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
Profile
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research


Contact Person:
  - Mr Li Zi Qian
(Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science)
Timothy

Employment

 

Year

Designation

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 Projects

 

  •  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)

 

 

Publications & Presentations

 

Book / Official Report

 

  • 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.

 

 

Professional Membership

 

  • Full Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

 

Professional Activities

 

  • Council Member of Chartered Institute of Building Malaysia