Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Tiong Lee Kong, Robert
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Programme Director, International Construction Management (MSc)
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.
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
  • Drone Inspection System for Aging Tunnels
  • Innovative and high productive construction design for PPVC modules
  • Integrated BIM & Digital Twin: Efficient Operation & Maintenance Systems Development with Machine Learning Approach
  • 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