Dr. Milan Radosavljevic


Project  & Construction Management Expert / Lecturer / Trainer

MR-webDr Radosavljevic is an award-winning Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maribor in Slovenia and a Fulton-Prize awarded PhD Degree in Construction Management from the University of Dundee.

 Before joining the University of Reading, Dr Radosavljevic worked as a Production Director in the medium size off-site construction company in Central Europe from 1997 to 2001, as a Research Assistant at the Construction Information Technology Centre (CITC) of the University of Maribor in Slovenia where he administered the EU funded ITC Euromaster programme between 2001 and 2002, and as a Demonstration Projects Coordinator for Scotland on behalf of the Communities Scotland and Constructing Excellence between 2003 and 2006.

 He serves as a committee member of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), he sat on the Board of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) from 2009 to 2013, and represents the University of Reading in the UK Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) and Constructing Excellence in the Built Environment (CEBE).

 He is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Ljubljana and has made contributions on various courses at institutions around the world, including the Norwegian School of Management, Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Shandong University in China, and has developed and run executive courses in the UK and abroad.

 This experience has helped in developing close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Building – CIOB (co-authoring the 4th Edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management and the forthcoming 1st Edition of the Code of Practice for Programme Management). Dr Radosavljevic is currently supervising four PhD and two EngD students for the Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE) centre. For five years he led a world renowned Reading MSc in Project Management and has recently established BIM Lounge, a state-of-the-art BIM and augmented reality facility.

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Radosavljevic, M and Bennett J (2012). Construction Management Strategies: A Theory of Construction Management, Wiley-Blackwell.
Sergeeva, N and Radosavljevic, M (2011). Towards a theoretical framework for creative participation: How personal characteristics influence employees’ willingness to contribute ideas. In Mesquita A (Ed/s.), Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications (pp. 84-103). Hershey, New York: IGI Global – Information Science Reference.

Refereed Journal Papers

Sergeeva, N. and Radosavljevic, M. (2012). “Creative participation in construction firms: Bridging creativity and innovation”. Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 490-506.
Jarkas, A. M. and Radosavljevic, M. (2012). “Motivational factors impacting the productivity of construction master craftsmen in Kuwait”. Journal of Management in Engineering ASCE.
Sacks, R., Radosavljevic, M. and Barak, R. (2010) “Requirements for building information modeling based lean production management systems for construction” Automation in Construction, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 641-655.
Radosavljevic, M (2008). “Autopoiesis vs. social autopoiesis: critical evaluation and implications for understanding firms as autopoietic social systems”, International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 215-230.
Radosavljevic, M and Horner, R M W (2007). “Process planning methodology: dynamic short-term planning for off-site construction in Slovenia”, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 143-156.
Čuš Babič, N, Rebolj, D, Magdič, A, and Radosavljevic, M (2003). “MC as a means for supporting information flow in construction processes”, Concurrent engineering: research and applications, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp 37-46.
Radosavljevic, M and Horner, R M W (2002). “The evidence of complex variability in construction labour productivity”, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3-12.

Refereed Conference Papers

Wang, N., Ding, R., Radosavljevic, M. and Sun, H. (2011) Practicing sustainability in PFI project management. In: Technology Management Conference (ITMC), 2011 IEEE International, 27-30 June 2011, Hilton San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA, pp. 717-722.
Ivanic, A, Lubej, S and Radosavljevic, M (2009) “Bond improvement in cementitious mortars reinforced with continuous carbon filaments”, In: 1st International Conference on Concrete Technology, Tabriz, Iran.
Dan-Asabe, D and Radosavljevic, M (2009) “Do construction companies need to match employees’ expectations?”, In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.
Lubej, S, Ivanic, A and Radosavljevic, M (2009) “Hardening of concrete with a planned delayed ettringite formation”, In: 1st International Conference on Concrete Technology, Tabriz, Iran.
Sergeeva, N and Radosavljevic, M (2009) “The influence of individual characteristics on employee creative participation”, In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.
Nishiyama, D. and Radosavljevic, M. (2009) Mathematical modelling of decision making processes in construction projects. In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham.
Radosavljević, M and Dan-Asabe, D (2007). “How could construction supply chain benefit from RFID/GPS integration: A knowledge management perspective”, CIB W102 3rd International Conference: Information and Knowledge Management – Helping the Practitioner in Planning and Building, 2007, 16-18 October, Stuttgart, Germany.
Radosavljević, M (2007). “General Systems Perspective on Achieving Continuous Synergy in a Project Organisation”, Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future, 25th Anniversary of Construction Management and Economics Journal, 2007, 16-18 July, Reading, UK.
Radosavljević, M (2006). “The principles of ideactivity”, Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering 2006, 14-16 June, Montreal, Canada.
Radosavljević, M (2005). “The process based short-term planning methodology as a tool for maintaining knowledge sustainability in the construction industry”, CIBW102 Conference 2005, 19-20 May, Lisbon, Portugal.
Tibaut, A, Rebolj, D, Čuš Babič, N, Magdič, A, and Radosavljević, M (2002). “Constructing collective knowledge”, eWork and eBusiness in architecture, engineering and construction, pp 685-686, A. A. Balkema: Swets & Zeitlinger.
Rebolj, D, Čuš Babič, N, Tibaut, A, Magdič, A, and Radosavljević, M (2002). “Mobile product models”, eWork and eBusiness in architecture, engineering and construction, pp 637-638, A. A. Balkema: Swets & Zeitlinger.
Magdič, A, Rebolj, D, Čuš Babič, N, and Radosavljević, M (2002). “Mobile computing in construction”, Proceedings of the CIBW78 Conference 2002, 12-14 June, pp 29-36, Aarhus, Denmark.
Dauber, V F, Radosavljević, M and Horner, R M W (2002). “Managing Flow: the way to innovative project management”. Proceedings of the 2nd SENET Conference on Project Management, 17-19 April, pp 598-609, Cavtat, Croatia.
Radosavljević, M (2001). “Autopoietic organisation of a firm: an illustration for the construction industry”, Proceedings of the 17th annual ARCOM conference, 5-7 September, University of Salford, UK.
Radosavljević, M (2001). “Človeški vidiki gradbene informatike: današnje organizacijske ovire/The human side of construction IT: the present organisational constraints”, Proceedings of the conference: Gradbena informatika 2001, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.