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Dr. Seoung Whang

Lecturer

Construction Management

Department of Engineering & Construction , Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

Teaching and supervising on undergraduate and postgraduate modules and dissertations. Various research interesting and outcome in international construction, project management & administration, BIM & digital construction, and system simulation. Balanced contribution between academic teaching and cooperative research with industrial bodies.
 

Areas Of Interest

  • International Construction
  • Risk management
  • BIM
  • System dynamics
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OVERVIEW

Research and Teaching:      
Teaching and supervising on undergraduate and postgraduate modules and dissertation. Various research interesting and outcome in international construction, project management & administration, BIM & digital construction, and system simulation. Balanced contribution between academic teaching and cooperative research with industrial bodies.

Technical expertise:               
Around 15 years' worth of knowledge in project management, international construction, and building technology (BIM).

Practical experience:                 
Experiences of international project providing practical issues of project that student may face on site. Practical experience in international projects in Korea, China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Libya. Research experience in UK institution. Ability to blend theory with practice. My PhD dissertation considers how project information can be used in the risk management for construction enterprises at the contract and procurement stages.
 

Summary

  • Teaching (BSc and MSc).
  • Supervising (BSc and MSc dissertation)

Reviewer

  • The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal
  • Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Journal of Construction Management and Economics

RESEARCH

Most Recent Texts

  • S.W. Whang, R. Flanagan, and S.Y. Kim, (2019), Critical Success Factors for Implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Korean Construction Projects, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(10), 2432-2446.
  • S.H. Kim, S.W. Whang, and S.Y. Kim, (2017), Pile Foundation Design Through the Increased Bearing Capacity of Extended End Pile, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 16(2), 395-402.
  • S.H. Kim, S.W. Whang, and S.Y. Kim, (2017), Application of extended end composite pile design, Geotechnical Engineering, 10.1680/jgeen.16.00043. S.Y. Kim, S.W. Whang, Y.D. Lee, Y.S. Shin, and G.H. Kim, (2017), Comparison of High-Strength
  • Steel Pipe and H-Shaped Steel in the Strut of a Braced Wall System, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 16(1), 179-184.
  • S.W. Whang, R. Flanagan, S.H. Kim, and S.Y. Kim, (2016), Contractor-led critical design management factors in high-rise building projects involving multinational design teams, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001242, 06016009.
  • S.W. Whang, and S.M. Park, (2016), Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Project Value: Quantity Take-Off of Building Frame Approach, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 11, 7749-7757.
  • S.W. Whang, and R. Flanagan, (2015), Minimisation of risk exposure at the pre-production stage through the use of contractor-led design management, Procs 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9
  • September 2015, Lincoln, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 155-164.
  • S.Y. Kim, S.W. Whang, G.H. Kim, and Y.S. Shin, (2015), Comparative study on the construction cost including carbon emission cost for masonry walls, Energy and Buildings, 96(1), 187–192.S.W. Whang, and S.Y. Kim, (2015), Balanced sustainable implementation in the construction industry: The perspective of Korean contractors, Energy and Buildings, 96(1), 76–85.
  • S.W. Whang, and S.Y. Kim, (2014), Determining sustainable design management using passive design elements for a zero emission house during the schematic design, Energy and Buildings, 77, 304–312.

Most recent research

  • Contractor-led design risk management from a bid stage in international large projects
  • Competitiveness of Korean contractors in international construction market

PUBLICATIONS

S.W. Whang, R. Flanagan, and S.Y. Kim, (2019), Critical Success Factors for Implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Korean Construction Projects, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26 (10), 2432-2446.

TEACHING

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

You'll learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying. Later you can choose to specialise in specific construction management disciplines.

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MSc Construction Engineering Management

The programme aims to develop management skills and critically reflective practice on construction.

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MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Construction Management
  • Project Management Studies
  • Management and Professional Studies for Geomatics
  • Digital Construction and BIM