Dr Suresh Renukappa, DCE (Distinction), BEng (Distinction), MEng (Research), PhD, PGCAPHE, MInLM, MBAM, FHEA is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. He has a PhD in managing change and knowledge associated with sustainability initiatives for improved competitiveness in the UK industrial sectors. Overall, Dr Renukappa has 17 years of research, consultancy, management, and teaching experience in a wide range of business areas across industrial sectors in both developed and emerging economies. He has worked with and advised many public and private sector organisations on a number of social, economic and environmental issues. Also he has worked as a management consultant in the software industry. Dr Renukappa has the ability and skill set to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment. Focused on achieving continuous and improved business performance. To-date, he has successfully executed more than 30 large projects and authored 60 papers which have been published in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His work has also contributed to two books. He has executed more than USD 10 million worth of consultancy and research projects. He has also won several awards for his best consultancy, research, publication and loyal services.
His expertise and research interest include:
Current undergoing/completed research projects include:
- Infrastructure asset management: opportunities and challenges for the UK industry
- Evaluation of renewable energy infrastructure in the Dominican Republic
- A strategic framework for implementing mobile applications in construction industry
- The role of mobile applications in managing construction supply chain
- A strategic sustainability initiatives framework for enhancing UAE construction industry competitiveness
- Embedding sustainability strategies for competitive advantage: a case of Abu Dhabi sports facilities
- The impact of human resource management practices on knowledge management implementation: A case study of Saudi Arabia construction industry
- Knowledge Management Practices for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: a case of Saudi Arabia public sector
- A strategic knowledge management framework for Saudi Arabia public sector organisations
- Development of and integrated framework for the provision of next generation mobility services
- Decision making tool to implement BIM in the Dominican Republic
- Health and Safety Training for “Special Needs” Construction Operatives in the UK Construction Industry
- Integrating renewable energy system in rural area of Nigeria
- A public procurement model for managing surface water resources: a study of northern region, Ghana
- Potential impacts of climate change on Nigerian economic infrastructure
- An investigation of challenges and opportunities to build new sustainable construction projects in the Dominican Republic
- A critical review of the impact of BREEAM has had on the construction industry since its introduction
- Critical evaluation of PPP transport infrastructure development projects in Dominican Republic
- A critical evaluation of CSR practices in the Dominican Republic construction industry
- Green BIM adoption: triggers, drivers and barriers for current and future use of BIM on green projects in Dominican Republic
- Public sector participation in infrastructure development in the Dominican Republic: analysis of the World Bank data
- Embedding sustainability strategies for competitive advantage: a case of Dominican Republic construction industry
- Renewable energy: a business proposition for the Dominican Republic
- Carbon Reduction Strategies for Improved Competitiveness
- Water Infrastructure Leakage Efficiency Study: A case for the UK water sector
- Waste management strategies in the China construction industry
- Embedding sustainability strategies for competitive advantage: a case of UK Water Industry
Private sector participation in transport infrastructure procurement in developing countries: Analysis of the World Bank data
Book and Book Chapters
- Akintoye, A., and Renukappa, S., (2013), The UK Water Industry Infrastructure Governance and Procurement, in the book titled Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures, Edited by Asanga Gunawansa and Lovleen Bhullar, Edward Elgar Publishing, U.K. (ISBN: 978-1-781-00641-2)
- Akintoye, A., and Renukappa, S., (2012), Financing construction projects in developing countries, in the book titled Contemporary Issues in Construction in Developing Countries, Edited by George Ofori, Routledge and Spon Press, U.K. (ISBN: 978-0-415-58571-2).
- Akintoye, A., Liyanage, C., and Renukappa, S., (2011) Public Private Partnerships, University of Central Lancashire Press, U.K. (ISBN: 978-1-901922-81-3).
- Egbu, C., Renukappa, S., Suresh, S., and Olomolaiye, A., (2008), APM Competence Framework, Association for Project Management, Buckinghamshire, UK, (ISBN: 978-1-903494-18-9).
- 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, 168, 66–75.
- 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, 168 (MP2), 66–75.
- Renukappa, S., Akintoye, A., Egbu, C., Goulding, J., (2013) Carbon emission reduction strategies in the UK industrial sectors: an empirical study, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 5(3), 110 – 130.
- Akintoye, A., Renukappa, S., and Lal, H. (2015) Developments in the United Kingdom Dispute Resolution Process, Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, Special Issue: Practices and Resolution of Progress Payment Claims, 7, A4514004-1- A4514008.
- Harding J, Suresh, S., Renukappa, S., and Mushatat, S., (2014) Do Building Information Modelling Applications Benefit Design Teams into Achieving BREEAM Accreditation, Journal of Construction Engineering, 1-8.
- Renukappa, S., Egbu, C., Akintoye, A., and Suresh, S., (2013) Drivers for embedding sustainability initiatives within selected UK industrial sectors, the Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 1(3), 51 – 72.
- Renukappa, S., Egbu, C., Akintoye, A., and Goulding, J., (2012) A critical reflection on sustainability within the UK industrial sectors, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 12(3), 317 – 334.
- Akintoye, A., Renukappa, S., and Lal, H., (2012) The abolition of the “contracts in writing” rule in the 2009 Construction Act: Potential implications for UK adjudication, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 4 (2), 140 – 156.
- Ghosh, S., Renukappa, S., H., and Mujumdar, P., P., (2008) Fuzzy Waste Load Allocation: Application to a Case Study, Journal of Intelligent Systems, 17 (1-3), 283-296.
- Egbu, C., O, Hari, S. and Renukappa, S., H., (2005) Knowledge management for sustainable competitiveness in small and medium surveying practices, Structural Survey Journal, 23(1), 7-21.
- Renukappa, S., Al Shebli, A., Suresh, S., and Al Shebli, A., (2014) Transformative change towards sustainability: the case of Abu Dhabi public sector organisation, 10th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2014), 13-14 November 2014, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia.
- Renukappa, S., (2014) Embedding changes to the academic practice to enhance Engineering students learning, Rich Exchanges Conference 2014, 1 July 2014, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
- Renukappa, S., (2014) Creating competitive advantage through sustainability strategies: a case of UK water industry, 1st Annual Research Conference, 17 June 2014, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
- Akintoye, A., and Renukappa, S., (2012) Public Private Partnership in Water Infrastructure Procurement in Developing Countries, 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 22nd – 24th March 2012, KNUST Conference Centre, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Renukappa, S., and Akintoye, A., (2011), The potential opportunities for the UK construction industry in the water sector, 27th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, September 5-7, University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (Eds.), pp 765-774.
- Akintoye, A., Renukappa, S., and Lal, H., (2011), Perception of the UK industry on ‘the new 2009 Construction Act’: An empirical study, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA) 2011, September 12-13, University of Salford, Manchester, U.K., Ruddock, L. and Chynoweth, P. (Eds.) ISBN: 978-1-907842-19-1, pp 514-524.
- Renukappa, S., and Akintoye, A., (2010) Integrating Sustainability Issues into Public-Private Partnership Business Model, The 8th International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Leading sustainable development through construction and real estate management, 1st-3rd December 2010, Brisbane, Australia, ISBN 978-7-112-12612-5, pp 258-263.
- Renukappa, S., Akintoye, A., Egbu, C., and Goulding, J., (2010) Key sustainable procurement initiatives: Holistic reflections for future, 9th International Detail Design in Architecture Conference, November 4th - 5th, The Central University of Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, UK, ISBN 978-1-901922-76-9, pp 257-265.
- Suresh, S. and Renukappa, S. (2009), Learning through Mobile Technology-A case study in UK, Digital Learning conference, 25th – 27th August 2009, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India.
- Suresh, S, Roden, S. J, Al-Khafaji, A. W, and Renukappa, S. (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.
- Suresh, S., Egbu, C., Olomolaiye, and Renukappa, S. (2008), Leadership roles for implementing knowledge management in construction organisations, Leadership and management in construction (LEAD) conference, 16-19th October 2008, California, USA.
- Egbu, C. and Renukappa, S. (2008) The key drivers for managing sustainability-related knowledge: an empirical study, CIB W102 and W096 Conference on ‘Improving Performance’ organised by W102 Information and Knowledge Management in Building and W096 Architectural Management, June 3-4, 2008, Helsinki, Finland
- Renukappa, S. and Egbu, C. (2007) The key drivers for implementing sustainability initiatives: an empirical study, CME25: Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference, July 16th-18th, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
- Renukappa, S. and Egbu, C. (2007) The key challenges associated with mapping sustainability-related knowledge for organisational competitiveness: an empirical study, CIB W102 3rd International Conference – Information and Knowledge Management - Helping the Practitioner October 16 -18, 2007, Strutgaut, Germany.
- 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.
- Renukappa, S. and Egbu, C. (2006) The key challenges for managing sustainability related knowledge: an empirical study, INCITE/ITCSED 2006, World Conference on IT in Design and Construction, November 15th - 17th, Kumar, B., New Delhi, India.
- Renukappa, S., Egbu, C. and Kumar, B. (2006) Knowledge portal for addressing corporate sustainability issues: a conceptual framework, Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA) 2006, September 7-8, Sivyer, E., The Bartlett School, University College London, London, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84219-307-4, 570-581
- Egbu, C. and Renukappa, S. (2005) Change management initiatives within a sustainable urban environment: critical success factors, CIB W99 - 2005, 4th Triennial International Conference, Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, 17-20th May, Haupt, T. and Smallwood, J., Port Elizabeth - South Africa, ISBN 0-620-33919-5, 389-400
- Egbu, C. and Renukappa, S. (2005) Integrating knowledge management and six sigma in addressing a sustainable urban environment issues: critical success factors, tools and techniques, 3rd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC),, 15-17th June, Sariyildiz, S. and Tuncer, B., Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ISBN: 9085590574, 395-405
- Egbu, C. and Renukappa, S. (2005) Knowledge management and capability maturity model for improved competitiveness: concepts and critical success factors for a sustainable urban environment, CIB W102 - 2005 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Organizations, 19-20 May, Francisco L Ribeiro, P. D. E. L., Colin H Davidson, Charles O Egbu and Branka Dimitrijevic,, Lisbon, Portugal,, 487 -500
- Renukappa, S. and Egbu, C. (2005) Managing corporate social responsibility knowledge for improved competitiveness: a conceptual framework, Second Scottish Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16-17 November, Egbu, C. and Tong, M., Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, ISBN 1-903661-82-X,, pp 571-582 (*Won Best Paper award)
- Renukappa, S., Egbu, C. and Gilmour, B. (2005) Knowledge sharing for improved competitiveness in addressing sustainable urban environment issues: complexities, challenges and techniques, 1st International Conference on Complexity and the Built Environment, A. Halim Boussabaine, J. L., R. J. Kirkham, and G. E, M. Jared, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, September 11-14, 314-327
- Renukappa, S., Tong, K. L. M., Hari, S., Srinivasan, H. and Egbu, C. (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, Egbu, C. and Tong, M., Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, ISBN 1-903661-82-X, 3-12
- Renukappa, S., and Egbu, C., O., (2004) Knowledge Mapping: Concepts and Benefits for a Sustainable Urban Environment, 20th Annual Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 2004, September 1-3, Khosrowshahi, F., University of Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh, UK, 905-914
- Renukappa, S. and Egbu, C. (2004) Knowledge Management: Issues, Challenges and Benefits for a Sustainable Urban Environment, COBRA 2004, The International Construction Conference, Eliis, R. and Bell, M., Leeds, UK, 169
Renukappa, S., and Mujumdar, P. P., (1999) A Neural Network Model for Waste Load Allocation in Rivers, Proceedings of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference - New Frontiers and Challenges, Bangkok, Thailand, November 8-12, 1999, Vol 1 (Part I), pp. II-97 - II-104.