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Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings (2024)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (in press). Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2024.2302416

When a building design fails to meet the end-user's needs after construction, it is considered faulty. Faulty designs often lead to renovation, demolition, and material waste. This study aims to identify critical factors that influence the implementa... Read More about Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings.

Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review (2023)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (2024). Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 13(2), 425-443. https://doi.org/10.1108/sasbe-04-2023-0094

Purpose Sustainability has been the subject of several scientific investigations. Many researchers in the construction industry have also examined a range of sustainability-related studies. However, few studies have thoroughly reviewed implementing... Read More about Sustainability concepts in global high-rise residential buildings: a scientometric and systematic review.

Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings (2023)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (2023). Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 80, Article 108013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.108013

Defective design, poor stakeholder participation, and a mismatch between design provisions and end-user requirements cause most building construction waste. However, lean building design promotes collaboration and reduces waste. This study examines t... Read More about Facilitators and benefits of implementing lean premise design: A case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings.

Tiny Housing Development: A Vaccine for Unaffordable Housing Delivery in Africa (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Osunsanmi, T., Deakin, M., Jaradat, S., & Olawumi, T. (2023). Tiny Housing Development: A Vaccine for Unaffordable Housing Delivery in Africa. In Towards a sustainable construction industry: The role of innovation and digitalisation (370-381). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22434-8_37

The menace of unaffordable housing delivery has spread like a virus across the countries within the African continent. The virus has infested numerous activities and is responsible for the slum development and other social vices on the continent. Tow... Read More about Tiny Housing Development: A Vaccine for Unaffordable Housing Delivery in Africa.

Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment (2023)
Journal Article
Olawumi, T. O., Chan, D. W., Saka, A. B., Ekundayo, D., & Odeh, A. O. (2023). Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 410, Article 137280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137280

Implementing Smart-sustainable practices (SSP) is crucial to achieving environmentally-friendly buildings and cities. Adequate awareness and understanding of its benefits and impacts are essential for maximizing its implementation. Hence, this study... Read More about Are there any gains in green-tech adoption? Unearthing the beneficial outcomes of smart-sustainable practices in Nigeria and Hong Kong built environment.

Energy performance of Scottish public buildings and its impact on their ability to use low-temperature heat (2023)
Journal Article
Reguis, A., Tunzi, M., Vand, B., Tuohy, P., & Currie, J. (2023). Energy performance of Scottish public buildings and its impact on their ability to use low-temperature heat. Energy and Buildings, 290, Article 113064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113064

Decarbonising heat in the UK by 2050 will require the wider adoption of low-temperature heat. Current systems, largely relying on gas boilers, have design operating temperatures of 82/71°C (supply/return) while new standards for 4th Generation Distri... Read More about Energy performance of Scottish public buildings and its impact on their ability to use low-temperature heat.

Multi-criteria sustainability risk management for post-war residential re-construction: the case of Damascus (2023)
Journal Article
Khaddour, L. A., & Deng, W. (2023). Multi-criteria sustainability risk management for post-war residential re-construction: the case of Damascus. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 38(3), 1939-1982. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-023-10024-2

The Syrian conflict nine years of destruction have had catastrophic influence on the built environment. Post-war Residential Re-construction Projects (PRRP) have been one of the most challenging and controversial responsibilities. PRRP play vital rol... Read More about Multi-criteria sustainability risk management for post-war residential re-construction: the case of Damascus.

Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts (2023)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Antwi-Afari, P., & Olawumi, T. (2023). Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 37, 268-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2023.03.008

To achieve zero waste and cumber the acute environmental effect of the building construction industry (BCI), circular economy (CE) implementation is pertinent. Such implementation requires the incorporation of certain actionable factors that are crit... Read More about Modeling the Principal Success Factors for Attaining Systemic Circularity in the Building Construction Industry: An International Survey of Circular Economy Experts.

Building a Sustainable Dental Practice (2023)
Book Chapter
Ballantyne, G., Viviana, C., Valbuena, C., Armstrong, N., & Duane, B. (2023). Building a Sustainable Dental Practice. In B. Duane (Ed.), Sustainable Dentistry: Making a Difference. Cham: Springer

The greatest challenges we currently face as a society are the twin, interconnected threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. They will jeopardise our future if we go about business as usual. This chapter focuses on more sustainable constructi... Read More about Building a Sustainable Dental Practice.

Drivers For Building Retrofitting Practice: A Systematic Review (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Ejidike, C. C., Mewomo, M. C., Agbajor, F. D., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022). Drivers For Building Retrofitting Practice: A Systematic Review. In I. Musonda, & E. Mwanaumo (Eds.), Building Smart, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure in Developing Countries: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Development and Investment in Infrastructure (DII-2022, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6–7 October 2022) (265-272). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003325321-28

Retrofitting an existing building offers a significant opportunity to improve its performance to solve the problems associated with energy consumption, occupant thermal discomfort, and cost of operation in the building, It is essential to understand... Read More about Drivers For Building Retrofitting Practice: A Systematic Review.

Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Lam, E., Chan, A., Olawumi, T., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. (2022). Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities. In Proceedings of the 7th Water Efficiency Conference 2022 (160-169)

When a building design fails to meet the end-users' requirements after construction, it is regarded as a faulty design. Faulty designs often lead to renovation, demolition, and material waste. The need to implement innovative tools and systems that c... Read More about Development of Sustainable Building Design in Hong Kong: Exploring Lean Capabilities.

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019). Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions (1403-1410)

The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investigated. Testing ranged from small strain, in resonant column apparatus, to la... Read More about Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels.

A compactness measure of sustainable building forms (2019)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2019). A compactness measure of sustainable building forms. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181265

Global population growth and urbanisation require countless more buildings in this century, causing an unprecedented increase in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation, and resource use. It is imperative to approach maximal ef... Read More about A compactness measure of sustainable building forms.

Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data (2018)
Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Myers, R., Sykes, J., Voss, E., Cousins-Jenvey, B., Fawcett, W., …Pomponi, F. (2019). Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data. Structures, 19, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2018.11.013

Buildings are the world's largest contributors to energy demand, greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, resource consumption and waste generation. An unmissable opportunity exists to tackle climate change, global warming, and resource scarcity by rethinki... Read More about Machine Learning for Sustainable Structures: A Call for Data.

Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system (2018)
Journal Article
Moncaster, A., Pomponi, F., Symons, K., & Guthrie, P. (2018). Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system. Energy and Buildings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used as an early-stage design-decision tool to support choices of structural system. However LCA modellers must first make numerous methodological decisions, and the resultant wide variations in approach ar... Read More about Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system.

Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design (2018)
Journal Article
D’Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018). Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design. Energy and Buildings, 168, 236-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031

Building structures often represent the element with the largest mass in a building project, with significant effects on the buildings life cycle environmental impacts. Amongst structural materials, steel is characterised by its suitability to a larg... Read More about Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design.

Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project (2018)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moncaster, A., & De Wolf, C. (2018). Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project. Energy and Buildings, 167, 177-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.052

In order to meet the mid-century carbon reduction targets and to mitigate climate change and global warming it is imperative that embodied greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in the built environment receive immediate attention from policy, industry an... Read More about Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project.

Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012 (2017)
Report
Bros Williamson, J. (2017). Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier)

This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Association (KHA). It also includes results of the building performance bi-annual mon... Read More about Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012.

Work Package 1 - Review of construction process (2017)
Report
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017). Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Edinburgh: Private, Cala Group Ltd

This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current designs and construction methods. This review forms part of work package 1 (WP1) proposed as the fi... Read More about Work Package 1 - Review of construction process.