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Complete list of publications and presentations, with the most recent at the top.

Read more at: Pre-Manufactured Value: A critical examination of PMV as a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of modern methods of construction (roundtable)

Pre-Manufactured Value: A critical examination of PMV as a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of modern methods of construction (roundtable)

Our roundtable discussion on 27 April 2022 provided an opportunity for MMC industry professionals to explore the role of PMV as a performance evaluation metric. Mark Farmer, the UK Government’s Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Champion for Housing and founding director and CEO of Cast...


Read more at: Pre-Manufactured Value: a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of MMC

Pre-Manufactured Value: a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of MMC

Drs Reyhaneh Shojaei, Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Zakaria Dakhli's presentation to an online audience on 29 April 2022 examined the use of PMV as a performance evaluation metric for the adoption and use of modern methods of construction. Chaired by Mark Farmer, the session explored the value and...


Read more at: Final Report: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction

Final Report: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction

Our final report for the project summarises the key contributions from the research project Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation and offsite construction. As well as a summary of the project findings, the report provides a precis of the...


Read more at: Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

Enablers for the adoption and use of BIM in main contractor companies in the UK

The journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management has published a paper authored by Drs Reyhaneh Shojaei, Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong and Gemma Burgess. The paper draws on data gathered from a series of interviews with professionals in strategic and management roles with construction...


Read more at: Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

Offsite manufacturing research: A systematic review of methodologies used

A paper published in the journal Construction Management and Economics explores the research methodologies reported in OSM literature. The authors identify key relationships between different methodological approaches which in turn reveal a growing hybridisation of research designs, data sources...


Read more at: Industry guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

Industry guidance: Successful adoption and use of BIM and OSM

This guidance document by Rey Shojaei and Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong describes six key factors that will help construction firms to transform their project delivery through the adoption and use of BIM and OSM. Their research has shown that construction firms that have successfully adopted and are using BIM...


Read more at: How countries achieve greater use of offsite manufacturing to build new housing: identifying typologies through institutional theory

How countries achieve greater use of offsite manufacturing to build new housing: identifying typologies through institutional theory

This paper, co-authored by CCHPR researchers and researchers from the Cambridge Service Alliance at the University of Cambridge, looks at the complexities of the international construction sector and seeks to apply institutional theory to analyse the factors driving greater use of OSM to build...


Read more at: Homes UK 2020: Challenges of BIM implementation

Homes UK 2020: Challenges of BIM implementation

Rey Shojaei's presentation at Homes UK 2020 looked at some of the challenges facing the construction industry.


Read more at: Homes UK 2020: Challenges of BIM implementation

Homes UK 2020: Challenges of BIM implementation

Rey Shojaei's presentation at Homes UK 2020 looked at some of the challenges facing the construction industry.


Read more at: Exploring ways to tackle the challenges of the need for skills and training in the implementation of Building Information Modelling: a case study of two leading UK construction companies

Exploring ways to tackle the challenges of the need for skills and training in the implementation of Building Information Modelling: a case study of two leading UK construction companies

Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei's presentation was given to an international audience on 19 November 2020.


Read more at: CamFest 2021: Tackling the housing crisis by transforming construction

CamFest 2021: Tackling the housing crisis by transforming construction

How can transforming the construction industry help us tackle the housing crisis? Hear what the experts have to say in our short video , livestreamed as part of the Cambridge Festival on 31 March 2021.


Read more at: Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Tackling the housing crisis through digital technologies and OSM

Our policy paper for the Bennett Institute of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge forms part of the series 'An Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow'. Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow: Tackling the housing crisis.pdf Industrial Strategy for Tomorrow: Tackling the housing crisis.pdf


Read more at: State of the nation: sector report (Digital Innovation)

State of the nation: sector report (Digital Innovation)

Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei's report sets out the current state of the UK construction industry in relation to the socio-economic inhibitors to the uptake of digital innovation.


Read more at: Blog for CDBB - October 2019

Blog for CDBB - October 2019

Dr Rey Shojaei's blog for the Centre for Digital Built Britain explains the thinking behind her research into the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction.


Read more at: How could better use of data and digital technologies improve the planning system?

How could better use of data and digital technologies improve the planning system?

Dr Rey Shojaei presented at the RTPI South West's online seminar 'How can digital technologies be used to promote positive planning?' on October 1, 2020.