Professor Vivian W. Y. Tam is a world-leading researcher in the field of construction engineering and management. Her findings have found applications and impact for tackling climate-change issues for green buildings and recycled concrete. She is currently the Director of Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, Associate Dean (Research and HDR), Associate Dean (International) and Discipline Leader (Construction Management) at School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. She was nominated to the College of Expert, Australian Research Council, Australian Government in 2018-2021. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Construction Management and Senior Editor of Construction and Building Materials. She has published over 330 referred journal articles. Her work has been recognised by peers nationally and internationally, which has been exemplified by seven Australian Research Council projects and over 24,000 citations with a h-index of 81. Vivian is also named as 100,000 Top-Scientists (Top 2% Scientists) in the World for since 2017. Vivian is also nominated as a Runner Up, Scopus Researcher of the Year Award 2019, Excellence in Research Impacting a Sustainable Future, Scopus, and her team has won the Gold Award, 2021 Urban Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU).
Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise
- Sustainable construction
- Recycled material
- Green buildings
- Life-cycle analysis
Current Grants and Projects
Het-Crete: High-Grade Chemical-Treated Heterogeneous Recycled Concrete, Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships (FT220100017), CI: Tam, W. Y. Vivian, $1,109,924.00, 2023-2026
Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (IH200100010), AU$5,000,000, 2021-2025
High-Grade CO2 Concrete for Low Life-Cycle Costing and Emissions, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP200100057), CI: Tam, W. Y. Vivian, AU$450,000, 2020-2023
Novel Multiple-Constraint Model for Green Buildings and Life-Cycle Analyses, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP190100559), CIs: Le, K. N., Tam, W. Y. Vivian and Wang, J., AU$390,000, 2019-2022
Asset Intelligence: Maximising Operational Effectiveness for Digital Era, Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (LP180100222), CIs: Wang, X., Wu, P., Wang, J., Hampson, K., Mohamed, S., Drogemuller, R., Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Le, K. N., Dossick, C., Wu, Z., Belstead, B., Hackney, W., AU$436,824, 2019-2022
Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Nanoscience based Construction Material Manufacturing (Nanocomm) (IH1501000006), AU$5,000,000, 2015-2022
Life-Cycle Cost and Emission Analyses of Green-Building implementation, ARC Discovery Project (DP150101015), CIs: Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Le, K. N. and Shen, L. Y., AU$187,324, 2015-2019
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Soomro, M. and Evangelista, A. (2018), ‘A review for recycled concrete applications (2000-2017)’, Construction and Building Materials, 172, 272-292.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Illankoon, I. M. C., Le, K. N. and Rahme, D. (2022), ‘Life-cycle impacts from environmentally friendly blocks’, Journal of Building Engineering, 53, 104503.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Zhou, Y., Illankoon, C. and Le, K. N. (2022), ‘A critical review on BIM and LCA integration using the ISO 14040 framework’, Building and Environment, 213, 108865.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Butera, A., Le, K. N., Da Silva, L. and Evangelista, A. C. J. (2022), ‘A prediction model for CO2 Concrete using regression analysis and artificial neural networks’, Construction and Building Materials, 324, 126689.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Soomro, M., Evangelista, A. C. J. and Haddad, A. (2021), ‘Deformation and permeability of recycled aggregate concrete: a comprehensive review’, Journal of Building Engineering, 44, 103393.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Wattage, H., Le, K. N., Butera, A. and Soomro, M. (2021), ‘Methods to improve microstructural properties of recycled concrete aggregate: a critical review’, Construction and Building Materials, 270(2), 121490.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Soomro, M. and Evangelista, A. C. J. (2021), ‘Quality improvement of recycled concrete aggregate by removal of residual mortar: a comprehensive review of approaches adopted’, Construction and Building Materials, 288(6), 123066.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Butera, A. and Le, K. N. (2021), ‘Mechanical properties of CO2 concrete utilising practical carbonation variables’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 294(4), 126307.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Butera, A. and Le, K. N. (2020), ‘Microstructure and chemical properties for CO2 Concrete’, Construction and Building Materials, 262(11), 120584.
Tam, W. Y. Vivian, Butera, A., Le, K. N. and Li, W. (2020), ‘Utilising CO2 technologies for recycled aggregate concrete: a critical review’, Construction and Building Materials, 250(7), 118903.