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  • Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Moratuwa/Ceylon Institute of Builders http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/index.php/17-news-events/145-the-5th-world-construction-symposium-co-organised-by-department-of-building-economics, 2016-07-29)
    OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: University of Moratuwa [online], pages 380-388. Available from: http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/images/CIOB-2016/proceedings.pdf
    The challenges of cost and time overruns, construction disputes and client dissatisfaction have plagued the construction industry in Nigeria. This may be as a result of the approaches used in monitoring construction costs. ...
  • An e-learning recommender that helps learners find the right materials. 

    Mbipom, Blessing; Massie, Stewart; Craw, Susan (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2018-02-03)
    MBIPOM, B., MASSIE, S. and CRAW, S. [2018]. An e-learning recommender that helps learners find the right materials. To be presented at the 8th educational advances in artificial intelligence 2018 (EAAI-18), 3-4 February 2018, New Orleans, USA, (accepted).
    Learning materials are increasingly available on the Web making them an excellent source of information for building e-Learning recommendation systems. However, learners often have difficulty finding the right materials ...
  • A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. 

    Mathews, C. Bobby; Libish, T. M.; Kaushalkumar, B.; Vivek, V.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Radhakrishnan, P. (Springer/Tianjin University of Technology https://doi.org/10.1007/s11801-016-5229-9, 2016-01-10)
    MATHEWS, C.B., LIBISH, T.M., KAUSHALKUMAR, B., VIVEK, V., PRABHU, R. and RADHAKRISHNAN, P. 2016. A fiber optic biosensor for the detection of cholesterol levels based on chitosan coated long period grating. Optoelectronics letters [online], 12(1), pages 23-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11801-016-5229-9
    A fiber optic sensor for the measurement of total cholesterol is designed and developed. The developed chitosan coated long period grating (LPG) sensor shows a sensitivity of 5.025×106 pm·mL/g in the measurement range of ...
  • Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. 

    Liu, Yang; Paez Chavez, Joseph; De Sa, Rulston; Walker, Scott (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3855-9, 2017-10-31)
    LIU, Y., PAEZ CHAVEZ, J., DE SA, R. and WALKER, S. 2017. Numerical and experimental studies of stick-slip oscillations in drill-strings. Nonlinear dynamics [online], 90(4), pages 2959-2978. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3855-9
    The cyclic nature of the stick-slip phenomenon may cause catastrophic failures in drill-strings or at the very least could lead to the wear of expensive equipment. Therefore, it is important to study the drilling parameters ...
  • Effect of RF power on the structural and optical properties of zinc sulfide films. 

    Chalana, S. R.; Sankararaman, S.; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pillai, V. P. Mahadevan (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2459-7, 2017-07-27)
    CHALANA, S.R., SANKARARAMAN, S., PRABHU, R. and PILLAI, V.P.M. 2017. Effect of RF power on the structural and optical properties of zinc sulfide films. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 69(11), pages 2264-2271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2459-7
    Zinc sulfide (ZnS) films were prepared via a radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technique using different RF powers (100, 120, 150, and 180 W), and the effects of the RF power on the structural and optical properties ...
  • Optimization of hydraulic fracture placement design in anisotropic shale reservoirs using azimuthal lwd sonic and spectral gamma ray analysis. 

    Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Afolabi, Tomilayo Simisola
    OLUYEMI, G.F. and AFOLABI, T.S. [2017]. Optimization of hydraulic fracture placement design in anisotropic shale reservoirs using azimuthal lwd sonic and spectral gamma ray analysis. International journal of petroleum engineering [online], (accepted).
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale resources has become a trend in the oil and gas industry that is associated with exorbitant costs. This calls for certainty in the productivity and success of every fracture stimulation ...
  • Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. 

    Ahmad, Salman; Nadeem, Abid; Akhanova, Gulzhanat; Houghton, Tom; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.102, 2017-11-20)
    AHMAD, S., NADEEM, A., AKHANOVA, G., HOUGHTON, T. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2017. Multi-criteria evaluation of renewable and nuclear resources for electricity generation in Kazakhstan. Energy [online], In press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.102
    Kazakhstan’s electricity generation depends heavily on fossil fuels. Renewables and other non-fossil resources provide potential alternatives to diversify the electricity generation system. In this paper, various potential ...
  • Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan; Fernando, Nirodha (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086, 2017-11-13)
    VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., DAVIS, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2017. Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. Built environment project and asset management [online], 7(5), pages 460-470. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086
    Purpose:- The aim of this paper is to identify and compare cost and carbon critical elements of two office buildings and to help achieve an optimum balance between building Capital cost (CC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). ...
  • Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration. 

    Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Abd Fatah, Abdul Yasser; Jamian, Jasrul Jamani; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa (IAES https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v5.i3.pp488-495, 2017-03-30)
    MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N.B., BANI, N.A., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MAD KAIDI, H., ABD FATAH, A.Y., JAMIAN, J.J., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and ABU-BAKAR, S.H. 2017. Distribution power loss minimization via distributed generation, capacitor and network reconfiguration. Indonesian journal of electrical engineering and computer science [online], 5(3), pages 488-495. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v5.i3.pp488-495
    This paper presents a solution to solve the network reconfiguration, DG coordination (location and size), and capacitor coordination (location and size), simultaneously. The proposed solution will be determined by using ...
  • Taxonomic corpus-based concept summary generation for document annotation. 

    Nkisi-Orji, Ikechukwu; Wiratunga, Nirmalie; Hui, Kit-Ying; Heaven, Rachel; Massie, Stewart (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67008-9_5, 2017-09-02)
    NKISI-ORJI, I., WIRATUNGA, N., HUI, K.-Y., HEAVEN, R. and MASSIE, S. 2017. Taxonomic corpus-based concept summary generation for document annotation. In Kampus, J., Tsakonas, G., Manolopoulos, Y., Iliadis, L. and Karydis, I. (eds). Lecture notes in computer science [online], 10450, research and advanced technology for digital libraries: proceedings of the 21st international conference on theory and practice of digital libraries (TPDL 2017), 18-21 September 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece. Cham: Springer, pages 49-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67008-9_5
    Semantic annotation is an enabling technology which links documents to concepts that unambiguously describe their content. Annotation improves access to document contents for both humans and software agents. However, the ...
  • Novel zeolite-polyurethane membrane for environmental applications and gas separations. 

    Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward (EDP Sciences S.A. https://doi.org/10.1051/mattech/2017031, 2017-08-24)
    SHEHU, H., OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2017. Novel zeolite-polyurethane membrane for environmental applications and gas separations. Materiaux and techniques [online], 105(2), article number 205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1051/mattech/2017031
    This research Work investigates the effect of polyurethane polymer on the separation of C09, CH4 and C3H8 through a zeolite/polyurethane mixed matrix membrane. A methodology based on the modification of porous ceramic ...
  • A new week area identification method in power system based on voltage stability. 

    Aziz, N. F. A.; Rahmat, N. A.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Rahman, T. K. A.; Yasin, Z. M.; Wahab, N. A.; Salim, N. A. (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) http://journal.utem.edu.my/index.php/jtec/article/view/2762/1967, 2017-10-31)
    AZIZ, N.F.A., RAHMAT, N.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAHMAN, T.K.A., YASIN, Z.M., WAHAB, N.A. and SALIM, N.A. 2017. A new weak area identification method in power system based on voltage stability. Journal of telecommunication electronic and computer engineering [online], 9(2-11), pages 171-177. Available from: http://journal.utem.edu.my/index.php/jtec/article/view/2762/1967
    Identification of voltage stability weak area in power system plays an important role in preventing the occurrence of voltage collapse. A fast and accurate identification method helps power system operators to apply voltage ...
  • Malaysian tertiary level students and their understanding, knowledge and perception of nanotechnology. 

    Karim, Md Ershadul; Akhter, Shafia; Munir, Abu Bakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Hoque, Kazi Enamul; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Abu-Bakar, Siti Sarah; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Wirba, Asan Vernyuy; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar (Penerbit Akademia Baru (New Academia Press) http://www.akademiabaru.com/arsbs.html, 2017-01-27)
    KARIM, M.E., AKHTER, S., MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., HOQUE, K.E., YASIN, S.H.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.S., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., WIRBA, A.V. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. Malaysian tertiary level students and their understanding, knowledge and perception of nanotechnology. Journal of advanced research in social and behavioural sciences [online], 6(1), pages 52-67. Available from: http://www.akademiabaru.com/doc/ARSBSV6_N1_P52_67.pdf
    Nanotechnology, being an emerging and enabling technology, can be utilised to exploit burgeoning opportunities in all aspects. Almost every kind of material with any feature can theoretically be developed using nanoscale ...
  • Relationship between demographic characteristics and hand grip measurement of students in UTMKL. 

    Noor Hisan, Fara Nuur Ain; Saifuzzman, Ahmad Damdarash; Mohd Yasak, Hannan Asyraf; Kai, Lee Chen; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mohd Noor, Norliza; Mohd Aris, Siti Armiza; Jalil, Siti Zura A.; Rahman, Sharipah Alwiah Syed Abd; Usman, Sahnius; Abdullah, Haslaile; Mad Kaidi, Hazilah; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Ishak, Ruzana; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa (Penerbit Akademia Baru (New Academia Press) http://www.akademiabaru.com/aram.html, 2017-01-28)
    NOOR HISAN, F.N.A., SAIFUZZMAN, A.D., MOHD YASAK, H.A., KAI, L.C., BANI, N.A., MOHD NOOR, N., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., RAHAMAN, S.A.S.A., USMAN, S., ABDULLAH, H., MAD KAIDI, H., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., ISHAK, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and ABU-BAKAR, S.H. 2017. Relationship between demographic characteristics and hand grip measurement of students in UTMKL. Journal of advanced research in applied mechanics [online], 29(1), pages 9-19. Available from: http://www.akademiabaru.com/doc/ARAMV29_N1_P9_19.pdf
    Biomechanical motion analysis is concerned with the investigation of movement of a subject. In particular, this project is interested in the movement found in nature, in biological systems such as human pinch and human ...
  • A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework. 

    Gonzalez, Jesus David Terrazas; Fung, Wai-Keung (2017-07-14)
    GONZALEZ, J.D.T. and FUNG, W.-K. 2017. A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework. In Proceedings of the IEEE international real-time computing and robotics conference (IEEE RCAR 2017), 14-18 July 2017, Okinawa, Japan.
    This paper presents a heterogeneous computing framework to interface single board computers (SBC) to (i) distinct type of computing nodes, (ii) distinct operating systems, and (iii) distinct software applications for ...
  • The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Keraminiyage, Kaushal (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf, 2014-05-04)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KERAMINIYAGE, K. 2014. The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. In Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference on construction in a changing world, 4-7 May 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka. Salford: University of Salford. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf
    This paper assessed the knowledge divide between the UK and Nigeria construction industries in the area of lean and offsite construction. This study utilized literature review as a method of determining the extent to which ...
  • The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf, 2015-06-10)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. In Proceedings of the 12th international post-graduate research conference (IPGRC15), 10-12 June 2015, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford, ID 045, pages 587-596. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf
    The application of adequate cost management methods and techniques before and during construction activities is a major determinant of project success. Construction cost management methods such as target costing, life cycle ...
  • Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics. 

    Tebowei, Roland; Hossain, Mamdud; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; Droubi, M. Ghazi; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.11.003, 2017-11-06)
    TEBOWEI, R., HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z., DROUBI, M.G. and OLUYEMI, G. 2017. Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.11.003
    A CFD model has been implemented to investigate the effects the pipe undulation on sand transport. Of particular interest of the present study is the sand deposition in small angled V-inclined bend relevant to oil and gas ...
  • Thermal upgrading. 

    Dignan, Michael (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/, 2016-09-12)
    DIGNAN, M. 2016. Thermal upgrading. Building surveying journal [online], Oct/Nov 2016, pages 10-11. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/
    The author looks at how the non-standard construction characteristics of a Scottish housing association's properties pose challenges for refurbishment.
  • The need for a whole life framework in electrical power system asset management and the problems with individual silo like asset management system contributions. 

    Bruiners, James (OMICS International https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-0796.1000225, 2017-05-29)
    BRUINERS, J. 2017. The need for a whole life framework in electrical power system asset management and the problems with individual silo like asset management system contributions. Journal of electrical and electronic systems [online], 6(2), article ID 225. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4172/2332-0796.1000225
    The asset management of electrical power systems both in industry and academia currently offers up a wide spectrum of engineering practices and guidance to detect, diagnose and to combat asset deterioration. In doing so ...

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