Professor Peter SP Wong is the Associate Dean of the School of PCPM. As of 2021, he has over 110 publications and was granted over AUD $2.2 Million in research funding.
Professor Wong champions research in off-site construction manufacturing, virtual reality in construction, carbon accounting, carbon reduction in the built environment, organizational learning, sustainable housing, and construction dispute resolution. These have resulted in strong research output. As of August 2021, his research endeavours have led to over 110 publications in a number of refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research grant amount to A$2.2 million dollars, comprising the A$345,385 Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkage project entitled "Efficient construction: analysis of the 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
- Defining partnership models for leveraging Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in the design and delivery of data centres and school buildings, AUD$10,000funded by Aurecon Group Pty Ltd. , 2021-2022
- Understanding drivers for damage to distribution assets. FFCRC RP2.4.02, AUD$272,580 funded by Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre, 2021
- Creation and Stimulation of End Markets for Construction and Demolition Waste in Australia (Project 1.75) AUD$132,000, Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, 2020-2021
- Towards evaluating the employment impacts of the building maintenance program AUD $23,500, funded by Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works; Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, 2019-2021
- 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
- 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
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’, ‘Net-Zero Building’ and ‘Cities & Infrastructure’ of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). He is also a member of the CIOB and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Education Board and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Board of Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). At the international level, he is the Associate Editor of the ICE Proceedings: Management, Procurement and Law and the Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution. He is the external examiner of the undergraduate and/or postgraduate construction management programs in Curtin University, University of NewCastle Australia, University of South Australia, Deakin University, Western Sydney University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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. As of January 2021, his H-index in Scopus database is 17. His publications led to more than 1000 citations (Scopus Author ID: 8843485600). His H-index in Google Scholar is 20 with over 2000 citations. Professor Wong endeavoured to raise the research profile of the School internationally. In 2016, 2017 and 2020, 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 the International Journal of Project Management in 2014. 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.
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 the 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.
- 2021 – present, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- 2017 – present, Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- 2009 – present, Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- 2004 – present, Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
- 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)
- 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
- 2018 – present, Reviewer of the Australian Research Council (ARC)
- 2013 – present, External Reviewer of the Research Grant Council (RCG), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Furthermore, Professor Wong has been an Associate Editor of the ICE Proceedings: Management, Procurement and Law, 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. 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, S.,Holdsworth, S.,Keough, J.,Kenny, D. (2022). 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, 175, 16 - 26
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M.,Yang, J. (2021). Extended Producer Responsibility in the Australian Construction Industry In: Sustainability, 13, 1 - 20
- Wong, S.,Perera, T.,Abbasnejad, B.,Ahankoob, A. (2021). Towards Applying Virtual Reality Techniques in Fostering Blended Learning of the Construction Technology In: EASEC16: Proceedings of The 16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2019, Springer Nature, Singapore
- Qi, L.,Holdsworth, S.,Wong, P. (2021). What Affects Construction Innovation Adoption in Building and Infrastructure Projects – A Case Study in Australia. In: EASEC16: Proceedings of The 16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 2019, Springer Nature, Singapore
- Pablo, Z.,London, K.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M. (2021). Actor Network Theory and the evolution of complex adaptive supply networks In: Construction Innovation -Innovation, Process, Management, 21, 668 - 684
- Teo, P.,Gajanayake, A.,Jayasuriya, S.,Izaddoost, A.,Perera, T.,Naderpajouh, N.,Wong, P. (2021). Application of a bottom-up approach to estimate economic impacts of building maintenance projects: cladding rectification program in Australia In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 29, 333 - 353
- Maqsood, T.,Shooshtarian, S.,Wong, S.,Khalfan, M.,Yang, J.,Ryley, T.,Caldera, S. (2021). Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Australia, Final Industry Report, Project 1.65 In: The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) Australia
- Abbasnejad, B.,Moeinzadeh, S.,Ahankoob, A.,Wong, S. (2021). The Role of Collaboration in the Implementation of BIM-Enabled Projects In: Handbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment, IGI Global, United States
- Gontier, J.,Wong, S.,Teo, P. (2021). Towards the implementation of immersive technology in construction - A swot analysis In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 26, 366 - 380
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Yang, J.,Khalfan, M.,Wong, S. (2021). The impact of new international waste policies on the Australian construction and demolition waste stream In: Proceedings of the 44th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2021), Geelong, Australia , 27-29 October 2021
3 PhD Completions3 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)