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Framing the barriers to construction industry transformation (2022)
Journal Article
Watts, G., McDermott, P., & Kolo, S. (in press). Framing the barriers to construction industry transformation. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/bepam-01-2022-0010

Purpose (limit 100 words) ‘Transforming construction’ is a wide-ranging strategic term, under which sit numerous initiatives. It is the latest, in a long line of strategies and reports introduced to with the intention of industry improvement. Arguabl... Read More about Framing the barriers to construction industry transformation.

How factors of collaboration affect delivery of construction projects with a high degree of reliance on building services; an action research and cross-case study analysis of Edinburgh primary schools (2022)
Thesis
Carrick, D. How factors of collaboration affect delivery of construction projects with a high degree of reliance on building services; an action research and cross-case study analysis of Edinburgh primary schools. (Thesis). University of Salford

The construction industry has often been criticised for lack of collaboration and the effect this has on delivering value to Clients. This research was undertaken from the viewpoint of a practicing Quantity Surveyor (Professional Doctorate) to inves... Read More about How factors of collaboration affect delivery of construction projects with a high degree of reliance on building services; an action research and cross-case study analysis of Edinburgh primary schools.

Infrastructure delivery systems : governance and implementation issues (2019)
Book
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2019). Infrastructure delivery systems : governance and implementation issues. Singapore: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7291-9

This book provides a framework for governing policy implementation by various stakeholders during the delivery of infrastructure projects. This framework relies on the tenets of the Viable Systems Model (VSM), a systems cybernetic model that enjoys a... Read More about Infrastructure delivery systems : governance and implementation issues.

Achieving social value through construction frameworks : the effect of client attributes (2017)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., Farag, F., & McDermott, P. (2017). Achieving social value through construction frameworks : the effect of client attributes. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 171(1), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.17.00009

The UK Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 mandates public sector construction clients to prioritise the resolution of social challenges through procurement. Accordingly, clients are increasingly committing to delivering on social value through c... Read More about Achieving social value through construction frameworks : the effect of client attributes.

An abductive approach to qualitative built environment research : a viable system methodological exposé (2017)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2017). An abductive approach to qualitative built environment research : a viable system methodological exposé. Qualitative Research Journal, 17(4), 356-372. https://doi.org/10.1108/qrj-08-2016-0048

Purpose Qualitative researchers are often confronted with a dilemma of selecting an appropriate approach within which to situate their research. This has led to successive attempts by qualitative researchers in the built environment (BE) to combine... Read More about An abductive approach to qualitative built environment research : a viable system methodological exposé.

A systems approach to assessing organisational viability in project based organisations (2016)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2016). A systems approach to assessing organisational viability in project based organisations. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(3), 268-283. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0037

Purpose: Extant literature highlights the increasing inability of project-based organisations (PBOs) to meet infrastructure client’s expectations, particularly as it concerns the delivery of socio-economic outcomes during the delivery process. Unclea... Read More about A systems approach to assessing organisational viability in project based organisations.

A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery (2016)
Journal Article
Potts, M., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2016). A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(3), 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00026

This paper discusses a systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory-focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a strategic... Read More about A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery.

The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation (2016)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2016). The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(3), 106-114. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00024

There has been an increasing demand for social value (SV) implementation to assume a cardinal position in the infrastructure delivery efforts of infrastructure client organisations (ICOs). However, whereas successful implementation has been recorded... Read More about The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation.

Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey (2016)
Journal Article
Ulutaş, D., Giritli, H., & McDermott, P. (2016). Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(2), 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0039

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to an important agenda for many industries and its scope has been widened from the responsible business to strategic decisions. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the concept of CSR from the pe... Read More about Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey.

Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Potts, M., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2015, November). Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure. Presented at Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development, London, South Bank University

This paper discusses a socio technical systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the valu... Read More about Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure.

Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach (2015)
Journal Article
Potts, M., Awuzie, B., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2015). Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach. Journal of engineering, project, and production management, 5(2), 71-81

Continuing demands by stakeholders for improved service delivery has caused Infrastructure Client Organisations (ICO) in the UK to embark upon organisational restructuring. It is expected that such restructuring would enhance cost-effectiveness and q... Read More about Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach.

A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations (2015)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2015). A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 5(1), 103-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2013-0052

The absence of an effective model for conceptualising and evaluating the interorganisational relationships within infrastructure delivery systems has been blamed for the seeming inability of implementation analysts to discover the causes of implement... Read More about A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations.

The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Ulutas, D., Giritli, H., & McDermott, P. (2014, May). The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry. Presented at CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to an important agenda for many industries and its scope has been widened from the responsible business to strategic decisions. The increasing importance of CSR affects business relations because orga... Read More about The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry.

A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2014, May). A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study. Presented at CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka

Extant literature highlights the increasing inability of Project-Based Organisations (PBOs) to meet infrastructure client’s expectations, particularly as it concerns the delivery of socio-economic outcomes during the delivery process. Viability is de... Read More about A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study.

Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach (2013)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2013). Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach. Journal of construction project management and innovation, 3(1), 543-559

Infrastructure delivery systems involve high complexity. This stems from numerous factors: a diverse range of skilled professionals, diverse cultural affiliations, incomplete contracts and complex contractual relationships among stakeholders, governm... Read More about Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach.

Barriers to women in the UK construction industry (2010)
Journal Article
Worrall, L., Harris, K., Stewart, R., Thomas, A., & McDermott, P. (2010). Barriers to women in the UK construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 17(3), 268-281. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699981011038060

Purpose – This paper aims to identify the main barriers that lead to the under-representation of women in the UK construction industry. The study, funded by ConstructionSkills, seeks to explore the issues that women face and investigate the potential... Read More about Barriers to women in the UK construction industry.

The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry (2010)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., & Dickinson, M. (2010). The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry. International Journal of Procurement Management, 3(3), 247 -264. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2010.033444

The overall aim of this study is to ascertain the structure of the UK construction industry, especially the level and form of integration in the UK construction industry. This study utilises theoretical analysis of the concepts and measures of fragme... Read More about The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry.

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.