020.1738994

Based on conceptual models of macro-BIM adoption, several factors have been proposed as indicators of BIM maturity at the national level. Such macro-level BIM maturity indicators drive policy and the institutional imperatives for smooth adoption of B... Read More about Macro-maturity factors and their influence on micro-level BIM implementation within design firms in Italy.

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, Article 104516. 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), Article 04019011. https://doi.org/10.1061/%28asce%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.