Dr Funmi Rotimi

Lecturer

Email: funmi.rotimi@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3935-1217

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Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • MEngSt, University of Auckland
  • PGDip, National Water Resources Institute
  • Member, Engineering New Zealand
  • Member, National Association of Women in Construction
  • Member, New Zealand Organisation for Quality

Overview:

My area of expertise and main research revolves around quality performance of buildings. My key projects include defects in residential buildings, building inspection and compliance, and construction project management. I have over 17 years of varied industry experience in design of concrete structures, construction management and quality management.

Research interests:

Building quality and performance
Construction project management

Teaching summary:

ENBU708 Construction Engineering Management II
ENBU807 Construction Equipment and Utilisation
ENBU806 Off-site Construction

Fields of research:

  • Building Construction Management and Project Planning
  • Building Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Built Environment and Design Not Elsewhere Classified

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Member, National Association of Women in Construction (2016 - ongoing)
  • Member, New Zealand Organisation for Quality (2011 - ongoing)
  • Member, Engineering New Zealand (2007 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Chaparro, D., Ying, F., Rotimi, F. E., & Egbelakin, T. (2020). Commute and labour productivity: investigation of inner city construction sites. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. doi:10.1108/JEDT-12-2019-0336

  • Abdullahi, U., Bustani, S. A., Rotimi, F. E., & Hassan, A. (2019). Assessing quality management practice in Nigerian construction industry. Journal of Construction Business and Management, 3(2), 17-25. doi:10.15641/jcbm.3.2.569

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J. E., & Rotimi, J. O. B. (2015). Home owners and developers relationships: Exploring the cordiality factor. Structural Survey, 33(3). doi:10.1108/SS-06-2014-0024

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J., & Rotimi, J. O. (2015). Evaluating defect reporting in new residential buildings in New Zealand. Buildings, 5(1). doi:10.3390/buildings5010039

Book chapters

  • Rotimi, J., Aransanmi, C., Rotimi, F., Ramanayaka, C., & Komolafe, A. (2019). Antecedents of BIM Training Effectiveness amongst AEC Firms in New Zealand. In P. Wu, & X. Wang (Eds.), Innovative Production And Construction: Transforming Construction Through Emerging Technologies (pp. 353-366). World Scientific. doi:10.1142/9789813272491_0021

Conference contributions

  • Tagiilima, J., & Rotimi, F. E. (2018). Analysing building compliance reports: A New Zealand study. In K. Do, M. Sutrisna, A. Hammad, C. Ramanayaka, B. Cooper-Cooke, A. Olatunji, . . . A. Zaman (Eds.), 42nd AUBEA Conference 2018: Volume 2: Technology: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world Vol. 2 (pp. 38-47). Singapore.

  • Rotimi, J. O. B., Zaeri, F., Rotimi, F. E., & Owolabi, J. D. (2016). The effectiveness of the Last Planner System In New Zealand construction industry: Towards an empirical justification. In Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016 Vol. 1 (pp. 528-539). Tampere: Tampere University of Technology. Retrieved from https://tutcris.tut.fi/portal/files/6186667/WBC16_Vol_1.pdf

  • Rotimi, F. E., & Tookey, J. E. (2012). Stage building inspection: A possible solution to building failures in Nigeria. In The West African Built Environment Research (WABER) conference. (pp. 1295-1306). Abuja.

  • Rotimi, F. E., & Tookey, J. (2012). Identifying common defects in new residential buildings: A New Zealand study. In The 2012 RICS COBRA Research Conference (pp. 1015-1020). Las Vegas.

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J., & Rotimi, J. O. (2012). The UK snagging process: A benchmark for residential construction. In Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction (pp. 1015-1020). Perth: Research Publishing Services. doi:10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4

  • Rotimi, F. E. (2011). Evaluating the Incidence of Defects in New Residential Buildings in New Zealand. In New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Auckland.

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J., Rotimi, J. O., & Udawatta, N. (2011). Level of customer satisfaction on quality achievement in new residential buildings in New Zealand - An exploratory study. In Cost Management in a World Emerging from Adversity (pp. 297-305). Sri Lanka. Retrieved from http://www.paqs2011.lk/docs/Conference%20Programme.pdf

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J., Craig, N., & Rotimi, J. O. B. (2011). Opportunities for defect reporting in new residential buildings: A case for New Zealand. In Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference Vol. 2 (pp. 641-652). Bristol.

  • Rotimi, F. E., Tookey, J., Rotimi, J. O., & Craig, N. (2011). Improved snag reporting in new residential buildings in New Zealand. In RICS Construction and Property Conference (COBRA2011) (pp. 1469-1478). Salford.

  • Scofield, R., Wilkinson, S., Potangaroa, R., & Rotimi, F. E. (2009). Driving innovative offsite construction techniques in New Zealand. In The International Conference on Global Innovation in Construction (pp. 438-447). Loughborough.

Theses

  • Rotimi, F. E. (2013). An evaluative framework for defects in new residential buildings: the New Zealand case. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/

  • Rotimi, F. E. (2009). An Appraisal of Recruitment and Retention Strategies in an Engineering firm. (The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).

  • Rotimi, F. E. (2009). The use of offsite production methods in New Zealand: An investigation. (The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).

Other outputs

  • Rotimi, F. E. (2011). Evaluating snags in New Zealand. In Build (Iss. 123, pp. 26-36).

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