Scholarly publications and presentations by staff from the School of Sustainable Development


Documents from 2014


The productivity puzzle: Is it just about the data?, Rick Best

Documents from 2013

The values of built heritage, Lynne Armitage and Janine Irons


The human green office experience: Happy and healthy or sick and frustrated?, Lynne Armitage and Ann Murugan


Sense in the city: Making the Gold Coast an intelligent and sustainable city, Bhishna Bajracharya, David Cattell, Daryl McPhee, Linda Too, and Isara Khanjanasthiti

Community capacity for better water catchment management outcomes using popular education approaches, Shelley Burgin and Tony Webb


The highs and lows of unbalanced bidding models, David Cattell


Using Bayesian Networks to assess the risk appetite of construction contractors, David Cattell and P.E.D. Love

Participatory project management for improved disaster resilience, Lynn Crawford, Craig Langston, and Bhishna Bajracharya


The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook, Chris Knapp

Managing of portfolios: The Australian studies, Aileen Koh and Lynn Crawford

'Sahaspura': The first high-rise housing project for low-income people in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thushara Samaratunga and Daniel O'Hare


The ethics of item pricing, A. Stramarcos and David Cattell

Developing a sustainable campus through community engagement: An empirical study, Linda Too, Bhishna Bajracharya, and Isara Khanjanasthiti

Impacts of the Moreton Bay Marine Park rezoning on commercial fishermen, Casper van de Greer, Morena Mills, Vanessa M. Adams, Robert L. Pressey, and Daryl McPhee

Documents from 2012

'Tough love and tears': Learning doctoral writing in the sciences, Claire Aitchison, Janice Catterall, Pauline Ross, and Shelley Burgin

A new framework for post occupancy evaluation of office buildings, Abdullah Al-khawaja, Craig Langston, and Brian Purdey


Public-private partnership in disaster management: A case study of the Gold Coast, Bhishna Bajracharya, Peter Hastings, Iraphne Childs, and Peter McNamee


Planning and design of master-planned communities for healthy living, Bhishna Bajracharya and Linda Too


International comparisons of cost and productivity in construction: A bad example, Rick Best


Assessing occupant comfort in an iconic sustainable education building, Rick Best and Brian Purdey

Epibionts of the Australian Eastern Long-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis Shaw) from farm dams, Shelley Burgin and Judith Betts

Extreme sports in natural areas: Looming disaster or a catalyst for a paradigm shift in land use planning?, Shelley Burgin and Nigel Hardiman

Is the evolving sport of mountain biking compatible with fauna conservation in national parks?, Shelley Burgin and Nigel Hardiman

Science under siege: Necessity driving the teaching-research nexus, Shelley Burgin and Adrian Renshaw

Study of climate change and field research in zoology: Are they compatible with research student training programs?, Shelley Burgin and Pauline Ross

A new approach to construction item pricing, David Cattell


An overview of component unit pricing theory, David Cattell

Construction item pricing: For more profit and less risk, David Cattell

The value-at-risk (VAR) with construction item pricing, David Cattell

Pre-departure and post arrival cross-cultural training for Australian project managers working in the UAE, Sabina Cerimagic

Defining eco-social capacity building and its evaluation: A case study in environmental community engagement in Western Sydney, Tom Colley, Shelley Burgin, Tony Webb, and Helen Bassett


AdaptSTAR model: A climate-friendly strategy to promote built environment sustainability, Sheila Conejos, Craig Langston, and Jim Smith


Designing for future buildings: Adaptive resuse as a strategy for carbon neutral cities, Sheila Conejos, Craig Langston, and Jim Smith

Modelling built asset preformance in 3D space, David Copray, Craig Langston, and Jim Smith

Conclusions, Christine Crawford and Tor Hundloe

Projects success: Looking beyond the project management toolkit., Lynn Crawford

World peace, Linux and project management standards, Lynn Crawford

Best Industry Outcomes, Lynn Crawford and Terry Cooke-Davies


Building capability for disaster resilience, Lynn Crawford, Craig Langston, and Bhishna Bajracharya

Bioenergy project appraisal in sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainability barriers and opportunities in Zambia, Ian Duvenage, Roslyn Taplin, and Lindsay Stringer

Towards implementation and achievement of sustainable biofuel development in Africa, Ian Duvenage, Roslyn Taplin, and Lindsay C. Stringer

Quantitative methods for risk management in the real estate development industry: Risk measures, risk aggregation and performance measures, Werner GleiBner and Thomas Wiegelmann

An introduction to the Little Swanport catchment, Tor Hundloe

Communities and values, Tor Hundloe

Economic values of nature, Tor Hundloe

Introduction, Tor Hundloe

Introduction to sustainability, Tor Hundloe

Practical measurements: Water as an ecosystem good, Tor Hundloe

The principles of sustainability and economics, Tor Hundloe

The value of water, Tor Hundloe

The catchment regional economy, Tor Hundloe and Peter Daniels

The people and use of natural resources, Tor Hundloe, Peter Daniels, Amy White, and Christine Crawford

A short history of the catchment settlement, Tor Hundloe and Michael Wenner

The world's great river basins, Tor Hundloe and Amy White

Promoting: Programs for and challenges of the knowledge-based small business, Joan K. Imukuka, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, and Greg Hearn


Portfolio management: The Australian experience, Aileen Koh


Walk the talk with portfolio management, Aileen Koh

Portfolio management: The Australian experience, Aileen Koh and Lynn Crawford


Comparing international construction performance, Craig Langston


Validation of the adaptive reuse potential (ARP) model using iconCUR, Craig Langston


Modelling property management decisions using 'iconCUR', Craig Langston and Jim Smith

Affordable and sustainable housing: An empirical study of options for redevelopment in central Australia, Yvonne Maher and Lynne Armitage

Future Management and Governance of the Queensland East Coast Inshore Finfish Fishery, Daryl McPhee


Likely effectiveness of netting or other capture programs as a shark hazard mitigation strategy under Western Australian conditions, Daryl McPhee

Marine park planning and fisheries management in Australia: Understanding the conflict and designing a better future, Daryl McPhee


Transforming the tourist city into a knowledge and healthy city: Reinventing Australia's Gold Coast, Daniel O'Hare, Bhishna Bajracharya, and Isara Khanjanasthiti

A preliminary study of cognitive failures in open plan offices, Brian Purdey and David Leifer


Dramatic pre-emption in Singapore's National Theatre: Constructing national identity before an independent nation, Raymond Quek

Nationalism and architecture: An introduction, Raymond Quek

The cloak of a nation: Republic of China/Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, questions for the pursuit of nationalism in architecture, Raymond Quek


Public infrastructure procurement: A comparative analysis of adversarial and non-adversarial contracting arrangments, Michael Regan


Public private partnership units, Michael Regan

Benchmarking public private partnership environments: East Asian comparisons, Michael Regan, Jim Smith, and Peter Love


High density high rise vertical living for low income people in Colombo, Sri Lanka: Learning from Pruitt-Igoe, Thushara Samaratunga and Daniel O'Hare

Forecasting supply of commercial office buildings using polynomial distributed lag model, Chun-pong Sing, Peter Love, Xiangyu Wang, and Jim Smith

On being balanced in an unbalanced world, Martin Skitmore and David Cattell

Review and analysis of the residential building certification process in South East Queensland, Ben Smith, Geoffrey Mitchell, and Jim Smith

Project inception: Facilities change management in practice, Jim Smith and Peter Love

A casual [causal] relationship between building maintenance market and GDP: Hong Kong study, Yong-tao Tan, Liyin Shen, and Craig Langston

Competition environment, strategy and performance in the Hong Kong construction industry, Yongtao Tan, Liyin Shen, and Craig Langston

People, policy and politics in future climates, Roslyn Taplin

The Asia-Pacific Partnership: A deepened market liberal model for the international climate regime?, Roslyn Taplin and Jeffrey McGee

"TOXIC" workplaces: The negative interface between the physical and social environments, Linda Too and Michael G. Harvey


Climate change resilience of Melbourne, Ned Wales, Isara Khanjanasthiti, Sarah Savage, and George Earl

Applying life cycle assessment (LCA) to aquaculture: A case study of the Tasmanian salmon industry, A White, Daryl McPhee, and Tor Hundloe

Documents from 2011


Built heritage and sustainability: Perspectives on value, Lynne Armitage

Green offices in Australia: A user perception survey, Lynne Armitage, Ann Murugan, and Hikari Kato


Climate change adaptation through land use planning and disaster management: Local government perspectives from Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, and Peter Hastings


Climate change adaption through land use planning and disaster management: Local government perspectives from Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, and Peter Hastings


Role of local government in disaster management: Findings from regional towns in Queensland, Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, and Peter Hastings


Building active and healthy communities: An analysis of council initiatives, Bhishna Bajracharya and Shahed Khan

Comparing construction costs between countries, Rick Best


Developing a basket of resources as a tool for collecting construction cost data internationally, Rick Best

Typologies of urban beach precincts of the Gold Coast, Australia, Nigel Cartlidge


Whose beach is it anyway?, Nigel Cartlidge


The development of an online bidding game as a learning tool, David Cattell

Proposed framework for applying cumulative prospect theory to an unbalanced bidding model, David W. Cattell, Paul A. Bowen, and Ammar P. Kaka

Cross-cultural adaptivity and expatriate performance in the United Arab Emirates, Sabina Cerimagic


Do Australian project managers working in the UAE need cross-cultural training?, Sabina Cerimagic


Cross-cultural training: The importance of investing in people, Sabina Cerimagic and Jim Smith