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Skill competency development strategies by a contractor (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., Aouad, G., & Cleary, M. (2009). Skill competency development strategies by a contractor. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 162(3), 121-130. https://doi.org/10.1680/mpal.2009.162.3.121

Construction skills are one of the vital aspects of construction work which is growing in importance due to skill gaps and skill shortages during different economic cycles. The aim of this study was to investigate competence development strategies by... Read More about Skill competency development strategies by a contractor.

Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., & Abbott, C. (2009). Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2(3), 288-313. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2009.024812

The issue of sustainability continues to grow in importance because of its relationship with overall Quality of Life (QOL) in terms of economic, social and environmental well-being. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the use of Specialist Task O... Read More about Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach.

Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., Dickinson, M., Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., & Rowlinson, S. (2009). Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2(3), 338-354. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538370910971018

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine different categories of building project procurement routes based on organisational, contractual, financial and technical issues. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on review of liter... Read More about Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique.

The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies (2008)
Journal Article
Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., Li, X., Arif, M., & Kashyap, M. (2008). The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2(3), 358-370. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJVCM.2008.019518

Recent innovative procurement initiatives are challenging traditional ways of procuring construction projects. These initiatives are intended to empower clients to exercise more control over the supply chain and generate more cooperation among projec... Read More about The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies.

Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry (2008)
Journal Article
Worrall, L., Harris, K., Thomas, A., Stewart, R., Jessop, S., McDermott, P., & Platten, A. (2008). Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry

The UK construction industry employs over two million people and is the country 19s top employer. However, at present the UK is facing a massive shortfall of available skilled workers and this shortage is predicted to continue for the foreseeable fut... Read More about Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry.

Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model (2008)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., & Dickinson, M. (2008). Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model. International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 3(3/4), 248-262. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJASM.2008.021212

The study focuses on managing risk and uncertainty in construction project due to the owner dissatisfaction in project outcome and dynamism within agile construction environment. The aim of the paper is to examine the agility gap created by risk and... Read More about Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model.

A study of building procurement process as a potential tool to enhance safety practice in the construction industry (2008)
Thesis
Sulaiman, K. A study of building procurement process as a potential tool to enhance safety practice in the construction industry. (Thesis). University of Salford

Building procurement involves many different parties and resources. It is very common that requires project participants involved to work within budget, on time and according to quality prescribed as well as they must work safely. Sadly, safety asp... Read More about A study of building procurement process as a potential tool to enhance safety practice in the construction industry.

Procurers, providers and users (PPU) : towards a meta-role model for conceptualising product-service in the built environment (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Siriwardena, M., Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Mcdermott, P., Sexton, M., & Aouad, G. (2008, January). Procurers, providers and users (PPU) : towards a meta-role model for conceptualising product-service in the built environment. Presented at Building Resilience BEAR 2008, Kandalama, Sri Lanka

The product-service paradigm requires a shift in focus for many engineering disciplines, forcing them to change from providing products to providing products and associated services. Such a shift is likely to present several challenges to the built... Read More about Procurers, providers and users (PPU) : towards a meta-role model for conceptualising product-service in the built environment.

Building trust in construction projects (2007)
Journal Article
Khalfan, M. M., McDermott, P., & Swan, W. (2007). Building trust in construction projects. Supply Chain Management, 12(6), 385-391. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540710826308

Purpose The objective of this paper is to present different perspectives on building “trust” among supply chain participants working on construction projects. Design/methodology/approach A case study methodology was adopted; with five constructi... Read More about Building trust in construction projects.

The application of social network analysis to identify trust-based networks in construction (2007)
Journal Article
Swan, W., Khalfan, M., & McDermott, P. (2007). The application of social network analysis to identify trust-based networks in construction. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 4(4), 369-382. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJNVO.2007.015720

The role of trust has been identified as a central influencer on the performance of project teams in both research and policy contexts, to an extent that it is almost taken for granted. However, actually identifying where trust exists and how it impa... Read More about The application of social network analysis to identify trust-based networks in construction.

Impact of innovative procurement on agility within the construction industry (2007)
Journal Article
Khalfan, M., Oyegoke, A., Mcdermott, P., & Dickinson, M. (2007). Impact of innovative procurement on agility within the construction industry. International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2(4), 393-405. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJASM.2007.015839

The overall aim of the study is to examine the problems associated with the prevalent procurement routes, subsequent changes in supply chain management and introduction of alternative procurement routes which are innovative and agile in their nature.... Read More about Impact of innovative procurement on agility within the construction industry.

Researching decision support : what do we need to know? (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Siriwardena, M., Ruikar, K., Kagioglou, M., Sexton, M., …Aouad, G. (2006, November). Researching decision support : what do we need to know?. Presented at Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement 2006, Digital World Centre, Salford, UK

The EPSRC funded KIM Grand Challenge project to investigate the use of Knowledge and Information Management techniques in the context of the emerging product-service paradigm in engineering is introduced. The paper focuses on the topic addressed by... Read More about Researching decision support : what do we need to know?.

Interventions to manage trust in construction projects (2006)
Journal Article
Swan, W., Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., & Kyng, E. (2006). Interventions to manage trust in construction projects

Trust is described as an elusive concept, difficult to describe, understand, and therefore manage. The Trust in Construction project undertook five exploratory case studies in order to understand how trust is formed and the impact this has on project... Read More about Interventions to manage trust in construction projects.

Achieving supply chain integration within construction industry (2006)
Journal Article
McDermott, P., & Khalfan, M. (2006). Achieving supply chain integration within construction industry. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 6(2), 44-54

The main driver behind the adoption of supply chain management (SCM) philosophy into the constructin industry was the successes within other industry sectors. SCM can be defined as network of different organisations, linked upstream and downsteam in... Read More about Achieving supply chain integration within construction industry.

The development of trust inventory (2005)
Journal Article
Swan, W., McDermott, P., Khalfan, M., Cooper, R., Rees, C., & Wood, G. (2005). The development of trust inventory. Journal of construction procurement, 11(1), 40-54

The Trust in Construction project was a two-year EPSRC funded research into the impact of trust on construction project performance. Here we outline the development of the measurement tool used for assessing the level of trust in project team relatio... Read More about The development of trust inventory.

‘Trust’ in construction projects (2005)
Journal Article
McDermott, P., Khalfan, M., & Swan, W. (2005). ‘Trust’ in construction projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 10(1), 19-31

• Trust is described as an elusive concept (Gambetta 1988), difficult to describe, understand and, therefore, manage. The Trust in Construction project undertook 6 exploratory case studies, of which 4 are presented in this paper, in order to understa... Read More about ‘Trust’ in construction projects.

The effects of state's construction procurement policy implementation on the outcome of local construction projects : the Libyan case (2005)
Thesis
El-Hasia, A. The effects of state's construction procurement policy implementation on the outcome of local construction projects : the Libyan case. (Thesis). University of Salford

The successful execution of public construction projects and keeping them within estimated cost and prescribed schedules, quality and satisfying policy goals depend on a methodology that requires sound engineering and managerial judgment. This prob... Read More about The effects of state's construction procurement policy implementation on the outcome of local construction projects : the Libyan case.