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PERSONAL DETAILS
Title:
Dr.
Name
: David Leifer
Position: Co-ordinator, Facilities Management Program
Location: Wilkinson Building (G04), 148 City Road, Darlington
Room No.: 512
Phone: +61 2 9351 3664
FAX: +61 2 9351 5665
Email: dleifer@arch.usyd.edu.au


Curriculum Vitae

I am a registered architect, an incorporated engineer, and a director of a small Facilities Management company. I specialize in FM as a result of my post doctoral interest in the application of computers to running large and complex buildings.

I believe the knowledge needed by Facility Managers is similar to that needed by business managers with the added areas of buildings, workplaces and their systems

Courses
PGDipDesSc(FM), PGCertDesSc (FM), & M.Des.Sc(FM)

Publications / Papers
Most recent publications:
With Wilkinson.S, Human Resource Management, in Best.R, Langston.C, De Valence.G, (eds.) Workplace Strategies and Facilities Management: Building In Value, Butterworth Heinemann, 2003, pp.146-164.

Building Ownership and FM, Facilities, Vol.21, Nos 1-2, Feb 2003, pp.38-42.

Productivity in the Service Industry Workplace, ANZAScA2002, Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Nov 1-4th, 2002, pp.261-268.

Research
User Satisfaction in Office Accommodation.
Productivity in the Service Industry Workplaces

Teaching
Strategic Facilities Management, Operational Facilities Management, Project Management, Building Services.

I perceive teaching as equipping students with the knowledge, tools, processes and procedures to carry out their jobs as facility managers. The course is designed for those students working in the industry but have come from a diverse range of backgrounds and need the opportunity to meld past experience with new state-of-the-art techniques and know-how.

Teaching is organized in two lots of two day intensive lecture courses. The coursework assignment is based upon studentís place of work: at the end of an assignment students are encouraged to present it to their employer as a ëconsultancy reportí on their business.

 

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