Steven Davis

stevendavis
Senior Lecturer
Sch-Civil & Environmental Eng
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 5052
(+61 2) 9385 6139
Location:

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 2, Room CE208
Kensington Campus

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Steven Davis is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Construction Management in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Dr Davis translates his expertise in the use of Virtual Reality in construction visualisation directly to the classroom guiding students in the art of graphic modelling to solve some of engineering’s most complex problems and providing them with an invaluable foundation in comprehensive model building skills. 

Developing his own online software, Dr Davis has been able to enhance student learning, exposing the classroom to real world problems in today’s construction industry and challenging commonplace practice, assumptions and beliefs in order to identify and address deficiencies in industry modelling standards.  Davis’s thorough and organic approach also focuses on variables and probabilities as it seeks to make construction processes safer, more efficient and more structurally sound. His teaching is complemented by his research interests in Stochastic Systems, Evolutionary Programming, Parallel Computing Applications to Civil Engineering and Online Assessment.

Education

PhD, UNSW, 2003
BEng, UNSW, 1993

Teaching

  • CVEN9701 Engineering Economics and Financial Management
  • CVEN9702 Project Planning and Control
  • CVEN9710 Management of Risk

Research Interests

Dr Davis’s expertise and research interests include:

  • Stochastic Systems
  • Evolutionary Programming
  • Parallel Computing Applications to Civil Engineering and Online Assessment

Dr Davis currently supervises 1 PhD student in the following area:

  • Virtual reality and safety in construction

He has received $79,111 in research funding since 2013 and published 10 articles in international peer-reviewed journals in the last 5 years.

Grants

School Teaching Initiative Grant, Online assessment of graphical and sketching problems, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013, $20,755
School Teaching Initiative Grant, Online assessment of graphical modelling problems, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014, $23,371
School Teaching Initiative Grant, Creation of Online Assessment Tools for Graphical Modelling Problems, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015, $29,295
School Teaching Initiative Grant, Creation of Online Assessment Tools for Graphical Modelling Problems, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016, $14,531
School Teaching Initiative Grant, Graphical Feedback for Online Assessment Tools for Graphical Modelling Problems, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017, $20,454

Awards

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, UNSW Australia, 2014
Outstanding Paper Award, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2017
Outstanding Paper Award, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2007

Outreach

Current Service Roles

  • Teaching and Learning Committee, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chair, 2013 – present
  • Project Management Stream, Master of Engineering Science, UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Convenor, 2012 – present