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Emerging Debates in the Construction Industry
The Developing Nations’ Perspective

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ISBN 9781032374673
May 5, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book seeks to critically engage with emerging issues and debates within the construction industry, but from the perspective of developing economies. Themes such as the 4th industrial revolution, management of pandemics, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, skills development, and behavioural studies are at the cutting edge of research and development in developed countries, however, they remain problematic for industries and environments which are yet to understand the emerging growth patterns of their economies. The successful integration and diffusion of these themes into developing nations’ environments and cultures must be synchronized with their current developmental agenda. By acknowledging and understanding the difficulty and diversity of construction administrations that exist in different countries, this book can help construction professionals in developing countries to adopt technologies, policies and products which are proving successful in developed nations. Useful reading for researchers and practitioners in both developed and developing countries alike, this book gives an insight and understanding of emerging areas in developing countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Diversity and Inclusion in the Construction Industry: The Vulnerability Factor: Ernest Kissi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Titus Ebenezer Kwofie and Eugène Danquah Smith
  2. Pandemics and the Construction Industry in Developing Countries: Michael Adesi, and Duga James Ewuga
  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. Approaches to Green Financing in the Construction Industry: 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 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 (4IR): The Construction Industry: Ernest Kissi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Didibhuku Wellington Thwala, Eugène Danquah Smith 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

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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 a professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying and director of the CIDB Centre of Excellence and Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Before entering academia, he was a quantity surveyor in 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.

Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is a Research Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. He has varied research interests, including project management, construction management, supply chain management and leadership in the construction industry, construction digitalisation, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and smart cities. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. He has more than 300 published peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings locally and internationally.