Construction Project Risk and Value Management

Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations, safety leadership & worker engagement, fire risk assessment and engineering, supply chain management, procurement of built assets, Building Information Management (BIM), dispute resolution in construction.

Research Leader: Professor Billy Hare

Additional themes include infrastructure asset risk and value management including:

  • The history and future of infrastructure investment at global, national and sector levels, and the key determinants of total and sector investment levels
  • The impact of government policy, funding and private capital markets on investment in infrastructure.
  • The role of regulation in incentivising public private investment
  • The cost of capital for infrastructure investment and the allocation of risk in contracted delivery
  • The commercial perspective of infrastructure project sponsors, lenders, investors and contractors throughout the procurement, design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets
  • asset management and Investment appraisal
  • Risk appraisal at investment, contracting and asset management phases of infrastructure procurement
  • Techniques for achieving Value for Money(VfM) at investment, contracting and asset management

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Recent PhD/MPhil projects

Project Title

  • Delays in Construction Industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • A framework for an economic delivery and performance measurement of public-private financed road infrastructure projects in the north-central Nigeria
  • The GCC Rail:  A complete analysis of the risks, the benefits and the economic and engineering sustainability of a multi-country mega project
  • The investment influence on the degree of completion and concentration in the construction industry
  • Partnering agreements as drivers of value for money in Scottish housing associations
  • A comparative analysis of Health and Safety Management of UK small and medium size Construction companies
  • Electricity Generation and Distribution in Nigeria: Examining the PPP solution
  • Critical Review of the Nigerian Housing Policies Delivery
  • Diversification as a strategy for construction contracting companies to achieve stability, growth and competitive advantage
  • Development of a flexible and adaptable operational property asset management framework for local authorities
  • The impact of financial management systems on construction small and medium size contractor solvency in Scotland
Featured Publications
  • Ngwira, M., A, Parsa., and D. Manase (2012), Effectiveness of Asset Management Arrangements in Scottish Councils, Journal of Corporate Real Estate, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2012 pp105-120. 
  • Liguori, D., Sommerville, J. and Manase, D. (2012). “Factors contributing to unsuccessful Housing Association partnering arrangements”, Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2012, Arizona State University, Arizona. 
  • Liguori, D., Sommerville, J. and Manase, D. (2012). “Utilising partnering to improve business outcomes in Housing Associations`”, Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2012, Arizona State University, Arizona.
  • Adamu Mudi and David Manase  (2015)- Public-Private Financed Road Infrastructure Development in North-Central Region of Nigeria Journal of Management and Sustainability; Vol. 5, No. 4; 2015 ISSN 1925-4725 E-ISSN 1925-4733
  • Ocholi S, Manase D., Lowe (2015)- Critical Review of the Nigerian Housing Policies Delivery, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol4, Issue 09, ISSN: 2278 – 0181
  • Sukasuka, G and Manase, D (2016), Best practice guide to procurement challenges of public-private partnerships in infrastructure development in Malawi;  Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, Volume 6 Number sup -1, , p. 1503 – 1518; ISSN : 2223-7852
  • David Manase & Valentah Siamuzwe (2019);  The effectiveness of the housing needs and demand in Scotland; International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis 10.1108/IJHMA-12-2018-0103

Book Publications

  • Manase D:An Exploratory Study of GIS Based Analysis: GISAP: Health and Safety Related Information, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8465-0408-6
  • Ngwira, M. and Manase, D: Public Sector Property Asset Management, ISBN: 978-1-119-08576-8, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Manase D: Infrastructure Project Finance – Under  Review - Routledge