Dr. Low Wai Wah

Dr. Low Wai Wah
PhD, MSc
Lecturer
Civil & Construction Engineering
 
Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443 939 Ext. 2435
Fax: +60 85 443 837
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 338
Email: low.wai.wah@curtin.edu.my
 

Academic History

  • PhD in Project and Construction Management Field, University of Malaya (September 2011 – October 2015)
  • Master of Science in Building, University of Malaya (July 2006 – August 2008)
  • Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons.), University of Malaya (June 2003 – August 2006)

Academic Appointment

  • 2015 – Present    Lecturer
    Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Malaysia
  • 2009 – 2012         Lecturer
    School of Technology, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2006 – 2007          Research assistant
    Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya

Research Interest

  • Construction management
  • Risk management
  • Sustainability
  • Delay mitigation
  • International construction
  • Organization culture
  • Knowledge management
  • Learning and teaching
  • Innovation in construction

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lee, J. L. (2019). Cost-influencing risk factors in infrastructure projects on soft soils. International Journal of Project Management. doi: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1617092 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  2. Alashwal, A. M., Low, W. W., and Kamis, N. A. M. (2019). Effect of Interorganizational Learning on Construction SMEs Performance. IOP Conference
    Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 495, p. 012043. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  3. Liew, K. T., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Wong S. Y. (2019). Review: Risk assessment of infrastructure projects on project cost. IOP Conference Series:
    Materials Science and Engineering. 495, p. 012088. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  4. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lee, J. L. (2018). Risk assessment framework on time impact: Infrastructure projects in soft soil during construction stage. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 344, 1-8. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/344/1/012022 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  5. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2018). Organisational culture of Malaysian international construction organisations. International
    Journal of Construction Management, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/15623599.2018.1484552 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
  6. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2014). The impact of organisational culture on international bidding decisions: Malaysia context. International Journal of Project Management, 33(4), 917-931. doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.10.010 (ISI Cited Publication)
  7. Abdul-Rahman, H., Yahya, I.A., Berawi, M.A., and Low, W.W. (2008). Conceptual delay mitigation model using a project learning approach in practice. Construction Management and Economics, 26(1), 15-27. doi: 10.1080/01446190701744350 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Conference Papers

  1. Alashwal, A. M., Low, W. W., and Kamis, N. A. M. Effect of Interorganizational Learning on Construction SMEs Performance. (2018). 11th
    Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering International Conference, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri,
    Sarawak, Malaysia.
  2. Chai, S. W., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). Review: Building information modelling (BIM) application in infrastructure projects. One Curtin
    International Postgraduate Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia,
    Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  3. Foh, H. W., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). Review: Risk assessment in infrastructure projects on soft soils. One Curtin International Postgraduate
    Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  4. Liew, K. T., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Wong S. Y. Review: Risk assessment of infrastructure projects on project cost. (2018). 11th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering International Conference, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  5. Ling, K. S. F., Low, W. W., and Wong, K. S. (2018). Review: Bus arrival time prediction using modern technology. Risk One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference: Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technologies, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri,
    Sarawak, Malaysia.
  6. Wong, K. S., and Low, W. W. (2018). Use of Facebook in the learning of civil engineering material. Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Durability of Building and Infrastructure (DuraBI2018) (pp. 408-411), 10th-12th January 2018, Miri, Sarawak.
  7. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lee, J. L. (2017). Risk assessment framework on time impact: infrastructure projects in soft soil during construction stage. 3rd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC 2017), 6th-8th December 2017, Miri, Sarawak.
  8. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2013). A conceptual discussion: the impact of organisational culture and international risk decisions. 7th ASEAN Postgraduate Seminar 2013, Sustainable Development: Present and Future, 5th-6th December 2013, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  9. Abdul-Rahman, H., Mohd Danuri, M. S., Low, W.W., Zakaria, N., and Mohd Rahim, F. A. (2007). Using project learning approach to enhance the value of Malaysian construction projects. Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference, 16-18 July 2007, University of Reading, United Kingdom.  
  10. Abdul-Rahman, H., Mohd Danuri, M. S., Low, W.W., Zakaria, N., and Mohd Rahim, F. A. (2007). A study on quality management during the pre-construction stage of design and build projects. Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference, 16-18 July 2007, University of Reading, United Kingdom.  
  11. Abdul-Rahman, H., Yahya, I. A., Berawi, M. A., and Low, W. W. (2007). The role of project learning as professional best practice to contractors and consultants. Quantity Surveying International Convention 2007, 4-5 September 2007, Malaysia.
  12. Munaaim, M. E. C., Abdul-Rahman, H., Low, W. W., and Yahya, I. A. (2007). Developing competent Malaysian contractors through the use of project learning approach – The case of Malaysia. The 3rd Built Environment Education Conference 2007, 12-13 September 2007, Bonnington Hotel, London.
  13. Abdul-Rahman, H., Low, W. W., Yahya, I. A., Mohamed, O., and Zakaria, N. (2006). The use of project learning approach to enhance the value of Malaysian construction projects. 2nd ASEAN Postgraduate Seminar 2006, 4-6 December, Malaysia.

Research Resource Funding

Position
Project Title
Total Amount
No of years
Funding Source
Principal investigator
The use of Facebook as a medium to engage civil engineering students in learning RM2,000
(2016)
Curtin Sarawak Research Fund
 
Previous Industry Appointment
  • April 2008 – May 2009         Quantity Surveyor Assistant, JUBC Sdn Bhd
 
Professional Recognition
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified through Project Management Institute (PMI), 2016-2022
 
Professional Association

  • Graduate member of Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
  • Graduate member of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM)
  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) & Malaysia Chapter

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