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Abimbola Windapo   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Abimbola Windapo published an article in August 2018.
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James Rotimi

42 shared publications

Auckland University of Technology

Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi

13 shared publications

University of Cape Town

Nnedinma Umeokafor

5 shared publications

Department of Built Environment, University of Greenwich, London, UK

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Challenges to and opportunities for establishing a qualitative approach to Built Environment research in higher educatio... Nnedinma Umeokafor, Abimbola Windapo Published: 17 August 2018
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, doi: 10.1108/jedt-06-2017-0057
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Determinants of construction organisational performance Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi, Abimbola Olukemi Windapo, James Ola... Published: 03 April 2017
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, doi: 10.1108/JFMPC-05-2016-0021
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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Briefing practice and client satisfaction Abimbola Olukemi Windapo, Astrette Cloete Published: 07 February 2017
Facilities, doi: 10.1108/F-07-2015-0047
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Managing Energy Demand in Buildings through Appropriate Equipment Specification and Use Abimbola Olukemi Windapo Published: 18 January 2017
Energy Efficient Buildings, doi: 10.5772/66363
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Skilled labour supply in the South African construction industry: The nexus between certification, quality of work outpu... Abimbola O. Windapo Published: 10 June 2016
SA Journal of Human Resource Management, doi: 10.4102/sajhrm.v14i1.750
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Orientation: Construction human resource management.Research purpose: The study examines the skilled labour supply in the South African construction industry and determines whether there is a relationship between trade certification, quality of work output and scarce labour skills.Motivation for the study: The rationale for the investigation is based on the view of scholars that a skilled labour shortage is preponderant in the South African construction industry even though there is a high level of youth unemployment in South Africa and that the perceived skills shortage contributes to a decrease in productivity and product quality.Research design, approach and method: The paper reviews relevant literature and employs a mixed method research approach in collecting empirical data from contracting companies within the Western Cape Province of South Africa that are listed on the Construction Industry Development Board contractor register.Main findings: The study demonstrated that there is no shortage of manpower, but there is a shortage of qualified or skilled tradesmen, such as electricians, plumbers, welders, fitters and carpenters, whose professions are more technical and require formal training and certification. The level of supply of skilled tradesmen is attributed to the lack of high-quality basic education, the state of the economy, compulsory certification of tradesmen and an ageing workforce. It was also found that there is a significant relationship between skilled labour shortages and the requirement that labour be certified and that work output is unsatisfactory when there is no certification requirement.Practical/managerial implications: Based on these findings, the study concludes that skilled labour shortages and poor work output quality continue to be experienced in the South African construction industry when workers are unable to obtain formal certification for informal work experience acquired through years of practice on construction sites.Contribution: It is recommended that the South African government establish proactive strategies in the form of a framework for use in evaluating, certifying and grading the informal expertise acquired by workers through years of practice. This recommendation seeks to ensure that the supply of certified craftsmen capable of undertaking and producing high-quality construction work meets demand.Keywords: Artisans; Education; Experience; Expertise; Practice
Article 0 Reads 11 Citations Examination of Green Building Drivers in the South African Construction Industry: Economics versus Ecology Abimbola Olukemi Windapo Published: 09 September 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6096088
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There is a large body of literature on green buildings, but few studies have focused on the motivation behind the construction of green buildings globally, and in South Africa in particular. This paper investigates the key drivers of green building in the Western Cape Construction Industry of South Africa and examines whether these drivers have changed over time. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to provide an overview of green building issues globally and in South Africa, followed by an empirical investigation into the drivers of green building in South Africa using a multi-case study approach. The findings reveal that the key drivers of green building include rising energy costs, the industry’s Green Star rating system, competitive advantages and legislation. The study also indicates that these key drivers have not changed significantly over time. Taken together, these results suggest that the increase in green building has little to do with ecological factors and more to do with economic factors—operational costs and stakeholder demands. The paper concludes that as long as the cost of energy continues to increase and there are recognised industry rating systems in place, the need for green buildings is likely to remain.