Dr. Low Wai Wah

Dr. Low Wai Wah
Ph.D., M.Sc.(Bldg), BQS(Hons), PMP, 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 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)

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

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)
  • Graduate technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT)
  • Member of 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 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. 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., 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)
  8. 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 (Local)

  1. Chieng, L. J., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S. and Wong, S. Y. (2019). Building information modelling (BIM) and risk management in infrastructure projects. 1st Borneo Building Modelling Information (BIM) Symposium, 6th – 7th December 2019, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  2. Liong, C. Y. I., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S. and Tay, A. C. (2019). Economic sustainability of infrastructure projects in rural area. 1st Borneo Building Modelling Information (BIM) Symposium, 6th – 7th December 2019, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  3. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Yahya, I. A. (2019). Project learning practice among Malaysian contractors. 1st Borneo Building Modelling Information (BIM) Symposium, 6th – 7th December 2019, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  4. Ngoi, E. Y. T., Low, W. W. and Wong, K. S. (2019). Economic Analysis of Geopolymer and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). 1st Borneo Building Modelling Information (BIM) Symposium, 6th – 7th December 2019, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  5. Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Lee, J. L. (2019). External time-influencing risk factors in infrastructure soft soils projects. 2nd International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy, 6th – 8th November 2019, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  6. Alashwal, A. M., Low, W. W., and Kamis, N. A. M. (2018). Effect of Inter-organizational Learning on Construction SMEs Performance. 11th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering International Conference, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Liew, K. T., Low, W. W., Wong, K. S., and Wong S. Y. (2018). Review: Risk assessment of infrastructure projects on project cost. 11th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering International Conference, 26th – 28th November 2018, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Low, W. W., Abdul-Rahman, H., and Zakaria, N. (2013). A conceptual discussion: the impact of organizational 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Conference Papers (International)

  1. 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: Past, present and future, 16-18 July 2007, University of Reading, United Kingdom. 
  2. 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: Past, present and future, 16-18 July 2007, University of Reading, United Kingdom. 
  3. 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.

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.

Keynote/Invited Speaker

Wong Kwong Soon and Low Wai Wah, The use of Facebook as a medium to engage civil engineering students in learning, L&T Sharing session, Curtin University Malaysia, 28th September 2018

Research Grants and Consultancy Projects 

  1. Integrating Agile Learning and Mobile Learning into Collaborative Coursework by Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience, Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Principal Investigator, RM2000 (ongoing)
  2. Augmented reality (AR) application in student learning for wildlife conservation, Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Co-investigator, RM2000 (ongoing)
  3. Impacts of online learning tools on the learning outcomes and behaviours for civil engineering education, Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Co-investigator, RM2000 (ongoing)
  4. The use of Facebook as a medium to engage civil engineering students in learning, Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Projects (CSTIP), Principal Investigator, RM2000 (completed)
Student Projects
  1. Lee Jun Liang, Risk assessment framework: Infrastructure projects in soft soil (completed – 2017)
  2. Lee Kah Khooi, Risk management capabilities (RMC) of infrastructure contractors venturing overseas (completed – 2017) 
  3. Beh Saw Chen, Risk assessment framework: Infrastructure projects in soft soil during the design stage (completed – 2017)
  4. Liew Khit Tian, Risk assessment: Infrastructure project cost during tendering stage (completed – 2018)
  5. Foh Hwei Wun, Risk assessment of settlement issues in infrastructure projects in soft soils during construction stage (completed – 2018)
  6. Ling Siaw Fwu, User participation on bus arrival time prediction by using participatory sensing data from smartphone GPS: A case study (completed – 2018)
  7. Chai Shi Wen, Building Information Modelling (BIM) application in general infrastructure project (completed – 2019)
  8. Chieng Lee Jia, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and risk management in infrastructure projects (completed – 2019)
  9. Ngoi Yiew Tuang, Life cycle costing analysis between geopolymer cement and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) (completed – 2019)
  10. Lim Jing Wei, Risk assessment of transportation infrastructure on soft soils (completed – 2019)
  11. Liong Yew Ik, Risk assessment of sustainable infrastructure projects (completed – 2019)
 
 

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