Academic Profile

Bio-data of Assoc Prof Robert L K Tiong, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, NTU

Dr Robert Tiong is an Associate Professor in School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, as well as Deputy Director of Centre for Infrastructure Systems at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Program Director of the MSc Programme in International Construction Management since its inception in 1991. Dr Tiong graduated in 1981 from University of Glasgow with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering, with specialisation in management. He obtained his M.Eng on Construction Engineering & Management, from University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and his PhD in 1994 from NTU.

His research and consulting interests focus on integrated risk analysis and economics, financing, management, and project procurement for infrastructure projects. More recently, he has focussed on catastrophe risk management, alternative risk transfer and financing for natural hazards and catastrophes such as floods and earthquakes. He has published extensively including a monograph on “The Structuring of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Projects”, a research report on “Evaluation of risks in BOT projects”, and a book chapter on “Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Projects: An Asian Dimension”. He was also a reviewer for the UNIDO Guidelines for the Development, Negotiation, and Contracting of BOT Projects. He has worked with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on risk analysis and management of infrastructure projects. Recently, he has been involved in the study of Clean Energy Development and Carbon Credit Finance for hydro-power projects in developing countries such as Vietnam.
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Assoc Prof Tiong Lee Kong, Robert
Associate Professor

Areas of research interests:
1. catastrophe risk assessment and management
2. alternative risk transfer mechanisms and financing
3. catastrophe micro-insurance
4. sustainable development and systems,
5. impact of climate change, carbon finance and carbon emission reductions
6. integrated risk analysis
  • Asessing Extreme Sea Level Exposure for Singapore and the central Sunda Shelf Region

  • BIM and AI study on construction productivity, Facilities Management and infrastructure efficiency

  • Discovering linkages between social behaviours and process productivity in collaborative design

  • Drone Inspection System for Aging Tunnels

  • Integrated BIM & Digital Twin: Efficient Operation & Maintenance Systems Development with Machine Learning Approach

  • Pilot Implementation Of An Integrated BIM-Based Onsite Logistics Management And Smart Crane System For JTC Industrial Project

  • Proof-Of-Concept, Proof-Of-Value And Test-Bedding In Smart Integrated Construction System (Phase 2)

  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
  • Chen Chen,Limao Zhang,Robert Lee Kong Tiong. (2019). A novel learning cloud Bayesian network for risk measurement. Applied Soft Computing, 87, 105947.

  • Lin, J , Tai, K., Tiong, R.L.K. and Sim, M.S. (2017). Analysing Impact on Critical Infrastructure Using Input-Output Interdependency Model: Case Studies. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering , 3(4).

  • Tushar Nath, Meghdad Attarzadeh,Robert L. K. Tiong. (2016). Precast workflow productivity measurement through BIM adoption. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers,Management, Procurement and Law, , DOI: 10.1680/jmapl.15.00045.

  • Lili Liu, I-Ming Chen, Erdal Kayacan, Lee Kong Tiong and Varun Maruvanchery. (2015). MECHATRONICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM. 10TH 2015. (ISMA 2015): Automated Construction Quality Assessment: A review. 10th, International Symposium on Mechatronics and its ApplicationsInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ).

  • Lee, Irene Y. L.; Chen, Huiyu*; Tiong, Robert L. K. (2015). An Investigation into Tenant Organizations’ Willingness-to-Pay for the Intangible Value-Added Benefits of Sustainable Buildings: Case Study in Singapore. the Journal of Green Building, 10(N3).