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Professor Obas Ebohon

Professor Obas Ebohon

ebohono@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3282-6002

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I joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in September 2017, as Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture (BEA), Director of Internationalisation and Marketing, and Director of the Centre for Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment. Prior to this, I was a Reader in Energy, Sustainability, and Development at De Montfort University in Leicester and Director of the Developing World Built Environments Research Unit. I hold a BA in Economics from Staffordshire University, a Masters in Development Economics and a PhD in Energy and Development Economics from the University of Leicester.

My research interests and expertise span across many themes and perspectives, including energy, sustainability and development in the context of the built and natural environments, with particular on the developing countries. Current focus is on the challenges of mainstreaming sustainability into built environment policies and strategies to enhance equality of access and outcome of urban opportunities to deliver 21st century sustainable cities. I have published widely in leading journals, contributed book chapters, and supervised and examined over 30 PhD students locally and internationally on various built environment themes and perspectives.

Am actively engaged externally, offering my expertise on demands to unilateral and multilateral organisations, including many in the 'Third sector' on energy, sustainability and development. I was commissioned in 2012 by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) to produce Chapter 2.5 - Environmental Prosperity of Cities for the 2012/2013 State of the World’s Cities Report: Prosperity of Cities; I was appointed to the international advisory board of UN-Habitat in 2013 to date. In this role, I have actively participated in the production of two major global reports on the State of World Cities, the latest being the World Cities Report 2022: Envisaging the Future of Cities.

I also serve on the Sustainability Expert Advisory Group for two London authorities - Lambert and Southwark Councils. In these roles, I actively participated with colleagues on the board to advise on establishing 'Citizens’ Jury on Climate Change' to shape strategic policy response to Climate Emergency and achieve net-zero carbon emissions. I'm also the current Chairman of the International Advisory Board of GreenHubAfrica (https://greenhubafrica.com/), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Kazeem Oyewale AwotundeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mrs Weluche AjaefobiDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Sikiru Abiodun GaniyuDEVELOPING A BIM-KNOWLEDGE (BIM-K) FRAMEWORK FOR IMPROVED DECISION-MAKING IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS PhD
Ms Abigail Amoah-KorsahDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Ahmed Osama Elsayed DaoudMaterials Procurement Conceptual Framework for Minimising Waste in the Egyptian Construction IndustryPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mrs Nuha EltinayBuilding Urban Resilience in the MENA Region‘The context of Climate Change, Conflict and Displacement’PhD
PhD Energy & Development

University of Leicester

1984
1990
MA Economic Development

University of Leicester

1983
1984
LLM Environmental Law

De Montfort University

1999
2000
BA (Hons) Economics

Staffordshire University

1980
1983
Reader (Associate Professor) on Energy, Sustainability, and Development
De Montfort University, Leicester – UK

2000
2017
Education
Principal Lecturer
De Montfort University, Leicester – UK

1997
2000
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
University College of Estate Management2022 Social, Economic, and Environmental Evaluation of Adopting Digital Manufacturing for Circularity in Cementitious ProductsPrincipal Investigator
Builders and Woodworkers International (BWI)2021DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING SESSION GUIDES FOR BWI Co-Investigator
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)2021CCPDM-Circular cementitious products embedding digital manufacturingCo-Investigator
TTT Limited2019TTT Ltd - 10 senior Bangladesh Government technical and vocation education officials Principal Investigator
Royal Society of Arts
2012

Disaster 'soft' and 'hard' laws: building resilience for displaced people in the Middle East and North Africa (mena) region.
Eltinay, N, Egbu, C, Ofori, G and Ebohon, OJ (2017). Disaster 'soft' and 'hard' laws: building resilience for displaced people in the Middle East and North Africa (mena) region. COBRA 2017. UCL: London

Grounded Theory and Social Psychology Approach to Investigating the Formation of Construction Workers’ Unsafe Behaviour
Han, Y., Li, X., Feng, Z., Jin, R., Kangwa, J. and Ebohon, O.J. (2022). Grounded Theory and Social Psychology Approach to Investigating the Formation of Construction Workers’ Unsafe Behaviour. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. 2022, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/3581563

Sustainable Approach for the Replacement of Water Mains: Environmental, Social and Economic Considerations.
Young, B.E, Seidu, R.D, Kelani, A, Robinson, H., Ebohon, O. and Madanayake, U. (2021). Sustainable Approach for the Replacement of Water Mains: Environmental, Social and Economic Considerations. Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA) 15th Built Environment on CONSTRUCTION IN 5D: DECONSTRUCTION, DIGITALIZATION, DISRUPTION, DISASTER, DEVELOPMENT Conference. . DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 27 - 28 Sep 2021

Complexities Inherent in Mega Infrastructure: The Challenges of Accurate Estimating.
Seidu, R.D, Ebohon, O., Kangwa, J., Ofori, G. and Young, B. (2021). Complexities Inherent in Mega Infrastructure: The Challenges of Accurate Estimating. Proceedings of Centre for the Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE) on Uncertainties in the Built Environment: How can we build a resilient future in the new normal?. . LSBU, London. UK 21 - 23 Nov 2021

Functionality And Mechanical Properties Of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete In Stemming Building Collapses In Nigeria
Ige, O., Ebohon, O., Haupt, C. and Akinlolu, M. (2021). Functionality And Mechanical Properties Of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete In Stemming Building Collapses In Nigeria. Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA) 15th Built Environment on CONSTRUCTION IN 5D: DECONSTRUCTION, DIGITALIZATION, DISRUPTION, DISASTER, DEVELOPMENT Conference. . DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 27 - 28 Sep 2021 ASOCSA.

Analysis of factors affecting construction and demolition waste reduction in Egypt
Daoud, A.O., Othman, A.A.E., Ebohon, O.J. and Bayyati, A. (2021). Analysis of factors affecting construction and demolition waste reduction in Egypt. International Journal of Construction Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2021.1974682

Quantifying materials waste in the Egyptian construction industry: a critical analysis of rates and factors
Daoud, A.O., Othman, A.A.E., Ebohon, O. and Bayatti, A. (2021). Quantifying materials waste in the Egyptian construction industry: a critical analysis of rates and factors. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2021.02.039

Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry.
Seidu, R.D, Young, B.E, Eddman, K.L, Ebohon, O.J and Ofori, G. (2021). Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer. 174 (3), pp. 144-154. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.20.00018

Following the trail: a covariance plotting of the crippling effect of COVID-19 on small and medium sized -SMEs firms in the UK’s Construction Industry
Seidu, R.D, Young, B.E, Kangwa, J., Ebohon, O.J and Ige, O. (2021). Following the trail: a covariance plotting of the crippling effect of COVID-19 on small and medium sized -SMEs firms in the UK’s Construction Industry . 4th European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Rome, Italy 02 - 05 Aug 2021

Immersive technology-driven investigations on influence factors of cognitive load incurred in construction site hazard recognition, analysis and decision making
Han, Y., Diao Y., Yin Z., Jin, R., Kangwa, J. and Ebohon, O. (2021). Immersive technology-driven investigations on influence factors of cognitive load incurred in construction site hazard recognition, analysis and decision making. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 48, p. 101298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2021.101298

Spatio-temporal analysis of drought and return periods over the East African region using Standardized Precipitation Index from 1920 to 2016
Kalisa, W, Zhang, J, Igbawua, T, Ujoh, F, Ebohon, OJ, Namugize, JN and Yao, F (2020). Spatio-temporal analysis of drought and return periods over the East African region using Standardized Precipitation Index from 1920 to 2016. Agricultural Water Management. 237, pp. 106195-106195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106195

Effect of thermal comfort on occupant productivity in office buildings: Response surface analysis
Kaushik, A, Arif, M, Tumula, P and Ebohon, OJ (2020). Effect of thermal comfort on occupant productivity in office buildings: Response surface analysis. Building and Environment. 180, pp. 107021-107021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107021

Developing a methodological framework of adopting digital twin for deconstruction planning
Adamu, Z., Jin, R., Ebohon, O., Madanayake, U. and Panuwatwanich, K. (2020). Developing a methodological framework of adopting digital twin for deconstruction planning. International Conference on "Digitalisation Construction for Sustainable Development: Transforming though Innovation". National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam 25 - 25 Nov 2020

Overcoming the limitations of the green pyramid rating system in the Egyptian construction industry: a critical analysis
Daoud, A O, Othman, A A E, Ebohon, O J and Bayyati, A (2020). Overcoming the limitations of the green pyramid rating system in the Egyptian construction industry: a critical analysis. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2020.1802218

Regeneration of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Open Market Places: A Case for Guileless Stakeholder Participation
Adinyira, E., Agyekum, K., Baiden, B.K., Ebohon, O. and Ampratwum, G. (2020). Regeneration of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Open Market Places: A Case for Guileless Stakeholder Participation. Construction Economics and Building. 20 (2). https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v20i2.6601

Examining the Relationships between Young Adults’ Housing Tenure, Elements of Perceived Job Security and Social Capital in Britain
Aguda, O., Ebohon, O. and Leishman, C. (2019). Examining the Relationships between Young Adults’ Housing Tenure, Elements of Perceived Job Security and Social Capital in Britain. European Real Estate Society (ERES). Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France 03 - 06 Jul 2019

Perceptibility of barriers and threats to successful and sustainable restoration of Heritage Buildings. A perspective of UK’s heritage practitioners
Kangwa, J., Ebohon, O., Haupt, T. and Olubodun, F. (2019). Perceptibility of barriers and threats to successful and sustainable restoration of Heritage Buildings. A perspective of UK’s heritage practitioners. The 13th Built Environment Conference. Durban, South Africa 02 - 03 Sep 2019 Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa. https://doi.org/978-0-6399855-1-0

Innovative environmentally sustainable concrete: Explaining the low uptake in UK construction activities
Ebohon, O., Kangwa, J. and Perinpanathan, S. (2019). Innovative environmentally sustainable concrete: Explaining the low uptake in UK construction activities. The 13th Built Environment Conference. Durban, South Africa 02 - 03 Sep 2019 Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa.

A Geospatial Approach to Sustainable Urban Planning: Lessons for Morogoro Municipal Council, Tanzania
Sumari, N.S., Xu, G., Ujoh, F., Korah, P.I., Ebohon, O. and Lyimo, N.N. (2019). A Geospatial Approach to Sustainable Urban Planning: Lessons for Morogoro Municipal Council, Tanzania. Sustainability. 11 (22), p. 6508. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11226508

Exploiting automated technologies for reduction of rework in construction housing supply chain
Shahparvari, M., Robinson, H., Fong, D. and Ebohon, O. (2019). Exploiting automated technologies for reduction of rework in construction housing supply chain. Creative Construction Conference 2019. Budapest, Hungary 29 Jun - 02 Jul 2019 https://doi.org/10.3311/CCC2019-008

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the Developing World: Mitigating Financiers' Risks
Owolabi, HA, Ebohon, O, Oyedele, L, Alaka, H and Ajayi, S (2018). Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the Developing World: Mitigating Financiers' Risks. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-05-2018-0043

Identifying the Barriers to Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Waste in Developed and Developing Countries
Ebohon, O. (2022). Identifying the Barriers to Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Waste in Developed and Developing Countries. Sustainability. 14 (13), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/.https://doi.org/10.3390/su14137532