Dr Rafiu Salami
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Dr Rafiu Olugbenga Salami is presently a casual academic and researcher at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle Australia. He obtained his PhD in Disaster Management in 2017 from the University of Newcastle Australia, he also earned a Master of Technology in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. His research interests include built environment disaster risk reduction, urban vulnerability, and city resilience. His PhD thesis entitled "Determinants of urban settlements’ flood vulnerability in African cities: A case of Ibadan Metropolis."
Rafiu Salami is a member of the disaster and development research team at the University of Newcastle, Australia, a group of researchers who involves in the
Rafiu Salami has been an academic reviewer for Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies and International Journal for Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR). His ongoing research concentrates on the urban political ecology of flood vulnerability in developing countries.
- Doctor of Philisophy in Disaster Management, University of Newcastle
- Master of Technology, Federal University of Technology - Akure
- Building Construction Management
- Climate Change
- Disaster Resilience
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Natural hazards
- Project Management
Fields of Research
|120201||Building Construction Management and Project Planning||30|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Casual Academic||University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
The AIB New South Wales Chapter Presidents Award for Research 2018.
Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter
The Head of the School (SABE, UoN) Award for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Impact
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
The Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment Postgraduate RHD Poster prize.
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
The University of Newcastle Research Higher Degree Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (1 outputs)
Salami RO, Von Meding J, Giggins H, 'The urban political ecology of flood vulnerability in the core area of Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria', Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies, Il Sileno Edizioni, Rende, Italy 36-50 (2018) [B1]
Journal article (3 outputs)
Salami RO, von Meding JK, Giggins HP, 'Urban settlements' vulnerability to flood risks in African cities: A conceptual framework', Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 9 (2017) [C1]
Salami RO, Von Meding JK, Giggins, 'Vulnerability of human settlements to flood risk in the core area of Ibadan metropolis, Nigeria', Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 9 (2017) [C1]
Oyedele LO, Jaiyeoba BE, Kadiri KO, Folagbade SO, Tijani IK, Salami RO, 'Critical factors affecting construction quality in Nigeria: evidence from industry professionals', International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, 6 103-113 (2015)
© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The overall aim of this study is to improve construction quality in Nigeria through the identification of pertinent factors affecting the process. R... [more]
© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The overall aim of this study is to improve construction quality in Nigeria through the identification of pertinent factors affecting the process. Relevant factors were identified from the literature and studied by means of questionnaire survey sent to construction industry professionals that include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and builders. The importance of each factor was computed for all the professionals via the severity and frequency responses of the factors. Data analysis includes ranking comparison among the professionals using severity, frequency and importance indexes. Percentage rank agreement factor (PRAF) was used to measure agreement of the importance ranking among construction professionals and one sample t-test was conducted to determine the significance of each factor. Finally, correlation analysis was used to measure the degree of correlation among all professionals. The results shows that the five most important factors are ¿poor quality of materials delivered to site¿, ¿low level of skill and labour experience¿, ¿poor inspection and testing¿, ¿poor site installation procedure¿, and ¿lack of quality assurance¿. The one sample t-test shows that 79% of the factors are important in affecting construction quality in Nigeria. There was strong agreement between the architects and the engineers (.71), the architects and the builders (.73), and the engineers and the builders (.75), while the level of agreement between the architects and the quantity surveyors (.43), the engineers and the quantity surveyors (.36), and the builders and the quantity surveyors (.38) is low. Determining the construction industry professionals' viewpoints on factors affecting construction quality is therefore an essential first step towards establishing methods and processes for real improvement of quality in Nigeria and probably most other African countries that are similar in nature.
Conference (2 outputs)
|2015||Olotu AZ, Owi T, Salami RO, 'Building flood disaster resilience of SMEs in urban cities of Nigeria', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, Australia (2015) [E1]|
Salami R, Von Meding JK, Giggins H, Olotu A, 'Disasters, vulnerability and inadequate housing in Nigeria: A viable strategic framework.', Proceedings ANDROID Residential Doctoral School, Newcastle, N.S.W. (2015) [E1]
Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)
|2017||Salami RO, Determinants of urban settlements' vulnerability to flood hazard in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria, University of Newcastle, Australia (2017)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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20161 grants / $6,000
2016 Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) residential workshops$6,000
The 2016 Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) residential workshops was a competitive scholarship for young researchers around the world hosted by Watson Institutes for International and Public Affairs at Brown
University, one of the Ivy League institutions in the US. The scholarship covered the full cost of tuition, meal, housing, and air travel. The participants benefited from the university’s world-class campus, facilities, and distinguished international guests faculty. BIARI offers rigorous, innovative, intensive, interdisciplinary two-week programs on world pressing issues.
Funding body: Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University USA
|Funding body||Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University USA|
|Scheme||2016 Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) residential workshops|
|Type Of Funding||C3212 - International Not for profit|