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A strategy for stakeholder engagement in public private partnership urban infrastructure provision in Nigeria (2022)
Thesis
Usman, B. A strategy for stakeholder engagement in public private partnership urban infrastructure provision in Nigeria. (Thesis). University of Salford

This thesis examines how external stakeholders are engaged in Public Private Partnership Urban Infrastructure Projects. The study aims to develop a framework to improve stakeholder engagement in the delivery of PPP urban infrastructure projects in Ni... Read More about A strategy for stakeholder engagement in public private partnership urban infrastructure provision in Nigeria.

The effective creation of social value in infrastructure delivery (2021)
Journal Article
Watts, G., Higham, A., & Abowen-Dake, R. (2021). The effective creation of social value in infrastructure delivery. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 175(4), 167-174. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.21.00052

The need to create social value during the delivery of infrastructure projects is growing in importance. However, it can be argued that the initial expectations of stakeholders at the outset of projects are not being achieved once the project is deli... Read More about The effective creation of social value in infrastructure delivery.

If the Only Tool You Have Is a Hammer, You Will Treat Everything as a Nail: Exploring Why Construction Contractors Monetise Social Value (2021)
Journal Article
Watts, G., & Higham, A. (2021). If the Only Tool You Have Is a Hammer, You Will Treat Everything as a Nail: Exploring Why Construction Contractors Monetise Social Value. Journal of Leadership Accountability and Ethics, 18(3), https://doi.org/10.33423/jlae.v18i3.4405

The need to measure and communicate Social Value (SV) is now a priority for many construction contractors. However, this can prove difficult as there exists a conflict at the heart of SV between its subjective nature and the objective way SV is often... Read More about If the Only Tool You Have Is a Hammer, You Will Treat Everything as a Nail: Exploring Why Construction Contractors Monetise Social Value.

Analysis of construction and stakeholder risks for Public Private Partnership projects in developing countries : a comparative analysis using Artificial Neural Networks to determine the effect of poor stakeholder management and construction risks on the project’s schedule (PPP vs. traditional projects) (2020)
Thesis
Badran, Y. Analysis of construction and stakeholder risks for Public Private Partnership projects in developing countries : a comparative analysis using Artificial Neural Networks to determine the effect of poor stakeholder management and construction risks on the project’s schedule (PPP vs. traditional projects). (Thesis). University of Salford

There has been a continuously increasing demand for public services and infrastructure all over the world especially in developing countries in order to respond to the rapidly growing population and the targeted economic growth in these countries. Ac... Read More about Analysis of construction and stakeholder risks for Public Private Partnership projects in developing countries : a comparative analysis using Artificial Neural Networks to determine the effect of poor stakeholder management and construction risks on the project’s schedule (PPP vs. traditional projects).

The development of a bidding and award process map for road PPP projects in Ghana (2020)
Thesis
Tchorly, J. The development of a bidding and award process map for road PPP projects in Ghana. (Thesis). University of Salford

Road infrastructure plays a direct role in poverty reduction and income generation, as it supports all other sectors of the economy. However, the financial constraints of the emerging economy restrict the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation... Read More about The development of a bidding and award process map for road PPP projects in Ghana.

Stakeholder perceptions of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in UK construction (2020)
Journal Article
Watts, G., Higham, A., & Alotaibi, A. (2021). Stakeholder perceptions of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in UK construction. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 174(1), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.1680/jensu.20.00028

The Considerate Constructors Scheme was introduced in 1997 to improve the image of the UK construction industry and has grown dramatically with over 6,000 construction and infrastructure projects registered valued at £43 billion. Whilst evidence exis... Read More about Stakeholder perceptions of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in UK construction.

Putting context to numbers : a geotechnical risk trajectory to cost overrun extremism (2018)
Journal Article
Amadi, A., & Higham, A. (2019). Putting context to numbers : a geotechnical risk trajectory to cost overrun extremism. Construction Management and Economics, 37(4), 217-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1513656

The study investigates the cause of the unusually high cost overruns experienced in highway project delivery in the tropical wetland setting of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. This is in view of the extensive literature supporting the link betw... Read More about Putting context to numbers : a geotechnical risk trajectory to cost overrun extremism.

Towards the development of a framework for incorporating sustainability education in the built environment curriculum (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ekundayo, D., Udeaja, C., Gyau, K., & Higham, A. (2018, September). Towards the development of a framework for incorporating sustainability education in the built environment curriculum. Presented at 4th Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference, Dublin Institue of Technology

Many proponents believe that there is a linkage between the green agenda and built environment (BE) education. It is increasingly recognised that the BE education curriculum should incorporate sustainability and produce graduates that are confident o... Read More about Towards the development of a framework for incorporating sustainability education in the built environment curriculum.

Exploration of time delay and cost overrun in Libyan public housing projects (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Higham, A., & Troug, M. (2018, September). Exploration of time delay and cost overrun in Libyan public housing projects. Presented at ARCOM Annual Conference, Belfast, UK

There is great concern in Libya about the delays in public sector projects. Libyan construction projects habitually deviate from estimated timelines and financial profiles. Such frequent failures impose a financial burden on the state and causes sign... Read More about Exploration of time delay and cost overrun in Libyan public housing projects.

Valuing sustainable change in the built environment : using SuROI to appraise built environment projects (2018)
Journal Article
Higham, A., Barlow, C., Bichard, E., & Richards, A. (2018). Valuing sustainable change in the built environment : using SuROI to appraise built environment projects. Journal of Facilities Management, 16(3), 315-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-11-2016-0044

Purpose – The paper aims to assess the strengths and weaknesses SuROI to determine it suitability as a means through which social value can be predicted in line with public procurement directives and the Social Value Act, whilst at the same time as f... Read More about Valuing sustainable change in the built environment : using SuROI to appraise built environment projects.

The trickle-down effect of psycho-social constructs and knowledge deficiencies as organizational barriers to cost performance on highway projects (2018)
Journal Article
Amadi, A., & Higham, A. (2018). The trickle-down effect of psycho-social constructs and knowledge deficiencies as organizational barriers to cost performance on highway projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 23(1), 57-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-03-2017-0009

Purpose The study proffers a theoretical narrative explaining the poor financial performance of public highway agencies in Nigeria. This study critically spotlights seminal works in the literature offering theoretical narratives on the poor fin... Read More about The trickle-down effect of psycho-social constructs and knowledge deficiencies as organizational barriers to cost performance on highway projects.

Latent geotechnical pathogens inducing cost overruns in highway projects (2017)
Journal Article
Amadi, A., & Higham, A. (2017). Latent geotechnical pathogens inducing cost overruns in highway projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 22(3), 269-285. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-03-2017-0008

Purpose: This paper investigates the statistical validity of geotechnical risk factors in accounting for cost overruns in highway projects. The study hypothesizes that ‘Latent Pathogens’ due to mismanaged geotechnical risk, which lay dormant in t... Read More about Latent geotechnical pathogens inducing cost overruns in highway projects.

Project finance for construction (2016)
Book
Higham, A., Bridge, C., & Farrell, P. (2016). Project finance for construction. London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315673769

The world of construction is intrinsically linked with that of finance, from the procurement and tendering stage of projects right through to valuation of buildings. In addition to this, things like administrations, liquidations, mergers, take-overs,... Read More about Project finance for construction.

Investigating market demand and supply of construction industry waste as a lucrative outlet for integrating informal sector recycling/scavenging in Port Harcourt metropolis (2016)
Book Chapter
Amadi, A., & Higham, A. (2016). Investigating market demand and supply of construction industry waste as a lucrative outlet for integrating informal sector recycling/scavenging in Port Harcourt metropolis. In International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2016 : Conference Proceedings (36-50). LSIPublishing

The concept of waste minimization by reclamation and recycling is not new. However, it requires thorough integration into the waste management practices of the construction industry in the fast paced and expanding urban setting of Port Harcourt met... Read More about Investigating market demand and supply of construction industry waste as a lucrative outlet for integrating informal sector recycling/scavenging in Port Harcourt metropolis.

Geotechnical characterization of cost overrun drivers in highway projects (2016)
Book Chapter
Amadi, A., & Higham, A. (2016). Geotechnical characterization of cost overrun drivers in highway projects. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Second ARCOM Annual Conference 2016 (311-320). ARCOM

Infrastructure projects typically face far higher levels of cost overrun than any other form of construction or civil engineering project. An expansive range of research identifying theoretical and technical explanations for this negative trend has e... Read More about Geotechnical characterization of cost overrun drivers in highway projects.

Sustainability and investment appraisal for housing regeneration projects (2016)
Journal Article
Higham, A., Fortune, C., & Boothman, J. (2016). Sustainability and investment appraisal for housing regeneration projects. Structural survey, 34(2), 150-167. https://doi.org/10.1108/SS-09-2015-0044

Purpose – This paper assesses the selection and use, in practice, of appraisal frameworks regarding sustainability evaluation in UK social housing sector projects, which have been advocated by academics as a means of ensuring that business decisions... Read More about Sustainability and investment appraisal for housing regeneration projects.

Life cycle costing : evaluating its use in UK practice (2015)
Journal Article
Higham, A., Fortune, C., & James, H. (2015). Life cycle costing : evaluating its use in UK practice. Structural survey, 33(1), 73-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/SS-06-2014-0026

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to establish the extent to which life cycle costing is used as an early stage project evaluation tool by practitioners in the UK construction industry. The use of this evaluation tool has long been advocated by acad... Read More about Life cycle costing : evaluating its use in UK practice.

Delivering school buildings using off-site construction : stakeholders' perceptions (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Higham, A., Boothman, J., & Scott, A. (2014, September). Delivering school buildings using off-site construction : stakeholders' perceptions. Presented at 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, Portsmouth, UK

Following the calls from the OECD and the James Review for the increase in the use of standardisation and modern methods of construction in the delivery of new school buildings. The paper sought to appraise the views of both construction and educatio... Read More about Delivering school buildings using off-site construction : stakeholders' perceptions.

Identifying project success criteria for UK social housing asset management schemes (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Higham, A., & Stephenson, P. (2014, September). Identifying project success criteria for UK social housing asset management schemes. Presented at 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, Portsmouth

Embedding the principles of sustainable development and sustainable communities into social housing organisations represents one of the biggest challenges faced by the sector over the last decade. The increasing recognition of the limitations and fai... Read More about Identifying project success criteria for UK social housing asset management schemes.

Attaining zero defects within the UK's building Schools for the Future Programme : Stakeholders' perceptions (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Higham, A., & Boothman, J. (2013, September). Attaining zero defects within the UK's building Schools for the Future Programme : Stakeholders' perceptions. Presented at Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 29th Annual Conference, Reading

Until its demise in July 2010 The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme represented the biggest single UK government investment in school buildings for more than 50 years. One of its key goals was to ensure that pupils learn in high quality... Read More about Attaining zero defects within the UK's building Schools for the Future Programme : Stakeholders' perceptions.