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Professor Chika Udeaja

Professor Chika Udeaja

udeajac2@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6405-9664

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I joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in May 2020, where I am a professor of project management and construction in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture (SBEA) and the school’s Postgraduate Research (PGR) Director. Before joining the school, I was the programme director for construction project management at the University of Salford. I also held academic posts at Northumbria University and the University of Newcastle. I originally studied Civil Engineering as a first degree at the University of Nigeria, MSc (DIC) in Concrete Structures at Imperial College London, followed by a PhD in Construction Management from LSBU.

My research interests and expertise focus on several interrelated themes central to construction management, such as the application of digital technologies in urban simulation, negotiation, and collaboration to facilitate procurement decision-making in the supply chain, knowledge management in improving the procurement and performance of construction projects and modern construction management techniques and sustainable development. I have a broad background in conducting multi-disciplinary research involving many research teams in urban/building simulation and project management. My research-driven career within higher education spans more than 18 years. I have contributed to four books and more than 100 international journals and conference publications. I have also supervised over seven PhD students and examined over 25 candidates.

I have significant engagement with the industry as part of various initiatives to strengthen the link with the industry and for professional development. My external engagement involves fostering relationships with key external partners and professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) to elevate the school's profile. I joined ARCOM in 1998 and became an elected committee member in 2009. As a committee member, I have contributed to organising the annual ARCOM conferences, and as a workshop's convenor, I have organised national and international doctoral workshops. I am also a UKRI AHRC and EPSRC Peer Review College member.

Courses taught

Construction Project Management - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Yamen Mohamed Badawy Sayed BakhatyDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Adnan AliDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Abdul Qader Mohamed Al-OmarDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Gabriel JaiyeolaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Reuben AyeniDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Saif AlawadhiPhD
Meshari AlfarasPhD
ODEWOLE ABOLADE OLUSEYEPhD
LSBU Panel Review TrainingPhD
Doctor of Philosophy

London South Bank University, UK

1998
2002
MSc (DIC) Concrete Structures

Imperial College, London, UK

1996
1997
BSc (Hons.) Civil Engineering

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

1987
1992
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching

Northumbria University, UK

2005
2006
Director of Construction Project Management Programme
University of Salford, UK

I was the academic lead for the team of staff who contributed modules and teaching for the core and optional elements of the programme. I was also responsible for ensuring that the programme was academically coherent and remained informed by research developments and other construction and project management initiatives. My responsibility also involved ensuring that the programme is responsive to market needs and that appropriate actions are taken in response to all stakeholders. My responsibility involves contributing to the achievement of the corporate and business objectives of the school.

2016
2020
Education
Senior Lecturer
Northumbria University, UK

The role gives me a platform for enhancing academic activity in construction project management within the School alongside other built environment disciplines supporting teaching and learning activity across a range of programmes and modules such as production management, planning and programming, resource management, building information modelling, lean construction and health and safety. I also engage in study programmes of the School, which are delivered in international markets. I am also involved in scholarly research activities - preparing research proposals, contributing to income generation activities through research/consultancy, participating in national/international conferences, publishing research findings in other mediums, and supervising PhD research, master's and undergraduate dissertations

2005
2016
Education
Research Associate
University of Newcastle, UK

As a Research Associate at Newcastle University (2003 – 2005), my research position involved doing some teaching and tutorials. I taught Project Management and Information Technology in Construction to Architectural postgraduate students. My experience here was precious as I could use my research to inform my teaching.

As a Research Associate at Newcastle University (2003 – 2005), I was involved in a project sponsored by the EPRSC, titled “Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction” (CAPRIKON). The objective was to establish a methodology for the ‘live’ capture of reusable project knowledge in the construction industry that reflected both the organisational and human dimensions of knowledge capture and reuse, as well as exploit the benefits of technology. The CAPRIKON project was completed within two years by the team, and we achieved a book publication on “Capture and reuse of project knowledge in Construction”, which has been highly recommended for construction industry professionals and research by experts.

2003
2005
Education
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
AKTP- Chika UdeajaAKTP- Chika UdeajaPrincipal InvestigatorInnovate UK OPEN In preparationSep 2022
Chartered Institute of Building
2003
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Best Graduating Student in Civil Engineering 1992 (Nov 1992)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka


Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award (May 1912)

The Royal Academy of Engineering

The distinguished visiting fellowship award was in the areas of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Knowledge Management, Concurrent Engineering, Cyber-physical systems, etc.


Construction Economics and Building Best Paper Award 2016 (Jul 2016)

Construction Economics and Building, Australia

The "Best Paper Award 2016" is for the paper titled:

BIM adoption within Australian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): an innovation diffusion mode


CULTURE AND COMPUTING BEST PAPER AWARD (Jul 2021)

HCI International Conference, HCII 2021

The best paper award entitled: Digital Storytelling: The Integration of Intangible and Tangible Heritage in the City of Surat, India


Quest Travel Award (2014) (Jul 2014)

Institution Civil Engineers (ICE)

The award was for the Sustainability Challenges in Civil Engineering Education project.


Assessing The Resilience of UK Construction SMEs: A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
Seidu, R. D, Ebohon, O., Young, B.E, Udeaja, C. and Fong, D. (2021). Assessing The Resilience of UK Construction SMEs: A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. 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.

The development of SUCCEED: urban sustainability assessment tool for developing countries with focus on Nigeria
Momoh, J., Kangwa, J., Udeaja, C., Jin, R. and Seidu, D. R. (2021). The development of SUCCEED: urban sustainability assessment tool for developing countries with focus on Nigeria. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. pp. 2398-4708. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-04-2021-0049

An investigation into the sustainability practices in PPP infrastructure projects: a case of Nigeria
Babatunde, SO, Ekundayo, D, Udeaja, C and Abubakar, UO (2020). An investigation into the sustainability practices in PPP infrastructure projects: a case of Nigeria. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-04-2020-0048

Barriers to BIM implementation and ways forward to improve its adoption in the Nigerian AEC firms
Babatunde, SO, Udeaja, C and Adekunle, AO (2020). Barriers to BIM implementation and ways forward to improve its adoption in the Nigerian AEC firms. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijbpa-05-2019-0047

Urban Heritage Conservation and Rapid Urbanization: Insights from Surat, India
Udeaja, C., Trillo, C., Awuah, K., Makore, B., Patel, D., Mansuri, L. and Jha, K. (2020). Urban Heritage Conservation and Rapid Urbanization: Insights from Surat, India. Sustainability. 12 (6), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062172

Stakeholder perceptions of drivers for, and barriers to, the incorporation of sustainability in PPP infrastructure projects in Nigeria
Babatunde, S.O., Ekundayo, D., Udeaja, C. and Abubakar, U.O. (2020). Stakeholder perceptions of drivers for, and barriers to, the incorporation of sustainability in PPP infrastructure projects in Nigeria. Open House International. 45 (4), pp. 373-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-05-2020-0037

Enhancing heritage and traditional architecture conservation through digital technologies. developing a digital conservation handbook for as-salt, jordan
Trillo, C., Aburamadan, R., Udeaja, C., Moustaka, A., Baffour, K.G. and Makore, B.C.N. (2020). Enhancing heritage and traditional architecture conservation through digital technologies. developing a digital conservation handbook for as-salt, jordan. in: New Metropolitan Perspectives Knowledge Dynamics, Innovation-driven Policies Towards the Territories’ Attractiveness Volume 1 Springer International Publishing. pp. 211-219

Life cycle carbon emissions and comparative evaluation of selected open source UK embodied carbon counting tools
Damilola Ekundayo, Solomon Olusola Babatunde, Aisha Ekundayo, Srinath Perera and Chika Udeaja (2019). Life cycle carbon emissions and comparative evaluation of selected open source UK embodied carbon counting tools. Construction Economics and Building. 19 (2), pp. 220-242. https://doi.org/10.5130/ajceb.v19i2.6692

Evaluation of the drivers of bim implementation to support the delivery of client requirements (crs) among the early bim adopters
Shahrin, F. and Udeaja, C. (2019). Evaluation of the drivers of bim implementation to support the delivery of client requirements (crs) among the early bim adopters. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2019. Leeds 02 - 04 Sep 2019 pp. 235-244

To formulate a conceptual model for innovation: Reframing theoretical constructs of bim adoption within sme organisations
Makarfi, U. and Udeaja, C. (2019). To formulate a conceptual model for innovation: Reframing theoretical constructs of bim adoption within sme organisations. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2019. Leeds 02 - 04 Sep 2019 pp. 265-272

Scientometric analysis and mapping of digital technologies used in cultural heritage field
Mansuri, L., Udeaja, C., Trillo, C., Kwasi, G., Patel, D., Jha, K., Makore, CB and Gupta, S (2019). Scientometric analysis and mapping of digital technologies used in cultural heritage field. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2019. Leeds 02 - 04 Sep 2019 pp. 255-264

Implementing GIS to improve hospital efficiency in natural disasters
Nia, S.P.S., Kulatunga, U., Udeaja, C. and Valadi, S. (2018). Implementing GIS to improve hospital efficiency in natural disasters. GeoInformation For Disaster Management (Gi4DM). Istanbul 18 - 21 Mar 2018 Copernicus GmbH. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W4-369-2018

Obstacles and Benefits in implementation of Gold, Silver, and Bronze (GSB) Model in Emergency Response in the UAE
Alawadhi, S. and Udeaja, C. (2018). Obstacles and Benefits in implementation of Gold, Silver, and Bronze (GSB) Model in Emergency Response in the UAE. Procedia Engineering. 212, pp. 427-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.055

Sustainable development in a construction related curriculum- quantity surveying students’ perspective
Tan A., Udeaja, C., Babatunde, S.O. and Ekundayo, D. (2017). Sustainable development in a construction related curriculum- quantity surveying students’ perspective. International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 21 (1), pp. 101-113. https://doi.org/10.3846/1648715X.2016.1246387

The critical success factors for stakeholder management in the restoration of built heritage assets in the UK
Nwachukwu, C.V., Udeaja, C., Chileshe, N. and Okere, C.E. (2017). The critical success factors for stakeholder management in the restoration of built heritage assets in the UK. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 35 (4), pp. 304-331. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-07-2017-0030

BIM adoption within Australian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): an innovation diffusion model
Hosseini, M.R., Banihashemi, S., Chileshe, N., Namzadi, M.O., Udeaja, C., Rameezdeen, R. and McCuen, T. (2016). BIM adoption within Australian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): an innovation diffusion model. Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Buildings. 16 (3), pp. 71-86. https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v16i3.5159