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Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra

Post Doc Research Fellow

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra is a practicing Design Mechanical and Construction Engineer with 4 years practical experience working in the Construction Industry on projects including high rise apartment complexes, warehouses, multi-storey shopping centres, hotel renovations, resorts and office buildings. Dr Sittimont's PhD at RMIT University was a study of design and implementation of engineering knowledge management systems in Australia.The thesis was nominated for the Australian Professors Award for most outstanding thesis. Dr Sittimont has worked for Meinhardt Thailand, an Engineering Consulting company in construction; for RMIT University lecturing; and for the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre at Swinburne University.

Research Expertise
Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra research in Construction Management areas include:

1. Ontologies of Construction Knowledge

2. Effectiveness of Information and Knowledge Sharing in Construction Projects

3. Improved design and domain knowledge sharing in Construction

4. Construction Management in Asia. 5. Off-Site manufacturing in construction. 6 Construction Knowledge management systems.

Teaching Expertise
1) Systems Analysis and Design

2) Business Operations

3) Research Methodology

Collaborations
Past research collaborations were with QUT (Prof Arthur ter Hofstede, Dr Moe Wynn, Dr Chun Ouyang) on business process modelling in off-site manufacturing in construction; with Prof Russell Kenley and Dr Toby Harfield on off-site manufacturing in the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre on adoption evaluation tools in off-site manufacturing construction. Currently project collaborations include: 1. Improved design and knowledge seeking in Construction with a numbers of practitioners from Thailand, partially funded by the Royal Thai Government. 2. Improving information management during inspection stage in construction process 3. Knowledge sharing in design process project with Prof Tony Williams and A/Prof Willy Sher


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (Technical Educ - Mech Eng), King Mongkuts Institute of Technology - Thailand
  • Master of Science (Technical Educ-Mechanical Tech), King Mongkuts Institute of Technology - Thailand

Keywords

  • Construction processes
  • Knowledge Management System
  • N/A
  • Ontology
  • Process Mining

Languages

  • Thai (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120201Building Construction Management and Project Planning40
120299Building not elsewhere classified40
120402Engineering Design Knowledge20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
12/11/2014 - 11/11/2017Post Doc Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 31/12/2013Membership - International Council for Research and Innovation In Building and ConstructionInternational Council for Research and Innovation In Building and Construction
Australia
1/02/2012 - 1/10/2012Research AssociateSwinburne University of Technology, VIC
Business & Law
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/2003 - 1/03/2008Mechanical engineerMeinhardt
Thailand
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Publications

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


Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Kanjanabootra S, Corbitt B, Nicholls M, 'Evaluating knowledge management systems efficacy and effectiveness in a design science context', Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 15 324-346 (2013) [C1]

Purpose: This paper aims to propose a framework for the evaluation of artefacts in Design Science and test it using an exemplar case of a knowledge management system (KMS) developed for an Australian refrigeration manufacturing company. Design/methodology/approach: The research uses Design Science research methodology in a specific case study context. The artefact studied was developed using an ontology based on an engineering design conceptualisation and created using an ontology generator, Protégé. Research data for the evaluation of the framework were collected using a combination of document analysis, interviews, shadowing and observations. Findings: The evaluation framework developed for the research and applied to the KMS specifically built for the company was shown to be useful in determining the efficacy and effectiveness of the research outcomes in terms of usefulness to the company engineers in the technical analysis of their work, and for the CEO and COO as part of their strategic planning for the company. The evaluation framework helped the researcher and the engineers as collaborators to demonstrate the extent of improvement in the design and build processes in the company. Originality/value: Prior research in both Information System and Design Science has not provided a specific, generalizable, evaluation framework for system developers to use as a guide during the systems development process. This research proposes an evaluation framework which covers all broad aspects of evaluation and efficacy, accepting that evaluation frameworks must be flexible in enabling changes to accommodate variations in the types and purposes of artefacts developed. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI10.1108/JSIT-08-2013-0041
CitationsScopus - 2

Conference (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Luu TDC, Von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu CH, 'Flood mitigation through hydropower dam management in Vietnam', Proceedings of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - The Role of Science, Technology and Practice, IDRC Davos 2014 (2014) [E3]

Vietnam is vulnerable to multiple hazards, particularly in the central region. Flood damage statistics show that this part of the country is impacted by both unfavourable terrain, and human interference leading to environmental damage. Such damage is often a result of poorly planned and managed forestry and hydropower plants. This paper examines the key vulnerabilities present in Vietnam while investigating the key problems in the development of hydropower in Vietnam; environmental impacts, design and construction of dams and the operation of dams.

Co-authorsJason Vonmeding
2014Kanjanabootra S, 'Differentiated Power Perceptions in Construction Projects ¿ Thai Case Studies', Working PaperSeries, Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference, Devil's Thumb Ranch, CO (2014) [E1]
2014Luu TDC, Von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu CH, 'Flood mitigation through hydropower dam management in Vietnam', Proceedings of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - The Role of Science, Technology and Practice, IDRC Davos 2014 (2014) [E1]

Vietnam is vulnerable to multiple hazards, particularly in the central region. Flood damage statistics show that this part of the country is impacted by both unfavourable terrain, and human interference leading to environmental damage. Such damage is often a result of poorly planned and managed forestry and hydropower plants. This paper examines the key vulnerabilities present in Vietnam while investigating the key problems in the development of hydropower in Vietnam; environmental impacts, design and construction of dams and the operation of dams.

Co-authorsJason Vonmeding
2014Luu TDC, Von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu CH, 'Flood mitigation through hydropower dam management in Vietnam', Proceedings of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - The Role of Science, Technology and Practice, IDRC Davos 2014 (2014) [E1]

Vietnam is vulnerable to multiple hazards, particularly in the central region. Flood damage statistics show that this part of the country is impacted by both unfavourable terrain, and human interference leading to environmental damage. Such damage is often a result of poorly planned and managed forestry and hydropower plants. This paper examines the key vulnerabilities present in Vietnam while investigating the key problems in the development of hydropower in Vietnam; environmental impacts, design and construction of dams and the operation of dams.

Co-authorsJason Vonmeding
2014Luu T, von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu CH, 'Flood mitigation through hydropower dam management in Vietnam', IDRC Davos 2014 extended abstracts, Davos, Switzerland (2014)
2013Kanjanabootra S, 'The impact of information sharing misalignment in the Thai construction industry', Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Bangkok, Thailand (2013) [E1]
2013Vo Tran H, Kanjanabootra S, Macauley P, Corbitt B, 'Information management/sharing problems during the inspection stage of construction: A case study in Australia', Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Bangkok, Thailand (2013) [E1]
2013Vo Tran H, Kanjanabootra S, 'Information sharing problems among stakeholders in the construction industry at the inspection stage: A case study', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Huan V-T, Corbitt B, Kanjanabootra S, Macauley P, 'Information Sharing Problems and Construction Efficiency', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ICIME 2013), RMIT Univ Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM (2013) [E1]
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2012Kenley R, Kanjanabootra S, Zhang P, Ouyang C, Wynn M, 'Procuring OSM: Base-line models of off-site manufacturing business in Australia', Procuring OSM: Base-line models of off-site manufacturing business in Australia, Brunei Darussalam (2012) [E1]
2012Kanjanabootra S, 'Re-use of domain knowledge to provide confidence for adoption of off-site manufacturing for construction in Australia', Re-use of domain knowledge to provide confidence for adoption of off-site manufacturing for construction in Australia, Las Vegas, USA (2012) [E1]
2012Kenley R, Kanjanabootra S, Toby H, 'Greening Australian construction procurement: stakeholder development of an off-site Manufacture adoption tool', Greening Australian construction procurement: stakeholder development of an off-site Manufacture adoption tool, Perth (2012) [E1]
2012Kanjanabootra S, Corbitt BJ, Nicholls M, 'Analysing business processes to manage and resolve strategic issues in a manufacturing business', Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, Geelong, VIC (2012) [E1]
2011Kanjanabootra S, 'The strategic value of targeted knowledge management - case study of an Australian refrigeration company', The strategic value of targeted knowledge management ¿ case study of an Australian refrigeration company, Bangkok, Thailand (2011) [E1]
2011Kanjanabootra S, 'Capture, analyse and decide: using knowledge management as a strategic tool in refrigeration product design', Capture, analyse and decide: using knowledge management as a strategic tool in refrigeration product design, Helsinki, Finland (2011) [E2]
2010Kanjanabootra S, 'Addressing knowledge capture issues for business continuity', QualIT 2010 Proceedings, QUT, Brisbane (2010) [E1]
2009Kanjanabootra S, 'Improving business value through an improved product development process using knowledge engineering', Improving business value through an improved product development process using knowledge engineering, Hyderabad, India (2009) [E3]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Kanjanabootra S, Improving strategic business performance with knowledge management: a case study of a refrigeration company, RMIT University (2011) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$134,500

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $51,200

Modelling disaster resilience: enhancing student learning through trans-disciplinary simulation of wicked scenarios (RES-SIM)$50,000

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding bodyOffice for Learning and Teaching
Project TeamDoctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Doctor Helen Giggins, Dr Vanessa Cooper
SchemeSeed Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401485
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

2015 Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOCH) - Engineering Growth, Edinburgh Scotland, 24-26 June 2015$1,200

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500813
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20142 grants / $76,500

Resilience Education Australia-China-Taipei (REACT) Network$38,250

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding bodyDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project TeamDoctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Helen Giggins, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Professor Qian Ye, Professor Zhangang Han, Associate Professor Yanli Lue, Associate Professor Wan-yu Shih, Associate Professor Jie-Ying Wu, Associate Professor Wen-Yen Lin
SchemeAustralia-China Council Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400533
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Resilience Education Australia-China-Taipei (REACT) Network$38,250

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding bodyDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project TeamDoctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Helen Giggins, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Professor Qian Ye, Professor Zhangang Han, Associate Professor Yanli Lue, Associate Professor Wan-yu Shih, Associate Professor Jie-Ying Wu, Associate Professor Wen-Yen Lin
SchemeAustralia-China Council Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400533
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20132 grants / $6,800

Effectiveness of Information Sharing in Construction Project$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201213
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Knowledge Sharing Misalignment Identification in the Thai Construction Industry$1,800

Funding body: University of Melbourne

Funding bodyUniversity of Melbourne
Project TeamDoctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
SchemeAsia Institute Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300163
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Developing a Strategic Flood Mitigation Collaborative Framework for Vietnam
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Challenges Associated with Implementing BIM-Enabled Code-Checking Systems Within the Design Process
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013Experimental Investigation of Water Penetration and Thermal Insulation Properties of SIM Walls
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra

Position

Post Doc Research Fellow
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Emailsittimont.kanjanabootra@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6396

Office

RoomAG03
BuildingArchitecture Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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