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Associate Professor Tak Wing Yiu PhD, BSc, MRICS, MRSNZ

Associate Professor

Doctoral Mentor Supervisor
School of Built Environment

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In 2014, he was selected as a short-term visiting fellow (funded) in Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to visit the Construction Management Research Group in University of Tokyo, Japan.

As of today, 5 PhD students have already completed their studies under Kenneth's main supervision. All of them are currently holding academic positions in Massey University, University of Canterbury, Auckland University of Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (Malaysia) and Zhejiang University

Before joining Massey University, Kenneth held the following academic positions:

  • Deputy Head of Department (Academic) (2015-2017) & Senior Lecturer (2010-2019), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, and
  • Instructor (2005-2007) & Lecturer (2007-2010), Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong.

He had taken up several service roles such as PG Advisor (Taught), Programme Co-ordinator of MEngSt (Construction Management), Departmental Representative for Misconduct, and Lecturers’ Representative in the Senate when he served the University of Auckland.

Kenneth is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) and Construction Manager (MCIOB). He is an internationally recognised academic in the field of construction engineering and management. He has already produced more than 100 research outputs, including international refereed journal articles, research monograph, book chapters and conference papers. Notably, two of his papers received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) best paper award. His total number of citations is growing annually with the current H-index of 23 and over 1720 citations (As of March 2022 in Scopus). Currently, he is the Research Lead at the School of Built Environment.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 2136925
    Location: QA3.43, Quadrangle Building A
    Campus: East Precinct, Gate 1, Albany Highway, Auckland


  • Doctor of Philosophy - City University of Hong Kong (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - City University of Hong Kong (2001)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Member) (2009)
  • Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (Member) (2021)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Mentor Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Construction Innovation - Behavioural Studies

Construction Dispute Resolution

Contracting Behaviour

Construction Health and Safety

Construction Project Management


Websites & my Social Links




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Research Opportunities

  • Recruiting PhD students  (29/07/2019) I am now recruiting PhD students under my main supervision. Research topics: behavioral studies of construction health and safety, contract management, construction contracting, or BIM.


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Building (120200): Built Environment And Design (120000):
Civil Engineering (090500): Construction Engineering (090502): Engineering (090000):
Quantity Surveying (120203)

Consultancy and Languages


  • English
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Cantonese
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Mandarin / Putonghua
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

218211 Construction Economics and Estimating

Courses Coordinated

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