Dr. Wai Kiong Oswald Chong
Construction Engineering/Architectural Engineering
Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
University of Kansas
1530 15th St. 2150 Learned Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Tel: (785) 864-2891
Fax: (785) 864-5631
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of Texas at Austin (2005)
M.S., National University of Singapore (1999)
B.S., National University of Singapore (1997)
Research Interests and Projects
Journal Publications: 16 (Updated 4/1/2011)
Conference Publications: 33 (Updated 4/1/2011)
My key research focuses on quantifying, applying and implementing environmental and social impacts of design, products and projects that normally include:
(1) knowledge mining; (2) causality models between impacts and outcomes; (3) improving reliability of environmental and social impacts prediction and accounting; and (4) streamlining environmental and social models for application and implementation.
My key research crosses path with:
(1) Sustainable Design and Project Planning; (2) Eco-efficiency; (3) Technical Metabolism; (4) Energy Efficiency; (5) Sustainable Information Modeling; (6) Socio-Economics of Eco-Efficient Communities; (7) Corporate-Society Sustainability Interface; (8) Life Cycle Performance; (9) Building Information Modeling; (10) Social and Human Dimensions; (11) Carbon Management and Baseline Estimating; and (12) Carbon Taxation and Cap and Trade.
In addition, I also conduct research in Professional Development for the Estimating Professions, Business Operations, and Construction Productivity Research. My publications are mainly in the areas of building defects, sustainability, lean and sustainability, and social-human dimensions.
Environmental Management (including carbon management, environment system engineering, industrial ecological labels, environmental impact measurement), Building Information Modeling (Building Models for BIM), Information Technology, Project Management Systems, Green Design and Construction, Renewable Energy, Energy Systems, High-Performance Design and Systems, LEED certification and accreditation
Courses Taught/Upcoming Courses
Construction-related courses, sustainable design related courses such as industrial ecology, life cycle systems, and knowledge systems.
Affiliated with the American Society for Civil Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council, Association of General Contractors of America, INCEED, and 6 other agencies.