Olalekan Oshodi

Olalekan Oshodi
Anglia Ruskin University | ARU · Department of Built Enviroment

PhD

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Introduction
I have strong research and teaching interest in Construction Management including Project Management, Construction Economics, and Application of Data Mining Techniques. I am committed to generating and disseminating knowledge required to improve the practice of Construction Management.
Additional affiliations
May 2019 - present
Anglia Ruskin University
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2017 - April 2019
University of Johannesburg
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2014 - August 2017
City University of Hong Kong
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2014 - August 2017
City University of Hong Kong
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering (Construction Management)
January 2010 - March 2011
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Construction Management
January 2001 - August 2007
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Building

Publications

Publications (51)
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Capital budget evaluation plays a crucial role in financial management. This places a firm in a competitive position. Recent development points to the need for implementing capital budgeting in construction organizations due to the capital-intensive nature of construction business. The aim here is to investigate the trends in the practice of capita...
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Forecasting of the volume of construction works plays an important role in ensuring that stakeholders (contractors, consultants, government, etc.) formulate policies for strategic long-term planning in the construction sector. In construction economics, research efforts targeted at construction output forecasting have been limited due to the lack o...
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Purpose – Fluctuations in construction output has an adverse effect on the construction industry and the economy due to its strong linkage. Developing reliable and accurate predictive models is vital to implementing effective response strategies to mitigate the impact of such fluctuations. The purpose of this paper is to compare the accuracy of two...
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Construction related research holds the key to a sustainable future. This is because of the potential of research to improve practice. In order to identify the current state of knowledge in construction management and economics research. This article aims to unpack the question by evaluating three (3) decades of longitudinal data into construction...
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In the Nigerian context, “building technology” as a discipline addresses the managerial skill gap within the built industry. This skill has been linked to improved project success. This study is aimed at assessing factors affecting the academic performance of students in a building technology program. The study objectives were achieved via a quanti...
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Purpose Housing provides constructed space for human activities. Literature indicates that housing impacts wealth, education attainment and health outcomes, among others. Because of its contributions to society, it is essential to develop and implement strategies that address the housing shortage experienced in most cities across the globe. This st...
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Purpose The awareness and practice of buildability is still at its infancy stage in the construction sector of developing countries. Information gleaned from literature shows that embedding buildability into practice is beneficial to construction projects. This study seeks to examine the buildability attributes that are important for improving the...
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The poor performance of construction projects remains a topical issue in the academic field of construction management. Across the globe, statistical data indicates that the construction sector is male dominated. The observed inequality is linked to conflicts, which is one of the main reasons for the poor performance of construction projects. The c...
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Purpose Construction management researchers have acknowledged that the use of buildability could improve outcomes of project. Efficient use of resources required for the procurement of construction projects is important for the economy. This study aims to aggregate the current knowledge on buildability within the construction management domain into...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to present an overview of the existing knowledge on the combined application of lean, off-site and simulation (LOS) in housing delivery. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review approach was adopted. Based on a comprehensive search using Scopus, Web of Science and the International Group for L...
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The link between air pollution and health burden in urban areas has been well researched. This has led to a plethora of effective policy-induced monitoring and interventions in the global south. However, the implication of pollutant species like PM2.5 in low middle income countries (LMIC) still remains a concern. By adopting a positivist philosophy...
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Exposure of humans to high concentrations of PM2.5 has adverse effects on their health. Researchers estimate that exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel emissions accounted for 18% of deaths in 2018—a challenge policymakers argue is being exacerbated by the increase in the number of extreme weather events and rapid urbanization as they tin...
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Purpose The construction of new transportation infrastructure tends to affect the adjoining properties, economy and environment. In particular, studies have investigated the change in the value of properties due to increased access to transportation facilities. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the recently completed light rail...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the best strategies that companies used in minimising negative societal and environmental impacts, enhancing economic development and improving social progress concurrently. However, there are many factors discouraging construction companies to implement or establish a CSR plan. Furthermore, there are...
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The property market is a key contributor to the economic growth of many countries. This makes information from property valuation reports vital for decisions on real estate investments and property tax. Unfortunately, the literature reveals that inaccurate property valuation arising from a reliance on traditional methods of valuation remains a majo...
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The current study intends to use the neural network (NN) algorithm for modelling and forecasting of rental values of residential properties located in Cape Town, South Africa. Data relating to property attributes and its rental value were collected. Neural network algorithm was applied in this study. The collected data was divided into two parts. T...
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Purpose The use of recycled concrete (RC) can reduce the greenhouse emissions associated with the production of cement, which is one of the primary materials used for the execution of construction projects. This research aims to review the state of knowledge in the field of RC research. An understanding of the state of the art in the RC domain just...
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Purpose Construction economics scholars have emphasised the importance of construction output forecasting and have called for increased investment in infrastructure projects due to the positive relationship between construction output and economic growth. However, construction output tends to fluctuate over time. Excessive changes in the volume of...
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This study seeks to address two research questions: (i) what are the factors responsible for the non-completion of the craftspeople apprentice training programmes? and (ii) how can the non-completion of construction craftspeople apprenticeship programmes be improved? Eighteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with relevant stakeholders invo...
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The property market plays a vital role in the economy of any nation. The industry provides jobs, investment opportunities and constructed space for productive activities, among others. Several authors have developed predictive models for the rental value of residential properties. However, little is known about the impact of tourist site on the ren...
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Construction industry is slow to innovate and adopt new technology. Construction innovation can be disruptive or enabling, depending on the organizational culture of construction enterprises. Since organizational culture shapes business practices, there is the need to understand the implications of organizational culture on innovation adoption. The...
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The ageing workforce is a significant problem affecting the construction sector in many countries. The increase in the average age of workers reduces the predictability of the outcome of construction projects. Existing literature suggests that ageing construction workforce has a significant negative impact on labor productivity and safety at constr...
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The construction sector plays a significant role in the economy through the provision of constructed space for productive activities. The process of executing projects in the construction sector is labor intensive and often workers need to work for long hours. Evidence found in literature shows that family conflict, emotional exhaustion and job dis...
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Purpose Apprenticeship programmes are designed to provide young trainees with essential broad-based skills. Through apprenticeships, different sectors that are underpopulated can fill up their skills gaps. Apprenticeships are particularly useful to the construction sector which has a high ageing workforce and associated lower labour productivity. H...
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The property market plays a vital role in the economy through the provision of constructed space for productive activities and employment opportunities. Evidence gleaned from the literature suggests that the level of security within an area affects property prices. In the current study, the distance between a property and the police station was use...
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Purpose: The development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the construction sector is slow, thereby leaving many opportunities for further development. To enable operators in the construction sector to effectively capitalise on the opportunities to promote the development of CSR in the sector, this study employs the practice viewpoint to...
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Purpose Estimation of the rental price of a residential property is important to real estate investors, financial institutions, buyers and the government. These estimates provide information for assessing the economic viability and the tax accruable, respectively. The purpose of this study is to develop a neural network model for estimating the ren...
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Research has shown that 57% of activities in a construction project is non-value adding (waste) which contributes to the poor performance of the sector. While other countries of the world such the USA, UK, Brazil, Nigeria and Israel among others are seeking to understand this challenge and deploy innovative ways and modern techniques to improve it,...
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Purpose Booms and bubbles are inevitable in the real estate industry. Loss of profits, bankruptcy and economic slowdown are indicators of the adverse effects of fluctuations in property prices. Models providing a reliable forecast of property prices are vital for mitigating the effects of these variations. Hence, this study aims to investigate the...
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Call for Full Paper(s) submission for the 11th CIDB Research conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. NOTE: Authors who missed the deadline for the abstract submission can also submit full paper(s) which will undergo the same peer review process.
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Dear All, Greetings. Kindly note that the deadline for abstract submission for the the CIDB 2019 conference has been extended to 30th December, 2018. Please see conference flyer for more information about the conference and guidelines for your submission. Thanks
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The 11th Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) Postgraduate Research Conference aims to strengthen construction industry performance and transformation through a purposive engagement with contemporary research discourses. The broad objectives of the conference are to: • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary interaction between academics a...
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Fluctuations in tender price index have an adverse effect on the construction sector and the economy at large. This is largely due to the positive relationship which exist between the construction industry and the economic growth. The consequence of these variations include cost overrun and schedule delay, among others. Accurate forecast of tender...
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Purpose In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of applicants seeking placements in undergraduate architecture programs. It is important during the selection phase of admission at universities to identify new intakes who possess the capability to succeed. Admission variable (i.e. prior academic achievement) is one of the...
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The poor performance of projects is a recurring event in the construction sector. Information gleaned from literature shows that uncertainty in project cost is one of the significant causes of this problem. Reliable forecast of construction cost is useful in mitigating the adverse effect of its fluctuation, however the availability of data for the...
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Purpose Recently, frequent occurrence of fire incidences in various building types with devastating effects on human settlements have proliferated and have become of serious concern to Nigeria’s economy. Hence, there is a need to proactively address strategic weaknesses in measures directed at protecting the built environment (BE). The purpose of...
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Purpose Communication plays an important role in the quality of the relationship, trust and collaboration among construction project teams. Literature suggests that effective communication is vital for achieving improved project performance. The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess the barriers to effective communication in the Nigerian...
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The built environment contributes significantly to the emission of greenhouse gases. Empirical evidence suggests that these gases are principally responsible for climate change. To mitigate the impact of climate change on the environment, there is an increasing need to ensure that infrastructure projects are sustainable. Hence, this chapter present...
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Building maintenance projects have been characterized by poor quality delivery, which leads to client dissatisfaction. The maintenance contractor’s personnel evolve around the uncertainties that surrounds maintenance decisions, which makes the success of a maintenance project dicey. Hence, this study seeks to identify critical success factors that...
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pIn order to maintain a healthy learning environment, diagnosis and management of defects in the educational facility are paramount. The preliminary results of the ongoing research reported here seek to identify defects associated with educational buildings and their effects on the health of polytechnic students and staff in Nigeria. A questionnair...
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Construction projects are prone to conflicts. This is due to the multiplicity of individuals handling different phases of the projects. Empirical evidence from previous studies shows that conflicts affects projects outcomes, if not properly managed. Identification of the significant causes of conflicts is critical to minimizing the likelihood of co...
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Completing construction projects entails inputs from various professional disciplines; this makes projects prone to conflicts. It has been acknowledged that management of conflict is crucial to improving project performance. Thus, understanding the causes of conflicts in construction project will ease the process of conflict management. This study...
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Every construction project is unique in its own way. Similarly, there is no construction process without some inherent traces of conflicts. Thus, conflicts in construction projects tend to influence project outcomes if not properly managed. This influence is even more prevalent in developing countries with rising rate of urbanisation. The need, the...
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Maintenance of university campuses in Nigeria is paramount because of its present appalling state. But its complexity in infrastructures makes its maintenance cumbersome and challenging to the stakeholders. To support these functions, recent innovations in information and communication technologies is needed to ease the maintenance functions. This...

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1. To examine the awareness of WLB among construction professionals in Eswatini construction industry; 2. To evaluate the level of implementation of different WLB strategies adopted in the Eswatini construction industry; 3. To assess factors affecting construction professionals in the Eswatini construction industry; 4. To investigate the impact of WLB practice on construction professionals productivity in Eswatini construction industry; 5. To identify measures for improving WLB of construction professionals in Eswatini construction industry. 6. To improve productivity in the construction sector of Eswatini
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To assess the type of alternative energy technologies that are currently used in the country and to assess the factors that can be developed to support deployment of alternative energy technologies in the construction industry of Eswatini
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The aim of the research project is to identify available opportunities and establish a set of guidelines for improving the outcomes of craftspeople apprenticeship training programs within the UK's construction industry.