Please see our recent research publications below for more details of outcomes and potential impacts of our recent and ongoing research – where possible we make available a freely available author copy.

Journal papers

  1. Jones, K., Mosca, L., Whyte, J., Davies, A., & Glass, J. (2021). Addressing specialization and fragmentation: product platform development in construction consultancy firms. Construction Management and Economics, 1-16.
  2. Pecci, F., Stoianov, I., & A Ostfeld (2021) Relax-tighten-round algorithm for optimal placement and control of valves and chlorine boosters in water networks - - European Journal of Operational Research. Volume 295, Issue 2, 1 December 2021, Pages 690-698
  3. AJ, Ulusoy., F, Pecci., & I Stoianov (2021) Bi-objective design-for-control of water distribution networks with global bounds. Optimization and Engineering, 1-51
  4. MEJ, Stettler et al (2021) Air traffic and contrail changes during COVID-19 over Europe: A model study. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 1-37
  5. E, Anastasiadis., P, Angeloudis., D, Ainalis., Q, Ye., PY, Hsu., & R, Karamanis (2021) On the Selection of Charging Facility Locations for EV-Based Ride-Hailing Services: A Computational Case Study. Sustainability 13 (1), 168
  6. L, Ma., DJ, Graham., & MEJ, Stettler (2021) Air quality impacts of new public transport provision: A causal analysis of the Jubilee Line Extension in London. Atmospheric Environment 245, 118025
  7. H, He., & RJ, Myers (2021) Log Mean Divisia Index Decomposition Analysis of the Demand for Building Materials: Application to Concrete, Dwellings, and the UK. Environmental science & technology 55 (5), 2767-2778
  8. S, Pamenter., & RJ Myers (2021) Decarbonizing the cementitious materials cycle: A whole‐systems review of measures to decarbonize the cement supply chain in the UK and European contexts. Journal of Industrial Ecology vol 25 (2) 359-376
  9. Mosca, L., Gianecchini, M., & Campagnolo, D. (2021). Organizational life cycle models: a design perspective. Journal of Organization Design, 1-16.  
  10. Simpson, K., Janda, K. B. & Owen, A. (2020) Preparing ‘middle actors’ to deliver zero-carbon building transitions. Buildings and Cities, 1 (1). 10.5334/bc.53
  11. Simpson, K. & Owen, A. (2020) Reflections From Engaging a Network of Local Stakeholders. Discussing Training Needs for Sustainable Renovation. 10.3389/fbuil.2020.00142
  12. Murtagh, N. Owen, A, M. & Simpson, K. (under review) Beyond drivers and barriers: a theoretical framework addressing the engagement of UK construction practitioners in retrofit for energy-efficiency. Energy Research & Social Science
  13. Simpson, K. (2020) Towards reproducible dwelling retrofit evaluation: Data, tools & opportunity to address uncertainty. BSO-V: IBPSA-England Building Simulation and Optimisation Conference
  14. Whyte, J., Mijic, A.,  Myers, R.J., Angeloudis, P. Cardin, M.-A., Stettler, M.E.J. & Ochieng, W. (2020) A research agenda on systems approaches to infrastructure, Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 37:4, 214-233
  15. Lu, Q., Chen, L., Li, S., and Pitt, M (2020) Semi-automatic geometric digital twinning for existing buildings based on images and CAD drawings, Automation in Construction, 115(103183).
  16. Whyte, J. and Nussbaum, T. (2020) Transition and Temporalities: Spanning Temporal Boundaries as Projects End and Operations Begin, Project Management Journal. [Free access to author copy]
  17. Hsu, PY., Whyte, J. and Soman, R. K. (2020) Codification Challenges for Data Science in Construction, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 115 [Free access to author copy]
  18. Hsu, PY., Aurisicchio, M., Angeloudis, P., Whyte, J. (2020). Understanding and Visualising Schedule Deviations in Construction Projects using Fault Tree Analysis, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
  19. Shi, F., Soman, R.K., Han, J., and Whyte, J.K. (2020). Addressing adjacency constraints in rectangular floor plans using Monte-Carlo Tree.  Automation in Construction 115 (103187).
  20. Nikolić, D., Maftei L., and Whyte J (2019). Becoming familiar: how infrastructure engineers begin to use collaborative virtual reality in their interdisciplinary practice, Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 24, 489-508.
  21. Hall, D. M., Whyte J. K. and Lessing, J. (2019). Mirror-breaking strategies to enable digital manufacturing in Silicon Valley construction firms: a comparative case study. Construction Management and Economics, 1-18.
  22. Iuorio, O., Wallace, A. and Simpson, K. (2019) Prefabs in the North of England: Technological, Environmental and Social Innovations, Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(14), pages 1-14, July.
  23. Zhang, R., Zhou, S., Tahmasebi, S., and Whyte, J. (2019). Long-standing themes and new developments in offsite construction: The case of UK housing, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering, 172 (6), 129-135.
  24. Whyte, J. (2019). How digital information transforms project delivery models, Project Management Journal, 50 (2), 177–194.
  25. Kuznetsova, E., Cardin, M.-A., Diao, M., and Zhang, R. (2019). Integrated decision-support methodology for combined centralized-decentralized waste-to-energy management systems design, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 103, 477–500.
  26. Comi, A., Jaradat, S., and Whyte, J. (2019). Constructing shared professional vision in design work: The role of visual objects and their material mediation, Design Studies, 35 (1), 18-27.
  27. Tee, R., Davies, A., and Whyte, J. (2018). Modular designs and integrating practices: Managing collaboration through coordination and cooperation, Research Policy, 48 (1), 51-61.
  28. Noye, S., North, R., and Fisk, D. (2018). A wireless sensor network prototype for post-occupancy troubleshooting of building systems, Automation in Construction, 89, 225-234.
  29. Martinetti, A., Chatzimichailidou, M.M., Maida, L., and van Dongen, L. (2018). Safety I–II, resilience and antifragility engineering: a debate explained through an accident occurring on a mobile elevating work platform, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 25 (1), 66-75.
  30. Hsu, P.-Y., Angeloudis, P., and Aurisicchio, M. (2018). Optimal logistics planning for modular construction using two-stage stochastic programming, Automation in Construction, 94, 47-61.
  31. Comi, A. and Whyte, J. (2018). Future Making and Visual Artefacts: An Ethnographic Study of a Design Project, Organization Studies, 39 (8), 1055-1083.
  32. Whyte, J. and Hartmann, T. (2017). How digitizing building information transforms the built environment, Building Research and Information, 45 (6), 591-595.
  33. Studic, M., Majumdar, A., Schuster, W., and Ochieng, W.Y. (2017). A systemic modelling of ground handling services using the functional resonance analysis method, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 74, 245-260.
  34. Santos, P.L.C.T., Monteiro, P.A.A., Studic, M., and Majumdar, A. (2017). A methodology used for the development of an Air Traffic Management functional system architecture, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 165, 445-457.
  35. Ossa-Moreno, J., Smith, K.M., and Mijic, A. (2017). Economic analysis of wider benefits to facilitate SuDS uptake in London, UK, Sustainable Cities and Society, 28, 411-419.
  36. Lobo, S. and Whyte, J. (2017). Aligning and Reconciling: Building project capabilities for digital delivery, Research Policy, 46 (1), 93-107.
  37. Brookes, N., Sage, D., Dainty, A., Locatelli, G., and Whyte, J. (2017). An island of constancy in a sea of change: Rethinking project temporalities with long-term megaprojects, International Journal of Project Management, 35 (7), 1213-1224.
  38. Whyte, J., Tryggestad, K., and Comi, A. (2016). Visualizing practices in project-based design: tracing connections through cascades of visual representations, Engineering Project Organization Journal, 6 (2-4), 115-128.
  39. Whyte, J., Stasis, A., and Lindkvist, C. (2016). Managing change in the delivery of complex projects: Configuration management, asset information and 'big data', International Journal of Project Management, 34 (2), 339-351.
  40. Whyte, J., Lindkvist, C., and Jaradat, S. (2016). Passing the baton? Handing over digital data from the project to operations, Engineering Project Organization Journal, 6 (1), 2-14.
  41. Noye, S., North, R., and Fisk, D. (2016). Smart systems commissioning for energy efficient buildings, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 37 (2), 194-204.
  42. McMillan, H., Montanari, A., Cudennec, C., Savenije, H., Kreibich, H., Krueger, T., Liu, J., Mejia, A., Van Loon, A., Aksoy, H., Di Baldassarre, G., Huang, Y., Mazvimavi, D., Rogger, M., Sivakumar, B., Bibikova, T., Castellarin, A., Chen, Y., Finger, D., Gelfan, A., Hannah, D.M., Hoekstra, A.Y., Li, H., Maskey, S., Mathevet, T., Mijic, A., Pedrozo Acuña, A., Polo, M.J., Rosales, V., Smith, P., Viglione, A., Srinivasan, V., Toth, E., van Nooyen, R., and Xia, J. (2016). Panta Rhei 2013–2015: global perspectives on hydrology, society and change, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (7), 1-18.
  43. Lord, S.F., Noye, S., Ure, J., Tennant, M., and Fisk, D. (2016). Comparative review of building commissioning regulation: a quality perspective, Building Research and Information, 44 (5-6), 630-643.
  44. Chatzimichailidou, M.M. and Dokas, I.M. (2016). RiskSOAP: On the Relationship Between Systems Safety and the Risk SA Provision Capability, IEEE Systems Journal, 12 (2), 1-10.
  45. Anvari, B., Angeloudis, P., and Ochieng, W.Y. (2016). A multi-objective GA-based optimisation for holistic Manufacturing, transportation and Assembly of precast construction, Automation in Construction, 71, 226-241.
  46. Whyte, J. (2015). Towards a new craft of architecture, Building Research & Information, 43 (2), 263-265.
  47. Tobaruela, G., Schuster, W., Majumdar, A., and Ochieng, W.Y. (2015). Framework to Assess an Area Control Centre's Operating Cost-efficiency: A Case Study, Journal of Navigation, 68 (6), 1088-1104.
  48. Sacks, R., Whyte, J., Swissa, D., Raviv, G., Zhou, W., and Shapira, A. (2015). Safety by design: dialogues between designers and builders using virtual reality, Construction Management and Economics, 33 (1), 55-72.
  49. Fisk, D. (2013). Optimising heating system structure using exergy Branch and Bound, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 35 (3), 321-333.


  1. Whyte, J. (2019). The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology and Organization Studies. Chapter 38: Smartphone, Oxford University Press.
  2. Whyte, J. and Nikolic, D. (2018). Virtual reality and the built environment, 2nd edition, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom.


  1. MEJ, Stettler et al (2021) The ventilation of buildings and other mitigating measures for COVID-19: a focus on wintertime. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 477 (2247), 20200855
  2. Simpson, K., Whyte, J. & Childs, P. (2020) Residential retrofit: A review of themes, data-centric methods and future directions to accelerate net zero. CIBSE Technical Symposium
  3. Simpson, K. (2020) Towards reproducible dwelling retrofit evaluation: Data, tools & opportunity to address uncertainty. BSO-V: IBPSA-England Building Simulation and Optimisation Conference
  4. Simpson, K. (2020) Towards open and citizen-led data informing dwelling retrofit strategies. Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society
  5. Mijic, A (2020), Applying the Systems Approach to Decompose the SuDS Decision-Making Process for Appropriate Hydrologic Model Selection, Water, 12(3), 632.
  6. Chen, L and Whyte, J. (2020) Analysing Interdependencies of Complex Engineering Systems using a Digital Twin-Driven Design Structure Matrix, 2020 ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC 20), Tempe, Arizona, USA
  7. Zhou, A.S.J., (2020), The Development of Platforms for Systemic Innovation by Modularization and Vertical Integration of Production Systems, 2020 DRUID PhD Academy Conference, Odense, Denmark, 16 -17 January 2020
  8. Owen, A., Janda, K.B., Simpson, K. (2019) Who are the ‘middle actors’ in sustainable construction and what do they need to know? SEEDS Proceedings of the 5th Annual SEEDS conference. Scott L and Gorse C (Eds) Leeds Sustainability Institute, 11-12 September 2019.
  9. Simpson, K. and Owen, A. (2019) Sustainable office construction processes and practices: An exploratory UK study, ARCOM Proceedings of the 35th annual conference, Leeds 2-4th Sep ‘19
  10. Simpson, K. and Owens, A. (2018) Reflections from stakeholder engagement in developing a curriculum for sustainable renovation, Proceedings from SEEDS Conference 2018, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 6th – 7th Sep
  11. Zhou, S., L. Chen, and J. Whyte (2019), Information Exchange in Platform Approaches to Design for Manufacture and Assembly, 36th International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction W78 2019 Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 18-20 September 2019.
  12. Zhang, R., L. Mosca, and J. Whyte (2019), Regional innovation systems and the transformation of construction into a manufacturing process, 35th Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, 2–4 September 2019. 2019: Leeds, UK: Leeds Beckett University.
  13. Whyte, J., Fitzgerald, J., Mayfield, M., Coca, D., Pierce, K., and Shah, N. (2019), Projects as interventions in infrastructure systems-of-systems, International Committee on Systems Engineering International Symposium, Orlando, USA, 20–25 July 2019.
  14. Soman, R.K. (2019), Linked-data based dynamic constraint solving framework to support look-ahead-planning in construction, 36th International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction W78 Conference on ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO), Newcastle, United Kingdom, 18–20 September 2019.
  15. Soman, R.K. (2019), Modelling construction scheduling constraints using Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC³ 2019), Crete, Greece, 10-12 July 2019.
  16. Balasubrahmani, M., Soman, R.K., Whyte, J., and Mahalingam, A. (2019), Temporality, innovation and megaproject-to-megaproject learning across continents in the case of Crossrail and Nagpur Metro, 35th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium., Edinburgh, UK, 1-6 July 2019.
  17. Babovic, F., Chen, L., Gamble, C., Genes, C., Fitzgerald, J., Pierce, K., Punzo, G., and Whyte, J. (2019), A decision-tree for modelling approaches to use a digital twin in analysing systems interdependencies in infrastructure projects, Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2019, Leeds, UK, 19-20 September 2019.
  18. Wee, T.a.A., M (2018), A product planning framework for mass-customisation in construction, in 15th International Design Conference 2018. 2018: Dubrovnik, Croatia. p. 917–928.
  19. Senthilvel, M., Soman, R.K., Mahalingam, A., Whyte, J., Raphael, B., Brilakis, I.a., and Varghese, K. (2018), Towards digital delivery of metro-rail projects in India, 7th World Construction Symposium 2018: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, Sri Lanka, 29 June–01 July 2018.
  20. Nussbaum, T., Zerjav, V. and  and J. Whyte (2018), Transition from project to operation in infrastructure megaprojects: Coordination by mutual adjustment, European Group for Organizational Studies, Sub-theme: 52: Projects for Innovation: Managing Novelty and Uncertainty, Tallinn, Estonia, 5–7 July 2018.
  21. Maftei, L., Nikolic, D. and  and J. Whyte (2018), Challenges around integrating collaborative immersive technologies into a large infrastructure engineering practice, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction W78 IT in Design, Construction, and Management, Chicago, USA, 1–3 October 2018.
  22. Chatzimichailidou, M. and J. Whyte (2018), Modular construction: Practical issues in dealing with complexity, 8th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization Community of Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia, 19-21 September 2018.
  23. Wee, T., M. Aurisicchio, and I. Starzyk (2017), The application of quality functional deployment to modular offsite construction products, International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Vancouver, Canada, 21-25 August 2017.
  24. Soman, R.K. and J.K. Whyte (2017), A framework for cloud-based virtual and augmented reality using real-time information for construction progress monitoring, Lean and Computing in Construction Congress - Volume 1: Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21 July 2017.
  25. Soman, R.K., D. Birch, and J. Whyte (2017), Framework for shared visualization and real-time information flow to the construction site, 24th European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 10-12 July 2017.
  26. Hsu, P.-Y., M. Aurisicchio, and P. Angeloudis (2017), Supply chain design for modular construction projects, Lean and Computing in Construction Congress - Volume 2: Proceedings of 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Heraklion, Greece, 9 July 2017.
  27. Whyte, J. (2016), The future of systems integration within civil infrastructure, International Council on Systems Engineering International Symposium 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, 18-21 July 2016.
  28. Chatzopoulou, M.-A., Keirstead, J., Fisk, D., and Markides, C.N. (2016), Informing low carbon HVAC systems modelling and design, using a global sensitivity analysis framework, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, 26-30 June.
  29. Chatzopoulou, M.-A., Keirstead, J., Fisk, D., and Markides, C.N. (2016), Characterising the impact of HVAC design variables on buildings energy performance, using a Global Sensitivity Analysis Framework, CLIMA 2016 Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 22-25 May 2016.
  30. Whyte, J. and T. Broyd (2015), Viewing Asset Information : Future Impact of Augmented Reality, 32nd International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction W78 Conference 2015,, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 27-29 October 2015.
  31. Studic, M. and A. Majumdar (2015), Apron safety - A missing piece in the SESAR ConOps puzzle, Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems 2015. 2015: Toulouse, France. p. 32-40.
  32. Karagiannis, K. and Fisk, D (2015). Could your Building Catch a Virus ? Measuring the Impact of Cyber Security Threats on Building Management Systems, EinB2014 -3rdInternational Conference.


  1. Mijic, A., Whyte, J., Fisk, D., Angeloudis, P., Ochieng, W., Cardin, M-A., Mosca, L., Simpson, C., McCann, J., Stoianov, I., Myers, R., Stettler, M (2021) Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation 2030 Vision and 10 year report
  2. Hesketh, R., Mosca, L., & Pittini, M. (2020). Ideas. GLA Economics - The Evidence Base for London’s Local Industrial Strategy Report.