Prof Joseph Handibry Mbatu Tah

Bsc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MCIOB, ACM
Professor of Project Management
Head of School of the Built Environment
Director - OISD: CPM

Profile

Joe Tah joined the School of the Built Environment as Professor of Project Management in May 2007. He was Professor of Construction Information Technology and Associate Head of School of the Built Environment at Salford University. He was also Professor of Construction Management at London South Bank University. He has extensive research experience in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed computing techniques to the development of decision support systems for managing construction projects. He has undertaken many funded research projects and successfully supervised many PhD students and research associates. He has undertaken several knowledge transfer initiatives and consultancy work involving the re-engineering of organizational business processes and the development and implementation of innovations in ICT in various construction companies. He has co-authored a textbook on 'strategic management applied to international construction' and published over 100 refereed articles. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management and The Built and Human Environment Review. He is a member of the peer review college of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a member of its Innovation and Research panel. He represents Higher Education on the South East Partnership of the National Skills Academy for Construction.

Teaching interests

Management Science; Project Management; Risk and opportunity management; Advanced Information Technology in Construction; Research Methods; Dissertation supervision

Research interests and consultancy expertise

Sustainability, adaptation and resilience to climate change; Collaborative supply networks for procurement and delivery of projects; Cost estimating, project planning and control; Risk analysis and management (project, enterprise, and sustainability risks); Business process re-engineering and management; Enterprise Architecture and Modelling; Interoperability and information exchange standards; Virtual prototyping, nD-modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM); RFID and sensor network technologies; Ontologies, semantic web and services-oriented technologies; Knowledge management and knowledge-based systems; Application of artificial intelligence techniques; Construction Management; Project Management; Management Science; Information Technology/ Information Systems; and Applied Artificial Intelligence

Research interests and consultancy expertise

Sustainability, adaptation and resilience to climate change; Collaborative supply networks for procurement and delivery of projects; Cost estimating, project planning and control; Risk analysis and management (project, enterprise, and sustainability risks); Business process re-engineering and management; Enterprise Architecture and Modelling; Interoperability and information exchange standards; Virtual prototyping, nD-modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM); RFID and sensor network technologies; Ontologies, semantic web and services-oriented technologies; Knowledge management and knowledge-based systems; Application of artificial intelligence techniques; Construction Management; Project Management; Management Science; Information Technology/Information Systems; and Applied Artificial Intelligence

Examples of recent projects

  • BIM-enabled Collaborative Platform for Innovative Low Impact School Procurement; Co-Investigator Technology Strategy Board; in collaboration with Willmott Dixon and Scape System Build Ltd. Total grant value £270k, April 13 – Feb. 16.
  • Integrated Carbon, Waste, Time and Cost Modelling for the Design of Low Impact Buildings; Principal Investigator, Technology Strategy Board/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; in collaboration with Best Foot Forward Ltd., zedfactory Ltd, ItSoWorks Ltd. and Design Builder Software Ltd. Total grant value £375k, Feb. 10 – Feb. 12.
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  • Green Jobs Creation Through Sustainable Refurbishment in Developing Countries (Co-investigator, International Labour Office funded); Total grant value £10k, Nov 07 – Mar 08.
  • Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) - Salford Centre for Innovation and Research (SCRI) Renewal (Co-Investigator - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value ≈ £5M. Jan. 06 – May. 07.
  • Review of the Use of RFID in Construction (Co-Investigator, ERA–BUILD funded), Total grant value £ 10k, April. 04 – May. 07.
  • Virtual Environmental Planning System (VEPS) (Co-Investigator, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded); Total grant value £480K, April. 04 – May. 07.
  • SURegen - Integrated Decision Support System for Sustainable Urban Regeneration (Co-investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £2.3M. Mar. 08 – Mar. 12.
  • Research into Global Healthcare Tools (RIGHT) (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded with Universities of Brunel, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cranfield, Southampton, Ulster); Total grant value £1.1M, April. 07 – Nov. 09.
  • Black and Ethnic Minority in Construction. (Co-Investigator, European Social Fund (ESF) funded); Total grant value £128k, April 06 – June 06.
  • Re-engineering of business and operational processes (Lead Academic, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Pochin's Plc.); £93k, Oct. 05 – July 07.
  • Development of a Risk Database for Post-project Appraisal (Co-Investigator, British Council Turkey – Science Partnership Programme with the Middle Eastern Technical University Ankara); June 05 – July 07.
  • Designing fit-for-purpose schools: enabling student participation in the design. (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £69k, Jan. 05 - Jun. 06.
  • Towards global harmonisation of construction research (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £12k, April. Mar. 05 - Nov. 05.
  • Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC) - Salford Centre for Innovation and Research (SCRI) (Co-Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value ≈ £3.5M. Oct. 04 – Dec. 05.
  • Virtual Planning: nD-Modelling of Urban Environments (Co-Investigator, European Commission EC FP6 Integrated Project - Intelcities Project); Total grant value £59k, (total project funding 11.5M Euro.), Jan. 04 - July. 05.
  • The provision of affordable housing in Chongqing utilising adapted industrialised housing systems. (Co-investigator, British Council/DFID China, with the University of Chongqing); Total grant value £11k, April 01 – July 02.
  • Building the capability of consultancy practices to take up and utilize IT to improve business performance (Co-investigator, DTI PII funded with the Construction Industry Council); Total grant value £374k, June 00 – July 01.
  • A framework for case-based construction project planning (Principal Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £73k. Feb. 95 - April 97.
  • Object-oriented knowledge-based decision support for project planning and control systems (Principal Investigator, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded); Total grant value £101k, Jan. 94 - Aug. 97.

Publications

Book

Howes, R. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Strategic management applied to international construction'. Thomas Telford Ltd., 290pp, February 2003, ISBN 0 7277 3211 0

Book chapters

Tah J.H.M. (2012). Virtual Prototyping and Knowledge-Based Decision Support (Chapter 15) in Construction Innovation and process Improvement, Edited by: Akintola Akintoye, Girna Zawdie, and Jack Goulding, Wiley-Blackwell Science.

Tah, J.H.M. Future Agent-Driven Virtual Prototyping Environments in Construction (Chapter 15) in Virtual Futures for Design, Construction & Procurement, Edited by: Peter Brandon and Tuba Kocatürk, pp213-229, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7024-6, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Udeaja, C., Tah, J.H.M 'Multi-agent systems based procurement in the construction material supply chain' (Chapter 11) in Agents & Multi-agent systems in Construction, Edts. C. J. Anumba, O. O. Ugwu, Z. Ren., Taylor and Francis, pp272-309, 2005, ISBN 0-415-35904-X

Hamilton, A., Wang., H. Tah, J., Tanyer, A. Curwell, S., Marshal-Ponting A., Song, Y., Arayici, Y., (2006). Integration of Building and Urban n-Dimensional Data to Support Intelligent Cities; in Constructing the Future: nD Modelling; Eds. Aouad, G., Lee, A., Wu, S., November 2006, Pub. Taylor & Francis Books Ltd; ISBN 9780415391719

Refereed journal papers

Abanda F.H., Tah J.H.M. and Duce D. (Forthcoming) PV-TONS: A Photovoltaic Technology ONtology System for the design of PV-systems. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

Abanda F.H., Tah J.H.M. and Cheung F. (2013) Mathematical modelling of embodied energy, greenhouse gases and waste: A review. Building and Environment, Vol. 59, pp. 23-37.

Cheung, F.K.T, Rihan, H., Tah, J.H.M, Duce, D. and Kurul, E. Early stage multi-level cost estimation for schematic BIM models. Automation in Construction, Volume 27, November 2012, pp 67–77.

Abanda F.H., Ng’ombe A., Tah J.H.M. and Keivani R. (2012) The link between renewable energy production and Gross Domestic Product in Africa: A comparative study between 1980-2008. Renewable Energy & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 16 (4), pp. 2147- 2153.

E. Kurul, J.H.M. Tah, and F. Cheung. “Does the UK built environment sector have the capacity to deliver sustainable development?” Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2012, pp42-54.

Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M., Tah, J., and Ozer, A. (2012). ”Web-Based Risk Assessment Tool Using Integrated Duration–Cost Influence Network Model.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(9), 1023–1034.

Abanda F.H., Ng’ombe A., Tah J.H.M. and Keivani R. (2011) An ontology-driven decision support system for land delivery in Zambia. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38 (9), pp. 10896-10905.

Abanda F.H., Tah J.H.M, Manjia M. and Pettang C. (2011) An ontology-driven house-building labour cost estimation in Cameroon. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 16, pp. 617-634.

Tah J.H.M and Abanda F.H. (2011) Sustainable building technology knowledge representation: Using Semantic Web techniques. Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 25 (3), pp. 547-558.

Z. Ren, C.J. Anumba, and J. Tah (2011). “RFID Facilitated Construction Materials Management (RFID-CMM) - A Case Study of Water Supply Project.” Advanced Engineering Informatics, Advanced Engineering Informatics 25 (2011) 198–207.

Keivani, R., Joseph H. M. Tah, Esra Kurul and F.H. Abanda (2010) Green Jobs Creation Through Sustainable Refurbishment in the Developing Countries, Working Paper No. 275, International Labour Office, Geneva.

Tah, J.H.M. "Implementing IT in Construction, James Sommerville and Nigel Craig book review, Construction Management and Economics, Volume 27, Issue 7, 2009, pages 705–706, Taylor & Francis, UK ISBN 978-0-415-37052-3, £35.

Dikmen, I, Birgonul M.T., Anac, C., Tah J.H.M., Aouad, G.(2008) “Learning from Risks: A Tool for Post-Project Risk Assessment”, Automation in Construction, vol. 18, no. 1, 2008, pp42-50.

Wang, H., Hamilton, A., Song, Y. and Tah, J. 'Implementation of a data integration service for building and urban planning'. Architectural Engineering and Design Management: An International Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, 2007, pp.195-208.

Wu, S., Lee, A, Tah, J.H.M., and Aouad. 'The use of a multi-attribute tool for evaluating accessibility in buildings: the AHP approach'. Facilities, Vol. 25, No. 9+10, 2007. ISSN 0263-27772.

Wang, H., Hamilton, A., Counsell, J. and Tah, J. A web-based framework for urban data sharing and dynamic integration, in ACE: Architecture, City and Environment, Vol. 2, No. 4, June 2007, ISSN: 1886-4805 Publisher: Universitat Politecnia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Fu C, Tah J, Aouad G, Kagioglou M and Zeisel J. Space-centred information management approach to improve CAD-based healthcare building design, ITcon Vol. 12, pg. 61-71, 2007, http://www.itcon.org/2007/4

Poh, Y. P. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Integrated duration-cost influence network for modelling risk impacts on construction tasks'. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2006, pp861-868. ISSN 0144-6193.

Wu, S., Lee, A., Tah, J. H. M. and Aouad, G. Developing a Building Accessibility Indicator: An Analytical Hierarchical Process Approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2004.

Lee, A., Wu, S., Marshall-Ponting, A., Aouad, G., Tah, J. H. M. and Cooper, R. 'nD Modelling – A Driver or Enabler for Construction Improvement?'. RICS Research Paper Series, Vol.5, No. 6, September 2006, pp45, ISSN 1464-648X, ISBN 184 2192 000.

Angela Lee, Song Wu, Ghassan Aouad, Rachel Cooper and Joe Tah. A Roadmap for nD-Enabled Construction, RICS research paper series, Volume 6, Number 2, May 2006.

Tah, J. H. M., Aouad, G., Lee, A. & Wu, S. 'Conceptual Information Modelling for Risk Analysis and Management in an nD-Modelling Environment'. Journal of Construction Procurement Volume 10, No. 1, pp28-37, 2004.

Tah, J.H.M. 'Towards an agent-based construction supply network modelling and simulation platform'. Automation in Construction. Volume 14, Issue 3, June 2005, pp 353-359.

Udeaja, C., Tah, J.H.M., and Ndumu, D. 'Materials supply chain co-ordination using Multi-Agent Systems techniques – a conceptual framework'. International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. January 2003, pp67-83. ISSN: 1570-7822.

Tah J. H. M, Ugwu O. O. 2003: 'Agents and Multi-agent systems in Construction' International Journal of IT-AEC, Special Issue on Agent and Mult-agent Systems in Construction, (Eds. Tah J.H.M, and Ugwu O. O), pp 7-8, Millpress, Netherlands.

Tah, J.H.M and Ndumu, D. 'Using software agents for pre-planning and tendering'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Special Issue 2, Vol. 150, No.6, November 2002, pp51-55.

Ugwu O. O. and Tah J.H.M. 'Development and application of a hybrid genetic algorithm for resource optimisation and management'. Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2002, pp.304-317.

Car, V. and Tah, J.H.M. 'A fuzzy logic approach to construction project risk assessment and analysis: construction project risk management system', Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 32, Nos. 10-11, 2001, pp847-857. ISSN 0965-9978.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Towards a framework for project risk knowledge management in the construction supply chain'. Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 32, Nos. 10-11, 2001, pp835-846. ISSN 0965-9978.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'A knowledge-based approach to construction project risk management'. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2001, pp170-177. ISSN 0887-3801.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'A qualitative project risk assessment model using fuzzy logic'. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 18, 2000, pp491-500. ISSN 0144-6193.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Information modelling for project risk analysis and management'. Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2000, pp107-119. ISSN 0969 9988.

Kaluarachchi, Y., Tah, J., and Howes, R. Affordable Social Housing Provision through Innovative Standardised Systems in the UK. International Journal for Affordable Housing Research, June 1999. (electronic).

Ugwu O. O. and Tah J.H.M. 'A turnkey client-server decision support architecture for project management'. Journal of Decision Systems, Vol. 8, N0. 2, 1999, pp223-247. ISSN 116-8636.

Tah J. H. M., Carr V., and Howes, R. 'Information modelling for case-based construction planning of highway bridge projects'. Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 30, No. 7, 1999, pp495-509. ISSN 0965-9978.

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., and Iosifidis, P. 'Integration of design and construction through shared objects in the CO-CIS project'. International Journal of Computer-Integrated Design and Construction, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1999, pp29-44. ISSN 1466-5115.

Haidar, A., Naoum, S., Howes, R., and Tah, J.H.M “Genetic algorithms application and testing for equipment selection”. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, January/February, 1999, pp32-38.

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., and Iosifidis, P. 'Information Modelling and sharing in the CO-CIS project'. International Journal of Construction Information Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1998, 67-85. ISSN 0968-0365

Ugwu O. O., Tah J.H.M. 'Towards optimising construction method selection strategies using genetic algorithms'. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence Vol. 11, No. 4, 1998, pp567-577. ISSN 0952-1976

Tah J. H. M., Carr V, Howes, R. 'An application of case-based reasoning to the planning of highway bridge construction'. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1998, pp327-338. ISSN 0969-9988

Tah, J.H.M. and Price, A.D.F. ' Computer-aided formwork design - a detailed approach'. Advances in Engineering Software, Vol. 28, No. 7, 1997, pp. 437-454. ISSN 0965-9978

Wirba E. N., Tah J. H. M., and Howes, R. 'Risk interdependencies and natural language computations'. Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 3, No. 4., 1996, 251-269. ISSN 0969-9988

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A survey of indirect cost estimating in practice'. Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 12, pp. 31-36, 1994.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'Contractor project risks contingency allocation using linguistic approximation'. Computing Systems in Engineering, Vol. 4, Nos. 2-3, pp. 281-293, 1993.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A knowledge-based decision support system for drainage cost estimating'. International Journal of Construction Information Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-28, 1992.M

Tah, J.H.M. and Price, A.D.F. 'Interactive computer-aided formwork design'. Computers and Structures, Vol. 41, No. 6, pp. 1157-1167, 1991.

Tah, J.H.M. and Price A.D.F. 'Computer-based modelling of concrete pressures on complex shaped wall formwork'. Building and Environment, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 223-229, 1991.

Tah, J.H.M. and Price, A.D.F. 'A database management system for formwork design'. Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1990.

Refereed conference papers

Abanda H. and Tah J.H.M. (2012) Linked Data in renewable energy domain. In: 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), 1–5 July 2012, Leipzig, Germany.

Veronika S, Kurul E and Tah JHM. “Knowledge transfer in construction project teams delivering sustainable buildings”. Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century Construction Challenges in the New DecadeKuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- July 5-7, 2011.

Abanda H., Tah J.H.M., Cheung F. and Zhou W. (2010) Measuring the Embodied Energy, Waste and CO2 Emissions from Construction Activity: An Overview. In: The Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2010, June 30-July 2, The University of Nottingham, UK, pp. 361-366.

Tah J.H.M., Zhou W., Abanda F.H. and Cheung F.K.T (2010) Towards a holistic modelling framework for embodied carbon and waste in the building lifecycle. In: The Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2010, June 30-July 2, The University of Nottingham, UK, pp. 82-87.

Abanda H., Tah J.H.M., Pettang C., Manjia M.B. and Sambo K. (2010) An ontology-driven approach to labour cost estimation: The case of house-building projects in Cameroon. In: The Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2010, June 30-July 2, The University of Nottingham, UK, pp. 225-231.

E. Kurul, J.H.M. Tah, and F. Cheung. (2010). Does the UK built environment sector have the capacity to deliver sustainable development? The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), June 9-11, Pennsylvania, Penn State University. (Conference Best paper Award for Innovations in Sustainability).

Tah, J.H.M., Zhou, W. and Cheung, F.K.T., 2010. Towards a holistic modelling framework for embodied carbon and waste in the building lifecycle. In Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference, W. TIZANI (Editor), 30 June-2 July, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham University Press, Paper 82, p. 163, ISBN 978-1-907284-60-1

Abanda F.H., Tah J.H.M., Kurul E. and Duce D. (2009) Exploring the use of protégé in representing knowledge on sustainable building technologies. In: Ahmed, V. et al. (Ed) Procs 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 29-30th 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK, pp. 449-460.

Tah J.H.M. and Abanda F.H. (2009) Exploring the use of Semantic Web techniques for representing knowledge about sustainable building technologies. In: The Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V) “Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology” May 20-22, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Taylor-Lewis, D., Tah, J. and Kurul, E. (2009). Positioning of Black and Asian construction businesses in the UK : A literature review. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) Salford Quays, Manchester.

Bhargav Dave, Lauri Koskela, Mike Kagioglou, Robert Owen and Joseph Tah. Towards business process improvement: a construction case study. Innovations for Building and Construction Towards a better, stronger and sustainable future using advanced ICT, 12th EuropIA International Conference, 18-20 March 2009, Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis Cedex, Paris, France.

Tah, J.H.M. and Poh, Y.P. “Towards the development of an integrated duration-cost risk simulation system”, 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering & 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, 16-18 October, 2008.

Ren, Z. Xue, X.L., Hassan, T.M. and Tah, J. (2008). Multi-Agent Systems facilitated e-Business – A Case Study of the Single Electronic European Market. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering and 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Reference No. 195. Beijing, China.

Abanda F.H. and Tah J.H.M. (2008) Sustainable building technology ontology. In: Dainty, A (Ed) Procs 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp. 677-686.

Y. Arayici, J. Tah. 'Towards Building Information Modeling for existing structures', the 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, 18-21 September 2007, St Julian's, Malta, (paper 76), ISBN 978-1-905088-16-4, 2007

Adigun, O. and Tah, J.H.M. 'A review of literature on construction supply chain management'. International Postgraduate Research Conference, March 28th - 29th, Salford Quays, 2007.

Abanda, F.H. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Towards the development of a knowledge-repository of emerging innovations for sustainable housing development'. International Postgraduate Research Conference, March 28th - 29th, Salford Quays, 2007, pp345-353.

Biscaya, S. and Tah, J.H.M. 'A literature review on information coordination in construction'. International Postgraduate Research Conference, March 28th - 29th, Salford Quays, 2007.

Tah, J.H.M. and Poh, Y.P. 'A knowledge-based fuzzy risk aggregation technique for duration and cost risks'. Proceedings of the World IT Conference for Design and Construction, INCITE/ITCSED, New Delhi, India, Nov. 15-17, 2006, Vol. I, pp 391-403. ISBN 81-89809-01-6

Tah, J.H.M. and Dave, B. 'Towards business process management in a medium-sized construction company'. Proceedings of the World IT Conference for Design and Construction, INCITE/ITCSED, New Delhi, India, Nov. 15-17, 2006, Vol. II, pp141-151. ISBN 81-89809-02-4

Fu, C., Tah, J., Ruffle, S. (2006) Implementation of Web-based Virtual Reality Technology in Public Participation, The 2nD CIB International Conference of Mega Cities, Guangzhou, 30th Nov. - 2nd Dec. 2006, China.

Fu, C., Tah, J., Aouad, G., Cooper, R., (2006) Developing an Integrated Database for Urban Sustainability Analysis, in the proceeding of 3rd International SCRI Research Symposium, 3rd-7th April 2006, Delft, Netherlands.

Tanyer, A. M., Tah, J. H. M., Aouad, G. (2005) 'An Integrated Database to Support Collaborative Urban Planning: The N-Dimensional Modelling Approach', Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, 12-15 July, 2005, Cancun, Mexico. ISBN 0-7844-0794-0

Tanyer, A. M., Tah, J. H. M., Aouad, G. (2005) 'Towards n-Dimensional Modelling in Urban Planning', Innovation in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Edited by Sariyildiz, S and Tunçer, B., 15-17 June, Rotterdam, pp.503-512.

Angela Lee,Ghassan Aouad,Koh.W.I,Song Wu,Tah.J.H.M, (2004),Computer-Aided Support for Accessible Building Layouts., In Proceedings of the 1st International SCRI symposium, Salford, UK, March 30th – 31st.

Tah, J. H. M., Aouad, G., Lee, A. and Wu, S. (2004). 'Towards Risk Analysis and Management in an nD Modelling Environment'. Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) International Symposium, Salford, UK, March 30th – 31st.

Poh, Y. P. and Tah, J. H. M. (2004). 'A Conceptual Framework for an Integrated Duration-Cost Influence Network for Risk Propagation and Quantification', 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, April 1st – 2nd.

Tah, J. H. M. (2004) Towards an Agent-Based Project Supply Network Modelling and Simulation Environment, International Conference on Construction Information Technology (INCITE) 2004, Langkawi, Malaysia, February 18th – 21st.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr V. 'The use of the IFC process extensions for project model-based data exchange'. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information and Communication Technology Advances and Innovation in the Knowledge Society, eSM@ART and CISEMIC 2002, University of Salford, 18-21 November 2002, pp. 235-244. ISBN 0902896415.

Aziz, Z., Tah, J.H.M., and Carr, V. Wireless sensor network applications for the construction site Proceedings of the European Conference on Information and Communication Technology Advances and Innovation in the Knowledge Society, eSM@ART and CISEMIC 2002, University of Salford, 18-21 November 2002, pp. 24-34. ISBN 0902896415

Udeaja, C.E. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Collaborative material procurement within the construction supply chain: a multi-agent systems approach'. Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on decision making in urban and civil engineering, London, 6-8 November 2002.

Aziz, Z. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Bluetooth wireless technology and its potential applications for construction site processes'. Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on decision making in urban and civil engineering, London, 6-8 November 2002.

Shayo, H., Udeaja, C. E., and Tah, J.H.M. 'Towards sustainable construction procurement: the timber supply chain in Tanzania'. The 1st International Conference of CIB W107 on Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries, 11th-13th November 2002, Spier, South Africa.

Tah, J. H. M and Udeaja, C. E. 'Integrated Intelligent Planning and Scheduling in Construction Material Supply Chain Environments'. 10th International Symposium Construction Innovation and Global Competitiveness W65, 9th – 13th September 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Udeaja C. E. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Intelligent virtual construction material supply chain environment'. The First International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC2002) - Challenges and Opportunities in Management and Technology” 25-26 April, 2002. Miami, Florida, USA.

Udeaja, C. E and Tah, J. H. M 'Construction Material Supply Chain Management: Towards an Agent-Based Technology'. 17th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2001, University of Salford, UK.

Udeaja, C. E and Tah, J. H. M 'Agent-Based Material Supply Chain Integration'. Perspectives on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Innovative Architecture, Engineering and Construction Engineering (AEC), 18-20 July 2001, Loughborough University, Edited by C.J. Anumba, C. Egbu and A. Thorpe, pp377-388.

Kaluarachchi, Y.D. and Tah, J.H.M. 'An innovative social housing design concept using a timber semi-volumetric construction system'. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction , 18-20 July 2001, Loughborough University, pp162-171. ISBN 1 897911 23 8.

Udeaja, C. E; Tah, J. H. M and Ndumu, D. T 'Multi-Agent System Application in Construction Material Supply Chain Environment'. Proceedings of the Third EPRSC International Postgraduate Research Conference in Electronics, Photonics, Communications and Software, 9-11 April 2001, University of Keele, UK, pp103-104.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr, V. 'How do Small and Medium-Sized Consultancy Practices Perceive Information Technology in the New Economy?' Proceedings of the CIB-W78 International Conference – IT in Construction in Africa, 29 May – 1 June 2001, Mpumalanga, South Africa, pp40-1 - 40-11. ISBN: 0-7988-5531-2.

Carr, V. and Tah J.H.M. 'A fuzzy logic model for natural language-based risk assessment'. Problems in Applied Mathematics and Computational Intelligence, World Scientific and Engineering Society Press, 2001, pp131-136, ISBN: 960-8052-30-0

Udeaja, C. E and Tah, J. H. M 'Towards a Multi-Agent Architecture for Material Supply Chain Environment'. Proceedings of the First International Postgraduate Research in the Built and Human Environment, 15-16 March 2001, University of Salford, UK, pp684-695.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Developing a construction project risk knowledge management software environment'. The fifth Int. Conf. on The Application of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Structural Engineering, CIVIL-COMP99, Oxford, 153-15 September, 1999.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Towards a framework for project risk knowledge management in the construction supply chain'. The Seventh Int. Conf. on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, CIVIL-COMP99, Oxford, 153-15 September, 1999.

Kaluarachchi, Y., Tah, J., and Howes, R. Affordable Intelligent Houses Through Standardisation and Modularisation, Proceedings of EIBG Conference; Intelligent Buildings: Realising the Benefits, BRE, October 1998.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Towards a common language for risk knowledge sharing. Product and Process Modelling in the Building Industry', Amor (ed), Building Research Establishment Ltd., Watford UK, 1998, pp505-514. ISBN 1 86081 249 X.

Ugwu O. O. and Tah J.H.M. 'Towards a turnkey client-server decision support architecture for project management'. In Proceedings of the first International Conference on New Information Technologies to Decision Making in Civil Engineering, Edmond T. Miresco (edt.), Montreal, Canada, October 11-13, Vol. 1, 1998, pp169-180. ISBN 2-921145-14-6

Ugwu O. O., Tah J.H.M., Howes, R. 'Optimising construction method selection strategies in an integrated decision support environment: results of application to earthworks operations'. ARCOM Proc. Fourteenth Annual Conference, Will Hughes (edt.), University of Reading, 1998, pp. 146-154. ISBN 0 9534161 0 0

Ndumu, D.T. and Tah, J.H.M. 'Agents in computer-assisted collaborative design' in AI in Structural Engineering, Smith, I (edt.), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence No. 1454, Springer, 1998, pp 249-270.

Tah, J.H.M. 'Towards a qualitative risk assessment framework for construction projects'. Managing Risks in Projects, Kahkonen, k. and Artto, K.A. (edts.). E & FN SPON, London, 1997, pp. 265-274. ISBN 0 419 22990 6

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., Carr, V. 'Towards a case-based reasoning framework for construction project planning and control', in Technology Support for Construction Process Re-Engineering, CIB Proceedings, Publication 208, Robin Drogemuller (edt.), James Cook University of North Queensland, 1997, pp 365-374. ISBN 086-443-636X.

Thompson, E. T., Tah, J.H.M., and Howes, R. 'A rational approach to integrated intelligent design-management'. ASCE Forth Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Philadephia, USA, pp106-113.

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., Wong, H. W. 'Towards a concurrent engineering environment for integration of design and construction (CEE-IDAC)'. First International Conference on Concurrent Engineering in Construction, Edited by C.J. Anumba and N.F.O. Evbuomwan, The Institution of Structural Engineers London, pp.206-215, 1997. ISBN 1 874266 35 2

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., Wang, L. G. 'Towards decision support for construction project planning and control using multiple agents'. Intl. Conf. on The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multiple-Agent Technology, London ,1997. ISBN 0 9525554 6 8.

Carr, V., Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R. A framework for case-based construction project planning using highway bridges. Proceedings of the First Intl. Conf. on the Practical Application of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining – PAAD97, London ,1997, pp97-107, ISBN 0 9525554 7 6

Tah, J. H. M. 'Towards large integrated intelligent project systems'. Knowledge-based systems in Structural Engineering - Current developments and future trends, C. J. Anumba (Editor), Institution of Structural Engineers, pp 52-62, 1996.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr, V., Wang L. G., Howes, R. 'Towards construction project management foundation classes and software components'. The Organisation and Management of Construction: Shaping Theory and Practice, edited by D.A. Langford and A. Retik, Vol. 3, 1996, pp325-333. ISBN 0419222502.

Wirba, E.N., Tah J.H.M., and Howes, R. 'Intelligent risk management for construction project control'. The Organisation and Management of Construction: Shaping Theory and Practice, edited by D.A. Langford and A. Retik, Vol. 3, 1996, pp189-198. ISBN 0419222502

Tah J. H. M. 'Towards object models for integrated intelligent project management'. CIB Workshop: Construction on the information highway, Bled, Slovenia, June 10-12, 1996, pp479-491.

Thompson, E. T., Tah J. H. M., and Howes, R. A hybrid approach to intelligent integration in Construction. ASCE third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Anaheim, June 17-19,1996, pp417-423.

Wirba E. N., Tah J. H. M., and Howes, R. Construction project management through risk control. ASCE third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Anaheim, June 17-19, 1996, pp28-34.

Iosifidis, P., Tah, J.H.M., and Howes, R. 'An advanced object-oriented architecture for information exchange through shared objects'. Modeling of Buildings Through Their Life-Cycle, CIB Proceedings of W78 Workshop, Publication 180, 22-23 August 1995, pp102-110.

Tah, J. H. M., Howes, R. 'The application of object-oriented database techniques in project planning and control'. ASCE second Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Atlanta, June 1995.

Wirba E. N., Tah J. H. M., and Howes, R. Towards an object-oriented blackboard model approach to project monitoring and control. ASCE second Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Atlanta, June 1995.

Tah, J. H. M., Howes, R., and Iosifidis P. 'Capturing Semantic Data in CAD for Construction Project Planning'. Product and Process Modelling in the Building Industry, Scherer (ed.),Balkema, Rotterdam,1995, pp287-293. ISBN 90 5410 5848

Wang, Li-Guo and Tah, J. H. M. 'OODB-based CASE: Meta-system, concepts, method, and application in construction management'. In B.H.V. Topping (Edt.), Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering, CIVIL-COMP press, Edinburgh, pp59-66, 1995. ISBN 0-948749-34-2

Tah, J. H. M., Howes, R., and Iosifidis P. 'Semantic data enhancement of CAD data'. ARCOM Tenth Annual Conference on Advances in Construction Management Research, 14-16 September, 1994, Loughborough University of Technology, UK, pp496-506.

Haidar, A., Naoum, S., Howes, R., and Tah, J. 'Optimising the selection of equipment in the excavation and haulage operations in opencast mining'. ARCOM Tenth Annual Conference on Advances in Construction Management Research, 14-16 September, 1994, Loughborough University of Technology, UK, pp294-302.

Iosifidis P., Tah, J.H.M. and Howes, R. 'Utilizing product models for information sharing in an integrated CAD environment'. CIB W78 Workshop on Computer Integrated Construction, Helsinki, Finland, August 22 -24, 1994.

Iosifidis P., Tah, J.H.M. and Howes, R. 'An object - oriented knowledge-based method for integrating CAD and project planning'. EXPERSYS-93: 5th Int. Conf. of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Applications, Paris, 1 - 2 Dec. 1993, pp. 45-50.

Tah, J.H.M. and Price, A. D. F. 'The development of a decision support system for formwork design and estimating'. CIB - 93, World Building Congress, Trinidad, 1993, pp. 279-287.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'Towards the development of a decision support system for indirect cost estimating'. CIB - 93, World Building Congress, Trinidad, 1993, pp. 161-170.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'The role of knowledge-based systems in Construction cost estimating'. CIB - 93, World Building Congress, Trinidad, 1993, pp. 139-147.

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., and Little, W. 'Towards a knowledge-based decision support system for project control. EXPERSYS-92: 4th Int. Conf. of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems Applications, Paris, 21-22 Oct. 1992, pp317-322.

McCaffer, R., Thorpe, A., and Tah, J.H.M. 'Decision making in large computer -based construction management systems'. CIB - 92, World Building Congress, Montreal, Canada, 18 - 22 May, 1992.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'An expert system for drainage cost estimating'. Expert Systems World Congress Proceedings, Vol. 3, Ed. J. Liebowitz. Proceedings of the World Congress on Expert Systems, Orlando, Florida, 16th -19th December 1991, pp 2129-2137.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'Knowledge-based decision support in construction cost estimating'. The Second International Conference on the Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Civil and Structural Engineering, CIVIL-COMP 91, Oxford, England, 3rd - 5th September 1991, pp 29 - 35.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A knowledge-based approach to estimating'. NORDNET'91, The Practice and Science of Project Management Congress, Trondheim, Norway, June 3 - 5, 1991, pp 427 - 437.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'Towards knowledge-based estimating'. Proceedings of the Forth Annual Technical Conference of the APETT, University of West Indies, Trinidad, November 1990.

Tah, J.H.M. and Price, A.D.F. 'Interactive computer-aided formwork design'. Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp Press, London, 1989, pp 95 - 103.

Edited journals

Tah J. H. M and Ugwu O. O., 2003 (eds.): International Journal of IT in the AEC (IT-AEC). Special Issue on: Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Construction, Millpress, January 2003

Research reports

Angela Lee,Song Wu,Amanda Marshall-Ponting,Ghassan Aouad,Carl Abbott,Rachel Cooper, Joseph H M Tah (2005). nD Modelling Roadmap: A Vision of the Future of Construction. , Construct IT Report, Salford

Tah, J.H.M. Carr V., and Zeeshan. 'A survey of wireless sensor network applications for construction site processes'. June 2002.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr V., Zeeshan. 'A state-of-the-art review of Bluetooth Wireless Technology, and potential application areas for the construction industry'. March, 2002.

Kaluarachchi, Y.D. and Tah, J.H.M. 'An assessment of the suitability of timber and steel standardised systems for the residential sector'. School of Construction, South Bank University, December, 2001.

Tah, J.H.M. and Carr, V. 'Building the capacity of consultancy practices to take up and utilise IT to improve business performance: The planning, delivery, and evaluation of five pilot workshops'. Report to the Construction Industry Council, London, December 2000.

Kaluarachchi, Y., Tah, J., and Howes, R 'An Analytical Review of Current Standardised Construction Systems and Components'. School of Construction, South Bank University, June, 2000.

Kaluarachchi, Y., Tah, J., and Howes, R. 'The Historical Development of Standardised Building Systems Associated with Social Housing in the United Kingdom'. School of Construction, South Bank University, December, 1999.

Tah J.H.M. 'A specification for a feasibility study for agent-oriented collaborative design and supply chain simulation'. Report for BT Labs Intelligent Systems Research Group, School of Construction, South Bank University, March 1998.

Tah, J.H.M. and Wong, H. W. 'Integrated building construction project'. Report No 3., School of Construction, South Bank University, January 1997.

Tah J.H.M., Howes, R., Carr V. 'A framework for case-based construction project planning'. EPSRC Grant Ref: GR/K26516 Final Report, June 1997.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr, V., and Howes, R. 'A Framework for Case-Based Construction Planning using highway bridges'. EPSCR Report No. GR/K26516/C, School of Construction, South Bank University, London, April 1997.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr, V., and Howes, R. 'A Trial Model of Case Storage and Retrieval Using Highway Bridge Information'. EPSRC Report No. GR/K26516/B, School of Construction, South Bank University, London, August 1996.

Tah, J.H.M., Carr, V., and Howes, R. 'An Overview of Case-Based Reasoning'. EPSRC Report No. GR/K26516/A, School of Construction, South Bank University, London, June 1995.

Tah, J.H.M., Howes, R., Wang, L. G. 'Object-Oriented Knowledge-Based Decision Support for Project Planning and Control Systems'. EPSRC Grant Ref: GR/J42175 Final Report, November 1997.

Tah, J.H.M. and Wang, L. G. 'A Data-Driven Design Structure for Integration of Database and Rule-Based Systems'. EPSRC Report No. GR/J42175/D. School of Construction, South Bank University, July 1997.

Tah, J.H.M. 'Object-oriented knowledge-based decision support system for project planning and Control: Part 2 – A requirement specification for risk management'. EPSRC Report No. GR/J42175/C. School of Construction, South Bank University, April 1996

Tah, J.H.M. 'Object-oriented knowledge-based decision support system for project planning and Control: Part 1 – A requirement specification for construction programme formulation'. EPSRC Report No. GR/J42175/B. School of Construction, South Bank University, June 1995.

Tah, J.H.M. 'A review of knowledge-based systems application to construction planning'. EPSRC Report No. GR/J42175/A. School of Construction, South Bank University, July 1994.

Iosifidis, P., Tah, J. H. M., and Howes, R. 'An advanced object-oriented architecture for information exchange through shared objects'. Engineering Computing Newsletter (ECN), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), CLRC, Issue 59, November 1995.

Iosifidis, P., Tah, J. H. M., and Howes, R. 'An evaluation of CAD systems for integrating design and construction processes'. Research Report No. 2, School of Construction Economics and Management, South Bank University, February, 1993.

Iosifidis, P., Tah, J. H. M., and Howes, R. 'A literature survey on the integration of design and construction process'. Research Report No. 1, School of Construction Economics and Management, South Bank University, December, 1992.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'Intelligent integrated planning and cost estimating: a conceptual framework'. SERC Report No. GR/E76957/E, Dept. of Civil Eng., Loughborough University of Technology, February 1991.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A fuzzy risk assessment model for contingency allocation in estimating and tendering'. SERC Report No. GR/E76957/D, Dept. of Civil Eng., Loughborough University of Technology, December 1991.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'The quantification and distribution of general overheads in a tender'. SERC Report No. GR/E76957/C, Dept. of Civil Eng., Loughborough University of Technology, June 1991.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A Knowledge-based approach to decision support in estimating'. SERC Report No. GR/E76957/B, Dept. of Civil Eng., Loughborough University of Technology, December 1990.

Tah, J.H.M., Thorpe, A., and McCaffer, R. 'A state-of-the-art review of expert systems in civil engineering and construction'. SERC Report No. GR/E76957/A, Dept. of Civil Eng., Loughborough University of Technology, December 1989.