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Biography

Dr Duncan W. Maxwell is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Project Manager at the Future Building Initiative, Monash University. In addition, he is a Registered Architect (Qld).

Duncan's research interests lie broadly in the future of the construction industry, with an emphasis on the industrialisation of building, that is the introduction of innovative techniques and processes to define new ways of designing and producing buildings. Duncan holds a PhD from the University of Sydney (2018), where he conducted his research within the Innovation in Applied Design Lab at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning. His PhD thesis, "The Case for Design-Value in Industrialised House Building Platforms: Product to Ecosystem", investigated industrialised house building product platforms that have been developed by Swedish companies to integrate design and off-site manufacture. The thesis made the case for greater design emhpasis in these product platforms to generate new forms of value, and considered how this design-value could lead product platforms to become platform ecosystem business models. In addition to his PhD, Duncan holds an MArch from the University of Tasmania (2008), and BSc from Robert Gordon University (2006).

The primary body of Duncan's research is conducted in an applied manner, working closely with industry on 'live' problems and projects. Since the award of his PhD, research projects and collaborations have considered: the role of logistics strategy in construction supply chain management; articulating the benefits of product platforms to industry; continued collaboration with Swedish construction researchers; and project managing a survey of Australian house building companies to understand the sector's constraints and future requirements. In addition, Duncan provides strategic content input to the Future Building Initiative's grant writing applications.

Duncan teaches "Industrialised Building", a course that introduces students to the concepts and thinking that underpin the movement, regularly provides guest lectures and critiquing, and gives public talks to industry and the community.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture , PhD, University of Sydney

20152018

Award Date: 1 Aug 2018

Architecture , MArch (Hons), University of Tasmania

20072008

Award Date: 1 Nov 2008

Architecture , BSc, Robert Gordon University

20022006

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006

Research area keywords

  • Industrialised Construction
  • Product Platform
  • Prefabrication
  • Design Value
  • Platform Ecosystem
  • Industrialised House Building
  • Swedish Construction
  • Construction
  • Business Models
  • Construction Logistics
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Architectural Practice
  • Architectural Design
  • Modular Construction
  • Off-site Construction

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Research Output

  • 8 Conference Paper
  • 3 Design / Architecture
  • 1 Book

'Future Living System' - SM - Open House Melbourne

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S., Bunster, V. & Patterson, D., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Logistics Strategy for Industrialised House Building

Maxwell, D., Rudberg, M., Couper, R. & Aitchison, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit. Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta, p. 259-267 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

The Legacies of Manufacturing and Factories of Industrialised Construction

Couper, R., Maxwell, D. & Aitchison, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit. Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta, p. 243-250 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Full-Scale Minipod Mock-Up

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S. & Patterson, D., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Future Living System

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S. & Patterson, D., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Activities

  • 2 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (Journal)

Duncan Maxwell (Peer reviewer)

2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Building Research and Information (Journal)

Duncan Maxwell (Peer reviewer), & Stephen Emmitt (Editor in chief)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18) (Event)

Duncan Maxwell (Editor in chief)

2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Press / Media

ARCHITECTURE AU: 'Editors’ picks: 2019 Open House Melbourne'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

11/07/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

THE FIFTH ESTATE: 'The future of buildings: product to process'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

28/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

DOMAIN: '‘A sleeping giant’: Why changing the way we build is key to improving Australian cities'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

16/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

THE LOCAL PROJECT: 'The Future of Building'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

16/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

GREEN MAGAZINE: 'University of Sydney develops prototype apartment'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

30/07/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature