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Dr Koh, Tas Yong 許達雄

Senior Lecturer

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of New South WalesBBCM(Hon)
National University of SingaporeMSc(Bldg)
University of Hong KongCTLHE
Singapore PolytechnicDipBldg
University of Hong KongPhD

Dr. Tas Yong Koh is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include the analysis of the impact of relationship and social capital in construction project settings, the dynamics and operational capabilities of project teams, and organizational culture in construction firms. In addition to these research streams, Dr. Koh is currently growing his research platform to include construction project safety in the area of high-reliability organizing in construction project teams. Tas received his PhD. from the Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU, MSc(Building) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Bachelor of Building Construction Management from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a Diploma in Building from the Singapore Polytechnic, and had completed both stages of higher education teaching course leading to the Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education awarded by the HKU. Prior to academic career, he had worked in construction industry in Singapore. Tas had worked through various positions ranging from supervisor to Project Manager and Quality Systems Manager. He is experienced in managing residential and industrial projects. Tas is also experienced in the quality, environmental, and safety management of the construction project. From 2003, he has been active in construction management research, first in Singapore, and then in Hong Kong. His recent research activities in Hong Kong include a consultancy project with government-link organization on construction site supervision issue, and a few projects with private sector on construction site safety.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-06-01Best Presentation Award at the 20th International Conference on Construction Management and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
Research Achievement
Shen, Y
2016-07-01the Best Paper Award of build environment project and asset management: 5th World Construction Symposium 2016: Greening Environment, Eco Innovations & Entrepreneurship
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
08/2018 - currentMCIOBThe Chartered Institute of Building
08/2018 - currentFISHPInstitute of Safety and Health Practitioners
07/2014 - 06/2015Executive Committee MemberInstitute of Safety and Health Practitioners (ISHP)
09/2011 - currentMemberConstruction Safety Benchmarking Group (CSBG)
Oct/2021 - currentFHEAAdvance HE
07/2014 - 07/2018MISHPInstitute of Safety and Health Practitioners (ISHP)
07/2016 - currentVice ChairmanInstitute of Safety and Health Practitioners (ISHP)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Social approach to construction project safety
Construction project management – techniques and people issues
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua, Malay, Hokkien英語、粵語、普通話、馬來語、福建話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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