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.

Investigated topics

  • Big data analytics for process improvement
  • Building information modelling
  • Carbon finance to mitigate climate change
  • Circular economy
  • Construction Management
  • Health and sustainable buildings
  • Housing
  • 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

Current projects

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.

Key facilities

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre

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.

Other facilities

  • 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.

Contact

For any enquiries about IDoBE, please contact Thomas Madden.

Postgraduate Research Students:

    ·       Adnan Ali
    ·       Ahmed Daoud
    ·       Elizabeth Whelan
    ·       Ganiyu Sikiru
    ·       Itua Omokhomion
    ·       Lucy Ogbenjuwa
    ·       Mehdi Shahparvari
    ·       Nuha Eltinay
    ·       Saam Kaviani
    ·       Upeksha Madanayake
    ·       Waheed Oseni
    ·       Yamen Bakhaty
    ·       Yumna Ahmedi

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

Key publications

Prof. Obas John Ebohon

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law
Telephone: 020 7815 7279

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


Prof. George Ofori

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture
Job title: Dean of School of The Built Environment and Architecture
Telephone: 020 7815 7253

Professor Ofori specialises in Construction Management and Economics, at the project, company and industry levels.


Dr Ali Bayyati

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer / Course Director
Telephone: 020 7815 7338

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.


Dr Guowei Gu

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Course Director - MSc/PgDip Property Development and Planning
Telephone: 020 7815 7132

Guowei began his academic career when he joined LSBU in 2006, after working in the professional real estate industry for 15 years.


Dr Job Momoh

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Lecturer in Construction Technology
Telephone: 020 7815 7639

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 Aguda

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7662

Dr Oluwadamilola “Dami” Aguda is in the division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture.


Dr Steve Phillips

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Course Director, MSc in Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
Telephone: 020 7815 7121

Dr Steve Phillips is the Course Director for MSc in Building Surveying and BSc (Hons) Building Surveying in the School of The Built Environment and Architecture.


Dr Timothy Eccles

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture
Job title: Course Director – Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying)
Telephone: 020 7815 7112

Dr Timothy Eccles is the course director for the suite of BSc (Hons) degrees in Quantity Surveying at LSBU.


Dr Zulfikar Adamu

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Associate Professor of Strategic IT in Construction
Telephone: 020 7815 6132

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).


Dr Bert Ediale Young

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Courses Director for PgD/MSc Quantity Surveying
Telephone: 020 7815 7622

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


Carlos Gonzalo

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7623

Carlos Gonzalo is a Senior lecturer in both Civil and Building Services Engineering of the School of Built Environment and Architecture.


Dr Daniel Fong

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7288

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

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer; Course Director, BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7250

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 Michael

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Course Director for MSc International Real Estate; Course Director for BSc Property Management (Building Surveying)
Telephone: 020 7815 7169

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

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Construction Law
Telephone: 020 7815 7138

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 Chohan

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Job title: Lecturer in Building Information Modelling
Telephone: 020 7815 7240

Navpreet is lecturer in the Division of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture.


Rafiu Dimeji Seidu

School/Division: Built Environment and Architecture
Job title: Lecturer in Quantity Surveying
Telephone: 020 7815 7220

Rafiu Dimeji Seidu is a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the Department of Construction, Project and Surveying.