Dr Toong-Khuan Chan

Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Technology


Dr Toong-Khuan Chan is Assistant Dean (International) and Senior Lecturer in Construction Management and Technology, at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. His research interests are in the areas of construction economics and technology, and he has published extensively in major engineering and construction journals and conference proceedings. He has received substantial funding from various agencies to support his research in the areas of industry economics, construction management, transportation, wireless sensors, and environmental management. Recent research and consulting projects include a review of the Malaysian Construction Industry Master Plan and the comparison of construction costs across developing and developed economies.

Toong-Khuan has also spent many years in the petrochemical and construction industries in South-East Asia, including consulting for major construction and multi-national companies. He has taught at the then School of Civil and Structural Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Malaysia University of Science and Technology in Malaysia. He now teaches topics ranging from economics of building, and strategic management, to the more technical topics of concrete structures construction. Toong-Khuan holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Malaya.

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