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Biography

I entered academic life in the early 1980s as a part time lecturer and took up a full time lectureship in 1988. Motivation to enter academia came, in part, from my post-graduate studies at Loughborough University, UK. Academic life allowed me to combine my research and consulting interests with my teaching commitments. I have continued this approach in all the Universities I have taught at (University of the Witwatersrand, Loughborough University and Newcastle University). My publications record attests to dual research interests of computer-aided applications for the management of construction projects as well as construction education. I have published three books, over 120 refereed conference papers and over 30 refereed journal papers. I have secured research funding (in UK and in Australia) of over $1m in a range of areas and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 23/11/2012
  • Master of Science, Loughborough University - UK, 31/12/1981
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Building), University of Witwatersrand, 31/12/1974

Research

Research keywords

  • Construction

Research expertise

Virtual teamwork, Building Information Modelling, Modular construction, Pedagogy in construction education.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120299Building Not Elsewhere Classified80
120399Design Practice And Management Not Elsewhere Classified10
099999Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Fellow - Chartered Institure of Building

Awards

Other

2007Ronald Albert Swane award for excellence in teaching
Australian Institute of Building (Australia)
Recipient of Ronald Albert Swane award for excellence in teaching for 2007.
2006Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Sustained transfer of industry research and practice to the undergraduate experience of construction management students.
2000Nominated by
Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Inaugural National Teaching Fellowship, the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (UK).

Research Award.

20132013 NSW President's Award for Research
The Australian Institute of Building (Australia)
Annual award

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Construction
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Gameson RN, Ward P, 'Evolving Trends in nD Modelling: The 'Construction Planning Workbench'', Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 1 111-126 (2005) [C1]
2006Luu DT, Sher WD, 'Construction tender subcontract selection using case-based reasoning', Australian Journal of Construction Economics & Building, 6 32-43 (2006) [C1]
2008Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Tendering in virtual teams - Challenges and opportunities for distance learners', CEBE Transactions, 5 5-24 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2009Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Williams AP, Gameson R, 'Heading into new virtual environments: What skills do design team members need?', ITcon Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14 17-29 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Bellamy TR, Williams AP, Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Gameson R, 'Design Communication: Issues Confronting Both Co-located and Virtual Teams', 21st Annual ARCOM Conference, London (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2012Sher WD, Tertiary construction management education: the lived experience of academic staff in Australia, University of Newcastle (2012) [T3]

Publications

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

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Simmons CA, Williams AP, Sher WD, Levett-Jones TL, Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW, 145 (2012) [A3]
2010Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Construction Education in Australia. A Review of Learning and Teaching Challenges and Opportunities, Australian Teaching and Learning Council, Sydney, NSW, 176 (2010) [A2]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Williams AP, Gameson R, 'Changing skills in changing environments: Skills needed in virtual construction teams', Applications of Virtual Reality, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia 31-48 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2012Sher WD, Dosen AS, Hingston J, Williams AP, 'Constructing a path from school', Building Pathways: Lifelong Learning in the Construction Sector, The Writing Bureau, Fitzroy North, VIC 15-24 (2012) [B1]
2012Sher WD, Williams AP, Simmons CA, 'Professional curricula on-line: The RAPID and NURAPID progress file', Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 31-45 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2012Levett-Jones TL, Bowen LJ, Simmons CA, Sher WD, 'The professional nursing and construction curricula', Work Ready: E-Portfolios to Support Professional Placements, Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, NSW 13-29 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Tracy Levett-jones

2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'A comparative analysis of 2D computer-aided estimating (CAE) and BIM estimating procedures', Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 170-189 (2010) [B1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Modelling outcomes of collaboration in building information modelling through gaming theory lenses', Industrialised, Integrated, Intelligent Sustainable Construction: I3CON HANDBOOK 2, I3CON & BSRIA, London, UK 93-108 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu

2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'The applications of building information modelling in facilities management', Handbook of Research on Building Information Modeling and Construction Informatics: Concepts and Technologies, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 239-253 (2010) [B1]
2010Sherratt SM, Sher WD, Williams AP, Gameson R, 'Communication in construction design teams: Moving into the virtual world', Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication : Language Structures and Social Interaction, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pennsylvania 1-17 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2008Yom K-K, Froese T, Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Goodman N, 'Model-based estimating for concrete bridges: A feasibility study', Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, Queensland 101-110 (2008) [B1]
2004Sher WD, Sharkey R, Mackee J, 'NURAPID a student-centered development tool for Australian Universities', AUBEA 2004: Higher education shaping the built environment, Centre for Infrastructure and Property, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 69-81 (2004) [B2]

Co-authors: Jamie Mackee

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Journal article (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Tuapawa K, Sher W, Gu N, 'Pentexonomy: A Multi-Dimensional Taxonomy of Educational Online Technologies.', International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 9 41-59 (2014) [C1]
2014Shih S-Y, Sher W, 'Development of building information modelling enabled code checking systems for Australia', Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 1003-1010 (2014)
2014Sher WD, 'Exploring AEC education through collaborative learning', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21 532-550 (2014)
2013Sher WD, Walker K, 'Developing undergraduate construction management students' abilities to manage projects through a computer-based simulation', Business Education Innovation, 5 68-74 (2013) [C1]
2013Succar B, Sher W, Williams A, 'An integrated approach to BIM competency assessment, acquisition and application', Automation in Construction, 174-189 (2013) [C1]
2012Succar B, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Measuring BIM performance: Five metrics', Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8 120-142 (2012) [C1]
2011Goodwin GC, Medioli AM, Sher WD, Vlacic L, Welsh JS, 'Emulation-based virtual laboratories: A low-cost alternative to physical experiments in control engineering education', IEEE Transactions on Education, 54 48-55 (2011) [C1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Building information modeling and quantity surveying practice', Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 15 67-70 (2010) [C1]
2009Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Williams AP, Gameson R, 'Heading into new virtual environments: What skills do design team members need?', ITcon Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 14 17-29 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2008Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Tendering in virtual teams - Challenges and opportunities for distance learners', CEBE Transactions, 5 5-24 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Ward P, Sher WD, Gameson R, Aranda-Mena G, 'Innovative protocols and technologies as a means of complying with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999 (NSW) Australia', Construction Management and Economics, 25 747-763 (2007) [C1]
2006Luu DT, Sher WD, 'Construction tender subcontract selection using case-based reasoning', Australian Journal of Construction Economics & Building, 6 32-43 (2006) [C1]
2005Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Gameson RN, Ward P, 'Evolving Trends in nD Modelling: The 'Construction Planning Workbench'', Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 1 111-126 (2005) [C1]
2005Goh CH, Sher WD, Pheng LS, 'Factors affecting effective communication between building clients and maintenance contractors', Corporate Communications, 10 240-251 (2005) [C1]
2004Blismas NG, Sher WD, Thorpe A, Baldwin A, 'A Typology for Clients' Multi-Project Environments', Construction Management and Economics, 357-371 (2004) [C1]
2004Sher WD, 'Peer Assessment in the Design and Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Lintel', CEBE Transactions, 1 37-55 (2004) [C1]
2004Motawa IA, Price ADF, Sher WD, 'Modelling the Implementation of Technological Innovations in Construction', International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 20 78-89 (2004) [C1]
2004Blismas NG, Sher WD, Thorpe A, Baldwin A, 'Factors Influencing Project Delivery within Construction Clients' Multi-project Environments', Journal of Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 11 113-125 (2004) [C1]
2003Ballal TMA, Sher WD, 'Artificial neural network for the selection of buildable structural systems', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 10 263-271 (2003) [C1]
2003Motawa IA, Price A, Sher WD, 'A Fuzzy Approach for Evaluating the Iterated Implementation of Innovations in Construction', International Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT-AEC), 1 105-118 (2003) [C1]
2000Maddocks AP, Sher WD, Wilson A, 'A web-based personal and professional development tool to promote life-long learning within the construction industry', Educational Technology and Society, 3 77-83 (2000)
1999Gibb AGF, Sher WD, 'Technical and managerial challenges of facade retention', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS, 134 219-229 (1999)
1990Sher WD, 'Standard coding systems. Their applicability to the South African construction industry', Civil engineer in South Africa, 32 (1990)
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Conference (95 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Succar B, Sher WD, 'A competency knowledge-base for BIM learning', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Bilal Succar

2013Lee J, Sher W, Mak M, 'Strategic Planning Indicators For Urban Regeneration: A Case Study On Mixed-Use Development In Seoul', Proceedings from the PRRES Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Juhyun Lee, Michael Mak

2013Lee J, Sher W, Mak M, Ostwald M, 'Strategic Planning Schemes Of Mixed-Use Developments To Support Urban Regeneration In South Korea', Proceedings from the PRRES Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Sher WD, Shih Y-T, Taylor M, 'Using FBS Ontology to Analyse and Compare Designers' Reasoning Processes in SMM and AMM Design Environments a Pilot Study with Architectural Designers', The 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) CUTTING EDGE, Hong Kong (2013) [E1]
2013Maund 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: Kim Maund

2013Binti Wan Muhd Zin WH, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Students' perceptions of their initial PBL experiences in engineering education in Malaysia', 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Gold Coast, QLD (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2013Smolders J, Sher WD, 'A study of the causation of distressed projects', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, The University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
2013Shih SY, Sher W, Giggins HP, 'Assessment of the Building Code of Australia to Inform the Development of BIM-enabled Code checking Systems', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Brisbane, QLD (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Helen Giggins

2012Shih S-Y, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Using a BIM maturity matrix to inform the development of AEC integrated curricula', Proceedings. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2012Dosen AS, Sher WD, Gajendran T, Gu N, 'Teaching CAD: The challenges of online delivery to distance learning students', Proceedings. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Shih S-Y, Sher WD, 'Development of building information modelling enabled Code Checking Systems for Australia', Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Shenzen, China (2012) [E1]
2012Shih S-Y, Sher WD, Gibb A, Smolders JW, 'BIM and OHS - Designer and Design Coordinator Adoption in the UK and Australia', Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference on, Singapore (2012) [E1]
2012Chan CTW, Sher WD, 'Designing collaborative learning environments for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) students', Conference Proceedings. The Sixth International Conference on Collaboration Technologies, Hokkaido, Japan (2012) [E1]
2011Gajendran T, Sher WD, Dosen AS, Williams AP, Jones WM, Yardy AP, 'Orienting distance learning students commencing the Bachelor of Construction Management program: Designing an online module', Proceedings of the 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E1]
2011Williams AP, Simmons CA, Gu N, Sher WD, Levett-Jones TL, Bowen LJ, 'Exploring students' demonstration of professional work integrated learning through e-portfolios', 2011 International Conference on E -Business and E -Government (ICEE) Proceedings, Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
2011Simmons CA, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Paving a professional pathway: Work integrated learning in construction management and nursing and its implication for engineering students', Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Fremantle, WA (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2011Dosen AS, Sher WD, Hingston J, Williams AP, 'Secondary school students in construction higher education', Proceedings of the 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E1]
2010Sher WD, Sherratt SM, 'Evaluating the WIL experiences of engineering and the built environment students (Part 2)', Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E1]
2010Sher WD, Williams AP, Simmons CA, Dosen AS, 'Opportunities and challenges for construction education in Australia', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
2010Mak MY, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Students' evaluation of an online postgraduate property program', 16th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. Delegate Papers, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E1]
2010Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, 'Construction education in Australia: Challenges and opportunities', All Ireland Symposium on Built Environment Education. Abstracts and Papers, University of Ulster, Ireland (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Ogunsemi DR, 'The impact of building information modelling system on construction cost estimating', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Collaboration in building information modelling: An application of gaming theory', Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Pennsylvania State University, US (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu

2010Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, 'The potential for e-learning technologies to facilitate work based learning for construction management students - Researching the nexus between theory and practice', Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2010Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Gu N, 'Enhancing practical pedagogy for construction students with e-learning technologies', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu, Tony Williams

2010Hingston J, Sher WD, Williams AP, Dosen AS, 'A pathway from school to university - Reaching down to build up', Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'Legal implications of BIM: Model ownership and other matters arising', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'Experimentation of collaborative learning for construction estimating', CIB W78 2010: 27th International Conference - Applications of IT in the AEC Industry. Program & Proceedings, Cairo, Egypt (2010) [E1]
2010Williams AP, Gu N, Simmons CA, Sher WD, 'Understanding e-learning technologies for supporting work integrated learning in construction education', Asian Culture: Preserve the Past Create the Future. DesignEd Asia Conference 2010. Conference Proceedings, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu, Tony Williams

2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Can e-Portfolios assist students' learning in the work place? Exploring students' demonstration of their professional work experience through e-Portfolios in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum Proceedings, London (2010) [E1]
2010Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, Ogunsemi DR, 'Building information modelling processes: Benefits for construction industry', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu

2010Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Gu N, Bowen LJ, 'Can ePortfolios assist university students' work integrated learning? Exploring professional competencies in nursing and construction management', ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Book of Abstracts and Papers, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
2010Sher WD, Sherratt SM, 'Evaluating the WIL experiences of engineering and the built environment students', Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Sydney, Australia (2010) [E1]
2010Gu N, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Supporting design education in 3D virtual worlds: A case study', Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu, Tony Williams

2010Simmons CA, Williams AP, Levett-Jones TL, Sher WD, Bowen LJ, Gu N, 'Worlds apart? Developing a professional competency assessment framework that links university education with 'real world' practices in the Construction Management and Nursing disciplines', Learning Forum London 2010. Internet of Subjects Forum, London (2010) [E3]
2009Gameson R, Sher WD, 'An investigation into perceptions of client-professional interactions at project inception: An Australian clients' perspective: Pilot study results', ARCOM Twenty Fifth Annual Conference 2009 Proceedings, Nottingham, UK (2009) [E1]
2009Goodwin GC, Medioli AM, Sher W, Welsh JS, 'The role of design in control engineering education', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2009) [E1]
2009Hodgson G, Mak MY, Sher WD, 'E-learning materials for quantity surveying measurement', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V), Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Mak

2009Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, 'Balancing changes to construction education in the 21st century: Exploring the challenges construction educators face in Australia', 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference (AUBEA 2009), Barossa Valley, SA (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2009Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'Process problems in facilities management: An analysis of feasibility and management indices', Proceedings of the BuHu 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2009, Manchester, UK (2009) [E1]
2009Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'Building information modelling (BIM) system in construction in 2020: Opportunities and implications', Proceedings of the BuHu 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference 2009, Manchester, UK (2009) [E1]
2008Sher WD, Gajendran T, 'Evaluation of modes of electronic delivery of construction management courses', Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Yeppoon, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008Williams AP, Sher WD, 'An intervention strategy to support first year engineering and built environment students through remote mentoring strategies', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2008, Amsterdam (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2008Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, 'Challenges and opportunities for construction education in Australia', Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Yeppoon, QLD (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2008Yum K-K, Froese T, Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Goodman N, 'A feasibility study for model based estimating for concrete bridges', Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation. Third International Conference of the CRC for Construction Innovation. Conference Proceedings, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008Williams AP, Sher WD, Brewer GJ, 'From distance to online to blended: A programme's journey', EE2008: The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education Conference Proceedings, Loughborough University, England (2008) [E1]
2008Sher WD, Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Williams AP, 'Mixed-mode delivery of construction management degree programs', Conference Proceedings: BEAR 2008: Building Resilience, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2008) [E1]
2008Brewer GJ, Williams AP, Sher WD, Gajendran T, 'Contracting to learn: An evaluation of the effectiveness of learning contracts in sustainability education', AUBEA 2008. Conference Papers, Auckland, New Zealand (2008) [E1]
2008Hodgson G, Sher WD, Mak MY, 'An e-learning approach to quantity surveying measurement', Conference Proceedings: BEAR 2008: Building Resilience, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Mak

2008Williams AP, Sher WD, Simmons CA, Dosen AS, 'Teaching and learning in the 'lean time': Researching the issues and opportunities confronting tertiary building education in Australia', AUBEA 2008. Conference Papers, Auckland, New Zealand (2008) [E1]
2007Williams AP, Gu N, Sher WD, Gul LF, 'Confluence of the real and virtual', IASDR'07: International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007. Proceedings, Hong Kong (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Ning Gu, Tony Williams

2007Williams AP, Gameson R, Sher WD, 'The Generic Skills Required When Utilising Virtual Collaboration', Research Achievement in the Construction Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Sher WD, Gameson R, 'Some perceptions of client - Professional interactions at project inception in Australia', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007Succar B, Sher WD, Aranda-Mena G, 'A proposed framework to investigate building information modelling through knowledge elicitation and visual models', Proceedings. 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Bilal Succar

2007Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Aligning research, education and industry practice', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2007), Algarve, Portugal (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Virtual teamwork in distance learning provision of construction courses', Transitions 2007 Conference Papers, Adelaide, S.A. (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Brewer GJ, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Utilising learning contracts to stimulate student ownership of learning', Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Sher WD, 'Use of a Delphi survey to surface emerging ICT trends in construction project teams: Methodology description and preliminary findings', Proceedings. 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007Williams AP, Sher WD, 'The alignment of research, education and industry application', IASDR'07: International Association of Societies of Design Research 2007. Proceedings, Hong Kong (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Hodgson G, Sher WD, Mak MY, 'E-learning quantity surveying measurement for net-generation students', Proceedings. 2007 Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Mak

2007Sher WD, Williams AP, Sherratt SM, Gameson RN, 'Designing in the virtual world', CIB World Building Congress 2007 - Construction for Development. Proceedings, Cape Town, South Africa (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Using Blackboard to monitor and support first year engineering students', Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2007Sher WD, Williams AP, Brewer GJ, 'Mixed-mode delivery of a Quantity Surveying degree program', Quantity Surveying International Convention 2007 (QSIC 2007). Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E2]
2007Goh C-H, Sher WD, 'Effective communication through face to face site meetings between building clients and maintenance contractors', Quantity Surveying International Convention 2007 (QSIC 2007). Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E2]
2006Ward P, Sher WD, Gameson R, Aranda-Mena G, 'Application of Innovative Protocols and Technologies as a Means of Complying with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999', AUBEA 2006 Proceedings, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: P Ward

2006Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Working in Virtual Groups: Mimicking The Real World When Assessing Student Performance', Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2006Williams AP, Sher WD, Bellamy TR, Gameson R, 'What it Takes to Design in the Virtual World', Proceedings of the Conference: Wonderground Design Research Society International Conference 2006, Lisbon, Portugal (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2006Sweeney D, Sher WD, 'Pragmatic Approach to Learning Materials', Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australiasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Who's Learning? Whose Technology?, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Sweeney D, Sher W, 'Pragmatic approach to learning materials', Who's Learning? Whose Technology?, Proceedings, Vols 1 and 2, Univ Sydney, Ctr Res Comp Supported Learning & Cognit, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2006)
2005Williams AP, Bellamy TR, Gameson R, Sherratt SM, Sher WD, 'Virtual environments: Lessons from industry transferred to distance-learning education', The Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, Brisbane, Qld (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Bellamy TR, Williams AP, Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Gameson R, 'Design Communication: Issues Confronting Both Co-located and Virtual Teams', 21st Annual ARCOM Conference, London (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Gameson R, Sher WD, 'An Investigation into the Perceptions of Client - Professional Interaction at Project Inception, in Australia, compared with United Kingdom Experiences: a Pilot Study', Proceedings of the 4th W99 Triennial Conference: Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2005) [E1]
2005Bellamy TR, Williams AP, Sher WD, Sherratt SM, Gameson R, 'Preliminary examination of ICT collaborative design and management in the construction industry', The Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, Brisbane, Qld (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Sher WD, Williams AP, Sharkey R, Maddocks A, 'RAPID - Recording Academic, Professional and Individual Development electronically', Proceedings of the 4th W99 Triennial Conference: Rethinking and Revitalizing Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Williams AP, Sher WD, Bellamy TR, Sherratt SM, Gameson R, 'Contributing to the Virtual Design Team: Considerations and Requirements', 2005 International Design Congress (IDC) - IASDR 2005, Taiwan (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2005Sherratt SM, Bellamy TR, Gameson RN, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Information Exchange in High Bandwidth Design Team Activities', ISFC 2005, Sydney. Australia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2004Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Formative Feedback Initiating Reflective Practice', ICEE 2004, Florida, USA (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2004Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Gameson RN, Ward P, 'Mapping Planners' Information-Visualisation Requirements for 4D CAD Developments', CRC For Construction Innovation, Surfers Paradise, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: P Ward

2004Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Ward P, Gameson RN, 'Towards nD Modelling: Current Needs & Expectations of Virtual Reality in Architecture, Engineering and Construction', Virtual Reality in Architecture and Construction, Barcelona (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: P Ward

2004Sher WD, Williams AP, Sharkey R, 'The Rapid Progress File' A Personal Development Tool for Multiple Disciplines and Continents', Incite 2004 - World IT Conference for Design and Construction, Langkawi, Malaysia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2004Gameson RN, Sher WD, Williams AP, Bellamy TR, 'Necessary Skills & Practices Required for Effective Participation in High Bandwidth Design Team Activities', CRC For Construction Innovation, Surfers Paradise, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2004Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Experiences in Adapting and Implementing NURAPID - a Student-Centred Skills Development Tool', Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Toowoomba, Queensland (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2004Williams AP, Gajendran T, Sher WD, 'Working in Groups: A Multiple Perspective Approach to Assessment of Performance', International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, Wolverhampton, UK (2004) [E1]
2004Aranda-Mena G, Sher WD, Ward P, Gameson RN, 'Towards nD Modelling: Current Needs and Expectations of Virtual Reality in Architecture, Engineering and Construction', Arquitectura 3000 Conference, Barcelona, Spain (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: P Ward

2003Gameson RN, Sher WD, Baldwin A, 'Project Management of Virtual Teams - A Comparative View from Academia and Industry', CIB W89 BEAR 2003, Salford, U.K. (2003) [E1]
2003Sharkey R, Conway JF, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'NURAPID: Recording and assessing competencies', Proceedings of the NI 2003- the 8th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2003Sharkey R, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'University Core Skills: An Engineering Faculty Led Initiative', IEE, Southampton, UK (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2003Maddocks A, Sher WD, 'Transferring the 'Rapid Progress File' - A Personal Development Planning Tool - Between Disciplines and Continents', CIB W89 BEAR 2003, Salford, U.K. (2003) [E1]
2003Sher WD, Gameson RN, 'The Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Project Team Dynamics and Work Design', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Hong Kong (2003) [E1]
2002Gameson RN, Sher WD, 'An investigation into project team dynamics and the utilization of virtual environments', Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Eighteenth Annual Conference, Northumbria University, UK (2002) [E1]
2002Gameson RN, Chen SE, Sher WD, 'Developing distance learning into online learning at undergraduate degree program level', IEE 2nd annual symposium on engineering education: professional engineering scenarios, London, UK (2002) [E1]
2002Sher WD, Wright B, 'Teaching estimating and planning to cosntruction students', ICEC Melbourne 2002, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne (2002) [E1]
2002Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Adaptation of a Web-Based Personal Recording and Skills Development Tool', 13th Annual Conference for Australasian Association for Engineering Education & 8th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, Canberra, ACT (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2002Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Winds of Change in The Sea of Learning', Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), New Zealand (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Tony Williams

2001Motawa IA, Price ADF, Sher WD, 'Modelling the implementation of technological innovations in the construction industry', Perspectives on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Loughborough University, UK (2001) [E2]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Sher WD, Tertiary construction management education: the lived experience of academic staff in Australia, University of Newcastle (2012) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$381,308

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2011 (1 grants)

AUBEA Bond University, 27 - 29 April 2011$900
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90020112011
GNo:G1100397

2009 (1 grants)

Facilitating WIL Through Skills-Enabled e-Portfolios in the Disciplines of Construction and Nursing$130,000
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Anthony Williams, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$130,00020092010
GNo:G0900116

2008 (1 grants)

Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference$1,544
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,54420082008
GNo:G0189747

2007 (2 grants)

Identification of Teaching and Instructional Issues and Opportunities for the Construction Management, Quality Surveying and Building Surveying Disciplines$98,666
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$98,66620072008
GNo:G0188064

Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, The University of Melbourne, 9/12/2007 - 12/12/2007$1,068
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,06820072007
GNo:G0188482

2006 (2 grants)

Off-site Manufacture in Australia$5,000
Funding Body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Research ProposalChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020062006
GNo:G0186570

17th Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand, 10/12/2006 - 13/12/2006$1,476
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,47620062006
GNo:G0187049

2005 (1 grants)

W99 Working Commission - 4th Triennial International Conference - rethinking and revitalising construction safety, health, environment and quality, 17-20 May 2005$2,340
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,34020052005
GNo:G0185341

2004 (3 grants)

Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments$122,917
Funding Body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Project Team
Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Research ProposalInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$122,91720042005
GNo:G0186152

Project management practice in the Australian construction industry$4,714
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher, Doctor Rod Gameson
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,71420042004
GNo:G0183515

15th Annual conference for the Australian Association for Engineering Education/10th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, 27-29 September 2004$670
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$67020042004
GNo:G0184802

2003 (2 grants)

Australian construction industry clients' and construction professionals' perceptions of project inception interactions, benchmarked against United Kingdom cons$6,075
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Rod Gameson, Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,07520032003
GNo:G0182406

CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research, Salford, United Kingdom 9 - 11 April, 2003$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0182705

2002 (1 grants)

Visit of Prof Andrew Baldwin, from 5 October 2002 to 15 November 2002$3,538
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Willy Sher
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,53820022002
GNo:G0182223
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.78
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.36

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

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142017PhD (Building)Co-SupervisorOn-Site Construction Efficiency in Australia: A Question of Success?
20142017PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorTo What Extent can Educational Online Technologies be used to Support the Needs of Stakeholders in Blended Tertiary Environments
20132017PhD (Engineering)Co-SupervisorStudents' and Teachers' Perceptions of Effective PBL Facilitation in Engineering Education in Malaysia
20132015PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorChallenges Associated with Implementing BIM-Enabled Code-Checking Systems Within the Design Process
20122016PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorExperimental and Numerical Study of Structural Frames with Semi Interlocking Masonry (SIM) Infill Panels
20122016PhD (Architecture)Principal SupervisorUnderstanding the Changes of Designers' Behaviour in Mixed Media Design Environments
20112014M Philosophy (Building)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation into the Cost Overruns of Construction Projects Due to Unforeseen Rework
20102015M Philosophy (Building)Co-SupervisorModifying the NSW Government GC21 Construction Contact for the Adaption of the Integrated Project Delivery Building Information Model

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorBuilding Information Modelling: Conceptual Constructs and Performance Improvement Tools
2012PhD (Building)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of Building Information Modelling on Estimating Practice: Analysis of Perspectives from Four Organisational Business Models
2008M Philosophy [R]Co-SupervisorAn Investigation Into the Roles and Contributions of Non-Technical Skills in Collaborative Design Teams in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Environment
2004M Building [R]Principal SupervisorFactors affecting effective communication between Building Clients and Maintenance Contractors
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Associate Professor William (Willy) Sher

Work Phone(02) 4921 5792
Fax(02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaConstruction Management (Building)
Office
BSC201,
BSC Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/willy-sher