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Construction and Project Management

Overview

The construction industry is well-known for the strain it puts on their workers including six-day working weeks, a low focus on safety and some of the highest levels of suicide compared to other industries.

Our disciplines looks to examine the issues surrounding the construction sector with the goal of processes operating with a human-centered focus.

Through the increasing efficiencies of information and communication technologies (ICT), we develop new and innovative strategies to enhance and streamline current processes.

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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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 Tim 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 Melissa Teo
Position
Senior Lecturer in Construction/Project Management
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Other Built Environment and Design
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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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Dr Sara Omrani
Position
Lecturer in Virtual Design & Construction
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Architecture
Civil Engineering
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Research

Our research and expertise includes work in:

  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • health and safety
  • information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • infrastructure and heavy engineering
  • organisational innovation
  • procurement and finance
  • sustainability.

Collectively, we investigate global construction and project management best practices to work towards more efficient and effective ways of doing business in a variety of contexts.

Infrastructure for sustainable communities

Our discipline leader Professor Robin Drogemuller leads the Energy and Water Management domain for the Infrastructure for sustainable communities research theme at the Institute for Future Environments.

Their research tackles the grand economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world this century by addressing real-world challenges in the infrastructure sector.

Find out more about the research theme

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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