Dr Wong is an active scholar and a chartered quantity surveyor. As at 2017 he has more than 70 publications and was awarded over AUD$1.3 million research grants.
Dr Wong is the Program Manager of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) (BAScCM) programs offshore. He is a chartered quantity surveyor with solid industry experience. He worked as a quantity surveyor with Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd, and was involved in a number of prestigious construction projects in Hong Kong and mainland China. He has rich teaching experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. At national level, Dr Wong is the member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Education Board and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Board of Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). At the international level, he is the Editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management and the plenary chairs of a number of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised international conferences.
Dr Wong fosters a strong linkage between applied research and the industry. His research into carbon reduction in construction, offsite construction, organisational learning, organisational culture, and dispute resolution has been recognised through his publications. As of 2017, Dr Wong's research endeavours have led to a total of one book, seven book chapters and more than 60 papers accepted or published in a number of top ranked refereed journals and conference proceedings. He was awarded on a competitive basis multiple research grants in 2017 amounting to over AUD$1.3 million .
Significant funded projects
As Chief Investigator
- Efficient Construction: Analysis of integrated supply chains for innovative off site housing manufacturing – $345,385 AUD (accounted for 16.6% of the project) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2014-2017
- Applying Cost-benefit Analysis Frameworks to Housing as Social Infrastructure – $111,575 AUD (accounted for 10.0% of the project), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2017
- Buildings Engineered for Urban Sustainability: Performance assessment, forecasting and a toolkit for selection of performance based retrofits – $690,000 AUD (accounted for 12.5% of the project) funded by RMIT and Siemens Greener Government Building Research Project, 2014–2016.
- Investigated the potential changes to construction work which may occur in the construction industry over the next five to ten years – $78,907.27 AUD (accounted for 33.3% of the project) funded by CoINVEST Limited (RMIT External Funding Project Code 0200312604), 2014–2015
- Development of a framework for redesigning the construction & project management programs to deliver international seamless pathways – $50,000 AUD (accounted for 25% of the project) funded by Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF), RMIT University, 2014
- Trust Building in Construction: Evidence, bases and measures, HKD$740,021, funded by General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Council, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) (Project No.: 111709), 2009–2010
- An Investigation on the Relationships between Organizational Culture and Performance of Construction Organizations, HKD$203,321, funded by General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Council, Government of the HKSAR (Project No. 7002498), 2008–2009
Teaching and Learning
Dr Wong has been teaching Cost Planning and Tendering and Construction Contract Administration in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong. His courses attracted scholarships annually sponsored by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). He supervises RMIT's Construction Management undergraduate students in the annual Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) Global Student Challenge (GSC) competition. His students won the world championship in 2014 in this competition.
Dr Wong has been actively involved in a number of research projects both nationally and internationally. He is a chief investigator of an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant project entitled Efficient construction: analysis of integrated supply chains for innovative off site housing manufacturing. His grant application success has been continuing.
His research has attained recognition at the international level. As of 2017, his H-index in Scopus database is 13. His publications had led to more than 600 citations (Scopus Author ID: 8843485600). In this context, Dr Wong one of the best performers among the academic staff in the school and the college.
Dr Wong endeavoured to raise the research profile of the school internationally. He is the Editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management and the plenary chairs of a number of ERA recognised international conferences. He received the Outstanding Reviewer Awards in 2015 and 2016 from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his contributions to the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. He was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing by Elsevier and the editors of the International Journal of Project Management in 2014.
Dr Wong is the Program Manager (offshore) of BAScCM programs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Under his leadership, RMIT's BAScCM program became the first overseas program accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).
At State level, he is an Assessor for the Board of Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Victoria Chapter. At national level, he is appointed as a member of the Education Committee of AIQS.
2007 – Doctor of Philosophy in Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong
2003 – Master of Philosophy in Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong
1999 – Bachelor of Science (1st class honours) in Quantity Surveying, City University of Hong Kong
2014 – present, Education Board Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
2013 – present, External Reviewer of the Research Grant Council (RCG), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
2009 – present, Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
2005 – present, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2004 – present, Affiliate Member of the the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
Furthermore, Dr Wong has been an Editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organisation and Management since 2010. He is also a reviewer for: International Journal of Project Management; ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution; ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering; Surveying and Built Environment Journal, and International Journal of Project Organization and Management.
- Wong, P.,Zwar, C.,Gharaie, E. (2017). (In Press) Examining the drivers and states of organizational change for greater use of prefabrication in construction projects In: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, , 1 - 9
- Tam, V.,Zeng, S.,Wong, P. (2016). What affects voluntary employee turnover in building organizations? Empirical studies in Australia, Mainland China and Taiwan In: International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 8, 127 - 150
- Wong, P.,Maric, D. (2016). Causes of disputes in construction planning permit applications In: Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, , 1 - 8
- Kolar, D.,Walker, D.,Wong, P. (2016). Building the education revolution (BER) program: governing the implementation of project policies In: Integrated Solutions for Infrastructure Development, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 31 October to 4 November 2016
- Wong, P.,Edmonson, L.,Kanellopoulos, M. (2016). An entropy-based study on the effectiveness of prefabrication in achieving sustainable construction In: Integrated Solutions for Infrastructure Development, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 31 October - 4 November 2016
- Wong, P.,Cheung, S. (2015). The concept of organisational learning in constuction and its effect on project peformance In: The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations, Routledge, London, UK and New York, US
- Wong, P. (2015). Exploring the traction between intra-organisational and inter-organisational learning In: The Soft Power of Constuction Contracting Organisations, Routledge, London, UK and New York, US
- Wong, P. (2015). To learn or not to learn from project monitoring feedback: In search of explanations for contractor's dichromatic responses In: The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK; New York, US
- Wong, P.,Abdul Aziz, M.,Chung, J.,Wong, W.,Lau, L. (2015). A systematic review on the success factors of the energy efficiency rating systems In: Proceedings of the 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors annual conference (COBRA 2015), Sydney, Australia, 8-10 July 2015
- Wong, P.,Imperatori, F.,Kakavoules, C.,Polastri, S.,Acquaro, A. (2015). Developing a conceptual framework of carbon reduction research in construction In: Proceedings of the 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-8), Sydney, Australia, 23-28 November 2015
1 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions and 3 Masters by Research Current Supervisions
- The business case for social housing as infrastructure. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program Grants 2017 from (2017 to 2018)
- Efficient construction: analysis of adoption of integrated supply chains for innovative off site housing manufacturing systems (Administered by University of South Australia). Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2014 Round 1 from (2014 to 2017)