Associate Prof. Graham Brewer

Dr. Graham Brewer is Director of CIFAL Newcastle, a United Nations International training agency, and Associate Professor in Construction Management at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia. The characteristics of his research fall broadly into three categories: innovation by individuals, firms and across project teams; efficiency in project delivery, including procurement and supply chain integration, and; sociological influences on the constructed environment, including client, supplier and end user attitudes and behaviours. His research has received multiple awards and has resulted in numerous industry consultancies related to the use of disruptive technologies such as building information modelling. As an educator the quality of Dr Brewer’s teaching has been recognised with multiple nominations and awards, culminating in an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.


PhD Building (University of Newcastle, Australia); MSc Engineering Design of Buildings (University of Paisley, Scotland); Direct Membership CIOB; GradCertPTT (University of Newcastle, Australia); Fellow Australian Institute of Building.

Research Expertise

Post-Disaster Reconstruction; Project governance; Innovation; Attitudes, Behaviours and Organisational Culture; High level ICT/BIM Integration.

Selected Publications

  • Brewer G.J.,& Runeson G, ’Innovation and attitude: Mapping the profile of ICT decision-makers in architectural, engineering and construction firms’, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol 2, pp 599-610 (2009)
  • Brewer, G.J.. & Gajendran, T. (2012) “Attitudes, behaviours and the transmission of cultural traits: impacts on ICT/BIM use in a project team,” The Journal of Construction Innovation, Information Process Management. Vol 12 No 2
  • Brewer, G.J.. & Strahorn, S. (2012) “Trust and the Project Management Body of Knowledge”. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Vol 19 No 3