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School of Property, Construction & Project Management

Students and staff present research at 40th AUBEA Conference

All at AUbea

The School of Property, Construction and Project Management’s new embedded Honours program is producing excellent results. Four student research papers were presented at the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference on 6-8 July in Cairns. The audience was impressed by the quality and variety of the students’ research projects.

Conference papers were delivered by Chanelle Secatore (‘Attracting and retaining young professional women in the construction industry’), Hillary Monteleonie (‘Managing multicultural teams: the multiple intelligences of a project manager’), Jessica Borg (‘Thrown in the deep end: work readiness in the built environment’) , Spencer Dunbabin and Madeleine Sulzberger (‘Challenges faced by contractors in post-disaster reconstruction projects’).  The students’ research was supervised by Drs. Michelle Turner, Maged Georgy and Christina Scott-Young.

Master of Project Management student, Zeed Alawi, presented his research on improving the planning and scheduling of projects in the United Arab Emirates.  Dr. Maged Georgy presented a paper on BIM information modelling, co-authored with Drs. Frank Boukamp and Farshid Rhamani.  Christina Scott-Young delivered a paper on employer engagement with higher education institutions, which she co-authored with Maged Georgy and Koorosh Gharebaghi.  The Head of School, Professor Ron Wakefield, supported the researchers by attending all student and staff presentations.

Author: Dr. Christina Scott-Young

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