Associate Dean and Head of of Project Management, RMIT University

A/Prof Tayyab Maqsood has made a significant contribution to construction and project management disciplines at RMIT over last 13 years through his leadership roles, research, and teaching which has seen these disciplines becoming one of the best locally and nationally. He is currently serving in the role of Associate Dean-Project Management. In this role, he is leading the project management discipline in the School. Prior to this role, he served the School as Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching and provided strategic leadership and led highly capable academic teams (with 40+ academic staff) involved in the delivery and operation of six (6) programs (three undergrad programs and three postgrad programs). He has authored/co-authored 100 peer-reviewed publications and has received three research grants. He has successfully supervised 10 Ph.D. students for their doctoral degrees. Currently, he is a supervisor for 7 Ph.D. students. He lectures in both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Construction and Project Management and has taught courses related to construction technology, project planning/control (MS Project and Primavera Planner P6), project risk management and honours research. He is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust), Project Management Institute (PMI) and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).
His research areas are:
• Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste minimisation in housing and commercial industries
• Knowledge Management and Supply Chain Integration
• Offsite Construction (housing and commercial)
• Construction Procurement: Project Alliancing and Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)
• Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
• Disaster Reconstruction and Post-Disaster Project Management (PDPM)
• Construction and Project Management issues in developing countries