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Dr Kim Maund

Head of Discipline Construction Management

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

A virtual view of construction planning

Kim Maund is the Head of Construction Management. She brings with her more than 15 years experience working within the development and construction industry.

As Head of Discipline and Lecturer in Construction Management, Kim brings a diverse background and passion for policy and planning to the role.

“I have always been interested in exploring the minute details of policy and the complex interactions associated with implementation,” Kim explains. “Policy was an integral part of my professions from strategic planning through to building certification. When working on my PhD, an opportunity arose at the university which has provided the mechanism for me to pursue my research within this area.”

Policy and planning

Evaluating the efficacy of policy introductions and amendments, Kim is seeking to effect real change and narrow the gap between what regulatory authorities propose and what eventuates to reduce fragmentation and ultimately affect positive change. In addition, she considers new and evolving policy directions as a way to solve many wicked problems facing society.

Kim 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 her research on the subject.

“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,” the researcher explains. “My research aims to better understand such complexity.”

Afforded a myriad of opportunities to be involved with the “full spectrum” of policy areas throughout her professional career, Kim has since brought this expertise to academia to inform her research. From issue identification and formulation through to implementation and evaluation, the hard-working scholar is continuing to build upon a solid knowledge base.

Academically, her work has been published and presented at national and international forums with her winning multiple best paper awards. She supervises numerous PhD students on topics related to policy including flood mitigation and waste management. Kim has worked on multiple funded research projects including an Office of Teaching and Learning grant in collaboration with University of Queensland and University of South Australia involving 4-D learning environments to maximise student learning across multiple disciplines including the realm of building surveying.

Kim’s interest in policy has seen a recent shift towards its use within the domains of emergency management planning and protocols using virtual environments.

Proactive collaborations the key to success

Kim’s PhD research has informed her current work, which now has a more finely-honed focus that utilises her background in policy frameworks and building surveying: specifically fire safety. With a focus on resilience and emergency preparedness, Kim’s proactive approach to planning is the way of the future.

As a founding member of the Built Environment, Health and Aged-Care Group (BHA), Kim is currently collaborating with researchers in her Discipline and across UON from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Nursing and Midwifery to use virtual reality technology to inform emergency management policy and practice, particularly with regards to residential aged care facilities. The intent being to increase preparedness, improve response and resilience during disaster situations.

By 2020, it is estimated that the demand for residential aged care will increase by more than 50 per cent, and yet planning is still often based on outdated, standardised templates with minimal training. Furthermore, the nature of aged-care facility residents and disruption from an emergency evacuation means currently there is no way to practice facility-wide evacuations.

In addition, the unique challenges afforded by these environments are not addressed by aged care homes built to a standard template and then retrofitted as problems are raised. Aside from being a costly exercise, it can also prove a danger to residents, staff and firefighters.

Kim believes that optimal planning needs to explore how a building will be used, and also how it responds to emergency situations such as fire or other disasters.

“We can use virtual reality technology to explore and prepare staff for any type of emergency scenario and to develop and train policy and procedure. In addition, there is the opportunity to plan buildings for optimal functionality,” Kim says.

This work may also inform planning for hospitals and other health care facilities: anywhere that usual movement is hindered due to age or impairment. Taking the technology from gaming and using it in construction, planning and policy will be a key focus for Kim’s research moving forward.

It’s an exciting opportunity with international potential – and one to watch.

Kim Maund

A virtual view of construction planning

Kim Maund is the Head of Construction Management. She brings with her more than 15 years experience working within the development and construction industry, ac

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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, 222 (2020) [A1]
Co-authors Ifte Ahmed, Thayaparan Gajendran

Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
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]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Sara Geale, 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, (2020)

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Climate change is predicted to increase the vulnerability of urban populations to flood hazards. Against this backdrop, flood risk ada... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Climate change is predicted to increase the vulnerability of urban populations to flood hazards. Against this backdrop, flood risk adaptation has become pertinent. However, in Ghana, current flood risk management practice is fostered by a reactive culture. There is limited research on how communities and government agencies are engaging with flood risk adaptation in improving resilience. Therefore, this paper aims to analyse the culture of communities and agencies through the cultural theory of risk (CTR), towards understanding the flood risk adaptation in Accra, Ghana. Culture is deciphered using the beliefs held by residents and public agency officials. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative methodology, underpinned by the constructivist paradigm, was adopted to understand factors that influence flood risk adaptation in informal settlements. Data was gathered using household and institutional interviews in Glefe, Accra, Ghana. Findings: The results show that both disaster risk management institutions and community members are deeply concerned about current and future flood risk. However, their cultural beliefs concerning flood risk and adaptation are contradictory, broadly framed by fatalist, individualist and hierarchist beliefs. The contradictory emergent beliefs contribute to a clash of expectations and create uncertainty about how to respond to flood risk, impacting the implementation of required adaptation measures. Developing a collaborative flood risk management framework and a shared understanding of adaptation approaches may be a better alternative. Originality/value: This paper advances understanding of how culture influences flood risk adaptation in developing country context.

DOI 10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2019-0076
Co-authors Jerry Tasantab Uon, Thayaparan Gajendran, 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 - 2
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 - 1
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 - 3
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 - 7
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 - 2
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
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 David Savage, Thayaparan Gajendran, 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 David Savage, Thayaparan Gajendran, Samuel Hammond Uon
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 - 18
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 (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Maund K, Gajendran T, Maund M, 'Before we rush to rebuild after fires, we need to think about where and how', (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 Thayaparan Gajendran, David Savage
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 Thayaparan Gajendran, Graham Brewer, 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, Professor Humayun Kabir, Mohammed Faruk, 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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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Beyond Coping: How Flood Experience and Cognitive Processes Influence Adaptation to Flood Risk in Informal Settlements. PhD (Disaster Management), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD How Will the Contemporary Built Environment Respond to Increasing Populations of Aging Indigenous Peoples in Remote Communities of Eastern Cape York Peninsula? PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Development Policies and Sustainable Construction: A Case Based On Ghana PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Building Social Flood Resilience Through Community Preparedness Case of Kan Watershed, Tehran, Iran and Hunter Region, NSW, Australia PhD (Disaster Management), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Influence of Risk Communication on Intentions to Prepare for Flood Hazards in Informal Settlement PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Developing a Circular-Economy-Based Construction Waste Minimisation Framework for Nigeria PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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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
Faculty of Engineering and Built 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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