Symposium Associate Partners


Western Sydney University, Australia

Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research. It is ranked amongst the top three percent of universities in the world, globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact – at a regional, national and international level. It was established as a modern university in 1989 from its predecessors dating back to 1891. The WSU currently have over 40,000 students in a sprawling series of campuses across the Western Sydney region.

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Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Ranked in the top 400 universities world-wide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, the exceptional student experience Liverpool John Moores University offers is founded on high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and dedicated staff throughout the university.

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The University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs. It is a research intensive university and a leading contributor to research in Australia and the world. The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 Australian universities based on research excellence.

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Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) based at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, was established in November 2002. The aims include fostering continuous improvements, while targeting excellence in the construction industry in general and infrastructure development in particular, through the development of innovative strategies and techniques.

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Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM): Journal, published by Emerald Group Publishing

BEPAM provides, a unique one-stop forum that publishes peer-reviewed research and innovative developments in both project management and asset / facilities management of building and civil engineering infrastructure. The journal also targets important interface issues between the planning, design and construction activities on the one hand, and the management of the resulting built assets / facilities on the other. Launched in 2011, BEPAM is well established internationally, e.g., being encouraged by CIB, recognised by the Australian Business Deans Council and indexed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, INSPEC and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Thomas Reuters.

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Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT), Sri Lanka

The CSCT was established in 2008, with the motto ‘Sapientia et Doctrina’, which is Latin for Wisdom and Learning. It strives to create a learning environment to nurture the development of critical thinking skills; support innovation; and develop knowledge and expertise of our students. CSCT faculty have expertise in a broad range of specialties and have developed curriculums in each of the programs that meet the needs of the construction industry.

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