People

Dr Bee Oo

Construction Management and Property

PhD (HK PolyU), BBCM (UNSW, 1st Class, University Medal), Dip. in Bldg (TAR College)

Room: 
3011
Building: 
Red Centre West Wing
Phone: 
+ 61 2 9385 4783
Bio: 

Bee joined the Faculty as Senior Lecturer in the Construction Management and Property program in Feb 2013. She obtained her Bachelor of Building Construction Management degree from UNSW and completed her PhD studies in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Previously, she had also worked as quantity surveyor and estimator with several construction firms located in Sydney and Singapore.

 

Research Activities: 

Bee's main research area is in construction management and economics. With the focus on competition in the construction industry, she has been active in applying (i) statistical techniques to model contractors’ bidding behaviour, and (ii) experimental designs to examine contractors’ bidding behaviour via active manipulation of bidding variables. Her research interests include:

  • Construction contract bidding
  • Experimental research in construction economics
  • Construction procurement strategies
  • Quantitative methods in construction research
  • Women in construction
  • Disaster management in the built environment
Teaching & Supervision: 

Bee is the lecturer for the following courses:

  • BLDG 2013 Construction Estimating 
  • BLDG 1023 Construction Project Management Theory
  • BLDG 4501/4502 Thesis
  • BENV 7020 Research Seminar
  • REST 0018 Research Project
Supervision Area: 
  • Construction contract bidding
  • Experimental research in construction economics
  • Construction procurement strategies
  • Quantitative methods in construction research
  • Women in construction
  • Disaster management in the built environment
Publications:
Book Chapters

Oo BL, 2010, 'Theory Testing in Building Economics Research: An experimental approach', in Valence GD (ed.), Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application, Routledge, London, pp. 154-170, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415397063/

Journal articles

Zhang Q; Oo BL; Lim BTH, 2019, 'Drivers, motivations, and barriers to the implementation of corporate social responsibility practices by construction enterprises: A review', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 210, pp. 563-584, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.050

Lim BTH; Zhang W; Oo BL, 2018, 'Sustainable procurement in Australia: Quantity surveyors' perception on life cycle costing', International Journal of Integrated Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 1-6

Oo BL; Li S; Zhang L, 2018, 'Understanding Female Students' Choice of a Construction Management Undergraduate Degree Program: Case Study at an Australian University', JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, vol. 144, 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000365

Oo B; Sunindijo R; Lestari F, 2018, 'Users’ Long-Term Satisfaction with Post-Disaster Permanent Housing Programs: A Conceptual Model', International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, vol. 9

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2017, 'Critical attributes for proactive engagement of stakeholders in disaster risk management', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 21, pp. 35-43, 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.10.017

Oo BL, 2017, 'Release of Construction Clients' Pre-Tender Cost Estimates: An Experimental Study', CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND BUILDING, vol. 17, pp. 37-47, 10.5130/AJCEB.v17i4.5793

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2017, 'The impact of stakeholder attributes on performance of disaster recovery projects: The case of transport infrastructure', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 35, pp. 841-852, 10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.02.006

Lim BTH; Wang Z; Oo BL, 2016, 'Change management for sustainable competitive advantages: the roles of organisational culture and employees in the Chinese construction firms', International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, vol. 7, pp. 230-236, 10.1080/2093761X.2017.1302842

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo BL, 2016, 'Coastal buildings and infrastructure flood risk analysis using multi-attribute decision-making', Journal of Flood Risk Management, vol. 9, pp. 87-96, 10.1111/jfr3.12120

Oo BL; Lim BTH, 2016, 'Game-based learning in construction management courses: A case of bidding game', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 23, pp. 4-19, 10.1108/ECAM-02-2015-0029

Oo BL, 2016, 'On the external validity of construction bidding experiment', Construction Economics and Building, vol. 16, pp. 64-75, 10.5130/AJCEB.v16i1.4818

Oo BL; Ling FYY; Soo A, 2015, 'Construction procurement: Modelling bidders’ learning in recurrent bidding', Construction Economics and Building, vol. 15, pp. 16-29, 10.5130/AJCEB.v15i4.4653

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo B-L, 2014, 'Development of an Index to Measure Stakeholder Approaches toward Disasters in the Built Environment', 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE, INCORPORATING THE 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ANDROID DISASTER RESILIENCE NETWORK, vol. 18, pp. 95-102, 10.1016/S2212-5671(14)00918-6

Oo BL; Ling FYY; Soo A, 2014, 'Information feedback and bidders' competitiveness in construction bidding', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 21, pp. 571-585, 10.1108/ECAM-04-2013-0037

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo BL, 2014, 'Stakeholders’ approaches to disaster risk reduction in built environment', Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 23, pp. 356-369, 10.1108/DPM-11-2013-0209

Oo BL; Mojtahedi SMH, 2014, 'Stakeholders’ approaches to disaster risk reduction in built environment', Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 23, pp. 356-369

Soo A; Oo BL, 2014, 'The effect of construction demand on contract auctions: An experiment', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 21, pp. 276-290, 10.1108/ECAM-01-2013-0010

Oo BL; Lo HP; Lim BTH, 2012, 'The effect of bidding success in construction bidding', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 19, pp. 25-39, 10.1108/09699981211192553

Oo BL; Lim BTH, 2011, 'A review of Singapore contractors' attitudes to environmental sustainability', Architectural Science Review, vol. 54, pp. 335-343, 10.1080/00038628.2011.613645

Oo BL; Abdul-Aziz AR; Lim YM, 2011, 'Information feedback and learning in construction bidding', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 11, pp. 33-44

Oo BL; Drew DS; Runeson G, 2010, 'Competitor analysis in construction bidding', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 28, pp. 1321-1329, 10.1080/01446193.2010.520721

Oo BL; Drew DS; Lo HP, 2010, 'Modeling the heterogeneity in contractors' mark-up behavior', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 136, pp. 720-729, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000186

Oo BL; Soo A, 2010, 'The effect of information feedback in construction bidding', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, pp. 65-75

Lim BTH; Oo BL; Ling F, 2010, 'The survival strategies of Singapore contractors in prolonged recession', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 17, pp. 387-403, 10.1108/09699981011056583

Oo BL; Drew DS; Lo HP, 2008, 'A comparison of contractors' decision to bid behaviour according to different market environments', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 26, pp. 439-447, 10.1016/j.ijproman.2007.06.001

Oo BL, 2008, 'Comparing Contractors' Decision to Bid in Different Market Environments', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 8, pp. 1-10, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB/issue/view/253

Oo BL; Drew DS; Lo HP, 2008, 'Heterogeneous approach to modeling contractors' decision-to-bid strategies', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 134, pp. 766-775, 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2008)134:10(766)

Oo BL; Drew D; Lo HP, 2007, 'Applying an experimental approach to comparing contractors' bidding behaviour in different competitive environments', CME 2007 Conference - Construction Management and Economics: 'Past, Present and Future', pp. 1083-1092

Oo BL; Drew DS; Lo HP, 2007, 'Applying a random coefficients logistic model to contractors' decision to bid', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 25, pp. 387-398, 10.1080/01446190600922552

Oo BL; Drew D; Lo HP, 2007, 'Modelling contractors' mark-up behaviour in different construction markets', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 14, pp. 447-462, 10.1108/09699980710780755

Conference Papers

., 2018, 'Drivers, Motivations and Barriers for Being a Socially Responsible Firm in Construction: a Critical Review', in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering, SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, presented at International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering, 16 - 17 June 2018, 10.5220/0007563205680575

Oo BL; Widjaja EC, 2018, 'Female student enrolments in construction management programs', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2016, pp. 789-798, 10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_71

., 2018, 'Practices and Factors Influencing Construction Enterprises’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Implementation: a Conceptual Framework', in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering, SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, presented at International Workshop on Environmental Management, Science and Engineering, 16 - 17 June 2018, 10.5220/0007563305760583

Oo BL; Yan Y, 2018, 'Procurement of construction services: A case study on bidding competition in Singapore public sector contracts', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 10.1088/1755-1315/140/1/012113

Oo BL; Sunindijo R; Lestari F, 2018, 'Users' long-term satisfaction with post-disaster permanent housing: A case study of 2010 Merapi Eruption, Indonesia', in MATEC Web of Conferences, 10.1051/matecconf/201819202066

Mojtahedi; Oo BL; Mengdi Sun, 2017, 'An evidence-based interpersonal competency assessment framework (I-CAF) for construction', in AUBEA Conference Proceedings, RMIT University Australia, Melbourne, pp. 275-283, presented at The 41st Australiasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Melbourne, 03 - 05 July 2017

Lim BH; Wang Z; Oo B, 2016, 'Change Management for Sustainable Competitive Advantages', in Shin S; Lee H; Hee G (eds.), Proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment SBE16 Seoul, Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 324-329, presented at Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, 11 - 14 December 2016

Oo BL; Soo A, 2016, 'Comparison of Different Search Engines with Emphasis on Construction Management Literature Search in Post Disaster Reconstruction Procurement', in Shin S; Lee H; Hee G (eds.), Proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment SBE16 Seoul, Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 305-311, presented at Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, 11 - 14 December 2016

Soo A; Oo BL, 2016, 'Post Disaster Reconstruction Procurement Research: A Classification Framework', in Shin S; Lee H; Hee G (eds.), Proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment SBE16 Seoul, Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 342-348, presented at Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, 11 - 14 December 2016

Lim BH; Oo B, 2016, 'Psychological Expectations and Needs of Students for Academic Libraries: Implications for Building Professionals', in Shin S; Lee H; Hee G (eds.), Proceeding of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment SBE16 Seoul, Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 194-198, presented at Actions for the Built Environment of Post Carbon era Complying with COP21, Seoul, South Korea, 11 - 14 December 2016

Oo B; Lim BH, 2015, 'Game-Based Learning in Construction Management Courses', in Game-Based Learning in Construction Management Courses, RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, presented at RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015

Lim BTH; Oo BL, 2015, 'Scenario-based Learning: Experiences from Construction Management Courses', in Koo B; Jung Y; Kang LS (eds.), Global Collaboration for Asia's Construction Challenges, The 6th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Busan, Korea, presented at The 6th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Busan, Korea, 11 - 14 October 2015, http://www.iccepm2015.org/program/index.html?sgubun=4&event=1

Mojtahedi MS; Oo B, 2014, 'Flood Disaster Risk Management in NSW Transport Infrastructure: Councils’ Approaches', in Flood Disaster Risk Management in NSW Transport Infrastructure: Councils’ Approaches, 54th Floodplain Management Association Conference, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, presented at 54th Floodplain Management Association Conference, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, 17 - 20 May 2014, http://www.floodplainconference.com/papers2014.php

Soo A; Oo BL, 2013, 'The Effect of Construction Demand on Bidders’ Mark-up Decision', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the CIB World Congress 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, presented at CIB World Congress 2013, Brisbane, 05 - 09 May 2013, http://www.conference.net.au/cibwbc13/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_207.pdf

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2013, 'Theoretical Framework for Stakeholders’ Disaster Response Index in the Built Environment', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the CIB World Congress 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, presented at CIB World Congress 2013, Brisbane, 05 - 09 May 2013, http://www.conference.net.au/cibwbc13/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_169.pdf

Oo BL; Proust G; Lim B, 2012, 'An Empirical Study of Communication Competence of Civil Engineering Graduates – Implication of Engineering Curriculums', in Proceedings of the Joint CIB International Conference: Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Birmingham School of the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, UK., Montreal, pp. 307-317, presented at Proceedings of the Joint CIB International Conference: Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Montreal, 26 - 29 June 2012, http://www.baufachinformation.de/kostenlos.jsp?sid=2683A3C3E63BD1A7C730DADD48F99A71&id=2013031000192&link=http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC25612.pdf

Lim B; Oo BL, 2012, 'Empirical Analysis of Learning Environment within an Academic Library', in Proceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference, The University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, pp. 132-145, presented at 37th AUBEA International Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 04 - 06 July 2012

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2012, 'Flood Risks to Australian Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure: A socio-economic and built environment approach.', in Proceedings f the AUBEA 2012 Conference, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 2012 AUBEA Conference, Sydney, 04 - 06 July 2012

Lim B; Oo BL, 2012, 'Modelling the flexible behaviour of Singapore contractors in a turbulent business environment', in Proceedings of the Joint CIB International Conference: Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Birmingham School of the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, UK., Montreal, pp. 607-621, presented at Proceedings of the Joint CIB International Conference: Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Montreal, 26 - 29 June 2012

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo BL, 2012, 'Possibility of applying lean in postdisaster reconstruction: An evaluation study', in IGLC 2012 - 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction

Mojtahedi MSH; Oo BL, 2012, 'Stakeholders' approaches towards natural disasters in built environment: A theoretical framework', in Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2012 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference, pp. 133-142

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2011, 'Climate Change Disaster Analysis: Socio-economic and built environment approach', in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM 2011): Promoting Transformaion of the Construction Industry, China Architecture & Building Press, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, presented at International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, 18 - 19 November 2011

Soo A; Oo BL, 2011, 'Construction Price Formation: A theoretical framework', in Han S; Davis S; Wang X; Kim J; Carmichael D (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management: ICCEPM-2011, International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management: ICCEPM-2011, Sydney, presented at International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management: ICCEPM-2011, Sydney, 16 - 18 February 2011

Oo BL; Soo A, 2011, 'The Effect of Construction Demand on Contract Auctions: An experiment', in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction and Real Estate management (ICCREM 2011): Promoting Transformation of the Construction Industry, China Architecture & Building Press, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, presented at International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, 18 - 19 November 2011

Oo BL; Soo A, 2010, 'Using Bidding Experiment to Test the Effects of Learning and Information Feedback in Construction Bidding', in Proceedings of the 2010 AUBEA Conference, AUBEA 2010 Conference, University of Melbourne, presented at AUBEA 2010 Conference, University of Melbourne, 14 - 16 July 2010