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Oswald Chong

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of Texas at Austin (2005)

M.S., National University of Singapore (1999)

B.S., National University of Singapore (1997)

LEED A.P.

Professional Engineer

 

ICSDEC 2015 (Chicago): www.icsdec.com

 

Founder and Chair/co-Chair, International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), and Sustainability and Resilience Summit (SRS)

Founder and co-Director, Institute of Social, Environmental and Economic Knowledge (ISEEK) - ASU

Editorial Board Member, Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier)

 

Research Interests

I'm constantly looking for graduate students. Your research should focus on the modeling of materials' life cycle environmental impacts, and the development of knowledge models for sustainable engineering designs. Students who have prior experiences and/or are interested in sustainability, statistical analysis, building/infrastructure design, and programming (C++, PHP, SQL and/or VB.net) are encouraged to contact Dr. Chong. Existing applicants will be given priority.

My two research foci include, first, clustering, modeling and disseminating sustainable engineering knowledge, and, second, understanding and modeling the degredation and recovery processes (EDEC) of materials, products, buildings, infrastructure, and systems.  My research crosses path with the following theories and concepts:

(1) knowledge mining and modeling; (2) causality models between impacts and outcomes; (3) cloud technology; (4) BIM platform; (5) Big Data; (6) predictive analytics; (7) sustainability; (8) engineering knowledge; (9) information technology; (10) life cycle analysis; and (11) materials, products and systems behaviors. Sample research include:  (1) Sustainable Design and Project Planning; (2) Eco-efficiency; (3) Technical Metabolism; (4) Energy Efficiency; (5) Sustainable Information Modeling; (6) Socio-Economics of Eco-Efficient Communities; (7) Corporate-Society Sustainability Interface; (8) Life Cycle Performance; (9) Building Information Modeling; (10) Social and Human Dimensions; (11) Carbon Management and Baseline Estimating; and (12) Carbon Taxation and Cap and Trade.

 

In addition, I also conduct research in Professional Development for the Estimating Professions, Business Operations, and Construction Productivity Research. My publications are mainly in the areas of building defects, sustainability, lean and sustainability, and social-human dimensions.

Research Activity
  • Chong,Oswald Wk*. North America-East Asia Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Infrastructure and Building Sustainability and Resilience (IBSR) Research. NSF-ENG-CBET(8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015).
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
CON 493Honors Thesis
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
CON 492Honors Directed Study
CON 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
CEE 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
SOS 494Special Topics
CON 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 790Reading and Conference
SOS 792Research
CEE 792Research
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 494Special Topics
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research