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ISBN 9781032012155
September 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

 
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This book provides readers with an understanding of various concepts, benefits, practices that the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies can bring when working towards sustainable construction goals. As digitalisation continues to advance rapidly, the pressures on stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation (AECO) industry to revamp and restructure their activities and outputs become increasingly prevalent. This research book explains the importance of various digital tools and principles to achieve sustainable construction projects. It adopts various standards and concepts to highlight how 4IR technologies could assist and accelerate construction sustainability. It is the first book to link construction management with various digital tools to enhance construction projects' sustainability. The also provides an in-depth insight into the concept of sustainable construction 4.0 across both developing and developed countries for construction professionals, sustainability experts, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders. The book can be adopted as a research guide, framework, and reference on sustainable construction, the concept of sustainable projects, digitalisation in the construction industry, and the fourth industrial revolution.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background Information of the Book  1. General Introduction  Part 2: Sustainable Construction 4.0  2. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Construction  3. Augmented Reality  4. Big Data  5. Building Information Modelling  6. Biomimicry  7. Blockchain  8. Cryptocurrency  9. Cyber Security  10. Drone  11. Gamification  12. Internet of Things  13. Machine Learning  14. Nanotechnology  15. Robotics  16. Virtual Reality

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Biography

Ayodeji Emmanuel Oke is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria and a Research Fellow in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has taught several modules in value management, quantity surveying and sustainable construction management for some years. His specialisation areas are in construction sustainability management, with emphasis on value management, quantity surveying and construction in the digital era.

Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is a Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying and Director of cidb Centre of Excellence & 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 research books in 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.

Stephen Seyi Segun is a graduate of Quantity Surveying at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. He is a student coordinator for the Civil Engineering Measurement course at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. He is also an online member of the Young Quantity Surveyors Forum to date and the student coordinator at the Ministry of Works Lands and Housing, Akure, Nigeria.

Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is a Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying and Chair of SARChI in Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, 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.