Ir. Dr. Lau Hieng Ho

_DSC7781Ir. Dr. Lau Hieng Ho
PhD, B Eng (Hons.), MIEM, PEng
Associate Professor
Civil & Construction Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: + 60 85 443939 Extn: 3818
Fax: +60 85 443837
Location: Prinia 1 (GP 401) Room 208a
Email: lau.hieng.ho@curtin.edu.my

 

 

Background

Associate Professor HH Lau joined Curtin Sarawak in 2003. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He was Head of Civil & Construction Engineering Department from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Curtin University, Sarawak Campus, he has worked in the consulting industry. He is also a professional engineer (P.Eng), registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Academic History

  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Curtin University of Technology, 2005
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 2002
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 1998

Research Interests

  • Cold-formed Steel
  • Connections
  • Structural Stability
  • Corrosion
  • Construction Waste Management & Sustainable Development

Publications

Books/Proceedings

1. Lau, H.H. (2011) Advances in Steel and Aluminium Structures, Research Publishing Services, Singapore. ISBN 978-891-08-9247-0

2. Lau, H.H. (2012) Cold-formed Steel Innovations, Sarawak: Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-44176-4-2

Journals & Conference Papers

1. H. H. Lau and T. C. H. Ting., “A Parametric Study on The Modified Slenderness Ratio for Cold-formed Steel Built-up Back-to-Back Channel Stub Column”. Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, April 14-16, 2012, Nanjing, China. Pg263-271

2. T. C. H. Ting and H. H. Lau, “EFFECTS OF THE PLATE SLENDERNESS RATIO ON BUILT-UP BACK-TO-BACK CHANNELS STUB COLUMNS”. Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction Vimonsatit, V., Singh, A., Yazdani, S. (eds.) ASEA-SEC-1, Perth, November 28–December 2, 2012 Pg  349-354.

3. H. H. Lau and S. Y. Tang, “GROUP EFFECTS OF THE MULTIPLE SELF-DRILLING SCREWS ON THE CONNECTION SHEAR STRENGTH FOR THE HIGH STRENGTH COLD-FORMED STEEL”. 11th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures 12-14 December 2012, Qingdao, China

4. H. H. Lau, “A Review of Cold-formed Steel Built-up Coulmns Research at Curtin University”. Proceeding of 2012 the Borneo Engineering Symposium on Cold-formed Steel Innovations, July 16, 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Pg43-68

5. Ting, Chui Huon Tina and LAU, Hieng Ho.(2011), “Compression Test on Cold-Formed Steel Built-Up Back-to-Back Channels Stub Columns”. Advanced Materials Research (Vol 201 – 203),. pg2900-2903 ISI INDEXED

6. T. C. H. Ting and H. H. Lau, “A Numerical Investigation on Cold-formed Steel Built-up Back-to-back Channel Stub Columns”. Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Steel & Aluminium Structures, ICSAS, July 13-15, 2011, Kuching, Malaysia. pg440-445

7. H. H. Lau and T. C. H. Ting., “LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF HIGH STRENGTH COLD-FORMED STEEL BUILT-UP BOX SECTIONS”. Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Steel & Composite Structures, ICSCS, July 21-23, 2010, Sydney, Australia. pg494-499

8. H. H. Lau T. C. H. Ting., F. E. Tang and C. C. Mei “Application of cold-formed steel built-up sections in building construction”. Proceeding of the 3rd International Symposium on Cold-formed Metal Structures, July 26, 2010, Hong Kong, China. pg69-91

9. S.P. Chiew, C. C. Mei and H. H. Lau “Use of thin-gauge galvanized C-purlin sections in long-span roof truss construction”. Proceeding of the 3rd International Symposium on Cold-formed Metal Structures, , July 26, 2010, Hong Kong, China, pg 47-68

10. T.C.H. Ting, H.H. Lau, M.C. Law “COMPRESSION TESTS ON COLD FORMED STEEL LIPPED C-CHANNEL COLUMNS –SHORT COLUMN” pg 306-311 Conference on Buildings and Infrastructure Technology, World Engineering Congress 2010, 2nd – 5th August 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, pg 306-311

11. Lau, H.H., and Ting T.C.H. (2009). “An Investigation of the Compressive Strength of Cold-formed Steel Built-up I Sections.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS’09, 16-19th December 2009, Hong Kong, China, pp. 441-449.

12. Mei, C.C., Ng, A.L.Y., Lau, H.H., Toh S.L. (2009). “Applications of Built-up Sections in Lightweight Steel Trussess.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS’09, 16-19th December 2009, Hong Kong, China, pp. 857-864.

13. Lau, H.H., and Kadir A.T. (2009). “Joint Accreditation on Engineering Education for a Foreign University Campus in Malaysia.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education,  ICEED’09, 6-8th December 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

14. Lau, H.H., Whyte, A. and Law, P.L. (2008). “Composition and characteristics of Construction Waste Generated by Residential Housing Project.” International Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. 2 No. 3. pp.261-268 ISI INDEXED Citation:3

15. Lau H. H., Beale R G, Godley, M H R, (2007). “The Effects of Column Base Connectivity on the stability of Slender Frame Structures.”. Progress in Steel Building Structures, 9(3), pp.33-40.

16. Lau, H.H., Beale, R.G and Godley M H R (2007). “The influence of column base connectivity on the stability of columns and frames.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, ICSAS’07, Oxford, UK, Oxford Brookes University.

17. Lau, H.H., Beale, R.G and Godley M H R (2007). “The influence of column base connectivity on the stability of columns and frames.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, ICSAS’07, Oxford, UK, Oxford Brookes University.

18. Law, P.L., Law, I.N., Lau, H.H. and Kho, F.W.L. (2007), “Impacts of Barrage Flushing and Flooding-in Operations on Total Suspended Solids Upstream”, International Journal of Environmental. Science & Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 75-83. ISI INDEXED Citation:2

19. Almarouf, H. S., Ling  L. P., Ho L. H.. and  Baharun A. (2007) “Optimum Coalescence Plate Arch Length for Removal of Oil Droplets from Wastewaters.” Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, vol. 2, No. 3  pp. 247- 259

20. Lau, H.H. and Whyte, A. (2007). “A Construction Waste Study for Residential Projects in Miri Sarawak.”, International Conference on Sustainable Building South-East Asia, SB07SEA, 5th-7th November 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

21. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2007). “The Effects of Column Base Behaviours on the Load Carrying Capacity of Columns and Frames.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Steel, Space & Composite Structures, 10-15th October 2007, Yantai & Beijing, China. SCOPUS

22. Mei, C.C., Lau, H.H., Choo A.H. (2007). “Construction and Detailing of Cold Formed Steel Space Truss.” Proceedings of the 9t International Conference on Steel, Space & Composite Structures, 10-15th October 2007, Yantai & Beijing, China, pp. 293-299. SCOPUS

23. Lau H. H., Beale R G, Godley, M H R, (2006). “A Parametric Study of the Effect of Column Base Connectivity on The carrying Capacity of Storage Racks.”. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, 16-18 November 2006, Seoul.

24. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2006). Column Base Connectivity Effects on The Load Carrying Capacity of Slender Multi-bay Frame Structures. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Steel, Space & Composite Structures, 15-17th May 2006 Kuala Lumpur.

25. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2005). The Influence of Column Base Connections on the Stability of Slender Multi-bay Frame Structures. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, pp.1421-1426, 13-15 June 2005, Shanghai

26. Law, P.L., Ng, C.K., Ha, H.U and Lau H.H. (2004) Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Cumulative Trauma Disorders for a Typical Plastic Forks & Spoons Manufacturing Facility, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). pp.27-32 Vol.66 No.3 September 2005.

27. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2003). The Influence of Column Base Connectivity on the ultimate load of Columns. Computers & Structures. Vol 81/18-19 pp.1827-1849. ISI INDEXED Citation:1

28. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2003). The influence of column base connections on the stability of slender frame structures. Proceedings Advances in Structures Steel, Concrete, Composite and Aluminium Conference,pp.527-533 Sydney, 23-25 June 2003. ISI INDEXED Citation:1

29. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (2001). The Influence of Column Base Connectivity on the Carrying Capacity of Columns. Proceedings 8th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Paper 25.

30. Pu, Y, Godley M.H.R., Beale, R.G. and Lau, H.H. (1999). Prediction of Ultimate Capacity of Perforated Lipped Channels. Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.125, No.5.10 ISI INDEXED Citation:12

31. Lau, H.H., Godley, M.H.R. and Beale, R.G. (1999). The Effect of Column Base Connectivity on the Carrying Capacity of Slender Columns. Proceedings 6th International Conference on Steel & Space Structures, Singapore, pp.397-404.

Research Resource Funding

  • Ecosteel Sdn. Bhd: Chief Investigator
    Project Title: A Study on the Performance of Cold Formed Steel Built-Up I Sections
  • Curtin Sarawak Research Cluster Fund (CSCR): Chief Investigator
    Project Title: Performance of the Screw Connection for Cold-formed Steel Structure Elevated Temperature
  • Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research Fund (CSCR): Chief Investigator
    Project Title: An Investigation on the Sustainability and Adaptability of Light Steel House in Local Industry: Design & Construction Phase
  • Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF): Chief Investigator
    Project Title: Construction Waste Minimisation: A Sarawak Experience
  • Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) ERGS Fund: Co- Investigator
    Project Title: Innovative Vibration Isolation Systems for Equipments & Structures
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-science fund: Co- Investigator
    Project Title: Electro-osmosis and Electro-stabilization Experiments on Soft Soils of North Sarawak
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-science fund: Co- Investigator
    Project Title: A Trickling Filter with Spherical Hollow Perforated Plastic Medium in Hexagonal Closest Packed (HCP) Arrangement
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) e-science fund: Co- Investigator
    Project Title: Development and Performance Evaluation of a Phase Separator with Inclined Multiple Angles Parallel Arc Coalescence Plates

Professional Associations

Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)
Graduate Member of Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE), UK

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