Associate Professor Riza Yosia Sunindijo
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Riza Yosia Sunindijo

PhD (UNSW), MEng (Asian Institute of Technology), MEng (Petra Christian University), BEng (Petra Christian University), Member of Australian Institute of Building (MAIB), Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Riza Yosia Sunindijo is an Associate Professor in UNSW Built Environment. Previously he worked as a project engineer, project manager, and sustainability champion in multi-national construction and project management organisations. He joined UNSW in 2009 as a sessional staff before becoming a full-time academic in 2013.

He is drawn to construction due to the dynamic nature of the discipline where various stakeholders collaborate to achieve common project objectives. He also appreciates the contributions of the discipline to develop a nation and provide critical infrastructure that enhances the wellbeing of people.

He is particularly passionate in the areas of health and safety, and human resource management within the discipline, where he has focussed his research efforts for a number of years. He is also interested in research in disaster management and construction management in the context of Indonesia. His papers are published in international journals and conferences. He has also received recognition and awards for his teaching and research performance. 

Phone
290657172
Location
Red Centre West Wing Room 3008
  • Books | 2015
    Zou PXW; Sunindijo RY, 2015, Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118839362
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ashraf H; Ali A; Sunindijo RY; Maqsoom A; Memon SA; Hassan MU, 2022, 'Workers' relational identification with supervisors influences safety behaviour in construction projects', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-02-2022-0122
    Journal articles | 2022
    Boadu F; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC; Frimpong S, 2022, 'Client-led promotion of health and safety through the procurement process on public construction projects in developing countries', Safety Science, vol. 147, pp. 105605 - 105605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105605
    Journal articles | 2022
    Buniya MK; Othman I; Sunindijo RY; Karakhan AA; Kineber AF; Durdyev S, 2022, 'Contributions of safety critical success factors and safety program elements to overall project success', International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2022.2038419
    Journal articles | 2022
    Frimpong S; Bemah Antwi A; Yosia Sunindijo R; Changxin Wang C; Ampratwum G; Dansoh A; Seiwaa Boateng E; Antwi Hagan J; Annor Mensah P, 2022, 'Health status of young construction workers in the Global South: The case of Ghana', Safety Science, vol. 148, pp. 105673 - 105673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2022.105673
    Journal articles | 2022
    Frimpong S; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC; Boadu EF, 2022, 'Domains of Psychosocial Risk Factors Affecting Young Construction Workers: A Systematic Review', Buildings, vol. 12, pp. 335 - 335, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings12030335
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kadir A; Lestari F; Sunindijo RY; Erwandi D; Kusminanti Y; Modjo R; Widanarko B; Ramadhan NA, 2022, 'Safety Climate in the Indonesian Construction Industry: Strengths, Weaknesses and Influential Demographic Characteristics', Buildings, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings12050639
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yang K; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC, 2022, 'Identifying Leadership Competencies for Construction 4.0', Buildings, vol. 12, pp. 1434 - 1434, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings12091434
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang S; Loosemore M; Sunindijo RY; Galvin S; Wu J; Zhang S, 2022, 'Assessing Safety Risk Management Performance in Chinese Subway Construction Projects: A Multistakeholder Perspective', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol. 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0001062
    Journal articles | 2021
    Abisuga AO; Wang CC; Sunindijo RY, 2021, 'Organisational justice analysis of facility managers’ responses to user’s post-occupancy feedback', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 144 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11040144
    Journal articles | 2021
    Boadu EF; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC, 2021, 'Health and safety consideration in the procurement of public construction projects in Ghana', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 128 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11030128
    Journal articles | 2021
    Boadu EF; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC, 2021, 'Promoting health and safety in construction through the procurement process', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 437 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11100437
    Journal articles | 2021
    Boadu EF; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC; Frimpong S, 2021, 'Factors constraining the promotion of health and safety in public works procurement in developing countries', International Journal of Construction Management, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2021.1990716
    Journal articles | 2021
    Boadu F; Wang C; Sunindijo RY, 2021, 'Challenges for Occupational Health and Safety Enforcement in the Construction Industry in Ghana', Construction Economics and Building, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v21i1.7482
    Journal articles | 2021
    Buniya MK; Othman I; Durdyev S; Sunindijo RY; Ismail S; Kineber AF, 2021, 'Safety Program Elements in the Construction Industry: The Case of Iraq', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 411 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020411
    Journal articles | 2021
    Buniya MK; Othman I; Sunindijo RY; Kashwani G; Durdyev S; Ismail S; Antwi-Afari MF; Li H, 2021, 'Critical success factors of safety program implementation in construction projects in Iraq', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 8469 - 8469, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168469
    Journal articles | 2021
    Buniya MK; Othman I; Sunindijo RY; Kineber AF; Mussi E; Ahmad H, 2021, 'Barriers to safety program implementation in the construction industry', Ain Shams Engineering Journal, vol. 12, pp. 65 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2020.08.002
    Journal articles | 2021
    Denny‐smith G; Sunindijo RY; Loosemore M; Williams M; Piggott L, 2021, 'How construction employment can create social value and assist recovery from covid‐19', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13020988
    Journal articles | 2021
    Memon SA; Rowlinson S; Sunindijo RY; Zahoor H, 2021, 'Collaborative behavior in relational contracting projects in hong kong—a contractor’s perspective', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, pp. 5375 - 5375, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13105375
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mojtahedi M; Sunindijo RY; Lestari F; Suparni S; Wijaya O, 2021, 'Developing hospital emergency and disaster management index using topsis method', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, pp. 5213 - 5213, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13095213
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shirleyana ; Hawken S; Sunindijo RY; Sanderson D, 2021, 'Narratives of everyday resilience: lessons from an urban kampung community in Surabaya, Indonesia', International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, vol. 12, pp. 196 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-06-2020-0056
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang CC; Mussi E; Sunindijo RY, 2021, 'Analysing Gender Issues in the Australian Construction Industry through the Lens of Empowerment', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 553 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11110553
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang L; Sunindijo RY, 2021, 'Emotional Intelligence of Local and Overseas Graduates in Real Estate Industry in China', Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, vol. 26, pp. 185 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.21315/jcdc2021.26.1.9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang S; Loosemore M; Sunindijo RY; Gu D, 2021, 'An investigation of safety climate in Chinese major construction projects', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2021.1972385
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abidoye RB; Puspitasari G; Sunindijo R; Adabre M, 2020, 'Young adults and homeownership in Jakarta, Indonesia', International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijhma-03-2020-0030
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abisuga AO; Wang CC; Sunindijo RY, 2020, 'A holistic framework with user-centred facilities performance attributes for evaluating higher education buildings', Facilities, vol. 38, pp. 132 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/F-07-2018-0083
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abisuga O; Wang C; Sunindijo RY, 2020, 'Facility managers’ responses to user post-occupancy feedback: a conceptual framework', Facilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/F-10-2018-0119
    Journal articles | 2020
    Boadu F; Sunindijo RY; Wang C, 2020, 'Towards Improving Performance of the Construction Industry in Ghana: A SWOT Approach', Civil Engineering Dimension, http://dx.doi.org/10.9744/ced.22.1.37-46
    Journal articles | 2020
    Boadu F; Wang C; Sunindijo RY, 2020, 'Characteristics of the Construction Industry in Developing Countries and Its Implications for Health and Safety: An Exploratory Study in Ghana', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 4110 - 4110, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17114110
    Journal articles | 2022
    Farrell A; Sunindijo RY, 2022, 'Overcoming challenges of early contractor involvement in local government projects', International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 22, pp. 1902 - 1909, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1744216
    Journal articles | 2020
    Furci J; Sunindijo R, 2020, 'Impacts of the WHS Act 2011 on safety management in small and medium construction companies', International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 20, pp. 196 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2018.1484844
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lestari F; Sunindijo RY; Loosemore M; Kusminanti Y; Widanarko B, 2020, 'A safety climate framework for improving health and safety in the Indonesian construction industry', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207462
    Journal articles | 2020
    Loosemore M; Sunindijo RY; Zhang S, 2020, 'Comparative Analysis of Safety Climate in the Chinese, Australian, and Indonesian Construction Industries', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 146, pp. 04020129 - 04020129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001934
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sunindijo RY; Lestari F; Wijaya O, 2020, 'Hospital safety index: assessing the readiness and resiliency of hospitals in Indonesia', Facilities, vol. 38, pp. 39 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/F-12-2018-0149
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sunindijo RY; Maghrebi M, 2020, 'Political Skill Improves the Effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence: Bayesian Network Analysis in the Construction Industry', Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 26, pp. 04020019 - 04020019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000417
    Journal articles | 2020
    Xu X; Sunindijo RY; Mussi E, 2020, 'Comparing user satisfaction of older and newer on-campus accommodation buildings in Australia', Facilities, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/f-11-2018-0133
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang S; Sunindijo RY; Loosemore M; Wang S; Gu Y; Li H, 2020, 'Identifying critical factors influencing the safety of Chinese subway construction projects', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ecam-07-2020-0525
    Journal articles | 2019
    Loosemore M; Sunindijo RY; Lestari F; Kusminanti Y; Widanarko B, 2019, 'Comparing the safety climate of the Indonesian and Australian construction industries: Cultural and institutional relativity in safety research', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 26, pp. 2206 - 2222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-08-2018-0340
    Journal articles | 2018
    Holden S; Sunindijo RY, 2018, 'Technology, Long Work Hours, and Stress Worsen Work-life Balance in the Construction Industry', International Journal of Integrated Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 13 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.30880/ijie.2018.10.02.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Holden S; Sunindijo RY, 2018, 'Technology, Long Work Hours, and Stress Worsen Work-life Balance in the Construction Industry', International Journal of Integrated Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 13 - 18, http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/2619
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kamardeen I; Sunindijo RY, 2018, 'Stressors Impacting the Performance of Graduate Construction Students: Comparison of Domestic and International Students', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 144, pp. 04018011 - 04018011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000392
    Journal articles | 2018
    Oo B; Sunindijo R; Lestari F, 2018, 'Users’ Long-Term Satisfaction with Post-Disaster Permanent Housing Programs: A Conceptual Model', International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.18178/ijimt.2018.9.1.782
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shirleyana S; Hawken S; Sunindijo RY, 2018, 'City of Kampung: risk and resilience in the urban communities of Surabaya, Indonesia', International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, vol. 36, pp. 543 - 568, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-02-2018-0025
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sunindijo R; Kamardeen I, 2018, 'Psychological challenges confronting graduate construction students in Australia', International Journal of Construction Education and Research, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2018.1431741
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kamardeen I; Sunindijo RY, 2017, 'Personal Characteristics Moderate Work Stress in Construction Professionals', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001386
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sunindijo RY; Kamardeen I, 2017, 'Work Stress Is a Threat to Gender Diversity in the Construction Industry', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001387
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PXW; Dainty ARJ, 2017, 'Managerial Skills for Managing Construction Safety', Civil Engineering Dimension, vol. 19, pp. 63 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.9744/ced.19.2.63-72
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sunindijo RY, 2016, 'Teaching First-year Construction Management Students: Lessons Learned from Student Satisfaction Surveys', International Journal of Construction Education and Research, vol. 12, pp. 243 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2015.1121937
    Journal articles | 2015
    Memon SA; Hadikusumo BHW; Sunindijo RY, 2015, 'Using Social Interaction Theory to Promote Successful Relational Contracting between Clients and Contractors in Construction', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol. 31, pp. 04014095 - 04014095, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000344
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sunindijo RY, 2015, 'Project manager skills for improving project performance', International Journal of Business Performance Management, vol. 16, pp. 67 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2015.066041
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sunindijo RY, 2015, 'Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Improving Safety in Small Construction Organisations', Civil Engineering Dimension, vol. 17, pp. 117 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.9744/ced.17.3.117-125
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sunindijo RY; Hadikusumo BHW, 2014, 'Emotional intelligence for managing conflicts in the sociocultural norms of the thai construction industry', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000211
    Journal articles | 2014
    Sunindijo RY; Hadikusumo BHW; Phangchunun T, 2014, 'Modelling service quality in the construction industry', International Journal of Business Performance Management, vol. 15, pp. 262 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2014.063026
    Journal articles | 2014
    Votano S; Sunindijo RY, 2014, 'Client safety roles in small and medium construction projects in Australia', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000899
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zou PXW; Sunindijo RY; Dainty ARJ, 2014, 'A mixed methods research design for bridging the gap between research and practice in construction safety', Safety Science, vol. 70, pp. 316 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2014.07.005
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PXW, 2013, 'Conceptualizing safety management in construction projects', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 139, pp. 1144 - 1153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000711
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PXW, 2013, 'The roles of emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill, and transformational leadership on improving construction safety performance', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol. 13, pp. 97 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ajceb.v13i3.3300
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zou PXW; Sunindijo RY, 2013, 'Skills for managing safety risk, implementing safety task, and developing positive safety climate in construction project', Automation in Construction, vol. 34, pp. 92 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2012.10.018
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sunindijo R; Zou P, 2012, 'Political skill for developing construction safety climate', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management - ASCE, vol. 137, pp. 605 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000482
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sunindijo RY, 2012, 'Integrating emotional intelligence, political skill, and transformational leadership in construction', Civil Engineering Dimension, vol. 14, pp. 182 - 189, http://puslit2.petra.ac.id/ejournal/index.php/civ/article/view/18529
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sunindijo RY; Zou P, 2012, 'How project manager's skills may influence the development of safety climate in construction projects', International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, vol. 4, pp. 286 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPOM.2012.048220
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sunindijo R; Zou PX, 2011, 'CHPT construct: essential skills for construction project managers', International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, vol. 3, pp. 139 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPOM.2011.039818
    Journal articles | 2007
    Sunindijo RY; Hadikusumo BHW; Ogunlana S, 2007, 'Emotional intelligence and leadership styles in construction project management', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol. 23, pp. 166 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0742-597X(2007)23:4(166)
  • Reports | 2022
    Bridge A; Verhoeven P; Franz J; Carroli L; Kinnunen N; Sunindijo RY; Zhang L, 2022, ARC Value in Operations: Innovative procurement theories to optimise educational outcomes per total cost of school facilities, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, https://research.qut.edu.au/arcvio/research-project-report/
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Frimpong S; Sunindijo RY; Wang CC, 2022, 'Mental Health Conditions among Young Construction Workers: A Systematic Narrative Review', in The 3rd Built Environment Research Forum, MDPI, presented at BERF3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/environsciproc2021012021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Buniya MK; Othman I; Sunindijo RY; Kineber AF; Alnsour M, 2021, 'Elements of Safety Program Implementation in Developing Countries Construction Industries', in Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Springer Singapore, pp. 85 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6560-5_9
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Fauzan M; Sunindijo RY, 2021, 'Lean construction and project performance in the Australian construction industry', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, IOP Publishing, pp. 012024 - 012024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/907/1/012024
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Liem C; Sunindijo RY; Wang C, 2021, 'Empowering female students to be successful professionals in the construction industry', in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, IOP Publishing, pp. 012021 - 012021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/907/1/012021
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Othman I; Kamil M; Sunindijo RY; Alnsour M; Kineber AF, 2020, 'Critical success factors influencing construction safety program implementation in developing countries', in Journal of Physics : Conference Series, Institute of Physics (IoP), Bandung, Indonesia, presented at The 2nd Joint International Conference on Emerging Computing Technology and Sports (JICETS), Bandung, Indonesia, 25 November 2020 - 27 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1529/4/042079
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Denny-Smith G; Loosemore M; Barwick D; Sunindijo R; Piggott L, 2019, 'Decolonising Indigenous social impact research using community-based methods', in Gorse C; Neilson C (ed.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Leeds, UK, pp. 64 - 73, presented at ARCOM Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 02 September 2019 - 04 September 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Zhang S; Sunindijo RY; Galvin S, 2019, 'Job Stress Characteristics of Chinese Engineering Design Professionals: A Case Study of Suzhou', Chongqing, China, presented at CRIOCM 2019 24th International Symposium on “Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing, China, 29 November 2019 - 02 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Oo B; sunindijo ; Lestari F, 2018, 'Users’ long-term satisfaction with post-disaster permanent housing: a case study of 2010 Merapi Eruption, Indonesia', in MATEC Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences, Phuket, presented at The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”, Phuket, 04 July 2018 - 07 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201819202066
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Sunindijo RY; Loosemore M; Lestari F; Kusminanti Y; Widanarko B; Febrina C; Amelia F, 2018, 'Comparing safety climate in infrastructure and building projects in Indonesia', Yogyakarta, Indonesia, presented at International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials (SCESCM 2018), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 05 September 2018 - 07 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201925802024
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Szery K; Sunindijo RY, 2018, 'Occupant Satisfaction in Sustainable and Conventional Higher Education Buildings', in Bilgin M; Danis H; Demir E; Can U (eds.), Eurasian Business Perspectives, Springer, Cham, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 95 - 111, presented at 24th EBES Conference Proceedings, Bangkok, Thailand, 10 January 2018 - 12 January 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18652-4_8
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Kamardeen I; Sunindijo RY, 2017, 'Attracting And Retaining Women Professionals In Construction: A Work-Stress Management Perspective', in Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding, Cambridge, UK, pp. 400 - 409, presented at 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Cambridge, UK, 04 September 2017 - 06 September 2017, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/54d4320d45208b1364df6e83f8a97637.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Sunindijo RY; Kamardeen I, 2017, 'Antecedents to mental health symptoms in the Australian construction industry', in Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding, Cambridge, UK, pp. 340 - 349, presented at 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Cambridge, UK, 04 September 2017 - 06 September 2017, http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ee2e97ec85d772d0526894c67e7ece0f.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Kamardeen I; Sunindijo R, 2016, 'Secondary psychological injuries in the Australian construction industry', in Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (ed.), The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Toronto, Canada, presented at COBRA 2016, Toronto, Canada, 20 September 2016 - 22 September 2016, http://www.rics.org/au/knowledge/research/conference-papers/reducing-secondary-psychological-injuries-in-the-construction-industry/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sunindijo RY, 2016, 'Potential strategies to improving safety in small construction organisations', in Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016, CIB World Building Congress 2016, Tampere, Finland, presented at CIB World Building Congress 2016, Tampere, Finland, 30 May 2016 - 03 June 2016, https://www5.shocklogic.com/scripts/jmevent/programme.php?client_Id=FACE&project_Id=WBC16
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hammersley A; Sunindijo RY, 2015, 'Barriers to improve safety performance in small and medium enterprises in the construction industry in Australia', in Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (ed.), Proceedings RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sydney, presented at COBRA AUBEA 2015, Sydney, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015, http://www.rics.org/au/knowledge/research/conference-papers/barriers-to-improve-safety-performance-in-small-and-medium-enterprises-in-the-construction-industry-in-australia/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sunindijo RY, 2015, 'Improving safety among small organisations in the construction industry: Key barriers and improvement strategies', in Procedia Engineering, Elsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License, Surabaya, Indonesia, pp. 109 - 116, presented at The 5th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, Surabaya, Indonesia, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.11.017
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PXW, 2014, 'An integrated framework for strategic safety management in construction and engineering', in Aulin R; Ek Å (ed.), Proceddings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, pp. 63 - 74, presented at CIB W099 Conference 2014 on Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, Lund, Sweden, 02 June 2014 - 03 June 2014, http://www.lth.se/fileadmin/healthsafety2014/proceedings_-_RA_140703.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Shi Y; Zhang Z; Zhao J; Sunindijo R, 2013, 'Optimal Quality Decisions for Elderly Service Integrators in Elderly Service Supply Chain', in Kharabsheh RA (ed.), Proceeding of the International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ICIE-2013, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, UK, pp. 94 - 101, presented at International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2013, Amman, Jordan, 04 March 2013 - 05 March 2013, http://academic-conferences.org/icie/icie2013/icie13-proceedings.htm
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PXW, 2013, 'Aligning safety policy development, learning and implementation: From boardroom to site', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, presented at CIB World Congress 2013, Brisbane, Australia, 05 May 2013 - 09 May 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Sunindijo R; Zou P, 2012, 'Developing project skills for managing construction safety: A managerial perspective', in Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore, presented at CIB W099 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety, Singapore, 10 September 2012 - 11 September 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Sunindijo R; Zou P, 2012, 'Managing construction safety using conceptual skill', in Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore, presented at CIB W099 International Conference on Modelling and Building Health and Safety, Singapore, 10 September 2012 - 11 September 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    McGeorge D; Sunindijo R; Zou PX, 2011, 'Criteria for the development of a safety culture maturity model for the construction industry', in Proceedings of Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Wuhan, Hubei, China, presented at Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 21 November 2011 - 23 November 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Sunindijo R; Zou PX, 2011, 'Influence of technical skill on safety task implementation and safety climate development in construction', in ARCOM 27th Annual Conference, ARCOM, Bristol, UK, pp. 269 - 278, presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011, Bristol, UK, 05 September 2011 - 07 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Sunindijo R; Zou PX, 2011, 'The influence of project personnel's emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill, and transformational leadership on construction safety climate development', in Proceedings of the CIB W099 Conference, CIB W099 Safety and Health in Construction Conference, Washington, D.C., presented at CIB W099 Safety and Health in Construction Conference, Washington, D.C., 24 August 2011 - 26 August 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Zou PX; Sunindijo R, 2011, 'Skills for developing safety climate in construction', in Proceedings of Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Wuhan, Hubei, China, presented at Information Technologies in Safety Management of Large Scale Infrastructure Projects, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 21 November 2011 - 23 November 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Zou PX; Sunindijo R; Dainty A, 2011, 'Review of construction safety research methods: Integrating theory and practice', in Proceedings of 27th ARCOM annual conference, ARCOM, Bristol, UK, pp. 953 - 962, presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2011, Bristol, UK, 05 September 2011 - 07 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Zou PX; Sunindijo R, 2010, 'Construction Safety Culture: A Revised Framework', in Mohamad MI; Yusof AM; Mohamed SF; Mohammad MTSH; Zakaria R (eds.), 15th Annual Symposium, Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM), CRIOCM c/o Iskandar Malaysia - UTM Research Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, pp. 557 - 567, presented at Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) 15th Annual Symposium, Johor Bahru, 07 August 2010 - 08 August 2010
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Sunindijo RY; Zou PX, 2009, 'Investigating the Potential Relationship Between Project Manager Skills and Project Safety Performance', in Proceedings of CIB W099 Conference 2009-Working Together: Planning, Designing and Building a Healthy and Safe Industry, RMIT University, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, presented at CIB W099 Conference 2009-Working Together: Planning, Designing and Building a Healthy and Safe Industry, Melbourne, Australia, 21 October 2009 - 23 October 2009
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Sunindijo RY; Hadikusumo BHW, 2005, 'Benefits of emotional intelligence to project management: A study of leadership and conflict resolution style of project managers in Thailand', in Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings

2021

  • Machine learning for infrastructure defect detection through employing rule-based verification on aerial imagery from Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) (with Dr Ahmed Hammad and Mr Hafiz Suliman Munawar) - $13,000

2020

  • New Colombo Plan/UNSW Ambassador: International construction study trip to Indonesia - $37,400

2019

  • New Colombo Plan/UNSW Ambassador: International construction study trip to Indonesia - $52,000
  • International Research Collaboration with Universitas Indonesia: Industry 4.0: A New Approach for Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Management - $20,000 (with Dr Mohammad Mojtahedi)

2018

  • Faculty learning and teaching grant: Feasible delivery of research seminar for HDR candidates - $3,000 (with Prof Robert Freestone and Dr Paola Favaro)
  • New Colombo Plan/UNSW Ambassador: International construction study trip to Indonesia - $20,000

2017

  • Faculty research grant: Hospital safety index: Evaluating hospital disaster preparedness in Indonesia - $9,000 (with Dr Bee Oo)
  • Inspired learning initiative: High-rise building construction digital uplifting - $10,000
  • UNSW-Indonesia seed fund: The development of safety culture framework for infrastructure projects in Indonesia - $10,000 (with Prof Martin Loosemore)
  • UNSW-Indonesia seed fund: A procurement system selection framework for post-disaster reconstruction - $10,000 (with Dr Bee Oo)

2016

  • ARC Linkage: Innovative procurement theories to optimise education per cost of school - $391,000

2014

  • Early career researcher faculty research grant: Improving health and safety in small construction organisations in Australia: Strategies and challenges - $12,000

Silver medal in best paper award category for a paper entitled 'Empowering Female Students to be Successful Professionals in the Construction Industry' - Digital and Empathic Architecture Civil Engineering, 2021 (co-authored by Christina Liem and Cynthia Changxin Wang)

Research supervisor award from Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW, 2019

Merit paper award for a paper entitled 'Job Stress Characteristics of Chinese Engineering Design Professionals: A Case Study of Suzhou' - 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2019 (co-authored by Shang Zhang and Shane Galvin)

Australian Institute of Building (AIB) F E Crowle Award for Teaching Excellence, 2019

Best paper award for a paper entitled 'People-centred Perspective on Resilience: A Story of Urban Kampung in Surabaya, Indonesia' - 12th Conference of International Forum on Urbanism, 2019 (co-authored by Shirleyana, Scott Hawken, and David Sanderson)

Built Environment Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016

Built Environment Staff Excellence Award, Research Excellence - Lecturer, 2016

Built Environment Staff Excellence Award, Research Excellence - Lecturer, 2014

Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter President's Research Award, 2013

CATEI High Achiever, S1/2013

Best paper award - Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, 2011

UIPA Scholarship, University of New South Wales, 2009-12

Riza is particularly interested in the following research topics:
 
Topic 1 - Health and Safety in Construction
 
Despite significant improvement, construction remains as one of the most dangerous industrial sectors worldwide. An integrated effort from all stakeholders is required to further improve health and safety performance in the industry. Some are common issues that should be investigated further:
  • Client roles in health and safety: Clients are in the best position to drive the cultural change needed to bring about safety improvements as they initiate project development and make key decisions concerning budget, project objectives, and performance criteria which can create pressures and constraints on health and safety implementation. Strategies should be proposed so that clients are more proactively involved in health and safety.
  • Health and safety in small and medium construction organisations: Today market leaders have established health and safety management systems, thus their performance is significantly better than the national average. The industry, however, is still dominated by small and medium organisations who are facing difficulties in improving their health and safety performance due to economic pressures. Strategies are needed to address this issue.
  • Safety culture: Improving health and safety requires safety culture development in organisations. Such development requires the integration of the psychological, behavioural, and corporate dimensions of safety culture. Practical methods and strategies to develop and measure safety culture is one of the needs of the industry.
  • Mental health: Due to the stressful work environment, construction personnel are experiencing mental health issues. How can the industry improve the wellbeing of its workers?
  • Learning from other high-risk industries: Some high-risk industries have better health and safety than the construction industry. What can the construction industry learn from them? Can their approach be adopted into the construction industry?
  • Construction health and safety in developing countries: Lack of health and safety awareness, focus on reducing construction costs, lack of health and safety enforcement, and the use of informal workers are some factors that constrain the implementation of health and safety in the construction industries in developing countries. What are strategies that can be adopted to address this situation? 
Topic 2 - Construction Leaders and Human Resource Management
 
Many management and self-development books have proposed numerous qualities needed by the 21st century leaders to be successful in today's dynamic work environment. Some of these qualities are emotional intelligence, political skill, leadership, communication, interpersonal skill, resilience quotient, stress management, motivation, and so on. Further research is needed to study the tangible impacts of those qualities and modern management techniques on performance. The relationships between those qualities are also need to be established to determine any redundancy.
 
Furthermore, the construction industry is a male-dominated industry and is missing the significant contributions from women. What are strategies to attract, retain, and empower women in the construction industry?
 
Topic 3 - Resilience and disaster management
 
Disasters have become more and more frequent nowadays, causing great social, economic, and environmental losses. Improving resilience and effective disaster management are important to minimise the impacts of disasters. Some key research areas include:
  • Post-disaster reconstruction
  • Community resilience
  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Urban resilience
  • Sustainable disaster management

Membership

  • Member of Australian Institute of Building (MAIB)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Riza is teaching or has taught the following courses:

  • Construction Management Principles (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Construction Management and Property (Undergraduate)
  • High-Rise Building Construction (Undergraduate)
  • International Construction Study Trip (Undergraduate)
  • Management of Construction Organisations (Postgraduate)
  • The Principles and Practice of Management (Postgraduate)