Dingayo Mzyece

Dingayo Mzyece


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    Industry 4.0 and advanced digital technologies in construction;
    Occupational health and safety management practices in construction;
    Improved smart contracts; BIM and digital twins - approaches.

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    Personal profile


    Dingayo Mzyece (PhD) is a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB); contributes to the built environment curriculum; and teaches on a wide range of modules and subject areas in the School of Energy, Construction and Environment as Assistant Professor (Academic); and in 2015 was appointed Lecturer in Quantity Surveying. During the earlier part of his career, Dingayo worked as a registered quantity surveyor (RQS) on several projects ranging from: mixed-use developments, commercial office buildings, service stations; to undertaking early feasibility studies for the decommissioning of an oil plant; and construction/remodelling of a car showroom. Dingayo also worked on public projects such as a school; and various privately-funded refurbishment works that included demolition and repurposing of the facility, abroad and locally.


    Now, a keen academic and researcher, Dr Dingayo Mzyece is interested in researching topics in construction, with particular focus on health and safety, digitalisation, building information modelling (BIM), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI), among others. For his PhD, Dingayo conducted an investigation into the implementation of the Construction (Design and Management) regulations in the UK construction industry at the University of Wolverhampton (2015). He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the University of Bath (2008); and a BSc degree in Building (‘Quantity Surveying and Construction Management’, 2003). Dr Mzyece also contributes to various scientific journals as a peer reviewer and co-/author, e.g. Safety Science; Engineering Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM); Construction Management and Economics (CME); Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Management, Practice and Law (MPL); and Construction Innovation.


    Prior to joining Coventry University in his current role, Dingayo was employed (FTE - 1.0) at Oxford Brookes University; and Liverpool John Moores University in the role of Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying, respectively.

    Research Interests

    Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in construction; Building Information Modelling (BIM); digital twins; smart sensors; augmented reality (AR); artificial intelligence (AI) in construction; and contract administration, practice and law.

    Vision Statement

    Given the need for accurate data to inform cost, budgets and performance of projects, the construction industry, in the next two decades or so, will no doubt embrace the fourth/fifth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0/5.0); and therefore bring about the much needed change, advancing the manner in which projects are procured, thereby improving the predictability of project completion cost and time. With this in mind, my research focus considers how the construction industry can embrace the fourth industrial revolution; of course, notwithstanding some of the Industry 4.0/5.0 implementation ‘hurdles’ that must be addressed.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    Education/Academic qualification

    Academic Practice in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, PGCAPHE, Coventry University

    Award Date: 9 Dec 2016

    Construction and Engineering Management, Doctorate, An investigation into the implementation of Construction Design and Management Regulations in the UK construction industry, University of Wolverhampton

    Award Date: 3 Aug 2015

    Construction Management, MSc, University of Bath

    Award Date: 31 Oct 2008

    Building (Quantity Surveying/Construction Management), Degree

    Award Date: 12 Dec 2003

    External positions

    PhD External Examiner, Leeds Beckett University

    1 Jun 2023 → …

    External Examiner, Birmingham City University

    1 Jan 202131 Dec 2024

    MSc/PhD External Examiner, University of Johannesburg

    1 Apr 20191 Apr 2020

    MSc/PhD External Examiner, Nelson Mandela University

    1 Oct 20161 Oct 2020


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