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The implementation of quality culture in Iran’s oil and gas industry (2020)
Thesis
Sadabad, M. The implementation of quality culture in Iran’s oil and gas industry. (Thesis). University of Salford

Iran is an energy superpower and the Petroleum industry in Iran plays an important part in it. Iran holds world’s 4th largest crude oil and 1st gas reserves and is ranked as the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of G... Read More about The implementation of quality culture in Iran’s oil and gas industry.

Evaluation of spatial fragmentation of protected areas using the Spatial Assessment for Coastal Protected Areas in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (2020)
Thesis
Johnson, C. Evaluation of spatial fragmentation of protected areas using the Spatial Assessment for Coastal Protected Areas in Caribbean Small Island Developing States. (Thesis). University of Salford

Climate change empirical evidence points towards anthropogenic practices, coupled with natural processes causing heighten human exposure to hazardous climatic conditions. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (Caribbean SIDS) represent a distinct... Read More about Evaluation of spatial fragmentation of protected areas using the Spatial Assessment for Coastal Protected Areas in Caribbean Small Island Developing States.

Effective implementation of total quality management within the Nigerian construction industry (2019)
Thesis
Ahaotu, S. (in press). Effective implementation of total quality management within the Nigerian construction industry. (Thesis). University of Salford

Today’s commercial environment demands the adoption of Total Quality Management (TQM), which a managerial approach that aims to achieve customer satisfaction and global competitiveness. Therefore, TQM is a systematic approach that views quality as th... Read More about Effective implementation of total quality management within the Nigerian construction industry.

Farmers perceptions of climate change related events in Shendam and Riyom, Nigeria (2018)
Journal Article
Goyol, S., & Pathirage, C. (2018). Farmers perceptions of climate change related events in Shendam and Riyom, Nigeria. Economies, 6(4), 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies6040070

Although agriculture in Nigeria is the major source of income for about 70% of the active population, the impact of agrarian infrastructure on boosting productivity and supporting livelihoods has increased. Climate change and the increasing trend o... Read More about Farmers perceptions of climate change related events in Shendam and Riyom, Nigeria.

Knowledge integration challenges and critical success factors within construction traditional procurement system (2018)
Journal Article
Takhtravanchi, M., & Pathirage, C. (2018). Knowledge integration challenges and critical success factors within construction traditional procurement system. Knowledge and Performance Management, 2(1), 24-37. https://doi.org/10.21511/kpm.02%281%29.2018.03

The purpose of this study is to explore and identify the challenges and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of Knowledge Integration (KI) in terms of capturing, sharing and transferring knowledge within construction projects based on the Traditional Proc... Read More about Knowledge integration challenges and critical success factors within construction traditional procurement system.

Assessing the safety climate in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas sector (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Horbah, F., Pathirage, C., & Kulatunga, U. (2017, September). Assessing the safety climate in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas sector. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Oil and Gas industry reported that the industry has highly hazardous environments, with multiple technological, human and environmental challenges which have potentially severe consequences to workers’ lives, assets loss, environmental pollutions and... Read More about Assessing the safety climate in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas sector.

Improving the regulatory framework of floodplain management and development in the United Kingdom (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Alam, B., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). Improving the regulatory framework of floodplain management and development in the United Kingdom. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Flooding is a natural disaster that most commonly impacts the United Kingdom. The frequency of flooding makes it an important focus for a researcher. The scope of flooding is wide-ranging as it can affect people, society and the economy. A particular... Read More about Improving the regulatory framework of floodplain management and development in the United Kingdom.

The need for quality culture in Iran's oil and gas projects : a critical review (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Maleki Sadabad, M., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). The need for quality culture in Iran's oil and gas projects : a critical review. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Quality is an approved management concept in the twentieth century and an intense catalyst for driving organisational competitiveness and effectiveness. The cornerstone of any type of quality enhancement includes cultivating a ‘quality culture’ in th... Read More about The need for quality culture in Iran's oil and gas projects : a critical review.

The need for the reconstruction of affordable housing for the internally displaced people due to conflict in Nigeria : a literature review (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Abdu, Y., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). The need for the reconstruction of affordable housing for the internally displaced people due to conflict in Nigeria : a literature review. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Over the years, Nigeria has witnessed its share of conflicts as a result of tribal, political and religious differences. All these conflicts become pale in comparison to the destruction caused by Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. As a result of sev... Read More about The need for the reconstruction of affordable housing for the internally displaced people due to conflict in Nigeria : a literature review.

The role of human error in accidents within oil and gas industry in Bahrain (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Alkhaldi, M., Pathirage, C., & Kulatunga, U. (2017, September). The role of human error in accidents within oil and gas industry in Bahrain. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Through the last few decades, there is an increase in occupational accidents figures in different workplaces around the world. A number of causes contributes to these accidents but one of the main causes of these accidents is human error. Human error... Read More about The role of human error in accidents within oil and gas industry in Bahrain.

Factors impacting Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in cost monitoring and control (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sunil, K., Pathirage, C., & Underwood, J. (2017, September). Factors impacting Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in cost monitoring and control. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

A vast majority of the construction projects suffer from cost and budget overruns and construction organisations continue to incur losses, reduction in profit and many of them often become heavily debt ridden and eventually go out of business. Theref... Read More about Factors impacting Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation in cost monitoring and control.

Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Goyol, S., Pathirage, C., & Kulatunga, U. (2017, September). Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Agriculture, a critical sector of the Nigerian economy, contributes 26% to the country’s GDP, and supports livelihoods by employing over 70% of the active population. The importance of the sector for food security, poverty reduction and economic deve... Read More about Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector.

Mapping stream flow changes and its implications on irrigation infrastructure in agrarian communities of Nigeria (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Goyol, S., Pathirage, C., & Kulatunga, U. (2017, September). Mapping stream flow changes and its implications on irrigation infrastructure in agrarian communities of Nigeria. Poster presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

Climate change, a global environmental challenge driving natural hazards, is a threat to socio-economic development. Changes in average weather conditions, alongside unpredictable temperature and rainfall patterns are altering the climate system resu... Read More about Mapping stream flow changes and its implications on irrigation infrastructure in agrarian communities of Nigeria.

Key success factors of total quality management and employees performance in Iraqi oil industry (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Aletaiby, A., Kulatunga, U., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). Key success factors of total quality management and employees performance in Iraqi oil industry. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

In times of the business world, under globalisation and overlapping variables, the concept of total quality management (TQM) as a philosophy to excel organisational performance is growing in significance. Many companies across the globe including oil... Read More about Key success factors of total quality management and employees performance in Iraqi oil industry.

Performance measurement and management in construction : a conceptual framework (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sonson, S., Kulatunga, U., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). Performance measurement and management in construction : a conceptual framework. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

The dynamic and competitive business environment has motivated and compelled construction firms to implement contemporary performance measurement and management (PMM) systems and frameworks to generate more comprehensive information on their performa... Read More about Performance measurement and management in construction : a conceptual framework.

Importance of community participation in disaster recovery (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Van Krieken, T., Kulatunga, U., & Pathirage, C. (2017, September). Importance of community participation in disaster recovery. Presented at 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), University of Salford, UK

The aim of this paper is to investigate the views about community on their participation during disaster recovery and how they can be empowered. The community participation from the beginning to end of the project, and future maintenance of the commu... Read More about Importance of community participation in disaster recovery.

Impacts of climate change on agrarian infrastructure and cascading effects on human and economic sustainability in Nigeria (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Goyol, S., & Pathirage, C. (2017, July). Impacts of climate change on agrarian infrastructure and cascading effects on human and economic sustainability in Nigeria. Presented at International Conference on Climate Change & Sustainable Development in Africa (ICCCSDA), Sunyani, Ghana

Nigeria, one of the fastest growing economies in Africa has agriculture as a critical sector of the economy contributing significantly to the country’s GDP, supporting livelihoods of agrarian communities and employing over 70% of active population.... Read More about Impacts of climate change on agrarian infrastructure and cascading effects on human and economic sustainability in Nigeria.

A resilience framework for critical infrastructure (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Thayaparan, M., Ingirige, B., Pathirage, C., Kulatunga, U., & Fernando, T. (2016, August). A resilience framework for critical infrastructure. Presented at 12th International conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, Kandy Sri Lanka

Infrastructures facilitate economic growth, protect human health and the environment and promote welfare and prosperity. Modern societies, therefore, rely heavily on continuous and reliable services provided critical infrastructure. Destructions to t... Read More about A resilience framework for critical infrastructure.

Disaster vulnerability of Emirati energy sector and barriers to enhance resilience (2016)
Journal Article
Pathirage, C., & Al-Khaili, K. (2016). Disaster vulnerability of Emirati energy sector and barriers to enhance resilience. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(4), 403-414. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2015-0035

Purpose: UAE has experienced various natural and man-made hazards. The energy sector dominates in the UAE and protection of this critical infrastructure against any impending hazards is important. This paper examined the vulnerability of Emirati ener... Read More about Disaster vulnerability of Emirati energy sector and barriers to enhance resilience.