1st Edition

Emerging Debates in the Construction Industry The Developing Nations’ Perspective

    340 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides readers with an insightful understanding of the various emerging issues in the construction industry, especially in the area associated with United Nations developmental goals, 4th Industrial Revolution, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Skills and Capacity development. The need for all practitioner to understand growing issues surrounding the various evolving concepts or technologies in the construction industry remain critical to stakeholders if any meaningful gains are expected. This book explains the importance of inclusion, health and safety, skills development, collaboration, pandemics, the fourth industrial revolution, capacity building, and green finance, among others. Thus, it provides an in-depth understanding of the issues mentioned in developed and developing countries for construction professionals, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders. The book can be adopted as a research guide, framework, and reference on the emerging concepts in construction practices.

    1. Diversity and Inclusion in the Construction Industry: The Vulnerability Factor: Ernest Kissi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Eugène Danquah Smith and Titus Ebenezer Kwofie
    2. Pandemics and the Construction Industry in Developing Countries: Michael Adesi, and Duga James Ewuga, De-Graft Owusu-Manu, and Neema Opiyo
    3. Collaborative Flow of Work in the Construction Industry: Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Daniel Yaw Addai Duah, Michael Nii Addy, Clinton Aigbavboa, and Samuel Amos-Abanyi
    4. Green Financing of Infrastructure Projects in the Construction Industry: Case of Sub-Saharan Africa: Degraft Owusu-Manu, Prosper Babon-Ayeng, Ernest Kissi, Clinton Aigbavboa
    5. Espousal of Zero Carbon Emission in Buildings: Empirical Analysis of Propelling Measures: Matthew Ikuabe, Douglas Aghimien, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Oke, Samuel Adekunle and Babatunde Ogunbayo
    6. Overview of the 4th Industrial Revolution in the Construction Industry: Victor Acheamfour Karikari, Michael Nii Addy, Ernest Kissi, and Clinton Aigbavboa
    7. Digital Capabilities in the Construction Industry: Bernard Tuffour Atuahene, Sittimont Kanjanabootra, and Thayaparan Gajendran
    8. Skills Development in the 4th Industrial Revolution: The Construction Industry: Ernest Kissi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Eugène Danquah Smith, Didibhuku Wellington Thwala and Titus Ebenezer Kwofie
    9. Mobile Devices Applications in the Construction Industry: Jonas Ekow Yankah, Divine Tuinese Novieto, Emmanuel Davies, and Peter Aidoo
    10. Systemic Capacity Building of Built Environment Professionals for Construction 4.0: A Review of Concepts: Aba Essanow Afful, Godwin Kojo Kumi Acquah and Benjamin Baah
    11. Competitive Intelligence Features and Competitive Advantage in Construction Firms in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Somiah, Matthew Kwaw, Aigbavboa, Clinton and Eshun, John Frank
    12. Transfer of Construction Safety Knowledge to Project Host Communities: Naivety or Plausible? Emmanuel Adinyira
    13. Visualization and Interpretation of Resilient Safety Culture: Integrated Social Network Modeling: Arun Garg, Sherif Mohamed, Fahim Tonmoy, and Oz Sahin
    14. Discomforts Experienced by Construction Workers with Safety Helmet Use -Experiences from the Ghanaian Construction Industry: Adade-Boateng Anita Odame, Fugar Frank Desmond Kofi and Adinyira Emmanuel.
    15. Understanding Safety of Construction Sites: Construction Site Workers' Experience: Samuel Adeniyi Adekunle, Matthew Ikuabe, John Aliu, Babatunde Ogunbayo, Clinton Aigbavboa Wumi Olumide Oyewo, and Obuks Ejohwomu


    Ernest Kissi is a lecturer and post-doctorate fellow at the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, respectively. His research interests include construction economics, project management, procurement, and technical education. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS), Ghana Institution of Construction (GIOC), Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE), International Society for Development and Sustainability (MISDS) and an incorporate member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (ICIOB). Ernest is also a practising quantity surveyor who has been involved in a number of consulting works for several construction projects.

    Clinton Aigbavboa is Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying and director of CIDB Centre of Excellence and Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Before entering academia, he was involved as a quantity surveyor on several infrastructural projects in Nigeria and South Africa. He has published several research papers and more than ten books on housing, construction and engineering management, and research methodology for construction students. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation.

    Didibhuku Wellington Thwala is Professor of Construction Project Management and Leadership at the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Science and Technology, University of South Africa(UNISA), South Africa. He has extensive industry experience with a research focus on sustainable construction, leadership, and project management. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. He also serves as an editorial board member to various reputable international journals.