- Industry sponsored research by Highways England (HE) Aquired by Professor D.J. Edwards and Ms E.A. Pärn. Grant Value: £125,000.
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - Submitted By Ms E.A. Pärn and Professor D.J. Edwards. Entitled: Streamlining digitalisation into SME manufacturing processes. Grant Value: £150,000.
- HKIS Sponsorship for Book - Submitted by Ms E.A. Pärn, Professor D.J. Edwards and Dr M. Sing. Entitled: Contemporary Surveying Practice: Deconstructing Digital Asset Management. Grant Value: £8,000.
- Flannery Plant Hire. Acquired by Professor D.J. Edwards. Plant and Machinery Health and Safety. Circa £50,000.
- Newton Fund – Submitted by Professor Theo Haupt and Professor D.J. Edwards. Grant Value: £15,000
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - Submitted By Ms E.A. Pärn and Professor D.J. Edwards. Entitled: Intelligent Health and Safety Monitoring using Big Data. Grant Value: £225,000 [bid currently under development [submission date 17th September 2018].
David's own personal research interests focus upon the multi-disciplinary area of plant and equipment management within business and he regularly collaborates with an expanding international network of similarly minded academics. Topics studied include engineering design, equipment finance, information technology [including GPS and on-board condition monitoring], ergonomics, health and safety and productivity measurement. However, in recent years, he has broadened his areas of expertise into other fields of engineering and business management, for example, off-shore operations management (floating platforms), econometric forecasting, innovative finance, marketing and plant operator competence and training. In total, David has published over 200 scientific research papers in some of the world's leading 4* rated journals (including: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Operations Research Society, and International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics) and has self-generated in excess of £12 million of teaching and research funding.
David is currently leading research into the areas of:
Maintenance management within the utilities sector – exploring issues such as: operator training and competence development; compliance with daily maintenance regimes; supervisory arrangements; and management qualifications and competence.
Machinery stability – focusing on the lateral and longitudinal stability of mini tracked hydraulic excavators, forward tipping site dump trucks and rough terrain telescopic folk lift trucks predominantly.
Plant trailer wheel detachment – examining the root causes of trailer wheel detachment within the plant hire, construction and utilities industries. Thus far issues such as operator misuse and abuse, trailer overloading and management supervision have proven to be key factors leading to the detachment of a trailer wheel on public highways.
David also is currently working with colleagues in Australia and Ghana on a range of contemporary research topics including: accident prevention, information technology, marketing, construction project rework, innovation, enterprise and education within higher education institutes.
Edwards, David J. and Parn, Erika and Love, Peter E.D. and El-Gohary, Hatem (2017) Research note: Machinery, manumission, and economic machinations. Journal of Business Research, 70. pp. 391-394. ISSN 01482963
Love, Peter E. D. and Edwards, David J. and Smith, Jim (2016) Rework Causation: Emergent Theoretical Insights and Implications for Research. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142 (6). 04016010-1. ISSN 0733-9364
Holt, Gary D. and Edwards, David (2015) Analysis of interrelationships among excavator productivity modifying factors. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64 (6). pp. 853-869. ISSN 1741-0401
Owusu- Manu, De-Graft and Edwards, David John and Badu, Edward and Adesi, Michael (2015) Exploring the Inherent Estimating Risks in Quantity Surveying (QS) Consultancy Services Pricing. Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology, 13. pp. 170-195. ISSN 2244-0410
Owusu-Manu, De-Graft and Badu, Edward and Holt, Gary D. and Edwards, David (2015) Determinants of Management Innovation in the Ghanaian Construction Consulting Sector. Construction Economics and Building, 15 (1). pp. 75-88
Parn, Erika and Mayouf, Mohammad and Laycock, Paul and Edwards, David J. (2015) Building Information Modelling (BIM) for UK Housing: Exploring Potential Drivers and Opportunities to Deliver Better Customer Experience. Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology, 13. pp. 51-64. ISSN 2244-0410
Zakaria, A., Edwards, D.J., Holt, G.D. and Ramachandran, V. (2014) Conceptual Model of Tangible Asset Revaluation Decision Making In Indonesia, Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology (MJST), Vol. 12, pp. 109-128
Sing, C.P., Love, P.E.D., Fung,. I.W.H, and Edwards, D.J. (2014) Personality and Occupational Accidents in the Chinese Construction Sector, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 140, No. 7. Pp DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000858
Iqbal, T. and Edwards, D.J. (2014) TQM and Modern Marketing in Developing Countries - Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp 239-268
Edwards, D. J. and Holt, G. D. (2014). Antecedents of Health and Safety Issues Relating to Trailers used for Moving Plant and Equipment, Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000869
Love, P.E.D. Irani, Z., Edwards, D.J. and Forcada, N. (2014) The Latent Conditions of Rework in Floating Production Storage Offloading Projects. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 315-329. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2013.802725
Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J. Holt, G.D. and Price, C. (2014) Industry and Higher Education Integration: A Focus on Quantity Surveying Practice, Industry and Higher Education. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp 27–37, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ihe.2014.0188
Love, P.E.D. Edwards, D.J., and Smith, J. (2013) Systemic Life Cycle Design Error Reduction Model for Construction and Engineering Projects, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 689-701. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2011.606276
Badu, E., Owusu-Manu, D.J., Edwards, D.J., Holt, G.D. and Lichtenstein, S. (2013) CSR Nexus of the Ghanaian Construction Industry: Analysis of Project Typologies and Barriers, Journal of Engineering Design and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp 334 – 353. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-09-2012-0041
Badu, E., Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J., Adesi, M. and Lichtenstein, S. (2013) Rural Infrastructure Development In The Volta Region Of Ghana: Barriers And Interventions, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp 142-159. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-11-2012-0040
El-Gohary, H. Huang, J., and Edwards, D.J. (2013) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Practices by Small Businesses in Developing Economies: A Case Study of Egypt, International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Early Cite)
Love, P.E.D, Sing, S.P., Wang, X., Edwards, D.J. and Odeyinka, H. (2013) Probability Distribution Fitting of Schedule Overruns in Construction and Engineering Projects, Journal of Operations Research Society DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2013.29
El-Gohary, H. Huang, J., and Edwards, D.J. (2013) Choice Of Export Entry Mode By Developing Economies SMEs: An Empirical Investigation of Egyptian SMEs, Journal of Economic & Administrative Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 2, (Early Cite)
Holt, G. and Edwards, D.J. (2013). Analysis of United Kingdom Off-Highway Construction Machinery Market and Its Consumers Using New-Sales Data. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management Vol. 139, No. 5, pp 529–537. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000584
Owusu-Manu, D., Badu, E., Edwards, D. J. and Holt, G. D. (2013) Analysis of Strategic Issues Underpinning the Innovative Financing of Infrastructure within Developing Countries, ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, Vol. 139, No. 6, pp 726–737. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000641
Love, P.E.D., Lopez, R., Edwards, D.J. (2013) Reviewing the Past to Learn in the Future: Making Sense of Design Errors and Failures in Construction, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance Management and Life Cycle Performance, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp 675–688. DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2011.605369
Owusu-Manu, D., Afrane, S. K., Badu, E., Edwards, D.J. and Brown, M. (2013) Redefining Entrepreneurial Learning Paradigms In Developing Countries A Case Study Of Ghana, Industry and Higher Education, Vol 27, No 2, April 2013, pp 105–116. ISSN: 0950-4222. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ihe.2013.0146
Holt, G.D. and Edwards, D.J. (2013): Inter-organizational interactions among a sample of plant reliant construction sub-contractors, Engineering Project Organization Journal, Vol. 3, No., 2, pp 100-115. ISSN: 2157-3727 (Print). DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21573727.2012.760156
Love, P.E.D. and Edwards, D.J. (2013) Curbing Rework in Offshore Projects: Systemic Classification of Risks with Dialogue and Narratives. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp. 1118-1135 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2012.667419
Hollyhead, A, Edwards, D.J. and Holt, G.D. (2012) The Use of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Social Network Site (SNS) hosted forums in higher education: A Preliminary Examination, Industry and Higher Education, Vol 26, No 5, pp 369–379. ISSN: 0950-4222 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/ihe.2012.0115
E. Badu, D.J. Edwards, D.J. Owusu-Manu, (2012) Trade Credit and Supply Chain Delivery in the Ghanaian Construction Industry: Analysis of Vendor Interactions with Small to Medium Enterprises, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.360 – 379 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17260531211274729
Owusu-Manu, D, Badu, E, Edwards, D.J., Adesi, M. and Holt, G.D. (2012) Conceptualisation of the Consultancy Pricing Paradox, Structural Survey, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 357 – 378. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02630801211256706
Badu, E, Edwards, D.J. Owusu-Manu, D. and Brown, M. (2012), Barriers To The Implementation Of Innovative (If) Of Infrastructure, Journal Of Financial Management Of Property And Construction, Vol. 17, No. 3. pp.253 - 273 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13664381211274362.
Love, P.E.D., Lopez, R. Edwards, D.J. and Goh, Y. (2012) Systemic Modelling of Design Errors in Social Infrastructure Projects. Accident Analysis and Prevention 48 pp. 100– 110. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.02.027
Ofori-Boadu, A. N., Owusu-Manu, D., Edwards, D.J, and Holt, G.D. (2012) Exploration of Management Practices for LEED Projects: Lessons from Successful Green Building Contractors, Structural Survey, Vol. 30, No. 2 pp. 145 – 162. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02630801211228743
Love, P.E.D., Niedzwiecki, M. Bullen, P.A. and Edwards, D.J. (2012). Achieving the Green Building Council of Australia’s World Leadership Rating in an Office Building in Perth. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management 138(5), pp. 652-661. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000461
Holt, G.D. and Edwards, D.J. (2012) Innovation or Business Survival? A Qualitative, Preliminary Study of Construction Plant Supply Chains, Construction Innovation, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 99-122. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14714171211197526
Love, P.E.D. Edwards, D.J., Irani, Z., and Sharif, A. (2012). Participatory Action Research Approach to Public Sector Procurement Selection. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 138(3), pp.311-322. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000440
Love, P.E.D, Edwards, D.J., and Irani, Z. (2012) Moving Beyond Optimism Bias and Strategic Misrepresentation: An Explanation for Social Infrastructure Project Cost Overruns. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp 560 - 571 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2011.2163628
Edwards, David J. and Holt, Gary D. (2011) Mini-Excavator Safety: Toward Innovative Stability Testing, Procurement, and Manufacture. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137 (12). pp. 1125-1133. ISSN 0733-9364
Edwards, David J. and Holt, Gary D. (2010) Analysis of hand–arm vibration risk to highway utilities maintenance and repair operatives. Automation in Construction, 19 (5). pp. 580-587. ISSN 09265805
Edwards, David J. and Holt, Gary D. (2010) Case study analysis of risk from using excavators as ‘cranes’. Automation in Construction, 19 (2). pp. 127-133. ISSN 09265805