Bambang Trigunarsyah

Bambang Trigunarsyah
RMIT University | RMIT · School of Property, Construction and Project Management

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
RMIT University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2013 - November 2016
Queensland University of Technology
Position
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Project Management
September 2013 - June 2018
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
March 1998 - March 2002
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Engineering Project Management
August 1994 - October 1996
University of Indonesia
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering (Construction Management)
August 1985 - May 1988
Colorado School of Mines
Field of study
  • Engineering (Civil)

Publications

Publications (180)
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to prioritize the appropriate generic contractor selection criteria for Engineering–Procurement–Construction (EPC) projects in the construction industry. Design/methodology/approach Proceeding from a review of previous studies and validation by a small group of experts, a preliminary set of 16 criteria was fir...
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Purpose Construction worker health and safety is a primary concern for construction companies and researchers. Arabian Gulf region, like Saudi Arabia, has been experiencing extremely hot and humid (EHH) weather, which directly affects construction workers’ health and safety. This study aims to address the problem of EHH weather conditions and their...
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This study examined the relationship and hierarchy among the factors that enable the adoption of off-site construction into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) construction industry. This study used interviews with the industry’s key stakeholders to identify enablers for adopting off-site construction. A questionnaire survey of construction practitio...
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Sustainable construction is a way for the construction industry to achieve sustainable development by considering social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues. Policies for implementing sustainable construction in infrastructure delivery are still not clearly understood, resulting in challenging implementation by planners and contractors. T...
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The construction sector in Saudi Arabia is the largest and fastest-growing market in the Gulf region. However, there are considerable quality service gaps that affect the overall performance of the construction projects. Achieving a high quality for construction projects is strongly associated with managing interrelated organisational processes and...
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Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in power demand in Saudi Arabia. This has been due to various factors, including population increase, economic development, advancements in living standards, severe weather conditions, industrial growth, energy use policies, energy source diversification and low pricing energy regimes. It is n...
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The real-time video detection model is yet a challenging, especially in detecting construction site workers and their PPE (helmet and safety gear) and postures, since the construction site environment consists multiple complications such as different illumination levels, shadows, complex activities, a wide range of personal protective equipment (PP...
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Purpose – Hot and humid climates (HHCs) are potential environmental hazards that directly affect construction workers’ health and safety (HS) and negatively impact workers’ productivity. Extensive research efforts have addressed the effects of HHCs. However, these efforts have been inconsistent in their approach to selecting factors influencing wor...
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Since the late 1990s, the construction industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lagged behind the rest of the world in actual levels of productivity and productivity growth. This is despite the KSA Government’s tremendous support for the construction industry and the expectation that, in the coming decades, the KSA construction industry wi...
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Due to Melbourne's ongoing growth, there is continuous pressure on its transportation infrastructure. Further, to maintain its position as one of the most livable cities in the world, Melbourne needs to always look at ways to optimize technology and lifestyle while being conscious of its effects on the environment in order to encourage a sustainabl...
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The real-time video detection model is yet a challenging, especially in detecting construction site workers and their PPE (helmet and safety gear) and postures, since the construction site environment consists multiple complications such as different illumination levels, shadows, complex activities, a wide range of personal protective equipment (PP...
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Project financing has been implemented globally in infrastructure financing for at least half a century. In Indonesia, where the adoption of project financing is gaining momentum, there is a concurrent need for innovation in project financing schemes in order to accelerate infrastructure development. One area of recent innovation is the use of Isla...
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The construction industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has experienced a significant increase in new projects in recent decades. With the economy slowing down for the past couple of years, there are still significant needs in infrastructure and housing projects. Fulfilling those needs will be difficult if the construction industry still use...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper shows the effect of hot and humid weather conditions (HHWCs) on workers that has resulted in considerable loss in the construction industry, especially during the hottest periods due to decline in worker productivity (WP). Until the last few decades, there is very limited research on construction WP in HHWCs. Never...
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Research on Islamic project financing in infrastructure conducted predominantly in Islamic countries and developed countries showed its many benefits. This particular research focuses on Indonesia. As a developing country with a majority of Muslim population, it is reasonable to expect that Islamic project financing may also be a suitable option fo...
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The influence of active client involvement towards project construction success is gaining recognition in the last few decades. The growing concern on the client involvement has drifted the perception towards client away from the passive role into contributor of project success. During client involvement in the construction project, a representativ...
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The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industry and construction worker's health and safety in hot and humid weather conditions become a topic of a great interest for researchers and practitioners. Various physiological monitoring sensors have been employed to measure the physiological impacts of such weather conditions. However, th...
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Many reasons have led construction organizations to venture into international projects in the past years. Despite offering opportunities for business expansion, risks from foreign exchange (FOREX) fluctuations are some of the challenges that need addressing. These fluctuations have affected the construction business at company level and project le...
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Harsh Weather Conditions (HWC) are environmental hazards that directly affect construction worker's health and safety, with a corresponding negative impact on their productivity. Climate predictions predict worsening scenarios of hot and humid weather conditions extending into regions not previously subject to HWC. The predictions pose a significan...
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Consultant Selection is one of a classical problem in Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM). Most of the literature in Operation Research only concentrates on model building rather than developing an inclusive analytic tool that extends to a Decision Support System (DSS). In this paper, we deploy a case study approach to understand the user require...
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Schedule delay in building construction projects is considered as one of the main reasons for project failure in developing countries. Likewise, privately funded building construction projects in Bangladesh have been suffering due to schedule delays. This study investigated the main causes of delay in privately funded large building projects in Ban...
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Schedule delay in building construction projects is considered as one of the main reasons for project failure in developing countries. Likewise, privately funded building construction projects in Bangladesh have been suffering due to schedule delays. This study investigated the main causes of delay in privately funded large building projects in Ban...
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This paper addresses the application of physiological status monitoring (PSM) for assessing the impact of harsh weather conditions on sports activities in universities in Saudi Arabia. Real sports measurement was conducted during sports activities such that the physiological status (HR and BR) of five students were continuously monitored by using Z...
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The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industry and construction worker’s health and safety in hot and humid weather conditions become a topic of a great interest for researchers and practitioners. Various physiological monitoring sensors have been employed to measure the physiological impacts of such weather conditions. However, th...
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Harsh Weather Conditions (HWC) are environmental hazards that directly affect construction worker’s health and safety, with a corresponding negative impact on their productivity. Climate predictions predict worsening scenarios of hot and humid weather conditions extending into regions not previously subject to HWC. The predictions pose a significan...
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Harsh Weather Conditions (HWC) are environmental hazards that directly affect construction worker’s health and safety, with a corresponding negative impact on their productivity. Climate predictions predict worsening scenarios of hot and humid weather conditions extending into regions not previously subject to HWC. The predictions pose a significan...
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Rapidly expanding population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a massive impact to put pressure on the shortage of housing and existing infrastructure. With average population growth rate of 1,9% yearly, the population in Saudi Arabia is projected to increase from 31 million in 2015 to 37 million in 2025. According to the housing ministry, Saudi A...
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Recently, there has been an increase in the use of geographic information systems (GISs) for various purposes, which indicates the significance of this technology. This paper intends to examine the emergence of two technologies, particularly web and GIS, as a maintenance reporting tool. It is important that all buildings and public utilities at the...
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Purpose Lack of client involvement in construction of public projects has been identified as the main cause of many operational problems. Organizational culture (OC) plays a major role in guiding and shaping behavior of organizations, which could lead to the lack of client involvement. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of OC...
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Over the past three decades, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has witnessed a significant increase in new building projects and construction industry activity. The KSA construction industry is expected to continue developing and growing at a significant rate in the coming decades. However, several serious issues currently face the construction ind...
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Construction delay is one of the basic constrains to achieve the project objectives in developing countries. This study aims to find the causes and effects of construction delays in developing countries. A thorough literature review has been done following the content analysis method. The relevant literature of 28 developing countries was collected...
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Construction delay is one of the basic constrains to achieve the project objectives in developing countries. This study aims to find the causes and effects of construction delays in developing countries. A thorough literature review has been done following the content analysis method. The relevant literature of 28 developing countries was collected...
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The study aims to develop a framework for community participation that can inform a participatory approach more effectively when planning and developing post-disaster reconstruction projects. It focused on post-disaster housing reconstruction projects in Afghanistan. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore and explain the impact of the...
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When a community already torn by a prolonged war is subsequently subjected to being hit by a natural disaster, the combined impact of such disasters can be extremely devastating. Affected communities often face enormous challenges during the long-term reconstruction, mainly due to the lack of a viable community involvement process. In post-war sett...
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Interface management is one of the major keys for a successful construction project. During the project, many interface problems may arise, and their severities may vary and affect the overall project performance. This research was conducted to identify the causes of design–construction interface problems in large building construction projects in...
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The construction sector in Saudi Arabia is the largest and fastest growing market in the Gulf region. This strong economic position has encouraged the Saudi Government to take the opportunity to implement spending and launch many construction projects. However, a United Nations Development Programme Report indicated that Saudi Arabia was not progre...
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Value engineering (VE) is a technique for reducing costs while keeping the required function, and improves performance and quality. It can be applied in many areas. In construction projects, VE is typically carried out for the project itself, but not for mobilisation and temporary facilities. For large and remote construction projects, the cost of...
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Purpose - The review of literature found that there is a significant correlation between a construction company’s organisational culture and the company quality performance. The paper therefore aims to assess the organisational culture profiles of Indonesian construction companies, and to examine the influence of the companies’ organisational cultu...
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Construction delay is a common problem worldwide, which is considered as one of the main reasons for project failure. Bangladesh construction industry is no exception. This study investigated the main causes of delay in large building construction projects in Bangladesh. A questionnaire survey was conducted to determine the causes of delay from own...
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Lack of client involvement in construction of public projects has been identified as the main cause of many operational problems. Clients need to perform their roles and responsibilities effectively and efficiently at the right time and through the use of correct methods in order to have the optimum involvement required during all the construction...
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Construction projects are high-risk activities. When undertaking such projects in an international setting, it can be complicated by foreign exchange (FOREX) fluctuation risk. This affects the construction business performance in various ways, namely its progress due to delays, which in turn create further problems, specifically cost overruns as a...
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When a community already torn by a prolonged war is subsequently subjected to being hit by a natural disaster, the combined impact of such disasters can be extremely devastating. Affected communities often face enormous challenges during the long-term reconstruction, mainly due to the lack of a viable community involvement process. In post-war sett...
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During post-disaster recovery, an infrastructure system may be subject to a number of disturbances originating from several other interdependent infrastructures. These disturbances might result in a series of system failures, thereby having immediate impact on societal living conditions. The inability to detect signs of disturbance from one infrast...
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Road infrastructure projects in Indonesia are currently delivered using a design–bid–build approach, where the design and construction are contracted separately. Although the approach is deemed fairer to contractors, it may not be able to create value for the infrastructure owner. The lengthy procurement periods often result in less desirable outco...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation of quality management systems (QMSs) of Grade 7 (G-7) Indonesian construction companies. This includes the initial motives that have driven the development of QMSs, barriers to effective QMS implementation, the current practice and integration of QMS-ISO 9001 principles and elemen...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the current level of stakeholder involvement during the project's planning process. Stakeholders often provide the needed resources and have the ability to control the interaction and resource flows in the network. They also ultimately have strong impact on an organisation's survival, and therefore appropriat...
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The importance of developing effective disaster management strategies has significantly grown as the world continues to be confronted with unprecedented disastrous events. Factors such as climate instability, recent urbanization along with rapid population growth in many cities around the world have unwittingly exacerbated the risks of potential di...
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PurposeThis chapter discusses the opportunity of Islamic project financing implementation for public infrastructure development in Indonesia. Design/Methodology/ApproachThis chapter, firstly, reviewed existing literature on Islamic finance to explore the applicability of Islamic financing in infrastructure development. Interviews were conducted as...
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Rapid urbanization in developing countries is putting stress on current infrastructure, which is resulting in the rapid consumption of natural resources to cope with the increasing demand of the population. Saudi Arabia is one of the developing countries facing rapid urbanization where its infrastructure is facing a huge demand by the increasing ur...
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This research used a multiple-case study approach to empirically investigate the complex relationship between factors influencing inter-project knowledge sharing—trustworthiness, organizational culture, and knowledge-sharing mechanisms. Adopting a competing values framework, we found evidence of patterns existing between the type of culture, on the...
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The housing construction industry in Saudi Arabia has been booming rapidly in the past two decades. This boom has faced multiple downfalls in relation to government regulations and building codes, one of which is the application of sustainable methods to the housing construction. This paper sheds some light on the current role of the Saudi governme...
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Construction projects are a high risk business activity. When undertaking projects in an international context, it is further complicated by the risk of fluctuations in the foreign exchange rates (FOREX). Construction business performance is affected by these fluctuations. They affect progress and cause delays, which in turn create problems for sub...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to attempt to bridge the gap between sustainable housing and the use of smart technologies to improve the level of sustainability in the housing construction in Saudi Arabia, by discussing the barriers and enablers concerned with applying sustainability to housing construction in Saudi Arabia, which utilises s...
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A considerable amount of research has confirmed the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge sharing behaviours. However, less research has been conducted on the impact of project sub-cultures in relation to the sharing of knowledge between projects, particularly in project based organizations (PBOs). The unique structures and cont...
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As the adoption of project financing is gaining momentum, there is a concurrent need of innovation in project financing scheme in order to accelerate infrastructure assets provision in Indonesia. As the largest Muslim population in the world, sharia-compliant financing offers tremendous potential as a source for infrastructure financing for Indones...
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Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Abstract Post–disaster reconstruction projects are often considered ineffectual or unproductive because on many occasions in the past t...
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The cities of Saudi Arabia have perhaps the largest growth rates of cities in the Middle East, such that it has become a cause in shortage of housing for mid and low-income families, as is the case in other developing countries. Even when housing is found, it is not sustainable nor is it providing the cultural needs of those families. The aim of th...
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The advanced programmatic risk analysis and management model (APRAM) is one of the recently developed methods that can be used for risk analysis and management purposes considering schedule, cost, and quality risks simultaneously. However, this model considers those failure risks that occur only over the design and construction phases of a project’...
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Improvements in early warning systems against rain-induced landslide such as prediction modelling using rainfall records, is urgently needed in vulnerable regions. The existing warning systems have been applied using stability chart development and real-time displacement meas-urement on slope surfaces. However, there are still some drawbacks such a...
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When a community already torn by an event such as a prolonged war, is then hit by a natural disaster, the negative impact of this subsequent disaster in the longer term can be extremely devastating. Natural disasters further damage already destabilised and demoralised communities, making it much harder for them to be resilient and recover. Communit...
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month's issue of The CIP Report focuses on Infra-structure Recovery. Seen time and again, both natural and manmade disasters have lasting impacts on critical infrastructure. The recovery process requires coordina-tion across governments, private, and nonprofit sectors. In our first article, the United States Geological Survey provides an overview o...
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Disasters, particularly those triggered by nature are often followed by a swift humanitarian relief response to address the resultant emergencies. These efforts are then transitioned through the medium recovery stage, eventually aimed at providing a long term post-disaster reconstruction solution. Emergency humanitarian relief focuses on responding...
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Current literature has established that organisational culture influences knowledge management efforts; however, it is only recently that research on project management has focused its interest on organisational culture in the context of knowledge sharing and some preliminary studies have been conducted. In response, this paper adds a significant c...
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All civil and private aircraft are required to comply with the airworthiness standards set by their national airworthiness authority and throughout their operational life must be in a condition of safe operation. Aviation accident data shows that over twenty percent of all fatal accidents in aviation are due to airworthiness issues, specifically ai...
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is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for pub-lication in the following source: Saghatforoush, Ehsan, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Too, Eric G. (2012) As-sessment of operability and maintainability success factors in provision of extended constructability principles. In Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing proces...