Tag: Project management



Planning & Design

Raising funds for new campus buildings – implications for the masterplan

Using philanthropic investment to finance all or part of a new campus building is an approach that has long been used in the USA, the UK, and in Australian private schools. With the recent government freeze on commonwealth supported places (CSP), campus buildings are expected to appear more often on the fundraising agenda of Australian…

6 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic



Planning & Design

Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by Test1 Test1


Managing and mitigating risk during the delivery phase of a PPP

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in the use of Public Private Partnerships. With the promise of budget certainty, project efficiency and appropriate risk transfer, Governments are increasingly reaching out to the Private sector for social and economic infrastructure projects. But alongside the numerous benefits, there are equivalent measures of risk…

29 Sep 2016, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Fabrizio Perilli

Fabrizio Perilli is the Chief Executive Officer, Development and Construction for the Toga Group, responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the division.  He has over twenty years of experience in project management and has been responsible for a number of major developments across Australia and overseas with a value in excess of $5billion. Fabrizio will…

30 Apr 2014, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

What’s next for lean production?

The lean production system has been popular in engineering and manufacturing plants across the world for more than 50 years. Lean approaches eliminate any processes that are deemed wasteful. In other words, resources used in anything but creating value for the end customer are targets for removal. According to McKinsey & Company, lean production continues…

20 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Working in multidisciplinary teams on rail projects

The successful delivery of a railway engineering project often requires professionals from a number of disciplines to work alongside each other. Safety and system assurance; signalling, control and protection; civil and structural engineering; commissioning; and operations requirements are just a few of the job titles that are likely to be involved in a rail project.…

9 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Leadership & Communication

Managing stakeholder relationships and expectations

A vital part of running a successful project is to develop and maintain good relationships with those who will be affected by its outcomes. However, identifying stakeholders and managing their expectations takes effective leadership skills, excellent communication and an understanding of what drives the individuals involved with the project. Good stakeholder management not only ensures…

23 Dec 2013, by Test1 Test1


Close-Up: Chandana Unnithan

In the last 5 years, influenced by the pervasive power of technology and other mandates, Australian hospitals began exploring digital forms of keeping medical records. These efforts required process flow redesign and changes to existing modes of work in hospitals. Chandana Unnithan is a Faculty member of Business and Law - School of Information and Business…

22 Oct 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Australian mining projects lose value

Project management skills in the mining engineering sector may become more important as resources businesses look to glean extra value from initiatives. The total value of resources projects across Australia dropped in the three months to June 2013, a new report has revealed. Deloitte's quarterly Investment Monitor showed the sector experienced a fall for the…

9 Aug 2013, by Test1 Test1