Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology: Volume 17 Issue 5


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Identification of factors affecting productivity in Thailand’s construction industry and proposed maturity model for improvement of the productivity

Patraporn Pornthepkasemsant, Santi Charoenpornpattana

Low productivity is one of the main challenges facing the Thai construction industry. The purpose of this study is to identify factors affecting the productivity of…

Climate responsive buildings: a comfort assessment of buildings on KNUST campus, Kumasi

Christian Koranteng, Barbara Simons, Charles Essel

The ever-increasing demand and consumption of energy and the effects of global warming with its long-term comrade, climate change, is obvious today than ever before. In…

Experimental investigation of mechanical properties and physical characteristics of concrete under standard fire exposure

Daniel Paul Thanaraj, Anand N., Prince Arulraj

This paper aims to explain the influence of Standard Fire as per ISO 834 on the strength and microstructure properties of concrete specimens with different strength grade.

Carbonation of concrete containing mussel (Perna viridis) shell ash

Muhamad Hasif Hussin, Nor Hazurina Othman, Mohd. Haziman Wan Ibrahim

This paper aims to investigate the use of calcined mussel shell (CMS) ash–cement mix in concrete that is found to increase the concrete resistance against carbonation.

Construction of a 5D duration and cost optimisation model based on genetic algorithm and BIM

Wei He, Yichao Shi, Dewei Kong

The construction industry is characterized by a long construction period, high cost and many uncontrollable factors. The owners and contractors are increasingly focusing…

A new model for assessing the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on students’ thoughts and beliefs

Lila Rajabion, Karzan Wakil, Arshad Badfar, Shahrzad Mojtabavi Naeini, Batool Zareie

This study aimed to examine the impact of ICT and digital knowledge on students’ thoughts and beliefs. Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning and…

A conceptual framework for utilising BIM digital objects (BDO) in manufacturing design and production: A case study

Yayha Al-Saeed, Erika Parn, David John Edwards, Stephen Scaysbrook

Construction manufacturers predominantly rely upon antiquated manual design and production processes and procedures because they lack technical skills needed to automate…

An assessment of mortgage loan default propensity in Ghana

De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Richard Ohene Asiedu, David John Edwards, Kenneth Donkor-Hyiaman, Pius Akanbang Abuntori, Hatem El-Gohary

Credit market development requires appropriate credit assessment and default policies. This paper aims to examine the impact of household characteristics on mortgage…

Impact of determinants on early internationalization: An exploratory study of Indian engineering SMEs

Channappa Santhosh

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the influence of determinants on early internationalization in the context of an emerging economy, i.e. India.

Optimal capacity utilisation of transmission lines network in power flow operations: a survey

Daniel Esene Okojie, Adisa Abdul-Ganiyu Jimoh, Yskandar Hamam, Adebayo Ademola Yusuff

This paper aims to survey the need for full capacity utilisation of transmission lines in power systems network operations. It proposes a review of the N-1 security…

Awareness and challenges of building information modelling (BIM) implementation in the Yemen construction industry

Yaser Gamil, Ismail Abd Rahman Rahman

This paper aims to investigate the awareness of construction practitioners of the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) and identification of the dominant…

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