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Founding & Chief Editor

James O. B. Rotimi, Chief Editor, is an Associate Professor of Construction Management at the School of Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand. James has over 25 years of tertiary teaching and research experience in academic institutions in Nigeria, UK, and New Zealand. He also has various building construction industry experiences including a senior associate role in a quantity surveying consultancy in Nigeria. James is an active researcher and publishes extensively in the general fields of: construction project management, construction supply chain management, disaster legislation and post disaster reconstruction and management. James established the International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management IJCSCM in 2011.

Editorial

Dr Mbachu is an associate professor of quantity surveying and construction management in the Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University. He has 20+ years of university teaching experience in Nigeria, South Africa, USA and New Zealand, and 12+ years of construction work experience in various roles: quantity surveyor, contracts manager, construction manager & planner. He has supervised many PhDs to successful completion in his research interest areas, including productivity, supply chain management, innovation, prefabrication and digital technologies in construction. He serves on a number of boards for the industry and professional organisations, including the RICS Regional Engagement Group for Queensland & Northern Territory. He is also a member of the Earned Value Management Consulting Group to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Jack is currently Professor of Construction Project Management at Wolverhampton University (UK) - former Joint Coordinator of CIB TG74 “New Productions and Business Models in Construction” and current Joint Coordinator of CIB W121 “Offsite Construction”. He has authored over 200-refereed papers/reports and book chapters, including two co-edited books [Construction Innovation; and Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction]. Expertise includes: People (skills/training/culture/supply chain management); Technology (strategy/adoption/absorption/diffusion); Process (approaches/optimisation and project management); and Business (models/strategy/organisational learning, and innovation strategies).

Associate Editor

Professor John Tookey is Deputy Head of School External Engagement at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He completed his PhD dealing with concurrent engineering in the aerospace industry. From 1998 to 2006, Professor Tookey worked at Glasgow Caledonian University as first a researcher then as a lecturer. In 2006, he moved to the University of Auckland and then moved to AUT in 2009. Professor Tookey has had an extensive track record of research and programme development. In the UK he managed one Masters programme in construction management; then developed a new programme in project management to run alongside. At AUT he introduced two new Masters programmes in construction management and engineering project management, as well as unique undergraduate programmes in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering. In addition to his programme governance and development roles, Professor Tookey is the director of the Centre for Urban Built Environment in NZ (CUBE-NZ). He also regularly consults for industry and acts as Associate Editor for IJCSCM and peer reviewer for numerous Journals and conferences.

Suzanne is Professor in the School of Built Environment at Massey University in Auckland. Suzanne has a PhD in Construction Management and a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, both from Oxford Brookes University, UK. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) from Massey University. Her current research focuses on disaster management, construction innovation, resilience and smart cities. She is interested in how cities, communities and organisations, including construction organisations, plan for disasters and manage hazard events and how to make them more resilience. At the moment she is working on ideas on construction climate mitigation. After a 1993 PhD titled 'Entry to Employment: Choices made by qualified women civil engineers leaving higher education' at the Oxford Brookes University, she moved to the University of Auckland, rising to full Professor in 2016 before moving to her new position at Maseey University as Associate Dean Research for the College of Sciences and Director of postgraduate studies for the School of Built Environment.

Dr Abimbola Windapo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. She is a Registered Construction Project Manager and Professional Construction Mentor with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Profession (SACPCMP) and Registered Builder with the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON). Her research is in the area of construction industry development, business and project management from a supply chain, performance and practice perspective. She is the Editor of the Construction Business and Management Journal, published by the University of Cape Town Library (http://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/jcbm/index) and the Director of the Construction Business and Management Research Group. Visit https://abimbolawindapo.academia.edu/ to view a copy of her detailed CV and publications.

Dr Chika Udeaja joined the University of Salford in March 2016 as the programme director for the construction project management programme in the School of the Built Environment. Prior to joining the School, he worked as an engineer before embarking on PhD in construction management at the London South Bank University.  Chika's PhD was followed by research job at University of Newcastle where he worked on a project called CAPRIKON. Currently, he is a co-lead for the Infrastructure Research Group and his research interest focuses on how knowledge, information/data and AI are exploited in supply chain environment in project delivery to achieve optimum efficiency and resilience. Chika has become increasingly involved in innovative product & process management looking at how modern construction management techniques and sustainable technologies can be used to deliver government and industry targets on improving efficiency and reducing carbon emissions