International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr Tan Hai Chen
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification PhD (2006)
MSc (2002)
Advanced Diploma (2001)
Organization Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Email H.Tan@hw.ac.uk
Tel No. +603 889 43687, 017-2948201
Fax No. +603 8894 3999
UTAR Contact Person Mr Li Zi Qian, lizq@utar.edu.my


Employment
2003 - 2006 Research Associate, Loughborough University, UK
2006 - 2014 Assistant Professor, UTAR
2014 - present Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
2015 - present Programme Director of Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Teaching & Administration
  • Programme Director of Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying
  • Teach/Taught
    • Project Management
    • ICT in Construction
    • Contracts and Procurement
    • Dissertation
Teaching Interests
  • Project Management
  • ICT in Construction
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Dissertation
Research Interests
  • Knowledge management
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) in construction
  • Current issues in construction
  • BIM
  • Sustainability in Construction
  • Suppliers' performance management
  • Contract administration with the aid of ICT
Funded Research Project
  • Development of a Web-based Construction Claims Management System
    • Funded by CIDB/CREAM (as principal investigator)
    • Value: RM 160,690
    • Duration: 2011-2014 (Completed. Product developed commercialized)
  • A Life Cycle Sustainability Approach for Attaining Triple Bottom-Line in the Built Environment (as co-investigator)
    • Funded by FRGS
    • Value: RM 64,000
    • Duration: 2017 – now (On-going)
Awards & Honours
  • Best Paper Award – MiCRA Conference 2012 for the paper entitled Development Of A Web-Based System To Enhance The Management Of Supplier's Performance In Construction Projects
  • Loughborough University Scholarship 2001/2002 (Faculty of Engineering)
Professional Activities
  • Council Member of Chartered Institute of Building Malaysia
Professional Membership
  • Full Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Publications & Presentations
Book / Official Report
Tan, H.C., Anumba, C.J., Carrillo, P.M., Bouchlaghem, N.M., Kamara, J.M., and Udeaja, C.E. (2010),Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4051-9889-9.
Tan, H.C., Udeaja, C.E., Carrillo, P.M., Kamara, J.M., Anumba, C.J. and Bouchlaghem, N.M. (2004), Knowledge Capture and Reuse in Construction Projects: Concepts, Practices and Tools, Loughborough University, ISBN: 1 897911 29 7.

Journal Papers
Jin, X., Tan, H.C., Zuo, J. and Feng, Y. (2012), Exploring Critical Success Factors for Developing Infrastructure Projects in Malaysia – Main Contractors’ Perspective, International Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 25-41. 
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M. and Anumba, C.J., (2012), Case Study of Knowledge Management Implementation in a Medium-Sized Construction Sector Firm, Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 338–347.
Udeaja, C.E., Kamara, J.M., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Bouchlaghem, N.M., and Tan, H.C. (2008), A web-based prototype for live capture and reuse of construction project knowledge, Automation in Construction, Elsevier, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 839-851.
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Bouchlaghem, N.M., Kamara, J.M., and Udeaja, C.E. (2007), Development of a Methodology for Live Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 18-26.
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Bouchlaghem, N.M., Kamara, J.M., and Udeaja, C.E. (2006), Live Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction Organisations, Knowledge Management Research and Practice,Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 149-161.

Conference Papers
Tan, H.C. and Anumba, C.J. (2013). Web-based Construction Claims Management System: Operation of the Prototype. CIB-W78 Conference, October 2013, Beijing, China. 
Li, Z.Q., Tan H.C., Anumba, C.J. and Chia, F.C. (2012)Development Of A Web-Based System To Enhance The Management Of Supplier's Performance In Construction Projects, Management In Construction Research Association (Micra) Postgraduate Conference, UTM Razak School Of Engineering And Advanced Technology, Malaysia
Tan, X.. Lin, K.Y., Tan H.C., Anumba, C.J., Li, H.M. (2012). Exploratory Study Of Sustainability Knowledge Management In Capital Project Offices, Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, USA., 2012.
Tan H.C., Anumba, C.J. and Yap, E.H. (2011). The Development Of A Web-Based Construction Claims Management System: End Users' Requirements, 2011 International Conference On Construction And Real Estate Management, Guangzou, China.
Li, Z.Q., Tan H.C. and Anumba, C.J. (2011) Conceptual Framework For The Development Of A Web-Based System For Managing Suppliers' Performance, Sixth International Conference On Construction In The 21st Century (CITC-VI) - Construction Challenges In The New Decade, July 5-7 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Li, Z.Q., Tan H.C. and Anumba, C.J. (2011).A Study Of The Use Of Information And Communication Technology To Enhance The Management Of Suppliers' Performance In Construction Projects, International Conference On Project And Facilities Management 2011 (ICOPFM 2011), 18-19 May, Malaysia.
Tan H.C. and Anumba, C.J. (2010). Web-Based Construction Claims Management System: A Conceptual Framework, The 8th International Conference On Construction And Real Estate Management, QUT, Australia
Tan H.C., Anumba, C.J., Yap, E.H. and Chia, F.C. (2010) Causes Of Abandoned Construction Projects, 15th International Symposium On "Advancement Of Construction Management And Real Estate" - Towards Sustainable Development Of International Metropolis, CRIOCM, Malaysia.
Yap, E.H. and Tan H.C. (2009). Abandoned Projects In Malaysia - A Study Of The Causes, 2nd Construction Industry Research Achievement International Conference (CIRAIC 2009), Malaysia.
Yap, E.H. and Tan H.C. (2008). Preliminary Review Of The Causes Of Abandoned Projects In Malaysia, Proceedings Of The International Conference On Project Management (ICOPM) 2008, 18-20 November, pp. 362-371, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Carrillo, P., Tan, H.C., Anumba, C.J. and Bouchlaghem, D. (2006), Capturing Construction Project Knowledge, Proceedings of the 2nd Specialty Conference on Leadership and Management in Construction, ASCE/CIB, 4-6 May, Carrillo, P., Chinowsky, P. and Songer, A., eds., pp. 92-99.
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Kamara, J.M., Bouchlaghem, N.M. and Udeaja, C.E. (2006), Live Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction – A Prototype Development, Proceedings of Joint International on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, 14-16 June, ISBN 2-921145-58-8, pp. 3857-3866.
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Bouchlaghem, N.M., Kamara, J.M., and Udeaja, C.E. (2005), Approaches to the live capture and reuse of knowledge of construction projects, Proceedings of the CIB W102 Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-20 May, Ribeiro, F.L., Love, P.D.E., Davidson, C.H., Egbu, C.O. and Dimitrijevic, B., eds., pp. 577-586.
Tan, H.C., Carrillo, P.M., Anumba, C.J., Kamara, J.M., Udeaja, C.E., and Bouchlaghem, N.M.(2005), Towards a Methodology for Live Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Proceedings of 2005 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management – Challenge of Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, Penang, Malaysia, Wang, Y. and Shen, Q., eds., Vol. 2, pp. 809-815.
Udeaja, C.E., Kamara, J.M., Anumba, C.J., Carrillo, P.M., Bouchlaghem, N.M., and Tan, H.C. (2005), Towards a collaborative learning approach for live capture and reuse of knowledge in construction projects, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 15-17 June, Sariyildiz, S. and Tuncer, B., eds., Vol. 1, pp. 165-171.
Udeaja, C.E., Kamara, J.M., Anumba, C.J., Carrillo, P.M., Bouchlaghem, N.M., and Tan, H.C. (2004), Developing a Methodology for Live Capture and Reuse of Construction Project Knowledge, Proceedings of the 1st International SCRI Symposium, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, 30 March – 1 April, Aouad, G., Amaratunga, D., Kagioglou, M., Ruddock, L. and Sexton, M., eds., pp. 153-159. 
Udeaja, C.E., Kamara, J.M., Anumba, C.J., Carrillo, P.M., Bouchlaghem, N.M., and Tan, H.C. (2004), Live Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction: a proposed strategy, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Process and Product Modelling in the AEC Industry, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-10 September, Dikba, A. and Scherer, R., eds., pp. 547-552.

Quarterly Activites
October - December 2017
  • Discussion on the progress of postgraduate study
  • Examiner of Proposal Defense for PhD student, Mr Li Zi Qian
  • Joint research for UTARRF 2017 2nd cycle
  • Discussion on conference paper
July - September 2017
  • Discussion on the progress of postgraduate study
  • Discussion on the application of other research grant
  • Application of UTARRF 2017 2nd cycle
April - June 2017
  • Journal publication in Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Discussion on the progress of postgraduate study
  • Discussion on the application of other research grant
January - March 2017
  • Discussion on the research collabaration
  • Discussion on the postgraduate supervision (PhD) for Mr Li Zi Qian
  • Application of UTARRF 2017 1st cycle
October - December 2016
  • Newly appointed and accepted the offer on 5.1.2017.