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Dr Benson Lim

Construction Management and Property

PhD(NUS), B.BCM(UNSW), Dip. BREM(Ngee Ann)

Room: 
3005
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 6144
Research Activities: 

Benson’s main area of research is in Sustainable Business and Workplace Management. He has specificially looked at the flexibility of construction businesses and their survival strategies, and the effect of workplace design on employee productivity and performance.

Teaching & Supervision: 

Benson lectures in Construction Busienss Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Strategic Facilities Management, Total Building Performance, and Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Courses.

Publications:
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

Loosemore M; Lim B; Ilievski M, 2020, 'Depression in Australian Undergraduate Construction Management, Civil Engineering, and Architecture Students: Prevalence, Symptoms, and Support', Journal of Civil Engineering Education, vol. 146, pp. 04020003 - 04020003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ei.2643-9115.0000013

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

Loosemore M; Daniele F; Lim BTH, 2019, 'Integrating ex-offenders into the Australian construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2019.1674449

Loosemore M; Lim BTH; Ling FYY; Zeng HY, 2018, 'A comparison of corporate social responsibility practices in the Singapore, Australia and New Zealand construction industries', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 190, pp. 149 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.157

Loosemore M; Lim BTH, 2018, 'Mapping corporate social responsibility strategies in the construction and engineering industry', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 36, pp. 67 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2017.1326616

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

Loosemore M; Lim BTH, 2017, 'Linking corporate social responsibility and organizational performance in the construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 35, pp. 90 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2016.1242762

Lim BTH; Loosemore M, 2017, 'The effect of inter-organizational justice perceptions on organizational citizenship behaviors in construction projects', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 35, pp. 95 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.10.016

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

Loosemore M; Lim BTH, 2016, 'Intra-organisational injustice in the construction industry', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 23, pp. 428 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-01-2015-0005

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

Loosemore M; Lim B, 2015, 'Inter-organizational unfairness in the construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, vol. 33, pp. 310 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1057193

Lim B; Ling FYY; Ibbs CW; Raphael B; Ofori G, 2012, 'Mathematical models for predicting organizational flexibility of construction firms in Singapore', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management - ASCE, vol. 138, pp. 361 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000439

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

Zhuoyuan W; Lim B; Kamardeen I, 2012, 'Volatility in Construction: Different Dimensions and Types of Changes', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 20, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/scholarly-works/bitstream/handle/2100/1409/Paper%202.pdf?sequence=1

Zhimin W; Han J; Lim B, 2012, 'The Impacts of Housing Affordability on Social and Economic Sustainability in Beijing', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 1, pp. 47 - 55, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/scholarly-works/bitstream/handle/2100/1333/Paper%205.pdf?sequence=3

Lim B; Ling FYY; Ibbs W; Benny R; George O, 2011, 'Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Organizational Flexibility in the Construction Business', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management - ASCE, vol. 137, pp. 225 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000272

Lim B; Ling FYY, 2011, 'Contractors human resource development practices and their effects on employee soft skills', Architectural Science Review, vol. 54, pp. 232 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2011.590056

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

Zou PX; Lim B, 2006, 'An Empirical Study in Subcontractor Selecrion and Long-term Alliance Relationship between Main-contractor and Subcontractor', The International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2006.10773078

Zou PXW; Lim BH, 2006, 'An Empirical Study in Subcontractor Selection and Long-Term Alliance Relationship between Main-Contractor and Subcontractor', International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 13, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15623599.2006.10773078?journalCode=tjcm20#.VdlU4peRY8I

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

Kim S; Lim BTH, 2020, 'Tenants' office leasing motivators toward the tangible and symbolic aspects of office buildings: Between Green and Non-Green Buildings', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/498/1/012104

Wang Z; Lim BTH, 2020, 'Key dimensions of main contractors' service quality in the Chinese construction industry: Voices from subcontractors', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/498/1/012103

Kim S; Lim BTH, 2019, 'Analysing the characteristics of green and non-green buildings: From the real estate perspective', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5117109

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

Kim S; Lim BTH, 2019, 'Do office tenants really pay for the greenness?: Findings from PLS-SEM', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5117112

Lim B; Kim S, 2018, 'Dimensions of Tenants' Office Leasing Behaviours: An Introductory Study', in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing, Kuala Lumpur,, pp. 1 - 7, 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/601/1/012022

Lim B, 2018, 'How fair is construction business in Australia? Perception of Consultant Quantity Surveyors', Kuala Lumpur, presented at International Symposium on Civil and Environmental Engineering 2018, Kuala Lumpur, 03 December 2018 - 04 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/601/1/012029

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

Lim B; Perica A, 2018, 'Employee perception of work stress in a large construction company in Australia', in Hamontree C (ed.), “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”, MATEC Web of Conference, Phuket, Thailand, presented at The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018), Phuket, Thailand, 04 July 2018 - 07 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201819202061

. , 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

Kim S; Lim BTH, 2018, 'How effective is mandatory building energy disclosure program in Australia?', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/140/1/012106

Alkilani S; Kamardeen I; Lim B, 2017, 'External Contingency Factors that Affect Contractors’ Performance in Developing Countries- A Jordanian Case Study', in Ahmed SM; Azhar S; Smith NA; Campbell SC; Robinson-Watts R; Russell L (eds.), Revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry through Leadership, Collaboration and Technology, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2017 - 07 March 2017, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0d72f4_e8d5bd3028264058be27bcdd0da12255.pdf

Alkilani S; Lim BH; Kamardeen I, 2017, 'Measurement Models Evaluation of Performance Measurement and Improvement Framework for Small and Medium Sized Constructors in Developing Countries- A Jordanian Case', in Ahmed SM; Azhar S; Smith NA; Campbell SC; Robinson-Watts R; Russell L (eds.), Revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry through Leadership, Collaboration and Technology, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 March 2017 - 07 March 2017, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0d72f4_e8d5bd3028264058be27bcdd0da12255.pdf

Afzal F; Lim B; Prasad D, 2017, 'An Investigation of Corporate Approaches to Sustainability in the Construction Industry', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 202 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.179

Kim S; Lim BTH; Kim J, 2017, 'Green Features, Symbolic Values and Rental Premium: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 41 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.163

Kim S; Lim BTH; Kim J, 2017, 'Tenants' Decision to or not to Lease Green & Non-green Buildings: A Conceptual Framework', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1551 - 1557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.317

Lim BTH; Loosemore M, 2017, 'How Socially Responsible is Construction Business in Australia and New Zealand?', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 531 - 540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.212

Kim S; Lim B; Kim J, 2016, 'The Effect of Building Sustainability Regulation on the Green Office Building Stock in Australia', 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. 470 - 473, 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

Wang ZY; Lim BTH; Kamardeen I, 2016, 'Service Quality Management for Contractors – Theoretical Lens from Subcontractors and Suppliers', in Singhaputtangkul N (ed.), Radical Innovation in the Built Environment, Central Queensland University, Cairns, Australia, pp. 545 - 559, presented at The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) 2016 Conference, Cairns, Australia, 06 July 2016 - 08 July 2016, https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwjX4rqfhbTRAhUJHJQKHbvrASkQFgglMAM&url=http://aubea.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AUBEA2016-Conference-Proceedings-6-8July

Loosemore M; Lim B, 2016, 'Why Unfair Business Is Bad For Business', in Chan PW; Neilson CJ (ed.), Proceedings of the 32ndAnnual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Manchester, UK, pp. 781 - 790, presented at 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, Manchester, UK, 05 September 2016 - 07 September 2016, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/17dec88693df25c703de3d8a6ce0b1be.pdf

Kim S; Kim J; Lim BTH, 2015, 'Who Occupies the Green Building: a Case of Australia', in Koo B; Jung Y; Kang LS (eds.), Global Collaboration for Asia's Construction Challenges, Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM), Busan, Korea, presented at The 6th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM 2015), Busan, Korea, 11 October 2015 - 14 October 2015, http://www.iccepm2015.org/program/index.html?sgubun=4&event=1

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

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