Professor Peter SP Wong is the Associate Dean, Construction Management of the School of PCPM. As of 2023, he has over 120 publications and was granted over AUD $2.9 Million in research funding.
Professor Peter S.P. Wong is the Associate Dean (Construction Management) of the School of Property Construction and Project Management, RMIT University. As of March 2023, his research endeavors have led to over 120 publications accepted or published in top-ranked refereed journals and conference proceedings. He was awarded on a competitive basis multiple research grants amounting to A$2.8 million dollars, including the Victorian Building Authority Research Grant project for developing a virtual reality (VR) based online self-evaluation platform to reduce the compliance risk of the building and plumbing works. The other prestigious Australia Research Council Linkage project, "Efficient construction: analysis of the adoption of integrated supply chains for innovative offsite housing manufacturing systems", helped guide the effectiveness of offsite manufacturing and improved project delivery. He is a Task Group member in 'Sustainable Housing' 'Net-Zero Building' and 'Cities & Infrastructure' of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). His publications in recent years are highly relevant to immersive technology (VR/AR/MR) in construction, prefabrication, and modulation of construction, sustainable construction, organisational change management and dispute resolution.
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
- Developing Virtual reality (VR) based online self-evaluation platform to reduce compliance risk of the building and plumbing works in Victoria, AUD$60,000 funded by Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Research Grant, 2022-2024
- Using recycled and recyclable products: Influencing stakeholders through circular economy practices (Project 1.95) AUD$165,000 funded by Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, 2023-2024
- Enhancing the use of products with recycled contact in the Australian construction industry (Project 1.85), AUD$123,750 funded by Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, 2021-2023
- Defining partnership models for leveraging Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in the design and delivery of data centres and school buildings, AUD$10,000 funded 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's excellence across the academic domains of leadership, teaching and learning and research has been highly recognised at the national and international levels. He is the Melbourne Hub Chair and the Global Accreditation Panel Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Education Board Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Board Member of the Assessment of Professional Competence of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In research, he is the Associate Editor of the ICE Proceedings: Management, Procurement and Law and the ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. He is the external examiner of the undergraduate and/or postgraduate construction management programs in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Auckland, University of NewCastle Australia, University of South Australia, Western Sydney University and Curtin 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 March 2023, his H-index in Scopus database is 20. His publications led to more than 1000 citations (Scopus Author ID: 8843485600). His H-index in Google Scholar is 26 with over 2900 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.
- Weththasinghe, K.,Wong, S. (2023). Towards developing partnership models for leveraging design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) for school buildings In: Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, , 1 - 16
- Abbasnejad, B.,Soltani, S.,Wong, S. (2023). A systematic review of online learning and teaching strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for the construction management sector In: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, , 1 - 26
- Wong, S. (2023). The Role of Incentivization to Mitigate the Negative Impact of COVID-Related Disputes In: Construction Incentivization: Beyond Carrot and Stick, Springer, Switzerland
- Qi, L.,Wong, S.,Holdsworth, S. (2023). Towards understanding the impact of the perceptions about construction innovation on advanced technology adoption In: International Journal of Construction Management, , 1 - 9
- Sherratt, F.,Wong, S.,Sherratt, S. (2023). How construction safety academics are researching wearables for safety, and why it matters In: Digital Transformation of Health and Safety in Construction, Porto, Portugal, 21/6/2023-22/6/2023
- Liu, C.,Yang, R.,Yu, X.,Sun, C.,Rosengarten, G.,Liebman, A.,Wakefield, R.,Wong, P.,Wang, K. (2023). Supporting virtual power plants decision-making in complex urban environments using reinforcement learning In: Sustainable Cities and Society, 99, 1 - 21
- Shooshtarian, S.,Maqsood, T.,Caldera, S.,Ryley, T.,Wong, S. (2023). Development of end-markets for recycled construction and demolition waste resources in Australia, Nova Science, United States
- Murphy, B.,Abbasnejad, B.,Wong, S.,Ahankoob, A. (2022). Building Information Modelling Uptake by Small to Medium-Sized Contractors: A Change Management Perspective In: Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction, Sydney, 28/11/2022-02/12/2022
- Nicholls, W.,Wong, P. (2022). The Use of Virtual Reality in Reducing the Reliance on Human Visual Construction Defects Inspection In: Proceedings of the 45th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference: Global Challenges in a Disrupted World: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Approaches in the Built Environment, Sydney, Australia, 23/11/2022-25/11/2022
- Murphy, B.,Abbasnejad, B.,Wong, P.,Ahankoob, A. (2022). Building Information Modelling (BIM) uptake by small and medium size contractors (SMCs) in Australia: a change management perspective In: Proceedings of The Sixth Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2022.9(2).AAE-06, 28/11/2022-02/12/2022
4 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions
- Using recycled and recyclable products: Influencing stakeholders through circular economy practices (Project 1.95). Funded by: Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre from (2023 to 2025)
- Developing a virtual reality (VR) based online self-evaluation platform to reduce compliance risk of building and plumbing works in Victoria. Funded by: Victorian Building Authority Research Grant Program from (2022 to 2024)
- Towards evaluating the employment impacts of the building maintenance program (Project 3.66). Funded by: Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre from (2019 to 2023)
- 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)