Mr Cameron Beard

Mr Cameron Beard

Industry Educator

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

Career Summary



Cameron Beard, M. Bld., B.ConMgt (Hon 1) is an Industry Educator in the School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE).

He completed his Bachelor of Construction Management Degree at the University of Newcastle in 2002 and subsequently completed a Masters of Building (Research), supported by a CRC for Construction Innovation Scholarship.

Following successful completion of both his undergraduate and master’s degrees, Cameron worked as a client-side Quantity Surveyor for a medium size Quantity Surveying firm for almost 18 years. At the end of 2019, the opportunity arose to become an Industry Educator at the University of Newcastle and Cameron decided it was the right time to peruse his academic career.

With an undergraduate thesis entitled “Identifying the barriers to implementing Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the Quantity Surveying Profession” and a Masters thesis titled “Implementing Building Product Models: Perspectives from an Australian Construction Project”, he is currently furthering his research through a PhD that is exploring the accuracy of early cost estimates and the impacts of Bias and Noise.

Teaching and Administration

Cameron is currently coordinating two of the Quantity Surveying related courses in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons) program, which aligns closely to both his industry experience and research interests.

His teaching methods emphasize his industry experience with a focus on sharing practical experiences and applying hands on learning. Students are provided with two industry standard software platforms that allow them to undertake both ‘on-screen’ take-off from pdf/CAD files and also to interact with and extract quantities from a BIM file.

As a member of both the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Cameron is currently assisting with the Construction Management disciplines accreditation with these professional bodies.

Cameron is also a member of the College Board for the College of Engineering, Science and Environment and an active member of the disciplines Industry Advisory Panel.


  • Master of Building, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours), University of Newcastle


  • Construction Management
  • Cost Planning
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Risk Estimating

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
330202 Building construction management and project planning 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Industry Educator University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment


Code Course Role Duration
ARBE3309 Measurement of Building Works 2 | ARBE3309
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 22/2/2021 - 2/7/2021


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

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Brewer GJ, Gajendran T, Beard CR, 'Influences on the adoption of BPM/BIM: An Australian perspective', Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on IT in Construction & 1st International Conference on Managing Construction for Tomor, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2005 Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, Beard CR, 'Barriers to ICT Uptake in Professional Quantity Surveying Organisations: An Australian Perspective', QS National Convention 2005 : sustaining the profession: towards diversification, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran

Mr Cameron Beard


Industry Educator
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4055 3428


Room A-G22
Building Architecture Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308