Dr. Low Wai Wah

Dr. Low Wai Wah
Ph.D., M.Sc.(Bldg), BQS(Hons), PMP, P. Tech., FHEA
Lecturer
Civil & Construction Engineering
 
Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 630100 Ext. 2435
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 338
Email: low.wai.wah@curtin.edu.my
 
Research Profile

Research Interest

  • Project/construction management
  • International construction
  • Knowledge management
  • Life cycle costing
  • Organization culture
  • Risk management
  • Learning and teaching (higher education)
Background

Prior joining Curtin University Malaysia, Dr Low was working as in a quantity surveying consultancy company. Then, she decided to involved in the educational industry. Her first job in the educational industry was a full-time lecturer at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College. Thereafter, she further her PhD at University of Malaysia in the field of project and construction management and completed it in 2015. She is a certified project management professional from Project Management Institute (PMI) and a fellow from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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)

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Curtin University Malaysia, November 2015-present
  • Lecturer, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, July 2009-May 2012
  • Research assistant, University of Malaya, May 2006-June 2007

Awards

  • Best technical paper award, from International Conference on Durability of Building and Infrastructures, 2018

Professional Affiliation

  • Provisional quantity surveyor, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM)
  • Graduate member, Royal Institute of Surveying Malaysia (RISM)
  • Member, Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT)
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI Chapter
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer of International Journal of Construction Management, Construction Economic & Building, and International Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Reviewer of ASEA SEC 3, ICMTE conference, and BBIM symposium

Subject Taught

  • Engineering Foundations – Principles & Communication
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Civil Engineering Project and Cost Management
  • Integrated Design and Construction
  • Introduction to Management in Construction
  • Introduction to Measurement of Construction Works

Supervision

  • 11 UG (Completed), 3 UG (Ongoing)

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 Construction Management, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1617092 (Scopus & Emerging sources citation index).
  2. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2018). Organisational culture of Malaysian international construction organisations. International Journal of Construction Management, 20(2), 105-121. (Scopus & Emerging sources citation index).
  3. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2015). 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).
  4. Abdul-Rahman, H., Yahya, I. A., Berawi, M. A., Low, W. W. (2008). Conceptual delay mitigation model using a project learning approach in practice. Construction Management and Economics, 26(1), 15-27. (Scopus & Emerging sources citation index).

Proceeding Journals

  1. Wong, S. Y., Low. W. W., Wong, K. S. and Tai, Y. H. (2021). Barriers for green building implementation in Malaysian construction industry. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 1101(1), p. 012029.
  2. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lee, J. L. (2020). External time-influencing risk factors in infrastructure soft soils projects. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 943, p. 012028.
  3. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lim, J. W. (2020). Is risk assessment matter in infrastructure projects on soft soils? IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 943, p. 012065.
  4. Alashwal, A. M., Low, W. W., and Kamis, N. A. M. (2019). Effect of Inter-organizational Learning on Construction SMEs Performance. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 495, p. 012043.
  5. 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.
  6. 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, 012022.
  7. 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.
  8. Abdul-Rahman, H., Mohd Danuri, M. S., Low, W.W., Zakaria, N., and Mohd Rahim, F. A. (2007). Using project learning to enhance the value of construction projects. Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference: Past, present and future, 1645-1656.
  9. Abdul-Rahman, H., Mohd Rahim, F. A., Mohd Danuri, M. S., and Low, W.W. (2007). A study on quality management during the pre-construction stage of design and build projects. Construction Management and Economics 25th Anniversary Conference: Past, present and future, 753-764.

Copyrights

  1. Alashwal, A. M., Low, W. W., and Kamis, N. A. M. (2018). Effect of Inter-organizational Learning on Construction SMEs Performance.
  2. Liew, K. T., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Wong S. Y. (2018). Review: Risk assessment of infrastructure projects on project cost.

Research Grants and Consultancy Projects 

External grants

  1. Sustainable engineering of brick paver using industrial waste at Borneo Island, funded by Sarawak Research and Development Council, Principal Investigator, RM50,000, On-going.
  2. Improving housing development in rural area in Sarawak, funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Co-Investigator, RM65,000, On-going.

Internal grants

  1. Peat Stabilization Through Polymerization of Humic Substances Utilizing Industrial Waste, funded by Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Studentship (CMPRS), Co-Investigator, RM75,600, On-going.
  2. Bird identification via eBird application as citizen science in student learning, funded by Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Co-Investigator, RM2,000, On-going.
  3. Integrating Agile Learning and Mobile Learning into Collaborative Coursework by Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience, funded by Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Principal investigator, RM2,000, 2020.
  4. Augmented reality (AR) application in student learning for wildlife conservation, funded by Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Co-Investigator, RM2,000, On-going.
  5. Impacts of online learning tools on the learning outcomes and behaviours for civil engineering education, funded by Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Co-Investigator, RM2,000, 2019.
  6. The use of Facebook as a medium to engage civil engineering students in learning, funded by Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Principal investigator, RM2,000, 2017.

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