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Overview

Our research is exploring new and innovative ways to solve construction sector challenges, such as:

  • supply-chain issues
  • policy uncertainties
  • resource shortages.

Our findings assist the construction industry to utilise strategies to enable sector efficiencies and enhancements.

Our experts

Our discipline brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.

Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.

Meet our experts

Professor Robin Drogemuller
Position
Professor of Virtual Design and Construction
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Architecture
Building
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Professor Martin Skitmore
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Associate Professor Adrian Bridge
Position
Associate Professor in Project Management
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Associate Professor Bo Xia
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Associate Professor Hilary Hughes
Position
Research Assistant
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Library and Information Studies
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Associate Professor Dianne Smith
Position
Research Assistant
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Architecture
Design Practice and Management
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Dr Duzgun Agdas
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Vaughan Coffey
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Dr Timothy Rose
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Dr Carol Hon
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Civil Engineering
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Dr Fiona Lamari
Position
Lecturer in Construction Mgt
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Dr Madhav Nepal
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Civil Engineering
Information Systems
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Projects

Innovative procurement theories to optimise education per cost of school

Project leader

Associate Professor Adrian Bridge

Dates

2016-2019

Project summary

This project aims to develop a whole-of-life procurement decision-making framework so schools can make delivering better education more cost effective. This framework—which draws on state-of-the-art and Nobel prize-winning theories and a new theory the project will develop—will be used in government and private schools.
This research is expected to deliver more efficient ways to future-proof schools to create a well performing school system and more resilient infrastructure vital to Australia’s future prosperity.

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Reforming the procurement of construction and financing of Australian infrastructure: advancing capacity, competition and investment

Project leader

Associate Professor Adrian Bridge

Dates

2009-2013

Project summary

The project will significantly assist Federal and State governments in delivering value for money in the provision of a substantial infrastructure pipeline. The project will promote the transformation of the domestic construction industry in Australia, in terms of saving unnecessary transaction costs, promoting productivity, advancing training and accessing the world's best knowledge and skills.

The project will help ensure that new infrastructure contributes to Australia's economic growth and counters inflationary pressures. Finally, the transferable knowledge outcomes of this project have potential to capture global attention and promote Australia as a leading nation in the provision of infrastructure.

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Student topics

Construction management

We offer research opportunities to future students interested in:

  • building procurement
  • construction management, particularly micro-economics of construction
  • cost engineeering
  • multinational contracting
  • procurement systems
  • quantity surveying
  • sustainability
  • tendering and bidding.

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Modelling and information technology in construction

There are research opportunities for future students to explore modelling and information technology in construction. Topics include:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • building information technology in construction education
  • city modelling
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • information modelling.

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Project management

There are opportunities for future students to undertake research in project management, specifically in:

  • contract law
  • international project management
  • partnering
  • portfolio management
  • professional ethics
  • program management
  • quality management systems
  • safety and health.

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Courses

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

Coordinate and supervise the construction of large building projects. This course is highly ranked in Australia and internationally. Undertake professional practice before you graduate.

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

Provide advice on the financial and legal aspects of construction and buildings. Undertake field trips and site visits, and receive professional accreditation to graduate job ready.

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management delivers fundamental project management skills for both individuals seeking to work in project management areas and for those already working in positions requiring project management.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Master of Project Management

This course will train project managers to be capable of managing constraints in time, cost and quality, as well as social, political and environmental challenges.

Master of Project Management

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