Journal article

The last planner system and building information modeling in construction execution

Many researchers have stated that lean and building information modeling (BIM) have positive synergies. This integrative literature review aims at exploring this body of knowledge within the scope of combinations of BIM and the Last Planner System, as an important Lean construction method, in the...
Report

Australian home ownership: past reflections, future directions

This research report documents that the ‘Australian dream’ of home ownership is no longer relevant in the contemporary era. Analysis of statistical trends for Australian tenure change and comparative analysis of the direction of ownership in equivalent countries are the basis for this conclusion.
Conference paper

Cities as forerunners: local climate governance and the carbon neutral city

This paper explores how knowledge of global climate change is re-scaled to local levels through city making discourses and practices such as municipal carbon accounting, and conversely how local experiments in low carbon transitions are framed as mobile and replicable solutions to a suite of...
Conference paper

Socialising parking: public opportunities via regulated market approaches

Market-based car parking policy is one of key fulcrums of transformational change towards sustainable and ethical urban futures. This paper examines parking policy approaches in Japanese cities that might broaden the possibilities of parking approaches and the urban relations they (re)produce.
Report

Fast train fever: why renovated rail might work but bullet trains won’t

This report shows that while a bullet train may be a captivating idea, it’s not realistic for Australia. Our population is small and spread over vast distances; the countries most like us – Canada and the United States – don’t have bullet trains either.
Conference paper

Experiencing house crowding in Australian dwellings: a multicultural perspective

Using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, this paper reflects the extent of house crowding among two cultural groups: Australia’s Indigenous population and Australia’s Lebanese population, who are both disadvantaged in socio- economic terms, but with differing cultural needs.
Conference paper

Shared room housing in Sydney: regulatory and enforcement challenges and policy responses

This paper argues that there is a need for regulatory and policy reforms, such as reviews of tenancy regulations for secure occupancy, affordable housing models/designs, and efficient monitoring and reconciliation systems to address tenants’ challenges in the shared housing sector.
Report

Sunny side up: strengthening the consumer protection regime for solar panels in Victoria

The rapid growth of the solar industry, the number of players entering and exiting the industry, government financial incentives, the complexity of the technology being sold along with regulatory gaps are creating an environment in which consumer harm can thrive.
Conference paper

The evolution of lean construction education (part 1 of 2): At US-based universities

Effectively transferring lean knowledge and skills to owners, architects, engineers, and constructors (OAEC) requires behavioral changes within an industry that has been legitimately criticized for entrenched practices and low productivity. Documenting how successful that knowledge transfer is taking place can be helpful to those wishing...
Journal article

Applying lean methods to healthcare design

There is a natural affinity between evidence-based design (EBD) and the principles of lean design and construction. Events in my life have convinced me that many of the underlying tenets of good design are physiologically based and objective. The same can be said about lean...