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Dr Ephraim Zulu

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:
Engineering and the Built Environment
Location:
Chelmsford
Research Supervision:
Yes

Ephraim is a Senior Lecturer teaching various quantity surveying modules including Risk, Value and Environment Management, Design Economics, Construction Procurement, and Construction Project Management among others. He is a qualified quantity surveyor with over ten years of experience in the construction industry. He also has over ten years of experience as a lecturer teaching various modules in quantity surveying, construction management, and construction project management.

Email: [email protected]

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Background

Ephraim joined ARU in 2023. Prior to joining ARU, he lectured in South Africa and in Zambia in the fields of quantity surveying, construction management, and building science. His PhD was on inquiry-based education in the built environment focused to developing curricula that produce employable graduates from construction programmes.

After obtaining his PhD, he concentrated on academic research in the fields of inquiry-based learning, sustainability in the built environment, and public-private partnerships in developing countries and subsequently published several papers. He continues to do research pertaining to inquiry-based learning, and a sustainable built environment among others.

Research interests

Ephraim’s research interests cover a broad spectrum of issues in the built environment including sustainability, building and design economics, and education. Specific areas of interest are sustainability and sustainable construction in the built environment, inquiry-based teaching and learning in the built environment, and private public partnerships in developing countries.

Areas of research supervision

  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Sustainable energy transitioning in buildings in the mining industry sector
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Construction Education

Teaching

BA (Hons) Quantity Surveying

  • Risk, Value, and Environment Management
  • Design Economics
  • Construction Procurement
  • Construction Project Management

Qualifications

  • PhD Construction Management – University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • MSc International Construction Management and Engineering – Leeds University
  • BSc Building Science – Copperbelt University
  • Diploma Civil Engineering – Copperbelt University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Guest editor in the special issue of the Journal of Engineering Design and Technology - The nexus between design, technology, engineering and management issues in the delivery of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SRI) Projects
  • Editorial board member of Journal of Construction

Selected recent publications

Kavishe, N., Zulu, S.L., Luvara, V., Musonda, I., Zulu, E., Moobela, C., & Chileshe, N. (2023). Exploring constraining factors for use of private sector finance in delivery of public sector infrastructure in Tanzania: A qualitative study. Frontiers in Built Environment, section Construction Management. (in-press)

Zulu, E., Zulu, S. L., Chabala, M., Musonda, I., Kavishe, N., & Chileshe, N. (2022). Challenges and advocated solutions for environmental protection legislation for building infrastructure projects in developing countries: Evidence from Zambia. Project Leadership & Society. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.  

Zulu, E., Zulu, S. L., Chabala, M., Kavishe, N., Chifunda, C., & Musonda, I. (2022). Infrastructure design stage considerations for environmental sustainability in Zambia. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-12-2021-0742

Zulu, S., Zulu, E., & Chabala, M. (2022). Sustainability awareness and practices in the Zambian construction industry. Acta Structilia, 29(1), 112-140.

Zulu, E., Zulu, S. L., Chabala, M., Kavishe, N., Chifunda, C., & Musonda, I. (2022). Infrastructure design stage considerations for environmental sustainability in Zambia. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology.

Zulu, S. L., Zulu, E., Chabala, M., & Chunda, N. (2022). Drivers and barriers to sustainability practices in the Zambian Construction Industry. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-10. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2022.2045425

Zulu, E., Haupt T., and Bwalya B. (2022). Supply chain management practices and factors affecting project quality in Zambia. Paper presented at the 16th Built Environment Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zulu, E., Haupt T., and Chifumbila P. (2022). Impact of Covid-19 on construction businesses and their associated business survival practices in Zambia. Paper presented at the 16th Built Environment Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zulu, S., and Zulu, E. (2021). "Exploring the correlation between cost perception and uptake of solar energy solutions in the Zambia Housing Sector". AfRES 2021-005, African Real Estate Society (AfRES).

Recent presentations and conferences

Zulu, E., & Haupt, T. (2019). Types of Questions and their contribution to Schema Development. Paper presented at the 4th World Conference on Engineering and Applications, Bali, Indonesia from 17th to 18th December 2019.

Zulu, E., & Haupt, T. (2019). Moderation of Self-Directed Learning on the Relationship between Complex Questions and Cognitive Loading in Students of Construction Programmes. Paper presented at the 13th Built Environment Conference, Hilton Hotel, Durban, South Africa.

Zulu, E., & Haupt, T. (2019). Moderation of Scaffolding on the relationship between Complex Questions and Cognitive Loading in Students of Construction Programs. Paper presented at the CIB World Building Congress, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Construction and Environment, Department of Building and Real Estate.

Zulu, E., & Haupt, T. (2018). Structural Equation Modelling of Cognitive Loading in the CDIO Pedagogical Approach. Paper presented at the 14th International CDIO Conference, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa, Japan. http://www.cdio.org/knowledge-library/documents/structural-equation-modelling-            cognitive-loading-cdio-pedagogical

Zulu, E. and Haupt, T. (2018c). Mediation of Reflective Thinking on the Relationship between Self-Directed Learning and Schema Construction. 2nd International Conference on Education and E-Learning held at Kuta Central Park Hotel, Bali, Indonesia, doi. 10.1145/3291078.3291114