People

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

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

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, 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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 10.1108/ECAM-02-2015-0029

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

Loosemore M; Lim B, 2015, 'Inter-organizational unfairness in the construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, 10.1080/01446193.2015.1057193

Lim BTH; 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, vol. 138, pp. 361-375, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000439

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

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

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

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

Lim BTH; Ling FYY; Ibbs CW; Raphael B; Ofori G, 2011, 'Empirical analysis of the determinants of organizational flexibility in the construction business', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 137, pp. 225-237, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000272

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

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

Zou PXW; Lim BTH, 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, 10.1080/15623599.2006.10773078

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

Lim THB; Perica A, 2018, 'Employee perception of work stress in a large construction company in Australia', in MATEC Web of Conferences, 10.1051/matecconf/201819202061

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

., 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

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

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 - 07 March 2017

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, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.163

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

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 - 07 March 2017

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, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.317

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

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

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 - 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

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 - 14 December 2016

Loosemore M; Lim B, 2016, 'Why unfair business is bad for business', in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2016, pp. 781-790

Wu YX; Lim BH, 2015, 'Collaboration between Facility Managers and Designers in Project Conceptual Design Phases', in Proceedings RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, presented at RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015, http://www.rics.org/au/knowledge/research/conference-papers/collaboration-between-facility-managers-and-designers-in-project-conceptual-design-phases/

Afzal F; Lim BH, 2015, 'Employees as a Resource to Improve Corporate Sustainability Performance: A review of Australian construction companies’ strategic direction', in Employees as a Resource to Improve Corporate Sustainability Performance: A review of Australian construction companies’ strategic direction, RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, presented at RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015, http://www.rics.org/au/knowledge/research/conference-papers/employees-as-a-resource-to-improve-corporate-sustainability-performance/

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

Loosemore M; Lim BH, 2015, 'How Fair is Business in the Australian Construction Industry?', in How Fair is Business in the Australian Construction Industry?, 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

Afzal F; Lim BH; Prasad D, 2015, 'Strategic Direction of Australian Construction Organisations Towards Sustainability', in Strategic Direction of Australian Construction Organisations Towards Sustainability, RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, presented at RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015

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

Afzal F; Lim TH, 2013, 'Attitudes of Australian Construction Organisations Towards Sustainability Management', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society, Queensland University of Technology, Bisbane, pp. 1-12, presented at CIB World Building Congress, Bisbane, 05 - 09 May 2013, http://www.conference.net.au/cibwbc13/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_208.pdf

Wang ZY; Lim TH; Kamardeen I, 2013, 'Change Management Research in Construction: A Critical Review', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress: Construction and Society, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 1-14, presented at CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, 05 - 09 May 2013, http://www.conference.net.au/cibwbc13/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_217.pdf

Wang Z; Han JH; Lim T, 2013, 'Housing pathways of young middle class in China', in Azriyati WN (ed.), APNHRC 2013 Proceedings, Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference - Global housing dilemmas: the ways forward, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presented at Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference - Global housing dilemmas: the ways forward, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 August - 22 September 2013

Ms Afzal F; Lim B, 2012, 'A Conceptual Framework for Sustainability Management of Construction Organisations', in Proceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference, The University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, pp. 347-354, presented at 37th AUBEA International Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 04 - 06 July 2012

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

Wang Z; Han JH; Lim BTH, 2012, 'Driving forces of housing affordability crisis in Beijing: A retrospective study', in 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2012

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

Zhuoyuan W; Lim B, 2012, 'Managing Changes in Construction: A Conceptual Framework', in 6th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2012), School of Natural and Built Environment, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 879-889, presented at 6th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2012), Adelaide, South Australia, 04 - 05 December 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

Zou PX; Lim T; Lim T, 2005, 'Developing main contractor - sub-contractor long-term relationships:Current practice and strategies', in 3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing engineering, management and technology, 3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing engineering, management and technology, Athens, Greece, presented at 3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing engineering, management and technology, Athens, Greece, 15 - 17 September 2005

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

Kamardeen I; Newton S; Lim B; Loosemore M, (eds.), 2012, '37th AUBEA International Conference', in 37th AUBEA International Conference, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, presented at 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, Australia, 04 - 06 July 2012