My name is Frank Boukamp. I am a Senior Lecturer for Construction Management at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
I hold a Diplom (Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany 2001) in "Bauinformatik" (civil engineering with an emphasis on computer sciences) and a Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2006) in civil engineering with an emphasis on information technology.
In 2005, I joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor. In 2009, I then joined the academic staff of the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University.
I teach construction management courses in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management. During my time as Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I was placed on the "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students".
In my research, I focus on knowledge-management for construction. It is my strong belief, that the usage of semantic links between construction project information items, e.g. in the form of an integrated building information model, combined with ontological approaches to knowledge-management build a good basis for a broad range of applications, including, but not limited to, construction management, inspection planning, saftey planning and monitoring of construction sites. My long term research goal is to employ information technology to help improve efficiency, effectiveness, safety and quality on construction sites and to promote the benefits that a well designed deployment of information technology can bring for the construction industry.