Dr. Wong is the Associate Dean of the School of PCPM. As at 2018 he has more than 70 publications and was awarded over AUD$1.5Million research grants.
Dr Peter Wong fosters a strong linkage between applied research and the industry. His research into offsite construction, carbon reduction in construction, organisational learning, organisational culture, and dispute resolution has been recognised through his publications. As of 2018, Dr Wong's research endeavours have led to a total of on 1 book, 7 book chapters and more than 65 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 amounting to over 1.5 million Australian dollars.
Dr. Wong is a chartered quantity surveyor and a chartered construction manager 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.
Significant funded projects
As Chief Investigator:
- Efficient construction: analysis of integrated supply chains for innovative off site housing manufacturing AUD$345,385 (accounted for 16.6% of the project) Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2014-2017
- The business case for social housing as infrastructure AUD$136,575 (accounted for 10.0% of the project), 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 (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 AU$78,907.27 (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, AU$50,000 (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 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
Dr Wong is the Associate Dean of the School. At national level, He 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 Education panel member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management, Associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution and the plenary chairs of a number of ERA recognised international conferences.
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.
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 Peter Wong one of the best performers among the academic staffs 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 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 supervises RMIT's Construction Management undergraduate students in the annual Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) Global Student Challenge (GSC) competition. His won the world championship in 2014 in this 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.,Zwar, C.,Gharaie, E. (2017). Examining the drivers and states of organizational change for greater use of prefabrication in construction projects In: Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143, 1 - 9
- Wong, P.,Summers, M.,Duncan, J. (2017). Decision making of carbon reduction strategies adoption - a case study in greater melbourne region In: The 41st Australiasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2017
- 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
- Wong, P.,Holdsworth, S.,Crameri, L.,Lindsay, A. (2017). (In Press) Does carbon accounting have an impact on decision-making in building design? In: International Journal of Construction Management, , 1 - 14
- 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.,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 2 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)