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Dr Graham J Brewer is an Associate Professor in Construction Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he was first appointed at the end of 1999. He is currently Deputy Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, and was previously Head of Discipline, Building. During this time he has undertaken various administrative roles at School, Faculty, and University level, and is currently a member of Academic Senate.

Graham Brewer graduated with his Doctorate in 2008. This work embodied the characteristics of his research, which fall broadly into three categories:

Innovation by individual firms. This work has taken three forms: firstly, enabling the individual firm to benchmark itself against sector-leading enterprises in terms of technology and capability; secondly, identifying strengths and weaknesses in its capability profile, and lastly; performance testing of project portal applications for fit with enterprise objectives. The first two were commercialised by the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) and the third was undertaken as commissioned consultancy work.

Innovation across project teams. The key output in this regard was a series of four Best Practice guides and a fifth companion volume published as e-books by the CRC-CI. This work attracted the attention of "Constructing Excellence" in the UK, who negotiated with the CRC-CI for inclusion of its metrics in their own benchmarking mechanism.

Sociological influences on Innovation. In the wake of completing the previous two bodies of research it was apparent that there was a gulf between the stated preferences and intentions of enterprise leaders in relation to ICT and their subsequent actions. This spawned Dr Brewer's doctoral research, which looked at the attitudes and behaviours of ICT decision-makers in the AEC sector, revealing a raft of boundedly rational influences on decision-making, resulting in the first comprehensive map of the ICT decision domain. his dissertation subsequently received three research awards: Australian Institute of Building NSW President’s Award for Excellence in Research; The Chartered Institute of Building Australasia Excellent Building Postgraduate (Research) Award (PhD), and; Post Graduate Research Award: School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.

The previous three areas of excellence in research have led him to be sought out by industry leaders in order to advise on issues related to the advent of disruptive technologies such as building information modelling. Over the last two years he has undertaken commissioned research for the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board and others in relation to disruptive innovation.

As an educator the quality of Graham Brewer's teaching has been recognised with multiple nominations and awards, culminating in an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2008.

Dr Brewer's ongoing community-based commitments include: Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, its Professional Excellence and University Accreditation Panels;external examiner for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors: Oceania; New South Wales Board of Studies Curriculum Review Panel for the Built Environment (University Sector representative). He has participated in external reviews for multiple university departments and research centres, as well as Cooperative Research Centres.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 13/11/2008
  • Master of Science (Engineering, Design of Build), University of Paisley - Scotland
  • Certificate in Further Education, Jordanhill College of Education, Scotland

Research

Research keywords

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Innovation
  • Project Procurement & Governance

Research expertise

Professional Education:

Supporting the transition to PBL

Integrating and assessing the development of metacognitive skills

Learning contracts

Developing and assessing teamwork skills

On-line delivery of undergraduate programmes

ICT in the Construction Industry

Benchmarking the use of IT in the construction industry

Measuring the Critical Success Factors for the implementation of ICT across project teams

Sustainability in the Built Environment:

Design for Disassembly

Urban Sustainability: ageing in place

Innovative funding mechanisms for infrastructure

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120200Building85
090599Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified10
099999Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified5

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Chartered Institute of Building

Awards

Recognition.

1995University Court medal
University of Paisley (United Kingdom)

Collaboration

Dr Graham Brewer's research is largely characterised by leadership of, or participation in collaborative research teams. During the life of the Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) he led two projects worth nearly $300,000, investigating issues associated with the uptake of ICT in the construction sector, and a further four projects worth over $160,000 also connected with the sociology of ICT uptake and knowledge management. Concurrently he led two taskforces funded by the Construction Industry Institute of Australia (CIIA), yet again investigating the softer issues associated with new technology in the sector.

Graham Brewer was a Chief Investigator in a multidisciplinary team on a successful ARC Linkage Grant ($220,000) that utilised his sociological methodology expertise to investigate attitudes and behaviours in consumer spaces, with a view to quantifying the benefits of sustainable retail environments. He has also received upwards of $50,000 to develop a multimedia teaching module in collaboration with the members of his Discipline group.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Faculty IT Committee 1999-2001

Faculty Marketing Committee 1999-2001

Discipline Marketing Coordinator 2001-2005

  • 3 x marketing campaigns(8 Ball, Mass mail out, and Tasmania mail out)

Discipline Scholarship Coordinator 2000-2003

  • 2 x UNISS sponsors (Lahey, JML)
  • WT Partnership 3rd year scholarship

Faculty Marketing Committee 2005-2007

Blackboard User Group Member 2002-2004

Faculty Appeals Committee 2005-2007

Faculty Curriculum Teaching and Learning Committee 2005-2006

Deputy Director, Centre for Infrastructure and Property 2003-2005

Convenor AUBEA2004 Conference

Newcastle Conference Ambassador

Student Academic Conduct Officer 2007 --

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Construction Management and Planning
  • Construction Technology

Teaching expertise

Subjects including:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Business Management
  • Strategic management
  • Construction Project Planning
  • Industrial relations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Design for the environment
  • Life Cycle Assessment

Problem-Based Learning

  • Learning design
  • Teamwork
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment

Reflective Practice

  • Learning design
  • Reflective self-assessment
  • Reflective writing

Blended Delivery

  • Learning design
  • Blackboard

Innovative Assessment

  • Learning contracts
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Critical Success Factors for ICT Integration in the Australian Construction Industry, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 20 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Client Leadership of ICT Integration in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 38 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Consultants Adding Value Through ICT in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 45 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Developing ICT Agility for Subcontractors in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 41 (2006) [A2]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Brewer GJ, Innovation and Attitude in the Construction Industry: Understanding ICT Decision-Making in Individual Firms and Temporary Project Organisations, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, 346 (2009) [A1]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Client Leadership of ICT Integration in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 38 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Head Contractors Driving ICT in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 25 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Developing ICT Agility for Subcontractors in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 41 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Consultants Adding Value Through ICT in Project Teams, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 45 (2006) [A2]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Picturing Success: Critical Success Factors for ICT Integration in the Australian Construction Industry, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, 20 (2006) [A2]
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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Zakaria SAS, Brewer G, Gajendran T, 'Decision Making of Industrialized Building System: A Supply Chain Perspective on the Influence of Behavioral Economic Factors', IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies: Special Volume of the World Congress on Engineering 2012, Springer, Amsterdam 767-779 (2013) [B1]

Journal article (29 outputs)

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2014Le Goff RA, Brewer G, Parkinson L, Tucker C, Landorf C, 'Socially Sustainable Suburbia: Linking neighbourhood characteristics to health outcomes in an ageing population', The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, 01-11 (2014)

Co-authors: Chris Tucker

2014Gajendran T, Brewer G, Gudergan S, Sankaran S, 'Deconstructing dynamic capabilities: The role of cognitive and organizational routines in the innovation process', Construction Management and Economics, 32 246-261 (2014)
2013Brewer G, Gajendran T, Runeson G, 'ICT & innovation: A case of integration in a regional construction firm', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 24-36 (2013) [C1]
2013Brewer G, Gajendran T, Jefferies M, McGeorge D, Rowlinson S, Dainty A, 'Value through innovation in long-term service delivery: Facility management in an Australian PPP', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 3 74-88 (2013) [C1]
2013Askland HH, Gajendran T, Brewer G, 'Project organizations as organizational fields: expanding the level of analysis through Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Practice', Engineering Project Organization Journal, 3 116-126 (2013) [C1]
2013Brewer G, McVeigh A, Von Meding JK, 'An evaluation of the usefulness of actor network theory in understanding the complexities of vulnerability and resilience in post-disaster reconstruction', International Journal of Architectural Research, 7 80-92 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Jason VonMeding

2013Gajendran T, Brewer G, Marimuthu M, 'Internationalisation of construction business and E-commerce: Innovation, integration and dynamic capabilities', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 1-17 (2013) [C1]
2013Williams AP, Brewer G, Ostwald M, Le Goff R, 'Profiling consumer attitudes to retail spaces: Shopping centres as 'place'', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, 7 41-52 (2013) [C1]
2012Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Collaboration in public sector projects: Unearthing the contextual challenges posed in project environments', Engineering Project Organization Journal, 2 112-126 (2012) [C1]
2012Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Attitudes, behaviours and the transmission of cultural traits: Impacts on ICT/BIM use in a project team', Construction Innovation, 12 198-215 (2012) [C1]
2012Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Dainty A, Runeson G, 'A conceptual approach to studying the organisational culture of construction projects', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 12 1-26 (2012) [C1]
2012Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Cultural consciousness and the effective implementation of information and communication technology', Construction Innovation, 12 179-197 (2012) [C1]
2012Brewer GJ, Strahorn SM, 'Trust and the project management body of knowledge', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19 286-305 (2012) [C1]
2012Syed Zakaria SA, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Contextual factors in the decision making of industrialized building system technology', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 489-497 (2012) [C2]
2012Jefferies MC, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Schubert A, Rowlinson S, 'Procurement innovation: Using project alliancing in the provision of Indigenous social housing', Contact Australasia: Innovation in Construction, 21-24 (2012) [C3]
2011Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Attitudinal, behavioural, and cultural impacts on e-business use in a project team: A case study', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 16 637-652 (2011) [C1]
2011Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Runeson G, Dainty A, 'Investigating informality in construction: Philosophy, paradigm and practice', The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 11 84-98 (2011) [C1]
2011Brewer GJ, '[Book Review] Responsible corporate strategy in construction and engineering. Doing the right thing?', The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 11 61 (2011) [C3]
2011Brewer GJ, 'Review - Martin Loosemore and Florence Phua, Responsible corporate strategy in construction and engineering. Doing the right thing?', The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 11 61 (2011) [C3]
2009Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Emerging ICT trends in construction project teams: A Delphi survey', ITcon Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14 81-97 (2009) [C1]
2009Brewer GJ, Runeson G, 'Innovation and attitude: Mapping the profile of ICT decision-makers in architectural, engineering and construction firms', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2 599-610 (2009) [C1]
2009Brewer GJ, Williams AP, 'Fostering transdisciplinary approaches to design and the environment', Journal of the World Universities Forum, 2 29-38 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2009Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Evaluating the impact of transdisciplinary problem-based learning on student attitude to design and the environment', The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 1 55-70 (2009) [C1]
2008Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Landorf CM, Williams AP, 'Educating for urban sustainability: A transdisciplinary approach', Engineering Sustainability, 161 185-193 (2008) [C1]
2008Landorf CM, Brewer GJ, Sheppard LA, 'The urban environment and sustainable ageing: Critical issues and assessment indicators', Local Environment, 13 497-514 (2008) [C1]
2008Brewer GJ, Mooney J, 'A best practice policy for recycling and reuse in building', Engineering Sustainability, 161 173-180 (2008) [C1]
2007Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Integration of information and communication technology: Influence of the cultural environment', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 14 532-549 (2007) [C1]
2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Chen SE, 'IT uptake and integration across a temporary project organisation in the construction industry', Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 8 11-23 (2006) [C1]
2004Williams AP, Mackee J, Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Motivation to Engage: Piloting Assessment Techniques to Encourage Student Engagement', The International Journal of Construction Management, 4 27-37 (2004) [C1]
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Conference (74 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Strahorn S, Brewer Graham, Gajendran T, 'Mechanisms of trust and trust repair in relational contracting: a multiple perspective investigation of Alliance projects', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Brisbane, QLD (2013) [E1]
2013Hilaire T, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Sustainable residential aged care: The influence of environment on carer work satisfaction and stress', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, NZ (2013) [E1]
2013Gajendran T, Mackee J, Brewer G, Giggins H, Le Goff RA, 'Organising the management of disaster recovery and construction: A built environment perspective.', International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka (2013) [E1]
2013Brewer Graham, Gajendran T, Andrew Dainty, 'Exploitation, exploration and innovation in small-medium sized enterprises', 2013 RICS Cobra, New Delhi, India (2013) [E1]
2013Jefferies MC, Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Public Private Partnerships: The Provision of Healthcare Infrastructure in Australia', Proceedings of the 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Reading, UK (2013) [E1]
2013Gajendran T, Brewer Graham, Jefferies M, Scott Strahorn, 'An evaluation of philosophical disposition and operational reality of 'alliances': the risk-trust perspective', 2013 RICS Cobra, New Delhi, India (2013) [E1]
2013Gajendran T, Mackee J, Brewer G, Giggins HP, Le Goff R, 'The impact of governance: Collision of the social and political dimensions on sustainable post disaster redevelopment', Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka (2013) [E1]
2013Brewer G, Gajendran T, Hilaire T, 'ICT-mediated project team collaboration and issues of trust: An actor network theory perspective', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
2013Maund KA, Gajendran T, Brewer G, 'The Influence Of Legislation Upon Onsite Construction Environmental Management Operations: A Qualitative Analysis', The 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Auckland (2013)
2013von Meding J, Le Goff R, Brewer G, MacKee J, Gajendran T, Crick S, 'Defining a research agenda for slow-onset disaster research in the Hunter Region, NSW', 38th Australasian Unversities Building Education Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013)
2012Jefferies MC, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Procuring Indigenous social housing in Australia: A case study of the Project Alliance Approach', RICS COBRA 2012. Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) [E1]
2012Brewer GJ, Jefferies MC, Gajendran T, McGeorge WD, Rowlinson S, Dainty A, 'Value generation and delivery in long-term service concession projects: The role of facility management in value optimisation', Delivering Value to the Community. Proceedings of CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (2012) [E1]
2012Gajendran T, Askland HH, Dainty A, Brewer GJ, 'Cognitive interests, epistemological space and aspirational identity: How does identity form part of construction?', Conference Proceedings Joint CIB International Symposium of W055, WO65, WO89, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84: International Congress on Construction Management Research, Montreal, Canada (2012) [E1]
2012Syed Zakaria SA, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Behavioural economics perspective in exploring the decision making of industrialised building systems in Malaysia', Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering, London, UK (2012) [E1]
2012Maund KA, Brewer GJ, 'Influences of government regulation on environmental outcomes of on-site construction operations: Developing the conceptual framework', Proceedings. Australasian Universities Building Educators Association. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Kim Maund

2012Maund KA, Brewer GJ, 'Understanding the influences that generate environmental outcomes of building projects: Developing the theoretical framework', RICS COBRA 2012. Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Kim Maund

2012Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Le Goff RA, 'Contextualising innovation in construction firms in regional areas', Proceedings of 28th Annual ARCOM conference, Edinburgh, UK (2012) [E1]
2012Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Innovating assimilation process: The role of client lead in fostering effective information flows in contruction management supply chains', Conference Proceedings Joint CIB International Symposium of W055, WO65, WO89, W118, TG76, TG78, TG81 and TG84: International Congress on Construction Management Research, Montreal, Canada (2012) [E1]
2012Askland HH, Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Project organisations as organisational fields: An exploration of construction projects through Pierre Bourdieu's Theory of Practice', Working Paper Proceedings. Engineering Project Organizations Conference, Rheden, The Netherlands (2012) [E1]
2012Manderson AD, Brewer GJ, Jefferies MC, 'A taxonomy of the legal and contractual issues related to Building Information Modelling integration', RICS COBRA 2012. Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Marcus Jefferies

2012Manderson AD, Brewer GJ, 'Developing a conceptual framework of BIM integration legal issues - A preliminary investigation', Abstracts. Australasian Universities Building Educators Association. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Gajendran T, Marimuthu M, Brewer GJ, Ratnam M, 'The internationalisation of construction business through e-commerce: A theoretical evaluation', Proceedings of the International Construction Business & Management Symposium 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011) [E1]
2011Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Building information modelling and the culture of construction project teams: A case study', Proceedings of the International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment MISBE2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2011Gajendran T, Mackee J, Brewer GJ, 'Agile construction supply chains for disaster resilience: A theoretical review', Proceedings International Conference on Building Resilience 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2011) [E1]
2011Brewer GJ, Askew LE, Williams AP, 'Evaluating change in students' environmental values: The impact of environmental learning in undergraduate design courses', Proceedings of the 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2011Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Runeson G, 'Building information modelling and construction project team integration: A case of theory and practice', Proceedings of the International Construction Business & Management Symposium 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011) [E1]
2011Syed Zakaria SA, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Psychology in the decision making of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS): A field of application', Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (ACP 2011), Osaka, Japan (2011) [E1]
2011Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Runeson G, Dainty A, 'Research methodologies for studying the informal aspects in construction project organizations', Proceedings of the International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment MISBE2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2010Zakaria SZ, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Conceptual framework of psychology decision making on industrialized building systems (IBS) technology', Proceedings of EPPM 2010: Internatinal Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Pingtung, Taiwan (2010) [E1]
2010Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'A case study of the effects of attitude, behaviour, and project team culture on building information model use in a temporary project organisation', CIB W78 2010: 27th International Conference - Applications of IT in the AEC Industry. Program & Proceedings, Cairo, Egypt (2010) [E1]
2010Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Use of online communication portals in construction projects: Issues associated to alignment of technology and processes', CIB W78 2010: 27th International Conference - Applications of IT in the AEC Industry. Program & Proceedings, Cairo, Egypt (2010) [E1]
2010Tucker CC, Parkinson L, Brewer GJ, Landorf C, 'Ageing and streetscape: Linking indicators of healthy ageing with the design of residential urban space', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Parkinson L, Tucker CC, Brewer GJ, Leigh L, Landorf C, 'Ageing and neighbourhood: Linking indicators of healthy ageing and urban sustainability', 2010 Australian Association of Gerontology Rural Conference. Presentations, Ballina, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Beard CR, 'Influences on the adoption of BPM/BIM: An Australian perspective', Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on IT in Construction & 1st International Conference on Managing Construction for Tomor, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]
2009Brewer GJ, 'Evaluation of the 'blockaid' reinforcement location device for speed and accuracy in the construction of reinforced blockwork walls', 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference (AUBEA 2009), Barossa Valley, SA (2009) [E1]
2009Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'Cultural analysis for ICT integration: Case study analysis of a construction project', Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on IT in Construction & 1st International Conference on Managing Construction for Tomor, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]
2009Brewer GJ, 'Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of holistic learning on students' attitude to the environment', 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference (AUBEA 2009), Barossa Valley, SA (2009) [E1]
2009Landorf CM, Hilaire TJ, Brewer GJ, 'Sustainable residential aged care: The influence of environment on carer work satisfaction and stress levels', SUE-MoT Conference 2009: Second International Conference on Whole Life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment: Conference Proceedings, Loughborough, UK (2009) [E1]
2008Brewer GJ, Williams AP, Sher WD, Gajendran T, 'Contracting to learn: An evaluation of the effectiveness of learning contracts in sustainability education', AUBEA 2008. Conference Papers, Auckland, New Zealand (2008) [E1]
2008Williams AP, Sher WD, Brewer GJ, 'From distance to online to blended: A programme's journey', EE2008: The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Loughborough University, England (2008) [E1]
2008Williams AP, Brewer GJ, 'Online implementation of learning contracts: A transdisciplinary approach', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2008, Amsterdam (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2008Sher WD, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Williams AP, 'Mixed-mode delivery of construction management degree programs', Conference Proceedings: BEAR 2008: Building Resilience, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2008) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Sher WD, 'Use of a Delphi survey to surface emerging ICT trends in construction project teams: Methodology description and preliminary findings', Proceedings. 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Landorf CM, Brewer GJ, Sheppard L, 'Urban sustainability and ageing: Uncovering the critical links between the urban environment and successful ageing in place', SUE-MoT Conference 2007, Glasgow, Scotland (2007) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Utilising learning contracts to stimulate student ownership of learning', Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Rundle A, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Implementing Electronic Tendering for Public Works Procurement - A Tasmanian Experience', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Jefferies MC, Gajendran T, Williams AP, 'Development and assessment of metacognition in first year undergraduates', Proceedings. 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Landorf CM, Williams AP, 'Educating for urban sustainability: A transdisciplinary approach', SUE-MoT Conference 2007, Glasgow, Scotland (2007) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Mooney J, 'Design for disassembled: Support for urban sustainability in Australia', SUE-MoT Conference 2007, Glasgow, Scotland (2007) [E1]
2007Sher WD, Williams AP, Brewer GJ, 'Mixed-mode delivery of a Quantity Surveying degree program', Quantity Surveying International Convention 2007 (QSIC 2007). Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E2]
2007Williams AP, Brewer GJ, Gu N, 'A teaching approach to support and develop student ownership of learning in the design curriculum', DesignEd Asia Conference 2007. Sustaining Cultures through Design Education. Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Ning Gu, Tony Williams

2006Jefferies MC, Brewer GJ, Rowlinson S, Cheung F, Satchell A, 'Project Alliances in the Australian Construction Industry: A Case Study of a Water Treatment Project', Symposium on Sustainability and Value through Construction Procurement - CIB Working Commission 92 Procurement Systems, Salford, UK (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Marcus Jefferies

2006Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Williams AP, 'Thinking About Thinking: Challenging First Year Undergraduates to Reflect', Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2006Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'The Cultural Dimensions of the Information Communication Technology Success Factors', Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation and Management (CCIM), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2006) [E1]
2005Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Chen SE, 'Construction Project Supply Chains and Their Use of ICT', CIB W78 22nd Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Dresden, Germany (2005) [E1]
2005Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Chen SE, 'The Use of ICT in the Construction Industry: Critical Success Factors and Strategic Relationships In Temporary Project Organisations', CIB W78 22nd Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Dresden, Germany (2005) [E1]
2005Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Chen SE, 'Project Teams and ICT: Surfacing the Critical Success factors', CIB W78 22nd Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Dresden, Germany (2005) [E1]
2005Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Beard CR, 'Barriers to ICT Uptake in Professional Quantity Surveying Organisations: An Australian Perspective', QS National Convention 2005 : sustaining the profession: towards diversification, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2005) [E1]
2005Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Chen SE, 'Integration of Information and Communication Technology: A Cultural Perspective', Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Penang, Malaysia (2005) [E1]
2005Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Chen SE, 'Critical Success Factors for ICT Mediated Supply Chains: Implications for Project Managers', Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference, Melbourne (2005) [E1]
2004Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Mackee J, Williams AP, 'Integrating Reflective Self-Assessment Across the Curriculum', AUBEA, Newcastle NSW (2004) [E1]
2004Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Mackee J, Williams AP, 'Multiple Perspective Assessment to Manage Free Riders in Group Work', AUBEA, Newcastle, NSW (2004) [E1]
2004Gajendran T, Fitzgerald N, Brewer GJ, 'Information & Communication Technology for Construction of Power Generation Infrastructure in Regional Australia', World of Construction Project Management, Toronto, Canada (2004) [E1]
2004Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Chen SE, 'Asset Value Capture: An Overview of the Concepts and Techniques', Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, Miami Florida, USA (2004) [E2]
2004Brewer GJ, Chen SE, Gajendran T, Runeson G, 'Higher Education Shaping the Built Environment', AUBEA, Newcastle, NSW (2004) [E4]
2003Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, McCann J, Chen SE, 'Creating a Benchmarking Service to Measure ICT Uptake for Australian Construction Industry', Construction IT Bridging the Distance, Waiheke Island, New Zealand (2003) [E1]
2003Mackee J, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Online delivery of a subject in a problem based learning environment: A case study on the introduction of a subject website for an undergraduate construction management degree program', AUBEA 2003: Working Together, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia (2003) [E1]
2003Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Mackee J, Williams AP, 'Motivation to Engage: Piloting Techniques to Encourage Student Engagement with Unusual Learning Activities', AUBEA 2003: Working Together, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia (2003) [E1]
2003Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Chen SE, 'Investigating Critical Success Factors for Information and Communication Technology Mediated Supply Chains', Postgraduate Conference, Melbourne, Victoria (2003) [E2]
2003Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Chen SE, 'A Case Study Approach to Investigating Participant Engagement with Information and Communication Technology-Mediated Supply Chains', Postgraduate Construction Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2003) [E2]
2001Brewer GJ, Martins RH, Kolomy RA, Chen SE, 'Assessment and Learning: Connecting Theory and Practice', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian University Building Educators Association, Adelaide, SA (2001) [E1]
2001Brewer GJ, Chen SE, 'Experience, Empowerment and Evidence in Assessment - A model in practice', Proceedings, Rydges Capricorn Resort, Yepoon, QLD (2001) [E2]
2000Brewer GJ, Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'The transitional experience to PBL: A case of early intervention', Trends in Construction Management Education and Research, Fremantle (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Marcus Jefferies

2000Bulmer T, Brewer GJ, 'Improving the uptake of Information Technology in the industry', Encouraging Innovation In The Construction Industry, Brisbane (2000) [E2]
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Report (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bille R, Smith S, Maund K, Brewer G, 'Exploring building information modelling (BIM) to game engine conversion', UoN, 27 (2014)

Co-authors: Shamus Smith

2012Brewer John Graham, Gajendran T, Raichel Le Goff, 'Building Information Modelling (BIM): an Introduction and International Perspectives', Tasmanian Construction and Building Training Board, 47 (2012)
2012Brewer Graham, Gajendran T, Raichel Le Goff, 'Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Tasmania foresight report', Tasmanian Construction and Building Training Board, 12 (2012)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$558,584

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2013 (1 grants)

Innovation and industry capabilities: uptake and integration of ICT/BIM across the tasmanian AEC sector$40,000
Funding Body: Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020132014
GNo:G1301167

2012 (3 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200577

Understanding vulnerabilities in post disaster reconstruction: profiling the risks impacting built environment supply chain resilience$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1200348

Competitiveness in a regional construction industry: developing innovation and competitive advantage in the Tasmanian Architectural, Engineering and Construction sector$9,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Professor Anthony Williams
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,70020122012
GNo:G1101173

2010 (1 grants)

Attitudes and Behaviours in Consumer Spaces: Quantifying the Benefits of a Sustainable Retail Environment$47,500
Funding Body: Lend Lease Investment Management Pty Limited

Project Team
Professor Michael Ostwald, Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,50020102012
GNo:G0900162

2009 (1 grants)

Attitudes and Behaviours in Consumer Spaces: Quantifying the Benefits of a Sustainable Retail Environment$135,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Michael Ostwald, Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,00020092012
GNo:G0189757

2008 (2 grants)

Multimedia modules for construction management$50,000
Funding Body: Australian Construction Industry Redundancy Trust

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189765

Ageing and neighbourhood: Linking indicators of healthy ageing and urban sustainability$17,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Mr Chris Tucker, Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,50020082008
GNo:G0189050

2007 (2 grants)

SUE-moT Conference 2007: International Conference on Whole Life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment, Glasgow, Scotland, 27/6/2007 - 29/6/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187734

Emerging ICT trends in construction project teams.$2,000
Funding Body: Chartered Institute of Building Australasia

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020072007
GNo:G0187208

2006 (1 grants)

Australasian Association for Engineering Education 2006 conference-Creativity , Challenge, Change: Partnerships in Engineering Education, Auckland University of Technology, NZ, 10/12/2006 -13/12/2006$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020062006
GNo:G0187030

2005 (1 grants)

22nd CIB W78 Conference: IT in Construction, 18-21 July 2004$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185391

2002 (1 grants)

Critical Success Factors for ICT Mediated Supply Chains$225,984
Funding Body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Project Team
Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran
SchemeRole
Research ProposalChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$225,98420022004
GNo:G0182910
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.8
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.93

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Building)Co-SupervisorPlanning for Slow Onset Disasters in the Hunter Region
20142018PhD (Building)Co-SupervisorSlow-onset Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Australia
20142016PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorThe Influence of Trust in the Management of Complex Construction Projects
20122016M Philosophy (Building)Principal SupervisorImplications of Building Information Modelling for Business Culture in Small and Medium Sized Building and Construction Enterprises
20122016PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorInvestigation into an Integrated Construction Supply Chain Ecosystem Management Model
20112013PhD (Building)Co-SupervisorDecision Making of Technology Adoption: The Case for Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) in The Malaysian Construction Industry
20102015M Philosophy (Building)Principal SupervisorModifying the NSW Government GC21 Construction Contact for the Adaption of the Integrated Project Delivery Building Information Model
20102013PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorSustainable residential aged care: The influence of environment on carer work satisfaction and stress

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011M Philosophy (Building)Co-SupervisorThe Education of Virtual Teamwork Skills in Construction Management, Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying Programs in Australian Universities
2006M Building [R]Co-SupervisorImplementing Building Product Models: Perspectives from an Australian Construction Project
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Associate Professor Graham Brewer

Work Phone(02) 4921 5794
Fax(02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaConstruction Management (Building)
Office
BSC204,
BSC Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/graham-brewer