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Dr Kim Maund

Head of Discipline Construction Management

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

Aligning policy and practice for safer built environments

Dr Kim Maund is the Head of Construction Management and a force for change within the development and construction industry in Australia and worldwide.

With almost two decades of development and construction industry experience, Dr Maund has seen first hand how regulatory policies guide and influence real-world outcomes. Effective policies, such as planning and building regulations, can protect community safety and security in crowded places, improve bushfire management through appropriate land zoning, promote environmental sustainability and so much more.

“Regulatory policy is a mechanism employed by government authorities and we remain a policy-driven society, yet, even with the introduction of such controls there remains a disparity between policy intent and outcome,” explains Kim. “My research aims to better understand this complexity.”

Kim’s recent work is helping to bring change, especially within the realm of planning and building policy and protocols. By evaluating the efficacy of policy introductions and amendments, Kim is narrowing the gap between what regulatory authorities propose and what happens on the ground, leading to more vibrant and resilient built environments and communities here in Australia and globally.

Solving industry challenges

Kim examines new and evolving policy directions as a way to proactively solve many prevailing challenges facing our society, such as disaster risk resilience. She believes policy extends “far beyond” the written word and therefore has no bounds as to the areas it impacts.

The same could be said about Kim’s research on the subject, which has been informed by her extensive involvement in a full spectrum of policy areas throughout her professional career. From issue identification and formulation through to implementation and evaluation, the hard-working scholar is continuing to build upon a solid knowledge base.

“My industry (including government) experience has aligned well with my academic career as I have a true understanding of the complexities around the built environment and the framework/systems in which it operates.”

“By understanding both theory and context, I am able to provide insight into solutions moving forward.”

National collaborations

Kim collaborates with state government, local government, key industry stakeholders, the private sector and more to understand industry issues and develop research-based, innovative options to address them.

Her work aims to reduce “fragmentation, complexity, ambiguousness and bureaucracy” and replace them with “clarity, direction, collaboration, education and awareness”. It’s a process that often requires originality and out-of-the-box approaches, to help clearly communicate policies to target communities.

Kim frequently has multiple projects underway at any one time. Nationally, her research in collaboration with state government has centred around safety and security in crowded places, helping to understand and develop local policy from a proactive perspective rather than a reactionary one.

“For example, when it comes to precinct development, there must be a consideration of safety and security elements from the initial proposal stages rather than after completion when retrofitting/redressing is required (which can be costly, and often unsightly).”

More recently, Kim has examined how policies can minimise the impact of bushfires through practices such as land use planning and building regulations. She also helps to determine when these policies and processes require review to ensure future community safety. For example, deciding whether it would be safe to rebuild homes in the same place following a bushfire.

International impact

Kim’s research is helping to build a safer Australia but is also informing stronger policies and practices worldwide. For example, her research on international building codes aims to help communities affected by disaster events—such as Bangladesh and Nepal—to build resilience by better understanding safe building codes.

“One of our projects in the area of international building codes involved the development of a grey handbook for the informal building sector. The handbook concentrated on foundational principles to help construction teams erect safer buildings.”

Academically, Kim’s research has been published and presented at national and international forums. Kim has also won multiple best paper awards. She has also been appointed to many government and industry panels and committees due to her extensive experience and knowledge of policy. Her work is clearly underpinned by a love for policy and the built environment—and a desire to build resilience and help create a safer world for others.

“It makes me proud to know that I can actually make a difference at the operational level through research that evokes change with new information to guide policy.”

Kim Maund

Aligning policy and practice for safer built environments

Dr Kim Maund is the Head of Construction Management and a force for change within the development and construction industry in Australia and worldwide.

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Career Summary

Biography

Kim Maund is the Head of Discipline and Lecturer in Construction Management at the University of Newcastle, Australia and was appointed to the position during 2012. Prior to entering academia, Kim attained more than 15 years experience working within the development and construction sector, across various levels of government and the private sector. Within this period she held positions associated with the professions of Building Surveying and Certification, Programme Management and Strategic Planning. Within the private sector she worked with one of the most prominent Building Certification firms in Australia, holding Accreditation in both Building Surveying and Subdivision across NSW and Qld. The project focus of the Company was steered towards large scale, complex commercial, industry and infrastructure projects including rail networks, mine developments, hospitals, industrial operations, aged care facilities, schools and multi-storey commercial developments. Under the Commonwealth $42 billion ‘Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan’, Kim was seconded to the position of Programme Manager with Housing NSW to work on social housing projects primarily within the Hunter Region: $7 million NSW allocated budget (education, social housing and infrastructure) with a 2 year completion timeframe.

Kim continues to maintain strong industry links and most recently was appointed to the NSW State Government, Landcom, Community of Practice: Governance, Planning and Policy and the Australian Institute of Building Surveying: Education Specialist Advisory Board. She holds Membership with the Australian Institute of Building Surveying and the Society for Fire Safety, a Technical Society of Engineers Australia. Her former industry appointments have included the Accreditation and Disciplinary Committees for the Building Professionals Board, the NSW State Government agency responsible for accreditation and disciplinary matters for Certifiers and the NSW State Government, Urban Growth: Thinking Cities CoP. Kim has formerly held National (Unrestricted) Accreditation as a Building Surveyor with the Australian Institute of Building Surveying and been a Member and Certified Practising Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Research Expertise: Policy
Policy for resilience: planning and building policy and their role in managing risks for community safety. Aligned with disaster resilience, her research concerns scope for review of existing policy and implementation in conjunction with evaluation and monitoring effectiveness. Current research has focused upon Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal given their susceptibility to frequent and devastating disaster events: most recently expanding to the Maldives and Bhutan. The research intent is to understand and map policy systems to assist communities build capacity, become resilient and ultimately reduce impacts from future disaster events. Collaborative partnerships are vital to success and the research involves Universities and Government agencies across these countries as well as international organisations associated with disaster resilience.

Policy for urban planning: the built environment and creating vibrant and inclusive communities. Understanding environmental and planning policy, their associated regulatory systems and process of implementation at an operational level. Strategic and development planning are vital to the creation of great cities and research has involved themes such as security requirements against terrorism: strategies for crowded places exploring urban planning, building regulation and threat analysis to assist in master planning of major development sites with the NSW State Government. Research has also considered placemaking: often the social and economic value of placemaking activities are difficult to define and research provides an opportunity to identify value indicators to assist encourage these valuable cultural pursuits and direct the formulation of future planning policy with the NSW State Government.

Policy for environmental planning: in the context of construction environmental management. With the introduction of ESD principles into regulatory policy, effective on-site environmental management operations should be a realisation. However, construction operations continue to have negative environmental impacts. Within NSW, the government pledge to ESD has created a complex legislative system and its ability to achieve objectives associated with environmental protection remains in question. Application of regulations in different contexts results in inconsistent levels of environmental protection across interpretation, implementation and enforcement. Research investigates on-site construction activities and environmental management against the effectiveness of regulation and enforcement: to identify barriers and enablers to successful policy implementation.

Teaching Expertise

Course Co-ordinator: ARBE1304 Building Codes and Compliance The National Construction Code: Urban planning environdment, Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards; Fire resistance and stability, structural separation and compartmentation; Access and egress including escape mechanisms and exit construction; Fire fighting equipment, smoke hazard management, emergency lighting and warning systems; Building fabric, glazing and sealing, ventilation systems, lighting and power.

Course Co-ordinator: ARBE3306 Fire Safety and Compliance International Fire Engineering Guidelines: regulatory processes, performance solutions, Fire Engineering Brief/Report; Fire Dynamics: Convection, conduction, radiation; Materials and fire; Fire Initiation and Development: ignition, pre-flashover, flashover, decay; Combustion effects: heat, smoke, obscuration, toxicity, irritation; Occupant behaviour, evacuation and control including Available Safe Evacuation Time (ASET) and Required Safe Evacuation Time (RSET); Fire suppression systems: sprinkler systems, water mist systems, foam systems, dry powder systems; Fire detection and warning: fixed temperature heat detectors and rate-of-rise heat detectors, ionization smoke detectors and photo-electric smoke detectors; Smoke and heat management: smoke venting and exhaust systems.

Supervisor: ARBE4121 A/B Research in the Built Environment.  Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) degree: Fourth Year Honours Thesis Supervisor.

Supervisor: Higher Research Degree Supervisor: PhD Supervision.



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Applied Science (Environmental Health), University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New England
  • Graduate Certificate in Building & Planning, University of South Australia
  • Master of Building Surveying, University of Western Sydney
  • Diploma of Project Management, University of New England

Keywords

  • Building Regulations and Compliance
  • Fire Engineering and Alternative Solutions
  • Policy Implementation
  • Regulatory and Non-regulatory Policy
  • Urban Planning

Fields of Research

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Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer

Head of Discipline & Lecturer - ConstructionManagement

University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2017 -  Women In Research Fellowship: Recipient University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2016 - 30/12/2018 University of Newcastle, Academic Senate: Member University of Newcastle
Australia
1/7/2018 - 31/12/2018 Acting SABE Research Director University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2016 - 30/12/2018 University of Newcastle, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment: Faculty Board Member University of Newcastle
Australia
24/1/2017 - 24/1/2018 University of Newcastle, Research Working Group: Member University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2017 -  Head of Discipline - Construction Management University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2017 -  Australian Institute of Building Surveying: Education Special Advisory Committee

Australian Institute of Building Surveying: Education Special Advisory Committee

Australian Institute of Building Surveying
Australia
22/11/2016 - 1/1/2018 NSW Urban Growth, Community of Practice - Thinking CIties: CoP Member NSW State Government, Urban Growth
Australia
1/1/2006 - 31/12/2012 Certified Practising Planner Planning Institute of Australia
Australia
30/1/2007 - 30/12/2008 Building Professionals Board - Principal Certifing Authority New South Wales Building Professionals Board
Australia
1/1/2010 - 31/3/2014 Building Professionals Board: Disciplinary Committee Member NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Australia
1/1/2010 - 31/12/2016 Building Professionals Board: Accreditation Committee Member NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Australia
30/3/2018 -  NSW Landcom, Community of Practice - Government, Planning and Partnerships: CoP Member NSW Government, Landcom
Australia
1/1/2002 - 1/6/2017 National Accreditation (Unrestricted) Building Surveying Australian Institute of Building Surveying
Australia
1/1/2002 -  Membership - Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
Australia
1/1/2008 -  Membership - Society for Fire Safety - Engineers Australia Society for Fire Safety - Engineers Australia
Australia
1/1/2006 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Planning Institute of Australia Planning Institute of Australia
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2017 FARU International Research Conference 2017
University of Moratuwa: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit
2017 2017 Women in Research Fellowship
University of Newcastle: Research Advantage
2016 Australasian University Building Educators Association Top Paper Award: AUBEA Conference
The Australasian University Building Educators Association
2013 Australasian University Building Educators Association Top Paper Award: AUBEA Conference
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Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Ahmed I, Maund K, Gajendran T, Disaster Resilience in South Asia: Tackling the Odds in the Sub-Continental Fringes, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 222 (2020) [A1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Ifte Ahmed

Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Vaughan J, Maund K, Gajendran T, Lloyd J, Smith C, Cohen M, 'Determining and representing value in creative placemaking', Journal of Place Management and Development, (2021)

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to address the research gap about value in the holistic discourse of creative placemaking. It identifies and synthesis... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: This study aims to address the research gap about value in the holistic discourse of creative placemaking. It identifies and synthesises the often discounted social and environmental values of creative placemaking along with typically emphasised economic values. Design/methodology/approach: This paper builds upon two research phases; first, a review and extraction of creative placemaking value indicators from relevant current urban, cultural and planning literature; and second, the identification of relevant, practice-based, value indicators through interviews with 23 placemaking experts including practitioners, urban planners, developers and place managers from the two largest cities of NSW, Australia; Sydney and Newcastle. Findings: This study identifies three broad thematics for valuing creative placemaking along with several sub-categories of qualitative and quantitative indicators. These indicators reveal the holistic value of creative placemaking for its key stakeholders, including expert placemakers, designers, building developers, government and community groups. A key conclusion of the research is the need for tools that grasp the interconnected, and at times conflicting, nature of placemaking¿s social, economic and environmental outcomes. Originality/value: While a variety of value indicators exist to understand the need for ongoing resourcing of creative placemaking, stakeholders identified the limitations of current approaches to determine, represent and appraise the value of creative placemaking. The indicators of value proposed in this research consolidate and extend current discourse about the value of creative placemaking specifically. The indicators themselves have profound practical implications for how creative placemaking is conceived, executed and evaluated. Theoretically, the study builds on the deep relationships between values and practice in creative placemaking, as well as critiquing narrow forms of evaluation that entrench economic benefits over other outcomes.

DOI 10.1108/JPMD-07-2019-0069
Co-authors Josephine Vaughan, Thayaparan Gajendran
2020 Abunyewah M, Gajendran T, Maund K, Asare Okyere S, 'Strengthening the information deficit model for disaster preparedness: Mediating and moderating effects of community participation', Elsevier International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 46 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101492
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2020 Hammond SF, Gajendran T, Savage DA, Maund K, 'Unpacking the problems behind the limited green construction adoption: towards a theoretical model', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, (2020)

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Given the importance of green construction for reducing the negative environmental impact of the construction industry, and the numero... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Given the importance of green construction for reducing the negative environmental impact of the construction industry, and the numerous policies instituted by governments around the world to motivate building construction stakeholders, why is there still a limited level of adoption? Design/methodology/approach: Building on studies that have questioned the dominant framing of the limited adoption of green construction as an inefficient behaviour, this study proposes a theoretical model characterising the two problems in the decision-making process that boost the reluctance of building construction stakeholders to embrace green construction. A traditional literature review, combining deductive and inductive approaches was employed. Findings: The theoretical model consists of six conceptual variables as follows: social norms, personal dilemma, trust, loss aversion, self-interest and green construction adoption. The expected relationships between them are also provided. Research limitations/implications: The theoretical model has not been empirically tested; however, it can be replicated or adapted for empirical investigation in any context. Practical implications: This study may help in identifying which factors must be given attention in policy-making in order to promote the adoption of green technologies and practices. Specifically, subjecting the theoretical model to empirical test will reveal the strongest paths that can be used to curtail the reluctance of the industry to embrace green construction. Originality/value: Contributes towards the current research agenda on the reasons for the low level of voluntary adoption of green construction. It also provides theoretical answers to the questions regarding the limited impact of the plentiful policy mechanisms instituted by governments around the world to promote green construction adoption.

DOI 10.1108/ECAM-06-2020-0410
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, David Savage, Samuel Hammond Uon
2020 Smith S, Maund K, Hilaire T, Gajendran T, Lyneham J, Geale S, 'Enhancing discipline specific skills using a virtual environment built with gaming technology', International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 21 193-209 (2020) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Sara Geale, Thayaparan Gajendran, Shamus Smith
2020 Tasantab JC, Gajendran T, von Meding J, Maund K, 'Perceptions and deeply held beliefs about responsibility for flood risk adaptation in Accra Ghana', International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 11 631-644 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2019-0076
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Jerry Tasantab Uon, Jason Vonmeding
2019 Ahmed I, Gajendran T, Brewer G, Maund K, von Meding J, Kabir H, et al., 'Opportunities and challenges of compliance to safe building codes: Bangladesh and Nepal', APN Science Bulletin, 9 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.30852/sb.2019.834
Co-authors Ifte Ahmed, Thayaparan Gajendran
2019 Abunyewah M, Gajendran T, Maund K, Okyere SA, 'Linking information provision to behavioural intentions Moderating and mediating effects of message clarity and source credibility', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RESILIENCE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 11 100-118 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJDRBE-08-2019-0059
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2019 Ogunmakinde O, Sher W, Maund K, 'An Assessment of Material Waste Disposal Methods in the Nigerian Construction Industry', Recycling, 4 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/recycling4010013
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Willy Sher, Olabode Ogunmakinde Uon
2018 Abunyewah M, Gajendran T, Maund K, 'Profiling Informal Settlements for Disaster Risks', Procedia Engineering, 212 238-245 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Informal settlements, where mostly the urban poor reside, tend to be located in hotspots of natural hazards such as floods, fire, ea... [more]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Informal settlements, where mostly the urban poor reside, tend to be located in hotspots of natural hazards such as floods, fire, earthquakes and tsunamis. The devastating impacts of these natural hazards on such settlements can be attributed to the higher levels of physical, economic, social and environmental vulnerability in conjunction with inadequate and poor level of disaster preparedness. Conceptualizing a detailed risk profile, in the context of informal settlement characteristics presents a starting point to which the impacts posed by environmental hazards can be addressed effectively. This paper develops a theoretical framework through literature review coupling the concepts of "disaster hazards", "vulnerability" and "informal settlements". The findings suggest that the policy environment (environmental/land use planning and communication) impacting the informal settlement characteristics (demographic, financial, social/poetical and locational/environmental) is key to managing disaster risk profile in informal settlements. The paper concludes by identifying five theoretical propositions that can assist in disaster preparedness.

DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.031
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Abunyewah M, Gajendran T, Maund K, 'Conceptual Framework for Motivating Actions towards Disaster Preparedness Through Risk Communication', Procedia Engineering, 212 246-253 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The potential of risk communication as tool for reducing the devastating impacts posited by disaster hazards on human lives and prop... [more]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The potential of risk communication as tool for reducing the devastating impacts posited by disaster hazards on human lives and property has been discussed extensively in literature. Most risk communication studies and strategies focus on awareness creation and education on disaster hazards. However, awareness creation and education on disaster hazards do not necessary translate into preparatory attitude and behaviour towards disaster hazards. Frantic efforts are required to persuade and motivate people at risk to convert hazard awareness and education into preparation towards disaster hazards. Against this backdrop, this paper develops a conceptual model through literature review to facilitate and enhance disaster preparedness through risk communication.

DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.032
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Ahmed I, Gajendran T, Brewer G, Maund K, Von Meding J, Mackee J, 'Compliance to building codes for disaster resilience: Bangladesh and Nepal', Procedia Engineering, 212 986-993 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This paper reports on a project that explores the opportunities and challenges for compliance with safe building codes for disaster ... [more]

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This paper reports on a project that explores the opportunities and challenges for compliance with safe building codes for disaster resilience, focusing on two countries-Bangladesh and Nepal. Recent disasters in both countries highlight a significant problem of non-compliance with building codes. However, these disasters have brought institutional and community awareness of the importance of safe building codes, presenting a germane opportunity to explore the issues associated with compliance. Building codes do exist in the two countries, but due to socio-economic, political and cultural conditions compliance is generally lacking or limited, particularly in the large informal building sector. There is thus a need for understanding how these codes might be more widely adopted to enable disaster resilience. Collaboration between partner universities in these countries with experience in this field address: sharing the understanding that evidence-based knowledge is a critical component in the commitment to local action; improving institutional and community awareness of the importance of compliance with/barriers to enforcement of codes; fostering communities of collaborative practice; and developing local and international dissemination networks. A log-frame approach indicates the rationale, assumptions and expected outcomes of the project. The project is at a preliminary stage and this paper discusses the framework associated with the exploration of barriers and enablers to building codes compliance.

DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.127
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Jamie Mackee, Thayaparan Gajendran, Ifte Ahmed, Jason Vonmeding, Graham Brewer
2018 Maund K, Gajendran T, Brewer G, 'Key issues for implementation of environmental planning policy: construction management practice', Sustainability, 10 1-13 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/su10072156
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer
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 Willy Sher
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Conference (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Hammond SF, Savage DA, Gajendran T, Maund K, 'Stakeholders embrace green construction as the right direction: but as individual they make self-interested decisions', CIB World Building Congress 2019, Hong Kong, China (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, David Savage, Samuel Hammond Uon
2019 Hammond S, Gajendran T, Maund K, Savage D, 'Rethinking the challenges to attaining sustainable cities and communities: lessons from social norms and status quo bias', WABER 2019 Conference Proceedings, Accra, Ghana (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.33796/waberconference2019.64
Co-authors Samuel Hammond Uon, Thayaparan Gajendran, David Savage
2019 Hammond SF, Gajendran T, Maund K, Savage DA, 'Beyond barriers: exploring the considerations hindering the adoption of green construction from a behavioural economics perspective', Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.31705/wcs.2019.13
Co-authors Samuel Hammond Uon, David Savage, Thayaparan Gajendran
2017 Karunaratne TLW, Ahmed KI, Jayawickrama TS, Maund K, Sandanayake YG, Gajendran T, 'An Investigation into Disaster Management Practices in Relation to Recent Disaster Events in Sri Lanka', Proceedings of the 10thInternational Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, (Vol. 02), Wadduwa, Sri Lanka (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Ifte Ahmed, Thayaparan Gajendran
2017 Ogunmakinde OE, Sher WD, Maund K, 'Circular Construction: Opportunities and Threats', Circular Construction: Opportunities and Threats, The Stamp (Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building) (2017)
Co-authors Olabode Ogunmakinde Uon, Willy Sher
2017 Ogunmakinde O, Sher WD, Maund K, 'Exploring the Relationship between Construction Phases and Sustainable Construction Principles', Conference Proceedings for World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Olabode Ogunmakinde Uon, Willy Sher
2017 Hilaire T, Maund K, Swanepoel B, Chapple J, 'Consultative Design As An Approach Towards Socially Sustainable Residential Aged Care', AUBEA 2017 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Victoria (2017) [E1]
2017 Hilaire T, Maund K, 'The Link Between Facility Maintenance and Work Stress/Satisfaction in Residential Aged Care', AUBEA 2017 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Victoria (2017) [E1]
2017 Maund KA, Hilaire T, Smith SP, Brewer G, Lyneham J, Geale S, 'Virtual learning platforms: Assisting work integrated learning', AUBEA 2017 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Victoria (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Sara Geale, Shamus Smith
2016 Abunyewah M, Gajendran T, Maund K, 'Influence of Risk Communication on Intention to prepare for Flood Hazards in Informal Settlements', Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, Auckland, New Zeland (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2016 Hilaire T, Maund K, Brewer G, 'Exploring the interaction between aged care policy and building regulation: disparity between policy intent and outcome', AUBEA 2016. The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Cairns, QLD (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2016 Maund KA, Brewer G, Smith S, 'Virtual Learning environments: Conversion of BIMS into gaming engines and the construction management discipline', The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) 2016 Conference, Cairns, QLD (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
2016 Maund KA, Brewer G, Landorf C, Ward S, 'Designing learning events for construction management curriculum utilising 4d learning environments', AUBEA 2016. The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Cairns, QLD, Australia (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2016 Ogunmakinde OE, Sher WD, Maund K, 'Obstacles to Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries', AUBEA 2016. The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Cairns, QLD (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Olabode Ogunmakinde Uon, Willy Sher
2016 Ogunmakinde OE, Sher WD, Maund K, 'Construction Professionals' Perceptions of Sustainability in Developing Countries', AUBEA 2016. The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Cairns, Australia (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Olabode Ogunmakinde Uon, Willy Sher
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, Sydney (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Willy Sher
2015 Ward S, Landorf C, Brewer G, Maund K, 'Virtually there: A 4-dimensional digital multi-disciplinary learning environment', Applied Collaborations, Christchurch, New Zealand (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2015 Landorf C, Brewer G, Maund K, Ward S, 'Onsite and online: A 4-dimensional digital multi-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals', Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment, 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2015 Landorf C, Brewer G, Maund K, Ward S, 'Enhancing learning for construction industry professionals with a 4-dimensional digital learning environment', Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Refereed papers from the 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2015 Brewer G, Landorf C, Maund K, Ward S, Inc DP, 'Evaluation of a 4D Panoramic Site Visit Tour Mechanism: A Pilot Study of its Educational Effectiveness', INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AMSE 2015) (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2015 Brewer G, Smith S, Maund K, 'Towards BIM-Based Educational Environments Using Game Engine Technology', RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, Sydney, Australia (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
2014 Maund K, Gajendran T, Brewer G, 'Examining the barriers to successful onsite construction environmental management operations', Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014 (2014) [E1]

With the introduction of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and subsequent legislative regulations throughout Australia, effective environmental management across the cons... [more]

With the introduction of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) and subsequent legislative regulations throughout Australia, effective environmental management across the construction sector should occur. In reality, construction operations continue to have detrimental environmental impacts. Within New South Wales the primary legislation governing development control, for the purpose of ESD, has produced a complex legislative system that its ability to achieve the objectives of environmental protection remains questionable. Large scale development projects may evoke need for associated environmental regulatory controls; however, such rules are generally not applicable to small and medium scale developments. Yet, these types of projects make up a significant amount of the development market and collectively a major contribution to detrimental environmental impacts. Given each construction project is unique, the application of complex regulatory controls may result in notably different levels of environmental protection between developments. Inconsistency may be seen with regulatory interpretation, implementation, monitoring and associated processes of enforcement. Using a systemic lens this research linked the efficacy of regulation, monitoring, and information flow to explain variability in the outcomes of onsite environmental management operations. The paper reports preliminary findings of a two stage qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with key project stakeholders (e.g. government regulatory officers, construction managers) and case study examination of four medium scale development projects. Using a phenomenological coding approach, preliminary analysis identified a number of themes that impact effective onsite environmental management including: environmental interpretation and assessment, compliance and enforcement, external influences, collaboration and engagement.

Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2014 Bille R, Maund K, Brewer G, Smith S, 'Extending Building Information Models into Game Engines', IE2014 Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interactive Entertainment, Newcaslte, Australia (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2677758.2677764
Citations Scopus - 22
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
2013 Maund K, Gajendran T, Brewer GJ, 'The influence of legislation upon on-site construction environmental management operations: A qualitative analysis', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, University of Auckland (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
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 Willy Sher
2012 Maund KA, Brewer GJ, 'Influences of government regulation on environmental outcomes of on-site construction operations: Developing the conceptual framework', Proceedings. Australasian Universities Building Educators Association. 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
2012 Maund KA, Brewer GJ, 'Understanding the influences that generate environmental outcomes of building projects: Developing the theoretical framework', RICS COBRA 2012. Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer
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Other (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Maund M, Maund K, Gajendran T, 'Before we rush to rebuild after fires, we need to think about where and how', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2020 Maund M, Maund K, Ware S, Gajendran T, 'We re innovative when housing bushfire victims. Why not all the homeless?', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2020 Maund M, Maund K, Ware S, Gajendran T, '90% of buildings in bushfire-prone areas aren t built to survive fires. A national policy can start to fix this', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2019 Maund M, Maund K, Gajendran T, 'Putting homes in high-risk areas is asking too much of firefighters', (2019) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Tasantab J, Von Meding J, Maund K, Gajendran T, 'Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors Jerry Tasantab Uon, Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Abunyewah M, Savage D, Maund K, Erdiaw-Kwasie M, Okyere SA, Gajendran T, 'More people in Africa need to be insured against natural disasters', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors David Savage, Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Maund K, Ahmed I, Gajendran T, 'Research Team from Moratuwa and Newcastle Studey Recent Disaster Management in Sri Lanka', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Abunyewah M, Maund K, Savage D, Gajendran T, 'More people in Africa need to be insured against natural disasters (2018)', (2018) [O1]
Co-authors David Savage, Thayaparan Gajendran
2017 NSW Government Landcom, Gajendran T, Llyod J, Smith C, 'Roundtable Paper: Valuing Creative Placemaking (Landcom Research Project Brochure)', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Maund KA, Gajendran T, Cohen M, Lloyd J, Smith C, 'Valuing creative placemaking: development of a toolkit for public and private stakeholders', NSW State Government: Landcom, 54 (2018)
Co-authors Josephine Vaughan, Thayaparan Gajendran
2018 Maund KA, Ahmed K, Gajendran T, Jayawickrama T, Karunaratne T, Sandanayake Y, 'Understanding the review of disaster management policies following recent flooding and landslide disaster events in Sri Lanka', University of Newcastle, 74 (2018)
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Ifte Ahmed
2018 Ahmed K, Gajendran T, Brewer G, Maund K, Von Meding J, 'Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Compliance to Safe Building Codes for Disaster Resilience in South Asia: Grey Building Handbook', Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, 29 (2018)
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran, Ifte Ahmed
2014 Bille R, Smith S, Maund K, Brewer G, 'Exploring building information modelling (BIM) to game engine conversion', University of Newcastle, Applied Informatics Research Group, 27 (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Shamus Smith
2014 Brewer G, Gajendran T, Maund K, 'Review of Social Impacts of a Reduction of Public Housing Numbers in Bolton Point Estate', NSW Government Family & Community Services, 46 (2014)
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $696,928

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


20201 grants / $70,000

Evaluation of the Apprenticeship Incubator Program$70,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Kim Maund
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G1901591
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

20182 grants / $66,482

Mapping and Developing BIM expertise through Public Projects$40,000

Funding body: Tasmanian Construction Industry Training Board

Funding body Tasmanian Construction Industry Training Board
Project Team

Thayaparan Gajendran, Kim Maund, Sittimont Kanjanabootra

Scheme Tasmanian State Government
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Strategies for planning safe and secure public domains$26,482

Funding body: Landcom

Funding body Landcom
Project Team Doctor Kim Maund, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Dr Pernille Christensen, Dr Pernille Christensen, Dr Laurence Kimmel, Dr Laurence Kimmel
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801239
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

20175 grants / $253,503

Valuing creative place making: development of a toolkit for public and private stakeholders$130,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Urban Growth

Funding body NSW Department of Urban Growth
Project Team Doctor Kim Maund, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Dr Justine Lloyd, Dr Michael Cohen
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701005
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Understanding the opportunities and challenges of compliance to safe building codes for disaster resilience in South Asia - the cases of Bangladesh and Nepal$54,593

Funding body: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Funding body Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
Project Team Associate Professor Ifte Ahmed, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Doctor Kim Maund, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Doctor Jason Von Meding, Mohammed Faruk, Professor Humayun Kabir, Hari Shrestha, Mr Nagendra Sitaula
Scheme Collaborative Regional Research Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1601255
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

Policy implementation: analysing the effects of policy on planning, designing and constructing resilient built environments$30,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kim Maund
Scheme Women in Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Strengthening the research base in South Asia: Disaster risk reduction in the context of recent disasters in Sri Lanka $24,000

Strengthening the research base in South Asia: Disaster risk reduction in the context of recent disasters in Sri Lanka

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Kim Maund and Dr Ifte Ahmed

Scheme Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment: Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Construction Materials and Components: Improving Quality Assurance and Compliance Internationally$14,910

Construction Materials and Components: Improving Quality Assurance and Compliance Internationally

Funding body: School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

Funding body School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Patrick Tang, Dr Kim Maund, Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Dr John Smolders, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, Dr Warren Reilly, Mr Paul Scobie

Scheme 2017 Research Impact Acceleration Grant Outcome
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $19,943

Disaster risk reduction in residential aged care facilities: Virtual disaster evacuation$14,542

Strategic Pilot Grant: Disaster risk reduction in residential aged care facilities: Virtual disaster evacuation

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Kim Maund, Shamus Smith, Trevor Hilaire, Joy Lyneham, Sara Geale

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Disaster risk reduction in residential aged care facilities: Virtual disaster evacuation$5,401

Faculty Equipment Grant: Disaster risk reduction in residential aged care facilities: Virtual disaster evacuation

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Kim Maund, Trevor Hilaire, Shamus Smith, Joy Lyneham, Sara Geale

Scheme FEBE Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20143 grants / $277,000

Developing a 4-dimensional interdisciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals$250,000

Identifying the pedagogical and technical requirements, and the subsequent development of a virtual site visit environment.

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team

Dr Chris Landorf

Scheme Innovation and Development Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Review of social impacts of a reduction of public housing numbers in Bolton Point estate$22,000

Conduct a multiple perspective investigation of social and related impacts of a project conducted under the Housing Affordability Fund initiative in the suburb of Bolton Point, including authoring a report and presenting findings to the Department of Housing.

Funding body: NSW Department of Housing

Funding body NSW Department of Housing
Project Team

A/P Graham Brewer

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Housing affordability initiatives: reviewing impacts of intervention approaches$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Kim Maund

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $10,000

Development and evaluation of a computer based prototype to assess the capacity of a new accreditation system: pilot study$10,000

Development and trial of a new accreditation scheme for certification: seed funding for pilot study.

Funding body: NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board

Funding body NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure: Building Professionals Board
Project Team

Associate Professor Willy Sher

Scheme NSW Building Professionals Board
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N
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News

We’re innovative when housing bushfire victims. Why not all the homeless?

May 12, 2020

With more than 3,500 homes destroyed by disastrous bushfires, the willingness of government and community to find ways to house people has been heartwarming. But what about the many more people who were homeless before the bushfires?

Putting homes in high-risk areas is asking too much of firefighters

February 11, 2020

The impacts of bushfires on emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland suggests houses are being built in high-risk areas. We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and reduce risk in the first place.

Before we rush to rebuild after fires, we need to think about where and how

February 11, 2020

Public support for rebuilding in the same disaster affected places is often high. But as fire-fighting agencies are aware, our bushfires are increasing in size, intensity and duration, and a warming climate will continue to worsen these factors.

Women In Research Fellowships awarded

October 27, 2017

Thirteen UON researchers have been awarded a Women in Research (WIR) Fellowship thanks to Research Advantage.

Dr Kim Maund

Position

Head of Discipline Construction Management
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email kim.maund@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49216729
Fax (02) 49216913

Office

Room AG08 Architecture
Building Romberg Building
Location University Drive Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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