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Hi All,
I hope this message finds you in good health.
I am a MSc student at Anglia Ruskin University. I am studying Construction and Civil Engineering Management.
I am currently working on my dissertation and would like your valuable help.
I am investigating the positive impact offsite modular construction may have on the housing crisis prevalent in the United Kingdom.
For my study, I have decided to conduct a questionnaire so that I can get a deeper look into the views of senior managers and or people working in the construction of the houses in the UK. I aim to explore the adequacy and effectiveness of offsite modular construction. The possibility is that a change in construction systems could speed home completions and may mitigate the housing shortage.
I believe that with your help I can get a better understanding of this study and an idea of how to clarify the housing shortage. I am asking for 5 minutes of your time. In order to take part in a five-minute questionnaire that will possibly provide insight into the housing shortage issue.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to take part in this study.
Thank you for your time.
Omar Hiasat
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The first thing I suggest is that you eliminate the word "positive" from the title of your study. A more complete study would examine both the advantages and disadvantages of offsite modular construction.
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Actually, I am doing research in Engineering management. I have to use AHP for weighting computation and Topsis for Ranking computation I just want to know which software I can use to analyze If you can help please answer my questions Thanks
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VBA excel or Python are also good.
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My name is Bala Vignesh Subramanian, doing my Master's in Engineering Management in Northumbria university . I am currently perusing my final year research dissertation under the topic "Project Management practices towards energy security and sustainable urban development in the UK". The goal of the survey is to attain the sustainable urban development in the UK, I would like to know how professionals are thinking about the sustainable urban development, energy security practices and project management practices towards NetZero Carbon.  Please take a moment to share your opinions with me by taking this survey it will takes around 5 minutes. I would like to welcome you to fill the survey. No personal information would be collected in this survey, instead only research related (on 5 point Linkert scale) and some demographic questions would be asked. All data collected will remain anonymous and stored securely under the university data protection policy.  Thank you in advance for your participation.
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I have some insights into this topic, you can see some of it in my papers, but I have some addiotional materials that could help you. Feel free to contact me.
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This is sad to see that Dr T.Subramani and M.Kumutha of Civil Engineering VMKV Engineering College, Salem (Tamil Nadu, India) have plagiarised an article from the thesis of Mr Upendra Mani Pradhan (done under university of Manitoba - https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/xmlui/handle/1993/21552 ).
Authors have published an article (https://www.ijaiem.org/pabstract.php?vol=Volume4Issue5&pid=IJAIEM-2015-05-15-23) in the journal of "International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management " (with ISSN 2319- 4847) which has also not cared to check for plagiarism.
This journal claims to be indexed in Scopus, Web of Science & Google scholar (https://www.ijaiem.org/index.html)
I had complained to the journal in April & August 2021 regarding the same. Still, no action has been taken. This is an injustice to science and a researcher.
What else can be done? And how to stop these things in future?
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Indeed sad, a complete section (section 4) is copy pasted for 99.9% or more. The fact that this happened combined with your experience with this journal fits with my estimate that this is most likely a predatory journal. The journal “International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management” ISSN 2319-4847 is mentioned in the Beall’s list of stand-alone journals https://beallslist.net/standalone-journals/This is a red flag and there are more:
The Scopus indexing is fake! (https://www.ijaiem.org/scopus). If you search for this journal or ISSN https://www.scopus.com/sources.uri?zone=TopNavBar&origin=searchbasicyou come up with 0 results. Simply copy the Scopus page and insert fake information and pretending that this legit info is something I never saw before, indicative for the extent of scam they are willing to use in order to mislead their victims
The same is true for the SCImago page (https://www.ijaiem.org/doc/Extra/IJAIEM.pdf), this one is fabricated too! Again if you search for this journal https://www.scimagojr.com/ you end up with no results
The pointless WebofScienceID (since this has nothing to do with indexing of a journal) and the outdated mentioning of Thomson Reuters (is nowadays Clarivate) is misleadingly suggesting indexing in WoS while of course this is not the case here
All prominently impact factors (JIF, OAJI, ISRAJIF, ISI etc.) are fake and all examples of so-called misleading metrics () often used by predatory journals
No real contact info, doi is looking legit but is (of course) not working/fake
So, I am pretty sure that contacting such a fraudulent journal will not render anything. What you (or the institute in Canada where Mr Upendra Mani Pradhan graduated) contact the current employer of the first author and confront them with this sad example of bad science and malpractice.
Best regards.
It is good to see that the high quality thesis (Pradhan, U. M. (2009). Sustainable solid waste management in a mountain ecosystem: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.) is cited 22 times in Google Scholar and the same work listed as Pradhan, U. M. (2008). Sustainable solid waste management in a mountain ecosystem. Darjeeling, India. Is cited 11 times
The paper highly based on plagiarized material Subramani, T., and M. Kumutha. "Sustainable Solid Waste Management In A Mountain Ecosystem." International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) 4.5 (2015): 123-133. Is cited 2 times (both self-citations).
At least some justice…
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Hello everyone, I am pursuing my Masters in Engineering Management at UT Arlington, aiming to become a project manager, In my journey, I want to understand the psychological behaviour of the clients that we face and trying to grasp the dynamic decision-making techniques. Anyone with a little bit of experience please guide me.
Thanks in advance.
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It is really important to understand the needs of clients, their requirements and expectations. Project Manager's duty is to satisfy client requirements. I usually have several meetings with client to make sure that we both are on the same page. If there is any optional subject in people management or human resource management available, it is better to pursue it.
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A. Global semiconductor chip shortage
B. Government regulation of internal combustion engine powered vehicles
C. Disruption from digital start-ups
D. Trade tensions between USA & China
E. Lasting economic impact left from Covid-19
F. Other (please comment)
I am collecting research for an Engineering Management (MSc) dissertation.
Any responses are greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Joseph Dodd
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On the basis of delays in product deliveries, clearly the first point. As regard the economic investment, the second one.
Fredriksson, G., Roth, A., Tagliapietra, S., & Veugelers, R. (2018). Is the European automotive industry ready for the global electric vehicle revolution? (No. 2018/26). Bruegel Policy Contribution.
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1st Euro International Multidisciplinary Conference on Technology, Engineering, Management, Education and Social Sciences EIMCTEMESS'21 12-16 November, 2021 Madrid, Spain.
I want to know whether this is a genuine link or fake.
I am invited by them as a speaker.
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As said by Rodney Duffett be careful with this one. Looking at their site: https://www.eimctemess.org/index.html I see (when scrolling down) a lot of suspicious (known as misleading metrics: ) logo’s like CiteFactor, DRJI and meaningless ones like DOAJ and Elsevier (I mean meaningless in the sense why are they added. Are they linked to Elsevier? Member of DOAJ? I don’t think so).
Still, it might be a good initiative. I suggest you contact Prof. Juan Arias Masa (Chair), according to their site he is a member of the organizing committee. He is here on RG and it might be a good idea to ask him about this. If he is aware of this and is willing to link his name to this it might be a legit organization.
Best regards.
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I’ve worked in both organisational structures pyramid and matrix. They both have their pros and cons but which structure do you prefer and why?
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The hierarchical structure is the best
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Many informal settlements have insufficient capacity to forecast, check, handle and reduce disaster risk. These communities face a growing range of challenges including economic hardship, technological and social impediments, urbanisation, under-development, wildfire, climate change, flooding, drought, geological hazards and the impact of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, sometimes termed ‘the burden of disease’. The inability of these communities to withstand adversities affects the sustainability of initiatives to develop them.
This is a question I would have asked during my masters degree research on Resilience in Disasters. I would like to know the opinions of other researchers as I would like to properly answer this question in a different research-related topic.
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i think the attitude and positivism of the community and their leaders is one big factor to add.
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Assalamualaikum and Hai
Dear fellow researchers, I have published two papers in December 2019 and February 2020 in TEST Engineering & Management Magazine but my name and affiliation were incorrectly stated. I have tried to email, call, and fax the Editor of the Journal to make corrections but sadly the Editor seems irresponsive. Thus, I would be obliged if anyone could kindly assist me with alternative ways to contact the Editor ( (other emails, Whatsapp, or phone number) instead of the contact info provided by the Journal's website or if you know anyone who can I refer and can help me to correct the information in both of my published papers.
Please advise. JazakAllah and thank you very much.
Regards
Cikgu Arman
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Thank Prof...
Truly dissapointed if it is truly apredator, SCOPUS should delisted it quickly. Even the Editorial team who contacted me via email also based in India but in the Journal Page, the publishing house states it is in USA.
This contradictory really portray its preditor character. Even Elsevier and Scopus emails also written by Indian customer service....their names tell us that all of the support staffs are Indian. Are they collaborating (between the journal and elsevier)??
Clueless...but fishy hehehe
Thanks Prof for your informative replies..really appreciate that. Keep healthy, be safe and take care Prof
Regards
Cikgu Arman
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I am researching on creating an organic brick based on fly ash, coarse sand, and stone dust. However, for that I am trying to locate a highly cost effective binder, preferably hydrophobic and organic to minimize environmental impact and offer the tensile strength necessary for practical applications..
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I would like to ask about the difference between Relative Importance Index and Relative Importance Weight Factors in terms of their uses and formulas.
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RII = Sum of weights (W1 + W2 + W3 + ……+ Wn ) / A x N where W = weights given to each factor by the respondents and will ranges from 1 to 5 where ‘1’ is less significant and ‘5’ is extremely significant. A = highest weight (i.e. 5 in this case), and N = total number of respondents.
find the second formula in the following pdf
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Hi everyone: I want to do a project in " Engineering Management, Mechanical department" so I want to someone to help me to choose the related topics in this field, also I intended to develop that topic to pursue thesis to get PhD.
Thank you so much...
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Hello Hayder,
I appreciate others who rendered some important information to you. As a previous researcher of Engineering Management I had like to suggest you to study some recent publications on both fields to make viable of your research goal. You can select your Ph.D topic on Engineering Management in the fields of indutrial management, quality management, materials management, project management, environmental management etc.
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Am currently looking for new research areas in the Engineering management field, at the moment am considering lean and green engineering, but would appreciate any  additions or new area of opening.
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What about use of building block approach in Engineering management to achieve product development speed and quality?
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I need a research problem to start my PhD in 2017 in Engineering Management. Mainly focus on "Operations Research" / "Optimization" or "Decision Problems" aspects. (Other latest, related research problems are also appreciated).
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I think a good topic that gets overlooked is the identification and utilisation of skills and experience within business.
There are many people with skills and experience within businesses which are not utilised. This is because they are put in a particular role and forgotten about.
In current manufacturing research there is a lot done on diversity, leadership, culture, etc, which is all good. That said, it would be good for someone to do some research into identifying existing skills and experience and how to best utilise it within a business. In my opinion these skills and experience are assets to the company that are not being utilised and could improve productivity and quality.
Just my opinion. 
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Any system for preparing and making engineering decisions must to be described by complex optimization, simulation and graphical representation. Optimization models needs to be decomposed and completed subsystems and systems description by simulation and graphical procedures. All these procedures help in options generation, detailed calculation and the posteriori solutions composition.
Dr. José Arzola
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Some answers to these questions could to be found in the author´s Dataset:
 Analisis and Synthesis of Engineering Systems, in the Conference Paper: Methodology of Analyss and Synthesis of Engineering Systesm,in the book Engineering Systems and others but this problem stay untll the moment opened
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Hi. Does anyone have an excel program or thesis about flank wear using the
Taguchi method in end milling? Please can you help me.
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Information economy and knowledge management systems are now strategic forces in the world market. As per some reports, only 10% of the total software engineering & management project succeed with respect to their original goals / business objectives. Irrespective of the applied methodology, be it Waterfall / Agile / Scrum, their is indeed an accentuating probability of cost inflationary spiral in any software development life-cycle. What would be the right model to predict / control the situation in context and prescribe a solution? If there is already a method, what are the data structures and economic paradigms to support this investigation.
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I have seen rapid prototyping and continuous feedback loops as key to successfully control project scope and costs.
Since I got introduced to the Design Thinking methods of d.school in Stanford, I think that could be a potential process in order to predefine business objective and predict somehow the outcome of the following project. It is all about defining the scope together with the client as well as research how this will impact on the market using prototyping. Based on the best-rated and evaluated prototype and feedback from the market you then start your project.
Of course this step needs time and budget but I think this is definitely one possibility to predict and control the cost inflationary spirals in projects.
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I want to explore how to make strategic management to manage solid wastes in an industrial area in a developing country. What is the proper method for this? SWOT analysis and/or any other recent methods?
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Dear Emma, 
In order to be useful for drawing up the strategic plan, as Deshmukh says, I suggest to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). There are several studies that deal whit solid wastes and LCA.
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Renewable energy technologies are the solution for the reduction of greenhouse gases generated by the power sector. However, we have to take into account the complete life cycle of these technologies (How much energy is needed to produce them, to transport them, to install them, to maintain them, and to dispose of them). Taking into account all these factors, and the relatively high initial cost, can renewable energy still compete with fossil-fuel sources? Even if we internalize the environmental costs of the latter?
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I fully agree with Miguel. In order to answer to this question with accuracy, a Life Cycle Analysis should be performed for the Renewable Energy Product or Technology. It is then possible to see how much "brown" is in the :green".
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Some Researches mention that because of workplace deviance US economies will loss $50 billion (Because of theft) annually. They are measuring the workplace deviance in monetary unit. Could anyone please show me or refer me the way to measure the amount of workplace deviance (e.g., production deviance) in monetary unit or other unit? Is it logical to identify the gap between the production capacity and the ultimate production as the production deviance?
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Hello,
You may want to look at http://othes.univie.ac.at/6623/1/2009-08-28_9848220.pdf. The references may be able to guide you.
These may be of some interest too, as wasting time surfing the internet is a form of theft. The survey disclosed that the average worker frittered away 2.09 hours per 8-hour workday, resulting in an overall cost to American employers of $759 billion per year on salaries for which real work was expected, but not actually performed.
“Wasted Time At Work Costing Companies Billions”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2005, discussing the findings of the AOL/Salary.com study: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2005/07/11/wastingtime.TMP
“2007 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey”, press release, American Management Association, February 28, 2008: http://press.amanet.org/press-releases/177/2007-electronic-monitoring-surveillance-survey; see also “Excessive Indulgences: Personal Use of the Internet at the Department of Interior”, a report by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General, September, 2006.