A Nigerian Associate Professor of Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics, Ajibade A Aibinu, is to deliver the a lecture at the University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg. University’s Construction Economics and Management Seminar Series. The information was contained in a promotional flier shared on social media. The seminar series holds on Thursday, 16 September, 2021. The lecture titled “Towards the Circular Built Environment: How to Accelerate the Uptake of Digital and Data-Driven Processes” will hold virtually.
Ajibade is currently an Associate Professor is Quantity Surveying (Cost Management) and Construction Economics at the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne where he was the Assistant Dean, Research Training (2013 – 2017). Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 2006, he was a research scholar at the National University of Singapore. He has published over 80 research articles, and a book and has spoken at numerous conferences. Ajibade ’s research interest cut across the built environment project and asset management from design, construction to operations. He founded the Intelligent Cost Manager (ICM), an AI-based cost management solution that leverages deep learning and predictive modelling to generate cost estimates with greater accuracy using historical data. His work uses design science research methodology grounded in knowledge management theory, innovation adoption theories, and theories in human-computer interaction. In 2017, a paper co-authored and published won the Outstanding Paper Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Ajibade is the Lead Guest Editor of, Built Environment Project and Asset Management [BEPAM] journal special issue on Data analytics and big data in construction and asset management. He won the Melbourne School of Design Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. He is currently a Member, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS) and Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2008-2013).
He holds BSc and MSc in Quantity Surveying from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria before he proceeded to Sinagpore for his PhD in Construction Project Management from the National University of Singapore.