Higher Degrees by Research Milestone Presentation Series

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15 August 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Pabasara Wijeratne
Second Milestone
Topic - An Integrated Framework for Design and Management of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Projects

 

24 October 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Benjamin Tyrell Robinson
Third Milestone
Topic - Identifying and Pricing Risk in Residential Development

21 June 2019

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Gideon Kwame Otchere
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - The emergence of gated communities and its impact on urban housing in Ghana - A case study on Accra

9 July 2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Hansen Seng
Second Milestone
Topic - A Front-End Planning Decision-Making Framework for Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia

27 November 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Yael Cass
Third Milestone
Topic - The challenges and opportunities women confront when advancing their careers in the Construction Industry and how this varies across trades and professional roles

21 February 2019

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Matthew Francis
Third Milestone
Topic - Engineering sustainable performance: Assessing the influence of building performance on academic occupant research productivity

12 November 2018

            10:00am–11:30am
            RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
            Kenneth Farnes
            Third Milestone
            Topic - Impact of the Project Managers' Person-Environment Fit

18 October 2018

10:30am–12:00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Tung Pham
Third Milestone
Topic - Factors affecting training transfer among construction workers participating in occupational health and safety training programs

17 October 2018

2:00pm –3:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Adisa Alawode
Second Milestone
Topic - Towards Net Zero Energy (NZE): Strategies for achieving NZE - High-rise Residential Buildings in Australia

5 September 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Prachi Garnawat
Third Milestone
Topic - Developing a framework for assessment of indoor environmental quality in healthcare facilities: A Multi-Stakeholder approach

30 August 2018

11:00am–12:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Liang Qi
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - The impact of employees' psychological activity and workplace fun on staff behaviors in project management

22 August 2018

9:00am–10:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Hongying Zhao
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - Value Comparison of Distributed Solar Energy Applications in Commercial Buildings Across China

21 August 2018

4:00pm–5:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Payam Pirzadeh
Third Milestone
Topic - A Social Network Perspective on Design for Construction Safety

15 August 2018

11:00am–12:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Hero Antoniades
Third Milestone
Topic - The development of forensic trust accounting as a tool for property agency governance and compliance

14 August 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Oanh Ho
Third Milestone
Topic - A cost model for sustainable construction projects

1 August 2018

9:30am–11:00am 
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne 

Pabasara Wijeratne Mudiyanselage
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - Driving the Uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Enabled Sustainable Development through Socio-Technical Analysis4 June 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Kingsley Baako
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - The Impact of Macroeconomic Indicators on Housing Finance

26 July 2018

10:30am–12:00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Hansen Seng
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - Augmenting the Value of Mixed-Use Development through Effective Project Management

23 July 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Iraina Hofsteede
Third Milestone
Topic - Influence of leadership competencies on the outcome of service industry tendering projects

26 March 2018

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 44) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Nilmini Weerasinghe
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - Collaborative Stakeholder network for Private Public Partnerships (PPP) infrastructure projects using a social capital theory to enhance the functionality of the facility

28 February 2018

11:00am–12:30pm 
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 45) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Hongying Zhao
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic - A lifecycle cost benefit analysis of the Building Integrated Photovoltaics 

8 March 2018

1:00pm–2:30pm 
RMIT City campus (Building 11, Level 2, Room 7) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Karishma Kashyap
Third Milestone
Topic - Closing feedback loop: The link between post occupancy evaluation and management styles

20 March 2018

4:00pm–5:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 12, Room 2) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Payam Pirzadeh
Second Milestone
Topic – A Social Network Perspective on Design for Construction Safety

20 February 2018

10:30am–12:00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 11, Level 2, Room 7) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Jessica Borg
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic – Consolidating Fragmented Perspectives: An Exploratory Study into the Work-Readiness of Built Environment Students  

13 December 2017

10:00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 45) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Jonathan Duverge
Third Milestone
Topic – Energy performance and water usage of aquatic centres

15 December 2017

10.30am–12.00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 45) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Karishma Kashyap
Third Milestone
Topic – Closing feedback loop: The link between post occupancy evaluation and management styles

9 November 2017

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Mark Ross Boyes
Third Milestone
Improving outcomes by embedding divergent thinking into project team decision making

8 November 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Treshani Perera
Third Milestone
Topic – Forecasting the Performance of Commercial Property Market: Beyond the Primary Reliance on Econometric Models

21 September 2017

9.00am–10.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Luper Noah
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic – TBD

19 September 2017

9.30am–11.00am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Adisa Alowade
Confirmation of Candidature
Topic – TBD

14 August 2017

3.00pm–4.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Prachi Garnawat
Second Milestone
Developing a framework for assessment of indoor environmental quality in healthcare facilities

14 August 2017

1.00pm–2.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Oanh Ho
Second Milestone
A cost model for sustainable construction projects

7 July 2017

10.00am–11:30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Upgrade to PhD
A comprehensive and holistic view of the planning and scheduling process in construction

14 June 2017

10.30am–12.00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Charles Kwarteng Asafo-Adjei
Second Milestone
Transport and Accessibility Challenges Facing the Rural People Living along Feeder Roads in Ghana

9 June 2017

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Monair Bawashkha
Confirmation of Candidature
Integrating Project Management Office (PMO) and Organisational Change Management (OCM) processes for better implementation and adoption of E-health strategy in Saudi Arabia

24 May 2017

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 11, Room 1) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Yael Cass
Second Milestone
The challenges and opportunities women confront when advancing their careers in the construction industry

9 December 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Kwabena Mintah
Is there value in waiting? An empirical study of real options application to property developments

7 December 2016

3.00pm–4.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Youmni Al-Jrab
The Role of Project Management Processes in the Success of NGOs in Aid/Development Projects

2 December 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Salman Shooshtarian
Evaluation of Microclimates and Thermal Perceptions in Urban Precincts

11 November 2016

2.00pm–3.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Jane Simpson
Australian large capacity multi-purpose stadiums: Ownership, operation and valuation

7 November 2016

11.00am–12.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Treshani Perera
Forecasting the performance of commercial property market: Beyond the primary reliance on econometrics

20 October 2016

1.30pm–3.00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
David Knowles
Uptake of process safety research in industry

11 October 2016

1.00pm–2.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Duro Kolar
Improving the link between project management and strategy to optimise project success

23 September 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Tung Pham
Factors affecting training transfer among construction workers participating in occupational health

15 September 2016

12.00noon–1.30 pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Saleh Mohammed S Alsayer
The impact of society culture on stakeholder management process in mega construction in developing countries: Case studies from Saudi Arabia

13 September 2016

2.00pm–3.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Jean Jonathan Duverge
Energy performance and water usage of aquatic centres

6 September 2016

1.00pm–2.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Prachi Garnawat
Developing a framework for proactive management of indoor environmental quality in hospital buildings in Australia

29 August 2016

3.00pm–4.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Nicola Willand
Residential energy efficiency and health – A mixed methods study of the effects of energy efficiency retrofits on the health and wellbeing of low income Home and Community Care recipients in the South East Councils' area of Victoria, Australia

19 August 2016

1.00pm–2.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Oanh Ho
A cost model for sustainable construction projects

10 August 2016

11.00am–12.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Rhea Chenery
Topic – To be announced

21 July 2016

11.00am–12.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Mark Boyes
Embedding divergent thinking into project teams to improve creative potential and subsequent commerce

15 June 2016

1.00pm–2.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Andrew Scott
Australian Shopping Centres: Ownership and Management Principles and Practices

19 May 2016

3.00pm–4.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Vasilios Papastamoulis
Developing a Site Waste Management Protocol based upon an Information Management Model: an Australian prototype

3 May 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 18) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Yael Cass
What challenges and opportunities do women confront when progressing their career in construction? How does this vary across trades and professional roles?

29 April 2016

12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
RMIT City campus (Building 37, Level 3, Room 18) 411 Swanston Street Melbourne
Raj Ranasinghe
Limitations in implementing project management methodologies in construction projects in local government

28 April 2016

2.00pm–3.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Yael Cass
What challenges and opportunities do women confront when progressing their career in construction? How does this vary across trades and professional roles?

26 April 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Salman Shooshtarian
Evaluation of Microclimates and Thermal Perceptions in Urban Precincts: Limitations in implementing project management methodologies in construction projects in local government

13 April 2016

2.00pm–3.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Kenneth Farnes
Impact of the Project Managers' Person-Fit on Project Success

17 March 2016

12.00pm–1.30pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Payam Pirzadeh
A framework for effective knowledge management to support Safety in Design in construction projects

15 March 2016

2.30pm–4.00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Phuong Ngoc Hong Ho
Internationalisation among architectural, engineering and construction firms: A socio-cultural approach

11 March 2016

10.00am–11.30am
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Andrew Law
Building Evaluation The Decay Method as an Evaluation Tool for Analysing Thermal Performance

23 February 2016

10.30am–12.00pm
RMIT City campus (Building 8, Level 8, Room 13) 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Patricia Ni Ivor
Harnessing a yogic ‘inquiry’ process in project teams to enrich project management capability, systems and performance

17 December 2015

10.00 am – 11.30 am
RMIT building 8 level 7 room 6
Linda Chartres
Is there value in waiting? An empirical study of real options application for commercial property development.

15 December 2015

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Kwabena Mintah
Australian Real Estate Agency Design Strategies for the Franchising Business Model

9 December 2015

9.30 am – 11.00 am
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Treshani Perera
Forecasting the Performance of Commercial Property Markets: Beyond the Primary Reliance on Econometric Models

4 December 2015

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Peng Wong
The Drivers of Overseas Investments in Australian Residential Property Market

2 December 2015

10.00 am – 11.30 am
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Benjamin Robinson
Identifying and pricing risk in residential development

17 November 2015

12.00 noon – 1.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Iraina Hofsteede
Influence of leadership competencies on the outcome of service industry tendering projects

20 October 2015

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Peng Wong
The Drivers of Overseas Investments in Australian Residential Property Market

26 August 2015

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Arash Ahmadi
Does prefabrication and industrialisation increase sustainability and after lifecycle benefits in the rail construction industry

22 July 2015

10.30 am – 12.00 noon
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Matthew Francis
Engineering Sustainable Performance: Building Performance Influence on Academic Occupant Productivity

3 July 2015

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Barbara Ryan
Developing an understanding of information seeking during the impact phase of a natural disaster

2 July 2015

10.00 am – 11.30 am 
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Linda Chartres
Australian Real Estate Agency Design Strategies for the Franchising Business Model

12.00 noon – 1.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Karishma Kashyap
Validate POE to strengthen the role of Facilities Management to achieve energy targets for academic buildings in Victoria

11 June 2015

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Hamza Moshrif
Building Design and Innovation: An investigation on the impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on Early Project Stages

21 April 2015

3.30 pm – 5.00 pm
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Ken Farnes
Impact of the Project Managers' Person-Fit on Project Success

15 April 2015

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Location to be confirmed
Zeed Alaiwi
A comprehensive and holistic view of the planning and scheduling process in construction

25 March 2015

9.30 am – 11.00 am AEST
RMIT building 37 level 2 room 3
Mr Kenneth Farnes 
Impact of the Project Managers' Person-Fit on Project Success

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm AEST
RMIT building 37 level 2 room 3
Mr Hamza Moshrif
Building Design and Innovation: An Investigation on the Impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on Early Project Stages

19 March 2015

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Mr Salman Shooshtarian 
Evaluation of Microclimates and Thermal Perceptions in Urban Precincts

18 March 2015

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Dr Jan Hayes 
Integrity management and fantasy planning: the San Bruno pipeline rupture
In September 2010, eight members of the public were killed when a gas transmission pipeline ruptured at San Bruno, California. This paper describes the causes of this serious organisational failure with a view to learning by other organisations that operate hazardous facilities.

5 March 2015

9.00 am – 10.30 am AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Ms Debbie Parkin 
Critical Success Factors for Projects in the State Level Emergency Management Sector: A case Study from Victoria Australia

4 March 2015

9.00 am – 10.30 am AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Ms Nicola Willand 
Residential Energy Efficiency and Health – Exploring the Impacts of Energy Efficiency Retrofits on the Health and Wellbeing of Low-income Householders in Victoria

11.00 am – 12.30 pm AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Mr Andrew Law 
Building Evaluation: The Decay Method as an Evaluation Tool for Analysing Thermal Performance

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Mr Mark Boyes 
Embedding Divergent Thinking into Project Teams to Improve Creative Potential and Subsequent Commercial Outcomes Through Collaboration and Innovation

3 March 2015

4.00 – 5.30 pm AEST
RMIT building 8 level 8 room 13
Mr. Lee Kiat Tan (Skype Presentation) 
Development of a Project Management Office (PMO) Model to Improve Financial Information Technology (IT) Projects Success Rate in Singapore

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