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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

Code Description Percentage
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning 40
120299 Building not elsewhere classified 40
120402 Engineering Design Knowledge 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Post Doc Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 - 31/12/2013 Membership - International Council for Research and Innovation In Building and Construction International Council for Research and Innovation In Building and Construction
Australia
1/02/2012 - 1/10/2012 Research Associate Swinburne University of Technology, VIC
Business & Law
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2003 - 1/03/2008 Mechanical engineer Meinhardt
Thailand
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kanjanabootra S, Corbitt B, 'Chapter 10: The critical role of information systems skills in building science and construction management', Information Technology and Systems for the Curious: Top Professors' Perspectives on College/University Major, Scholarships, Research Issues, and Career Options (Kindle Edition), The Curious Academic Publishing, Online --- (2015)

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kanjanabootra S, 'Who's on the other side of the table? Power perceptions in construction projects¿Thai case studies', Engineering Project Organization Journal, 5 63-76 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/21573727.2015.1014805
2013 Kanjanabootra 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) develop... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1108/JSIT-08-2013-0041
Citations Scopus - 2

Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kanjanabootra S, Smolders J, Sher W, Maund K, 'A STAKEHOLDER THEORY PERSPECTIVE OF CONTESTED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY', RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, UTS, Sydney (2015)
Co-authors Willy Sher, Kim Maund
2015 Luu C, von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Pham D, 'RESETTLEMENT IN VIETNAM¿S HYDRO POWER INDUSTRY: POLICIES AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT', The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors proceeding, The University of Technology Sydney (2015)
2015 Pham D, Von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu C, 'THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DAM SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT FOR VIETNAM', The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors proceeding, The University of Technology Sydney (2015)
2015 Kanjanabootra S, 'CHANGE IN THE THAI CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNDER THE NEW ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY - REAL OR ASSUMED CHANGE?', Working paper proceeding Engineering Project Organization Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2015)
2014 Luu 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,... [more]

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-authors Jason Vonmeding
2014 Kanjanabootra 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]
2014 Luu 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,... [more]

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-authors Jason Vonmeding
2014 Luu 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,... [more]

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-authors Jason Vonmeding
2014 Luu T, von Meding J, Kanjanabootra S, Luu CH, 'Flood mitigation through hydropower dam management in Vietnam', IDRC Davos 2014 extended abstracts, Davos, Switzerland (2014)
2013 Kanjanabootra 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]
2013 Vo 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]
2013 Vo 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]
2013 Huan 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]
2012 Kenley 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]
2012 Kanjanabootra 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]
2012 Kenley 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]
2012 Kanjanabootra 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]
2011 Kanjanabootra 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]
2011 Kanjanabootra 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]
2010 Kanjanabootra S, 'Addressing knowledge capture issues for business continuity', QualIT 2010 Proceedings, QUT, Brisbane (2010) [E1]
2009 Kanjanabootra 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Kanjanabootra 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 grants 6
Total funding $134,500

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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 body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Doctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Doctor Helen Giggins, Dr Vanessa Cooper
Scheme Seed Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401485
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500813
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $76,500

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

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Doctor 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
Scheme Australia-China Council Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400533
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Doctor 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
Scheme Australia-China Council Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400533
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20132 grants / $6,800

Effectiveness of Information Sharing in Construction Project$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201213
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Melbourne

Funding body University of Melbourne
Project Team Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra
Scheme Asia Institute Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300163
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.5
PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Developing a Strategic Flood Mitigation Collaborative Framework for Vietnam
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Challenges Associated with Implementing BIM-Enabled Code-Checking Systems Within the Design Process
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Experimental Investigation of Water Penetration and Thermal Insulation Properties of Semi Interlocking Masonry (SIM) Walls
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
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

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

Office

Room AG03
Building Architecture Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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