Construction management

RMIT’s Construction Management discipline in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM) is highly.


RMIT’s construction management (CM) discipline offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong. The programs are being accredited by a number internationally recognised professional bodies. The discipline is among the top in Australia in graduate employability. Academics in the discipline focus on high quality teaching and research outputs. They have strong track record in winning research grants across all categories including the Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants and a number of Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) grants.

CM has a strong industry network globally that has helped RMIT become one of the reputable institutions in construction education and research. In particular, we are among the first in the world employing Virtual Reality (VR) in construction management education and research. Graduates from the CM discipline are technically competent, socially responsible, interpersonally sound, resilient and adaptive to the ever-changing market demand.

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Dr. Alireza Ahankoob Construction Management Building Information Modelling (BIM) Lean Construction, Construction Innovation, Virtual Reality, Organisational Learning, Off-site Fabrication and Production Planning Applied and Theory
Dr. Behzad Abbasnejad Construction Management  Building Information Modelling (BIM) Virtual Reality (VR), Lean construction, Construction innovation, Organisational change Applied and Theory
Dr. David Oswald Construction and Occupational Health and Safety Safety measurement, safety communication, construction safety, health and well-being Research methodologies Applied
Mr. David Kenny Construction Management  High rise construction technology Prefabrication, modulation and offsite construction Applied
Dr. David Paterno Human Communication Development and refinement of general theoretical approaches to the study of communication Human communication by use of ethnography Applied
Dr. Azizur Rahman Occupational Health and Safety Occupational and workplace health and safety, ergonomic design, workplace well-being and equity of working life, injury prevention, macroeconomics Dynamic assessment of musculoskeletal system, ergonomic design of exoskeleton, virtual reality-based injury risk assessment, workplace well-being and equity of working life, human-robot interaction Applied and Theory
Dr. Eric Too Construction Management  Project and infrastructure management Application of information technology in construction Applied and Theory
Ms. Grainne Ryan Construction Managemnent Production management, sociotechnical systems and macroergonomics Industry Case Studies Applied
Associate Prof. Guillermo Aranda-Mena Architecture, Planning, Construction Innovation Environmental Sustainable Design, Infrastructure / Resilient Cities, User-centred design Repurposing Heritage Sites, Large Scale Retrofits, Façade Design, Industrial Design, Workplace + Campus Architecture, Building Information Modelling, Integrated Project Delivery, Infrastructure Procurement, BIM - 3D Printing - Automation -Robotics - AI Applied and Theory
Professor Helen Lingard Construction and Organisational Studies Occupational health and safety, work-life balance Safety culture, safety and health design, occupational health and well being, work-family interaction Applied and Theory
Dr. James PC Wong Building Science Building performance, Sustainable buildings, Energy efficiency, Building simulation Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), Computational fluid dynamic (CFD), Artificial intelligence (AI) research in buildings Applied
Professor  Jan Hayes Sociology Organisational accident prevention includding issues of professionalism, expertise, organisational culture, decision making, safety in design, role of rules. Social amplification of risk, social impact assessment Applied and Theory
Dr. Jin Woo Architectural Science (construction management in PCPM Building performance evaluation (energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, post-occupancy evaluation) Data utilisation and visualisation Applied and Theory
Ms. Karolina Barthowicz Construction Management, Landscape architecture and Urban Planning Green Infrastructure, benefits of green roofs/walls Multidisciplinary collaboration, design thinking, new methods for facilitating community generated design Applied and Theory
Dr. Katrin Leifels Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, OHS, Construction Management Occupational Health, Well-being, Stress prevention, teamwork, the effects of cultural diversity in teams, occupational demands, social resources, social support, coping strategies Communication in teams, risk management, disrimination, digital health technologies Applied and Theory
Dr. Kennedy Osakwe Adakporia Occupational Hygiene Occupational Health, Occupational Hygiene   Applied
Dr. Mary Myla Andamon Building Science Indoor and outdoor environments, urban microclimate, building thermal performance, energy efficiency Sustainability education in the built environment Applied
Ir. Matthew Francis Architectural science, Building Engineering, Project Management Indoor Environment Quality metrics, Human productivity and well-being in office environments, sustainable building environments. National culture influence on human relationships, educational space design, Environmental psychology, Human perceptions of office environments Applied and Theory
Professor Nick Blismas Construction Management Construction OHS; housing production Health in the workforce Applied
Dr. Nicola Willand Architecture, Sustainable Built Environment Building energy efficiency & health, energy poverty, energy justice Materials Applied and Theory
Mr. Norman Franzi Construction Management Teaching only    
Dr. Pauline Teo Construction Management Construction safety, Safety and quality performance, Public-Private Partnerships Infrastructure procurement, Error management Applied and Theory
Dr. Payam Pirzadeh Construction Management, Project Management Design decision-making, Safety in design, Construction work health and safety Design technology, Construction risk management, Social Network Analysis Applied
Professor  Peter S.P. Wong Construction Management, Construction Innovation Virtual Reality in construction, Prefabrication, modulation and offsite construction, Carbon Accounting in construction, Organisational learning, Organisational Culture, Construction dispute resolution Carbon reduction, life cycle costing, trust in construction, construction contract administration, procurement, supply chain management, IT in application to QS Applied and Theory
Professor  Priya Rajagopalan Architecture/Engineering Building science, energy efficiency, building outdoor impact, Indoor/oudoor environment quality Applied
Dr. Rebecca Jing Yang Sustainable Built/Urban Environment, Construction and Mega Projects Renewable energy application in Buildings and Urban scale Stakeholder trust in mega projects; Construction innovations Applied and Theory
Dr. Rita (Peihua) Zhang Construction and Occupational Health and Safety Construction work health and safety (safety culture/climate, safety leadership, risk perceptions, safety communication); Training and education in construction health and safety; Health and well-being  Knowledge management and learning; Building resilience; Corporate social responsibility; Community resilience  Applied
Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe Building and Construction management ICT in building and construction, building information modelling, smart technologies for construction safety Technology adoption in AEC and FM industries, wearable technologies and sensor applications Applied and Theory
Dr. Sajani Jayasuriya Construction Management Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Stakeholder management, Construction procurement, Cost management Safety management, Disaster reconstruction, Sustainable construction Applied and Theory
Associate Prof. Sarah Holdsworth Construction Management, Environmental science Practices and discourses of sustainability, Sustainability education (pedagogy, L&T and curricula), capabilities and capacity building Organisational learning and cultural change processes help to /or are required to embed sustainability into the curriculum of a universities Applied and Theory
Dr. Tom Simko Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering Heat Transfer and Solar Energy Specific application of heat transfer is my current research on vacuum insulating glazing Applied
Dr. Trivess Moore Sustainable Built/Urban Environment Socio-technical transitions to a low carbon urban future, with a focus on housing, households, practices, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, pre and post occupancy evaluations, building regulations and policy, performance gap, thermal comfort, through life affordability/liveability Urban planning, sustainable living, just and equitable cities/built environment, fuel poverty Applied and Theory
Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga Buildings, Sustainability, Built environment Built environment quantitatve and Qualitative measures for sustainability; Sustainable Development Goals and associated targets such as NUA; policy and regulation for sustainability; built environment design/form; health and confort issues relating to sustainability and wellness; heritage; education for sustainability; pre and post occupancy evaluation; urban greening; sustainability and materials use; climate change and resilience; circularity in built environment. Smart Cities, building codes, sustainable housing and energy efficiency, life cycle assessment Applied and Theory
Ms. Vijayalaxi  Rangrej Civil Engineering Impact of earthquake on building structures Civil engineering Applied and Theory
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.