Name Dr Subashini Suresh
Job Title Reader in Construction Project Management
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Built Environment
Tel 01902 321710
Email S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk

ABE

She is the Athena Swan Champion for the School of the Architecture and Built Environment. She has 15 years’ experience in research, teaching and practice in the area of Construction Project Management and has acted as a consultant in the area of Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector in UK, USA and India.  She has a thorough understanding of the UK Higher Education sector, and a thorough understanding of construction and the wider Built Environment. She is very passionate about Teaching & Learning; Research & Innovation, and academic enterprise at all levels; and has strong pedigree of research management and leadership.

Subashini has a very strong understanding of the research landscape in the UK and internationally. She has successfully supervised 9 PhD students, currently supervising 6 PhD students and examined 4 PhD students. She has successfully executed 15 research projects in various capacities and has been the Principle Investigator in four projects.  She has received over £500,000 of research funding for her research. Subashini has published over 100 academic publications, which include journal papers, conference papers, articles, book chapters, reports and books. She is a scientific committee member for many prestigious conferences and review papers for high impact factor Journals. She has chaired sessions in the international conferences and also presented her work to industry and academia in the international arena. Subashini received Rewarding Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching and also for Blended Learning Tutor. She was a Visiting Professor at the Bradley University, United States of America from January 2009-June 2009 and also has lectured in India for a brief time.

  • Knowledge management
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Lean construction
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability/Green construction
  • Digital technologies
  • Six Sigma and leadership
  • Quality management
  • Construction leadership
  • Organisational competitiveness
  • Women in construction
  • Mobile Applications for BIM and Health and Safety
  • BIM in the Water Industry
  • BIM and off-site management
  • BIM and Facilities Management
  • BIM in Higher education and Further education
  • Toolkit for BIM implementation
  • Sustainable strategies for housing developments
  • Integration of sustainable construction into site construction management processes; perception to their inception
  • Managing sustainability related knowledge
  • The role of knowledge management initiatives in reducing the cost of poor quality in the UK construction industry
  • Role of tacit knowledge for risk management
  • Knowledge mapping in Sustainable urban environment
  • Knowledge capture in small and medium enterprises
  • Lean and supply chain management
  • Utilising lean construction strategies to promote safety on construction site
  • Construction health and safety risk assessment model based on the impact of project features on accident causation
  • Leadership for knowledge management related change initiatives in the UK construction industry
  • Construction leadership skills development
  • Exploring the links between leadership behaviours, continuous improvement (CI) and school improvement and school effectiveness (SESI)
  • Six sigma and leadership
  • All Inclusive - The Comparative Efficiency of UK Construction Operative Training Methods
  • Developing a transformation based change strategy in the Abu Dhabi Police transportation department
  • Health and safety practices on construction project sites in developed, developing and underdeveloped countries.
  • Use of technology (Smart hat; Robots etc) to improve Health and Safety aspects on construction site
  • Women professionals in the Built Environment

 

Dr Subashini Suresh is a very active in professional bodies in the Built Environment. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Council member for Women in Project Management, and Member of Athena Swan (Recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in higher education and research). Also, currently the Co-ordinator of the Working Commission (W102) on “Information and Knowledge Management, the Working Commission (W065) on “Organisation and management of construction”, the Working Commission (W107) on “Construction in Developing Countries” the Working Commission (W117) on “Performance Measurement in Construction” of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). CIB is a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community.

Subashini Suresh publications are:

Refereed Journal Papers:

Please note: Suresh is the married surname and Hari is the maiden surname.

 

  1. Salisu J B, Chinyio E, Suresh S (2016), “The impact of compensation on public construction workers’ retention in Jigawa state of Nigeria”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Management, 6(2) 2016.

 

  1. Renukappa, S., Akintoye, A., Egbu, C., and Suresh, S., (2016) Sustainable Procurement Strategies for Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 169 (1), 17–25.

 

  1. Ahiakwo, O., Oloke, D., Suresh, S. and Katib J (2015), “Implementing the Last Planner TM System in a Road Construction Project in Nigeria”, Built Environment  Journal, Vol. 12, No.2, pages 33 – 49. ISSN 1675-5022.

 

  1. Olayinka R., Suresh, S., Chinyio, E., (2015), “The Impact of Knowledge Management in Reducing the Cost of Poor Quality – The Case Of UK Construction Industry”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, Volume 168 Issue 4, August 2015, pp. 177-188, DOI: 10.1680/mpal.1400035

 

  1. Renukappa S, Egbu C. O, Suresh S and Mushatat S (2015), “Drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge within selected UK industrial sectors: an empirical study” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, Volume 168 April 2015 Issue MP2, Pages 66–75, DOI: 10.1680/mpal.14.00029.

 

  1. Bashir A. M., Suresh S., Oloke, D. A., Proverbs, D. G. and Gameson R. (2015) “Overcoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organisations”. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IJAEC) (in press).

 

  1. Renukappa, S., Akintoye, A.,  Egbu, C. O., and Suresh, S., (2015), Sustainable procurement strategies for competitive advantage: an empirical, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law (in press).

 

  1. Obunwo C; Chinyio E and Suresh S (2014), “Quality Management Practices and Customer Satisfaction Antecedents In Government Construction Projects”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Management, Issue 4(4), Impact Factor: 2.745 (SIJF), ISSN: 2277-5528.

 

  1. Harding J, Suresh, S., and Renukappa, S., (2014), “Do Building Information Modelling Applications Benefit Design Teams into Achieving BREEAM Accreditation”, Journal of Construction Engineering, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 390158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/390158.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S., (2014) “The health and safety impact of construction project features”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 21 Iss: 1, pp.65 – 93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2012-0070.

 

  1. Renukappa, S., Egbu, C., Akintoye, A., and Suresh, S., (2014) Drivers for embedding sustainability initiatives within the UK industrial sectors, Journal of International Real Estate & Construction Studies Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 51-72, ISSN: 2153-6813.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2013), “Mitigating the health and safety influence of subcontracting in construction: The approach of main contractors”, International Journal of Project Management (IJPM), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.11.011, ISSN 0263-7863.

 

  1. Suresh, S, Antony, J and Kumar, M. Douglas, A (2012), “Six sigma and leadership: some observations and agenda for research”, Total Quality Management (TQM) Journal, Vol. 24 Iss: 3 pp. 231 – 247, 10.1108/17542731211226754, ISSN 1754-2731.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011) The adverse health and safety influence of subcontracting. ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 164(4), pp. 169-171, ISSN  1751-4304. 

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011), “Investigating the multi-causal and complex nature of the accident causal influence of construction project features”. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Volume 48, September 2012, Pages 126–133, doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.05.008, ISSN 0001-457.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011), “The influence of pre-construction decisions on accident causation- a causal model”. Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 1(1), pp. 53-70, ISSN 2153-6813. 

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010), “An approach for determining the extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation”. Safety Science, 48 (6), pp. 687-692, ISSN 0925-7535. 

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B. (2005), “A knowledge capture awareness tool: an empirical study on small and medium enterprises in the construction industry” Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 12 Issue 6, pp 533-567, ISSN 0969-9988. (*This Journal paper was ranked as one of the most downloaded paper in the Journal’s archives for its merit).

 

  1. Egbu, C.O, Hari, S and Renukappa, S. (2005) “Knowledge management for sustainable competitiveness in small and medium surveying practices” Structural Survey Journal, Volume 23 Issue 1, pp 7-21, ISSN 0263-080X. (*This Journal paper was ranked as one of the most downloaded paper in the Journal’s archives for its merit.

 

  1. Hunter, K, Hari, S, Egbu, C. O, and Kelly, J. (2005), “Grounded theory: its diversification and application through two examples from research studies on knowledge and value management”, Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, Volume 3 Issue 1, pp 57 – 68, ISSN 1477-7029.

 

  1. Hunter, K., Hari, S and Kelly, J. (2005), “A whole life costing input tool for surveyors in UK local government” Structural Survey Journal, Volume 23 Issue 5, pp 346-358, ISSN 0263-080X.

Books:

 

  1. Suresh, S. and Egbu, C. (2012), “Knowledge capture in small and medium enterprises – Construction industry perspective”, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 288 pages, ISBN 978-3-659169-45-8.

 

  1. Suresh, S. Egbu, C., and Renukappa, S. (2008), “ APM Competence Framework” Association for Project Management, Buckinghamshire, UK, 136pages, ISBN 978-1-903494-18-9

 

 

Chapters in Books :

 

  1. Bashir, A., Suresh, S., Oloke, D., Proverbs, D., and Gameson, R. (2013), “The Application of Lean Construction Tools in United Kingdom Construction Organisations: Findings From a Qualitative Inquiry”.  AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering AEI 2013: pp. 64-73. doi: 10.1061/9780784412909.007, Edited by Chimay J. Anumba, ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-1290-9, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

 

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2013), “A Causal Model of the Influence of Pre-construction Decision-making on Accident Causation”, a chapter in the book titled A Compendium of International Real Estate and Construction Issues, Edited by Raymond Abdulai, Nova Science Publishers, USA, ISBN: 978-1-62417-084-3

 

  1. Suresh S, Bashir A and Olomolaiye P (2012), “A protocol for lean construction in developing countries” a chapter in the book titled Contemporary Issues in Construction in Developing Countries , Edited by George Ofori, Spon Press, New York, USA, ISBN978-0-415-58571-2, pages 376-405

 

  1. Suresh S and Hunter, K, (2011), “Grounded Theory:  Its Diversification and Application Through Two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management” a chapter in the book titled “Leading Issues in Business Research Methods”. Edited by Antony Bryant, Academic Publishing International Ltd, Reading, UK, ISBN: 978-1-906638-87-0, pages 22-43.

 

Refereed Conference Papers:

 

  1. Khaled A, Renukappa S, Suresh S, Al Nabt S (2016), “Knowledge Management Practices in Saudi Arabian Public Sector Organisations: A Case Study of the Ministry of Justice”, The International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Atlantis Resort - The Palm, Dubai, 20th to 22nd of April, 2016.
  1. Silverio M, Renukappa S, Suresh S (2016), “Mobile computing in the construction industry: Main challenges and solutions” The International Conference on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Atlantis Resort - The Palm, Dubai, 20th to 22nd of April, 2016.
  1. Zubairu J S and Suresh, S (2016) “A critical review of the circumstances and effects of abandonment of construction project in Nigeria”, the 21st Century Human Habitat: Issues, Sustainability and Development conference. Akure, Nigeria, 21st March - 24th March 2016.
  1. Sanga, T. J., Renukappa, S., and Suresh, S., (2016), “The Nigerian water and waste water industry: governance, efficiency, procurement and infrastructure”, the 21st Century Human Habitat: Issues, Sustainability and Development conference. Akure, Nigeria, 21st March - 24th March 2016.
  1. Kugbeadjor W, Suresh S and Renukappa S (2015), “BIM awareness and readiness of postgraduate built environment students in West Midlands Universities”, UK, CIB International Conference Proceedings, Going north for sustainability: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development. 23-25 November London, Edited by Prof. Charles Egbu, page 531-543.
  1. Silverio K A, Suresh S, Renukappa S and Eason M (2015), “Challenges of BIM implementation in sustainable resendiatial projects in the UK and future perspective”, CIB International Conference Proceedings, Going north for sustainability: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development. 23-25 November London, Edited by Prof. Charles Egbu, page 566 - 577.
  1. O.O. Odimabo, C.F. Oduoza and S. Suresh (2015), Critical Risk Factors Affecting Building Construction Project in Nigeria- An Empirical Study, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Designing for Advanced, High Value Manufacturing and Intelligent Systems for the 21st Century, Volume I, 23-26 June, 2015, Wolverhampton, UK , Edited by Oduoza, page 110 – 117.
  1. Salisu J, Chinyio E and Suresh S (2015) The impact of compensation on job satisfaction of public sector construction workers in Jigawa state, Nigeria, in 3rd International Academic Conference in Paris (IACP), August 10-11, 2015, France.
  1. Obunwo C; Chinyio E and Suresh S (2015), Relative contributions of project quality to customer satisfaction in Nigerian road construction projects, Proceedings of 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  1. Renukappa S, Al Shebli A and Suresh S (2014), “Transformative Change Towards Sustainability: The Case Of Abu Dhabi Public Sector Organisation”, 10th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance 13-14 November 2014, Zagreb, Croatia.
  1. Ahiakwo, O., Oloke, D., Suresh, S. (2014), “ Improving project planning and control in construction by implementing last planner system in Nigeria”, CIB conference, Construction in developing countries and its contribution to sustainable development, Tuesday 28th —Thursday 30th January 2014, Lagos, Nigeria.
  1. Menghre, N. and Suresh, S. (2013), “Investigating the knowledge about health and safety by north Indian migrants working in the UK west midlands construction industry – a pilot study”, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), 11 and 13 September, New Delhi, India.
  1. Ahiakwo, O., Oloke, D., Suresh, S. and Khatib, J. (2013), “A case study of the Last Planner System implementation in Nigeria”, 21th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 21), Brazil, pg 699.
  1. Pennell, A., Suresh, S. and Chinyio, E. (2013), “An alternative viewpoint of the barriers to the integration at site level of sustainability practices into UK construction projects”, In Soetanto, R (ed.), Sustainable Building and Construction Conference. 3-5 July 2013, Coventry, pp. 225- 234.
  1. Pennell, A., Suresh, S. and Chinyio, E. (2013), “A critical review of the drivers to the integration of site level sustainability practices into UK construction projects”, In Ahmed, V. (ed.), International Post Graduate Research Conference, Manchester, pp. 1003–1012.
  1. Obunwo, C.; Chinyio, E and Suresh, S., (2013), “Quality Management as a Key Requirement For Stakeholders’ Satisfaction In   Nigerian Construction Projects”. In Ahmed, V. (ed.), International Post Graduate Research Conference, Manchester.
  1. Bashir A. M., Suresh S., Proverbs, D. G. and Gameson R. (2013) “Application of Lean Construction Tools in the UK Contracting Companies- Findings from Qualitative Studies”. Proceeding for Architectural Technology Institute Conference, Pennsylvania University, April 2013. 10.1061/9780784412909.007
  1. Olayinka, R, Suresh S and Chinyio, E (2012), “Reducing The Cost Of Poor Quality Through Knowledge Management” Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), Las Vegas, Nevada  USA, September 11-13, 2012
  1. Osaji, E.E., Suresh, S. and Chinyio, E. (2012) The Role of Building Energy and Environmental Assessment in Facilitating Office Building Energy-Efficiency. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2012 (SEB’12). Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 3rd – 5th September 2012.
  1. Osaji, E.E., Suresh, S. and Chinyio, E. (2012) The Impacts of Contributory Factors in the Gap between Predicted and Actual Office Building Energy Use. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2012 (SEB’12). Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 3rd – 5th September 2012.
  1. Ahiakwo, O., Oloke, D., Suresh, S. and Khatib, J. (2012) A Critical Review of the Potential for the Implementation of Lean in the Nigerian Building Industry in: Tommelein, I.D. and Pasquir, C.L. (Eds) Procs 20th International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference, 18-20 July 2012, San Diego, California 711-720
  1. Ahiakwo, O., Oloke, D., Suresh, S. and Khatib, J. (2012) Client perspectives for the implementation of lean construction in Nigerian construction industry in: Laryea, S.A., Agyepong, S.A., Leiringer, R. and Hughes, W. (Eds) Procs 4th West African Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 24-26 July 2012, Abuja, Nigeria, 133-146
  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2012), “A preliminary investigation into the potential of construction project features to influence accident occurrence”. 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2012), 22nd – 24th March 2012, Kumasi, Ghana.
  1. Olayinka R., Suresh, S., Chinyio, E., and Proverbs, D. (2011) A critique on the Definitions of ‘Quality’ in the Construction Industry’ Proceedings of the 10th International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14th -15th September. Pp 217-283
  1. Bashir, A M, Suresh, S, Proverbs, D and Gameson, R (2011), “How Do the Lean Concepts of Increased Visualisation, Daily Huddle Meetings and First Run Studies Impact the Likelihood of Accidents? Findings from a Critical Review”. In: Petrovic, D. and Syntetos A. (Eds.) Handbook of Keynotes and Papers 53rd Annual Operational Research Conference, 6-8 September 2011, Nottingham, UK, The Operational Research Society, 83-88.
  1. Bashir, A M, Suresh, S, Proverbs, D and Gameson, R (2011), “A Critical, Theoretical, Review of the Impacts of Lean Construction Tools in Reducing Accidents on Construction Sites”. In: Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (Eds.) Proceedings of 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 249-258.
  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011), “Managing the adverse health and safety impact of subcontracting: findings of a qualitative inquiry”. West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 19-21 July 2011, Accra, Ghana.
  1. Bashir A. M., Suresh S., Proverbs D. G. and Gameson R. (2011) A Critical Review on Lean Construction Tools and their Role towards Health and Safety on Construction Sites. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) and Lean Construction Institute Doctoral Workshop, 2nd March 2011, University of Northumbria, UK.
  2. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011) Investigating the accident causal influence of construction project features: an effort towards improving construction project delivery. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) and Lean Construction Institute Doctoral Workshop, 2nd March 2011, University of Northumbria, UK.
  3. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010) The contribution of construction project features to accident causation: an insight for influencing the health and safety outcomes of projects through pre-construction decision-making. In: Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Doctoral Workshop, 10th February 2010, University of Manchester, UK. ARCOM.
  4. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010) “The extent of contribution of construction project features to accident causation and health and safety risk: a conceptual model”,  In: Egbu, C. (Ed) Procs 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  5. Nash, S, Chinyio, E, Gameson, R and Suresh, S (2010) “The dynamism of stakeholders’ power in construction projects”, In: Egbu, C. (Ed) Procs 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 471-480.
  6. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010), “An approach for evaluating the health and safety risk associated with construction project features based on their contribution to accident causation”. Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), 2 and 3 September, Paris, France.
  7. Bashir M A, Suresh, S, Proverbs, D, Gameson R (2010), “Barriers towards the sustainable implementation of lean construction in the United Kingdom construction organizations”, ARCOM doctoral workshop, 25 June, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  8. Suresh S, Renukappa S and Olomolaiye P (2010), “Construction Leadership Skills Development - A Pilot Study in the UK”, 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 9-11 June, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  9. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., Suresh, S. and Adinyira, E. (2010), “Towards interrogating the contribution of construction project features to accident causation”. In: Proceedings of 1st International Postgraduate Research Conference on the Built Environment, 2 -3 June, KNUST, Ghana.
  10. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010), “Exploring the causal influence of construction project features in accident causation”. In: Barrett, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., Pathirage, C. (Eds.), Proceedings of CIB 2010 World Congress, 10-13 May, Salford, UK.
  11. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., Suresh, S. and Ahadzie, D. (2010), “How and to what extent do construction project features contribute to accidents? Insight for accident prevention”. West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference 2010, 26-28 July, Accra, Ghana. 
  12. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., Suresh, S. and Adinyira, E. (2010) Towards interrogating the contribution of construction project features to accident causation. In: Fugar, F. D. K., and Adinyira, E. (Eds.), Proceedings of 1ST International Postgraduate Research Conference on the Built Environment, 2-3rd June, KNUST, Ghana.
  13. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2010) The contribution of construction project features to accident causation: an insight for influencing the health and safety outcomes of projects through pre-construction decision-making. In: Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Doctoral Workshop, 10th February 2010, University of Manchester, UK. ARCOM.
  14. Manu, P. A., Ankrah, N. A., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2009) Subcontracting versus health and safety: an inverse relationship. Proceeding of Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Doctoral Workshop, 12th May 2009, School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. ARCOM.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., Suresh, S. and Callaghan, E. (2009) Subcontracting versus health and safety: an inverse relationship. Proceeding of CIB W099 2009 Conference, 21-23 October 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D., Suresh, S. (2009) The contribution of construction project features to accident causation: an insight for influencing the health and safety outcomes of projects through pre-construction decision-making. Abstract for ARCOM Doctoral Workshop to be held at the University of Manchester, UK (In press).

 

  1. Suresh S, Roden S J and Al-Khafaji A W (2009), “The key drivers for leadership skills development practices in the UK construction industry: An empirical study”, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), 10th – 11th September, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

  1. Suresh S, and Al-Khafaji A W (2009), “Teaching and learning activities through the use of mobile phone technology”, 25th Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 7th – 9th , Nottingham, UK.

 

  1. Suresh S (2009), “Learning through Mobile Technology-A case study in UK”, Digital Learning conference, 25th – 27th August 2009, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India.

 

  1. Suresh S, Egbu C.O and Olomolaiye P (2008), “Leadership and its role for the successful deployment of knowledge capture initiatives”, Transformation through construction-joint 2008 CIB W065/W055 symposium proceedings, Edited by Kate Carter, Stephen Ogulana and Ammar Kaka, Dubai, 15th November – 17th November, pp124-125. Best paper award.

 

  1. Suresh, S, Egbu C and Olomolaiye (2008), “Leadership roles for implementing knowledge management in construction organisations”, Leadership and management in construction (LEAD) conference, 16-19th October 2008, California, USA.

 

  1. Suresh S and Gameson R, (2008), “The role of knowledge management (KM) in reducing the cost of poor quality (COPQ) in the construction industry”, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), 4th -5th September, Dublin, Ireland.

 

  1. Gameson R, Suresh S and Chinyio E (2008), “Project debriefing – a multi-domain review of practices and procedures”, 24th Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 1st – 3rd September, University of Glamorgan, in Cardiff, Wales, UK, pp. 329-338

 

  1. Suresh, S and Egbu C (2008), “Knowledge mapping techniques within the construction industry: An exploratory study”, CIB W102-Information and knowledge management in Buildings, 3-4th June 2008 Finland, pp. 48-57

 

  1. Suresh, S (2008), “The Role of Leadership For The Successful Deployment Of Knowledge Management Initiatives In The UK Construction Industry”, 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Antalya, Turkey, on June 23-25.

 

  1. Ahadzie D.K.,. Proverbs D.G, Suresh S, Olomolaiye P. and Ankrah N.A, (2008) “The extent of theory development in project management research: observation from the literature” ARCOM doctoral workshop on Advancing Theory Development in Construction Project Management Research, University of Wolverhampton, March 5, pp vi – xiii.

 

  1. Suresh, S, Egbu C and Renukappa S (2007), “The nature of training provision for knowledge capture in SMEs in the UK construction industry – An empirical study”,  Third Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment (PRoBE), 20-22 November, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK, pp 429-438.

 

  1. Suresh, S and Egbu C (2007), “The role of knowledge capture for improved competitiveness in small and medium enterprises in the UK construction industry: an empirical study”, In: C. P. Lima and M. Bauer (Eds.), CIB W102 3rd International Conference Information and Knowledge Management – Helping the Practitioner in Planning and Building. Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 2008. October 16-18, pp 194-203

 

  1. Kumar M, Antony J, Suresh S, Wang C (2006), “Evaluating the relationship between six sigma and organisational performance: a case study from a UK SMEs”, Building international communities through collaboration, 20th British Academy of Management Conference at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, 13th – 14th September.

 

  1. Suresh, S and Egbu C  (2006), “Key issues for implementing knowledge capture initiatives in small and medium enterprises in the UK construction industry, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), UCL, London, 7th-8th September.

 

  1. Suresh, S., Antony, J., and Kumar, M (2006), “The role of leadership for the successful deployment of Six Sigma”, Proceedings of the 13th annual  European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) Conference, Moving up the value chain, Editors: Kepa Mendibil and Alina Shasuddin, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, June, Volume 2, pg. 445-454.

 

  1. Egbu, C, Hari, S and Olomolaiye, A. (2006), “Knowledge mapping in the construction industry: an exploratory study” International Conference in the Built Environment in the 21st century,ICiBE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 13 – 15

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar, B. (2005), “The efficacy of using appropriate techniques and technologies for knowledge capture in small and medium enterprises in Architecture, Engineering and Construction”, Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16-17 November, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, pp 351-362.

 

  1. Egbu C, Hari S and Kumar, B. (2005) “A grounded theory approach for studying knowledge capture in small and medium enterprises” CIB W102 – 2005, International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Organisations, 19-20 May, Francisco L Ribeiro, Peter D.E. Love, Colin H Davidson, Charles O Egbu and Branka Dimitrijevic, Lisbon, Portugal, pp 501-513.

 

  1. Kumar,M, Antony, J, Hari, S and Perry, D. (2005), “The relationship between critical success factors of Six Sigma and organisational performance”, 11th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research (ICPQR), Edited by V. Upadhyah, Anuradha Sharma, Seema Sharma, S.K. Jain, Vigneswara ilavarasan and Sanyukta Jolly, December 12-15, New Delhi, India.

 

  1. Egbu, C; Greenwood, R, Hari, S and Olomolaiye, A (2005), “Mapping knowledge for a sustainable urban environment – types and benefits” Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16-17 November,Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, pp 623-631.

 

  1. Renukappa, S, Tong, M.K.L, Hari, S,  Srinivasan, H and Egbu, C. O. (2005), “The design and development of a dynamic integrated search facility for the enhancement of existing web pages”, Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16-17 November, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, pp 3-12.

 

  1. Hari S, Vines M, Egbu C, (2004), “Knowledge management and E-business Initiatives in Small and Medium Sized Construction Organisations”, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA), September 7-8, Robert Ellis and Malcolm Bell, University of Leeds, Reading, UK, pp 152.

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B (2004), “Knowledge Capture In Small And Medium Enterprises In The Construction Industry: Challenges And Opportunities”, 20th Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), September 1-3, Farzad Khosrowshahi, University of Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh, UK, pp 847 - 855.

 

  1. Vines M, Hari S, Olomolaiye A, Liyanage C, Lee C, Kurul E and Egbu C (2004), “Lessons Learned From Knowledge Management Research: UK Construction Industry Perspective”, Proceedings of the 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Salford, April 1-2. Ruddock L, Amaratunga D, Aouad G, Kagioglou M, Sexton M, Salford University, Manchester, pp. 570 – 580.

 

  1. Kurul E, Hari S, Egbu C, Vines M, Liyanage C and Olomolaiye A (2004), “Appropriateness Of Research Methods For Knowledge Management Research In The UK Construction Industry”, Salford Centre For Research & Innovation (Scri) International Symposium, Salford, March 30 - 31, Ruddock L, Amaratunga D, Aouad G, Kagioglou M, Sexton M, Salford University, Manchester, pp110-119.

 

  1. Dimitrijevic B, Davidson C H., Culhane M, Beaupré G, Acevedo-Alvarez J, Conder A, Bengt E, Egbu C, Kurul E, ChinTian L C, Olomolaiye A, Hari S, Liyanage C and Vines M (2004), “Technology Watch for SMEs in the construction industry” W102: Information and Knowledge Management in Building, April 29 and 30, at the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B (2003), “Processes, Tools And Techniques To Support Knowledge Management Initiatives In Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) In The Construction Industry” Proceedings of the 3rd International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Lisbon, 3 - 4 April, pp. 609-618.

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B (2003), “Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises - Issues Concerning Culture and Information Technology”, 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), 25th - 27th June, Burleigh Court International Conference Centre, Loughborough University, UK. pp.569-580

 

  1. Hari S (2003), “Knowledge Management in Construction SMEs”, ARCOM doctoral workshop on Managing Innovation and Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry, 18th June, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, pp 23-26.

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B (2003), “Knowledge Management Practices In Small and Medium Enterprises in the Construction Industry”, 19th Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) University of Brighton, UK Wed 3 - Fri 5 September, pp 653-660.

 

  1. Hari S, Egbu C and Kumar B (2003), “The Use and Exploitation of Information Technology for Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises In The Construction Industry”, First Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 18-19 November, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK, pp 111 - 121.

 

  1. Egbu C, Kurul E, Hari S, Vines M, Olomolaiye A, Hinks J and Liyanage C (2003), “Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital in the Construction Industry: An Agenda for Research”, CIB W102 on Information and Knowledge Management in Building, 22-24 June, The Centre for the Built Environment, Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK

 

  1. Wieloch M, Takim R, Hari S (2003), “An Optimised Concrete Composite Design for Enhanced Building Performance”, First Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment (PRoBE), 18-19 November, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK, pp 503 - 511.

 

Other Outputs:

 

Reports:

  1. Suresh, S (2015), “Risks Associated with Health and Safety Aspects for SMES”, a report for Risk Management Software for SMEs in the Construction Industry, EU grant ID: FP7- People-2012-IAPP-324387.

 

  1. Suresh S (2014), “ Women in Project Management – A Survey report 2014”,  for Women in Project Management Special interest Group,  Association of Project Management.

 

  1. Suresh, S. Searle, D., and Proverbs, D. (2010), “Sustainability strategies in construction”, University of Wolverhampton, ARCOM Doctoral Workshop Proceedings.

 

  1. Suresh, S.  (2009), “Leadership for knowledge management related change initiatives in the UK construction industry – An empirical investigation”, Report for Early Research Award Scheme.

 

  1. Suresh, S. and Roden J S (2008), “Construction leadership skills development”, Interim Report to the Construction Knowledge Exchange.

 

  1. Suresh, S. and Proverbs, D. (2008), “Advancing Theory Development in Construction Project Management Research”, University of Wolverhampton, ARCOM Doctoral Workshop Proceedings.

 

  1. Hari, S., and Egbu, C., (2006), “ Knowledge Mapping and bringing about change for the sustainable urban environment”, A report for Sustainable urban environment programme (EP/C009649/1), ISBN:1-903661-92-7

 

Articles:

 

  1. Manu, P., Ankrah, N., Proverbs, D. and Suresh, S. (2011) The adverse health and safety influence of subcontracting. ICE Proceedings- Management, Procurement and Law, 164(4), pp. 169-171. 

 

  1. Suresh, S (2008), “Leading change in perceptions”, Construction Information Quarterly, Vol. 10, Issue 2, page 78.

 

 

 

 

Completed PhD’s -9

 

Completed in 2016:

  • Thesis titled, “A four stage framework to support continuous improvement in manufacturing SMEs”.

 

  • Thesis titled, “Risk Management system to guide building construction projects’ in developing countries: A case study of Nigeria”

 

  • Thesis titled “Quality and success of Nigerian government construction projects: Critical managerial factors and the bridge between project execution and customer satisfaction”.

 

  • Thesis titled, “A strategic framework for managing transformational change towards sustainability– a case of Abu Dhabi police force”.

 

  • Thesis titled, “The role of knowledge management initiatives in reducing the cost of poor quality in the UK construction industry”.

 

  • Completed in year 2015, Thesis titled, “An investigation into the supply chain waste in Nigerian construction: Need for lean construction techniques”.

 

  • Completed in year 2014, Thesis titled, “A Framework for Land Information Management in Ghana”.

 

  • Completed in year 2013, Thesis titled, “A framework for utilising lean construction strategies to promote safety on construction sites”.

 

  • Completed in year 2012, Thesis titled, “The development of a construction health and safety risk assessment model based on the impact of project features on accident causation”.

 

 

 

 

 

Projects In progress

 

  • “Exploring the links between leadership behaviours, continuous improvement (CI) and school improvement and school effectiveness (SESI)”
  • “Development of toolkit for BIM implementation in Dominican Republic”

 

  • “All Inclusive” The Comparative Efficiency of UK Construction Operative Training Methods

 

  • Integration of sustainable construction into site construction management processes; perception to their inception

 

  • Integrating renewable energy system in rural area of Nigeria

 

 

•           The impacts of compensation on public construction employees’ productivity in Jigawa State, Nigeria

 

o          “Knowledge Management Practices for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: a case of Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”.

 

o          “The impact of human resource management practices on knowledge management implementation: A case study of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia construction industry”, Hanouf Mansour Alosaimi, expected to complete by 2017.

 

o          “A strategic sustainability initiatives framework for enhancing UAE construction industry competitiveness”.

 

o          “A strategic framework for embedding smart and sustainability strategies within the Abu Dhabi Sports Sector”.

 

o          “A strategic knowledge management framework for Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”

 

o          “Evaluation of renewable energy infrastructure in the Dominican Republic”

 

o          “A strategic framework for implementing mobile applications in construction industry”,

 

o          “Framework for addressing dynamics of construction stakeholders using Building Information Modelling”.