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

Oo BL; Liu X; Lim BTH, 2020, 'The experiences of tradeswomen in the Australian construction industry', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1717106

Zhang Q; Oo BL; Lim BTH, 2020, 'Corporate social responsibility practices by leading construction firms in China: a case study', International Journal of Construction Management, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1717107

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.050

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.1.782

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, http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/2617

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.10.017

Mojtahedi MS; Oo B, 2017, 'The impact of stakeholder attributes on performance of disaster recovery projects: The case of transport infrastructure', Inernational Journal of Project Management, vol. 35, pp. 841 - 852, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.02.006

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2093761X.2017.1302842

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v16i1.4818

Mojtahedi M; 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12120

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

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2014, 'Development of an Index to Measure Stakeholder Approaches toward Disasters in the Built Environment', Procedia Economics and Finance, vol. 18, pp. 95 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2212-5671(14)00918-6

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2014, 'Stakeholders’ Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction in Built Environment', Disaster Prevention and Management: an international journal, vol. 23, pp. 356 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-04-2013-0037

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-01-2013-0010

Oo BL; Lo H; Lim B, 2012, 'The effect of bidding success in construction bidding', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 19, pp. 25 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09699981211192553

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ajceb.v11i3.2173

Lim B, 2011, 'A review of Singapore contractors' attitudes to environmental sustainability', Architectural Science Review, vol. 54, pp. 335 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2011.613645

Oo BL; Drew DS; Runeson G, 2010, 'Competitor analysis in construction bidding', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 28, pp. 1321 - 1329, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/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 B; Oo BL; Ling FYY, 2010, 'The survival strategies of Singapore contractors in prolonged recession', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 17, pp. 387 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09699981011056583

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2008)134:10(766)

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, http://dx.doi.org/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 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 D; Lo HP, 2007, 'Modelling contractors' mark-up behaviour in different construction markets', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 14, pp. 447 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09699980710780755

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446190600922552

Conference Papers

Oo BL; Lim THB, 2020, 'Women's Accessibility to Properly Fitting Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment in the Australian Construction Industry', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/498/1/012096

Lim BTH; Liu AZJ; Oo BL, 2019, 'Awareness and practices of sustainable construction in Australia: Consultant quantity surveyors' perception', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5117120

Oo B, 2018, 'Post-disaster permanent housing: user participation and long-term satisfaction', in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 601, conference 1, Kuala Lumpur, presented at ISCEE 2018 The 2nd International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, 03 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/601/1/012019

Oo B; Lim B, 2018, 'Early career women in construction: Career choice and barriers', in Postgraduate Symposium in Civil and Environmental Engineering 2019 (PSCEE 2019), IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, presented at International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2018, Kuala Lumpur, 03 December 2018 - 04 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/601/1/012021

Oo B; sunindijo ; 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, EDP Sciences, Phuket, presented at The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”, Phuket, 04 July 2018 - 07 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201819202066

. , 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 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0007563305760583

. , 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 June 2018 - 17 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0007563205680575

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/140/1/012113

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 July 2017 - 05 July 2017

Oo BL; Widjaja EC, 2016, 'Female Student Enrolments in Construction Management Programs', in Chau K; Lu W ; Chan I; Webster C (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Hong Kong, pp. 789 - 798, presented at 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hong Kong, 14 December 2016 - 17 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_71

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 December 2016 - 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 December 2016 - 14 December 2016

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 December 2016 - 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 December 2016 - 14 December 2016

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 October 2015 - 14 October 2015, http://www.iccepm2015.org/program/index.html?sgubun=4&event=1

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 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

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 May 2014 - 20 May 2014, http://www.floodplainconference.com/papers2014.php

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