Dr. Timothy Olawumi was the recipient of the 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 at the recent 𝐁𝐈𝐌 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 (out of the 289 nominations received).
The Research Excellence Award is awarded to “𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑎 𝑤ℎ𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑜𝑦𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑦'𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛".
Dr Olawumi said: “It was a great honour to have won this prestigious award. When I heard from the organisers (BIM Africa) that they received a total of 289 nominations from 54 African countries and that the jury judged my nomination for the award as an outstanding one, I felt so elated and encouraged at the same time. I would like to thank those who nominated me for this award. Special thanks to colleagues and collaborators and my family. They all contributed one way or the other to this latest feat!”
Dr Olawumi’s research is interdisciplinary in nature, with an emphasis on applying digital technologies, sustainability principles and data-driven techniques to construction management and engineering issues.
2 November 2021