Dr. Wong is the Associate Dean of the School of PCPM. As at 2019 he has more than 90 publications and was awarded over AUD$1.9 Million research grants.
Dr. Wong champions in the field of offsite construction manufacturing, virtual reality in construction, carbon accounting and reduction in built environment, organizational learning, sustainable housing, and construction dispute resolution. These have resulted in a strong research output. As of June 2019, his research endeavours have led to a total of 1 book, 9 book chapters, and 80 papers accepted or published in a number of refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research grant amount to A$1.9 million dollars, comprising the A$345,385 Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage project entitled "Efficient construction: analysis of adoption of integrated supply chains for innovative off-site housing manufacturing systems".
Dr. Wong is leading the construction management discipline of RMIT University. He is a chartered quantity surveyor and a chartered builder 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 that amount to A$1.8 billion. He has rich teaching experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.
Significant funded projects as Chief Investigator:
- Efficient construction: analysis of integrated supply chains for innovative off site housing manufacturing AUD$345,385 funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2014-2019
- Implementing Virtual Reality (VR) to foster industry engaged Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in RMIT's undergraduate Construction Management programs in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore. AUD $50,000 funded by RMIT Education Innovation Pitch Tank Fund, 2019
- Adoption of virtual reality in construction industry-based professional training AUD $120,000 funded by Jiang-Su Province Demonstration Projects of China-International High-Level Education Collaboration Program, CUMT - RMIT University Joint Research Fund, 2019- 2020
- A national economic approach to improved management of construction and demolition waste AUD $165,000 funded by Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, 2018-2020
- Sustainability Graduate Attributes Assessment AUD$24,800, funded by UA-DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Fund, 2018-2020
- Applying Cost-benefit Analysis Frameworks to Housing as Social Infrastructure AUD$111,575, funded by Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), 2017-2018
- Buildings engineered for urban sustainability: performance assessment, forecasting and a toolkit for selection of performance based retrofits AU$690,000 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 AU$78,907.27 funded by CoINVEST Limited, 2014–2015
- Development of a framework for redesigning the construction & project management programs to deliver international seamless pathways, AU$50,000 funded by Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF), RMIT University, 2014
Dr Wong is the Associate Dean of the School. At national level, he is appointed by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as a Task Group member in 'Sustainable Housing' and 'Cities & Infrastructure' of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Board of Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and a member of the CIOB and AIQS Education Board. At the international level, he is the Editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management and the Associate Editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution
Dr Wong has been actively involving 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.
He is persistently the top 5 of the School in H-index and citation numbers, As of June 2019, his H-index in Scopus database is 15. His publications led to more than 850 citations (Scopus Author ID: 8843485600). His H-index in Google Scholar is 17 with 1642 citations. (https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=2qA1JS8AAAAJ&hl=zh-TW&oi=sra)
Dr Wong endeavoured to raise the research profile of the School internationally. In 2018, his publication entitled 'Towards decision making on carbon reduction over the building life cycle – an empirical study.' received the 'Jan Korevaar Most Outstanding Paper Award' from the International Cost Engineering Council. In 2016 and 2017, he received the Outstanding Reviewer Awards from the ASCE 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 International Journal of Project Management in 2014.
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 AIQS. He led construction management team to win the RMIT Education Innovation Pitch Tank Fund on a project 'Implementing VR to foster industry engaged Worked Integrated Learning (WIL) in RMIT's BCMH programs in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore'. He led RMIT's BCMH students to outshine at the world stage. Teams supervised by him won the World first runner-up in 2018, and World championship in 2014 in the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) Global Student Challenge (GSC) competition.
- 2017 – present, Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- 2017 – present, Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
- 2009 – present, Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- 2007 – Doctor of Philosophy in Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong
- 2005 – present, Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- 2004 – present, Affiliate Member of the AIQS
- 2003 – Master of Philosophy in Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong
- 1999 – Bachelor of Science (1st class honour) in Quantity Surveying, City University of Hong Kong
- 2018 – present, Education panel member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- 2014 – present, Education Board Member of the AIQS
- 2013 – present, External Reviewer of the Research Grant Council (RCG), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Furthermore, Dr. Wong has been an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management since 2010. He is also a reviewer for: the Construction Innovation Information, Process, Management, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution; ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering; International Journal of Project Management; Surveying & Built Environment Journal, and International Journal of Project Organization and Management.
- Wong, P.,Holdsworth, S.,Crameri, L.,Lindsay, A. (2019). Does carbon accounting have an impact on decision-making in building design? In: International Journal of Construction Management, , 1 - 14
- Wong, S.,Whelan, B.,Holdsworth, S. (2019). Are contractors ready for greater use of prefabrication in projects? An empirical analysis on the role of unlearning and counter-knowledge In: International Journal of Construction Management, , 1 - 17
- Wong, S.,Cronin, L. (2019). Drivers and Anticipated Outcomes of Solar Photovoltaic Projects -The Construction Practitioners' Perspectives In: Proceedings of the 3rd World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning Symposium�(WMCAUS 2018), Prague, Czech Republic, 18-22 June 2018
- Wong, P.,Kanellopoulos, M.,Edmondson, L. (2018). An empirical analysis of the effect of prefabrication on fostering sustainable construction In: Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer, Singapore
- Holdsworth, S.,Thomas, I.,Sandri, O.,Wong, P.,Chester, A.,McLaughlin, P. (2018). The Need for the Graduate Attribute Assessment Tool (GAAT) In: Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region: Education , Cities, Infrastructure and Buildings, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland
- Wong, S.,Duncan, J.,Summers, M. (2018). Towards decision making on carbon reduction over the building life cycle - an empirical study In: Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference, Sydney, 18-20 November 2018
- Qi, L.,Wong, S.,Holdsworth, S. (2018). Toward understanding the adoption of innovation in construction - a systematic review In: Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-20 November 2018
- Holdsworth, S.,Thomas, I.,Wong, P.,Sandri, O.,Boulet, M.,Chester, A.,McLaughlin, T. (2018). Graduate attribute for minimising environmental harm � Assessing effectiveness in the graduates� workplaces In: Journal of Cleaner Production, 211, 396 - 407
- Yeung, T.,Ng, A.,Wong, P. (2017). Essential site coordination problems in Hong Kong building projects In: Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2017), Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2017
- Pablo, Z.,London, K.,Wong, P. (2017). Adapting novel research techniques to analyze collaboration in offsite collaboration in offsite manufacturing housing construction innovations In: Proceedings of the 33rd ARCOM Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4-6 September 2017
1 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions
- Adoption of Virtual Reality in Construction Industry-Based Professional Training. Funded by: China University of Mining and Technology from (2019 to 2020)
- 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 Western Sydney University). Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2014 Round 1 from (2014 to 2018)