Dr Liyaning Maggie Tang

Dr Liyaning Maggie Tang

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Liyaning (Maggie) Tang got her bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. After post-doctoral research experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she worked at West Virginia University for three years. She had rich experience in collaboration with government departments in both China and the U.S. Research projects including Public-Private Partnership projects, highway pavement construction, dust control on construction sites, environment impact assessment of construction projects, carbon footprint in construction.

She is now a Senior Lecturer at The University of Newcastle. She teaches construction courses and supervises both undergraduate and graduate students. She is a full registered Principal Supervisor (Doctorate) in Graduate Supervisor. She is also a World Bank Group / APMG Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Foundation trainer. She is a member of CIB and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Her current research focuses on “Improving Mental Health of Construction Site Workers and Construction Site Safety by Using Big Data Analytics”.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University - PR China

Keywords

  • Building infrastructure
  • Construction management
  • Data analytics
  • Public Private Partnerships

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Mother)
  • Cantonese (Fluent)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Member

Year Award
2021 Associate Member of AIB
Australian Institute of Building
2020 Member of CIB
The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
2020 Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Higher Education Academy

Professional

Year Award
2019 Certified PPP Professional CP3P Foundation Trainer & Facilitator
World Bank Group / APMG / QMS

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2021 PHD Building Robotics in Construction
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Tang L, Stevens M, Hardie M, 'Transforming design process in a Giga infrastructure project: case study in Australia', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, (2021)

© 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and measure stakeholder engagement and interorganisational relationships involved in the p... [more]

© 2021, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and measure stakeholder engagement and interorganisational relationships involved in the project design process. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed-methods design, which combined action study, focus group meetings and a survey with project stakeholders who were employees in this project to express their comments on current design processes in different sub-projects. Findings: The transformation of the design process in the selected project can be categorised into three distinct areas: (1) people, (2) practices and (3) internal infrastructure. These three categories were a straightforward way to review, analyse and discuss this transformation. The findings revealed the major goals of the improvement process as summarised are reliability, efficiency and quality. Recommendations and future study directions were suggested by the end of the paper. Research limitations/implications: Although the project selected in this research was limited to Australia, the results could be interpreted on the design process in many other construction projects with similar size all over the world. Practical implications: This research was very practical, with all data collected from the project in Australia. It summarised the difficulties met in the project and provided methods for stakeholders and industry practitioners to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the design process. Originality/value: This research provided lessons learnt on the design process from a ¿Giga¿ project and provided sustainable methods to facilitate future projects into flexible and effective communication among stakeholders.

DOI 10.1108/BEPAM-04-2020-0082
2020 Du L, Feng Y, Tang LY, Kang W, Lu W, 'Networks in disaster emergency management: a systematic review', Natural Hazards, 103 (2020)

© 2020, Springer Nature B.V. The research of emergency management networks (EMNs) attracted much attention in recent years. However, it is lack of a systematic study to review the... [more]

© 2020, Springer Nature B.V. The research of emergency management networks (EMNs) attracted much attention in recent years. However, it is lack of a systematic study to review these results. This paper aims to review publications related to EMNs based on a three-stage research framework. Then, the main research status, research methods and research topics were determined through scientometric analysis and qualitative discussion. It turns out that the research interest in EMNs is increasing. The USA, Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong have been the countries/regions conducted the most EMNs research. The scholars include but not limited to Kapucu, Comfort, Jung, Song, and Drabek were identified as the active scholars in this field. Survey/interview was found as the most popular data collection method; social network analysis was the most commonly used data analysis method. Emergency management (EM) network characteristics, network structure, and network performance and its influencing factors were the main research topics. The results of this review would provide a useful reference for both disaster EM researchers and practitioners.

DOI 10.1007/s11069-020-04009-5
Citations Scopus - 3
2020 Du L, Feng Y, Tang L, Lu W, Kang W, 'Time dynamics of emergency response network for hazardous chemical accidents: A case study in China', JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 248 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119239
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2020 Tang L, Griffith L, Stevens M, Hardie M, 'Social media analytics in the construction industry comparison study between China and the United States', ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT, 27 1877-1889 (2020)
DOI 10.1108/ECAM-12-2019-0717
2017 Tang L, Zhang Y, Dai F, Yoon Y, Song Y, Sharma RS, 'Social Media Data Analytics for the US Construction Industry: Preliminary Study on Twitter', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 33 (2017)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000554
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2016 Tang L, Fan L, Ni M, Shen L, 'Environmental impact assessment in Hong Kong: a comparison study and lessons learnt', IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND PROJECT APPRAISAL, 34 254-260 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/14615517.2016.1177934
2015 Tang L, Shen GQ, Skitmore M, Wang H, 'Procurement-related critical factors for briefing in public-private partnership projects: Case of Hong Kong', Journal of Management in Engineering, 31 (2015)

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. Public private partnerships (PPPs) are widely used for construction project procurement. However, the briefing stage of PPP projects ha... [more]

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. Public private partnerships (PPPs) are widely used for construction project procurement. However, the briefing stage of PPP projects has been largely overlooked, although it has a far-reaching influence throughout the project lifecycle. In response, this is rectified by exploring the critical factors involved. A set of 15 procurement-related factors are first identified from the existing literature. Then the effects of four background variables on the factors are tested with Hong Kong government data by an exploratory factor analysis extracting four major dimensions. The relationships between these dimensions and background variables indicate the need to take the background variables into account when ranking the factors. The ranking of the factors is then obtained by considering their weighted importance. Finally, the final practical value of the results is discussed.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000352
Citations Scopus - 12
2014 Wang H, Shen Q, Tang B-S, Lu C, Peng Y, Tang L, 'A framework of decision-making factors and supporting information for facilitating sustainable site planning in urban renewal projects', CITIES, 40 44-55 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.cities.2014.04.005
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 39
2013 Tang L, Shen Q, 'Factors affecting effectiveness and efficiency of analyzing stakeholders' needs at the briefing stage of public private partnership projects', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 31 513-521 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.10.010
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 44
2013 Mao C, Shen Q, Shen L, Tang L, 'Comparative study of greenhouse gas emissions between off-site prefabrication and conventional construction methods: Two case studies of residential projects', ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, 66 165-176 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.07.033
Citations Scopus - 182Web of Science - 159
2013 Tang L, Shen Q, Skitmore M, Cheng EWL, 'Ranked Critical Factors in PPP Briefings', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING, 29 164-171 (2013)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000131
Citations Scopus - 61Web of Science - 53
2010 Tang L, Shen Q, Cheng EWL, 'A review of studies on Public-Private Partnership projects in the construction industry', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 28 683-694 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.11.009
Citations Scopus - 217Web of Science - 194
Molaei P, Tang L, Hardie M, 'Measuring Walkability with Street Connectivity and Physical Activity: A Case Study in Iran', World, 2 49-61
DOI 10.3390/world2010004
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Wu ZR, Zekavat P, Moon S, Tang L, Mostafa S, 'Investigating the Root-cause of Legal Disputes over Defective Construction', RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa, QLD, Australia (2019)
2019 Gozali S, Zekavat P, Moon S, Tang L, Mostafa S, 'BIM Applications to Leveraging Lean Principles in Modern Construction', RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa, QLD, Australia (2019)
2018 Tang L, Zhang Y, Dai F, Yoon Y, Song Y, 'What Construction Topics Do They Discuss in Social Media? A Case Study of Weibo in China', CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH CONGRESS 2018: CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Louisiana State Univ, Bert S Turner Dept Construct Management, New Orleans, LA (2018)
2018 Olorunfemi A, Dai F, Tang L, Yoon Y, 'Three-Dimensional Visual and Collaborative Environment for Jobsite Risk Communication', CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH CONGRESS 2018: SAFETY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Louisiana State Univ, Bert S Turner Dept Construct Management, New Orleans, LA (2018)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2017 Tang L, Zhang YM, Dai F, Yoon YJ, Song YQ, Sharma RS, 'Labor Sentiment Analysis for the Construction Industry: A Case Study of Twitter in the USA', Hong Kong (2017)
2017 Tang LYN, Zhang YM, Dai F, Yoon YJ, Song YQ, 'Sentiment Analysis for the Construction Industry: A Case Study of Weibo in China', COMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2017: INFORMATION MODELLING AND DATA ANALYTICS, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA (2017)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Tang L, Shen GQ, 'Finance-Related critical success factors for the briefing of PPP projects in construction', ICCREM 2013: Construction and Operation in the Context of Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (2013)

Public-private partnership (PPP) is widely used in the world. Many researchers claimed that PPP can contribute to sustainability in nature as it promotes long-term productive use ... [more]

Public-private partnership (PPP) is widely used in the world. Many researchers claimed that PPP can contribute to sustainability in nature as it promotes long-term productive use of resources. The briefing stage is important to a PPP project because it is the stage when private sector funds are injected into projects. In considering this, the paper aims at identifying the finance-related critical factors that could lead to the success of the project in the briefing stage. Six finance-related factors were identified based on a comprehensive review of literature followed by personal interviews. The importance of these factors was rated using a questionnaire survey in Hong Kong and Australia. Because some background variables should be taken into account when rating these factors, a custom-made weighted ranking method was developed which enabled an estimation of the weighted importance of finance-related factors. A comparative study of the results between Hong Kong and Australia was conducted. Discussion is provided to describe how these factors can help improve the briefing stage of PPP projects. © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.

DOI 10.1061/9780784413135.040
Citations Scopus - 5
2011 Tang L, Shen QP, Cheng EWL, 'Procurement-Related Critical Factors for the Success of Briefing in Public Private Partnership', Brisbane, Australia (2011)
2009 Tang L, Shen QP, Cheng EWL, 'Critical Success Factors for the Briefing Process of Public Private Partnership Projects Opinions from the Public Sector', Beijing, China (2009)
2008 Tang L, Shen QP, Cheng EWL, 'Case Studies on Public Private Partnership (PPP) construction projects in Hong Kong', Hong Kong (2008)
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Saleh Y, Tang L, 'Avoiding Construction Waste in Australia Projects', ( issue.Four pp.16-17) (2019)
2019 Stevens M, Tang L, Hardie M, 'The Missing Link between Planning and Scheduling: Forecasting', ( issue.Four pp.14-15) (2019)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 Masters Social Media Application in the Construction Industry Building, Western Sydney University Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 Honours Construction Safety Building, Western Sydney University Sole Supervisor
2020 Honours Mental Health Building, Western Sydney University Co-Supervisor
2019 Honours Construction Safety Building, Western Sydney University Sole Supervisor
2018 Masters Pavement Concrete Civil Engineering, West Virginia University Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Highway Pavement Civil Engineering, West Virginia University Co-Supervisor
2018 Honours Big Data Analytics Civil Engineering, West Virginia University Sole Supervisor
2017 Masters Construction Engineering Construction Engineering, West Virginia University Co-Supervisor
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Research Opportunities

Social Media Data Analytics of the Construction Industry in Australia

The increasing use of the Internet for many purposes is creating big data, many of which are generated from social media. These big data potentially could assist in obtaining valuable administrative information and even explore new social phenomena. Traditional ways of collecting data, such as questionnaire surveys, are time-consuming and costly. Therefore, the use of social media affords the opportunity to extract information that might be of benefit to the construction industry in a responsive and inexpensive manner.

Honours

School of Architecture and Built Environment

29/1/2021 - 28/1/2022

Contact

Doctor Liyaning Maggie Tang
University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
maggie.tang@newcastle.edu.au

What happened to those Public-Private Partnership Projects after they were returned to Australian Government?

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects was a trend in the last five decades all over the world. Due to the concession period is normally 25-30 years, there were many PPP projects, which have been returned from private companies to the public sector. This research focuses on how these projects work after returning to the public sector on both management and financial aspects, in hence to find out whether there are any improvements/changes can be made during PPP projects remain in the private sector’s hand.

Honours

School of Architecture and Built Environment

29/1/2021 - 28/1/2022

Contact

Doctor Liyaning Maggie Tang
University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
maggie.tang@newcastle.edu.au

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Dr Liyaning Maggie Tang

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email maggie.tang@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Room AG04
Building Architecture Building
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