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Associate Professor Willy Sher

Associate Professor

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

Career Summary

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.

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



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)(Building), University of Witwatersrand
  • Master of Science, Loughborough University - UK

Keywords

  • Construction

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified 10
120299 Building not elsewhere classified 80
120399 Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2001 -  Membership - Chartered Institute of Building Chartered Institure of Building
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/02/2001 Senior Lecturer Loughborough University
United Kingdom

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2007 Ronald Albert Swane award for excellence in teaching
Australian Institute of Building
2006 Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2000 Nomination
Loughborough University

Research Award

Year Award
2013 2013 NSW President's Award for Research
Australian Institute of Building
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Simmons 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]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Williams 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]

Chapter (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Sher 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]
Co-authors Annemarie Dosen
2012 Sher 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]
2012 Levett-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 Lynette Bowen, Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Sher 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]
DOI 10.5772/36893
2010 Olatunji 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
2010 Olatunji 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]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch011
2010 Olatunji 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]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch008
2010 Sherratt 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]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-61520-773-2.ch014
2008 Yom 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]
2004 Sher 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 (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Wu M, Tang WC, Chen GW, Chen S, Qing ZD, Zhou Y, et al., 'Modelling Construction Dust Safety Distance', Advanced Materials Research, 1065-1069 1065-1069 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1065-1069.1704
Co-authors Peter Davis, Patrick Tang
2015 Wu M, Tang WC, Zhou Y, Chen S, Chen GW, Qing ZD, et al., 'Modeling the Impact of Three Gorges Dam on the Cooling Energy Consumption of the Reservoir Cities', Advanced Materials Research, 1065-1069 3254-3259 (2015)
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1065-1069.3254
Co-authors Peter Davis, Patrick Tang
2015 Wu M, Dong J, Zhao A, Tang WC, Sher W, Chen GW, et al., 'A Cooling Vest for Construction Workers', Advanced Materials Research, 1061-1062 728-732 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1061-1062.728
Co-authors Joe Dong, Patrick Tang, Andy Zhao
2015 Lee JH, Sher WD, Lee HS, Mak MY, Ostwald MJ, 'Strategic planning indicators: Towards mixed-use developments supporting urban regeneration in Seoul', Global Built Environment Review, 9 48-68 (2015)
Co-authors Michael Mak, Juhyun Lee, Michael Ostwald
2015 Sher WD, Williams AP, Northcote M, 'The lived experience of online education: insights from construction management', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 15 49-62 (2015)
DOI 10.5130/AJCEB.v15i2.4398
2015 Sher WD, Olatunji O, 'Estimating in geometric 3D CAD', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 20 24-49 (2015)
DOI 10.1108/JFMPC-07-2014-0011
2014 Sher WD, Chan CTW, 'Exploring AEC education through collaborative learning', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21 532-550 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-04-2013-0036
2014 Tuapawa 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]
DOI 10.4018/ijwltt.2014010104
Co-authors Ning Gu
2014 Sher WD, Olatunji O, 'Perspectives on Modelling BIM-enabled Estimating Practices', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 14 32-53 (2014) [C1]
2014 Maund K, Sher W, Smolders J, Naughton R, 'Understanding the Building Certification System: A Need for System Reform', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building - Conference Series, 2 64-71 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Kim Maund
2013 Succar B, Sher W, Williams A, 'An integrated approach to BIM competency assessment, acquisition and application', Automation in Construction, 174-189 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.autcon.2013.05.016
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Bilal Succar
2013 Sher 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]
2012 Succar B, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Measuring BIM performance: Five metrics', Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8 120-142 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18
Co-authors Bilal Succar
2011 Goodwin 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]
DOI 10.1109/TE.2010.2043434
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, James Welsh
2010 Olatunji OA, Sher WD, Gu N, 'Building information modeling and quantity surveying practice', Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 15 67-70 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.174-177.3404
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Ning Gu
2009 Sher 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]
Citations Scopus - 10
2008 Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Tendering in virtual teams - Challenges and opportunities for distance learners', CEBE Transactions, 5 5-24 (2008) [C1]
2007 Ward 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]
DOI 10.1080/01446190601042434
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors P Ward
2006 Luu DT, Sher WD, 'Construction tender subcontract selection using case-based reasoning', Australian Journal of Construction Economics & Building, 6 32-43 (2006) [C1]
2005 Goh CH, Sher WD, Pheng LS, 'Factors affecting effective communication between building clients and maintenance contractors', Corporate Communications, 10 240-251 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/13563280510614492
2005 Aranda-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]
DOI 10.1080/17452007.2005.9684588
Co-authors P Ward
2004 Blismas NG, Sher WD, Thorpe A, Baldwin A, 'A Typology for Clients' Multi-Project Environments', Construction Management and Economics, 357-371 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01446190310001649047
Citations Scopus - 12
2004 Motawa 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]
DOI 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.003837
Citations Scopus - 1
2004 Blismas 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]
DOI 10.1108/09699980410527858
Citations Scopus - 10
2004 Sher WD, 'Peer Assessment in the Design and Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Lintel', CEBE Transactions, 1 37-55 (2004) [C1]
2003 Motawa 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]
2003 Ballal TMA, Sher WD, 'Artificial neural network for the selection of buildable structural systems', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 10 263-271 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/09699980310489979
Citations Scopus - 18
2000 Maddocks 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)

The Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building, are currently collaborating on a two-year pro... [more]

The Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building, are currently collaborating on a two-year project, 'Recording Achievement in Construction' designed to encourage personal and professional development. The project, funded by the Department for Education and Employment, aims to promote a culture that will enable and support construction students and graduates to monitor, build and reflect upon their own personal development within the construction discipline. This paper outlines the rationale for the project and explains the reasoning behind the design and development of the RAPID (Recording Achievement for Professional and Individual Development) Progress File (Loughborough University, 1999). Furthermore, this paper outlines how this tool is currently being implemented within the Higher Education community, the lessons learned to date, and offers recommendations as to how it can be most effectively integrated with existing educational structures and practices. We conclude that the RAPID Progress File is the kind of personal and professional development tool that can assist and encourage individual learners develop a life-long perspective on the learning process.

Citations Scopus - 4
1999 Gibb AGF, Sher WD, 'Technical and managerial challenges of facade retention', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS, 134 219-229 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 1
1990 Sher WD, 'Standard coding systems. Their applicability to the South African construction industry', Civil engineer in South Africa, 32 (1990)

Standard coding systems (SCS) for bill of quantities items simplify and encourage the use of computer-aided tendering (CAT) systems. In the United Kingdom the use of SCS is suppor... [more]

Standard coding systems (SCS) for bill of quantities items simplify and encourage the use of computer-aided tendering (CAT) systems. In the United Kingdom the use of SCS is supported by both contractors and quantity surveyors. To achieve widespread acceptance of SCS in South Africa it is proposed that the standard method of measurement (SMM) be revised to incorporate such a coding system. This approach appears to have the support of contractors, but quantity surveyors seem hesitant about the concept. In this paper the background to the introduction of SCS and CAT systems in the UK is given and the advantages gained by both contractors and quantity surveyors are illustrated. The effect that computers are likely to have on methods of communication between the professions and contractors is also described and the impact that SCS is likely to have on this communication is stressed.

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Conference (98 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Sher WD, Wan Hamiza Wan Muhd Zin, Williams A, 'CRAFTING CHALLENGING PBL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING CURRICULA', RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, UTS, Sydney (2015)
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 Kim Maund, Sittimont Kanjanabootra
2015 Sher WD, Wiilliams AP, Wan Hamiza Wan Muhd Zin, 'Challenges of introducing PBL in engineering: lecturers¿ and students¿ perspectives', GLOBAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY: COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENTS, Donostia - S. Sebastian, Spain (2015)
2014 Shih 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 (2014) [E1]

Building projects in Australia need to be checked manually against the Building Code of Australia (BCA) before the commencement of construction. This process is error-prone and ti... [more]

Building projects in Australia need to be checked manually against the Building Code of Australia (BCA) before the commencement of construction. This process is error-prone and time-consuming for building industries. Technical developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) provide potential for a new generation of software in automated code checking (ACC) to assist with these activities. In addition to enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of checking processes, ACC using BIM offers opportunities to identify non-BCA compliant aspects of buildings during the design phase. This paper reviews previous studies to identify the main factors informing ACC development and highlights the existing limitations and assignments that need to be resolved, thereby providing support for future studies in establishing ACC systems for Australia. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35548-6_103
2013 Smolders J, Sher WD, 'A study of the causation of distressed projects', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, The University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
2013 Maund K, Sher WD, Smolders J, Naughton R, 'Understanding the building certification system: A need for accreditation reform', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, The University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Kim Maund
2013 Succar B, Sher WD, 'A competency knowledge-base for BIM learning', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Bilal Succar
2013 Lee 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 Michael Mak, Juhyun Lee
2013 Lee 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]
Co-authors Juhyun Lee, Michael Ostwald, Michael Mak
2013 Shih 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
2013 Sher 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]
Co-authors Mark Taylor
2013 Binti 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]
2012 Shih 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]
2012 Shih 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]
2012 Dosen 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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Annemarie Dosen, Ning Gu
2012 Chan 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]
2012 Shih 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]
2011 Simmons 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]
2011 Williams 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]
DOI 10.1109/ICEBEG.2011.5881518
Co-authors Lynette Bowen, Ning Gu, Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Gajendran 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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Annemarie Dosen
2011 Dosen 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]
Co-authors Annemarie Dosen
2010 Williams 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]
2010 Gu 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
2010 Mak 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]
Co-authors Michael Mak
2010 Olatunji 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]
2010 Williams 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]
Co-authors Ning Gu, Tracy Levett-Jones, Lynette Bowen
2010 Simmons 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]
Co-authors Ning Gu, Lynette Bowen, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Williams 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
2010 Hingston 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]
Co-authors Annemarie Dosen
2010 Sher 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]
2010 Sher 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]
2010 Simmons 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]
Co-authors Ning Gu, Tracy Levett-Jones, Lynette Bowen
2010 Williams 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]
2010 Olatunji 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
2010 Sher WD, Williams AP, Simmons CA, Dosen AS, 'Opportunities and challenges for construction education in Australia', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Annemarie Dosen
2010 Olatunji OA, Sher WD, 'Legal implications of BIM: Model ownership and other matters arising', CIB 2010 World Congress: Proceedings, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
2010 Olatunji 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]
2010 Olatunji 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
2010 Williams 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
2009 Williams 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]
2009 Gameson 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]
2009 Olatunji 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]
2009 Olatunji 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]
2009 Goodwin GC, Medioli AM, Sher W, Welsh JS, 'The role of design in control engineering education', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), Kumamoto, Japan (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Goodwin, James Welsh
2009 Hodgson 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
2008 Brewer 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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
2008 Williams 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]
Co-authors Annemarie Dosen
2008 Yum 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]
2008 Williams 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]
2008 Sher 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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2008 Williams 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]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2008 Sher 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]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2008 Hodgson 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
2008 Williams 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]
2007 Sher 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]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2007 Goh 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]
2007 Williams AP, Gameson R, Sher WD, 'The Generic Skills Required When Utilising Virtual Collaboration', Research Achievement in the Construction Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007) [E1]
2007 Sher 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]
2007 Sher 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]
2007 Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Virtual teamwork in distance learning provision of construction courses', Transitions 2007 Conference Papers, Adelaide, S.A. (2007) [E1]
2007 Brewer 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]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2007 Williams 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]
2007 Brewer 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]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2007 Hodgson 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
2007 Succar 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
2007 Williams 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]
2007 Williams 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
2007 Williams 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]
2006 Sweeney 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]
2006 Sweeney 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)
2006 Sher 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]
2006 Williams 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]
2005 Sher 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]
2005 Gameson 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]
2005 Bellamy 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]
2005 Williams 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]
2005 Bellamy 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]
2005 Williams 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]
2005 Sherratt SM, Bellamy TR, Gameson RN, Sher WD, Williams AP, 'Information Exchange in High Bandwidth Design Team Activities', ISFC 2005, Sydney. Australia (2005) [E3]
2004 Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Experiences in Adapting and Implementing NURAPID - a Student-Centred Skills Development Tool', Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Toowoomba, Queensland (2004) [E1]
2004 Aranda-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
2004 Sher 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]
2004 Aranda-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
2004 Williams 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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2004 Williams AP, Sher WD, 'Formative Feedback Initiating Reflective Practice', ICEE 2004, Florida, USA (2004) [E1]
2004 Gameson 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]
2004 Aranda-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
2003 Maddocks 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]
2003 Gameson 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]
2003 Sharkey 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]
2003 Sher 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]
2003 Sharkey R, Williams AP, Sher WD, 'University Core Skills: An Engineering Faculty Led Initiative', IEE, Southampton, UK (2003) [E1]
2002 Gameson 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]
2002 Sher 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]
2002 Gameson 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]
2002 Sher WD, Wright B, 'Teaching estimating and planning to cosntruction students', ICEC Melbourne 2002, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne (2002) [E1]
2002 Williams 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]
2001 Motawa 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Sher 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 grants 16
Total funding $386,912

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20152 grants / $5,604

ABCB Student Research Scholarship Program$5,000

Funding body: Australian Building Codes Board

Funding body Australian Building Codes Board
Project Team Mr Shan-Ying Shih, Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Student Research Scholarship Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500087
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

COBRA / AUBEA 2015, Sydney 8-10 July$604

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500872
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $900

AUBEA Bond University, 27 - 29 April 2011$900

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100397
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $130,000

Facilitating WIL Through Skills-Enabled e-Portfolios in the Disciplines of Construction and Nursing$130,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Anthony Williams, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900116
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,544

Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference$1,544

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189747
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $99,734

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

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188064
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188482
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $6,476

Off-site Manufacture in Australia$5,000

Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding body CRC for Construction Innovation
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Research Proposal
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186570
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187049
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,340

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185341
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $128,301

Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments$122,917

Funding body: CRC for Construction Innovation

Funding body CRC for Construction Innovation
Project Team Professor Anthony Williams, Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Research Proposal
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0186152
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Project management practice in the Australian construction industry$4,714

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher, Doctor Rod Gameson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183515
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184802
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $8,475

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rod Gameson, Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182406
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research, Salford, United Kingdom 9 - 11 April, 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182705
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $3,538

Visit of Prof Andrew Baldwin, from 5 October 2002 to 15 November 2002$3,538

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Willy Sher
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182223
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.7
PhD2.36

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD On-Site Construction Efficiency in Australia: A Question of Success?
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD To What Extent can Educational Online Technologies be used to Support the Needs of Stakeholders in Blended Tertiary Environments
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal 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
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Students' and Teachers' Perceptions of Effective PBL Facilitation in Engineering Education in Malaysia
Engineering & Related Technolo, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Understanding the Changes of Designers' Behaviour in Mixed Media Design Environments
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Experimental and Numerical Study of Structural Frames with Semi Interlocking Masonry (SIM) Infill Panels
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 Masters Consequences of Unforseen Rework on Construction Projects - A Case Study
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Modification 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, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Building Information Modelling: Conceptual Constructs and Performance Improvement Tools
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The Impact of Building Information Modelling on Estimating Practice: Analysis of Perspectives from Four Organisational Business Models
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters An Investigation Into the Roles and Contributions of Non-Technical Skills in Collaborative Design Teams in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Environment
Engineering & Related Technolo, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 Masters Factors affecting effective communication between Building Clients and Maintenance Contractors
Building, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Willy Sher

Position

Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email willy.sher@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5792
Fax (02) 4921 6913

Office

Room BSC201
Building BSC Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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