Mrs Kim Maund

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Construction Management (Building))

Career Summary

Biography

Kim Maund is a Lecturer in Construction Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia and was appointed to the position during 2012. Prior to entering academia, Kim attained more than 15 years experience working within the development and construction sector, across various levels of government and the private sector. Within this period she held positions associated with the professions of Building Surveying and Certification, Programme Management and Strategic Planning. Within the private sector she worked with one of the most prominent Building Certification firms in Australia, holding Accreditation in both Building Surveying and Subdivision across NSW and Qld. The project focus of the Company was steered towards large scale, complex commercial, industry and infrastructure projects including rail networks, mine developments, hospitals, industrial operations, aged care facilities, schools and multi-storey commercial developments. Under the Commonwealth $42 billion ‘Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan’, Kim was seconded to the position of Programme Manager with Housing NSW to work on social housing projects primarily within the Hunter Region. The project parameters were extreme: $7 million NSW allocated budget (education, social housing and infrastructure) with works completed within 2 years. Kim continues to maintain strong industry links and holds National (Unrestricted) Accreditation as a Building Surveyor and Membership with the Australian Institute of Building Surveying. She is the former Vice President of the Australian Institute of Building Surveying: Hunter Region Branch. Kim is also a Member of the Society for Fire Safety, a Technical Society of Engineers Australia. In addition, Kim is on the Accreditation and Disciplinary Committees for the Building Professionals Board, the NSW State Government agency responsible for accreditation and disciplinary matters for Certifiers. Her industry links have led to the development of industry partnerships and collaborative programmes. For example, Kim developed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tasmanian Polytechnic enabling their Advanced Diploma students to articulate into the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Construction Management degree. She also established a State government work experience programme for construction management students. Whereby, successful applicants work within an Assets Management Division looking at a range of construction management areas from contracts, maintenance, new build and project planning.

Research Expertise
Construction Environmental Management With the introduction of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principles, effective on-site environmental management operations should be a realisation. However, the reality is that construction operations continue to have negative environmental impacts. Within New South Wales, the government pledge to ESD has created a complex legislative system and its ability to achieve objectives associated with environmental protection remains in question. Application of regulations in different contexts results in inconsistent levels of environmental protection. Inconsistency may occur at the confluence of interpretation and implementation of regulations, in conjunction with monitoring and enforcement. There remains ambiguity, informality, and interconnectedness inherent in interactions considered highly complex and unique to each construction project. This research investigates on-site construction activities and environmental management against the effectiveness of regulation, enforcement and information flow. Professional Accreditation The Building Professionals Board (BPB) is the statutory body responsible for accrediting certification professionals. The BPB is partnering with the University of Newcastle to ameliorate the current skills shortage through development of an evaluation instrument regarding: certifiers seeking to upgrade to a higher level of accreditation but who do not have a recognised qualification and/or are unable to obtain the practical experience relevant to progression; and associated professionals who, although not accredited, wish to become a certifier but lack the recognised qualifications and/or experience. The proposed evaluation instrument will incorporate a mix of current technologies and approaches to address the current and likely future demographics of certifiers, and their preparedness to engage with and access novel IT technologies.

Teaching Expertise
Course Co-ordinator: ARBE1304 Building Codes and Compliance The National Construction Code: Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards; Fire resistance and stability, structural separation and compartmentation; Access and egress including escape mechanisms and exit construction; Fire fighting equipment, smoke hazard management, emergency lighting and warning systems; Building fabric, glazing and sealing, ventilation systems, lighting and power. Course Co-ordinator: ARBE3306 Fire Safety and Compliance International Fire Engineering Guidelines: regulatory processes, alternative solutions, Fire Engineering Brief/Report; Fire Dynamics: Convection, conduction, radiation; Materials and fire; Fire Initiation and Development: ignition, pre-flashover, flashover, decay; Combustion effects: heat, smoke, obscuration, toxicity, irritation; Occupant behaviour, evacuation and control including Available Safe Evacuation Time (ASET) and Required Safe Evacuation Time (RSET); Fire suppression systems: sprinkler systems, water mist systems, foam systems, dry powder systems; Fire detection and warning: fixed temperature heat detectors and rate-of-rise heat detectors, ionization smoke detectors and photo-electric smoke detectors; Smoke and heat management: smoke venting and exhaust systems. Responsible for design and development of course curriculum. Specialises in teaching multi-mode: distance and on-campus studies. Application of multiple teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, video presentations and reflective practice.

Administrative Expertise
University of Newcastle: Construction Management Discipline Marketing Committee Founding Member University of Newcastle: Industry Scholarships Board. Acting member for applicant selection panel. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Building Surveying, University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Applied Science (Environmental Health), University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England
  • Graduate Certificate in Building & Planning, University of South Australia
  • Diploma of Project Management, University of New England

Keywords

  • Active and Passive Fire Safety Systems
  • Building Regulations and Certification
  • Building Regulations and Compliance
  • Construction Environmental Management
  • Fire Dynamics, Materials and Combustion
  • Fire Engineering and Alternative Solutions
  • Fire Resistance, Stability and Structural Separation
  • Professional Accreditation Systems

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120299 Building not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Building Professionals Board: Disciplinary Committee Member NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Building Professionals Board: Accreditation Committee Member NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Society for Fire Safety - Engineers Australia Society for Fire Safety - Engineers Australia
Australia
1/01/2002 -  Membership - National Accreditation (Unrestricted) Building Surveying Australian institute of Building Surveying
Australia
1/01/2002 -  Membership - Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2013 The Australian University Building Educators Association Top Paper Award: 2013 AUBEA Conference
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Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Maund K, Sher W, Smolders J, Naughton R, 'Understanding the Building Certification System: A Need for System Reform', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building - Conference Series, 2 64-71 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Willy Sher

Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Maund K, Gajendran T, Brewer G, 'Examining the barriers to successful onsite construction environmental management operations', Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014 (2014) [E1]

With the introduction of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and subsequent legislative regulations throughout Australia, effective environmental management across the cons... [more]

With the introduction of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and subsequent legislative regulations throughout Australia, effective environmental management across the construction sector should occur. In reality, construction operations continue to have detrimental environmental impacts. Within New South Wales the primary legislation governing development control, for the purpose of ESD, has produced a complex legislative system that its ability to achieve the objectives of environmental protection remains questionable. Large scale development projects may evoke need for associated environmental regulatory controls; however, such rules are generally not applicable to small and medium scale developments. Yet, these types of projects make up a significant amount of the development market and collectively a major contribution to detrimental environmental impacts. Given each construction project is unique, the application of complex regulatory controls may result in notably different levels of environmental protection between developments. Inconsistency may be seen with regulatory interpretation, implementation, monitoring and associated processes of enforcement. Using a systemic lens this research linked the efficacy of regulation, monitoring, and information flow to explain variability in the outcomes of onsite environmental management operations. The paper reports preliminary findings of a two stage qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with key project stakeholders (e.g. government regulatory officers, construction managers) and case study examination of four medium scale development projects. Using a phenomenological coding approach, preliminary analysis identified a number of themes that impact effective onsite environmental management including: environmental interpretation and assessment, compliance and enforcement, external influences, collaboration and engagement.

Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
2014 Bille R, Maund K, Brewer G, Smith S, 'Extending Building Information Models into Game Engines', IE2014 Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interactive Entertainment, Newcaslte, Australia (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2677758.2677764
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
2013 Maund K, Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'The influence of legislation upon on-site construction environmental management operations: A qualitative analysis', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2013 Maund K, Sher WD, Smolders J, Naughton R, 'Understanding the building certification system: A need for accreditation reform', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, The University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Willy Sher
2012 Maund 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 Graham Brewer
2012 Maund 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 Graham Brewer
2009 Maund KA, London K, 'Integrated supply chain construction ecosystem management', International Group for Lean Construction, Taiwan (2009) [E1]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Bille R, Smith S, Maund K, Brewer G, 'Exploring building information modelling (BIM) to game engine conversion', University of Newcastle, Applied Informatics Research Group, 27 (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $287,000

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20143 grants / $277,000

Developing a 4-dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals$250,000

Identifying the pedagogical and technical requirements, and the subsequent development of a virtual site visit environment.

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team
Scheme Innovation and Development Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Review of social impacts of a reduction of public housing numbers in Bolton Point estate$22,000

Conduct a multiple perspective investigation of social and related impacts of a project conducted under the Housing Affordability Fund initiative in the suburb of Bolton Point, including authoring a report and presenting findings to the Department of Housing.

Funding body: NSW Department of Housing

Funding body NSW Department of Housing
Project Team
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Housing affordability initiatives: reviewing impacts of intervention approaches$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $10,000

Development and evaluation of a computer based prototype to assess the capacity of a new accreditation system: pilot study$10,000

Development and trial of a new accreditation scheme for certification: seed funding for pilot study.

Funding body: NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board

Funding body NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Project Team
Scheme NSW Building Professionals Board
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Assessing the influence of urbanization and consumption patterns on responses to environmental policies in Australia
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Mrs Kim Maund

Position

Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email kim.maund@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49216729
Fax (02) 49216913

Office

Room AG08 Architecture
Building Romberg Building
Location University Drive Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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