Dr Terence Lam is a Senior Lecturer in Property and Development. His research and teaching interests lie in facilities and property management, procurement and performance management, project and risk management, as well as contract management, specialising in performance assessment, modelling and prediction of construction consultants and contractors for outsourcing and procurement processes.
Dr Lam is currenlty working to develop a sustainable procurement approach for selection of construction consutants with an aim to investigate what tender selection criteria should be considered when assessing the performance outcomes of consultants in relation to sustainable design, construction and managment of buildings within the context of property and facilities management of existing building portfolios.
He is a fellow member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has years of experience in professional practice in property and construction. His research thus focuses to improve the professional practice in these fields.
As the chief investigator, I have achieved awards of international research grants from the RICS Research Trust:
I have published a number of research papers in the fields of property and facilities managment as well as project and risk management.
As the first supervisor, I have sucecssfully supervised three professional doctorate candidates to completion in the areas of project procurement, property management and investmennt.
I am an editorial board member of Property Management and International Journal of Building Pathology & Adaptation, and an occasional reviewer for Engineering, Construction & Architectural Management, Journal of Financial Management for Property & Construction, International Journal of Construction Management, and Australasian Journal of Construction Economics & Building.
I'm also delighted to be a Panel Chair of international conferences: CITC-9 2017 and CRIOCM 2015 and 2016.
Recent Journal Articles
Property and Facilities Management
Lam, T.Y.M. and Chen, C. (2021) Continuing care retirement community senior housing in Shanghai: An analysis of the development barriers, International Journal of Housing Market and Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-04-2021-0038
Lam, T.Y.M. and J, Yan. (2021) An investigation into the investment potential of purpose-built student accommodation in Sydney, International Journal of Housing Market and Analysis, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-05-2021-0054
Lam, T.Y.M. (2019) A sustainable procurement approach for selection of construction consultants in property and facilities management, Facilities, Vol.38, No. 1/2, pp. 98-113.
Abidoye, R., Junge, M, Lam, T., Oyedokun, T. and Tipping, M. (2019) Property valuation methods in practice: evidence from Australia, Property Management, Vol.37, No. 5, pp.701-718.
Lam, T. (2017) Performance predictive models for procurement of public-sector construction consultants for property management, Property Management, Vo. 35, No. 4, pp. 433-447.
Lam, T. and Tipping, M. (2016) A case study of the investment yields of high street banks, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 521-534.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2016) A performance outcome framework for appraisal of construction consultants in the University Sector, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 249-265.
Lam, T. Y. M. and Man, H, K. H. (2013) Economic and management perspectives on control of illegal land uses in the leasehold system, Property Management, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 179-191.
Lam, T. Y. Lam (2012) Economic perspective on outsourcing of property management services, Property Management, Vol. 30, Iss. 4, pp. 318 - 332.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2011) Outsourcing of housing Services: optimization of transaction value, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 9, Iss: 2, pp. 114 – 126.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2009) A total change management model for successful growth of housing associations, International Journal of Housing Markets & Analysis, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, pp. 263-275.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2008) Procuring professional housing maintenance services, Facilities, Vol. 26, No. 1/2, pp. 33-53.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2008) The Impact of management measures on performance of outsourced professional housing maintenance services, Property Management, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 112-124.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2008) Optimisation of performance management for housing services, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 226-240.
Lam, T.Y. M. (2007) The validity of quality practices on performance of outsourced professional housing services, The TQM Magazine (now The TQM Journal), Vol.19, No.6, pp. 590-603.
Project and Risk Management
Lam, T.Y.M. (2020) Driving sustainable construction development through post-contract key performance indicators and drivers, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-07-2020-0111
Lam, T. and Siwingwa, N. (2017) Risk management and contingency sum of construction projects, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol. 22, Iss. 3, pp. 237-251.
Lam, T. and Gale, K. (2015) A Procurement Performance Model for Construction Frameworks, Journal of Engineering, Project and Production Management, Vol .5, No.2, pp. 60-70.
Lam, T. and Gale, K. (2014) Highway maintenance: impact of framework agreements on project financial performance, Construction Management and Economics, 32(5) pp. 460-472.
Lam, T. and Gale, K. (2014) Framework procurement for highways maintenance in the UK: Can it offer value for money for public clients, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life Cycle Design and Performance, 11(5), pp. 695-706.
Lam, T. and Gale, K. (2014) Highway maintenance: impact of framework agreements on contractor performance, Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, 21(3), pp. 336-347.
Lam, T. Y. M. (2015) Outsourcing of Construction Professional Services in the UK University Sector: Prediction of Consultant Performance for the Selection Process, RICS Funded Research Report, RICS Research Trust, London, available at http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/outsourcing-construction-professional-services-uk-university
Learning and Teaching of Construction Students in Higher Education
Lam, T. Y.M. (2008) A Group-based multiple assessment strategy for construction-related subjects, Journal for Education in the Built Environment, Vol. 3, Iss. 2, pp. 46-62 (17).
I have a good link with the property and development industry and universities both in Australia and major countries, e.g. Strata and Community Association (NSW) in Australia and Guangzhou University Business School in China, which provides opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, internship and graduate employment.
My Research Supervision
I am currently supervising a doctoral student researching the implementation of sustainable smart cities in Saudi Arabia.
In addition to this, I have recently successfully supervised a number of student research projects at the masters level including:
Courses currently taught:
Other teaching interests: