Dr Wai (Patrick) Tang
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 7246|
|Fax||(02) 4921 6913|
School of Architecture and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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).
- Doctor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong - China, 2002
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), City University of Hong Kong - China, 1998
- Building materials
- Concrete technology and design
- Environmental sustainability
- Structural retrofitting
- Web-based teaching and learning.
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.
Dr. Patrick Tang has been involved in many research projects in collaboration with many academics and professions in Hong Kong.
Fields of Research
|Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified(090599)||75|
|Building Science And Techniques(120202)||20|
|Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified(120199)||5|
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).
- Building Maintenance
- Construction Technology
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 8 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.