Research area: BIM-enabled Stakeholder oriented sustainable building construction
Why did you choose to study your degree?
In 2019, while pursuing my master's thesis, I developed a strong interest in sustainable building construction. This motivated me to further explore the field and develop my ideas, leading me to pursue a PhD. I applied for a UOW scholarship by submitting a brief research proposal, and I am grateful to have been awarded the scholarship. I am excited to continue my research and contribute to the field of sustainable building construction.
What have you enjoyed most about it so far?
As a first-year PhD student, having supportive supervisors has been critical in both my mental and educational development, enabling me to pursue my passion for research. I am currently reviewing previous research in my field to establish a strong foundation and identify areas for further investigation. The process of developing my own ideas and conducting research in a field that I will eventually call my own has been a highly enjoyable part of this journey.
Why is that area of study important to you?
My work focuses on the role of people in sustainable construction projects. I believe that people, as the end users of these projects, should be given the same consideration as other aspects of sustainability. This perspective is important to me, as it aligns with the construction stakeholder requirements in sustainable construction, which leads to increased satisfaction among them.
Have you had any practical learning experiences?
As part of my practical learning experience, I worked as a research assistant on a project in collaboration with Mirvac company and UNSW. The project aimed to explore the impact of modifying physical elements in the workplace to encourage employees to return to work instead of remote working. This opportunity was invaluable in providing me with insights relevant to my PhD studies.
At the end of your degree, what do you hope to achieve?
As a PhD graduate, my goal is to acquire comprehensive knowledge in my field and impart this knowledge to the next generation. I aim to guide upcoming students on research and ways they can contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Additionally, I aspire to conduct industry-focused research, enabling me to translate my research into practical solutions in the real world.
Why did you choose the School of Civil, Mining, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CMEA) for higher degree research?
I was eager to be accepted for higher degree research at UOW, and I vividly recall exploring the website of CMEA. Fortunately, I found excellent supervisors whose expertise aligned perfectly with my own research interests. During the interview, I was thrilled to discover that they were highly supportive. As a PhD student, the chance to work within the CMEA is an incredible opportunity that provides access to a vast array of research infrastructure and resources and allows me to learn directly from a group of experts in both academia and industry.
What is the goal of your research?
My research focuses on engaging stakeholders, particularly end-users, in BIM-enabled sustainable building construction. The ultimate goal is to improve successful project delivery and increase end-user satisfaction with the final product.
What have you enjoyed most about your experience with CMEA?
CMEA is a welcoming and inclusive community that feels like a supportive family. When I first arrived at UOW, I faced personal challenges, but everyone, especially my supervisors, provided valuable support during my difficult times. Moreover, the opportunity to collaborate and communicate with people from different backgrounds has been a constant source of inspiration for me.
What do you like most about the UOW campus?
I have the pleasure of working on both the main and innovation campuses of UOW. I appreciate the convenience of accessible public transportation to and from campus. The lively atmosphere of the main campus is invigorating, while the innovation campus provides a professional setting that I find inspiring. Overall, UOW's campuses offer a unique and enjoyable work experience.
Why did you choose to study here?
I chose UOW as it is an internationally renowned institution known for its outstanding education, research, and graduate employment opportunities. I look forward to meeting like-minded individuals who share my passion for learning and personal growth.