This book gathers papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, held in London in 2019. Bringing together a diverse group of government agencies, academics, professionals, and students, the book addresses issues related to construction safety, innovative technologies, lean and sustainable construction, international construction, improving quality and productivity, and innovative materials in the construction industry. In addition, it highlights international collaborations between various disciplines in the areas of construction, engineering, management, and technology. The book demonstrates that, as the industry moves forward in an ever-complex global economy, multi-national collaboration is crucial, and its future growth will undoubtedly depend on international teamwork and alliances.
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Dr. Syed M. Ahmed is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina USA. Dr. Ahmed received his Ph.D. in 1993 and his MSCE in 1989 from Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Construction Engineering & Management, with a minor in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. He also holds an undergraduate degree of BSCE from University of Engineering & Technology in Pakistan (1984). Dr. Ahmed has over 30 years of international experience in teaching, research and consulting in Pakistan, Hong Kong, USA, Mexico, and Jamaica. His areas of interest/expertise are construction scheduling, quality and risk management, project controls, construction safety, construction procurement, and construction education and information technology. He has generated substantial external support and revenue from various funding agencies including United States Agency for International Development, US Department of Defense, and Florida Department of Education and through his international conferences. He is the author of four books and has also published extensively (over 150 publications) in international journals and conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Ahmed is currently on the editorial board of more than 6 international journals and serves as the Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering & Management and the Associate Editor of the Built Environment Project & Asset Management (BEPAM) Journal.
Dr. Salman Azhar is a J.E. Wilborn Endowed Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He has more than 20 years of research, teaching and construction industry experience by working in the USA, Hong Kong, Thailand and Pakistan. Dr. Azhar's research areas are Building Information Modeling and Advanced Visualization Technologies, High performance buildings, Construction safety and Construction education. His research projects have been funded by the USAID, US Department of State, Construction Industry Institute (CII), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Alabama State Licensing Board for General Contractors, and several construction firms in the Southeast USA. He has written a book entitled "Data Warehousing in Construction Organizations: Concepts, Architecture and Implementation", co-edited thirteen conference proceedings and published more than 125 papers in refereed journals and conferences. His five research papers received the Best Paper Award in international conferences held in the South Africa, Jordan, Finland, UK, and USA in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, and 2012 respectively. His publications received over 4,000 citations. Dr. Azhar is the past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Construction Education and Research, USA and Editorial Board Member of ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. He received the Auburn University's Outstanding Faculty award in 2012, Building Science Outstanding Researcher Award in 2016, 2011 and 2009, Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, and Excellence in Service award in 2019 and 2017. He also received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in 2015 and AIT Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017.
Ms. Amelia Day Saul, MS, LRT/CTRS is a PhD student working in the Department of Construction Management as a graduate assistant at East Carolina University. She began working with Dr. Syed M. Ahmed in 2017 and since then she has worked on various research papers under his supervision. She reviewed papers for the Construction in the 21st Century Conference in 2018 and 2019. She also has experience in helping to teach the research methods and capstone courses for the Masters of Construction Management Program. Her research interests include the integration of stress management techniques with individuals to reduce various mental health symptoms such as stress, anxiety and depression. Her current area of research is related to the use of biofeedback with individuals in drug and substance abuse treatment to reduce cravings, anxiety, and depression symptoms. Her work as a graduate assistant in the Department of Construction Management has allowed her to gain insight into a new field. In the future, she hopes to be able to integrate her interests in helping to improve individual's psychological health with construction management.
Inventory Management and Construction Project Delivery in Nigeria.- Overview of Concrete Durability Evaluation using Electrical Resistivity.- An Assessment Tool to Measure the Lean Construction Maturity Level.- Best Management Practices in Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Mechanical Systems in Data Centers.- Building Commissioning: Do Cost Benefits Outweigh the Initial Investment for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers?.- Antecedents of Client Loyalty in the Construction Professional Services Sector: A Qualitative Study.- Reducing Our Energy Usage and Reliance to Mechanical Air Conditioning through Passive Cooling: Can It Be Done at Home Today?.- Enhancing Innovativeness in the Construction Sector: A System Dynamics Analysis.- Urban Planning in the Context of Seatropolis City through the Public-Private Partnership Scheme.- Exploring the Working Conditions of People in Construction.- Construction and Demolition Waste Management on Construction Sites in Kazakhstan.- General Contractor Knowledge of Infection Control Requirements on Hospital Renovation Construction Projects.- Building Information Modelling in Transport Infrastructure Sector.- A Factor Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Feasibility Study Factors: A Study among Built Environment Professionals in South Africa.- Identification of critical factors for Construction Megaprojects Success (CMS).- Investigating the Criticalities of Corruption Forms in Infrastructure Procurement in the Developing Regions.- Benchmarking Project Manager's Compensation.- Are the Ageing Workforce Satisfied with the Construction Work Environment?.- Image Based Inspection and Monitoring of Buildings.- Risk Management in Procurement of Blue-Green Roofs - Supplier Perspective.- BIM Awareness: The Kenyan and UK Scenarios.- Urban Underground Future: The Potential of Subsurface Utilization in Nairobi, Kenya.- Assessment of the Level of Awareness of Robotics and Construction Automation in South African.- Challenges to the Implementation of Lean Construction Practices in the South African Construction Industry.- Effectiveness of Contractors' Competitive Bidding Strategies in the UAE Construction Industry.- Objectives of Competitive Bidding in the UAE Construction Industry.- Physical and Mental Health of Construction Workers: A Worse Status?.- Developing a Sustainable Concrete using Ceramic Waste Powder.- Life cycle costing for decision making in construction and demolition waste management: A critical review.- Quantitative Assessment of Resilient Safety Culture Model Using Relative Importance Index.- Innovative vocational training for the Construction Industry.- Exploring the Current and Future States of Augmented Reality in the Construction Industry.- Modelling Correlations in Highway Construction Projects.- Owners' Obligations Under FIDIC Construction Contracts.- Predicting the Impact Size of Uncertainty Events on Construction Cost and Time of Highway Projects Using.- Construction-Related Waivers to the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rule in the United States.- 3D Scans - A New Teaching Tool in Construction Education.- Impediments of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the South African Construction Industry.- Environmental Sustainability: Impact of Construction Acitivities.- Assessment of Embodied Carbon Footprint of an Educational Building in Pakistan using Building Information.- A Strategic Approach to Emergency Preparedness in the UAE.- Embodied Carbon Footprint Assessment of a conventional Commercial Building using BIM.- A Pilot of Student Guided Virtual Reality Tours.- Factors Affecting Indoor Environmental Qualities of Social-Housing Projects in South Africa.- Construction Health and Safety (H&S) Practitioners' Developmental Needs.- Construction Contingency Determination: A Review of Processes and Techniques.- Practical Application of Natural Pozzolans and Lime for Cost Optimisation in Low Cost Housing.- External Components of Premature Construction Project Closure.- Health and Safety Elements of Premature Construction Project Closure.- Exploring Critical Success Factors for Geothermal Investments.- Mitigating Skills Shortage in the South African Construction Industry.- Effect of Insulation Thickness on Energy Consumption for Different Shaped Buildings.- Construction Site Fire Safety Using BIM and Virtual Reality.- Forecasting Rental Values of Residential Properties: A Neural Network Model Approach.- Costing of Health and Safety elements in Construction Projects in Gauteng, South Africa.- An Assessment of Factors influencing Collaboration and Impacts on Organisational Performance: A Review.- A Hybrid Conceptual Model for BIM Adoption in Facilities Management: A Descriptive Analysis for the Collected Data.- A Model Validation and Predicting the Rental Values of Residential Properties Using Logistic Regression Model.- Blockchain in Construction Practice.- Emerging BIM-3D-Laser Scanning Integration in Construction Practice.- Modelling Hospital Functional Performance Under Surge Conditions-The Application of FRAM and RAM.- Water Content Effect on California Bearing Ratio of Cohesive Soil.- Investigation of infrastructural Maintenance in Public Institutions in Nigeria.- How Can Mobile App Technology Further Benefit Project Managers by Improving & Increasing Working Productivity?.- Temporary Homes in Disaster Hit Areas.- Characteristics of Bidding for Engineering Services in Public Construction Projects.- Estimating the Productivity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Water Operators.- Quality Assessment of Sandcrete Blocks Produced with River Sand in Ogun State, Nigeria.- Experimental Investigation of Concrete Block Walls Compressive Strength Using a Non-Destructive Test.- Reviewing Problem-Solving as a Key Employability Skill for Built Environment Graduates.- A Socio-Cultural Perspective to BIM Adoption: A Case Study in South Africa.- Digital Asset Information Management for Transport Infrastructure: Framework and Implementation.- Challenges Affecting Leadership Development in the Construction Industry.- Critical Success Factors for Improved Organizational Performance.- Enhancing the Visualization of Problems Tracking and Management Integrated BIM Technology for General Contractor in Construction.- Challenges of Conducting Market Research During Project Appraisals of Real Estate Investment.- Road Infrastructure Project Success: Understanding the Role of Stakeholder Management in a Rural Setting.- Current Sources of Financing Power Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Principal Component Analysis Approach.- Automation in Museum Construction and Operation.- Perception of University Students on Gender Issues in the Industry.- Automation in Museum Construction and Operation.- Residential Construction Risk Management: Does it Happen in Real Life?.- Assessment of the Role of Owner's Representative on Construction Performance: An Owner's Perspective.- STREBLO: The App Prototype for Managing Stress in the Construction Industry.- Water Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Approach.- Expectations from the Welding Curriculum Based on the Perspective of Engineering Technology Graduates in Nigeria.- Perceptions of How Lean Practices Could Assure Quality in Construction.- The Sources of Dispute in Construction Projects in the Mpumalanga Province.- Rethinking the Application of Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal for Property Valuation in Johannesburg Municipality.- The Influence of Clients and Designers on Construction Health and Safety (H&S).- A Framework for Managing Building Construction Technology for the Campus Owner through a Building Design Sustainability Safety and Maintainability Assessment System.- Safety Management Amongst Small Contractors in Selangor, Malaysia.- Assessing the Emerging Factors on Stakeholder Management in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Malaysia.- BIM Awareness and Usage VS BIM Knowledge, Importance and Future Planning: An Analysis from Malaysian Quantity Surveyors.- Augmented Reality (AR for Utility Infrastructure: An Experiential Development Workflow.- Augmented Reality for Urban Utility Infrastructure: A UK Perspective.- Sharing Knowledge Via Ubiquitous Technology to Enhance Safety Awareness: Willingness and Actual Experience in Hong Kong.- Measuring the needs for the Special Property Development Entity (SPDE) for Waqf Property Development in Malaysia.- Assessing the Intrinsic Value of Construction Stocks: An Empirical Evidence from the Price Earning Models.- Deployment of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Energy Efficiency in the UK.- Project Control Through Disincentivisation: A Case Study of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Project.- Relating quality of Service to Customer Satisfaction in the Nigerian Automotive Service Sector.- Evaluating the Influence of Training on Attitudes to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Adoption in Malaysian Construction Industry by using Extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM).- Multi-Objective Resource-Constrained Scheduling in Construction Projects.- Contingency Use and Project Delivery Influence on Infrastructure Project Risk Assessment.- Investigation of Electronic Document Management applications in the Construction Projects: Case Study in Jordan.- Current Status of Awareness and Readiness Towards Building Information Modelling (BIM) Among Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors.- Exploring individual adaptability as a prerequisite for adjusting to technological changes in construction.- Undesired Contractual Behaviour of Key Participants in Civil Engineering projects.- Modular versus Conventional Construction: An Analysis of Cost and Benefits via a Case Study.- Academic Satisfaction and Career Preparedness: An Exploratory Study on the Perceptions of Construction Management Graduates.- Land-Use Optimization Based on Transit Oriented Development with Linear Programming.- An Overview of Onsite Residential Sewage Disposal and the Implications on Underground Water Supply and Health in Nigeria.- Critical Factors Influencing the Bid/No Bid Decision in Pakistan Construction Industry.- Green Building Retrofitting in the UAE.- Digital Technology and Integration in Construction: The UAE Context.
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