Prof. Ron Wakefield

Dean, School of Property, Construction and Project Management + Deputy Pro VP, Intl
RMIT University


Professor Wakefield is currently Professor of Construction, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Dean of the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT, Australia.

Ron researches and teaches at RMIT in the areas of process simulation and modelling, residential and commercial construction and uses of information technology in construction management.

He has degrees in Civil Engineering, including a PhD and BE (Hon 1) from the University of New South Wales and an MSE from Princeton University.

Prior to joining RMIT, Professor Wakefield was the William E. Jamerson Professor of Building Construction in the Department of Building Construction and the Associate Director for Building Technology Research at the Center for Housing Research, Virginia Tech.  Ron has over 25 years’ experience as an international researcher, consultant and engineer in building construction.

He is a Director of Launch Housing and JJR Consulting and a co-opted member of the Victorian Building Practitioners Board.