Issue #1
Volume 1, Number 1

I feel privileged to publish the maiden issue of IJCSCM. It is the result of many months of preparatory work, reviews and counter reviews aimed at producing quality articles to the research community and industry. This issue was originally planned for release in October but because of some editorial/administrative hiccups the target could not be met. Please pardon the delay. However I am confident that this maiden issue marks the beginning of significant contribution to knowledge in all areas relevant to construction and the management of its supply chain.

I wish to thank the authors who submitted papers for consideration to the maiden issue, some of which are still undergoing review to be released in subsequent issues. I am grateful for their response to the initial invitation. Many thanks are due to esteemed members of the Editorial Board and Reviewers for their precious feedback and advice on submitted manuscripts. A journal is only as good as the quality of submissions and the feedback from the reviews.

This maiden issue contains four scholarly articles which address interesting construction project management and supply chain issues. The articles are free for your use and download in line with the Creative Commons License.

Finally, I am happy to receive suggestions on how to improve our activity in order to deliver a better service to the authors, readers and subscribers for the overall improvement of the journal.

James O.B. Rotimi PhD
Editor

Papers: 

Collaborative Engagement Approaches For Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure Projects In The AEC Sector by Alaba Adetola, Jack Goulding, & Champika Liyanage

The public sector has traditionally financed and operated infrastructure projects using resources from taxes and various levies (e.g. fuel taxes, road user charges). However, the rapid increase in human population growth coupled with extended globalisation complexities and associated social/...

Challenges of UK/Irish Contractors regarding Material Management and Logistics in Confined Site Construction by John P. Spillane, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Jason Von Meding, Ashwini Konanahalli, Babatunde E. Jaiyeoba, & Iyabo K. Tijani

The aim of this paper is to identify the various managerial issues encountered by UK/Irish contractors in the management of materials in confined urban construction sites. Through extensive literature review, detailed interviews, case studies, cognitive mapping, causal loop diagrams,...

Application of Lean Principles to Design Processes in Construction Consultancy Firms by Mohamed Marzouk, Ibrahim Bakry, & Moheeb El-Said

Simulation modelling and Lean principles have both been applied in the construction industry to improve work processes. The outcomes from their implementation are outstanding and have motivated construction researchers to seek means by which other aspects of construction production could benefit...

Study of relationship between time overrun and productivity on construction sites by Oko John Ameh & Emeka Emmanuel Osegbo

The history of the construction industry worldwide is full of projects that were completed with significant time and cost overruns. In an attempt to reverse this trend, this study aims at establishing the relationship between time overrun and labour productivity on construction sites in Lagos,...