Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE)Bringing together experts with the specialist skills and competences to develop research that offers high impact, sustainable solutions to society’sbiggest challenges
LSBU's Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE) evolved from two research centres - Construction Management, Economics & Integrated Delivery (CEMID) and Centre for Sustainability and Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (SaRIC). IDoBE is led by academics with expertise in construction, property, surveying, energy, sustainability, and development 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 of sustainable build assets.
The Centre focuses on key research themes to address productivity, construction waste, and sustainability in the built and national environments, using knowledge, innovation and digital transformation to improve cost certainty and predictability of construction projects and to address leaderships challenges and skills gap to deliver 21st century liveable buildings and sustainable communities .
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
- Disaster and Urban Resilience
- 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
- Resource Efficiency, Energy and Building Performance
- Renewable energy systems
- Risk Management
- Smart and intelligent cities
- Sustainable community development
- Sustainable Built and Natural Environment
- Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructural development
- Sustainable Urban Retrofitting
- Smart Cities and Communities
- Waste management
- Wellbeing and the Built Environment
Harmonization of Construction Health and Safety Practices in the Southern African Development Community
The research is carried out in collaboration with Mangosuthu University of Technology - 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 Assoc. Prof. Joseph Kangwa (email@example.com).
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 Information Modelling Lab
- Building Services Laboratory
- Design and Soft Modelling Lab
- Rapid Prototyping Technology Lab
- Virtual Engineering Suite
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.
IDoBE SDG Concerns
For any enquiries about IDoBE, please contact Prof. Obas John Ebohon.
Postgraduate Research Students & Topics
Research Topic: Materials Procurement: Conceptual Framework for Minimising Waste in Egyptian Construction Industry
Research Topic: Cultural Built Heritage and Sustainable Urban Regeneration: a case study of Walled city of Lahore.
Research Topic: A Bim-knowledge (BIM-K) Framework for Improved Decision-Making in Building Construction Projects
Research Topic: Are ethical predisposition and governance critical success factors in English National Health Service construction projects?
Research Topic: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Corporate Governance and Investment Decision-Making in United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria
Research Topic: Securing real estate project development finance in developed and emerging economies
Research Topic: Minimisation of rework in housing supply chain
Research Topic: Building Urban Resilience in the MENA Region ‘The context of Climate Change, Conflict and Displacement.
Research Topic: An evolutionary design process of Building skins with Embedded Biomimicry Principles: Adaptation of building Skins to Excessive Solar Radiation
Research Topic: A Strategic approach to exploiting building information modelling (BIM) Big data analytics (BDA), and Internet of thing (IoT) for competitive advantage in the construction industry.
Research Topic: Improving the supervisory and managerial skills and competences required in construction management in Nigeria
Research Topic: Development of Appropriate Facilities Management in a Developing Economy: Case Studies of Large Public Hospitals in Nigeria
Research Topic: Framework for Adopting Modern Methods of Construction in Low-income Housing Projects in Egypt
Research Topic: Lighting in Museums
Research Topic: Improving the Attainment Gap of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in the Built Environment Courses in UK Higher Education
Research Topic: Systemic Risks in Urban Infrastructure (Description: Procurement Risk Management of Transport Infrastructure Megaprojects from an integrated risk perspective)
Esra Dawood Mohamed
Research Topic: Social Sustianability in Dubai
John Kojo Tawiah Hayford
Research Topic: Decision Management Systems to Design Effective Construction Crew Using Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Kazeem Oyewale Awotunde
Research Topic: Towards Restoring Social Cohesion and Well-being in the Contemporary Cities - The Case for Knowledge Exchange between Lagos and London Socio-Cultural Behaviours
Mohamed Ahmed Nabawy Mohamed Ibrahim
Research Topic: A risk management framework in construction of mega housing projects in Egypt
Olatunde Abiodun Siyanbola
Research Topic: Harmonisation of health and safety in Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Oluwatobi Modupe Kolawole
Research Topic: Curbing Corruption in Construction Supply Chain through Blockchain
Research Topic: Developing toolkits and Guidelines to Improve Safety Performance in the Construction Industry in Oman
Research Topic: The Correlation between Perception and Public Green Space Design for Well-Being
Research Topic: Development of Appropriate Facilities Management in a Developing Economy: Case Studies of Large Public Hospitals in Nigeria
Research Topic: Space optimisation by AI in Smart Homes
Research Topic: Costs and Overruns in Complex Mega Projects
We have strong links with professional institutions such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association of Project Managers (APM), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) through our accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Other multilateral and unilateral partners include UN-Habitat,
Our collaboration and partnerships are designed to build on the School’s flagship professionally accredited courses by connecting the agendas of today with the future challenges to address the needs of modern businesses and the employment market.
A key part of the strategy is external collaboration with professional institutions and industrial partners to tease out problems of the construction industry and to develop solutions through research and enterprise by strengthening the links with users of knowledge such as our industry partners and policy-makers to have real world impact.
IDoBE Partners & Academic collaborators
- The Joint Co-ordinators of CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) TG 95 on Professionalism and Ethics in Construction are. The work of the task group is to foster stronger collaboration with academia and industry.
- British University in Egypt (BUE) on a research on construction waste in Egypt, which is the subject of an on-going PhD project.
- Federal University of Technology (FUTA)
- Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
- Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Durban, South Africa to address an urgent need to strengthen standards of construction health and safety practices in developing nations.
- Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, under the aegis of UNEP
- Habitat UNI, under the aegis of UN-Habitat
- Habitat International Coalition
- Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil to address challenges in developing social and ecological resilience to river floods and coastal disasters.
- Dr. Ben Arimah, Senior Human Settlements Officer, Research and Capacity Branch, UNHABITAT, Nairobi, Kenya
- Dr. Dorcas Ayeni, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria
- Dr Fanan Ujoh, Director of Research, Urban BASE Consulting, Abuja, Nigeria
- Dr Ramatu Aliyu, Member of Union of International Architects (UIA) – SDG Commission and International Competitions Commission
- Assoc. Prof. Subashini Suresh; University of Wolverhampton, UK
- Dr. Suresh Renukappa, University of Wolverhampton, UK
- Dr Fidelis Emuze, Central University of Technology, South Africa
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.
Dr Yuting Chen is a lecturer in Construction Project Management in the Department of Construction, Property and Surveying, School of Built Environment and Architecture.
Federico Rossi is the Course Director for MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction at London South Bank University (LSBU).
Dr Yamuna Kaluarachchi is the Director of Postgraduate Research & Ethics in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Dr Joseph Kangwa is an Associate Professor of Construction Management and Head of Construction Property and Surveying within the School of Built Environment and Architecture