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Biography

Dr. Patrick Tang is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Construction Management, in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle. Dr. Tang received a First Class Honours Degree in Building Surveying from the City University of Hong Kong in 1998. From the same university, Dr. Tang obtained his PhD in 2002. Before joining the University of Newcastle in 2009, Dr. Tang was an Instructor in the Department of Building and Construction at the City University of Hong Kong. His active research covers a wide range of subjects including, high performance concrete, structural lightweight concrete, building defects diagnosis, structural retrofitting and environmental sustainability, as well as, web-based teaching and learning.

Dr. Patrick Tang is currently a Committee Member for the Building Diagnostic Division (BDD) of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong - China, 12/11/2002
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), City University of Hong Kong - China, 24/11/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Building materials
  • Concrete technology and design
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Structural retrofitting
  • Web-based teaching and learning.

Research expertise

Dr. Patrick Tang specialises in concrete technology and design. For the last two years, Dr. Tang's research has been focused primarily on the areas of construction materials and structural retrofitting. Throughout this time, Dr. Tang has been involved in a number of research projects in collaboration with multiple academics and professions. This research has resulted in a considerable number of international journal papers and reports. While Dr. Tang's past studies have mainly focused on materials engineering, future studies will likely concentrate on the area of sustainable construction materials.

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090599Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified75
120202Building Science And Techniques20
120199Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified5

Collaboration

Dr. Patrick Tang has been involved in many research projects in collaboration with many academics and professions in Hong Kong.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Dr. Tang was the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) at the University of Newcastle in 2010-12. His role was to take full responsibility for the management and quality of a program (and the courses offered within that program) leading to an award of the University. The main administrative duties included the program curriculum design, accreditation exercise, problem-based-teaching and learning implementation, credit application, writing annual program reports, student consultation and student activities coordination.

Dr. Tang was also a member of Faculty Board and Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee in 2010-12 to give advice and recommendation on quality assurance for teaching, learning and research activities within the Faculty.

To help arrange work opportunities for students, Dr. Tang is currently the discipline representative of Newcastle Industrial Scholarship Scheme (UNISS).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Building Maintenance
  • Construction Technology

Teaching expertise

Dr. Tang has been teaching a number of engineering construction/management courses at the undergraduate level in the context of lectures, tutorials and laboratory works for more than 10 years. These include the areas on construction materials, building maintenance and diagnosis, construction technology, construction management, engineering surveying, optimization techniques and temporary works design. Dr. Tang thoroughly enjoy teaching and has developed a web-based learning center to enhance teaching effectiveness and learning satisfaction at his courses.

Building on Dr Tang's consistent excellent student feedback on course (SFC) results, he has been affirmed as one of the Faculty's leading teaching staff. In light of this achievement, he has been invited to become a Faculty Teaching and Learning Mentor since 2011.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Lo TY, Tang WC, Cui HZ, 'The effects of aggregate properties on lightweight concrete', BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 42 3025-3029 (2007) [C1]
2008Tang WC, Lo TT, Nadeem A, 'Mechanical and Drying Shrinkage Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete', Cement and Concrete Composites, 30 403-409 (2008) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research, 838-841 2208-2211 (2014) [C3]
2014Tang WC, Cui HZ, Wu M, 'Creep and creep recovery properties of polystyrene aggregate concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 51 338-343 (2014)
2014Shi X, Memon SA, Tang W, Cui H, Xing F, 'Experimental assessment of position of macro encapsulated phase change material in concrete walls on indoor temperatures and humidity levels', ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, 71 80-87 (2014)
2013Tang W, 'Fresh properties of self-compacting concrete with coarse recycled aggregate 938-942 (2013) [C1]
2013Yang SQ, Peng T, Tang WC, Cui HZ, 'Study of surface modification of recycled aggregate and mechanical properties of the resulting concrete', Advanced Materials Research, 712-715 961-965 (2013) [C1]
2012Cui HZ, Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Investigation of permeability of structural lightweight aggregate concrete', Advanced Science Letters, 15 176-178 (2012) [C1]
2012Tang WC, Cui H, Lo Y, 'Properties of concrete containing scrap-tire chips', Advanced Materials Research, 399-401 1251-1256 (2012) [C1]
2012Tang WC, Cui H, 'Evaluation of the strain-softening law of concrete from the fracture test', Advanced Materials Research, 535-537 1868-1876 (2012) [C1]
2012Tang WC, Lo Y, Cui H, 'Size effect of waste compact disc shred on properties of concrete', Advanced Materials Research, 346 40-46 (2012) [C1]
2010Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Shear strengthening of polystyrene aggregate concrete beams with near surface mounted GFRP bars', Materials Research Innovations, 14 138-145 (2010) [C1]
2009Lo TT, Nadeem A, Tang WC, 'The effect of high temperature curing on the strength and carbonation of pozzolanic structural lightweight concretes', Construction and Building Materials, 23 1306-1310 (2009) [C1]
2009Tang WC, Lo TL, 'Mechanical and fracture properties of normal and high strength concretes with fly ash after exposure to high temperatures', Magazine of Concrete Research, 61 323-330 (2009) [C1]
2008Lo TT, Cui HZ, Tang WC, Leung HC, 'Strength Analysis of Bamboo by Microscopic Investigation of Bamboo Fibre,', Construction and Building Materials, 22 1532-1535 (2008) [C1]
2008Lo TT, Cui HZ, Tang WC, 'Phase Constitution at Interfacial between Lightweight Aggregate/Concrete Cement Paste Composite', Materials Research Innovations, 12 123-126 (2008) [C1]
2008Tang WC, Lo TT, Chan WK, 'Fracture Properties of Normal and Lightweight High-Strength Concrete', Magazine of Concrete Research, 60 237-244 (2008) [C1]
2008Tang WC, Lo TT, Balendran RV, 'Bond Performance of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete (PAC) Reinforced with Glass-Fibre-Reinforced PolymeCr (GFRP) Bars', Building and Environment, 43 98-107 (2008) [C1]
2008Lo TT, Sham FC, Cui HZ, Tang WC, 'Study of Short-term Shrinkage and Creep of Lightweight Concrete', Materials Research Innovations, 12 151-154 (2008) [C1]
2008Tang WC, Ng KM, Tam CM, 'Fracture properties of concrete with waste compact disc shred', Materials Research Innovations, 12 179-183 (2008) [C1]
2008Tang WC, Lo TT, Nadeem A, 'Mechanical and Drying Shrinkage Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete', Cement and Concrete Composites, 30 403-409 (2008) [C1]
2008Lo TT, Cui HZ, Tang WC, Leung WM, 'The Effect of Aggregate Absorption on Pore Area at Interfacial Zone of Lightweight Concrete,', Construction and Building Materials, 22 623-628 (2008) [C1]
2008Wu Y-F, Yun Y, Tang WC, 'Performance of FRP bonding systems under fatigue loading,', Engineering Structures, 30 3129-3140 (2008) [C1]
2008Lo TT, Tang WC, Nadeem A, 'Comparison of carbonation of lightweight concrete with normal weight concrete at similar strength levels', Construction and Building Materials, 22 1648-1655 (2008) [C1]
2007Lo TY, Tang WC, Cui HZ, 'The effects of aggregate properties on lightweight concrete', BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 42 3025-3029 (2007) [C1]
2007Lo TY, Tang PWC, Cui HZ, Nadeem A, 'Comparison of workability and mechanical properties of self-compacting lightweight concrete and normal self-compacting concrete', MATERIALS RESEARCH INNOVATIONS, 11 45-50 (2007) [C1]
2006Tang WC, Balendran RV, Nadeem A, Leung HY, 'Flexural strengthening of reinforced lightweight polystyrene aggregate concrete beams with near-surface mounted GFRP bars', BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 41 1381-1393 (2006) [C1]
2003Leung HY, Balendran RV, Nadeem A, Tang WC, 'Fibre reinforced polymer materials for prestressed concrete structures', Structural Survey, 21 95-101 (2003) [C1]
2002Balendran RV, Rana TM, Maqsood T, Tang WC, 'Application of FRP Bars as Reinforcement in Civil Engineering Structures', Structural Survey, 20 62-72 (2002) [C1]
2002Balendran RV, Rana TM, Maqsood T, Tang WC, 'Strength and durability performance of HPC incorporating pozzolans at elevated temperatures', Structural Survey, 20 123-128 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gajendran T, Tang P, Brewer G, Hilaire T, 'A pedagogical framework for conceptualising the design and delivery of construction management courses through ┬┐constructive alignment┬┐', International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka (2014)
2013Tang WC, Mak MY, Gajendran T, 'Evaluation of assessment practices for Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) program', Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane 2013: Construction and Society, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E1]
2012Tang WC, 'Constructive alignment and assessment design for an undergraduate construction management program', Proceedings 2012 IET International Conference of Information Science and Control Engineering (ICISCE 2012): Volume 3, Shenzhen (2012) [E1]
2012Chan RWK, Zhao Z, Tang WC, 'Seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete soft-storey structures using toggle-brace-damper system', Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials - Selected Peer Reviewed Papers from 2012 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials, CEBM 2012, Hong Kong (2012) [E1]
2011Tang WC, Masia MJ, Chan RWK, 'Flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams with NSM FRP bars under cyclic loading', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Fukuoka, Japan (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Mark Masia

2010Tang WC, Lo TY, 'FRACTURE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE INCORPORATED WITH WASTE COMPACT DISC SHRED', PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION (ICSU 2010), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA (2010) [E1]
2010Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Fracture properties of concrete incoporated with waste compact disc shred', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, Hong Kong (2010) [E3]
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Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Lam KC, Tang WC, 'Report on Experimental Study of Concrete Quality - Developing Application of Self-compacting Concrete to Enhance Quality, Cost Effectiveness, Buildability and to Reduce Noise Nuisance in Public Housing Construction' (2005) [R1]
2005Lam KC, Tang WC, 'Proposed Guidelines for Self-compacting Concrete - Developing Application of Self-compacting Concrete to Enhance Quality, Cost Effectiveness, Buildability and to Reduce Noise Nuisance in Public Housing Construction' (2005) [R1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Tang WC, Engineering Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete with and without Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer bars, City University of Hong Kong (2002) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$508,200

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2014 (1 grants)

Self-healing materials to create durable and sustainable civil infrastructure$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patrick Tang
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1301390

2013 (1 grants)

Optimization Models for Performances of PCM-LWA Concrete Based on Mechanisms of Improving Performances of the Concrete Phases$145,000
Funding Body: National Natural Science Foundation of China

SchemeRole
National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$145,00020132017
GNo:184367246

2012 (1 grants)

2012 IET International Conference on Information Science and Control Engineering (ICISCE 2012), Shenzhen, China, 7 - 9 December 2012$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Patrick Tang
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020122012
GNo:G1201090

2010 (1 grants)

New Staff Grant 2010$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patrick Tang
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020102010
GNo:G1000620

2007 (3 grants)

Engineering Properties of Environmentally Friendly Concrete with Rice Husk Ash as the Cement Replacement Material $25,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF (SRG-Fd)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020072009
GNo:131484769

Fatigue bond behaviour between FRP and concrete under different bonding systems$25,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Strategic Research Grant Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020072009
GNo:131484781

A Virtual Construction Materials and Structural Mechanics Laboratory $20,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Teaching Development Grant (TDG(CityU))Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072008
GNo:131484817

2006 (3 grants)

Development of structural-graded self-compacting lightweight concrete for maintenance of old buildings $25,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Strategic Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020062008
GNo:131484793

Experimental Investigation of the Fatigue Bond Behaviour of RC beams strengthened with Near-Surface-Mount GFRP bars $25,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Strategic Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020062008
GNo:131484801

English Learning Camps$7,000
Funding Body: City University of Hong Kong

SchemeRole
CityU Teaching Development Grant (TDG(CityU))Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020062007
GNo:131484825

2004 (1 grants)

Science Teacher Update Program: Applications in Engineering Surveying $60,000
Funding Body: Education Authority

SchemeRole
Quality Education Fund (QEdF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020042007
GNo:131484809

2002 (1 grants)

Development Application of SCC to enhance Quality, Cost Effectiveness, Buildability and to reduce Noise Nuisance in Public Housing Construction $150,000
Funding Body: Housing Authority

SchemeRole
Housing Authority Research Fund (HARF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020022004
GNo:131484853
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Dr Wai (Patrick) Tang

Work Phone(02) 4921 7246
Fax(02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaConstruction Management (Building)
Office
AG05,
Architecture,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/patrick-tang