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Dr Marcus Jefferies

Senior Lecturer

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

Career Summary

Biography

Marcus Jefferies completed his PhD in 2014. The research investigated risk management in social infrastructure Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). The research involved a multi-stage case study approach at both organisation and project level. Major contractors such as Abi Group, Leighton, Multiplex, Thiess and Lendlease were involved as well as the NSW State Government and various infrastructure projects such as sports stadia, hospitals, roads, shopping centres and civic buildings formed some of the included case studies. He also completed a Research Masters Degree in 2003 which focused on risk and success factors of the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) approach to relationship contracting and used several case studies of Sydneys infrastructure for the 2000 Olympic Games. He was awarded the 2004 Chartered Institute of Building certificate of excellence and the 2004 Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter Medal for this research. Marcus was a Chief Investigator (CI) on a recently completed an Australian Research Council Linkage Project (ARC-LP) that analysed risk management techniques used during the bidding process for the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) procurement model. The two-year project had a cash contribution of $235,000 and involved mainly private sector industry partners, including the three largest Australian construction contractors. The project successfully produced 10 peer reviewed papers. Marcus is a current CI on an ARC-LP entitled Reforming the procurement of the construction and financing of Australian infrastructure: Advancing capacity, competition and investment. This is a three year project, first funded in 2009 with a cash contribution from the ARC of $313,650 and a combined cash and in-kind contribution from the fifteen Industry Partners of over $1million. The project is the first of its kind, in that it has unprecedented Industry Partner representation from the Treasury Departments of each of the Australian States and Territories as well as the nations peak infrastructure body, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA), which represents both public and private sector stakeholders responsible for the procurement of Australias infrastructure. Marcus completed a consultancy-based research project with Ryde Council that focused on the Top Ryde PPP project. The research identified successful risk management techniques in Relationship Contracting by focusing on best practice PPP projects. The Top Ryde PPP is among the first of its kind in Australia in that the main Public Sector stakeholder is at local authority level, Ryde Council, as opposed to State Government. He previously assumed the role of Program Convenor, a teaching, quality assurance administration role, for the Construction Management Degree Program at the University of Newcastle. He also sits on various committees including Faculty Board and Marketing and Partnerships. He is also a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER), under the leadership of the centre Director Prof. Michael Ostwald, an ARC fellow who mentors early career researchers. He also teaches mainly into the Construction Management Degree Program and coordinates courses (subjects) such as Construction Procurement and Tendering (ARBE2309) and Contract Administration (ARBE3308). He is also an active member of various professional bodies, and has sat on the State Committee for the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building and presents CPD seminars for both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Master Building Association (MBA). In 2003 Marcus won the AIB Wilson Memorial Prize for the best refereed paper published in the Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building. He is a member of the Technical Committee of Working Commission W92 Procurement Systems of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and is a reviewer for several international Journals including Construction Management and Economics, Journal of Construction Procurement and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. He is also a current ARC Assessor and has been involved in the annual review of Linkage and Discovery project grant applications since 2010. Prior to entering Academia he worked in the construction industry for over 10 years as a Site Engineer on the new Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong and for various Construction Contractors and Developers in the UK.

Research Expertise
Marcus Jefferies has a significant track record in the area of construction procurement and has published over 50 peer reviewed papers predominantly in this area. He completed a Masters of Building (by Research) investigating risk and success factors in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) that focused on the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) procurement approach to deliver infrastructure for 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He is currently enrolled (having completed 2 years full-time equivalent of study) on a part-time PhD program at the University of Newcastle examining risk management during the bidding stage of social infrastructure PPPs. He was a Chief Investigator (CI) on a recently completed ARC Linkage Project (LP0455456) that investigated the high bidding costs of social infrastructure projects delivered using the PPP procurement approach and included most of the main Australian construction contractors as Industry Partners. He is also a CI on a current ARC Linkage Project (LP0989743) that has been funded for 3 years and is investigating the procurement of Australian infrastructure by advancing capacity, competition and investment and includes all of the Australian State Treasury Departments as industry partners. He was also a CI on a CRC-Construction Innovation project, completed in 2006, that investigated 'Value in Project Delivery Systems: Facilitating a change in Culture' which specifically focused on key procurement drivers such as project teams, culture and trust within the context of relationship-based procurement systems such as Alliancing and Partnering. The project included research partners from both the public and private sectors of government and industry. In 2003 he won the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Wilson Memorial Prize for the best refereed paper published in the Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building. In 2004 he was awarded the AIB NSW Chapter Medal for research and also received the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Certificate of Excellence for Postgraduate Research. He is a member of the Technical Committee of Working Commission W92 'Procurement Systems' of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and is a reviewer for several international Journals including 'Construction Management and Economics', 'Journal of Construction Procurement' and 'International Journal of Managing Projects in Business'.

Teaching Expertise
Marcus currently teaches into the Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons). In the 2014 Academic Year he coordinates and delivers weekly lectures and tutorials, for both the face-2-face/On-Campus and Distance Learning/Online modes, in the following courses (subjects): ARBE2309 'Construction Procurement and Tendering'; and ARBE3307 'Contract Administration'. He also supervises several students and coordinates tutorials in the Final Year Honours (Thesis) Project as part of ARBE4121 'Research in the Built Environment'. He is also involved in the 'Masters of Project Management in the Built Environment', where he is course coordinator for ARBE6404 'Construction project procurement and risk management'.

Administrative Expertise
Bachelor of Construction Management: Program Convenor (2002-2006); Course Coordinator ARBE2309 'Construction Procurement and Tendering' (2011-ongoing); Course Coordinator ARBE3307 'Contract Administration' (2011-ongoing); Honours Thesis Supervisor ARBE4121 'Research in the Built Environment' (2006-ongoing); Course Coordinator ARBE1302 Building Condition Reports and Surveying' (2006-2009); Course Coordinator ARBE2305 'Construction Procurement' (2006-2010); Course Coordinator ARBE4320 'Construction Integrated Projects 5: Contract Administration' (2006-2010); Course Coordinator ARBE4100 'Construction Technology 4: The High Rise Project' (2008-2010); and Course Coordinator ARBE1102 'Construction Ecology 1' (2007). Bachelor of Construction Management: Program Convenor for the BCA and UoN Singapore Program (2014-ongoing). Master of Project Management in the Built Environment: Course Coordinator ARBE6404 'Project Procurement' (2012-ongoing) Master of Property: Program Convenor (Acting) Trimester's 2 and 3, 2007; Course Coordinator ARBE6310 'Property Investment and Portfolio Management' (Tri 2, 2007); Course Coordinator ARBE6330 'Corporate Property Asset Management (Tri 3, 2007); Course Coordinator ARBE6320 'Principles of Managing Urban Projects' (Tri 2, 2007); and Course Coordinator ARBE6340 'Property Transaction Strategies' (Tri 3, 2007). Master of Applied Management (Architecture) via GradSchool.com: Lecturer/Lead Instructor BLDG6200 'Project Management for the Built Environment' (2005). Committee Memberships (all current): Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE): Member of Faculty Board as representative for Discipline of Building; FEBE Marketing Committee: representative for Discipline of Building/Construction Management Degree Program.

Collaborations
Marcus Jefferies main areas of research are project management, construction procurement systems and construction management education. He has a significant track record in 'procurement' and has published over 50 peer reviewed papers predominantly in this area. He completed a Masters of Building (by Research) investigating risk and success factors in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) that focused on the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) procurement approach to deliver infrastructure for 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He is currently enrolled (having completed 2 years full-time equivalent of study) on a part-time PhD program at the University of Newcastle examining risk management during the bidding stage of social infrastructure PPPs. Marcus expertise in procurement extends into funded research projects where he was a Chief Investigator (CI) on a recently completed ARC Linkage Project that investigated the high bidding costs of social infrastructure projects delivered using the PPP procurement approach. The project included most of the main Australian construction contractors as Industry Partners (e.g. Thiess, Baulderstone-Hornibrook and Leighton) and the Construction Industry Institute of Australia (CIIA). He is also a CI on a current ARC Linkage Project, which is hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), that has been funded for 3 years and is investigating the procurement of Australian infrastructure by advancing capacity, competition and investment. This project includes all of the Australian State Treasury Departments among its industry partners. His area of procurement expertise also includes 'Project Alliancing' and 'Partnering' as he was also a CI on a CRC-Construction Innovation project, completed in 2006, that investigated Value in Project Delivery Systems: Facilitating a change in Culture. The project focused on key procurement drivers such as project teams, culture and trust within the context of relationship-based procurement systems such as Alliancing and Partnering with industry partners from both the public and private sectors. He is a member of the Technical Committee of Working Commission W92 Procurement Systems of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and is a reviewer for several international Journals including Construction Management and Economics, Journal of Construction Procurement and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Northumbria, Newcastle (UK)
  • Master of Building, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management Education
  • Construction Procurement
  • Construction Project Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120299Building not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
1/01/2013 - Editorial Board - Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal (Emerald Group Publishing)Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal (Emerald Group Publishing)
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2014LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia
1/04/1998 - 1/12/2000Associate LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty of Architecture
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/05/1995 - 1/03/1998Site EngineerDowner-Paul Y-McAlpine JV
Chek Lap Kok Airport
Hong Kong
1/09/1992 - 1/05/1994Site EngineerTolent Construction
United Kingdom

Teaching appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/1995 - 1/03/1998TutorCity University of Hong Kong
Department of Building and Construction
Hong Kong

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2012Highly Commended Research Paper Award
Unknown
2010CIB World Congress Best Paper Award
Unknown
2004NSW Chapter Medal for Research
Unknown
2004Certficate of Excellence for Excellent Building Research Postgraduate
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
2003Fred Wilson Memorial Prize for best authored paper in an approved journal
Unknown
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Publications

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


Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Zenke R, 'Evaluating an Organisation's Learning Culture Using Learning Histories', Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective, IGI Global, Hershey 185-202 (2005) [B1]
2002Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Goh CH, 'Cultural Awareness as an Element of Competitive Advantage', Perspectives on Culture in Construction, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 185-200 (2002) [B1]
1999Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Mead JD, 'Project Team Performance - Managing Individual Goals, Shared Values and Boundary Roles', Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement, E & FN Spon, London 735 (1999) [B1]
1999Najjar GR, Mak MY, Jefferies MC, 'The Impact of the Decline of the Asian Economy on Australian Contractors: Development, Profile and Strategies of Australian Contractors in Asia', Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement, E & FN Spon, London 735 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsMichael Mak
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Journal article (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Awad R, Sherratt S, Jefferies M, 'Applying a new model of organizational change management in health', Change Management, 14 1-13 (2015)

A healthcare organization, like any organization, faces the inevitability of change. However, healthcare in the developed world is required to meet increasing demands for, and complexity of, services; together with enhanced consumer expectations and challenging primary healthcare systems. Over the last two decades, governments have been attempting to address these challenges largely through strategies of major health system reform. However, there remains considerable debate over the most effective model for supporting organizational change in healthcare settings. This review considers the main change models adopted in healthcare organizations and aims to identify key enablers and barriers to successfully implementing change in these settings. The findings of the review are then used as the basis for identifying and developing an appropriate model to support change in healthcare organizations. It is argued that a mentoring model of organizational change responds to many of the complex situational barriers to healthcare reform and builds on key enablers of change in these settings. This model particularly develops key skills in management and communication through a balance of tension and support activities. The mentoring model offers an easy to use and scalable tool which supports and guides management, communication and engagement throughout the change process.

2014Ke Y, Jefferies M, Shrestha A, Jin X, 'Public Private Partnership in China: Where to from Here', Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An international Journal, 6 1156-1162 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.5592/otmcj.2014.3.10
Co-authorsYongjian Ke
2014Jefferies M, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Using a case study approach to identify critical success factors for alliance contracting', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21 465-480 (2014) [C1]

Purpose-There has been a significant increase in the use of relationship contracting in the global construction industry, with strategies such as Partnering, Alliancing and Public-Private Partnerships all used. These approaches were introduced to the Australian construction industry in the 1990s in an attempt to overcome the adversarial nature of traditional contracting methods. The purpose of this paper is to investigate factors that influence the successful implementation of Project Alliancing by means of a case study approach focusing on the procurement of a large water treatment plant. The research findings identify critical success factors (CSFs) both from literature and the case study project.

DOI10.1108/ECAM-01-2012-0007
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsThayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
2014Jefferies MC, Ilett M, 'Pre-Action in Disputes (PAD)', Construct, 2014 4-5 (2014) [C3]
2013Awad R, Sherratt S, Jefferies M, 'Proposing a new model for organizational change management', Change Management, 12 17-28 (2013) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsRamsey Awad
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]

Purpose: Public-private partnerships (PPPs) and other innovative procurement mechanisms are frequently used to deliver both an asset and a public service over a protracted period. The value streams to the parties involved can be complex, but generally arise from the satisfactory provision of infrastructure that is fit for purpose throughout its life. This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of the facility management (FM) function in delivering long-term value to both the client and consortium. Design/methodology/approach: This paper describes a case study of a PPP in Australia that delivered social infrastructure in multiple locations to a state government. Drawing upon multiple perspectives from within the consortium, it utilises inductive principles to identify the influences on value generation through innovation by the FM function. Findings: The ability of an Australian FM contractor to provide value within a PPP context has been shown to reflect some of the attributes described in literature. However, the extent of innovation, especially in the design and construction phases, has been limited by organisational history and capability, and relational and contextual issues. Originality/value: This research highlights a flaw in the rhetoric relating to PPP delivery, namely the disconnection between the asset delivery and service delivery phases, which stifles the consortium's capacity to innovate and maximise value. It reveals a set of influences that both resonate with the literature and plausibly explain the suboptimal performance of the FM function within an Australian PPP. By using highly iterative analysis leading to within-case generalisability, it provides a robust basis for wider investigation of the problem. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI10.1108/BEPAM-03-2012-0008
Co-authorsGraham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
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]
Co-authorsThayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
2009Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, 'Using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to procure social infrastructure in Australia', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 16 415-437 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1108/09699980910988348
CitationsScopus - 20
2008Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, 'Public-private partnerships: A critical review of risk management in Australian social infrastructure projects', Journal of Construction Procurement, 14 66-80 (2008) [C1]
2007Ng ST, Xie J, Cheung YK, Jefferies MC, 'A simulation model for optimizing the concession period of public-private partnerships schemes', International Journal of Project Management, 25 791-798 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijproman.2007.05.004
CitationsScopus - 33
2006Luu DT, Ng ST, Chen SE, Jefferies MC, 'A strategy for evaluating a fuzzy case-based construction procurement selection system', Advances in Engineering Software, 37 159-171 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2005.05.004
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 5
2006Jefferies MC, 'Critical success factors of public private sector partnerships: A case study of the Sydney SuperDome', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 13 451-462 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1108/09699980610690738
CitationsScopus - 28
2005Cheung FYK, Rowlinson S, Jefferies MC, Lau E, 'Relationship Contracting in Australia', Journal of Construction Procurement, 11 123-135 (2005) [C1]
2004Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'Identifying Risk Factors of BOOT Procurement: A Case Study of Stadium Australia', The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 4 11-19 (2004) [C1]
2002Jefferies MC, Gameson RN, Rowlinson S, 'Critical Success Factors of the BOOT Procurement System: Reflections from the Stadium Australia Case Study', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 9 352-361 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1046/j.1365-232X.2002.00249.x
2002Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Conway J, 'Assessment of Professional Competence in a Construction Management Problem-Based Learning Setting', The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 2 47-56 (2002) [C1]
2001Jefferies MC, Gameson RN, Chen SE, Elliot TG, 'The justification and implementation of project alliances - reflections on the Wandoo B development', Journal of Construction Procurement., 7(2) 31-41 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (49 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Jefferies M, Rowlinson S, Kumaraswamy M, Ke Y, 'Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Procurement of Public Hospitals', Construction in a Changing World, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsYongjian Ke
2014Jefferies M, Rowlinson S, Kumaraswamy M, Ke Y, 'Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Procurement of Public Hospitals', Construction in a Changing World, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2014)
Co-authorsYongjian Ke
2014Jefferies MC, Ward P, 'Are Australian Standard Forms Of Construction Contract Capable Of Dealing With The Issue Of Extensions Of Time Efficiently And Effectively?', Proceedings of the 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, Portsmouth, UK (2014) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsP Ward
2013Jefferies MC, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, 'Public Private Partnerships: The Provision of Healthcare Infrastructure in Australia', Proceedings of the 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Reading, UK (2013) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsGraham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2013Jefferies MC, McGeorge D, London K, Rowlinson S, 'Relationship Contracting: A Case Study of the Top Ryde Public Private Partnership (PPP)', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, QUT, Brisbane (2013) [E1]
Author URL
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]
Author URL
Co-authorsThayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
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]
Co-authorsGraham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2012Jefferies MC, Rowlinson S, Schubert A, 'The procurement of Indigenous social housing in Australia: A project alliance approach', Proceedings of CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference, Capetown (2012) [E1]
2012Awad R, Jefferies MC, Jupp J, 'Evidence-based retail and commercial planning for Australian university campuses', Proceedings. Australasian Universities Building Educators Association. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsRamsey Awad
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]
Co-authorsGraham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
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-authorsGraham Brewer
2011Teo PL, Bridge AJ, Gray J, Jefferies MC, 'Developing a research method to test a new first-order decision making model for the procurement of public sector major infrastructure', Proceedings of the 27th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Bristol, UK (2011) [E1]
2011Jefferies MC, Schubert A, Awad R, 'A project alliance approach for the procurement of Indigenous social housing in Australia', COBRA 2011. Proceedings of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction and Property Conference, Salford, UK (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsRamsey Awad
2010Jefferies MC, Lau J, 'Inconsistencies in project delivery systems for prisons: A comparison between public and private methods', CIB World Congress 2010, Salford Quays - United Kingdom (2010) [E1]
2010Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, Chen SE, 'Implications for design and construct contractors operating in a public private partnership environment: An Australian perspective', Full Paper Proceedings - CIB 2010 World Congress, Salford Quays - United Kingdom (2010) [E1]
2010Teo PL, Bridge AJ, Jefferies MC, 'Delivering value for money in the procurement of public sector major infrastructure: A new first-order decision making model', Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, Brisbane, QLD (2010) [E1]
2008McGeorge WD, Jefferies MC, Cadman KJ, Chen SE, 'Implications for design and build contractors bidding in public-private paternership consortiums: An Australian perspective', CME 25 Conference Construction Management and Economics 'Past, Present and Future', Reading, UK (2008) [E1]
2008Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, Rowlinson S, 'Bidding for public-private partnerships and the implications for design and construct contractors', Building Abroad: Procurement of Construction and Reconstruction Projects in the International Context, Montreal, ONT (2008) [E1]
2007Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, Chen SE, 'Risk Management in Public-Private Partnerships: Emerging Issues in Social Infrastructure Projects', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, Cadman KJ, Swee Eng C, 'Public private partnerships: The provision of social infrastructure in Australia', CIB World Building Congress 2007 - Construction for Development. Proceedings, Cape Town, South Africa (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]
Co-authorsThayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer, Tony Williams
2006McGeorge WD, Cadman KJ, Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'Private Public Partnerships: Private Sector Developers Partnering with Government for the Provision of Social Infrastructure', Governments and Communities in Partnership: From Theory to Practice. Conference Papers, Melbourne (2006) [E1]
2006Jefferies MC, McGeorge WD, Chen SE, Cadman KJ, 'Sustainable Procurement: A Contemporary View on Australian Public Private Partnerships (PPP)', Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation and Management (CCIM). Conference Proceedings, Dubai, UAE (2006) [E1]
2006Jefferies MC, Rowlinson S, Cheung YKF, 'Relationship Management in the Australian Construction Industry: A Catalyst for Cultural Change', Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation and Management (CCIM). Conference Proceedings, Dubai, UAE (2006) [E1]
2006Jefferies MC, 'Assessment of Student Learning: A Response to Professional Accreditation and University Review', Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference, Sydney (2006) [E1]
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-authorsGraham Brewer
2005Jefferies MC, Davidson C, 'The Influence of Globalisation on Relationship-Based Procurement Strategies in the Australian Construction Industry', Proceedings of the 2005 CIB W92-T23/W107 International Symposium on Procurement Systems: The Impact of Cultural Differences and Systems on Construction Performance, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, USA (2005) [E1]
2005Cheung F, Rowlinson S, Jefferies MC, 'A Critical Review of the Organisational Structure, Culture and Commitment in the Australian Construction Industry', Proceedings of the 2005 CIB W92-T23/W107 International Symposium on Procurement Systems: The Impact of Cultural Differences and Systems on Construction Performance, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, USA (2005) [E1]
2005Curnow W, Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'Unsustainable Bidding Costs - A critical Issue for the Public Private Partnerships', Public Private Partnerships - Opportunities and Challenges, Hong Kong (2005) [E1]
2004Jefferies MC, Kirk AJ, Hampson AR, McCann JS, 'Ethical Construction Procurement', AUBEA, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004Cheung F, Rowlinson S, Spathanis J, Sargent R, Jones T, Jefferies MC, Foliente G, 'Organisational Structure, Culture and Commitment: An Australia Public Sector Case Study', Clients Driving Innovation, Gold Coast, Queensland (2004) [E2]
2004Jefferies MC, 'The BOOT Procurement Approach: Critical Success Factors of the Sydney SuperDome', Project Procurement for Infrastructure Construction, India (2004) [E1]
2004Jefferies MC, Kirk AJ, 'Ethical Behaviour in the Construction Procurement Process', International Symposium on Globalisation and Construction, Bangkok (2004) [E1]
2003Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Zenke R, 'Using Learning Histories to Evaluate Organisational Learning Culture', Knowledge Construction, Singapore (2003) [E1]
2002Jefferies MC, Gameson RN, 'Stadium Australia: Reflecting on the Risk Factors of BOOT Procurement', Procurement Systems and Technology Transfer, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago (2002) [E1]
2001Jefferies MC, Kestle L, 'Enhancing Experiential Learning of Environmental Sustainability Using Cross-Fertilisation.', Constructing and Managing the Built Environment: Education and Research for the Future, Adelaide (2001) [E2]
2001Jefferies MC, Kolomy RA, Chen SE, 'Peer mentoring in a student centred construction management course', Constructing and managing the built environment: education and research for the future, Adelaide, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Jefferies MC, Kestle L, Chen SE, 'Education for sustainability: Enhancing experiential learning', Towards Sustainable Development - Collaborative Approaches in Built Environment and Engineering Education, Queensland University of Technology (2001) [E2]
2001Jefferies MC, Cook M, Rowlinson S, 'The BOOT Approach for Stadium Australia: Reflecting on the Critical Factors for Success', Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress, New Zealand (2001) [E1]
2000Jefferies MC, Gameson RN, Chen SE, Elliot TG, 'Project Alliances - Factors for Success', Information and Communication in Construction Procurement, Santiago, Chile (2000) [E1]
2000Jefferies MC, Gameson RN, Corcoran KJ, 'Benchmarking Sustainability Principles of Local Government in NSW, Australia', Information and Communication in Construction Procurement, Santiago, Chile (2000) [E1]
2000Jefferies MC, Kestle L, Chen SE, 'Education for Sustainability: Enhancing Experiential Learning', Shaping the Sustainable Millennium-Collaborative Approaches, QUT, Brisbane (2000) [E1]
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-authorsGraham Brewer
1999Jefferies MC, Chen SE, Mead JD, 'Project team performance - Managing individual goals, shared values and boundary roles.', PROFITABLE PARTNERING IN CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (1999)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1999Najjar GR, Mak MY, Jefferies MC, 'The impact of the decline of the Asian economy on Australian contractors: Development, profile and strategies of Australian construction in Asia', PROFITABLE PARTNERING IN CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND (1999)
Author URL
Co-authorsMichael Mak
1999Jefferies MC, Chen SE, McGeorge WD, Esparon JP, 'Introducing Quality Assurance in the Seychelles Construction Industry', Construction Industry Development in the New Millennium, NUS, Singapore (1999) [E1]
1999Conway J, Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'Assessment of Professional Competence in PBL Settings: Two Case Studies', Proceedings of the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on PBL, Hong Kong (1999) [E1]
1999Chen SE, Jefferies MC, Ilett M, Conway J, 'Ethics and Professional Values: The Framework for Reflective Practice', Themes and Variations in PBL, Montreal, Canada (1999) [E1]
1999Jefferies MC, Chen SE, 'Education for Sustainability - A Strategic Approach in Construction Management', Trends in Construction Management Education and Responsibly Managing the Built Environment, UWS, Sydney (1999) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants24
Total funding$1,259,328

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20142 grants / $16,500

Investigating the psychological contract in construction procurement in order to develop a conceptual model. $15,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamProfessor Peter Davis, Doctor Marcus Jefferies, Doctor Yongjian Ke
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400971
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

ARCOM, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 1 - 3 September 2014.$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400889
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $1,500

ARCOM, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2-9 September 2013$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300995
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

ARCOM and COBRA, Bristol (UWE) and Manchester (Salford), UK, 05/09/2011 - 12/09/2011$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100888
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20102 grants / $568,680

Reforming the procurement of construction and financing of Australian Infrastructure: Advancing capacity, completion and investment$313,680

Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council) Funding Scheme: Linkage Projects Description: Achieving value for money in the delivery of Australias substantial infrastructure pipeline is severely constrained by construction capacity and the credit crisis. In an unprecedented collaboration with key government departments and the private sector, this project aims to develop a new and integrated procurement knowledge base concerning construction and finance to address these constraints. The project outcomes will form the basis of procurement reform to increase construction capacity, competition and private sector investment (particularly by superannuation funds) to infrastructure. The project is critical to the planned work of Infrastructure Australia and has potential to capture global attention.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Reforming the procurement of construction and financing of Australian Infrastructure: Advancing capacity, completion and investment$255,000

Achieving value for money in the delivery of Australias substantial infrastructure pipeline is severely constrained by construction capacity and the credit crisis. In an unprecedented collaboration with key government departments and the private sector, this project aims to develop a new and integrated procurement knowledge base concerning construction and finance to address these constraints. The project outcomes will form the basis of procurement reform to increase construction capacity, competition and private sector investment (particularly by superannuation funds) to infrastructure. The project is critical to the planned work of Infrastructure Australia and has potential to capture global attention.
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeARC-LP Industry Partners: NSW Treasury; VIC Treasury & Finance; QLD Treasury; WA Treasury & Finance; SA Treasury & Finance; QLD Infrastructure & Planning; IAQ; CIIA; Aurecon; and Peron Group.
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20091 grants / $24,750

Relationship Contracting: A case study of the Top Ryde Public-Private Partnership (PPP)$24,750

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding bodyNewcastle Innovation
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeAdministered Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG1000413
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $25,000

An Investigation of the Risk Management process during the bidding stage of Social Infrastructure PPPs$25,000

Funding body: Construction Industry Institute Australia

Funding bodyConstruction Industry Institute Australia
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189735
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20072 grants / $23,190

Dispute avoidance and resolution$21,490

Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding bodyCRC for Construction Innovation
Project TeamConjoint Professor Kerry London, Mr Peter Ward, Doctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeResearch Proposal
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188067
Type Of FundingCRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category4CRC
UONY

CIB World Congress: 'Construction for Development', Cape Town, South Africa, 14/5/2007 - 18/5/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187776
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20046 grants / $236,688

An investigation of the allocation of risks during the bidding process for public and private sector partnerships$179,288

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Swee Chen, Doctor Marcus Jefferies, Emeritus Professor William McGeorge, Mr W C Curnow
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184255
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

An investigation of the allocation of risks during the bidding process for public and private sector partnerships$40,000

Funding body: Construction Industry Institute Australia

Funding bodyConstruction Industry Institute Australia
Project TeamProfessor Swee Chen, Doctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185505
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

An investigation of the allocation of risks during the bidding process for public and private sector partnerships$5,000

Funding body: Thiess Contractors Pty Ltd

Funding bodyThiess Contractors Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Swee Chen, Doctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185504
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

An investigation of the allocation of risks during the bidding process for public and private sector partnerships$5,000

Funding body: Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd

Funding bodyBaulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Swee Chen, Doctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185506
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

An investigation of the allocation of risks during the bidding process for public and private sector partnerships$5,000

Funding body: Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd

Funding bodyLeighton Contractors Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Swee Chen, Doctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185507
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

CIB W92 Symposium 'Project Procurement for Infrastructure Construction' 7 to 10 January 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183774
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $1,995

Joint International Symposium CIB W55/W65/W107 'Knowledge Construction' 22 to 24 October 2003$1,995

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183587
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $165,800

Value in project delivery systems: facilitating a change in culture$165,800

This research project investigated how culture change can be managed in the context of a new approach based upon relationship management. Successful implementation of relationship management requires strong commitment and continuous understanding at all levels. The trend towards consideration of non-price criteria and the advent of relationship management and alliance-type contracts has encouraged increased focus on the collaborative elements of project team management. Industry accepts that a cultural shift is required to maximise the outcomes from such projects. However, fostering the right culture is not a challenge for the project team alone. The client organisation must also develop an appropriate culture to be able to propose and manage relationship contracts Both government and industry have identified needs for revaluing construction and engineering a better process and procedures in order to deliver value to all participants and stakeholders. Continuous, open and honest communication is the key to the success of this process, moving away from adversarial approaches towards a more cooperative and collaborative environment. Partnering, alliancing and relationship management require a change of mind set ? a culture change ? and the client side must change along with the contracting side. A fit is required between organisational structure and culture. Relationship contracting has the potential benefits of achieving stakeholder empowerment, facilitating regional development and delivering a sustainable industry. Outcomes from this project included: a better understanding of team and organisational culture; a process for selection of a collaborative team to fit with an appropriate contract strategy; a set of roles, procedures and protocols to maintain relationship management throughout the project; a change in attitude; and an industry-wide education and training initiative.
Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding bodyCRC for Construction Innovation
Project Team
SchemeResearch Proposal
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20014 grants / $187,539

Value alignment process for project delivery$179,880

Value alignment process for project delivery is a decision tool to assist clients and others to optimise the project delivery system to meet the needs of stakeholders. The research project will focus on how to best to capitalise upon existing re-engineering and value chain studies undertaken on the construction procurement chain. It will make re-engineering the process possible by providing a decision tool based on principles rather than using existing off-the-shelf delivery methods.
Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding bodyCRC for Construction Innovation
Project Team
SchemeResearch Proposal
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

An Analysis of Risk and Critical Success Factors of the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) Procurement System$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181488
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Joint Symposium CIB W92/W63/TG36/TG23 Procurement Systems - Technology transfer Trinidad & Tobago, University of West Indies 14-18 January, 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181573
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

CIB World Building Congress, NZ 2-6 April 2001$1,159

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180682
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $2,186

Information & Communication in Construction Procurement, Catholic University, Chile.$2,186

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180231
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $4,000

An Evaluation of Current Innovations in Construction Procurement Methodologies and Their Impact on Project Performance.$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Marcus Jefferies
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178701
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Modification of Standardised Construction Contracts for the Adoption of Building Information Modelling: Analysing the Case of the NSW Government GC21 Construction Contract
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014The Effect of Procurement on Competition & Flexibility: Determining the Suitability of PPPs in Major Infrastructure Projects
Building Construction Managmnt, Queensland University of Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Marcus Jefferies

Position

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

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Emailmarcus.jefferies@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6737
Fax(02) 4921 6913

Office

RoomBSC202
BuildingBSC Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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