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Awards for Excellence
Awards for Excellence
Derek H.T. WalkerRMIT University, Melbourne, Australia andMartin LoosemoreUniversity of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
are the recipients of the Journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper Flexible problem solving in construction projects on the National Museum of Australia project
which appeared in Team Performance Management, Vol. 9 No. 1/2, 2003
Derek Walker is Professor of Project Management at the School of Business at RMIT University and Program Director for the Doctor of Project Management. Professor Walker holds a PhD (RMIT University), a Masters of Science (Aston University), a Graduate Diploma in Management Systems (Swinburne Institute of Technology) and a Higher National Diploma in Building (University of Glamorgan Wales). He has partnered or been responsible for winning research grants in the millions of dollars. His research interests include: project management; performance measurement; information technologies used in project management; knowledge management and innovation; procurement issues in project management; and multi media and academic gaming for teaching and learning. Prior to becoming an academic and researcher in 1986, Professor Walker worked for over 16 years in direct construction management and project management roles on multi-storey mixed-use construction projects in Melbourne Australia and Toronto Canada and UK.
Martin Loosemore is Professor of Construction Management and Associate Dean at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Builder and leads a consultancy specialising in risk and opportunity management, advising many government and private organisations around the world. In 2002, Martin was a consultant to the Australian Royal Commission into the Building Industry, advising on international workplace reform and productivity. He also lobbied the Australian government, on behalf of major Constractors, in its recent OHS reforms. Martin is currently working with Multiplex Asset Management to develop and implement a new risk and opportunity management system for their facilities worldwide. He is also working with the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee (BOCOG) and the Ministry of Science and Technology in China to develop a risk and opportunity management system for the 2008 Beijing Olympic games facilities. In 2002 he was awarded the Literati Club's Highly Commendation Award for the paper "Customer focussed benchmarking in facilities management. In 2000 he was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineering Management - Outstanding Journal Paper Award for the peer-reviewed paper, "The psychology of accident prevention in the construction industry.