Nicholas Chileshe

Nicholas Chileshe
University of South Australia | UniSA · UniSA STEM

MSc(Eng), MSc(Mgt), Pg.Cert-LT, PhD

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Introduction
Nicholas Chileshe currently works at University of South Australia, within the Academic Unit of UniSA STEM . Nicholas does research in Construction and Project Management. Their current project is 'Reverse logistics supply chain and building information modelling: An integrated and standardised approach for testing, grading and re-processing of salvaged construction industry products .'
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
University of South Australia
Position
  • Associate Professor in Construction and Project Management
July 2009 - December 2016
University of South Australia
Position
  • Lecturer
December 2007 - June 2009
Sheffield Hallam University
Position
  • International Business Developer – Africa and Middle East (0.2FTE)
Description
  • (1) Liaison and Networking; (2) Pursuing the Internationalisation Agenda within my target markets (Africa and Middle East); student recruitment and development of collaborative links with other Universities.

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Publications (337)
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To exploit market opportunities, disparate enterprises can pool their core competencies to form a temporary organisation. This inter-organisational collaboration of enterprises is commonly referred to as a virtual enterprise (VE). However, the VEs’ partner selection problems influence their overall performance. Due to the limited construction-speci...
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Purpose - The purpose of this study is to systematically analyse and synthesise the existing research published on offsite manufacturing/construction. The study aims to highlight and associate the core elements for adopting the offsite concept in different construction contexts. This ultimately facilitates the enhancement of the offsite uptake. De...
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Purpose -This paper investigates and analyses the perceptions of South Australian construction practitioners on drivers affecting the implementation of reverse logistics (RL). In this context, RL is defined as the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value or ensuring proper disposal. Design/me...
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Purpose - A large number of benefits have been reported when Reverse Logistics (RL) is fully implemented in the construction industry. However, RL is yet to become commonplace in the construction sector, particularly in Australia. The particular sub-sector in which RL operates is small and weak and the remainder of the sector must embrace and accom...
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Purpose –The purpose of this study is to investigate and rank the critical factors influencing the bid/no bid criteria and their importance in the Australian construction industry. Design/methodology/approach – The research study has been undertaken through conducting an extensive literature review on bid/no bid decision making criteria. As a res...
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Despite the plethora of studies on barriers to mentoring, these have focused more on the higher education sector, and particularly mentor-ing to university graduates. However, there still limited studies that have focused on understanding the barriers affecting the mentoring process of graduates in quantity surveying firms within developing countri...
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Transportation assets represent a critical element of public infrastructures, and bridge networks are an essential part of these assets. A system that includes several tools for managing the bridges is called a bridge management system (BMS). BMSs are built up to provide long-term health verification for bridges and assure safe serviceability. With...
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The demand for retirement villages globally has been increasing due to the rapid growth in the aging population in recent years. To address the rising challenges in the retirement market, the public-private partnership (PPP) has become a feasible method to develop retirement villages. This paper aims to survey and examine the key success criteria f...
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Purpose Based on the systematic literature review, this paper aims to propose a framework of Construction 4.0 (C4.0) scenarios, identifying Industry 4.0 (I4.0) enabling technologies and their applications in the construction industry. The paper reviews C4.0 trends and potential areas for development. Design/methodology/approach In this research, a...
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Current approaches to automating cost estimation mainly focus on construction costs. Yet, the two main services provided by design firms, namely ‘designing the project’, and ‘supervision of construction operations’ labelled as engineering services, despite their comparatively low cost, can significantly affect the total cost of construction project...
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Purpose – This paper presents the findings of assessing the strategies required for improved work-life balance (WLB) of construction workers in Eswatini. This was done to improve the work-life relationship of construction workers and, in turn, improve the service delivery of the construction industry in the country. Design/methodology/approach – Th...
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Purpose: Reverse Logistics Supply Chain (RLSC) for demolition waste management is a complex process that inherits significant interdependent risks. However, studies on RLSC have not explicitly identified the risks of its inter-relationships by disentangling their effects on operational performance. Accordingly, this paper aims to identify and asses...
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Every year, the construction industry produces a large volume of demolition waste (DW) recovered through reverse logistics supply chains (RLSCs). Information-centric QA plays an important role in the RLSC, providing an excellent solution for inferior-quality reprocessed products. However, information deficiency creates epistemic uncertainties that...
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Implementation of public private partnerships (PPPs) in African projects is inundated with a number of capacity building challenges which affects growth and project performance. Further, there is paucity of empirical studies on the strategies for overcoming these challenges. Therefore, this research addresses that knowledge gap by examining the hum...
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In the recent decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of maturity models offered in Building Information Modelling (BIM). However, several problems exist, such as no proper criteria for model choice for organisations and no adequate understanding of BIM maturity model (BIMMM) application areas. Thus, a systematic literature revi...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the major risks of joint venture contractor selection for infrastructure project implementation in Vietnam, and to explore the relationship between risk factors used for risk ranking and mitigation. From a literature review, together with expert group discussion, a list of potential risk factors was ident...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore and review the critical perspectives of stakeholders in the facility management (FM) industry as regards the barriers to building information modelling (BIM) integration, with the view to providing significant insights to mitigate the barriers to BIM implementation. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive lit...
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There has been an increasing focus on using Building Information Modelling (BIM) for sustainability assessment. Especially in the aspect of applying BIM-based tools to provide documentation for Green Building Certification Systems (GBCS) credits in sustainability assessment. Despite the huge potential of BIM for GBCS, there is limited literature th...
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The acknowledged approach of securing workers by contractors is through recruitment process. Nevertheless, the recruitments and selections undertaken by contractors in developing countries are fraught with a number of constraints often leading to poor project delivery arising from unqualified employed labour force. Therefore, in the pursuit to bett...
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Purpose Building information modelling (BIM) has had a considerable impact on the socio-technical aspects of construction organisations. Culture has been considered an essential element in BIM practice. Hence, this paper aims to explore existing research relates to culture in the BIM context. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature rev...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the latent interrelationships of causes and effects of design deficiencies (DDs) and to identify the most crucial ones by considering the interactions among them. Design/methodology/approach First, through a comprehensive literature review, the most critical causes of DDs were identified. The rev...
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In light of the increasing detrimental effects on sustainability, the reverse logistics supply chain (RLSC) has emerged as one of the remedies in the construction industry, whereby the bulk of demolition waste (DW) is returned into the production cycle. Quality assurance (QA) plays an important role in RLSCs, which needs an information-rich environ...
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Purpose Construction companies require meticulous and thorough financial planning to ensure business survival in an increasingly competitive global market. Past studies assert that cash flow management is also crucial to meeting project and organisational performance expectations. However, the link between an advance payment system (APS), cash flow...
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Purpose: This study explores the relationship between overcoming the Value Management (VM) implementation barriers and VM implementation in the Egyptian building sector. Design/Methodology: A critical review of the literature on VM was used to through bibliometric analysis has been conducted to highlight the studies’ gap and establish the VM barrie...
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The concept of a successful building project should be implemented across the project's lifecycle phases to obtain maximum profits without compromising the standard. Although BIM implementation in developing countries is limited, much research has focused on BIM drivers. However, there is less evidence to thoroughly investigate the influence of BIM...
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The emerging demand for sustainable development and the need for efficient use of resources across the built environment have stirred research efforts globally. The construction sector is often regarded as one of the major world consumers of resources, so many international establishments are trying to create a sustainable environment through adapt...
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is twofold: firstly, to identify the information-centric strategies of external stakeholders that influence the quality assurance (QA) in the reverse logistics supply chains (RLSC) of demolition waste (DW) and, secondly, to recognize the determinants for using each strategy. Design/methodology/approach - Semi-st...
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A scientometric analysis of extant literature is conducted to elucidate upon the practicality of teleworking throughout industry as a prelude to prescribing a bespoke conceptual adoption model which embeds innovative digital technologies to facilitate teleworking for construction professionals. The model is premised upon the Royal Institute of Brit...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a holistic view of the link between the identification of complexity contributing factors, the application of project management approaches and their impacts on the performance of Information Technology (IT)-enabled change projects. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative approach of an embedded si...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the mutual interactions between the causes of design changes using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) and to classify the causes using the "Matrice d'Impacts Croisés Multiplication Appliquée à un Classement" MICMAC technique. This study further identifies and proposes strategies to mitigate design cha...
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Since the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been put in practice by the Chinese government, several High-Speed Railways (HSR) have been built by Chinese Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) firms. However, many delays have created severe detrimental consequences on the progress of most HSR projects. This study sought to explore the essen...
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Agribusiness supply chain (ASC) risk is currently a major business problem throughout the world. The current trend of globalisation has affected every business, and supply chain risks have become a concern in logistics and other business processes. Current risk management strategies must address a variety of global and local challenges. To tackle t...
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Construction sites constitute major sources of pollutants creating negative impacts on the environment. Sustainable construction aims at mitigating these negative externalities while pro-moting economic and social outcomes. Dust pollution in construction sites is an invisible hazard, which is often ignored as little more than a nuisance. Although b...
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The Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry is generally slow in adopting emerging technologies, and such hesitance invariably restricts performance improvements. A plethora of studies have focused on the barriers, Critical Success Factors (CSFs), lifecycle and drivers independently, but none have explored the impact...
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This research aims to develop a safety culture model by investigating the relationship between safety culture and driving performance. In previous studies, safety culture has been one of the factors that determine safety issues. These issues were then contextually transformed via a pilot study and organized in the form of a theoretical model. The d...
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Purpose-This study aims to investigate the effect of Australian construction firms' cooperative behavior on reverse logistics outsourcing performance (RLOP). Design/methodology/approach-To achieve the aim, a questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from construction firms in Australia. Following this, the study used Partial Least Squares...
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This article provides a picture of the latest developments in providing BIM-based tools for construction and demolition waste (CDW) management. The coverage and breadth of the literature on offering BIM-based tools and technologies for dealing with CDW throughout the whole life cycle of construction are investigated, and gaps are identified. Findin...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the influence of value management (VM) critical success factors (CSFs) on the implementation of VM activities in building projects with a view to promoting sustainability of construction industry in Egypt. Design/methodology/approach The VM CSFs and implementation activities were recognized from earli...
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Risk handling is one of the elements and essential parts of risk management when properly incorporated into a project. However, there is inadequate knowledge amongst the contractual parties on risk handling responsibilities in road projects, particularly in Sub-Saharan African developing countries. This study is aimed at bridging that knowledge gap...
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While the performance of sports facilities such as swimming pools is crucial to the health, safety and enjoyment of pool users, little research has been conducted to explore how to analytically evaluate the holistic performance of such facilities from the users’ perspective. Even an evaluation framework portraying the key performance attributes of...
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Driving fatigue is a serious issue for the transportation sector, decreasing the driver’s performance and increasing accident risk. This study aims to investigate how fatigue mediates the relationship between the nature of work factors and driving performance. The approach included a review of the previous studies to select the dimensional items fo...
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Purpose The advent of Industry 4.0 has engendered opportunities for a coalescence of digital technologies that collectively enable driverless vehicles to operate during the construction and use of a highway. Yet, hitherto scant research has been conducted to review these collective developments and/or sample construction practitioner opinion on the...
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Purpose A mixed philosophies epistemological design with inductive reasoning was adopted to develop new theoretical insights into the phenomena under investigation. First, interpretivism was employed to contextualise the prevailing body of knowledge and source questions (and prompts) to be posed to practitioners. Second, a case study strategy (augm...
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Due to alarming levels of natural resource consumption and environmental pollution, an urgent reminder to uphold sustainability has prompted the construction industry (CI) to embrace a paradigm shift from a linear to a circular economy (CE) model. Due to the presence of structural holes in the circular supply chain, which means missing relations be...
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Construction industry has adopted reverse logistics (RL) concept to manage high volumes of demolition waste (DW). However, DW RL supply chains (RLSCs) were found to be suffering from uncertainties, information deficiencies, and uncoordinated material flows. Improving supply chain integration (SCI), specifically external integration, across DW RLSCs...
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This study investigates and ranks the critical capacity building challenges (CBC) impacting the Tanzanian public-private partnerships (PPPs) projects. The strength of interactions between CBC is established, with practical solution proposals offered and benchmarked with previous studies. A total of 8 CBC were identified from a scoping review. Data...
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Purpose This study aims to excoriate, define and delineate the main drivers of “change” in commercial construction projects and generate guidelines on how to minimise exposure to the associated adverse effects upon project stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach The research adopts mixed doctrines through a combination of epistemological lenses,...
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Purpose Building information modelling (BIM) has had a significant impact on the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector in the past several years. However, not much is published concerning small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopting BIM in the construction industry. To address this knowledge gap, a complete and in-depth lite...
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Purpose The Nigerian construction industry, like in most emerging economies has been slow with technological advances such as building information modeling (BIM). More so, the application of BIM among Nigerian practitioners is rather limited to architects’ usage for schematic design and presentation of drawings. The purpose of this study is to enha...
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The reverse logistics supply chain (RLSC) facilitates in greening the traditional construction supply chain. Despite the growing interest in this approach, limited studies focus on quality assurance (QA) in RLSC, which is crucial to resolve the issue of the low quality in reprocessed products. This study aims to explore the elements which contribut...
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Sustainability principles should be implemented during all the phases of the decision-making process of constructing residential buildings to achieve maximum gains without compromising the function of such projects. This study identified and examined the critical success factors (CSFs) required for implementing value management (VM) in residential...
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Dear Colleagues, please consider submitting your contributions to the Special Issue of the Journal of Engineering Design and Technology "Sustainable and resilient extractive and circular economies under uncertainty". The submission deadline is 28 February 2021. We are looking forward to your contributions! https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.co...
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In the last two decades, Value management (VM) has become an established construction practice based on fundamental approaches. Implementation of VM activities can contribute to enhancement of the initial objectives in terms of cost, quality and time. However, the VM activities adopt informal approaches in the Egyptian construction industry. The st...
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A circular economy (CE) model provides an opportunity for the construction industry (CI) to keep the end-of-life materials in a closed loop with their maximum value while advocating the reduction of significant waste generation and natural resource extraction for the built environment. While previous studies in different geographical regions have b...
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Value management (VM) is one of the principles adopted by stakeholders to manage issues in the building industry. This paper aims to examine VM diffusion between residential building entities in the Egyptian residential building industry. This research was confined to the Cairo and Giza regions, with enough residential building experience from clie...
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Purpose Despite the fact that extensive studies on public-private partnerships have focused on risk identification and classification, research still lacks concentration on studying the latent structure of risks in build operate transfer (BOT) transportation projects, especially in developing countries. The research was carried out in Vietnam and t...
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Value management (VM) has become a useful tool for achieving sustainability in many countries. This paper aims to assess VM implementation and its activities towards achieving sustainable building projects in Egypt. Data were obtained from the literature, followed by a qualitative approach through a semi-structured interview and a quantitative appr...
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Purpose-Leadership encapsulates a process of influencing others to understand what needs to be done and how it can be done. The related area of mindset behaviour which moderates leadership styles adopted in various industries has hitherto received scant academic attention in a construction context. This paper thus explores the linkages between proj...
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Sustainability represents a critical challenge in the construction industry and many approaches have been developed to reduce the environmental impact of on-site construction processes. However, scant academic attention has been given to the environmental impact of logistical support for ready mixed concrete (RMC) on-site delivery emissions in deve...
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In recent years, reverse logistics supply chain (RLSC) has gained momentum as an environmentally friendly approach that could facilitate in greening the conventional construction supply chains. A perusal of literature shows that the research in the field of RLSC of demolition waste (DW) is in an evolving phase. The improper information sharing (IS)...
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Despite the vast documentation of the PPP research in many countries, the PPP research in the context of Tanzania is lacking let along the housing sector of Tanzania. To address this knowledge gap, the purpose of this paper is to identify the driving forces for adopting PPPs in Tanzanian housing projects. Second is to examine how driving forces dif...
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Despite the popularity of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a means of alleviating social housing and infrastructural needs and improving service delivery in both developing and developed economies, the lack of capacity remains one of the major problems in implementing PPPs particularly in developing economies. Empirical studies around capacity...
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Construction sector is an investment-led sector hence revolves around how to best allocate capital to maximize the returns. Bidding decision is critical to both foreign and local contractors and cannot be undertaken through perception or feeling, rather the bidder has to go through several decision-making process involving the consideration of both...