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About AUBEA

AUBEA is a non-profit association of Universities and Institutes of technology that is involved in teaching and research in the discipline of Building. The principal aim of AUBEA is to coordinate efforts to promote the discipline of Building to prospective students, research partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Srinath Perera is Professor and Chair Of Built Environment and Construction Management at Western Sydney University (WSU). He currently leads the Construction Management group and the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) at WSU. Srinath is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), a Chartered Surveyor and a corporate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).  He has worked as a consultant Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in the construction industry in the private sector.

President

Professor 

Srinath Perera

Western Sydney University (WSU)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Our Scope

The scope of Building Education of AUBEA includes the following disciplines and topics. These are simply listed here and are not exhaustive but provided for the purpose of defining AUBEA’s membership.

01

Project & Construction

Management

This concerns the management of general projects (time, cost, quality) as well as the management specific to construction projects, including but not limited to site and operational management of construction project sites, delivery productivity, health and safety, site logistics, project stakeholders.

02

Building Science &

Technology

This mainly concerns building elements, building physics, building systems, building automation and management systems as well as construction techniques/methods applied to deliver construction projects.

03

Construction Economics &

Value Management

This concerns both macro and micro economics aspects of construction industry, construction organisations and construction projects, including value management aspects at these different levels and the relationship and influence between these levels.

04

Land Economics

This mainly concerns the treatment of land resource and land use, including the theoretical approaches to land and the income from the land and the behaviour of land markets.

05

Quantity Surveying

This mainly concerns the quantity surveying profession and the roles within various phases of a construction project (pre, during and post construction phase), including but not limited to cost planning, cost estimation, contracts, standard methods of measurement, quantity take-off, bills of quantity, valuation, claims, and variations.

06

Facilities Management

This mainly concerns the post construction phase of the actual occupancy period of the constructed facilities, including but not limited to operations and maintenance, soft landing from construction phase, post occupancy evaluation and strategic asset management.

07

Building Surveying &

Building Control

This mainly concerns the evaluation of building conditions, conformance and compliance of the building and its materials with building codes, certification for completion, fire and other safety aspects of buildings.

08

Building Services,

Plant & Materials

This mainly concerns the design, installation and management of various services in buildings including but not limited to their various machineries and materials.

equip the next generation of built environment specialists to confront these challenges head-on. I envision AUBEA as a collective body that responds to these challenges in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, thereby creating opportunities for our graduates. Developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, as well as conducting cutting-edge research, is essential, and AUBEA provides an ideal platform for discussions, debates, and the exploration of new pathways as solutions. Moreover, fostering strong connections with professional organizations, public bodies, and Built Environment employers is crucial for producing job-ready graduates. Hence, I aim to enhance collaboration with these entities as we advance the activities of AUBEA.

During my tenure, I aspire to see AUBEA expand its reach, bringing more universities together while building upon the achievements of the past five decades. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all past presidents and council members for their outstanding contributions in elevating AUBEA to its current stature. I seek close collaboration from my fellow AUBEA council members to realize the goals I have outlined here over the next few years, and I invite all academics in our region to join hands in making AUBEA an even greater collaborative platform.

I eagerly anticipate working with each of you to shape AUBEA's future into a beacon of collaboration and excellence.

I am thrilled and deeply honoured to assume the role of President of AUBEA. With an illustrious history spanning nearly 50 years, AUBEA stands as the preeminent organization for universities in the Built Environment across the Australasian region.

While most Built Environment programs in Australia enjoy considerable success, they often operate within larger faculties encompassing numerous disciplines. AUBEA plays a crucial role in fostering collaboration among these programs, offering a platform for leaders to address common challenges. I am eager to see AUBEA continue to serve as this vital forum for program leaders in the built environment, facilitating discussion, and knowledge sharing. Additionally, it serves as a central hub for the discussion and dissemination of research in this field. We are progressing towards having the AUBEA conference series' proceedings indexed in Scopus, which will significantly enhance the value for academics presenting their research at the conference.

As we approach the zenith of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the impact of AI and other emerging technologies on the professions in the built environment and society at large is rapidly unfolding. Simultaneously, we are witnessing the devastating effects of global warming on our society, economy, and environment, with increased occurrences of natural disasters such as bushfires, floods, and hurricanes affecting the built environment. It is imperative that we

Welcome Note

From Our President

Professor Srinath Perera

President of AUBEA 

I am very excited to work with my fellow AUBEA Council members to foster the further maturing of AUBEA as an association. One of the milestones is the launch of its website in 2023. The presence of AUBEA in the digital world signalled the beginning of its next milestone, which is to be an association with global reach. From its inception in 1975, AUBEA has experienced widening participation in annual conferences and memberships, and now the website is set up to encourage even more participation. This digital footprint and presence will enable AUBEA to strengthen our presence in Australasia and continue fostering collaboration in promoting building and construction education within Australasia and beyond. With the mission to promote and improve teaching and research in building/construction through communication, collaboration and scholarly events, AUBEA provide a platform for academics, industry practitioners and students to communicate, work together and exchange ideas and best practices in educating the next generation of building/construction professionals. Thus, AUBEA as an association is the much-needed catalyst to implement the Triple Helix model of innovation, where government, tertiary education and industry work in unison to drive innovation in our respective countries. I am genuinely delighted to oversee the direction AUBEA is travelling and firmly believe that AUBEA is on the right track to becoming an association of building/construction education with a global reach. Finally, I would like to show my appreciation to my fellow AUBEA Council members, other AUBEA members, and supporters who have worked hard to improve and promote our association. We would not be where we are today without your strong support, which is instrumental to the success of continuously advancing AUBEA.​

Immediate Past President & Chair of Council Board

Prof. Monty Sutrisna

Massey University

Auckland, New Zealand

Secretary

Assoc. Prof. Ronald Webber

Central Queensland University (CQU)

Queensland, Australia

Treasurer

Prof. Anthony Mills

Deakin University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Meet The Council

Prof. Valerie Francis

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prof. Srinath Perera

Western Sydney University (WSU)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Tak Wing (Kenneth) Yiu

University of New South Wales

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Tayyab Maqsood

RMIT University 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prof. Rameez Rameezdeen

University of South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Prof. Zora Vrcelj

Victoria University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Linda Kestle

Unitec Institute of Technology

Auckland, New Zealand

Assoc. Prof. Vaughan Coffey

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Mehrdad Arashpour

Monash University

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Eric Scheepbouwer

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Marcus Jefferies

University of Newcastle

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 

Dr. Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar

Massey University

Auckland, New Zealand

Prof Josua Pienaar

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Council Members

AUBEA 

Constitution

AUBEA Constitution firmly guides the conduct and practices of all members of AUBEA. The constitution is ratified and regularly reviewed by the AUBEA Council. In governing AUBEA, the Council and the Executive Groups continuously refer to AUBEA Constitution. The current version of AUBEA Constitution was ratified by AUBEA Council in 2022.

Our Scope

The scope of Building Education of AUBEA includes the following disciplines and topics. These are simply listed here and are not exhaustive but provided for the purpose of defining AUBEA’s membership.

  • This concerns the management of general projects (time, cost, quality) as well as the management specific to construction projects, including but not limited to site and operational management of construction project sites, delivery productivity, health and safety, site logistics, project stakeholders.

  • This mainly concerns building elements, building physics, building systems, building automation and management systems as well as construction techniques/methods applied to deliver construction projects.

  • This concerns both macro and micro economics aspects of construction industry, construction organisations and construction projects, including value management aspects at these different levels and the relationship and influence between these levels.

  • This mainly concerns the treatment of land resource and land use, including the theoretical approaches to land and the income from the land and the behaviour of land markets.

  • This mainly concerns the quantity surveying profession and the roles within various phases of a construction project (pre, during and post construction phase), including but not limited to cost planning, cost estimation, contracts, standard methods of measurement, quantity take-off, bills of quantity, valuation, claims, and variations.

  • This mainly concerns the post construction phase of the actual occupancy period of the constructed facilities, including but not limited to operations and maintenance, soft landing from construction phase, post occupancy evaluation and strategic asset management.

  • This mainly concerns the evaluation of building conditions, conformance and compliance of the building and its materials with building codes, certification for completion, fire and other safety aspects of buildings.

  • This mainly concerns the design, installation and management of various services in buildings including but not limited to their various machineries and materials.

Welcome Note

From Our President

Professor Monty Sutrisna

President of AUBEA (2020 - 2023)

Meet the Council

President (2020 - 2023)

Professor Monty Sutrisna

Massey University 

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Monty Sutrisna is Professor of Construction and Project Management and is the Head of the School of the School of Built Environment at Massey University, New Zealand. He is the current President of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA). He has been actively involved in the local/national boards and committees in those professional institutions. In addition to reviewing for many academic journals, he also reviewed for the Australian Research Council (ARC). He has been involved in the Tertiary Education Qualification and Standards Agency (TEQSA) register of experts, reviewing TEQSA’s accreditation of Construction Management courses in Australia. He is the Scientific Leader of the MBIE funded CanConstructNZ research programme.

    Massey University 

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Professor Monty Sutrisna

  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Prof. Josua Pienaar

  • Central Queensland University (CQU)

    Queensland, Australia

    Assoc. Prof. Ronald Webber

  • Deakin University

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Prof. Anthony Mills

  • University of Melbourne

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Prof. Valerie Francis

    Western Sydney University

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Prof. Srinath Perera

    University of New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Prof. Kenneth Yiu

    RMIT University 

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Prof. Tayyab Maqsood

    University of South Australia

    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    Prof. Rameez Remeezdeen

    Victoria University

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Prof. Zora Vrcelj

    Unitec Institute of Technology

    Auckland, New Zealand

    A/Prof. Linda Kestle

    Queensland University of Technology

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    A/Prof. Vaughan Coffey

    Monash University

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    A/Prof. Mehrdad Arashpour

    University of Canterbury

    Christchurch, New Zealand

    A/Prof. Eric Scheepbouwer

    University of Newcastle

    Newcastle, NSW, Australia

    Dr Marcus Jefferies

    Massey University

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Dr. Mostafa Jelodar

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