After graduating from the University of Leeds with an MSc (Engineering) degree, Dr Olawale embarked on a career in the infrastructure sector where he was involved in the delivery and management of a number of capital investment projects in the UK for clients such as the BBC, Unilever and the NHS (UK’s National Health Service). During this period, he simultaneously completed a doctoral research at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol earning a PhD in Engineering/Infrastructure Project Control & Cost Management. He also obtained a Change Management certificate from Oxford University and an MBA in view from the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.
He is a Chartered Surveyor, (MRICS) and a Full Member of the Association for Project Management, UK (MAPM). He is a reviewer for international journals including the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, Construction Management and Economics and the Journal of Civil Engineering and Management. He has also published the outcome of his research in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
Qualifications & Education
MBA, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
PhD, Engineering/Infrastructure Project Control & Cost Management, UWE Bristol
MSc (Eng), Env. Engineering & Project Management, University of Leeds
BSc (Hons) Building (Systems & Management), University of Lagos
His research is mostly inspired by the quest to improve the performance and management of projects in practice. His research interests include project control, cost management, performance improvement, risk management, strategic management, supply chain management and international/global project management.
Member of Professional Bodies and Professional Qualifications
Chartered Surveyor: Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (MRICS)
Professional Project Manager: Full Member of the Association for Project Management, UK (MAPM)
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, UK (MCIOB)
- PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University (2012)
ABS, University of Lagos Award for Best Undergraduate Student in Department
University of Lagos Undergraduate Prize for Best Student in Project Management
Refereed Journal Articles
Olawale Yakubu and Sun Ming (2013) PCIM: A project control and inhibiting-factors management model. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 29 (1) pp. 60 -70. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000125
Olawale Yakubu and Sun Ming (2010) Cost and time control of construction projects: Inhibiting factors and mitigating measures in practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28 (5), pp. 509 – 526
Yakubu Olawale and Sun Ming (2009) Cost and time control of construction projects: A survey of contractors and consultants in the UK. Construction Research and Innovation (Formerly CIQ), 11 (2), pp. 53 – 59.
Refereed papers in conference proceedings
Yakubu Olawale and Sun Ming (2009) A survey of construction project cost and time control practices in the UK. In: Dainty, A. (Ed) Procs 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2009, Nottingham, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Reading, pp. 877 – 886
Yakubu Olawale and Sun Ming (2007) Cost and Time Control of Construction Projects in the UK. In: Wang, Y., Sun, M. and Shen, Q. (Eds) Proceedings of 2007 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), Aug. 21-22, Bristol, UK, China Architectural & Building Press, Beijing, pp. 278 – 286.