Professor Milan Radosavljevic

Assistant Dean Research and Enterprise Professor in Civil Engineering

E215a (Elles Building east), Paisley
Tel +44(0)141 848 3452
Milan
  • Qualifications
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    1st degree(s):

    • U.D.I.G (MEng equivalent) Civil Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia, 1992
     

    Higher degree(s):

    • PhD, Construction Management, University of Dundee, 2003
     

    Other (professional or PGCert etc.):

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Reading, 2009
    • Chartered Civil Engineer – Slovenia, 2002
     
  • Teaching Interests
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    My teaching interests span across the spectrum of subject relevant to the construction sector and include:

    • Management in Construction (including construction management strategies, project and programme management)
    • Digital technologies in construction (including Building Information Modelling, laser scanning, digital collaboration and automation)
  • Research Interests
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    Milan’s research portfolio is designed to address pertinent problems in construction and society. He has been involved in supervision or co-supervision of 8 PhD/EngD students and so far 3 have successfully completed their studies. Milan has also acted as internal and external examiner for a number of PhD studies. His major research interests include:

    • Digital technologies in construction
    • Construction management strategies
    • Project management
    • Labour productivity
    • Resilience of critical infrastructures
    • Concrete technology
  • Research activity output book
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    The Chartered Institute of Building, Editors: Radosavljevic, M. and Woolven, D. (2014 – forthcoming). Code of Practice for Programme Management, 1st edition, Wiley.

    Radosavljevic, M. and Bennett J. (2012). Construction Management Strategies: A Theory of Construction Management, Wiley-Blackwell.

    The Chartered Institute of Building, Contributing Author: Radosavljevic, M. (2009). Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Research activity output chapters
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    Gulliver, S., Wiafe, S., Grzybek, H. and Radosavljevic, M. (2014). Healthcare Resource Sustainability: Obtaining Information Access via Healthcare Space modelling. In Michell, V., Rosenorn-Lanng, D. J., Gulliver, S. and Currie W. (Ed/s.), Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics. Hershey, New York: IGI Global – Information Science Reference.

    Sergeeva, N. and Radosavljevic, M. (2011). Towards a theoretical framework for creative participation: How personal characteristics influence employees’ willingness to contribute ideas. In Mesquita A. (Ed/s.), Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications (pp. 84-103). Hershey, New York: IGI Global – Information Science Reference.

    Tibaut, A., Rebolj, D., Cus-Babic, N., Magdic, A. and Radosavljevic, M. (2002). Constructing collective knowledge. In Turk, Z. and Scherer, R. (Ed/s.), eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (pp. 685-686). CRC Press.

  • Research activity output journals
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    Lubej, S., and Radosavljevic, M. (2013). “Potential reduction of concrete deterioration through controlled DEF in hydrated concrete”, International Journal of Physical Sciences, 8(24), 1307-1318.

    Gulliver, S., Grzybek, H., Radosavljevic, M. and Wiafe, I. (2013). “Changing building user attitude and organisational policy towards sustainable resource use in healthcare”, Health Policy and Technology, 2(2), 75-84.

    Jarkas, A. M. and Radosavljevic, M. (2013). “Motivational factors impacting the productivity of construction master craftsmen in Kuwait”,Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(4), 446–454.

    Sergeeva, N. and Radosavljevic, M. (2012). “Creative participation in construction firms: bridging creativity and innovation”,Organization, technology & management in construction, 4 (2), 490-506.

    Sacks, R, Radosavljevic, M and Barak, R (2010). “Requirements for building information modeling based lean production management systems for construction” Automation in Construction, 19(5), 641-655.

    Radosavljevic, M. (2008). “Do we really know what lean organisations are all about?” Lean Briefings, CIRIA, Available: http://www.ciria.org/Briefings/What_are_lean_organisations.aspx [December 2008].

    Radosavljevic, M (2008). “Autopoiesis vs. social autopoiesis: critical evaluation and implications for understanding firms as autopoietic social systems”, International Journal of General Systems, 37(2), 215-230.

    Radosavljevic, M and Horner, R M W (2007). “Process planning methodology: dynamic short-term planning for off-site construction in Slovenia”, Construction Management and Economics, 25(2), 143-156.

    Čuš‑Babič, N, Rebolj, D, Magdič, A, and Radosavljevic, M (2003). “MC as a means for supporting information flow in construction processes”, Concurrent engineering: research and applications, 11(1), 37-46.

    Radosavljevic, M and Horner, R M W (2002). “The evidence of complex variability in construction labour productivity”, Construction Management and Economics, 20(1), 3-12.

  • Research activity output conference presentations
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    Shah, M. I. A., Hughes, W. and Radosavljevic, M. (2013). “Conceptualizing design”, In: Engineering Project Organization Conference, 9-11 July 2013, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado, USA.

    Wang, N., Ding, R., Radosavljevic, M. and Sun, H. (2011). “Practicing sustainability in PFI project management”, In: Technology Management Conference (ITMC), 2011 IEEE International, 27-30 June 2011, Hilton San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 717-722.

    Ivanic, A, Lubej, S and Radosavljevic, M (2009). “Bond improvement in cementitious mortars reinforced with continuous carbon filaments”, In: 1st International Conference on Concrete Technology, Tabriz, Iran.

    Dan-Asabe, D and Radosavljevic, M (2009). “Do construction companies need to match employees’ expectations?”, In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.

    Lubej, S, Ivanic, A and Radosavljevic, M (2009). “Hardening of concrete with a planned delayed ettringite formation”, In: 1st International Conference on Concrete Technology, Tabriz, Iran.

    Sergeeva, N and Radosavljevic, M (2009). “The influence of individual characteristics on employee creative participation”, In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.

    Nishiyama, D. and Radosavljevic, M. (2009). “Mathematical modelling of decision making processes in construction projects”, In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.

    Radosavljevic, M and Dan-Asabe, D (2007). “How could construction supply chain benefit from RFID/GPS integration: A knowledge management perspective”, CIB W102 3rd International Conference: Information and Knowledge Management - Helping the Practitioner in Planning and Building, Stuttgart, Germany.

    Radosavljevic, M (2007). “General Systems Perspective on Achieving Continuous Synergy in a Project Organisation”, Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future, 25th Anniversary of Construction Management and Economics Journal, 2007, Reading, UK.

    Radosavljevic, M (2006). “The principles of ideactivity”, Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering 2006, Montreal, Canada.

    Radosavljevic, M (2005). “The process based short-term planning methodology as a tool for maintaining knowledge sustainability in the construction industry”, CIBW102 Conference 2005, Lisbon, Portugal.

    Tibaut, A, Rebolj, D, Čuš‑Babič, N, Magdič, A, and Radosavljevic, M (2002). “Constructing collective knowledge”, eWork and eBusiness in architecture, engineering and construction, A. A. Balkema: Swets & Zeitlinger.

    Rebolj, D, Čuš‑Babič, N, Tibaut, A, Magdič, A, and Radosavljevic, M (2002). “Mobile product models”, eWork and eBusiness in architecture, engineering and construction, pp 637-638, A. A. Balkema: Swets & Zeitlinger.

    Magdič, A, Rebolj, D, Čuš‑Babič, N, and Radosavljevic, M (2002). “Mobile computing in construction”, Proceedings of the CIBW78 Conference 2002, pp 29-36, Aarhus, Denmark.

    Dauber, V F, Radosavljevic, M and Horner, R M W (2002). “Managing Flow: the way to innovative project management”. Proceedings of the 2nd SENET Conference on Project Management, pp 598-609, Cavtat, Croatia.

    Radosavljevic, M (2001). “Autopoietic organisation of a firm: an illustration for the construction industry”, Proceedings of the 17th annual ARCOM conference, University of Salford, UK.

    Radosavljevic, M (2001). “Človeški vidiki gradbene informatike: današnje organizacijske ovire/The human side of construction IT: the present organisational constraints”, Proceedings of the conference: Gradbena informatika 2001, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    Radosavljevic, M, Dauber, V F, Horner, R M W. (2005). Demonstrations awareness programme, Report for Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

    Radosavljevic, M, Dauber, V F, Horner, R M W. (2004). Demonstrations projects assessment criteria, Report for Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

    Dauber, V F, Radosavljevic, M, Horner, R M W. (2004). Case histories procedure manual, Report for Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

    Radosavljevic, M, Dauber, V F, Horner, R M W. (2004). General guide for preparing peer-assessed presentations, Report for Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

    Dauber, V F, Radosavljevic, M, Horner, R M W. (2004). The future of demonstration projects in Scotland, Report for Scottish Enterprise Glasgow.

    Dauber, V F, Radosavljevic, M, Horner, R M W. (2004). Demonstration projects in Scotland: a final report on concluding demonstration projects, Report for Communities Scotland.

     

  • Research activity output source of funding
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    Built Asset Lifecycle Intelligence (Funded by Innovate UK, Whole Life Consultants Ltd and the University of the West of Scotland are collaborating to produce a prototype, web-based digital system that will streamline data collected throughout the lifecycle of a building from all those involved in its design, construction, operation and maintenance; £87,000)

    IFC-compliant Capture of Carbon Data

    (EngD project within the Technologies for the Sustainable Built Environment Centre – TSBE; Requirements for supply-chain-wide and BIM-compliant (IFC-compliant) capture of carbon data in publicly procured projects, Funders: Faithful+Gould/TSBE-EPSRC; 2012 – 2016; overall project value: £105,000)

    Tools and Techniques for Optimal Reduction of Embodied Carbon

    (EngD project within the Technologies for the Sustainable Built Environment Centre – TSBE; Multi-stage investigation of embodied carbon footprint within Sainsbury’s construction programme with the aim to develop tools and mechanisms for its optimal reduction, Funders: Sainsbury’s/TSBE-EPSRC, 2012 – 2016; overall project value: £105,000)

    Building Information Modelling – BIM

    (research project to determine the scope and effect of the mechanisms by which sophisticated BIM databases and interfaces can improve construction at the job site, EPSRC - Innovative Construction Research Centre funded project involving several industrial partners and a visiting research fellow; 2008 – 2009, £93,430)

    Lessons Learned – London Olympics 2012 and CIOB Code of Practice for Programme Management

    (EngD project within the Technologies for the Sustainable Built Environment Centre – TSBE; development of the Lessons Learned guide for the UK construction industry from the London Olympics Programme that is to culminate in a new CIOB Code of Practice for Programme Management, Funders: CIOB/ODA/TSBE-EPSRC; 2010 – 2014; overall project value: £115,000)

    HEIF

    (Higher Education Innovation Fund) 3 Feasibility Fund (team member for iWorks, CAVE and CAD Lab Package, Feasibility study, 2007 – 2008, £10,000)

    Wearable and mobile computing in Construction

    (implications of initial internal organisational constraints as a consequence of applied IT; research conducted at the University of Maribor in collaboration with 5 Slovenian construction companies, Xybernaut Corporation Fairfax Virginia, Compaq and TU Dresden; 2001 – 2002, secured contribution in equipment £17,000)

    Specially invited TLDF funding for Construction Chat and SCME summer school(May 2013; to provide support to fund two grad interns Ash and Connor to work with Milan on developing a construction summer school. Digitally Ready project committed £1.2k, £3k in total)

    University of Reading – Annual Fund

    (highly competitive internal funding for innovative Teaching & Learning Initiatives; Building Information Modelling (BIM) Lounge, July 2012, £5,000)

    Scottish Enterprise Glasgow

    (funding for coordinating Demonstration Projects Programme in Scotland; the programme team: R Malcolm W Horner, Volker F Dauber and Milan Radosavljević, 2004 – 2006)

    Communities Scotland

    (funding for revitalising Demonstration Projects Programme in Scotland; the programme team: R Malcolm W Horner, Volker F Dauber and Milan Radosavljević, 2003 – 2004)

  • Membership of Research Groups / Centres / Institutes
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    Digital Technologies and Management in Construction Research Group

    Institute of Engineering and Energy Technologies

     

  • Consultancy Project Details
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    KIINKO Real Estate Education Finland

    (Contributing seminar: Project Management – latest development, University of Reading, 2011 – 2014)

    BI – Norwegian School of Management

    (Bespoke Executive Programme, International Construction, Oslo – Norway, 17 – 19 November 2008)

    The AES Corporation

    (Bespoke Executive Programme to the value of £30,000, Project Planning and Technology Implementation Evaluation, Reading – UK, 2 – 4 June 2008)

    UPONOR Corporation

    (Bespoke Executive Programme, Project Management and Construction Technology, Helsinki – Finland, 14 November 2007)

    Full organisation of “BIM Futures: Reality, potentials and the next steps”

    (Constructing Excellence Berkshire Club event; NIKE Lecture Theatre, The University of Reading, 100 attendees, January 31, 2012)

    Full organisation of “Collaboration in 2013 – the rise of social technologies and networks”

    (Constructing Excellence Berkshire Club event Presentation title: Social Media to facilitate academic research and collaboration with the construction industry; NIKE Lecture Theatre, University of Reading, 26 March 2013)

    i-RESC: Invited Board Member

    (i = institute + international, R = Responsibility + Research, E = Environment + Energy, S = Safety + Solutions, C = Cohesiveness = Life + Health = Quality; Dr Ales Kobal, Director (UC Berkeley, Slovenian government, Slovenian Energy consortium, first national High Reliability Network, Slovenian Catastrophic Event Prevention Network); August 2013)

  • Professional Membership(s)
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    Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    Incorporated Member Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB)

     

  • Expertise topic
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    Building information modelling

    Project management

    Laser scanning

    Deterioration of concrete

    Concrete technology

     

  • Useful information
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