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Dr Linda Kestle

Associate Professor
School of Building Construction
Location: Building 112, Room 4017

Qualifications

PhD. Cant., MPhil(Architecture).Auck, GCAntarcticStudies Cant., DipBldg (Hons)., NZCD.

Professional memberships

FNZIOB
AIOB

Profile

I completed my PhD in Dec 2009 at the University of Canterbury. My thesis topic was in the area of 'Design Management in terms of collaborative multidisciplinary management of remote site projects'.

Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor and Lecturer primarily on the Bachelor of Construction programme within the areas of Sustainable Design and Construction, Design Management, Sustainable Urban Design and Professional Business Management (BCons/BArch/ BEngTech). I am also responsible for Undergraduate Research Supervision for Bachelor of Construction students
Practice and Professional Organisations:
  • FNZIOB
  • National Councillor (on National Council) NZIOB (2010-present
  • Immed past President of the NZIOB Northern Chapter Board (2011-present)
  • Member of the NZ Sustainable Business Network (2004-present).

International Research Committees and Contribution

  • International Reviewer for International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) conferences (2005 - present)
  • Australasian and NZ Co-ordinator for the CIB Complexity and the Built Environment Task Group 62 (Since 2005 - appointed by the International CIB panel)
  • Inernational Reviewer for CME, AJCEB journals

Publications

Puolitaival, T., & Kestle, L. (2018). Teaching and Learning in AEC Education - the Building Information Modelling Factor. ITcon (Vol. 23).

Rehman, A., Puolitaival, T., McMullan, R., & Kestle, L. (2018). Competence development in advanced and emerging construction technologies. Do, K., Sutrisna, M., Cooper-Cooke, B. & Olatunji. O, 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world (Vol. 2: Technology).

Samorow, D., Davies, K., Puolitaival, T., & Kestle, L. (2018). Last Planner System: Views of main contractors and subcontractors within the New Zealand construction industry. Do, K., Sutrisna, M., Cooper-Cooke, B. & Olatunji. O. 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world (Vol. 1: Innovation).

Kestle, L., & McKernan, A. (2018). Learnings for construction project management personnel about offshore projects: a case study. Do, K., Sutrisna, M., Cooper-Cooke, B. & Olatunji. O, 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world (Vol. 1: Innovation).

Kestle, L., & Laing, N. (2018). Learnings from a collaborative academia-construction sector bespoke study programme - a reflective case-study. Do, K., Sutrisna, M., Cooper-Cooke, B. & Olatunji. O, 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world, (Vol. 1: Innovation).

Lipsham, T., Davies, K., & Kestle, L. (2018). The impact of fatigue on workforce sustainability in the construction industry. Do, K., Sutrisna, M., Cooper-Cooke, B. & Olatunji. O. 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference: Educating building professionals for the future in the globalised world (Vol. 3: Sustainability).

Puolitaival, T., Kestle, L., & Kahkonen, K. (2018). What's the real story around digital technologies in construction management ? Do,K., Sutrisna,M., Cooper-Cooke,B & Olatunji,O. 42nd AUBEA (Australasian Universities Building Education Association ) Conference (Vol. 2: Technology).

Laing, N., Roberts, P., Kestle, L., Puolitaival, T., Brenton-Rule, T., & Bryan, A. (2017). Development of a collaborative training partnership in the NZ construction industry. Marsha Lamb, AUBEA 2017: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4012

Kestle, L., & Puolitaival, T. (2017). Tertiary delivery modes and Construction industry sector habits, do they match yet? L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez and Candel Torres, 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDUlearn 2017).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4011

Puolitaival, T., Davies, K., Kestle, L., Forsythe, P., & Kahkonen, K. (2016). Virtual construction project management environment. Wellington, NZ, Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence).

Puolitaival, T., & Kestle, L. (2016). Is radical innovation a new value-adding paradigm for construction organisations or just a current fad? -A critique-. N. Singhaputtangkul, The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3542

Kestle, L. (2015). How well did a multi-stakeholder management framework for remote sites, model the realities on and off-site of a Scottish Highlands infrastructure marine project-reflective case study. In L. Newton and T. Froese, Proceedings of the 5th International 11th Construction Specialty Conference.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3240

Bosnich, A., & Kestle, L. (2015). How will NZ's construction industry escalate productivity to meet the largest predicted construction demand in decades - is a lean approach on of the magic bullets? In M. Dollard, Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3399

Puolitaival, T., Kestle, L., Davies, K., & Forsythe, P. (2015). Assessment in Virtual Design and Construction Education. In Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Paper presented at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors COBRA-AUBEA Joint International Conference.

Kestle, Linda., & Panko, Mary. (2015). Building Today - Saving Tomorrow: Construction and Deconstruction Conference Proceedings. Auckland, New Zealand, Unitec ePress.

Seward, M., and Kestle, L. (2014). Health and Safety practices on Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild projects: How relevant is Heinrich's Safety Pyramid? In A. Raiden, E. Aboagye-Nimo, 30th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference (Vol. 1).

Kestle, L., and Potangaroa, R. (2014). Are we listening , are we learning? Elsevier Procedia Economics and Finance (Vol. 18 (2014)).

Kestle, L., and Potangaroa, R. (2014). Are we listening, are we learning? In Proceedings of 4th International Disaster Resilience Conference. University of Salford. UK.

Hogarth, B., and Kestle, L. (2014). Cost benefit analysis of apprenticeships to the employers apprentices and the NZ Construction industry. In Proceedings of Building a Better NZ Conference 3rd -5th September 2014 (eds. L. Easton, A.Benn, G.Baird) Auckland NZ ett (Vol. Paper 33).
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3184

Seward, M., and Kestle, L. (2014). Health and Safety Practices in the Christchurch rebuild - how relevant is the Heinrich Safety Pyramid? In xx, Proceedings of the ARCOM Conference.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3185

Burrell, D., and Kestle, L. (2013). Loss estimation methods utilised by stakeholders involved on residential post-canterbury earthquake reconstruction. In S. Kajewski, K. Manley & K.Hampson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2909

Holmes, B., and Kestle, L. (2013). What motivates and demotivates construction company employees in Christchurch's post earthquake residential sector -a case study. In T. Yiu and V. Gonzalez (Eds), Proceedings of the 38th AUBEA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2786

Kestle, L., and Gooch, C. (2013). Painting Below Zero-the Antarctic Challenge. In T. Yiu and V. Gonzalez (Eds), Proceedings of the 38th AUBEA Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2780

Kestle, L., and Potangaroa, R. (2012). Identifying the added-value of various roles in the post disaster response and recovery of Christchurch. Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings of ARCOM 28th Annual Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.

Birchmore, R., and Kestle, L. (2011). XYZ of the Living Curriculum. Proceedings of the 36th Conference for Australasian Building Educators Association, Eds Best, R. and Langston, C.

Kestle, L., Potangaroa, R., and Storey, B. (2011). Integration of lean design and design management and its influence on the development of a multidisciplinary design management model for remote site projects. Architecture, Engineering and Design Management Journal, ISSN 1745-2007; ISBN 978-1-84971-275-0 (Vol. 7:2).

Kestle, L., and Birchmore, R. (2011). Applying the living curriculum approach to undergraduate sustainable design and construction education in NZ. Proceedings of the 36th Conference for Australasian Building Educators Association, Eds Best, R. and Langston, C.

Kestle, L., and Rimmer, T. (2010). Sustainable Design and Constructon Tertiary Education- How to get students on board with the real challenges of sustainability in NZ. CIB SB10 NZ Sustainable Building Conference. Wellington.

Potangaroa, R., and Kestle, L. (2010). The Cluster Approach Revisited. CIB Triennial World Congress-Building a better world. TG63 Disasters and the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK. 10-13 May 2010.

Kestle, L. (2009). Remote Site Design Management. University of Canterbury, Christchurch (Vol. Doctor of Philosophy).

Kestle, L., and Potangaroa, R. (2008). Sustainable post-disaster reconstruction projects in remote locations - Darfur revisited. Wilkinson, S., Seville, E., and Le Masurier, L. 4th International i-Rec Conference 'Building resilience achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction' - Conference Papers and Presentations4th International i-Rec Conference 2008 (Vol. Online. CD Rom).

Potangaroa, R., and Kestle, L. (2008). Identifying value-adding in humanitarian programs. Haigh, R., and Amaratunga, D. CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEaR) 2008 - Building resilience (Vol. CD Rom).

McQuinn, J., and Kestle, L. (2008). Health promotion in the workplace, and the relationship with productivity. Brown, S. Proceedings of COBRA 2008 - The Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Kestle, L., Storey, B., and Potangaroa, R. (2008). Towards the validation of a conceptual design management model for remote site projects. Dainty, A. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) - Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference (Vol. CD Rom).

Kestle, L., Potangaroa, R., and Storey, B. (2006). Sustainable post-disaster reconstruction projects in remote locations, and the fit with a conceptual design management model for remote sites. Alexander, D. Proceedings of the 3rd International i-Rec International Conference3rd International i-Rec International Conference 'Post-disaster reconstruction: meeting stakeholder interests' (Vol. CD Rom).

Kestle, L., & Storey, B. (2005). The complexities of an Antarctic drilling project and the fit with a conceptual design management model for remote sites. In A. H. Boussabaine, J. Lewis, R. J. Kirkham, & G. E. M. Jared (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Built Environment Complexity (pp. 301-313). Liverpool, United Kingdom: The Built Environment Complexity Network. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Built Environment Complexity (BECON 2005), 11-14 September, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Francis, V., Kestle, L., Scofield, R., & Wilkinson, S. (2004). Women academics in the built environment - Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand. In S. Chen, G. Brewer, T. Gajendran, & G. Runeson (Eds.), AUBEA 2004: Higher education shaping the built environment (pp. 15): Centre for Infrastructure and Property, University of Newcastle. Paper presented at the 29th Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference, 7-9 July, Newcastle, Australia.

Kestle, L., & London, K. (2003). Remote site design management - the application of case study methodology. In G. Gilbert (Ed.) (CD Rom ed.). Melbourne: RMIT. Paper presented at the Postgraduate construction research conference, 8 July, Melbourne.

Kestle, L., London, K., Bodger, P., & Storey, B. (2002). The development of a typology for remote construction projects, Arcom 18th annual conference (pp. 305-316). Reading, UK: Arcom and University of Reading, 2-4 September, Newcastle-On-Tyne, UK.

Kestle, L., & London, K. (2002). Towards the development of a conceptual design mangement model for remote sites. In C. Formoso & G. Ballard (Eds.), 10th Annual Conference on 'Lean Construction' (IGLC-10) (Vol. 1, pp. 309-322). Gramado: Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, 6-8 August, Gramado, Brazil.

Kestle, L. (2002). Ross dependants. New Zealand Architecture, 5 (September/October), 78-83.

Kestle, L., & Jefferies, M. (2001). Enhancing Experiential Learning of Environmental Sustainability Using Cross-Fertilisation. In G. Zillante & V. Mehrtens (Eds.), 26th AUBEA Conference (pp. 14). Adelaide, Australia: University of South Australia, 11th - 13th July 2001.

Kestle, L. (2000). What's So Special About Antarctica? Presented to the Winter Lecture Series, MERC, 9 June, Long Bay, Auckland.

Kestle, L. (2000). Sustainable Tertiary Education for the New Zealand Building Sector. In D. Buccarini & P. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th AUBEA Conference (pp. 10). Perth: Curtin University of Technology. Paper presented at the conference, 12-14 July, Perth.

Kestle, L., Jefferies, M., & Chen, S. (2000). Education for Sustainability: Enhancing Experiential Learning. In Organising Committee (Ed.), Shaping the Sustainable Millennium: Collaborative Approaches (pp. 11). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology. Paper presented at the conference, 5-7 July, Brisbane.

Kestle, L. (1999). Creating Human Shelter in Antarctica: The Process and Effects. Presented to the The University of Newcastle and Massey University, 2 September and 2 August, Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Palmerston North.

Kestle, L. (1999). Implementing the 'New' Tertiary Level Technician Qualifications Curricula for the New Zealand Construction Industry. In J. Zhang (Ed.), Trends in Construction Management Education and Responsibly Managing the Built Environment (Vol. 1, pp. 163). Sydney: Built Environment Research Group, UWS Hawkesbury. Paper presented at the AUBEA 24th Annual Conference and Catalyst 99, 5-7 July, Sydney.

Kestle, L. (1998). Field Courses. Presented to the Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference, Brisbane.

Kestle, L. (1998). Building Education for Technicians in New Zealand - Setting The Standard (pp. 449-454). Paper presented at the CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research, Brisbane.