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Prof Imriyas Kamardeen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor, Construction Management

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Contact

Biography

Imriyas Kamardeen is Professor of Construction Management in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. He is a dynamic academic and researcher with extensive experiences in academia and industry, and proven technical and soft skills in leading academic programs, research, teaching and teams. He is also recipient of seven awards for research and teaching excellence.

Imriyas is an internationally recognised leader in construction research. He has expertise in the development and applications of decision support / expert systems, data mining and analytics, machine learning and virtual reality in construction management.  In recent years, he has been investigating research themes such as developing digital solutions for improving workplace health and safety in construction, psychological wellbeing in the construction industry, construction economics and digital approaches to construction education. With this research program, he has so far authored five scholarly books and several research articles in reputable international outlets, and developed several ICT system prototypes, including a working mobile app, namely: Fall PtD, which is available in Appstore for free download.

Imriyas is an excellent educator and his teaching interests predominantly lie in Construction Informatics, including building information modelling and Construction Economics. In addition to developing and delivering specific course units with the use of advanced digital technologies, he has extensive experiences in developing academic programs and course curriculums for construction management and economics education.

Imriyas is also the Editor of the International Journal, Construction Economics and Building, which is a rising journal in the field of construction management and economics. The journal is currently placed in the second quartile in the SCIMAGO journal ranking. Please visit the journal website for further details: https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB

Prior to joining Deakin University, Imriyas worked at UNSW Australia for over 12 years where he was successful in obtaining a large research grant (around $600k) and several internal competitive grants (totalling around $130k). He also supervised 4PhDs and 2 MRes to completion. Imriyas also was the Head of Construction Management and Property Discipline at UNSW, managing three degrees programs. Recognising his superior performance, he was awarded with two Research Excellence and two Teaching Excellence Awards at UNSW.

Imriyas has worked as a construction cost consultant apart from being an academic, including working for the World Bank Sri Lanka office. He has rich experiences and knowledge of working in academia and industry in different countries. This enables him to bridge theory with industry practice and provide authentic learning experiences to students and to produce practice-impacting research outputs.

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Career highlights

Awards and Recognitions Received

  • Best Paper Award – AUBEA International Conference 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Research Excellence 2016
  • Best Paper Award – COBRA International Conference 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2015
  • Associate Dean (Education) Award for Teaching Design and Innovation 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Research Excellence 2013
  • Associate Dean (Education) Award for Top Teaching Evaluation 2013
  • Best Paper Award – CIB W99 International Conference 2012

Research interests

  • Data mining and analytics applications in construction
  • Virtuality reality applications in construction
  • Workplace health and safety in construction
  • Psychological wellbeing in the construction industry
  • Construction and property economics
  • Digital approach to construction education

Teaching interests

  • Construction informatics (building information modelling, cloud-based project management)
  • Construction cost management
  • WHS management in construction
  • Research methods

Units taught

  • SRR401Introduction to Construction Research
  • SRQ762 Cost Planning
  • SRQ774 Construction Measurement and Estimating

Knowledge areas

  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Informatics
  • Construction Pedagogy

Expertise

Professor Imriyas Kamardeen's expertise covers three broad areas, namely construction economics/cost management, construction informatics and work health, safety and wellbeing management in construction. With the expertise of construction economics/cost management, he is able undertake projects, teaching and research on topics such as feasibility appraisal, cost planning and estimating and contract administration. Imriyas' expertise in the area of construction informatics covers the development and applications of decision support / expert system systems, data mining and analytics, machine learning and virtual reality in construction management. management. Imriyas' expertise/work in work health, safety and wellbeing largely covers the development and application of digital tools for its effective management.

Professional activities

Editor: Construction Economics and Building

Construction Economics and Building is an international journal, placed in the second quartile of the SCImago journal ranking (http://www.scimagojr.com/index.php). The journal is sponsored by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, the Australian Institute of Building, and Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, and is indexed by 14 international databases, including Scopus.

Journal site: https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB

Publications

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2020

Flipped Classroom Model for Enhancing Student Learning in Construction Education

M Mojtahedi, I Kamardeen, H Rahmat, C Ryan

(2020), Vol. 146, pp. 1-13, Journal of Civil Engineering Education, Reston, Va., C1

journal article
2019

Towards conceptualization of socioBIM-based post-occupancy evaluation framework for learning spaces

Olatunji Abisuga, Changxin Wang, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2019), pp. 17-38, Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation Production and Construction, Perth, B1-1

book chapter

Achieving integrated sustainability through work stress reduction with biophilic office design

A Sadick, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2019), pp. 724-732, AUBEA 2019: Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Confrerence : Built to Thrive: creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity, Noosa, Qld., E1

conference

Extrinsic and intrinsic drivers of BIM adoption in the Australian AEC industry

Shadi Batarseh, Imriyas Kamardeen, Mojtahedi Mohammad

(2019), pp. 684-693, AUBEA 2019: Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Confrerence : Built to Thrive: creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity, Noosa, Qld., E1

conference
2018

Stressors impacting the performance of graduate construction students: comparison of domestic and international students

Imriyas Kamardeen, Riza Sunindijo

(2018), Vol. 144, pp. 04018011-1-04018011-9, Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article

Psychological challenges confronting graduate construction students in Australia

Riza Sunidijo, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2018), International journal of construction education and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Work-related diseases in the Australian construction industry

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2018), Vol. 3, pp. 83-95, AUBEA 2018 : Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world: sustainability : Proceedings of the 42nd AUBEA Conference 2018, Singapore, E1-1

conference

Video-based assessments for personalising learning in construction education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2018), AUBEA 2018: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world : Proceedings of the AUBEA Conference 2018, Singapore, E1-1

conference

Embedding users in collaborative FM practice for sustainable post occupancy evaluation of higher educational buildings

Olatunji Abisuga, Imriyas Kamardeen, Cynthia Wang

(2018), Vol. 3, pp. 349-359, AUBEA 2018 : Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world: sustainability : Proceedings of the 42nd AUBEA Conference 2018, Singapore, E1-1

conference

A framework for modeling FM organizational response to users' postoccupancy feedback

Olatunji Abisuga, Cynthia Wang, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2018), Vol. 3 Sustainability, pp. 339-348, AUBEA 2018: Proceedings of the 42nd Conference for the Australasian Universities Building Education Association: Educating Building Professionals for the future in the Globalised World, Singapore, E1-1

conference

A model for increasing the security of internet of things in smart transportation systems

S Sepasgozar, S Sargolzaei, S Sepasgozar, I Kamardeen, S Sargolzaei

(2018), pp. 1-10, ISARC 2018 : The future of building things : Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Berlin, Germany, E1-1

conference
2017

Improving the psychological health of foreign workers in developing countries a socio-ecological analysis of the Saudi construction industry

Haitham Alrasheed, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2017), Hauppauge, N.Y., A1-1

book

Personal characteristics moderate work stress in construction professionals

Imriyas Kamardeen, Riza Sunindijo

(2017), Vol. 143, Journal of construction engineering and management, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article

Work stress is a threat to gender diversity in the construction industry

Riza Sunindijo, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2017), Vol. 143, Journal of construction engineering and management, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article

Attracting and retaining women professionals in construction: a work-stress management perspective

Imriyas Kamardeen, Riza Sunindijo

(2017), pp. 400-409, ARCOM 2017 : Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference 2017, Cambridge, Eng., E1-1

conference

Antecedents to mental health symptoms in the Australian construction industry

Riza Sunindijo, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2017), pp. 340-349, ARCOM 2017 : Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference 2017, Cambridge, Eng., E1-1

conference

Improving building facility intelligence in higher education precinct: a socioBIM approach

Olatunji Abisuga, Imriyas Kamardeen, Cynthia Wang

(2017), pp. 219-228, AUBEA 2017 : The 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

conference
2016

Secondary psychological injuries in the Australia construction industry

Imriyas Kamardeen, Riza Sunindijo

(2016), RICS COBRA 2016 - The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada, E1-1

conference

Suicide in the construction industry: a cross-sectional analysis

Imriyas Kamardeen, Martin Loosemore

(2016), RICS COBRA 2016 - The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada, E1-1

conference

Causation model for psychological injuries in the construction industry

Imriyas Kamardeen, Raufdeen Rameezdeen

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 616-628, WBC16 : Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress : Advancing Products and Services, Tampere, Finland, E1-1

conference

Service quality management for contractors - theoretical lens from subcontractors and suppliers

Z Wang, Benson Lim, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2016), AUBEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, E1-1

conference
2015

Fall prevention through design in construction: the benefits of mobile computing

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2015), Abingdon, Eng., A1-1

book

Critically reflective pedagogical model: a pragmatic blueprint for enhancing learning and teaching in construction disciplines

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 63-75, Construction economics and building, Haymarket, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Critically reflective pedagogical model: a pragmatic blueprint for enhancing learning and teaching in construction disciplines

I Kamardeen

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 63-75, Construction economics and building, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Mobile computing for accident prevention through design

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2015), pp. 374-383, Proceedings of the 32nd CIB W78 Conference 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference

Modelling accident severity in the construction industry

Imriyas Kamardeen, Raufdeen Rameezdeen

(2015), pp. 384-392, Proceedings of the 32nd CIB W78 Conference 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference

Critically reflective pedagogical model for construction education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2015), pp. 1-9, RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015 : Proceedings of the The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 2015, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2014

Adaptive e-tutorial for enhancing student learning in construction education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 79-95, International journal of construction education and research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Stimulating learning with integrated assessments in construction education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 86-98, Construction economics and building, Haymarket, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Factors affecting the psychological health of foreign workers in the Saudi construction industry

Haitham Alrasheed, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2014), pp. 249-255, Sustainability and development in built environment: the way forward : Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

conference
2013

OHS electronic management systems for construction

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2013), Abingdon, Eng., A1-1

book

Factors associated with the severity of construction accidents: the case of South Australia

Jantanee Dumrak, Sherif Mostafa, Imriyas Kamardeen, Raufdeen Rameezdeen

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 32-49, Australasian journal of construction economics and building, Haymarket, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Motivation-driven learning and teaching model for construction education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 36-49, Australasian journal of construction economics and building, Haymarket, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Design-for-safety analysis support system for building designers

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2013), pp. 56-63, CONVR 2013 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, London, England, E1-1

conference

Anchored BIM instructional model for construction management education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2013), AUBEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Adaptive e-learning model for enhancing construction management education

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2013), AUBEA 2013 : Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1

conference
2012

Volatility in construction: different dimensions and types of changes

Zhuoyuan Wang, Benson Lim, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2012), ICBEDC 2012 : 6th International Conference on the Built Environment in Developing Countries, Adelaide, South Australia, E1-1

conference

Building information modelling for accident prevention through design

Imriyas Kamardeen, Martin Loosemore

(2012), Proceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference, 37th AUBEA Conference, E1-1

conference

A practical fire safety management framework to reduce fire incidents in residential buildings

Heru Sufianto, Roger Read, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2012), pp. 511-524, Proceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia, E1-1

conference

Collaborative OHS monitoring portal for construction

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2012), pp. 496-505, Proceedings of the CIB W99 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety, Singapore, E1-1

conference

Safebook: an online platform for social learning of construction safety

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2012), pp. 260-269, Proceedings of the CIB W99 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety, Singapore, E1-1

conference
2011

E-OHS planning system for builders

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2011), Vol. 54, pp. 50-64, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Virtual community of safety practice for construction organisations

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2011), pp. 1-12, AUBEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of Australasian Universities Building Education Association 2011, Gold Coast, Qld., E1-1

conference

Web-based tool for affective safety training in construction

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2011), pp. 309-318, ARCOM 2011 : Proceedings of the 27th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Bristol, Eng., E1-1

conference
2010

8D BIM modelling tool for accident prevention through design

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2010), pp. 281-289, ARCOM 2010 : Proceedings of the 26th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Leeds, Eng., E1-1

conference

Knowledge-based occupational health and safety planning for construction projects

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2010), pp. 271-280, ARCOM 2010 : Proceedings of the 26th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Leeds, Eng., E1-1

conference

Lessons learnt from the application of problem-based learning strategy in construction economics course

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2010), pp. A036 ? 1-A036 ? 13, AUBEA 2010 : Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Universities Building Education Association 2010 Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2009

Controlling accidents and insurers' risks in construction: a fuzzy knowledge-based approach

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2009), Hauppage, N.Y., A1-1

book

Strategic safety management information system for building projects in Singapore

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2009), Vol. 16, pp. 8-25, Engineering, construction and architectural management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Re-engineering of premium computation formulas for construction workers' compensation insurance: critical factors and methods

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2009), Vol. 52, pp. 28-39, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

An expert system for strategic control of accidents and insurers' risks in building construction projects

Kamardeen Imriyas

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 4021-4034, Expert systems with applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Fuzzy inference system for safety rating of construction companies

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2009), pp. 1-20, AUBEA 2009 : Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference 2009, Barossa Valley, S. Aust., E1-1

conference

Web-based safety knowledge management system for builders: a conceptual framework

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2009), pp. 1-11, CIB W099 : Working together: planning, designing and building a health and safe construction industry : Proceedings of the CIB W099 Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2008

Premium-rating model for workers' compensation insurance in construction

K Imriyas, S Low, A Teo, S Chan

(2008), Vol. 134, pp. 601-617, Journal of construction engineering and management, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article
2007

A framework for computing workers' compensation insurance premiums in construction

Kamardeen Imriyas, Low Pheng, Evelyn Teo

(2007), Vol. 25, pp. 563-584, Construction management and economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A decision support system for predicting accident risks in building projects

K Imriyas, Low Pheng, Teo Lin

(2007), Vol. 50, pp. 149-162, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A fuzzy knowledge?based system for premium rating of workers' compensation insurance for building projects

Kamardeen Imriyas, Low Pheng, Evelyn Teo

(2007), Vol. 25, pp. 1177-1195, Construction management and economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A decision support system for project manager to measure safety flaws in building construction projects

Imriyas Kamardeen

(2007), pp. 905-921, CRIOCM2007 : Proceedings of the CRIOCM 2007 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2006

A fuzzy expert system for computing workers' compensation insurance premiums in construction: a conceptual framework

K Imriyas, Low Pheng, Teo Lin, Chan Lean

(2006), Vol. 49, pp. 270-284, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2004

An integrated construction project cost information system using MS Access? and MS Project?

A Perera, Imiriyas Kamardeen

(2004), Vol. 22, pp. 203-211, Construction management and economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2003

Knowledge-based system for construction cost control

A Perera, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2003), pp. IT.10.1-IT.10.8, 2003 AACE : Proceedings of the 2003 AACE International Transactions - the 47th Annual Meeting of AACE International 2003, Orlando, Fla., E1-1

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Preventing Workplace Incidents in Construction

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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