DR Hemanta Doloi

DR Hemanta Doloi


  • Social Sustainability and value creation in Construction Projects (Social value model, Social benefits in infrastructure planning and development)
  • Bigdata, construction and governance (Socio-economic data, smart governance, strategic planning of public projects, participatory planning and priority settings)
  • Construction management, construction productivity, construction schedulling, project control and delivery
  • Multicriteria and fuzzy preference modelling
  • Project finance
  • Project management systems
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Risk modelling (qualitative and quantitative risks assessments)
  • Rural Infrastructure Planning and Policies (Planning, housing, infrastructure, affordable housing, Sweat capital)
  • Smart Villages (Smart community, Smart villages development, rural community empowerment)



  • Having trained in Civil Engineering and with over six year of industry experience with a multi-national construction company, Dr Doloi contributed extensively in research and teaching in the areas of Project Management, Infrastructure Planning and Policy and Construction Economics and Management. His research resulted in the establishment of a new project management concept known as Life Cycle Project Management (LCPM) empowering optimal decision making across project life cycle. Dr Doloi is at the forefront of conducting numerous empirical and conceptual research in vast areas of construction and project management including project failures and success, risks and uncertainty minimisation and quantification of social sustainability and value creation in capital projects. His research efforts have contributed to the advanced modelling techniques and big data analytics for developing capacity in housing, infrastructure support and community development. Focusing on the rural infrastructure planning and development, Dr Doloi currently leads the "Smart Villages Program" at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Being a founding director of the Smart Villages Lab (SVL), Dr Doloi emphasises on the empirical research for developing policies in the areas of affordable housing, smart governance and need-based development focusing on rural and regional community. Dr Doloi is the founding Chair of the International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development (COSVARD) for bringing together academia, industry practitioners and policy makers from around the globe for exchanging ideas and developing capacity for rural community empowerment. So far, Dr Doloi has published over 200 research papers in reputable peer reviewed journals and conferences in Construction Management and Engineering internationally. In addition, Dr Doloi is the lead author of the book "Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages" published by Routledge, UK in 2019. D   


Member of

  • International Journal of Project Management. International Editorial Board member 2016 -
  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal. Editorial Board 2015 -
  • ProMAC2006. Member of the Paper and Scientific Committee (PSC) of the international Conference on Project Management 2006 -
  • ProMAC2006. Member of the International Advisory Board of the international Conference on Project Management 2006 -
  • Engineers Australia. MIAust 2005 -
  • Taiwanese Project Management Association. Advisory member of the editorial board of the Journal of Project Management of the Taiwanese Project Management Association 2004 -


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Education and training

  • GCUT, University of Melbourne 2018
  • PhD, University of Sydney 2003
  • MEng, Asian Institute of Technology 1994
  • BEng (Civil), Jorhat Engineering College, Dibrugarh University 1991

Awards and honors

  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 7 Issue: 1, pp.32-44, https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2015-0073, Emerald Publishing Outstanding Paper award, 2018
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 8 Issue: 1, pp.5-26, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-05-2016-0016, Emerald Publishing Outstanding Paper award, 2018
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) International Research Conference held on 10-12 Sept 2013 in New Delhi, India, Best Academic Paper Award in RICS Research conference 2013, New Delhi, India, 2013
  • Developing collaboration with University College London, Dyason Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, 2013
  • AIQS Infinite Value Award in Research and Teaching, 2012
  • Best Academic Paper Award in 36th AUBEA conference 2011, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, 2011
  • Urban Design, 2005
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), ARC Discovery Project (DP0450191), 2004
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship for PhD, 2000
  • Government of Denmark Masters Scholarship through Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1993



Available for supervision

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