Professor Peter SP 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.
Professor 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".
Professor 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:
- Towards evaluating the employment impacts of the building maintenance program AUD $23,500, 2019-2020, funded by Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
- 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 Innovation Pitch Tank Fund, 2019
- 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
- Adoption of virtual reality in construction industry-based professional training AUD $20,000 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
Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Professor 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
Professor 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.
- Shooshtarian, S.,Lingard, H.,Wong, P. (2020). Using the cost of construction work to trigger legislative duties for WHS: the Australian experience In: Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 10, 369 - 387
- Ahankoob, A.,Abbasnejad, B.,Wong, P. (2020). The Support of Continuous Information Flow Through Building Information Modeling (BIM) In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM 2019), Springer Nature, Singapore
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Khalfan, M.,Yang, R.,Wong, S. (2020). Landfill levy imposition on construction and demolition waste: Australian stakeholders' perceptions In: Sustainability, 12, 1 - 15
- Wong, S.,Holdsworth, S.,Keough, J.,Kenny, D. (2020). (In Press) How may the organisations� readiness to change affect the uptake of off-site construction? In: Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, , 1 - 11
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M.,Yang, J. (2020). Market development for construction and demolition waste stream in Australia In: Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, 3, 220 - 231
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M.,Yang, J. (2019). Development of a Domestic Market for Construction and Demolition Waste in Australia In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference (AUBEA 2019), Noosa, Australia, 6-8 November 2019
- Shooshtarian, S.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M.,Maqsood, T.,Yang, J. (2019). Green Construction and Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Australia In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference (AUBEA 2019), Noosa, Australia, 6-8 November 2019
- Holdsworth, S.,Sandri, O.,Thomas, I.,Wong, P.,Chester, A.,McLaughlin, T. (2019). The assessment of graduate sustainability attributes in the workplace: Potential advantages of using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) In: Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 1 - 10
- Holdsworth, S.,Sandri, O.,Thomas, I.,Wong, S.,Chester, A.,McLaughlin, P. (2019). The use of the theory of planned behaviour to assess graduate attributes for sustainability In: Environmental Education Research, 26, 275 - 295
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Khalfan, M.,Wong, S.,Yang, J. (2019). Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Australia: Review of Differences in Jurisdictional Regulatory Frameworks In: Proceedings of the 2019 CIB World Building Congress (WBC 2019), Hong Kong, SAR, China, 17-21June 2019
2 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions
- Towards evaluating the employment impacts of the building maintenance program (Project 3.66). Funded by: Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre from (2019 to 2021)
- Adoption of Virtual Reality in Construction Industry-Based Professional Training. Funded by: China University of Mining and Technology from (2019 to 2021)
- 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 2019)