Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE)Bringing together specialists to develop research that offers high impact, sustainable solutions to society’s biggest challenges
LSBU's Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE) is led by academics with expertise in construction, property, and surveying within the School of the Built Environment and Architecture. The Centre’s research builds on the School’s flagship courses in construction project management and economics, quantity surveying, building surveying, real estate, and architectural technology. The Centre’s diverse membership has a commitment to innovation and improvements in construction through improved business processes, and the greater use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for integrated delivery.
The Centre focuses on key research themes to address productivity and construction waste using knowledge, innovation and digital transformation to improve cost certainty and predictability of construction projects and to address leaderships challenges and skills gap.
The Centre’s approach is to leverage knowledge from multidisciplinary partners to support the delivery of high impact and sustainable solutions to the biggest challenges facing the built environment.
- Big data analytics for process improvement
- Building information modelling
- Carbon finance to mitigate climate change
- Circular economy
- Construction Management
- Health and sustainable buildings
- Integrate models such as joint venture and public private partnerships
- Leadership, ethics and professionalism in the built environment industries
- Life cycle and carbon cost planning
- Management and integrate of data for the built environment
- Market structure and growth strategies
- Mental health, equality, gender, diversity, welfare and modern slavery
- Project financing models (e.g. public private partnerships)
- Real estate, international property investment, and strategic asset management
- Renewable energy systems
- Risk Management
- Smart and intelligent cities
- Waste management
Harmonization of Construction Health and Safety Practices in the Southern African Development Community
The research is carried out in collaboration with University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa to address an urgent need to strengthen standards of construction health and safety practices in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The research funded through Newton Advanced Fellowships focuses on developing a framework for improving health and safety practices to promote a non-hazardous work environment and to reduce the burden of occupational injuries and fatalities in SADC.
If you would like to enquire about our research projects, please contact Thomas Madden.
BIM is an approach to managing and planning every aspect of design and operation in the construction process in a better, more efficient way to improve the basis upon which the construction industry and its clients operate. The BIM Centre acts as a hub for innovation, professional training and networking amongst practice experts in the built environmental sector.
- Lighting Laboratory
- Building Services Laboratory
- DARLab (Digital Architecture and Robotic Laboratory)
- Rapid Prototyping Technology Lab
- Design and Soft Modelling Lab
- Digital Architecture Robotics Lab
- Rapid Prototyping Technology Lab
- Design and Soft Modelling Lab
- Digital Architecture Robotics Lab
- Virtual Engineering Suite
- Building Information Modelling Lab
The Centre also has access to other general engineering facilities within the University, including the Engineering and Welding Workshops, the Machine Shop, the Modelling Workshop, the Virtual Engineering Suite, plus many other design and soft facilities.
For any enquiries about IDoBE, please contact Thomas Madden.
Postgraduate Research Students:
The Centre has been successful in securing funding for developing international research collaboration notably with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa as part of Newton Advanced Fellowships
- Kaluarachchi Nartallo, Y. (2018). Building Community Resilience in the Re-settlement of Displaced Communities. Procedia Engineering, 212 443-450. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.057
- Fong, D., Naoum, S., and Egbu, C. (2018). Integrated Model for Stressors Stresses and Stress-Coping Behaviour of Construction Project Managers in the UK, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 11(3), 761-782. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-07-2017-0071
- Phillips S & Forman T (2018) The Role of BIM in Retrofitting Works within the UK Social Housing Sector. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation 7(3) pp 1-17
- Hastie, J., Sutrisna, M., and Egbu, C. (2017). Modelling knowledge integration process in early contractor involvement procurement at tender stage – a Western Australian case study. Construction Innovation doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-04-2016-0021
- Çıdık, M. S., Boyd, D., and Thurairajah, N. (2017) Ordering in disguise: digital integration in built- environment practices. Building Research and Information, 45(6), 665-680. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2017.1309767
- Kangwa, J., Kamau, J., Ahmed, A., Hirst, P., and Hyndman, F. (2017). Influence of Rice Husk Ash Density on the workability and strength of structural concrete. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science, 2(3), 36-43. doi: https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2017.2.3.292
- Opoku, A., and Egbu, C. (2017). Students' Perspective on the relevance of sustainability literacy in a postgraduate built environment programme. International Journal of Construction Education and Research doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1286417
- Çıdık, M.S., Boyd, D., and Thurairajah, N. (2017) Innovative capability of building information modelling in construction design. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(8), 04017047. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001337
- Eccles, T (2017) ‘Corporate Real Estate Asset Management: Strategy and Implementation’, Routledge, 2017, 2nd edition (with Haynes and Nunnington). ISBN 978-1138915077.
- Akotia, J., Opoku, A., Egbu, C., and Fortune, C. (2016). Exploring the knowledge ‘base’ of practitioners in the delivery of sustainable regeneration projects. Construction Economics and Building, 16(2), 14-26. doi: https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v16i2.4892
- Robinson, H. and Udeaja C. (2015) Reusing Knowledge and Leveraging Technology to Reduce Design and Construction Costs, In Robinson, H, Symonds, B., Gilbertson, B and Ilozor, B (Eds.) Design Economics for the Built Environment: Sustainability in Project Evaluation, pp 229-237, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118944790.ch16
- Amos, A and Robinson, H. (2015), Sustainable Design, Innovation and Competitiveness in Engineering Firms, In Robinson, H, Symonds, B., Gilbertson, B and Ilozor, B (Eds) Design Economics for the Built Environment: Sustainability in Project Evaluation, pp 333-356, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118944790.ch24
- Gu, G., Michael, L. and Cheng, Y. (2015) Housing supply and its relationships with land supply. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 8. Issue 3.
- Kaluarachchi Nartallo, Y. (2015). Challenges to leaders in promoting the design of innovative and sustainable social housing.In A. Opoku, and V. Ahmed (Eds.), Leadership and sustainability in the Built Environment (109-122). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis Group.
- Bayati, A (2014) Geo Digital Documentation(GDD) for Arab and Islamic Heritage Preservation, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, 2(2), 1-15. http://researchopen.lsbu.ac.uk/1735/
Obas John Ebohon is Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law in the School of Built Environment and Architecture and Director of the Centre for Sustainability and Resilient Communities
Professor Ofori specialises in Construction Management and Economics, at the project, company and industry levels.
Ali has extensive experience in surveying, construction management, commercial management and construction technology, and is currently course director of our BSc Commercial Management and BSc Construction Management programmes.
Guowei began his academic career when he joined LSBU in 2006, after working in the professional real estate industry for 15 years.
Dr. Job is an architectural professional with expertise in Sustainability, Construction Technology, Future Cities and Urban Informatics/BIM. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Development and also a master's and bachelor’s degree in Architecture and currently has over 7 years’ experience in research, teaching, and practice. Dr. Job seeks to use the knowledge/skills acquired to enhance student’s experience as well as, prepare them to be professionally equipped to face the ever-changing industry of the 21st century through advanced innovative research and teaching.
Dr Oluwadamilola “Dami” Aguda is in the division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Dr Zulfikar Adamu is an Associate Professor of Strategic IT in Construction in the School of The Build Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University (LSBU).
Bert Ediale Young is currently the Course Director for the PgD/MSc Quantity Surveying and teaches on our PgD/MSc Quantity Surveying courses as well as the BSc (Hons) courses in BEA
Daniel Fong is an Associate Professor in the Division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture. Daniel was the Academic Director for the subject area and has led a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as modules. He was also the link tutor for various collaboration programmes, both in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining the university, Daniel worked as a project manager in the construction industry.
Jennifer Hardi's research interests are in Building Information Modelling, Life Cycle Assessment and sustainable buildings. She is a chartered member of CIAT (MCIAT) and involved in peer reviewing international journals specialising in sustainability.
Lynne has an extensive career as a registered valuer and advisor. Her core competencies include the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential and rural property interests as well as statutory and compulsory purchase valuation procedures.
Maggie Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Law at LSBU. She is also a member of the Gender and Sexualities research group and the Construction Management Economics and Integrated Delivery research group.
Navpreet is lecturer in the Division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Dr Olubisi Ige is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management in the Division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of Built Environment and Architecture.