Dr. Apollo Tutesigensi, University of Leeds, UK
I was introduced to ARCOM as a PhD student in the late 90s, became a member in 2000 and have been involved in its activities ever since. I was co-opted to the ARCOM Committee in March 2013 and elected, for the first time, in September 2013. I was honoured to serve as ARCOM Treasurer from May 2015 to September 2020. My commitment to ARCOM’s objectives and activities remains very strong. I have enjoyed working with colleagues to improve the quality of ARCOM’s products and services. As your Chair, I accept the challenge of helping steer ARCOM through the next few years. With your continued support, I trust we will overcome and continue to thrive as a leading international body of construction management researchers at the forefront of creating and sharing new knowledge. I would like to see a little more innovation in our organisation and I look forward to receiving your ideas!
Professor Libby Schweber, University of Reading, UK
In 2008, the head of the ICRC (a research centre at the University of Reading) offered me a job studying the built environment. As a sociologist who had previously done historical research, I was a bit surprised, but also pleased. Thus began my journey into the world of construction management research and more specifically into why tools and management solutions often don’t deliver what they promise. My research draws on social science approaches, and more specifically science and technology studies, to explore sustainability in the built environment. As a member of the ARCOM committee I am committed to refreshing and deepening the organization’s commitment to high quality research by bringing together PhD students and more established researchers, by expanding the international outreach of the organization and by cultivating a supportive, open and tolerant spirit, to the benefit of all.
Dr Nicola Callaghan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Dr Nicola Callaghan is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). She has a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, a PhD relating to the delivery of energy efficient homes and has contributed to the leadership of a variety of postgraduate programmes in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. Her academic vision includes; the reduction of carbon emissions, energy efficient decision making, and the non-energy benefits associated with building design. Her work on the health and wellbeing of an ageing population relates to how the Built Environment can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society which aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Her contribution to this research area hopes to improve economic and social value efficiencies within social housing providers, drawing together the housing, energy and health sectors by creating a more joined-up approach to housing improvements.
Professor Paul W Chan, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
As an active member of ARCOM since 2001, I joined the committee in 2006, serving as Secretary (until 2014), Vice-Chair (2014-2016) and Chair (2016-2018). I have contributed to the diversification of the doctoral workshops, and chaired various ARCOM debates. I actively contribute to the Prize Selection and Journal Publications Working Groups. I will continue to connect construction management research with debates from wider organisational and management studies. To this end, I introduced thematic tracks to the ARCOM Conference format in 2016. I will continue to add value through my cross-disciplinary research experience and networks, and passion for researcher development.
Dr Mustafa Selçuk Çıdık, University College London, UK
I am a lecturer in construction management at UCL, where I lead B.Sc. Project Management for Construction programme. After graduating as a civil engineer, I worked in the construction industry for six years before I joined academia in 2012 as a Ph.D. student. Since then, I have worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in construction management and construction IT in three different universities in the UK. My research explores the conditions and processes of value creation in construction projects with a focus on digital innovation, design management, social value and system safety. I have been involved with ARCOM since I was a Ph.D. student, and I very much value the ARCOM community and its contribution to our field. During my time on the committee, my priority will be strengthening ARCOM’s engagement with industry and policy to enhance its impact on societal challenges.
Professor Daniel Gilmour, Abertay University, UK
I am Professor of Sustainability Assessment and Enhancement at Abertay University in Dundee. I am also the Programme Leader of the MSc Construction Management in the Division Engineering and Food Science. My research interests are in the fields of sustainability assessment, decision support and public participation in decision making, in particular, on the enhancement of sustainability in the built and natural environment. I have been heavily engaged in research over the last 15 years in the field of sustainable decision making on a range of projects within local government. As a member of ARCOM, I have regularly contributed papers to the annual conference since 2010. I have served on the Scientific Committee since 2015 and acted as an invited panel member for subject network workshops and research training programmes.
Dr Léon olde Scholtenhuis, University of Twente, The Netherlands
I am fascinated by the intricacies within the field of underground infrastructure construction. Through practice-based approaches, I study its complex planning, design and construction coordination processes; utility strike avoidance initiatives; and, attempts to implement digital technologies. I publish in, and review for, CM-journals like CM&E , J-CEM, and AutoCON. After joining ARCOM in 2010, I have served as a reviewer, collaborated with various ‘ARCOM’ers’ on research projects, a CM&E special issue, and a seminar. As member of committee, I would be pleased to bring in my international perspective in to our seminars, post-doctoral workshops, and the annual conference.
Dr Florence Phua, University of Reading, UK
As an active contributor to and participant in ARCOM throughout my academic career, I continue to see it as the only germane forum for bringing together the CM research community in areas of scholarship, networking and collaborations. My research leadership within and beyond the CM discipline derives from having a coherent research agenda and outputs which focus on the complex relationships that individual-level organizational behaviour/ psychology constructs have on construction and project performance. As a ARCOM committee member, I would like to encourage and develop this individual-level approach in CM research and discourse.