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Biography

Dr Yongjian Ke received a PhD in Management Science and Engineering and a BSc in Project Management from Tsinghua University in July 2010 and July 2005 respectively. From July 2010 to May 2013, he worked at National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow on an international joint research project involving Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. In June 2013, he joined The University of Newcastle as a Lecturer.

Dr Ke was awarded the 2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award by Tsinghua University (university-wide), 2010 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award by GuanKe Foundation of Construction Economics and Management (nationwide), 2010 Highly Commended Award of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research by Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management Development (worldwide), and 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award by Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (worldwide).

As of August 2014, Dr Ke has already built an impressive track record of 72 publications, which is starting to attract further citations in international journals with a total of 664 citations and an h-index of 13 according to the Google Scholar citation. In addition, his paper ‘Preferred risk allocation in China’s public-private partnership (PPP) projects’ is ranked 18th of 25 most cited papers since 2008 (accessed on 4 December 2013) and 7th of 25 since 2009 (accessed on 8 July 2014) in the International Journal of Project Management. Another paper ‘Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study’ is ranked 13th of 20 most viewed papers over the past 12 calendar months and 14th of 20 most cited papers in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (accessed on 8 July 2014). The paper ‘Public construction project delivery process in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney’ is the 2014 Highly Commended Paper winner in Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Engineering), Tsinghua University - PR China, 15/07/2010
  • Bachelor of Construction Management, Tsinghua University - PR China, 08/07/2005

Research

Research keywords

  • Build Operate Transfer
  • International Construction Project Management
  • Public Construction Project Management
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Relational Contracting
  • Risk Management

Research expertise

Dr Ke's research experience concentrates on two interrelated areas: Public-Private Partnership (PPP), and Relational Contracting (RC). PPP and RC share a number of basic characteristics. They are associated with large and complex projects, which face the same coordination and integration challenges of scale, complexity and multi-skilled human resources. Based on these research works, Dr Ke has a very good understanding of public procurement systems, project management in public construction, project financing, risk allocation and management, etc.

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Hokkien
  • Mandarin

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120201Building Construction Management And Project Planning80
120299Building Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - The Chartered Institute of Building

Editorial Board.

  • Member - International Journal of Information Technology Project Management
  • Member - Journal of Natural Resources and Development
  • Member - International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning

Appointments

Research Fellow
Department of Building, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
01/07/2010 - 01/05/2013
Research Assistant
Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
01/03/2007 - 01/06/2008

Awards

Honours.

2010Outstanding PhD Graduate
Tsinghua University (China)
Being the top student with an impressive publication track record

Research Award.

2014Highly Commended Paper Award, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
Emerald Group Publishing Limited (United Kingdom)
Worldwide award
2010Highly Commended Award of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research
Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management Development (United Kingdom)
Worldwide award
2010Outstanding PhD Dissertation
GuanKe Foundation of Construction Economics and Management (China)
Nation-wise award
2010Outstanding PhD Dissertation
Tsinghua University (China)
University-wise award

Collaboration

Tsinghua University, China

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

National University of Singapore, Singapore

University of Western Sydney, Australia

Central Queensland University, Australia

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have been a reviewer for many international journals such as Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management, ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management. I am also a member of editorial advisory board in the International Journal on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Journal of Natural Resources and Development and International Journal of Information Technology Project Management.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Facilities Management
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Project Closure

Teaching expertise

During his graduate and post-doctoral training, Dr Ke has been fortunate enough to also serve as a teaching assistant at Tsinghua University (in Chinese) and National University of Singapore (in English). The courses that he has taught include Cost Estimating/Project Cost Management, Project Finance (BOT/PPP/PFI) and Engineering Economy. After joining the University of Newcastle, Dr Ke has been teaching undergraduate courses Facilities Management (ARBE4303) and Infrastructure Development (ARBE3305), and graduate course Project Closure (ARBE6407).

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Misallocation in Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', International Public Management Journal, 16 438-460 (2013) [C1]
2012Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN CHINA'S PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS', JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 18 675-684 (2012) [C1]
2011Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Understanding the risks in China's PPP projects: Ranking of their probability and consequence', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 18 481-496 (2011) [C1]
2011Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Equitable risks allocation of projects inside China: analyses from Delphi survey studies', CHINESE MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 5 298-310 (2011) [C1]
2010Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Lam PTI, 'Preferred risk allocation in China's public-private partnership (PPP) projects', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 28 482-492 (2010) [C1]
2010Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 16 343-351 (2010) [C1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Research Trend of Public-Private Partnership in Construction Journals', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 135 1076-1086 (2009) [C1]
2014Ke Y, Ling F, Zou P, 'Effects of contract strategy on interpersonal relations and project outcomes of public sector construction contracts in Australia', Journal of Management in Engineering, n/a (2014)

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Ke Y, Wang SQ, Concession Project Financing: Risk Allocation and Management, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing (2011) [A4]
2008Wang SQ, Ke Y, Concession Project Financing (PPP/BOT/PFI), Tsinghua University Press, Beijing (2008) [A2]

Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ke Y, 'Project financing', Construction Management Research Fronts and Trends, China City Press, Beijing, China 48-68 (2014)
2012Wang SQ, Ke Y, Xie J, 'Public-Private Partnership Implementation in China', Taking Stock of PPP and PFI Around the World, Certified Accountants Educational Trust, London 29-36 (2012) [B2]
2011Ke Y, Wang SQ, Chan APC, 'Equitable risk allocation in Chinese public-private partnership power projects', Modeling Risk Management in Sustainable Construction, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany 131-138 (2011)
2009Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Laibin B Power Project - the First State-Approved BOT Project in China', Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development - Case Studies from Asia and Europe, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany 101-129 (2009)
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Journal article (45 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ling FYY, Ke Y, Kumaraswamy MM, Wang S, 'Key relational contracting practices affecting performance of public construction projects in China', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140 04013034-1-04013034-12 (2014) [C1]
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]
2014Ke Y, Ling F, Zou P, 'Effects of contract strategy on interpersonal relations and project outcomes of public sector construction contracts in Australia', Journal of Management in Engineering, n/a (2014)
2014Chan APC, Lam PTI, Wen Y, Ameyaw EE, Wang S, Ke Y, 'Cross-Sectional Analysis of Critical Risk Factors for PPP Water Projects in China', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 04014031-04014031 (2014)
2014Ke Y, 'Is public-private partnership a panacea for infrastructure development? the case of Beijing National Stadium', International Journal of Construction Management, 14 90-100 (2014)
2014Ling FYY, Ong SY, Ke Y, Wang S, Zou P, 'Drivers and barriers to adopting relational contracting practices in public projects: Comparative study of Beijing and Sydney', International Journal of Project Management, 32 275-285 (2014)
2013Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Misallocation in Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', International Public Management Journal, 16 438-460 (2013) [C1]
2013Ling FYY, Ning Y, Ke Y, Kumaraswamy MM, 'Modeling relational transaction and relationship quality among team members in public projects in Hong Kong', AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 36 16-24 (2013) [C1]
2013Ke Y, Ling FYY, Ning Y, 'Public construction project delivery process in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 18 6-25 (2013)
2013Sheng HT, Liang W, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'PPP project risk relationships based on the interpretive structure model', Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences, 5 618-627 (2013)
2012Cheung E, Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Ke Y, 'A comparative study of critical success factors for public private partnerships (PPP) between Mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', Facilities, 30 647-666 (2012) [C1]
2012Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN CHINA'S PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS', JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 18 675-684 (2012) [C1]
2012Sheng H, Wang S, Ke Y, 'Study of risk management of private enterprises' involvement in BOT projects: a case study of a sludge treatment project', Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 45 142-147 (2012) [C2]
2011Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Equitable risks allocation of projects inside China: analyses from Delphi survey studies', CHINESE MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 5 298-310 (2011) [C1]
2011Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Understanding the risks in China's PPP projects: Ranking of their probability and consequence', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 18 481-496 (2011) [C1]
2011Chan APC, Yeung JFY, Yu CCP, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Empirical Study of Risk Assessment and Allocation of Public-Private Partnership Projects in China', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 27 136-148 (2011) [C1]
2010Xu Y, Yeung JFY, Chan APC, Chan DWM, Wang SQ, Ke Y, 'Developing a risk assessment model for PPP projects in China - A fuzzy synthetic evaluation approach', AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 19 929-943 (2010) [C1]
2010Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Comparative Study', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 16 343-351 (2010) [C1]
2010Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Critical Success Factors for PPPs in Infrastructure Developments: Chinese Perspective', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 136 484-494 (2010) [C1]
2010Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Lam PTI, 'Preferred risk allocation in China's public-private partnership (PPP) projects', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 28 482-492 (2010) [C1]
2010Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Potential Obstacles to Successful Implementation of Public-Private Partnerships in Beijing and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 26 30-40 (2010) [C1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan AP-C, 'Government incentives for private sector involvement in infrastructure PPP projects', Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, 49 1480-1483 (2009) [C1]
2009Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, ' SWOT analysis of domestic private enterprises in developing infrastructure projects in China', Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 14 152-170 (2009) [C1]
2009Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Drivers for Adopting Public Private Partnerships-Empirical Comparison between China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 135 1115-1124 (2009) [C1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Cheung E, 'Research Trend of Public-Private Partnership in Construction Journals', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 135 1076-1086 (2009) [C1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of risk management in China's PPP projects', Jumbo Newsletter, 18-21 (2009) [O1]
2009Wang S, Ke Y, 'Reasons and Revelation of Taiwan High Speed Rail's Failure', Jumbo Newsletter, 10-11 (2009) [O1]
2009Qi X, Ke Y, Wang SQ, 'Analysis of Critical Risk Factors Causing the Failures of China's PPP Projects', China Soft Science, 107-113 (2009)
2009Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'Investment Decision-making Model for Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects', Project Management Technology, 67 9-14 (2009)
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Joint Venture', Overseas Investment and Export Credit, 30 36-39 (2009)
2009Huang T, Ke Y, Li Z, Wang S, 'Comparative Analysis on Governments' Administration in PPP Model Between China and Other Countries', Project Management Technology, 66 9-13 (2009)
2008Ke Y, Wang S, Chan AP-C, 'Revelation of the Channel Tunnel's failure to risk allocation in Public-Private Partnership projects', Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 41 97-102 (2008) [C2]
2008Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Comparative Study of Different Financial Modalities in Infrastructure Development in Hong Kong', Construction Economy, 312 89-92 (2008) [C2]
2008Ke Y, Liu X, Wang S, 'Equitable Financial Evaluation Method for Public-Private Partnership Projects', Tsinghua Science and Technology, 13 702-707 (2008) [C2]
2008Ke Y, Wang S, 'Application of EPC Model in International Construction Market', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 291 6-7 (2008)
2008Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Changes and Trends of Political Risks in China's PPP Projects', Construction Economy, 314 58-61 (2008)
2008Ke Y, Zhao X, Wang Y, Wang S, 'SWOT Analysis of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects', Commercial Research, 380 7-10 (2008)
2008Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation in Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects', Construction Economy, 306 31-35 (2008)
2008Wang S, Ke Y, 'Application and Experience of BOT/PPP in China', Invest Beijing, 208 82-83 (2008)
2008Zhao X, Wang Y, Ke Y, Wang S, 'Investment Strategies of Private Enterprises in Developing Infrastructure Projects', Construction Economy, 309 58-61 (2008)
2007Ke Y, Wang S, Yao C, 'Research on the Monopolization of Infrastructure Concessionary Projects', Commercial Research, 361 17-19 (2007)
2006Wang S, Ke Y, Teng T, 'Risk Management of International Construction Joint Venture', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 267 4-7 (2006)
2006Ke Y, Wang S, 'Configuration of Internet-Based Bidding System', Construction Economy, 153-156 (2006)
2006Ke Y, Wang SQ, 'Risk Management Framework Using a Linguistic Variable-based Belief Network for Construction Projects', Chinese Journal of Management Science, 14 211-215 (2006)
2005Wang S, Ke Y, Li Z, Liu X, Liu S, 'Discussion on PPP at the first International Project Finance Workshop', International Project Contracting and Labor Services, 251 54-57 (2005)
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Conference (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Jin X, Zuo J, Xia B, Ke Y, 'Investigating tendering costs in the procurement of infrastructure projects: A critical review' (2014)
2014Jefferies M, Rowlinson S, Kumaraswamy M, Ke Y, 'Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Procurement of Public Hospitals', Construction in a Changing World, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2014)

Co-authors: Marcus Jefferies

2014Ke Y, Jefferies M, Shrestha A, Jin X, 'Public Private Partnership in China: Where to from Here', First Annual Project Management Symposium, College Park, Maryland, USA (2014)

Co-authors: Marcus Jefferies

2014Ke Y, Hao W, Wang Y, 'A feasibility study of the implementation of relational contracting in China's public projects' (2014)
2013Ke Y, Ling FYY, Wang S, 'Effects of Relationships on Public Project Delivery Process in China: A Case Study', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, NZ (2013) [E1]
2013Ke Y, Ling FYY, Wang SQ, Zou PXW, Kumaraswamy MM, Ning Y, 'Relationships among Contracting Parties and Their Effects on Outcomes of Public Construction Projects in China', Proceedings of 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, State College, USA (2013)
2012Ke Y, Ling FYY, Zou PXW, Wang SQ, Kumaraswamy MM, 'Positive and Negative Factors Influencing the Implementation of Relational Contracting in Public Construction Projects in Australia', Proceedings of Management of Construction: Research to Practice, Montreal, Canada (2012) [E1]
2011Ke Y, Ling FYY, Kumaraswamy MM, Wang SQ, Zou PXW, Ning Y, 'Are relational contracting principles applicable to public construction projects?', COBRA 2011 - Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference (2011) [E1]
2011Ling FYY, Chua MH, Ke Y, 'Diversity management: managing migrant construction workers on construction sites in Singapore', Proceedings of Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011) [E1]
2010Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Wen Y, Ke Y, 'A Comparative Analysis of Critical Risk Factors for China's PPP Projects', TG72- Special Track, 18th CIB World Building Congress, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom (2010) [E1]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Public-Private Partnerships in China's Infrastructure Development: Lessons Learnt' (2009) [E2]
2009Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Risk Allocation and Management of PPP Infrastructure Projects' (2009) [E2]
2009Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Privileges and Attractions for Private Sector Involvement in PPP Projects - A Comparison between China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region' (2009) [E3]
2008Chan APC, Lam PTI, Chan DWM, Cheung E, Ke Y, 'Measures that Enhance the Achievement of Value-for-Money in PPP projects' (2008) [E1]
2008Wang S, Ke Y, 'Risk Management of Infrastructure Projects in China with Case Study of the National Stadium' (2008) [E2]
2008Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, Li Z, 'Changes of Political Risks in China's PPP Projects' (2008) [E3]
2007Ke Y, Wang S, Chan APC, 'Developing a Quantitative Risk Allocation Mechanism for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in the PRC: a Research Framework' (2007)
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Ling FYY, Teo A, Ke Y, Ning Y, 'Boosting Public Construction Project Outcomes through Relational Transactions' (2013)

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Ke Y, Equitable Risk Allocation for Public-Private Partnership Projects in China, Tsinghua University (2010) [T3]
2005Ke Y, Comparative Analysis of Financial Evaluation Methods in PPP/BOT Projects, Tsinghua University (2005)
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$79,944

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2014 (2 grants)

Investment of Social Capital in PPP Urban Rail Transportation Projects in China$43,200
Funding Body: Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD, China

SchemeRole
Non-competitiveChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,20020142014
GNo:185071620

Investigating the psychological contract in construction procurement in order to develop a conceptual model. $15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Professor Peter Davis, Mr Marcus Jefferies, Doctor Yongjian Ke
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:G1400971

2013 (1 grants)

Governing Public Construction Projects Through Relational Contracting Principles$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Yongjian Ke
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1301179

2007 (1 grants)

Joint Supervision Scheme with the Mainland China, Taiwan and Macao Universities$16,744
Funding Body: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

SchemeRole
Joint Supervision SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,74420072008
GNo:183702844
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112016PHD Building Construction Managmnt
Tsinghua University, China
Co-SupervisorLand premium in process of urbanization
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Dr Yongjian Ke

Work Phone(02) 4921 5544
Cell / Mobile Phone0414934835
Fax(02) 4921 6913
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PositionLecturer
Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaConstruction Management (Building)
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Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/yongjian-ke
Linkhttp://www.keyongjian.com