Dr Patrick Tang

Dr Patrick Tang

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Construction Management (Building))

A concrete sense of responsibility

Eco-conscious and exceptionally hard working, Dr Patrick Tang is looking to accommodate both structural and functional needs in his research and practical design work on building materials

Patrick TangAt the very core of Dr Patrick Tang’s studies is the environment. He’s tying research on global energy demands to research on concrete technology and design, ambitiously and admirably seeking to find the least costly means of heating and cooling buildings.

“Energy efficiency has become a primary objective for policymakers at regional, national and international levels,” he concedes.

Nowadays, the construction industry is one of the dominant energy consumers in the world and this is only expected to increase as people continue to spend more time indoors and act on their preferences for thermal comfort.

“It is also concerning that Australia is currently failing to meet its emissions reduction targets.”

“Despite all of these facts, however, there is still not much in the way of practical research on energy efficient building materials, such as cementitious composites.”

“I’m determined to fill this gap.”

Under construction

Patrick’s research career began in 1999, when he commenced a PhD at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Principally focused on construction materials engineering during his three-year probe, the industrious academic sought to develop a new class of structural grade lightweight concretes with fibre-reinforced composite materials.

“These are 1,435 to 2,100kg/m3 with corresponding strengths of 20 MPa minimum,” he describes.

“Perhaps most impressively, however, is the fact that they are capable of fulfilling both large-scale structural and functional requirements.”

Joining CityU’s prestigious Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering as a Senior Research Assistant and then Lecturer after receiving his award in 2002, Patrick looked to tackle another big assignment – this time on self-compacting concrete.

“This particular type has the ability to revolutionise building construction by increasing cost-effectiveness and drastically reducing noise nuisance,” he comments.

“Performance of its mixes were thoroughly analysed in laboratory and field tests.”

“From this, comprehensive design and application guidelines were developed for Hong Kong’s Housing Authority.”

Heavy lifting

Patrick relocated to the University of Newcastle in 2009, signing on to become a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Construction Management within its School of Architecture and Built Environment. The talented mid-career researcher has since led a handful of successful endeavours, most recently entering into a long-term collaborative partnership with field experts from mainland China and Hong Kong.

“I also won an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant in late 2015,” he shares.

“This is for the creation of structural-functional integrated concrete (TESA).”

“As its name aptly suggests, it will be a structural material and a functional material.”

Undertaking a number of microstructure, mechanical, thermal and durability studies, Patrick is planning to investigate and optimise these properties specifically in TESA concrete.

“This subtype is made of porous structural lightweight aggregate, which is impregnated with liquid phase change materials and coated with epoxy resins and mineral admixtures,” he explains.

“The aim is to design it in a way that ensures consistent and adequate indoor temperature control.”

“We’ll be developing it over the next three years.”

Adding another category to his ever-expanding repertoire of concretes and cement, Patrick is hoping to research sustainable construction materials in the not-so-distant future.

“Photovoltaics, which involve the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity, have been receiving a lot of attention lately,” he elaborates.

“They’re really exciting because they serve multiple purposes, such as efficient energy conversion.”

“I’m looking forward to seeing where this project takes me.”

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Career Summary

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, sustainable 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).

Research Expertise
Dr. Patrick Tang specialises in concrete technology and design. Dr Tang has extensive research experience on materials science and his work includes in-depth analyses of the microstructure to macroengineering behaviour of cement/concrete/composite materials. Throughout the years, Dr Tang has studied several types of sustainable concretes, such as self-compacting concrete, structural lightweight concrete, recycled concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, pozzolanic concrete and recently self healing concrete and phase change material concrete.

Dr Patrick Tang has been awarded $290,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for his research project Development of structural-functional integrated concrete. Dr Tang is experienced in effectively managing a research team as well as supervising higher degree postgraduate students in doing innovative and high quality research.

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 12 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.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Tang has held several important administrative positions including as Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) program (2010-12), Chair of the Programs Management Group (2012), and as Acting Postgraduate Director (2013). Dr Tang was also a member of Faculty Board and Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee in 2010-12. Dr Tang is currently the Discipline Coordinator for the Industrial Scholarships (since 2011) to help arrange work opportunities for students. 

Collaborations
Dr Tang has long-term international collaboration with experts in the field. He is also one of the investigators of an international research team be awarded the prestigious National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2013.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong - China
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), City University of Hong Kong - China

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 75
120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified 5
120202 Building Science and Techniques 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2008 - 1/07/2009 Instructor I City University of Hong Kong
Department of Building and Construction
Hong Kong
1/01/2004 - 1/06/2008 Instructor II City University of Hong Kong
Department of Building and Construction
Hong Kong
1/01/2003 - 1/01/2004 Senior Research Assistant City University of Hong Kong
Department of Building and Construction
Hong Kong
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Publications

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


Journal article (39 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Tang WC, Ryan PC, Cui HZ, Liao W, 'Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete with Recycled Coarse Aggregate', Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2016 (2016)

© 2016 W. C. Tang et al.The utilisation of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) in Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) has the potential to reduce both the environmental impact and finan... [more]

© 2016 W. C. Tang et al.The utilisation of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) in Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) has the potential to reduce both the environmental impact and financial cost associated with this increasingly popular concrete type. However, to date limited research exists exploring the use of coarse RCA in SCC. The work presented in this paper seeks to build on the existing knowledge in this area by examining the workability, strength, and fracture properties of SCCs containing 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% coarse RCA. The experimental programme indicated that at RCA utilisation levels of 25% to 50% little or no negative impact was observed for strength, workability, or fracture properties, with the exception of a slight reduction in Young's modulus.

DOI 10.1155/2016/2761294
2016 Dong Z, Cui H, Tang W, Chen D, Wen H, 'Development of hollow steel ball macro-encapsulated PCM for thermal energy storage concrete', Materials, 9 (2016)

© 2015 by the authors.The application of thermal energy storage with phase change materials (PCMs) for energy efficiency of buildings grew rapidly in the last few years. In this ... [more]

© 2015 by the authors.The application of thermal energy storage with phase change materials (PCMs) for energy efficiency of buildings grew rapidly in the last few years. In this research, octadecane paraffin was served as a PCM, and a structural concrete with the function of indoor temperature control was developed by using a macro-encapsulated PCM hollow steel ball (HSB). The macro-encapsulated PCM-HSB was prepared by incorporation of octadecane into HSBs through vacuum impregnation. Test results showed that the maximum percentage of octadecane carried by HSBs was 80.3% by mass. The macro-encapsulated PCM-HSB has a latent heat storage capacity as high as 200.5 J/g. The compressive strength of concrete with macro-encapsulated PCM-HSB at 28 days ranged from 22 to 40 MPa. The indoor thermal performance test revealed that concrete with macro-encapsulated octadecane-HSB was capable of reducing the peak indoor air temperature and the fluctuation of indoor temperature. It can be very effective in transferring the heating and cooling loads away from the peak demand times.

DOI 10.3390/ma9010059
2016 Tang WC, Cui H, Tahmasbi SOHEIL, 'Fracture Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete after Exposure to High Temperatures', Materials, 9 (2016)
DOI 10.3390/ma9080630
2016 Yan X, Cui H, Qin Q, Tang W, Zhou X, 'Study on Utilization of Carboxyl Group Decorated Carbon Nanotubes and Carbonation Reaction for Improving Strengths and Microstructures of Cement Paste', Nanomaterials, 6 153-153 (2016)
DOI 10.3390/nano6080153
2016 Lo TY, Liao W, K Wong C, Tang W, 'Evaluation of carbonation resistance of paint coated concrete for buildings', Construction and Building Materials, 107 299-306 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.When evaluating the carbonation resistance of paint coated concrete, the effects of both the strength grade and the curing conditions (st... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.When evaluating the carbonation resistance of paint coated concrete, the effects of both the strength grade and the curing conditions (standard curing and accelerated curing) of concrete substrate on carbonation resistance of paint coated concrete were investigated. The concept of the carbonation suppression ratio of paint was presented for evaluation of the anti-carbonation performance of the two types of paints (exterior and interior paints) when applied to a reference concrete substrate. The test results showed a good linear relationship between the carbonation depths of the paint coated concrete and the square root of exposure times. Concrete with higher strength grade exhibited greater carbonation resistance. The carbonation depth of the C35 standard cured concrete was reduced by 56% in comparison with that of the C25 standard cured concrete. It was found that concrete substrate prepared by accelerated curing method displayed lower carbonation resistance than standard cured concrete. Compared with the standard cured specimen, the carbonation depth of the accelerated cured specimen increased by 61% for the control C25 concrete and by 56% for the control C35 concrete. This phenomenon was attributed to the formation of a higher volume of capillary pores in concrete prepared by accelerated curing. Additionally, the exterior paint had a higher carbonation suppression ratio than the interior paint. The suppression ratios of the exterior and interior paint coatings applied on C25 standard cured concrete were 71% and 56%, respectively. The exterior paint coated concrete had a better carbonation resistance with longer effective blockage time and smaller carbonation rate.

DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.01.026
2015 Wu M, Tang WC, Chen GW, Chen S, Qing ZD, Zhou Y, et al., 'Modelling Construction Dust Safety Distance', Advanced Materials Research, 1065-1069 1704-1709 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1065-1069.1704
Co-authors Willy Sher, Peter Davis
2015 Wu M, Tang WC, Zhou Y, Chen S, Chen GW, Qing ZD, et al., 'Modeling the Impact of Three Gorges Dam on the Cooling Energy Consumption of the Reservoir Cities', Advanced Materials Research, 1065-1069 3254-3259 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1065-1069.3254
Co-authors Willy Sher, Peter Davis
2015 Wu M, Dong J, Zhao A, Tang WC, Sher W, Chen GW, et al., 'A Cooling Vest for Construction Workers', Advanced Materials Research, 1061-1062 728-732 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1061-1062.728
Co-authors Willy Sher, Joe Dong
2015 Tang W, Kardani O, Cui H, 'Robust evaluation of self-healing efficiency in cementitious materials - A review', Construction and Building Materials, 81 233-247 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.During the last decade, self-healing of concrete has attracted so much attention in the research community as a promising tool toward mor... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.During the last decade, self-healing of concrete has attracted so much attention in the research community as a promising tool toward more durable and sustainable infrastructures. Although various self-healing approaches have been vastly studied, employment of different assessment methods in these studies has made it difficult to compare the efficiency of various self-healing mechanisms. This paper presents a review of test methods which have been commonly utilized to assess the efficiency of self-healing mechanisms in concrete. Three broad categories of assessment methods are considered, namely visualization and determination, assessment of regained resistance and assessment of regained mechanical properties. Moreover, as a pathway toward standardized evaluation of self-healing mechanisms, various assessment techniques are evaluated against four proposed essential criteria - reliability, quality of results, operational considerations and in-situ applicability.

DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.02.054
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2015 Cui H, Tang W, Liu W, Dong Z, Xing F, 'Experimental study on effects of CO2 concentrations on concrete carbonation and diffusion mechanisms', Construction and Building Materials, 93 522-527 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.06.007
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Tang WC, Cui HZ, Wu M, 'Creep and creep recovery properties of polystyrene aggregate concrete', CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 51 338-343 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.10.093
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Cui HZ, Shi X, Memon SA, Xing F, Tang W, 'Experimental study on the influence of water absorption of recycled coarse aggregates on properties of the resulting concretes', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.In this paper, three recycled coarse aggregates (RCAs) with different 24-h water absorptions (5.67, 3.12, and 1.98 wt%) were used to pr... [more]

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.In this paper, three recycled coarse aggregates (RCAs) with different 24-h water absorptions (5.67, 3.12, and 1.98 wt%) were used to produce recycled coarse aggregate concretes (RCACs). Different water absorption rates were obtained by modifying the surface of RCAs with low and high concentration of alkaline organosilicone modifier that is stable in concrete. A normal aggregate concrete mixture was also prepared to serve as control mixture. The effect of RCA absorption on the microstructure (interfacial transition zone), mechanical properties (compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, and concrete-rebar bonding strength), and durability (shrinkage and water permeability) of the resulting RCAC was investigated. Test results showed that the surface modification of RCA was effective in reducing the water absorption. From micrographs, RCAC prepared with low concentration of surface modifier (No. 2 RCA) showed mechanical interlocking with the surrounding cement matrix. Among RCAC, No. 2 RCA (with low concentration of surface modifier) showed better mechanical and durability performance due to the mechanical interlocking which served as effective force transmission medium between aggregate/cement matrix. It can therefore be concluded that RCA prepared with low concentration of surface modifier improved the properties of RCAC. In addition, it may be used as a potential tool to reduce possible slump loss in fresh concrete thereby resulting in consistent mix and providing greater flexibility in mix design.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001086
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2014 Cui H, Liao W, Memon SA, Dong B, Tang W, 'Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of Hardened Cement Paste with Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials for Energy Storage', MATERIALS, 7 8070-8087 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ma7128070
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2014 Shi 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) [C1]

This paper presents the results of experimental investigation on macro encapsulated phase change material (PCM) incorporated in concrete walls of room models in real conditions. T... [more]

This paper presents the results of experimental investigation on macro encapsulated phase change material (PCM) incorporated in concrete walls of room models in real conditions. The focus of this study was to evaluate the effect of positions (externally bonded, laminated within and internally bonded) of macro encapsulated PCM in concrete walls on indoor temperatures and humidity levels of room models. Experimental results indicated that PCM models could adjust the indoor temperature and humility levels, however, its effectiveness was found to be greatly dependent on the position of PCM in concrete walls. The model with PCM laminated within the concrete walls showed the best temperature control and was effective in reducing the maximum temperature by up to 4 C. Whereas, the model with PCM placed on the inner side of concrete walls showed the best humidity control and reduced the relative humidity by 16% more than the control model. Therefore, it can be concluded that PCM models are thermally efficient and by reducing the relative humidity they provide comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Moreover, it is shown that the application of PCM in public housing flat of Hong Kong is economically visible with a recovery period of 11 years. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.12.001
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21
2013 Yang 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]

In this paper, a method of aggregate surface modification using cement paste with RLP (Redispersable Latex Powder) was proposed aiming to improve properties of recycled aggregates... [more]

In this paper, a method of aggregate surface modification using cement paste with RLP (Redispersable Latex Powder) was proposed aiming to improve properties of recycled aggregates and the resulting concrete. In this study, the cement pastes with different dosages of RLP on RA surface modification were used and the effects on the mechanical properties of the resulting concretes were studied. The experiments were carried in accordance with specifications and test methods in Building pebble and gravel (GB/T 14685-2001) and Ordinary concrete mechanics performance test method standard (GB/T 50081-2002). The test results showed that the properties of recycled aggregates were not as good as those of natural aggregates, thus resulting in poorer mechanical properties of the recycled aggregate concrete. By means of aggregate surface modification, the values of water absorption of the recycled aggregate were reduced and consequently the mechanical properties (i.e. compressive strength and elastic modulus) of the resulting recycled concrete were increased. This research provides some useful practical insights to improving mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.712-715.961
2013 Tang W, 'Fresh properties of self-compacting concrete with coarse recycled aggregate 938-942 (2013) [C1]
2012 Tang WC, Lo Y, Cui H, 'Size effect of waste compact disc shred on properties of concrete', Advanced Materials Research, 346 40-46 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2012 Tang WC, Cui H, Lo Y, 'Properties of concrete containing scrap-tire chips', Advanced Materials Research, 399-401 1251-1256 (2012) [C1]
2012 Tang WC, Cui H, 'Evaluation of the strain-softening law of concrete from the fracture test', Advanced Materials Research, 535-537 1868-1876 (2012) [C1]
2012 Cui HZ, Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Investigation of permeability of structural lightweight aggregate concrete', Advanced Science Letters, 15 176-178 (2012) [C1]
2010 Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Shear strengthening of polystyrene aggregate concrete beams with near surface mounted GFRP bars', Materials Research Innovations, 14 138-145 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/143307510X12639910071511
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2008.07.026
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 10
2009 Tang 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]
DOI 10.1680/macr.2008.00084
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2008 Tang WC, Ng KM, Tam CM, 'Fracture properties of concrete with waste compact disc shred', Materials Research Innovations, 12 179-183 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/143307508X362819
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Lo TT, Cui HZ, Tang WC, 'Phase Constitution at Interfacial between Lightweight Aggregate/Concrete Cement Paste Composite', Materials Research Innovations, 12 123-126 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/143307508X304345
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1179/143307508X333622
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2008 Wu Y-F, Yun Y, Tang WC, 'Performance of FRP bonding systems under fatigue loading,', Engineering Structures, 30 3129-3140 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2008.04.026
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 36
2008 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.06.006
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2008 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.03.031
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 26
2008 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2006.10.011
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 19
2008 Tang WC, Lo TT, Chan WK, 'Fracture Properties of Normal and Lightweight High-Strength Concrete', Magazine of Concrete Research, 60 237-244 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/macr.2008.60.4.237
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2008 Tang 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.11.030
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 13
2008 Tang WC, Lo TT, Nadeem A, 'Mechanical and Drying Shrinkage Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete', Cement and Concrete Composites, 30 403-409 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2008.01.002
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 26
2007 Lo 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]
DOI 10.1179/143307507X196239
Citations Web of Science - 11
2007 Lo TY, Tang WC, Cui HZ, 'The effects of aggregate properties on lightweight concrete', BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 42 3025-3029 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.06.031
Citations Web of Science - 35
2006 Tang 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.05.029
Citations Web of Science - 20
2003 Leung HY, Balendran RV, Nadeem A, Tang WC, 'Fibre reinforced polymer materials for prestressed concrete structures', Structural Survey, 21 95-101 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/02630800310479098
2002 Balendran 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]
2002 Balendran RV, Rana TM, Maqsood T, Tang WC, 'Application of FRP Bars as Reinforcement in Civil Engineering Structures', Structural Survey, 20 62-72 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Wu M, Tang WC, Ke YJ, Luo CM, 'An environmental study on the collapse of a tenement building in HK', Advanced Materials Research (2014) [E1]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injurie... [more]

On 29th January 2010, a tragedy took place before the blissful Chinese Lunar New Year. An old tenement building in Ma Tau Wai collapsed in a sudden, causing 2 deaths and 4 injuries. Not only did this raise people's concerns to investigate the reasons the collapse of the tenement building, it also raised their awareness on old tenement buildings as well as protecting them from collapsing. In view of this, this paper investigates on condensation and how it might shorten the service life of that old tenement building. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.838-841.2208
Co-authors Yongjian Ke
2014 Gajendran 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 2014 Proceedings (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Graham Brewer, Thayaparan Gajendran
2013 Tang 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 (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Michael Mak
2012 Chan 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 (2012) [E1]
2012 Tang 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 (2012) [E1]
2011 Tang 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Masia
2010 Tang WC, Lo TY, 'Fracture properties of concrete incoporated with waste compact disc shred', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (2010) [E3]
2010 Tang WC, Lo TY, 'FRACTURE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE INCORPORATED WITH WASTE COMPACT DISC SHRED', PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE URBANIZATION (ICSU 2010) (2010) [E1]
2008 Yun Y, Wu Y, Tang WC, 'Fatigue Performance of Different FRP Bonding Systems', Eleventh East Asia-Pacific Conf. on Structural Engineering & Construction (EASEC-11) (2008)
2005 Tang WC, Wu Y, Balendran WC, 'Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Near-Surface Mounted GFRP Bars, some preliminary results', 1st International Conf. on Structural Condition Assessment, Monitoring and Improvement (2005)
2005 Tang WC, Balendran RV, Nadeem A, 'The residual mechanical and fracture properties of HPC after exposure to elevated temperatures', 30th International Conf. on Our World in Concrete & Structures (2005)
2004 Balendran RV, Tang WC, Leung HY, Nadeem A, 'Flexural behaviour of sand coated glass-fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars in concrete', 29th International Conf. on Our World in Concrete & Structures (2004)
2003 Balendran RV, Tang WC, Nadeem A, 'Effect of cooling methods on residual compressive strength of high performance concrete (HPC) subjected to elevated temperatures', 28th International Conf. on Our World in Concrete & Structures (2003)
2003 Balendran RV, Tang WC, Leung HY, Nadeem A, 'Bond stress-slip relationships of glass-fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars embedded in polystyrene aggregate concrete', 28th International Conf. on Our World in Concrete & Structures (2003)
2003 Leung HY, Kitipornchai S, Balendran RV, Tang WC, 'Bond test of lapped rebars and concrete: some preliminary results', Advances in Structures: Proceedings of the ASSCCA 2003 Conference (2003)
2000 Balendran RV, Tang WC, Yu KN, Li KY, 'Mechanical Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete with and without GFRP Reinforcing Bars', 24th International Conf. on Our World in Concrete & Structures (2000)
1999 Baldenran RV, Zhou FP, Tang WC, 'Bond Strength for the Assessment of Patch Repair Materials,¿ 6th International Conf. on Inspection', 6th International Conf. on Inspection, Repairs & Maintenance of Building & Structures (1999)
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Lam 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]
2005 Lam 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]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Tang 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 grants 16
Total funding $813,200

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Highlighted grants and funding

Development of structural-functional integrated concrete$290,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Patrick Tang
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500225
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20161 grants / $290,000

Development of structural-functional integrated concrete$290,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Patrick Tang
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500225
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20152 grants / $10,000

Phase change materials (PCM) application in building sector: A Review$5,000

Funding body: Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research

Funding body Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
Scheme CIBER-SABE 2015 Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Durability study of concrete with thermal energy storage aggregate under sustained compressive loading and thermal cycling$5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Dr Patrick Tang, A/Prof Shanyong Wang

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20142 grants / $25,000

Self-healing materials to create durable and sustainable civil infrastructure$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Patrick Tang
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301390
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Test methods to evaluate the self‐healing efficiency in concrete structures—A Review$5,000

Funding body: Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research

Funding body Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
Scheme Construction Management Discipline Research Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $145,000

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

Funding body National Natural Science Foundation of China
Project Team

Hongzhi Cui

Scheme National Natural Science Foundation of China
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20121 grants / $1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Patrick Tang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201090
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $5,000

New Staff Grant 2010$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Patrick Tang
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000620
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $70,000

Fatigue bond behaviour between FRP and concrete under different bonding systems$25,000

Funding body: City University of Hong Kong

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Assoc.Prof. Yu-Fei Wu

Scheme CityU Strategic Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Engineering Properties of Environmentally Friendly Concrete with Rice Husk Ash as the Cement Replacement Material $25,000

Funding body: City University of Hong Kong

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Assoc. Prof. Tommy T. Lo

Scheme CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF (SRG-Fd)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

A Virtual Construction Materials and Structural Mechanics Laboratory $20,000

Funding body: City University of Hong Kong

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Dr. W.C, Tang

Scheme CityU Teaching Development Grant (TDG(CityU))
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20063 grants / $57,000

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

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Assoc.Prof. Yu-Fei Wu

Scheme CityU Strategic Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Development of structural-graded self-compacting lightweight concrete for maintenance of old buildings $25,000

Funding body: City University of Hong Kong

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Assoc. Prof. Tommy T. Lo

Scheme CityU Strategic Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

English Learning Camps$7,000

Funding body: City University of Hong Kong

Funding body City University of Hong Kong
Project Team

Dr. W.K. Chan

Scheme CityU Teaching Development Grant (TDG(CityU))
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20041 grants / $60,000

Science Teacher Update Program: Applications in Engineering Surveying $60,000

Funding body: Education Authority

Funding body Education Authority
Project Team

Dr. Ivan Fung

Scheme Quality Education Fund (QEdF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20021 grants / $150,000

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

Funding body Housing Authority
Project Team

Assoc. Prof. K.C. Lam

Scheme Housing Authority Research Fund (HARF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Study of repeatability of self-healing in ECC with various mineral admixtures
PhD (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

November 5, 2015

Dr Patrick Tang has been awarded $290,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for his research project Development of structural-functional integrated concrete.

Dr Patrick Tang

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Construction Management (Building)

Contact Details

Email patrick.tang@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7246
Fax (02) 4921 6913

Office

Room AG05
Building Architecture
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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