Dr Douglas Omoregie Aghimien

Job: Senior Lecturer in Built Environment

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6338

E: douglas.aghimien@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Douglas Aghimien is a vibrant researcher with a keen interest in built environment research. He has a PhD in engineering management from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. Dr Douglas is a recipient of the UJ Postdoctoral Fellows Research Excellence Awards for the best performing postdoctoral fellow from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built environment for 2021. He has published over 100 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He is the lead author of the book ‘Construction Digitalisation — A capability maturity model for construction organisations’ published by Routledge. In addition, he is a deputy editor of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation. 

Dr Douglas Aghimien is open for doctoral supervision in built environment-related research, including construction digitalisation, smart and sustainable construction, construction performance, and value management among others.

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Key research outputs

Aliu, J., Aghimien, D.O., Aigbavboa, C., Ebekozien, A., Oke, A.E., Adekunle, S.A., Akinradewo, O. and Akinshipe, O. (2022). Developing emotionally competent engineers for the ever-changing built environment. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2022-0806

Aliu, J., Aghimien, D.O., Aigbavboa, C., Oke, A., Ebekozien, A., and Osunsanmi T. (2022). Empirical Investigation of Discipline-Specific Skills Required for the Employability of Built Environment Graduates, International Journal of Construction Education and Research, DOI: 10.1080/15578771.2022.2159589

Eze, E.C.Aghimien, D.O.Aigbavboa, C.O. and Sofolahan, O. (2022). Building information modelling adoption for construction waste reduction in the construction industry of a developing country. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2022-0241

Research interests/expertise

Construction digitalisation; Smart and Sustainable construction; Construction management - including Project Performance and Value management; Construction health and safety; Construction project procurement; and Quantity surveying practice

Areas of teaching

Quantity Surveying and construction


  • Bachelor of Technology (Quantity surveying)
  • Masters of Technology (Quantity surveying - Procurement option)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Management)

Courses taught

Quantity Surveying Skills 1, Professional Quantity Surveying Practice 3, Integrated project design 3

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