- Associate Professor Adrian Bridge
- Associate Professor in Project Management
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Built Environment
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), MSc (University of Salford), BSc(Hons)
- Professional memberships
construction economics, construction procurement
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
- 2017-21: AUD 2,416,804 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (AUD 406,091 ARC cash; AUD 485,228 Government, Industry and University 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: https://research.qut.edu.au/arcvio/); Project Leader (first-named Chief Investigator); Collaborators: Prof. Martin Skitmore (QUT); Prof. Jill Fanz (QUT); Associate Prof. Peter Verhoeven (QUT); Dr. Vaughan Coffey (QUT); Associate Prof. Riza Yosia Sunindijo (The University of New South Wales); Prof. Colin Duffield (The University of Melbourne); and Associate Prof. Lihai Zhang (The University of Melbourne).
- 2019-20: Funding from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) to write a chapter (with Dr. Dejan Makovšek, ITF, OECD) on the procurement of infrastructure (that features the new procurement decision tool developed in the ARC grant below) in an upcoming NBER book, “Economics of Infrastructure Investment,” edited by Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University, USA and Professor James Poterba, MIT, USA (to be published by Chicago University Press in 2020: https://www.nber.org/books/glae-6).
- 2018-20: Cash and in-kind contributions from Austroads and an Australian state government: To trial the new procurement decision tool (developed in the ARC grant below) on a major Australian road project; Project Leader (first-named and sole Chief Investigator).
- 2016-20: Cash and in-kind contributions from Infrastructure Australia and an Australian state government: To trial the new procurement decision tool on a major Australian health project and produce a user guide for government and industry; Project Leader (first-named and sole Chief Investigator); This tool was developed and empirically tested in the ARC Major Infrastructure Procurement (below). It is also cited by Australia’s Productivity Commission in their final report on public infrastructure in 2014; cited in CIB TG72’s (2016) PPP Roadmap; cited and endorsed as “the way forward” by the International Transport Forum, OECD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMA25jhFaB0&feature=youtu.be); and detailed in Adrian’s 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/.The entire grant is cited 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); Dr. Robert Bianchi (School of Finance, Griffith University); and Dr. Marcus Jefferies (The University of Newcastle).
- 2003: AUD 15,000 cash Queensland state government; Remaining useful life estimation project; Position: Co-investigator; Collaborators: CSIRO.
- 2003: AUD 15,000 cash from Queensland state government; Revaluation project; Position: Co-investigator; Collaborators: CSIRO.
- 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.
- 2016: 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.
- infrastructure delivery
- microeconomics applied to urban development
- quantity surveying and cost engineering
- 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.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.