Associate Professor Vivian Tam

Associate Professor Vivian Tam

Director Of Research Quality And Innovation,
Deans Unit School Of Computing, Engineering & Math

Associate Professor - Quantity Surveying,
Engineering And Construction Management

Biography

Associate Professor Vivian W. Y. Tam is an Associate Professor at School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Australia. Before joining UWS, Dr. Tam worked as a Lecturer with the Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia. She received her Ph.D. in sustainable construction from the Department of Building and Construction at City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in the areas of environmental management in construction and sustainable development. She is currently the Associate Editor of International Journal of Construction Management and the Research Group Leader for Sustainable Construction Management and Education Research Group under the School. She has published at least 2 books, 19 book chapters, 161 referred journal articles and 76 referred conference articles.

 

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Qualifications

  • PhD City University of Hong Kong

Professional Memberships

  • RILEM (2015 - 2015)

Interests

  • Environmental management
  • Recycled concrete
  • Sustainable construction

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Deans Unit School Of Computing, Engineering & Math
  • Engineering And Construction Management

Contact

Email: V.Tam@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 105
Mobile: 0429178184
Location: Y.3.37
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300536 Major Project in Construction, 2013

Publications

Books

  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Re-use of construction and demolition waste in housing development', : Nova Science Publishers Inc. 9781604563627.

Chapters in Books

  • Tam, V. (2014), 'Recovery of construction and demolition wastes', Handbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists, Elsevier 9780123964595.
  • Tam, V. and Brohier, A. (2014), 'Life cycle benefits of domestic water-efficient fittings and products', Water Efficiency in Buildings: Theory and Practice, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118456576.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Sun, C. (2014), 'Reposition of the roles among project participants for improving construction project sustainability', Construction Project Management Research Compendium. Vol. 5, Nova 9781633218574.
  • Tam, V. (2013), 'Improving waste management plans in construction projects', Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste, Woodhead 9780857096821.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2012), 'Construction and demolition waste', International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier 9780080471631.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Cutting construction waste by prefabrication', Open Building Manufacturing: Core Concepts and Industrial Requirements, ManuBuild Publisher 9789513863524.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'An overview of existing waste minimization methods', Landfill Research Trends, Nova Science Publisher Inc. 1600217761.

Journal Articles

  • Tam, V., Karimipour, H., Le, K. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Green neighbourhood : review on the international assessment systems', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 82 , pp 689 - 699.
  • Tam, V., Le, K., Zeng, S., Wang, X. and Illankoon, C. (2017), 'Regenerative practice of using photovoltaic solar systems for residential dwellings : an empirical study in Australia', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 75 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Tam, V., Senaratne, S., Le, K., Shen, L., Perica, J. and Illankoon, C. (2017), 'Life-cycle cost analysis of green-building implementation using timber applications', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 147 , pp 458 - 469.
  • Gan, Y., Shen, L., Chen, J., Tam, W., Tan, Y. and Illankoon, C. (2017), 'Critical factors affecting the quality of industrialized building system projects in China', Sustainability, vol 9, no 2 .
  • Li, W., Long, C., Tam, V., Poon, C. and Duan, W. (2017), 'Effects of nano-particles on failure process and microstructural properties of recycled aggregate concrete', Construction and Building Materials, vol 142 , pp 42 - 50.
  • Fung, I., Tsang, Y., Tam, V., Xu, Y. and Mok, E. (2017), 'A review on historic building conservation : a comparison between Hong Kong and Macau systems', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 71 , pp 927 - 942.
  • Chong, H., Tam, V., Lai, W., Sutrisna, M., Wang, X. and Illankoon, C. (2017), 'Cost implications for certified Green Building Index buildings', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol 170, no 1 , pp 29 - 40.
  • Illankoon, C., Tam, V. and Le, K. (2017), 'Environmental, economic, and social parameters in international green building rating tools', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol 143, no 2 .
  • Tam, V., Fung, I. and Choi, R. (2017), 'Maintenance priority setting for private residential buildings in Hong Kong', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol 31, no 3 .
  • Senaratne, S., Lambrousis, G., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2017), 'Recycled concrete in structural applications for sustainable construction practices in Australia', Procedia Engineering, vol 180 , pp 751 - 758.
  • Lin, H., Zeng, S., Ma, H., Zeng, R. and Tam, V. (2017), '[In Press] An indicator system for evaluating megaproject social responsibility', International Journal of Project Management, .
  • Jorge Evangelista, A., Tam, V. and Santos, J. (2017), '[In Press] Recycled ceramic fine aggregate for masonry mortar production', Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Construction Materials, .
  • Shen, L., Zeng, S. and Tam, V. (2017), '[In Press] Special edition : social responsibilities for the management of megaprojects', International Journal of Project Management, .
  • Kang, W., Ramesh, R., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Tam, V. and Wigg, D. (2017), 'Reliability based design of RC beams with recycled aggregate and steel fibres', Structures, vol 11 , pp 135 - 145.
  • Illankoon, C., Tam, V., Le, K. and Shen, L. (2017), 'Key credit criteria among international green building rating tools', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 164 , pp 209 - 220.
  • Tam, V., Le, K., Tran, C., Wang, X. and Wang, J. (2017), 'A review of international green building designs', International Journal of Construction Project Management, vol 9, no 1 .
  • Li, W., Luo, Z., Wu, C., Tam, V., Duan, W. and Shah, S. (2017), 'Experimental and numerical studies on impact behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete-filled steel tube after exposure to elevated temperature', Materials and Design, vol 136 , pp 103 - 118.
  • Tahmoorian, F., Samali, B., Tam, V. and Yeaman, J. (2017), 'Evaluation of mechanical properties of recycled material for utilization in asphalt mixtures', Applied Sciences, vol 7, no 8 .
  • Tsang, Y., Fung, I., Tam, V., Sing, C. and Lu, C. (2017), 'Development of an accident modelling in the Hong Kong construction industry', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 17, no 2 , pp 124 - 131.
  • Senaratne, S., Gerace, D., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2016), 'The costs and benefits of combining recycled aggregate with steel fibres as a sustainable, structural material', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 112, no 4 , pp 2318 - 2327.
  • Tam, V. and Lu, W. (2016), 'Construction waste management profiles, practices, and performance : a cross-jurisdictional analysis in four countries', Sustainability, vol 8, no 2 .
  • Fung, I., Tam, V., Sing, M., Tang, K. and Ogunlana, S. (2016), 'Psychological climate in occupational safety and health : the safety awareness of construction workers in South China', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 16, no 4 , pp 315 - 325.
  • Ding, Z., Yi, G., Tam, V. and Huang, T. (2016), 'A system dynamics-based environmental performance simulation of construction waste reduction management in China', Waste Management, vol 51 , pp 130 - 141.
  • Shen, L., Tam, V., Gan, L., Ye, K. and Zhao, Z. (2016), 'Improving sustainability performance for public-private-partnership (PPP) projects', Sustainability, vol 8, no 3 .
  • Villoria-Saez, P., Tam, V., Rio Merino, M., Arrebola, C. and Wang, X. (2016), 'Effectiveness of greenhouse-gas Emission Trading Schemes implementation : a review on legislations', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 127 , pp 49 - 58.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I. and Sing, M. (2016), 'Adaptive reuse in sustainable development : an empirical study of a Lui Seng Chun building in Hong Kong', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 65 , pp 635 - 642.
  • Wang, J. and Tam, V. (2016), 'Construction industry carbon dioxide emissions in Shenzhen, China', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol 169, no 3 , pp 114 - 122.
  • Ding, T., Xiao, J. and Tam, V. (2016), 'A closed-loop life cycle assessment of recycled aggregate concrete utilization in China', Waste Management, vol 56 , pp 367 - 375.
  • Tam, V., Butera, A. and Le, K. (2016), 'Carbon-conditioned recycled aggregate in concrete production', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 133 , pp 672 - 680.
  • Moon, S., Forlani, J., Wang, X. and Tam, V. (2016), 'Productivity study of the scaffolding operations in liquefied natural gas plant construction : Ichthys Project in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice , vol 142, no 4 .
  • Tam, V., Wang, J. and Le, K. (2016), 'Thermal insulation and cost effectiveness of green-roof systems : an empirical study in Hong Kong', Building and Environment, vol 110 , pp 46 - 54.
  • Tam, V., Le, K., Wang, J. and Wang, X. (2016), 'Development of a sustainable checklist in construction', Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol 169, no 4 , pp 166 - 180.
  • Tam, V. and Hao, J. (2016), 'Attitudes towards recycling on construction sites', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol 169, no 3 , pp 131 - 136.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D. and Xiao, J. (2016), 'Optimal mix approach for recycled aggregate concrete', Concrete in Australia, vol 42, no 2 , pp 37 - 45.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S. and Wong, P. (2016), 'What affects voluntary employee turnover in building organisations? : empirical studies in Australia, Mainland China and Taiwan', International Journal of Project Organisation and Management , vol 8, no 2 , pp 127 - 150.
  • Tam, V., Edge, J. and Hoffman, S. (2016), 'Empirically evaluating the WHO global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel's impact on four high-income countries four years after adoption', Globalization and Health, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Yee, A., Lam, M., Tam, V., Chan, W., Chu, K., Cheah, K., Cheung, K. and Chan, D. (2016), 'Fibrotic-like changes in degenerate human intervertebral discs revealed by quantitative proteomic analysis', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol 24, no 3 , pp 503 - 513.
  • Cheung, W., Tam, V., Leung, Y., Samartzis, D., Cheung, M., Luk, D. and Cheung, P. (2016), 'The paradoxical relationship between ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and developmental lumbar spinal stenosis', Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, vol 11, no 1 .
  • Zeng, S., Ma, H., Lin, H., Zeng, R. and Tam, V. (2015), 'Social responsibility of major infrastructure projects in China', International Journal of Project Management, vol 33, no 3 , pp 537 - 548.
  • Wang, J., Li, Z. and Tam, V. (2015), 'Identifying best design strategies for construction waste minimization', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 92 , pp 237 - 247.
  • Arndt, A., Singhapakdi, A. and Tam, V. (2015), 'Consumers as employees : the impact of social responsibility on quality of work life among Australian engineers', Social Responsibility Journal, vol 11, no 1 , pp 98 - 108.
  • Xiao, J., Fan, Y. and Tam, V. (2015), 'On creep characteristics of cement paste, mortar and recycled aggregate concrete', European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, vol 19, no 10 , pp 1234 - 1252.
  • Spanjol, J., Tam, L. and Tam, V. (2015), 'Employer - employee congruence in environmental values : an exploration of effects on job satisfaction and creativity', Journal of Business Ethics, vol 130, no 1 , pp 117 - 130.
  • Li, J., Tam, V., Zuo, J. and Zhu, J. (2015), 'Designers' attitude and behaviour towards construction waste minimization by design : a study in Shenzhen, China', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 105, no A , pp 29 - 35.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D. and Xiao, J. (2015), 'Long-term deformation behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete', Construction and Building Materials, vol 100 , pp 262 - 272.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I., Sing, M. and Ogunlana, S. (2015), 'Best practice of prefabrication implementation in the Hong Kong public and private sectors', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 109 , pp 216 - 231.
  • Tam, V. and Fung, I. (2015), 'Knowledge, attitude and training on preventing work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in the construction industry', International Journal of Construction Project Management, vol 7, no 1 , pp 3 - 15.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Zeng, S. (2015), 'Green evaluation systems for project sustainability', Waste and Resource Management, vol 168, no WR4 , pp 177 - 185.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I., Chan, J. and Yu, M. (2014), 'Adoption of design and build procurement method : an empirical study on Wynn Macau Resort', International Journal of Construction Project Management, vol 6, no 1 , pp 3 - 12.
  • Tam, V., Wang, Z. and Tao, Z. (2014), 'Behaviour of recycled aggregate concrete filled stainless steel stub columns', Materials and Structures, vol 47, no 1-2 , pp 293 - 310.
  • Lee, E., Fung, I., Tam, V. and Arashpour, M. (2014), 'A fully autonomous kernel-based online learning neural network model and its application to building cooling load prediction', Soft Computing, .
  • Lin, H., Zeng, S., Ma, H., Qi, G. and Tam, V. (2014), 'Can political capital drive corporate green innovation? Lessons from China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 64 , pp 63 - 72.
  • Wang, J., Li, Z. and Tam, V. (2014), 'Critical factors in effective construction waste minimization at the design stage : a Shenzhen case study, China', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 82 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Xiao, J., Li, L., Tam, V. and Li, H. (2014), 'The state of the art regarding the long-term properties of recycled aggregate concrete', Structural Concrete, vol 15, no 1 , pp 3 - 12.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2014), 'Driving criteria for environmental performance assessment in construction', Waste and Resource Management, vol 167, no 2 , pp 72 - 81.
  • Fan, Y., Xiao, J. and Tam, V. (2014), 'Effect of old attached mortar on the creep of recycled aggregate concrete', Structural Concrete, vol 15, no 2 , pp 169 - 178.
  • Tam, V. and Hao, J. (2014), 'Prefabrication as a mean of minimizing construction waste on site', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 14, no 2 , pp 113 - 121.
  • Fung, I., Lee, Y., Tam, V. and Fung, H. (2014), 'A feasibility study of introducing chin straps of safety helmets as a statutory requirement in Hong Kong construction industry', Safety Science, vol 65 , pp 70 - 78.
  • Tam, V., Li, J. and Cai, H. (2014), 'System dynamic modeling on construction waste management in Shenzhen, China', Waste Management and Research, vol 32, no 5 , pp 441 - 453.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I. and Chan, H. (2014), 'Efficacy of gross floor area concession policy : empirical study in Hong Kong', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol 140, no 3 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Le, K., Fung, I., Tam, V., Yip, L. and Lee, E. (2014), 'Building information modeling using hardware genetic algorithms with field-programmable gate arrays', International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, vol 5, no 4 , pp 24 - 50.
  • Tam, V. and Zeng, S. (2014), 'Employee job satisfaction in engineering firms ', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol 21, no 4 , pp 353 - 368.
  • Xiao, J., Ying, J., Tam, V. and Gilbert, I. (2014), 'Test and prediction of chloride diffusion in recycled aggregate concrete', Science China: Technological Sciences, vol 57, no 12 , pp 2357 - 2370.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2014), 'Investigating Taiwanese and Mainland China foundry industries by spectral analysis', Revista Ingenieria de Construccion, vol 29, no 3 , pp 299 - 308.
  • Xie, X., Zuo, L., Zeng, S. and Tam, V. (2014), 'The impacts of network structures and network form on corporate innovative performance : evidence from high-tech sectors', Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, vol 22, no 2 , pp 185 - 203.
  • Xiao, J., Tresserras, J. and Tam, V. (2014), 'GFRP-tube confined RAC under axial and eccentric loading with and without expansive agent', Construction and Building Materials, vol 73 , pp 575 - 585.
  • Lu, W. and Tam, V. (2013), 'Construction waste management policies and their effectiveness in Hong Kong : a longitudinal review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 23 , pp 214 - 223.
  • Ying, J., Xiao, J. and Tam, V. (2013), 'On the variability of chloride diffusion in modelled recycled aggregate concrete', Construction and Building Materials, vol 41 , pp 732 - 741.
  • Fung, I. and Tam, V. (2013), 'Development of an empirical model for selecting accident prevention measures for construction managers', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 13, no 1 , pp 39 - 51.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2013), 'Sustainability criteria using spectral methods', NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, vol 28, no 3 , pp 15 - 23.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Ochoa, J. (2013), 'Design for green property development in developing cities', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol 139, no 4 , pp 310 - 316.
  • Fung, I. and Tam, V. (2013), 'Occupational health and safety of older construction workers (aged 55 or above) : their difficulties, needs, behaviour and suitability', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 13, no 3 , pp 15 - 34.
  • Huang, Z., Tam, V., Shen, L. and Huang, Y. (2013), 'Factors influencing energy saving measures for urban residential buildings', NICMAR: Journal of Construction Management, vol 28, no 1 , pp 17 - 30.
  • Tam, V., Lo, C. and Xiao, J. (2013), 'Bringing recycled aggregate to its full potential', Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Waste and Resource Management , vol 166, no WR3 , pp 128 - 136.
  • Tam, V. and Zeng, S. (2013), 'Sustainable performance indicators for Australian residential buildings', Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, vol 5 , pp 168 - 179.
  • Xie, L., Zeng, S., Zou, H., Tam, V. and Wu, Z. (2013), 'Technology transfer in clean development mechanism (CDM) projects : lessons from China', Technology and Economic Development of Economy, vol 19, no suppl. 1 , pp 471 - 495.
  • Tam, V., Hao, J. and Zeng, S. (2012), 'What affects implementation of green buildings? An empirical study in Hong Kong', International Journal of Strategic Property Management, vol 16, no 2 , pp 115 - 125.
  • Tam, C. and Tam, V. (2012), 'Microstructural behaviour of reactive powder concrete under different heating regimes', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol 64, no 3 , pp 259 - 267.
  • Tam, C., Tam, V. and Ng, K. (2012), 'Assessing drying shrinkage and water permeability of reactive powder concrete produced in Hong Kong', Construction and Building Materials, vol 26, no 1 , pp 79 - 89.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Zeng, S. (2012), 'Review on waste management systems in the Hong Kong construction industry : use of spectral and bispectral methods', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol 18, no 1 , pp 14 - 23.
  • Zhang, X., Shen, L., Tam, V. and Lee, W. (2012), 'Barriers to implement extensive green roof systems : a Hong Kong study', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 16, no 1 , pp 314 - 319.
  • Shen, L., Tam, V. and Zhang, L. (2012), 'Modelling gaseous emissions from energy consumption during building life cycle', Surveying and Build Environment, vol 22, no 1 , pp 61 - 73.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Sun, C. (2012), 'Reposition of the roles among project participants for improving construction project sustainability', International Journal of Construction Project Management, vol 5, no 1 , pp 53 - 66.
  • Tam, V. and Shen, L. (2012), 'Risk management for contractors in marine projects', Organization, Technology and Management in Construction: An International Journal, vol 4, no 1 , pp 403 - 410.
  • Fung, I., Tam, V. and Lo, T. (2012), 'Does ISO quality management system improve project performance in a construction project?', NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, vol 27, no 2&3 , pp 53 - 60.
  • Tam, V. and Fung, I. (2012), 'Behavior, attitude, and perception towards safety culture from mandatory safety training course', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol 138, no 3 , pp 207 - 213.
  • Saha, S. and Tam, V. (2012), 'Insulated wall systems to tackle global warming', Organization, Technology and Management in Construction: An International Journal, vol 4, no 2 , pp 507 - 513.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Kong, S. (2011), 'Impacts of multi-layer chain subcontracting on project management performance', International Journal of Project Management, vol 29, no 1 , pp 108 - 116.
  • Tam, V. and Fung, I. (2011), 'Tower crane safety in the construction industry: A Hong Kong study', Safety Science, vol 49, no 2 , pp 208 - 215.
  • Tam, V. (2011), 'Rate of reusable and recycable waste in construction', The Open Waste Management Journal, vol 4 , pp 28 - 32.
  • Zeng, S., Meng, X., Zeng, R., Tam, C., Tam, V. and Jin, T. (2011), 'How environmental management driving forces affect environmental and economic performance of SMEs: A study in the Northern China district', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 19, no 13 , pp 1426 - 1437.
  • Tam, V. (2011), 'The effectiveness of electrical and electronic waste recycling and its implications to green building: Empirical studies in India and Switzerland', Journal of Green Building, vol 6, no 2 , pp 122 - 138.
  • Shen, L., Tam, V., Sun, S. and Zhang, X. (2011), 'Development of an information exchange model for attaining sustainability', International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, vol 10, no 2 , pp 153 - 168.
  • Hao, J., Tam, V., Yuan, H. and Wang, J. (2011), 'Construction waste challenges in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Region', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 11, no 1 , pp 37 - 47.
  • Diao, X., Li, H., Zeng, S., Tam, V. and Guo, H. (2011), 'A Pareto multi-objective optimization approach for solving time-cost-quality tradeoff problems', Technological and Economic Development of Economy, vol 17, no 1 , pp 22 - 41.
  • Fung, I., Huang, C. and Tam, V. (2011), 'Application of GA techniques for solving precedent relationship problem in project scheduling optimization', Procedia Engineering, vol 14 , pp 2527 - 2534.
  • Tam, V., Zhang, X., Lee, W. and Shen, L. (2011), 'Applications of extensive green-roof systems in contributing to sustainable development in densely populated cities : a Hong Kong study', Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, vol 11, no 1 , pp 15 - 25.
  • Tam, V. (2011), 'Rate of reusable and recyclable waste in construction', The Open Waste Management Journal, vol 4 , pp 28 - 32.
  • Xiao, J., Liu, Q. and Tam, V. (2010), 'Numerical simulation on damage and failure of recycled aggregate concrete with a lattice model', Key Engineering Materials, vol 417-418, no 0 , pp 689 - 692.
  • Tam, V., Tam, L. and Le, K. (2010), 'Cross-cultural comparison of concrete recycling decision-making and implementation in construction industry', Waste Management, vol 30, no 2 , pp 291 - 297.
  • Shen, L., Tam, V., Tam, L. and Ji, Y. (2010), 'Project feasibility study : the key to successful implementation of sustainable and socially responsible construction management practice', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 18, no 3 , pp 254 - 259.
  • Tam, V., Tam, L. and Zeng, S. (2010), 'Cost effectiveness and tradeoff on the use of rainwater tanks : an empirical study in Australian residential decision-making', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 54, no 3 , pp 178 - 186.
  • Tam, V. and Shen, L. (2010), 'On applications of an optimal price-time bidding model on foundation projects', Construction Innovation, vol 10, no 1 , pp 14 - 24.
  • Zeng, S., Tam, C. and Tam, V. (2010), 'Integrating safety, environmental and quality risks for project management using a FMEA method', Engineering Economics, , no 1 , pp 44 - 52.
  • Fung, W., Tam, V., Lo, Y. and Lu, L. (2010), 'Developing a risk assessment model for construction safety', International Journal of Project Management, vol 28, no 6 , pp 593 - 600.
  • Zeng, S., Xu, X. and Tam, V. (2010), 'Towards corporate environmental information disclosure : an empirical study in China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 18, no 12 , pp 1142 - 1148.
  • Zeng, S., Tam, V. and Le, K. (2010), 'Towards effectiveness of integrated management systems for enterprises', Engineering Economics, vol 21, no 2 , pp 171 - 179.
  • Ng, K., Tam, C. and Tam, V. (2010), 'Studying the production process and mechanical properties of reactive powder concrete : a Hong Kong study', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol 62, no 9 , pp 647 - 654.
  • Hao, J., Tam, V., Yuan, H., Wang, J. and Li, J. (2010), 'Dynamic modeling of construction and demolition waste management processes : an empirical study in Shenzhen, China', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol 17, no 5 , pp 476 - 492.
  • Tam, C., Tam, V. and Ng, K. (2010), 'Optimal conditions for producing reactive powder concrete : a Hong Kong study', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol 62, no 10 , pp 701 - 716.
  • Le, K., Tam, V. and Tam, L. (2009), 'Assessment schemes in engineering courses using spectral technique', International Journal of Engineering Education, vol 25, no 3 , pp 547 - 556.
  • Mohamed, S., Ali, T. and Tam, V. (2009), 'National culture and safe work behaviour of construction workers in Pakistan', Safety Science, vol 47, no 1 , pp 29 - 35.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2009), 'Parameters for assessing recycled aggregate and their correlation', Waste Management and Research, , pp 52 - 58.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X., Tam, C. and Ng, K. (2009), 'Physio-chemical reactions in recycled aggregate concrete', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 163, no 2-3 , pp 823 - 828.
  • Tam, V. (2009), 'Comparing the implementation of concrete recycling in the Australian and Japanese construction industries', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 17, no 7 , pp 688 - 702.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D. and Loo, Y. (2009), 'On the prevailing construction waste recycling practices: a southeast Queensland study', Waste Management and Research, , pp 167 - 174.
  • Zeng, S., Wan, T. and Tam, V. (2009), 'Towards FDI and technology spillover: a case study in China', Transformations In Business & Economics, , pp 50 - 62.
  • Diao, X., Zeng, S. and Tam, V. (2009), 'Development of an optimal trajectory model for spray painting on a free surface', Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 57, no 1 , pp 209 - 216.
  • Diao, X., Zeng, S., Tam, C. and Tam, V. (2009), 'EKC analysis for studying economic growth and environmental quality : a case study in China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 17, no 5 , pp 541 - 548.
  • Yiu, L., Tam, V. and Kotrayothar, D. (2009), 'A simplified testing approach for recycled coarse aggregate in construction', Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, vol 16, no 4 , pp 43 - 47.
  • Shen, L., Tam, V. and Li, C. (2009), 'Benefit analysis on replacing in situ concreting with precast slabs for temporary construction works in pursuing sustainable construction practice', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 53, no 3 , pp 145 - 148.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On generic skill development : an engineering perspective', Digital Signal Processing, vol 18, no 3 , pp 355 - 363.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On using the Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions to improve quality in construction', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, vol 6, no 2 , pp 112 - 123.
  • Wang, J., Kang, X. and Tam, V. (2008), 'An investigation of construction wastes: an empirical study in Shenzhen', Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology, vol 6, no 3 , pp 227 - 236.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Waste reduction through incentives : a case study', Building Research and Information, vol 36, no 1 , pp 37 - 43.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'Economic comparison of concrete recycling : a case study approach', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 52, no 5 , pp 821 - 828.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Wang, K. (2008), 'Assessing relationships among properties of demolished concrete, recycled aggregate and recycled aggregate concrete using regression analysis', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 152, no 2 , pp 703 - 714.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Diversifying two-stage mixing approach (TSMA) for recycled aggregate concrete : TSMAs and TSMAsc', Construction and Building Materials, vol 22, no 10 , pp 2067 - 2077.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Song, S. and Hao, J. (2008), 'Collaboration among project participants towards sustainable construction : a Hong Kong study', The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, vol 2 , pp 59 - 68.
  • Tam, V. and Fung, W. (2008), 'A study of knowledge, awareness, practice and recommendations among Hong Kong construction workers on using personal respiratory protective equipment at risk', The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, vol 2 , pp 69 - 81.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'A feasibility study of implementing material management in construction : United Kingdom and Hong Kong empirical studies', Journal of Green Building, vol 3, no 2 , pp 77 - 84.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Towards occupational health and safety systems in the construction industry of China', Safety Science, vol 6, no 8 , pp 1155 - 1168.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On efficiency improvement of demolished concrete, recycled aggregate and recycled aggregate concrete testing', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 5, no 1 , pp 71 - 94.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'How to retain postgraduate students in engineering programmes : a practical perspective', European Journal of Engineering Education, vol 33, no 40699 , pp 511 - 524.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Development of mobile crusher for recycled aggregate production', Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transaction, vol 15, no 4 , pp 51 - 58.
  • Tam, V., Hao, J. and Hills, M. (2008), 'The effectiveness of Hong Kong's construction waste disposal charging scheme', Waste Management and Research, vol 26, no 6 , pp 553 - 558.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I., Tam, C. and Wang, K. (2008), 'Frequency and continuity of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms for construction workers', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol 14, no 3 , pp 183 - 187.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'On the effectiveness in implementing a waste-management-plan method in construction', Waste Management, vol 28, no 6 , pp 1072 - 1080.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X., Tam, C. and Chan, C. (2008), 'New approach in measuring water absorption of recycled aggregates', Construction and Building Materials, vol 22, no 3 , pp 364 - 369.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Le, H. (2008), 'Using Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions for quality improvement in construction : case study approach', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 134, no 7 , pp 555 - 561.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'A survey on effective assessment methods to enhance student learning', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 13, no 2 , pp 13 - 20.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Economic comparison of recycling over-ordered fresh concrete: a case study approach', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 52, no 2 , pp 208 - 218.
  • Tam, V. (2007), 'The effectiveness of the green building evaluation and labelling system', Architectural Science Review, vol 50, no 4 , pp 323 - 330.
  • Tam, V., Wang, K. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Ways to facilitate the use of recycled aggregate concrete', Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Waste and Resource Management, vol 160, no WR3 , pp 125 - 129.
  • Tam, V. and Zeng, S. (2007), 'Towards business environment of foundry industry: an empirical study', Emirates Journal of Engineering Research, vol 12, no 3 , pp 109 - 115.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Hao, J. and Yao, H. (2007), 'A checklist for assessing sustainability performance of construction projects', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol 13, no 4 , pp 273 - 281.
  • Tam, V., Fung, I. and Leung, M. (2007), 'Changing world of university education for quantity surveyor: a Hong Kong study', Surveying Practice, vol 15, no 12 , pp 35 - 43.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Ng, W. (2007), 'An examination on the practice of adopting prefabrication for construction projects', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 7, no 2 , pp 53 - 64.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Le, K. (2007), 'Removal of cement mortar from recycle aggregate using pre-soaking approaches', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 50, no 1 , pp 82 - 101.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Predicting environmental performance of construction projects by using least-squares fitting method and robust method', Journal of Green Building, vol 2, no 1 , pp 143 - 155.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Tam, C. and Pang, W. (2007), 'Investigating the intentional quality risks in public foundation projects: a Hong Kong study', Building and Environment, vol 42, no 1 , pp 330 - 343.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Crushed aggregate production from centralized combined and individual waste sources in Hong Kong', Construction and Building Materials, vol 21, no 4 , pp 879 - 886.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Shen, L. and Yau, R. (2007), 'On using a communication-mapping model for environmental management (CMEM) to improve environmental performance in project development processes', Building and Environment, vol 42, no 8 , pp 3093 - 3107.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Fung, I. and Wang, J. (2007), 'Controlling construction waste by implementing governmental ordinances in Hong Kong', Construction Innovation, vol 7, no 2 , pp 146 - 166.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Ng, W. (2007), 'On prefabrication implementation for different project type and procurement methods in Hong Kong', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, vol 5, no 1 , pp 68 - 80.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Assessment of durability of recycled aggregate concrete produced by two-stage mixing approach', Journal of Materials Science, vol 42, no 10 , pp 3592 - 3602.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Zeng, S. and Ng, W. (2007), 'Towards adoption of prefabrication in construction', Building and Environment, vol 42, no 10 , pp 3642 - 3654.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Wang, Y. (2007), 'Optimization on proportion for recycled aggregate in concrete using two-stage mixing approach', Construction and Building Materials, vol 21, no 10 , pp 1928 - 1939.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2007), 'New approach in assessing cement mortar remains on recycled aggregate', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol 59, no 6 , pp 413 - 422.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S. and Lou, G. (2007), 'Managing information flows for quality improvement of projects', Measuring Business Excellence, vol 11, no 3 , pp 30 - 40.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Optimal aggregate testing using Vandermonde polynomials and spectral methods', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 145, no 40575 , pp 72 - 99.
  • Le, K., Tam, V. and Yi, F. (2007), 'Women in engineering: A general perspective', World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, vol 6, no 1 , pp 199 - 202.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Power spectra and bispectra for environmental assessment', Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, vol 12, no 2 , pp 23 - 30.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Aggregate testing using second-, seventh- and tenth-order interpolation polynomials', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 52, no 1 , pp 39 - 57.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Optimization of aggregate testing using polynomial regression', Journal of Green Building, vol 2, no 3 , pp 144 - 152.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Assessing environmental performance in the construction industry', Surveying and Built Environment, vol 18, no 2 , pp 59 - 72.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Quality improvement in construction by using a Vandermonde interpolation technique', International Journal of Project Management, vol 25, no 8 , pp 815 - 823.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'The relationship between environmental input and output indicators by the robust fitting Method', Architectural Science Review, vol 50, no 2 , pp 141 - 148.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Tam, C. (2007), 'Assessing the levels of material wastage affected by sub-contracting relationships and projects types with their correlations', Building and Environment, vol 42, no 3 , pp 1471 - 1477.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2006), 'Evaluations of existing waste recycling methods: a Hong Kong study', Building and Environment, vol 41, no 12 , pp 1649 - 1660.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2006), 'Comparing performance of modified two-stage mixing approach for producing recycled aggregate concrete', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol 58, no 7 , pp 477 - 484.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S. and Lou, G. (2006), 'Integration of management systems: the views of contractors', Architectural Science Review, vol 49, no 3 , pp 229 - 235.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Zeng, S. and Chan, K. (2006), 'Environmental performance measurement indicators in construction', Building and Environment, vol 41, no 2 , pp 164 - 173.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Chan, K. and William, C. (2006), 'Cutting construction wastes by prefabrication', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 6, no 1 , pp 15 - 25.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Yiu, K. and Cheung, S. (2006), 'Critical factors for environmental performance assessment (EPA) in the Hong Kong construction industry', Construction Management and Economics, vol 24, no 11 , pp 1113 - 1123.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Tsui, S. and Ho, C. (2006), 'Environmental indicators for environmental performance assessment in construction', Journal of Building and Construction Management, vol 10, no 1 , pp 46 - 56.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Ng, K. (2006), 'Deformation and sorptivity of recycled aggregate concrete produced by two stage mixing approach', Surveying and Build Environment, vol 17, no 1 , pp 7 - 14.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Shen, L., Zeng, S. and Ho, C. (2006), 'Environmental performance assessment: perceptions of project managers on the relationship between operational and environmental performance indicators', Construction Management and Economics, vol 24, no 3 , pp 287 - 299.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2006), 'Quality improvement of recycled aggregate concrete', Key Engineering Materials, vol 302-303, no 0 , pp 308 - 313.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2006), 'Environmental enhancement through use of recycled aggregate concrete in a two-stage mixing approach', Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, vol 12, no 2 , pp 277 - 288.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2006), 'A review on the viable technology for construction waste recycling', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 47, no 3 , pp 209 - 221.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S., Tam, C. and Deng, Z. (2005), 'Towards implementation of ISO 14001 environmental management systems in selected industries in China', Journal Of Cleaner Production, vol 13, no 7 , pp 645 - 656.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Zeng, S. and Tian, P. (2005), 'Evaluation of implementing ISO 9001:2000 standard in the construction industry', Architectural Science Review, vol 48, no 1 , pp 11 - 16.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Chan, K. and William, C. (2005), 'Use of prefabrication to minimise construction waste - a case study approach', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 5, no 1 , pp 91 - 101.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2005), 'Carbonation around interfacial transition zone of old hardened concrete cement paste', Cement And Concrete Research, vol 35, no 6 , pp 1180 - 1186.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Gao, X. (2005), 'Micro-structural analysis of recycled aggregate concrete produced from two-stage mixing approach', Cement And Concrete Research, vol 35, no 6 , pp 1195 - 1203.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2005), 'Microstructural analysis of recycled aggregate concrete produced from two-stage mixing approach', Cement and Concrete Research, vol 35, no 6 , pp 1195 - 1203.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S., Tian, P. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Implementation of environmental management in the construction industry of China', Architectural Science Review, vol 47, no 1 , pp 19 - 26.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Zeng, S. (2004), 'Environmental performance assessment in China and Hong Kong', Building Research and Information, vol 32, no 2 , pp 110 - 118.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Shen, L. and Drew, D. (2004), 'An mapping approach for examining waste management on construction site', ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 130, no 4 , pp 472 - 481.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Tsui, W. (2004), 'Green construction assessment for the construction industry in Hong Kong', International Journal of Project Management, vol 22, no 7 , pp 563 - 571.
  • Tam, V., Wang, J., Kang, X. and Shen, L. (2004), 'Research on management measures for reducing construction waste', Architecture Technology, vol 35, no 10 , pp 732 - 734.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Shen, L. (2004), 'Comparing material wastage levels between conventional in-situ and prefabrication construction in Hong Kong', Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, vol 11, no 5 , pp 548 - 551.
  • Tam, V., Cheung, S., Cheung, K., Tam, C. and Suen, H. (2004), 'A web-based performance assessment system for environmental protection: WePass', Construction Management and Economics, vol 22, no 9 , pp 927 - 935.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S., Tam, C. and Deng, Z. (2003), 'ISO 14000 and the construction industry: survey in china', ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, vol 19, no 3 , pp 107 - 115.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Chan, C. and Kong, S. (2002), 'An examination on the waste management practice in the local construction site', Hong Kong Surveyor, vol 13, no 1 , pp 39 - 48.
  • Tam, V. and Shen, L. (2002), 'Implementation of environmental management in the Hong Kong construction industry', International Journal of Project Management, vol 20, no 7 , pp 535 - 543.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Zeng, S. (2002), 'Environmental performance evaluation for construction', Building Research and Information, vol 30, no 5 , pp 349 - 361.

Conference Papers

  • Illankoon, C., Tam, V., Le, K. and Shen, L. (2016), 'Cost premium and the life cycle cost of green building implementation in obtaining green star rating in Australia ', Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. Congress, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Senaratne, S., Lambrousis, G., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2016), 'Sustainable construction practices with recycled aggregate concrete : recycled facilities perspectives', International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction, Perth, W.A..
  • Singh, B., Tan, E., Tam, V. and Tao, Z. (2016), 'Effects of coarse recycled aggregate on the strength and ductility of composite steel-concrete beams', International Symposium on Structural Engineering, Beijing, China.
  • Tam, V. (2015), 'Photovoltaic solar systems for residential dwellings', International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing, China.
  • Tan, E., Tam, V., Tao, Z. and Singh, B. (2015), 'Experimental study of sustainable recycled concrete aggregates in steel-concrete composite construction', International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Mirza, O., Wigg, D., Kang, W., Senaratne, S., Tam, V. and Ramesh, R. (2015), 'Experimental study on recycled concrete with steel fibers as a sustainable building material', International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2015), 'A review on international green building designs', International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Sustainable Infrastructure, Hong Kong, China.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S. and Kang, W. (2014), 'Sustainable structural material combining recycled aggegate and steel fibres', World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Nehaal Deo, V., Tan, E. and Tam, V. (2014), 'Behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams incorporating recycled concrete', International Symposium on Structural Engineering, Hefei, China.
  • Lu, W. and Tam, V. (2013), 'Construction waste management policies and their effectiveness in Hong Kong : a longitudinal review', International Conference on Solid Waste , Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D. and Xiao, J. (2013), 'Optimal design criteria for recycled aggregate concrete', International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Kang, W. and Kotrayothar, D. (2013), 'Shrinkage development of recycled aggregate concrete and future directions of using steel fibers as a reliable and cost-effective option', Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jin, X., Hardie, M., Feng, Y. and Tam, V. (2013), 'Effectiveness and equity of peer assessment of individual contributions to group assignment', Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Kang, W. and Kotrayothar, D. (2013), 'Recycled aggregate concrete : strength development and future perspectives on steel fibers and cost-benefit analysis', International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Spanjol, J., Tam, L. and Tam, V. (2012), 'Enhancing employee creativity: the role of environmental orientation fit', Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Research Forum, Orlando, Florida.
  • Saha, S., Tam, V. and Hardie, M. (2012), 'Developing pathways to university entry for low socioeconomic status students : a progress report', AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Kotrayothar, D., Tam, V. and Sathonsaowaphak, A. (2012), 'Deformation properties of recycled aggregate concrete', KKU International Engineering Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2012), 'The effects of temperature to reactive powder concrete in construction', AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Tam, V. (2012), 'What affects implementation of green buildings? : an empirical study in Hong Kong', International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Shenzhen, China.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Brohier, A. (2012), 'Optimize water efficiency and cost effectiveness by using the alternative sustainable innovations in residential dwellings', International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Shenzhen.
  • Tam, V. (2011), 'Cost effectiveness of using low cost housing technologies in construction', The Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction,, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. and Shen, L. (2011), 'Behaviour and attitudes towards recycling habits in construction: an Australian empirical study', Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing.
  • Tam, V. and Kotrayothar, D. (2011), 'Physical and mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete: an Australian study', Concrete 2011 Conference Building a Sustainable Future, Perth.
  • Tam, V. and Lo, C. (2011), 'A simplified testing approach for recycled aggregate', Future Concrete & The Environmental Construction Exhibition 2011, Dubai.
  • Tam, V. (2010), 'Rate of reusable and recyclable waste in construction', Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Italy.
  • Kotrayothar, D., Tam, V., Lo, C. and Loo, Y. (2009), 'Optimization of water to cement ratios for recycled aggregate concrete', The 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference, UK.
  • Kotrayothar, D., Lo, C. and Tam, V. (2009), 'Properties of recycled aggregate concrete with various aggregate to cement ratios', Fifth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Turkey.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2009), 'On implementation of waste management systems in the Hong Kong construction industry using spectral methods', IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, HK.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'Concrete waste recycling in Australia', The 1st International Research Symposium on Recycled Concrete and Its Applications, China.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D., Neser, F. and Lo, C. (2008), 'Investigating recycled aggregate concrete by two-stage mixing approach: a Southeast Queensland Practice', The 1st International Research Symposium on Recycled Concrete and Its Applications, China.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'Micro-structural analysis of recycled aggregate concrete by Scanning Electronic Microscopy', 9th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy, Switzerland.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayothar, D., Lo, C. and Loo, Y. (2008), 'Comparison between recycled aggregate and natural aggregate properties', The 3rd ACF International conference ACF/VCA-2008, Vietnam.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2008), 'Relationships among demolished concrete, recycled aggregate and recycled aggregate concrete testing', The 3rd ACF International conference ACF/VCA-2008, Vietnam.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2008), 'Recycled aggregate production in Hong Kong from centralized plant to mobile setting', Eleventh East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction (EASEC-11): Building a Sustainable Environment, Taiwan.
  • Tam, V. (2008), 'Economic comparison of concrete recycling: a case study approach from Australia', International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. and Le, N. (2008), 'On using Vandermonde polynomials and spectral methods to optimize aggregate testing', International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. (2007), 'Implementing a waste-management-plan method in construction: an effective approach', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology, Australia.
  • Tam, V., Kotrayother, D. and Loo, Y. (2007), 'On the prevailing waste recycling methods: a southeast Queensland study', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology, Australia.
  • Tam, V., Hao, J. and Hills, M. (2007), 'The construction waste disposal charging scheme in Hong Kong', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology, Australia.
  • Tam, V. (2007), 'Effectiveness on a green building evaluation and labeling system in Taiwan', The 12th International Research Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Australia.
  • Tam, V., Hao, J., Yuan, H., Wang, J. and Hills, M. (2007), 'Construction waste challenges in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region', The 12th International Research Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Australia.
  • Tam, V. and Kotrayothar, D. (2007), 'Mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete in Southeast Queensland', The First International Conference on Recent Advance in Concrete Technology, USA.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using Vandermonde polynomials and spectral methods to optimize aggregate testing', The First International Conference on Recent Advance in Concrete Technology, University of Maryland and Howard University, Washington USA.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using the Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions to improve quality in construction', The 12th International Research Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, University of NSW.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using six-3/4 principle for quality improvement in construction', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology, Gold Coast, Australia and Florida University.
  • Tam, V., Mohamed, S. and Stewart, R. (2006), 'Evaluation of physical waste levels with reference to the stepwise incentive system in construction', The First International Construction Specialty Conference ICSC-1, Canada.
  • Tam, V., Mohamad, S. and Stewart, R. (2006), 'Utilizing the analytical network process for evaluating the sustainability performance of construction projects over their life cycle', The First International Construction Specialty Conference ICSC-1, Canada.
  • Tam, V., Hohamed, S. and Shen, L. (2006), 'Sustainable performance indicators in residential construction', The CRIOCM2006 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, China.
  • Tam, V., Kang, X. and Wang, J. (2006), 'An investigation of construction waste made in Mainland China', The CRIOCM2006 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, China.
  • Tam, V., Kang, X. and Wang, J. (2006), 'On-site sorting of construction waste in mainland china - a survey made in Shenzhen', The CRIOCM2006 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, China.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2006), 'Environmental assessment by power spectra', Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation, and Management, British University, Dubai.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2006), 'A new formula for angle-of-arrival probability density function in mobile environment', International Conference on Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Network (ICWMMN), Hangzhou, China.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Hai, S. (2005), 'Reuse, recycle and reduction of construction and demolition waste: a Hong Kong study', Proceedings of CRIOCM 2005 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, China.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Tam, C. and Pang, W. (2004), 'Investigating the intentional quality risks in public foundation projects - a Hong Kong study', World of Construction Project Management, Canada.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Xu, J. and Chan, H. (2004), 'Controlling cost-overrun risks in implementing public sector projects: a Hong Kong Study', World of Construction Project Management, Canada.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Improving compressive strength for recycled aggregate concrete', IABMAS'04 Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Japan.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Micro-structural analysis of improving compressive strength for recycled aggregate concrete', International Conference on Environmental and Public Health Management, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Phase transformation on old hardened concrete cement paste', International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Improving recycling situations in construction: a Hong Kong survey', International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V. (2004), 'Study on the use of recycled aggregate in concrete construction', The 2nd Hong Kong-Shenzhen Joint University Exchange Forum for Building and Construction Research Students, China.
  • Tam, V., Gao, X. and Tam, C. (2004), 'Quality improvement of recycled aggregate concrete', International Symposium on Environmental Ecology and Technology of Concrete EETC-2005, China.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Shen, L. and Lo, K. (2003), 'Wastage generation on conventional in-situ and prefabrication construction methods', CRIOCM 2003 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Macau.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Tam, C. and Lee, K. (2003), 'Controlling construction wastes by implementing governmental functions in Hong Kong', CRIOCM 2003 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Macau.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Wang, Y. and Yau, R. (2003), 'Modeling information flows among project participants for environmental management', CRIOCM 2003 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Macau.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L., Tam, C., Shiu, Y. and Mark, K. (2003), 'Critical review on legal commitments for implementing environmental management among various construction practitioners in Hong Kong', Second International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC 2003): Sustainability and Innovation in Management and Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V., Zeng, S. and Tian, P. (2003), 'Factors affecting environmental management in the construction industry', International Conference of Management Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Shen, L. (2003), 'Comparing material wastage levels between conventional in-situ and prefabrication construction in Hong Kong', International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
  • Tam, V., Yang, C., Lu, W., Shen, L. and Yew, E. (2003), 'Optimal price-time bid model on private and public foundation projects in Hong Kong', CRIOCM 2003 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Macau.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Shen, L. (2002), 'Analysis of material wastage in construction sites', The International Conference on Construction Management and Real Estate, China.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Zeng, S. (2002), 'Comparison of environmental performance assessment for construction in Hong Kong and the Mainland China', CIB W107: Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries, South Africa.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Shen, L. (2002), 'The practices of implementing governmental control in managing construction wastes in Hong Kong', CIB W107: Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries, South Africa.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C., Shen, L. and Ho, S. (2002), 'Material wastage in construction activities - a Hong Kong survey', CIB W107: Creating a Sustainable Construction Industry in Developing Countries, South Africa.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Zeng, S. (2002), 'Implementing environmental assessment in Hong Kong and the Mainland China construction', Reshaping Environmental Assessment Tools for Sustainability, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V., Shen, L. and Tam, C. (2002), 'Modeling waste flow practice on construction site', First International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC2002): Challenges and Opportunities in Management and Technology, USA.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Shen, L. (2002), 'Review on existing environmental performance assessment criteria used for construction activities', Joint Conference of CIB W060 Performance Concept in Building and CIB W096 Architectural Management: Publication 283, Hong Kong.
  • Tam, V., Bao, Q. and Wu, D. (2001), 'The experience gained in implementing ISO 14000 in Hong Kong construction industry', 2001 CRIOCM International Research Symposium on Development of Construction Management, Shenzhen University, China.
  • Wu, Z., Shen, L. and Tam, V. (2000), 'Investigation to an alternative for measuring contractor's environmental performance', International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Tianjin, China.

Associate Professor Tam has been developing her research interests in the areas of environmental management, sustainable construction and concrete recycling. She has continually published peer-reviewed articles in leading journals. Associate Professor Tam is also an Associate Editor for International Journal of Construction Management, an invited member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier; The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, plus The Open Waste Management Journal, Bentham; and she was an invited Editorial Review Panel Member for the International Journal of Construction Project Management, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Associate Professor Tam was also invited as a Keynote Speaker for The 1st International Research Symposium on Recycled Concrete and Its Applications, Shanghai, China in July 2008. She has also been a regular reviewer for a number of leading international journals and conferences.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tam.

Current Projects

Title: Life Cycle analysis for Nu-Rock Blocks and Bricks
Funder:
  • Nu-Rock Technology Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Khoa Le and Vivian Tam
Years: 2017-06-29 - 2018-04-30
ID: P00024242
Title: Carbon Reduction Toolkit - Stage 1: Electricity and Gas Sector
Funder:
  • Blue Mountains City Council
Western Researchers: Khoa Le and Vivian Tam
Years: 2017-10-02 - 2018-04-30
ID: P00024549
Title: Green-building assessment: a carbon-footprint perspective
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Years: 2016-03-01 - 2019-02-28
ID: P00023223
Title: Life-cycle cost and emission analyses of green-building implementation
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Years: 2015-01-05 - 2018-01-04
ID: P00022074

Previous Projects

Title: The Use of Recycled Concrete in Steel-Concrete Composite Construction
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Ee Loon Tan
Years: 2013-12-09 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00021821
Title: Impact of Carbon trading scheme on green-building Implemetation
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam
Years: 2013-12-10 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00021937
Title: Recycled Concrete for High-Grade Applications
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2011-12-03
ID: P00017749
Title: High Capacity Testing Machine for Prototype Structures
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Yang Xiang, Fidelis Mashiri, Vivian Tam, Xinqun Zhu, Zhong Tao and Olivia Mirza
Years: 2009-09-22 - 2010-09-21
ID: P00017351
Title: Behaviour and Performance of Recycled Concrete Filled Stainless Steel Tubular Colums
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020591

Supervision

Associate Professor Tam is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Long term Performance of Recycled Concrete Aggregates considering Alkali-Aggregate Reactivity of Concrete
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Behavior and Performance of Recycled Aggregate Concrete and Steel Composite Materials Under Fire and Heat Exposure
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Improving the Performance of Recycled Concrete by Using Different Type of Mixing Techniques
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Sustainability Assessment Model for Bridges
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Application of Waste Materials Asphalt Minture
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The BIM application in a sustainable public building
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Construction, Sustainability and Environmental Management
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: On the Use of Sewage Treated Effluent and Recycled Aggregrate for Concrete Production
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Application and Management of Low Energy Techniques in the Construction Industry
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Investigation of Impact of "Low-Heat Generating Material and Low-Thermal Expansion Aggregates Utilisation" on Hydration Temperature in Massive Concrete Construction
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Recycled Aggregate on Performance Properties of Concrete for High Grade Applications
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Life Cycle Carbon Emission on Green Building Implementation
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Application of Nanotechnology for the Development of Green Sustainable Buildings
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Utilization of Industrial Solid Wastes in the Composition of Concrete
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The BIM application in a sustainable public building
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Measuring the Added Value of Sustainable Corporate Real Estate for Organisations and their Employee
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Control and Protection Schemes for Distribution Grids with Mass Distributed Generation
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Improving the Performance of Recycled Concrete by Using Different Type of Mixing Techniques.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Life Cycle Carbon Emissions in Green Building Implantation
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Develop a Model for Green Building Implementation
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Risk Allocation in Public-Privat Partnerships (PPP) Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Behaviour of conventional and recycled concrete in steel-concrete composite beams under combined action.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Organisations' Business Performance (BP) in the light of International Business Decision Making
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Guide for Managing and Minimising Construction and Demolition Waste in Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Green Building Effect on Environment and Energy
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Recycled Aggregate Concrete for Structural Applications
Field of Research: BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING
Thesis Title: Modelling Transferability of Safety to Construction Workers
Field of Research:

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