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Dr Adrian Bridge

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management

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Name
Dr Adrian Bridge
Position(s)
Associate Professor in Project Management
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
Discipline *
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Phone
+61 7 3138 1543
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), MSc (University of Salford), BSc(Hons)

Professional memberships
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Keywords

construction economics, construction procurement

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad areas of research

  • Infrastructure procurement (including Public-Private Partnerships, or PPPs/P3s)
  • Transaction costs and Transaction Cost Economics
  • Capabilities perspective (including Resource-Based Theory)
  • Governance (including Commons Theory)
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Eclectic Paradigm (including market selection and entry mode to new overseas locations)
  • Real Options Theory
  • Relationship between infrastructure procurement and finance

Grants

  • 2017-20: AUD 2,356,713 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (AUD 391,000 ARC cash; AUD  440,228 Government and Industry cash; and AUD 1,525,485 in-kind from 18 partners including Infrastructure Australia, 4 state treasury and finance departments; 6 mainland state and territory education departments; and 7 leading private sector organisations); “Innovative procurement theories to optimise education per cost of school (ARC Value in Operations)”; Project Leader (first-named Chief Investigator); Collaborators: Prof. Martin Skitmore (QUT); Prof. Jill Fanz (QUT); Associate Prof. Hilary Hughes (QUT); Associate Prof. Peter Verhoeven (QUT); Prof. Colin Duffield (The University of Melbourne); Dr Lihai Zhang (The University of Melbourne); Prof. Martin Loosemore (The University of New South Wales); and Associate Prof. Sidney Newton (The University of New South Wales).
  • 2016-18: Cash and in-kind contributions from Infrastructure Australia and an Australian state government to live trial the new PPP Decision Model and produce guide for government users; Project Leader (first-named Chief Investigator); This model was developed and tested in the ARC Major Infrastructure Procurement included cited/endorsed by Australia’s Productivity Commission in their final report on public infrastructure in 2014 (next item below); cited in CIB TG72’s (2016) PPP Roadmap; and publications with Dr Pauline Teo.
  • 2009-13: AUD 1,798,680 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (AUD 313,680 ARC cash; AUD 255,000 Industry cash; and AUD 1,230,000 in-kind from 15 partners including all five Australian mainland state treasury departments and leading private sector organisations); Reforming the procurement of construction and financing of Australian Infrastructure: Advancing capacity, completion and investment (ARC Major Infrastructure Procurement); Final Report available at: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/76520/ and citation/endorsed by Australia’s Productivity Commission in their final report on public infrastructure in 2014, Page 461, Vol. 2 available at: http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/infrastructure/report; Project Leader (first-named Chief Investigator); Collaborators: Prof. Martin Skitmore (QUT); Jason Gray (QUT); Prof. Steve Rowlinson (The University of Hong Kong), Prof. Ed Roca (School of Finance, Griffith University); Associate Prof. Robert Bianchi (School of Finance, Griffith University); and Dr Marcus Jefferies (The University of Newcastle).
  • 2003:AUD 15,000 cash Queensland Government; Remaining useful life estimation project; Position: Co-investigator; Collaborators: CSIRO.
  • 2003:AUD 15,000 cash Queensland Government; Revaluation project; Position: Co-investigator; Collaborators: CSIRO.

Research Awards

  • 2012: The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors: Infinite Value Awards nominee (for MBM Research Award).
  • 2012: Queensland University of Technology: Vice-Chancellor Awards nominee (for research and industry engagement).
  • 2008: Queensland University of Technology: University Outstanding Thesis Award nominee.

Teaching Awards

  • 2017: Vice Chancellor’s performance Award (for leadership in learning and teaching).
  • 2016: Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT): Identified as amongst QUT’s best teachers and invited to express an interest to qualify for QUT’s nominees to AAUT.
  • 2015: Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT): Identified as amongst QUT’s best teachers and invited to express an interest to qualify for QUT’s nominees to AAUT.
  • 2011: Queensland University of Technology: Higher Degree Research Supervisor of the Year nominee.
  • 2000: The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Excellence in Quantity Surveying Teaching and Education.

Web links

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Teaching

Teaching areas

  • procurement
  • infrastructure delivery
  • microeconomics applied to urban development
  • quantity surveying and cost engineering
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Experience

Career history

  • 2014 to date: Associate Professor – QUT
  • 2007 – 2013: Senior Lecturer – QUT
  • 1997 – 2006: Lecturer – QUT
  • 1993 – 1996: Lecturer – University of Northampton
  • 1995: Senior Contracts Administrator - Johnston International Ltd, Cayman Islands
  • 1991 – 1992: Senior Project Manager – Rose Project Services, Cheltenham, UK
  • 1989 – 1991: Senior Quantity Surveyor – Nigel Rose and Partners, London
  • 1988 – 1989: Quantity Surveyor – RM Douglas Construction Ltd, London
  • 1986 – 1987: Cadet Quantity Surveyor – RM Douglas Construction Ltd, London.
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Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.