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Professor Joseph Tah

Bsc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MCIOB, ACM

Head of School of the Built Environment, Professor of Project Management, Director - OISD: CPM

School of the Built Environment

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Joseph Tah

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 48 3919

Email: jtah@brookes.ac.uk

Location: Headington

Joe Tah joined the School of the Built Environment as Professor of Project Management in May 2007. He was Professor of Construction Information Technology and Associate Head of School of the Built Environment at Salford University. He was also Professor of Construction Management at London South Bank University. He has extensive research experience in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed computing techniques to the development of decision support systems for managing construction projects. He has undertaken many funded research projects and successfully supervised many PhD students and research associates. He has undertaken several knowledge transfer initiatives and consultancy work involving the re-engineering of organizational business processes and the development and implementation of innovations in ICT in various construction companies. He has co-authored a textbook on 'strategic management applied to international construction' and published over 100 refereed articles. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management and The Built and Human Environment Review. He is a member of the peer review college of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a member of its Innovation and Research panel. He represents Higher Education on the South East Partnership of the National Skills Academy for Construction.

Management Science; Project Management; Risk and opportunity management; Advanced Information Technology in Construction; Research Methods; Dissertation supervision
Sustainability, adaptation and resilience to climate change; Collaborative supply networks for procurement and delivery of projects; Cost estimating, project planning and control; Risk analysis and management (project, enterprise, and sustainability risks); Business process re-engineering and management; Enterprise Architecture and Modelling; Interoperability and information exchange standards; Virtual prototyping, nD-modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM); RFID and sensor network technologies; Ontologies, semantic web and services-oriented technologies; Knowledge management and knowledge-based systems; Application of artificial intelligence techniques; Construction Management; Project Management; Management Science; Information Technology/ Information Systems; and Applied Artificial Intelligence

Research projects

  • BIM-enabled Collaborative Platform for Innovative Low Impact School Procurement; Co-Investigator Technology Strategy Board; in collaboration with Willmott Dixon and Scape System Build Ltd. Total grant value £270k, April 13 – Feb. 16.
  • Integrated Carbon, Waste, Time and Cost Modelling for the Design of Low Impact Buildings; Principal Investigator, Technology Strategy Board/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; in collaboration with Best Foot Forward Ltd., zedfactory Ltd, ItSoWorks Ltd. and Design Builder Software Ltd. Total grant value £375k, Feb. 10 – Feb. 12.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/tsbLIB
    https://sites.google.com/site/lowimpactbuildingsproject/
  • Green Jobs Creation Through Sustainable Refurbishment in Developing Countries (Co-investigator, International Labour Office funded); Total grant value £10k, Nov 07 – Mar 08.
  • Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) - Salford Centre for Innovation and Research (SCRI) Renewal (Co-Investigator - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value ≈ £5M. Jan. 06 – May. 07.
  • Review of the Use of RFID in Construction (Co-Investigator, ERA–BUILD funded), Total grant value £ 10k, April. 04 – May. 07.
  • Virtual Environmental Planning System (VEPS) (Co-Investigator, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded); Total grant value £480K, April. 04 – May. 07.
  • SURegen - Integrated Decision Support System for Sustainable Urban Regeneration (Co-investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £2.3M. Mar. 08 – Mar. 12.
  • Research into Global Healthcare Tools (RIGHT) (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded with Universities of Brunel, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cranfield, Southampton, Ulster); Total grant value £1.1M, April. 07 – Nov. 09.
  • Black and Ethnic Minority in Construction. (Co-Investigator, European Social Fund (ESF) funded); Total grant value £128k, April 06 – June 06.
  • Re-engineering of business and operational processes (Lead Academic, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Pochin's Plc.); £93k, Oct. 05 – July 07.
  • Development of a Risk Database for Post-project Appraisal (Co-Investigator, British Council Turkey – Science Partnership Programme with the Middle Eastern Technical University Ankara); June 05 – July 07.
  • Designing fit-for-purpose schools: enabling student participation in the design. (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £69k, Jan. 05 - Jun. 06.
  • Towards global harmonisation of construction research (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £12k, April. Mar. 05 - Nov. 05.
  • Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) - Salford Centre for Innovation and Research (SCRI) (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value ≈ £3.5M. Oct. 04 – Dec. 05.
  • Virtual Planning: nD-Modelling of Urban Environments (Co-Investigator, European Commission EC FP6 Integrated Project - Intelcities Project); Total grant value £59k, (total project funding 11.5M Euro.), Jan. 04 - July. 05.
  • The provision of affordable housing in Chongqing utilising adapted industrialised housing systems. (Co-investigator, British Council/DFID China, with the University of Chongqing); Total grant value £11k, April 01 – July 02.
  • Building the capability of consultancy practices to take up and utilize IT to improve business performance (Co-investigator, DTI PII funded with the Construction Industry Council); Total grant value £374k, June 00 – July 01.
  • A framework for case-based construction project planning (Principal Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £73k. Feb. 95 - April 97.
  • Object-oriented knowledge-based decision support for project planning and control systems (Principal Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £101k, Jan. 94 - Aug. 97.

Books

Journal articles

  • Schröpfer V, Tah J, Kurul E, 'Mapping the knowledge flow in sustainable construction project teams using social network analysis'
    Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 24 (2) (2017) pp.229-259
    ISSN: 0969-9988 eISSN: 0969-9988
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Kamsu-Foguem B, Tah JHM, 'BIM : new rules of measurement ontology for construction cost estimation'
    Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal 20 (2) (2017) pp.443-459
    ISSN: 2215-0986 eISSN: 2215-0986
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Oti AH, Tah JHM, 'Integrating BIM and New Rules of Measurement for Embodied energy and CO2 assessment'
    Journal of Building Engineering (2017)
    ISSN: 2352-7102 eISSN: 2352-7102
    Abstract Website
  • Oti AH, Tizani W, Abanda FH, Jaly-Zada A and Tah JHM, 'Structural sustainability appraisal in BIM'
    Automation in Construction 69 (September 2016) (2016) pp.44-58
    ISSN: 0926-5805 eISSN: 0926-5805
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Manjia MB, Enongene KE, Tah JHM, Pettang C, 'A feasibility study of a residential photovoltaic system in Cameroon'
    Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 17 (2016) pp.38-49
    ISSN: 2213-1388 eISSN: 2213-1388
    Abstract Website
  • Oti AH, Kurul E, Cheung F, Tah JHM, 'A framework for the utilization of Building Management System data in building information models for building design and operation'
    Automation in Construction 72 (2) (2016) pp.195-210
    ISSN: 0926-5805 eISSN: 0926-5805
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Kamsu-Foguem B, Tah JHM, 'Towards an intelligent ontology construction cost estimation system: using BIM and new rules of measurement techniques'
    International Journal of Computer, Control, Quantum and Information Engineering 9 (1) (2015)
    ISSN: eISSN:
    Abstract
  • Abdul-Aziz AR, Tah JHM, Lim JX, Loh CL, 'Government initiatives to attract retired migrants: An analysis of Malaysia's My Second Home (MM2H) programme.'
    Tourism Management Perspectives 16 (October 2015) (2015) pp.58-66
    ISSN: 2211-9736 eISSN: 2211-9736
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Vidalakis C, Oti AH, Tah JHM, 'A critical analysis of Building Information Modelling systems used in construction projects'
    Advances in Engineering Software 90 (December 2015) (2015) pp.183-201
    ISSN: 0965-9978 eISSN: 0965-9978
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Manjia MB, Pettang C, Tah JHM, Nkeng GE, 'Building Information Modelling in Cameroon: Overcoming Existing Challenges'
    International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling 3 (4) (2014)
    ISSN: 2156-1710 eISSN: 2156-1710
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Elambo NG, Tah J, Fabrice O, Blanche MM, 'Embodied energy and CO2 analyses of mud-brick and cement-block houses'
    AIMS Energy 2 (1) (2014)
    ISSN: 2333-8326 eISSN: 2333-8326
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda F, Tah J, Cheung F, 'Mathematical modelling of embodied energy, greenhouse gases, waste, time–cost parameters of building projects: a review'
    Building and Environment 59 (January) (2013) pp.23-37
    ISSN: 0360-1323 eISSN: 0360-1323
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda F, Tah J, Duce D, 'PV-TONS: a photovoltaic technology ontology system for the design of PV-systems'
    Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 26 (4) (2013) pp.1399-1412
    ISSN: 0952-1976 eISSN: 0952-1976
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda FH, Tah JHM, Keivani R, 'Trends in built environment semantic web applications: Where are we today?'
    Expert Systems with Applications 40 (14) (2013) pp.5563-5577
    ISSN: 0957-4174 eISSN: 0957-4174
    Abstract Website
  • Kurul E, Tah JH, Cheung F, 'Does the UK built environment sector have the institutional capacity to deliver sustainable development?'
    Architectural Engineering and Design Management 8 (1) (2012) pp.42-54
    ISSN: 1745-2007 eISSN: 1745-2007
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda F, Ng’ombe A, Keivani R, Tah J, 'The link between renewable energy production and gross domestic product in Africa: A comparative study between 1980 and 2008'
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (4) (2012) pp.2147-2153
    ISSN: 1364-0321 eISSN: 1364-0321
    Abstract Website
  • Dikmen I, Birgonul M, Tah J, Ozer A, 'Web-based risk assessment tool using integrated duration–cost influence network model'
    Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 138 (9) (2012) pp.1023-1034
    ISSN: 0733-9364 eISSN: 0733-9364
    Abstract Website
  • Cheung FKT, Rihan J, Tah J, Duce D, Kurul E, 'Early stage multi-level cost estimation for schematic BIM models'
    Automation in Construction 27 (2012) pp.67-77
    ISSN: 0926-5805 eISSN: 0926-5805
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda F, Tah J, Pettang C, Manjia M, 'An ontology-driven building construction labour cost estimation in cameroon'
    Journal of Information Technology in Construction 16 (2011) pp.617-634
    ISSN: 1874-4753 eISSN: 1874-4753
    Abstract
  • Tah J, Abanda F, 'Sustainable building technology knowledge representation: using semantic web techniques'
    Advanced Engineering Informatics 25 (3) (2011) pp.547-558
    ISSN: 1474-0346 eISSN: 1474-0346
    Abstract Website
  • Ren Z, Anumba C, Tah J, 'RFID facilitated construction materials management (rfid-cmm) - a case study of water supply project'
    Advanced Engineering Informatics 25 (2) (2011) pp.198-207
    ISSN: 1474-0346 eISSN: 1474-0346
    Abstract Website
  • Abanda H, Ng'ombe A, Tah J, Keivani R, 'An ontology-driven decision support system for land delivery in Zambia'
    Expert Systems with Applications 38 (9) (2011) pp.10896-10905
    ISSN: 0957-4174 eISSN: 0957-4174
    Abstract Website
  • Dikmen I, Birgonul M T, Anac C, Tah J H M , Aouad G, 'Learning from Risks: A Tool for Post-Project Risk Assessment'
    Automation in Construction 18 (1) (2008) pp.42-50
    ISSN: 0926-5805 eISSN: 0926-5805
    Abstract Website
  • Tah J, Thorpe A, McCaffer R, 'Contractor project risks contingency allocation using linguistic approximation'
    Computing systems in engineering 4 (2-3) (1993)
    ISSN: eISSN:

Book chapters

Conference papers

  • Abanda FH, Tah JHM, 'Free and Open source Building Information Modelling for developing countries'
    (2014)
    ISBN: 978995627030
    Abstract
  • Kurul E, Abanda H, Tah JH, Cheung F, 'Rethinking the build process for BIM adoption'
    CIB World Building Congress Construction and Society. Australia (2013) pp.1-13
    ISBN: 978-0-9875542-1-5
    Abstract
  • Tah, J H, 'Measuring the embodied energy, waste, CO2 emissions, time and cost for building design and construction'
    (2010)

  • Tah JH, Zhou W, Abanda F, Cheung F, 'Towards a holistic modeling framework for embodied carbon and waste in the building lifecycle'
    (2010) pp.163-168
    ISBN: 9781907284601

Other publications