Teng Hooi Tan

Associate Professor Tan Teng Hooi

Dean

School of Science and Technology

Tel: +65 6248 4436

Email: dGh0YW5Ac3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

  • 1998

    PhD, Nanyang Technological University

  • 1984

    M.Sc (Civil), National University of Singapore

  • 1980

    BEng (Hons) 1st Class, University of Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2012 - Present

    Associate Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • 2008 - 2012

    Senior Principal/COO, T.Y.Lin International Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • 1985 - 2008

    Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Associate Chair/Vice-Dean (Administration), 2005 to 2008, Acting Head, Division of Construction Technology and Management - 2005

  • 1980 -1985

    Project/Resident Engineer, Ove Arup & Partners, Singapore

Book Chapters:

Tan, T.H, Li B and Nguyen NB
"Design Guide for the use of Grade B600 High strength reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures", Building Construction Authority, 2019.

Chui, Y.P. and Tan, T.H.
Chapter 12: Humans still matter in Productivity, Safety, and Technology, The Heart of Learning, SUSS 2017.

Tan, T.H., Sun Xin
Failure Criteria of Concrete under Triaxial Compression, SP-238 International Symposium on Confined Concrete, ACI 2006.

Tan, T.H., Nyugen Ngoc Ba
Flexural Stress-Strain Curves of Confined High-Strength Concrete, SP-238 International Symposium on Confined Concrete, ACI 2006.

Chan, K.S., Tan, T.H.
Reinforced Concrete Structures With Epoxy-bonded Steel Plates., ACI Special Publication SP-165, Repair and Strengthening with Adhesive Bonded Plates, American Concrete Institute, U.S.A. 1996.

International Journals:

Wong S et al
"Concrete Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction for Two High-rise Blocks in Singapore", The Structural Engineer, August 2021, pp 28-35. Won the Murray Buxton Award for the best paper.

Tan, T.H., Ng Leng Ping, 2006
Predicting non-evaporable water loss of cement paste at elevated temperature, Advances in Cement Research (United Kingdom), Vol. 18, No. 2, pp 83 - 89.

Tan, T.H., Nguyen Ngoc Ba, 2005
Flexural Behaviour of Confined High-Strength Concrete Columns, American Concrete Institute Journal (United States), Vol. 102, No. 2, pp 198 - 205.

Shi Xudong, Tan, T.H., Tan, K.H., Guo Zhenhai, 2004
Influence of concrete cover on fire resistance of reinforced concrete flexural members, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), Vol. 130, No. 8, pp 1225 - 1232.

Tan, T.H., Nguyen Ngoc-Ba, 2004
Determination of stress–strain curves of concrete from flexure tests, Magazine of Concrete Research (United Kingdom), Vol. 56, No. 4, pp 243 - 250.

Shi Xudong, Tan, T.H., Tan, K.H., Guo Zhenhai, 2002
Concrete Constitutive Relationships of Concrete Subjected to Different Stress-temperature Paths, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), Vol. 128, No. 12, pp 1511 - 1518.

Shi Xudong, Tan, T.H., Tan, K.H., Guo Zhenhai, 2002
Effect of Force-temperature Paths on Behaviors of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), Vol. 128, No. 3, pp 365 - 373.

Tan, T.H., 2000
"Effect of passive confinement on fatigue properties of concrete", Magazine of Concrete Research (United Kingdom), Vol. 52, No. 1, pp 7 - 15.

Tan, T.H., Yip, W.K., 1999
Behaviour of axially loaded concrete columns confined by elliptical hoops, ACI Structural Journal (United States), Vol. 96, No. 6, pp 967 - 971.

Conference Presentations:

Case Study: The Use of Concrete Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction for Two Blocks of 40-Storey Residential Flats (The Clement Canopy), Singapore. IABSE Congress, Feb 2021, New Zealand.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2019
Proceeding of the 44th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

TAN, T. H. et al
"Design considerations and guidelines in the use of Grade 600 steel reinforcements for reinforced concrete construction", Structural Engineering Session 5, 17-21 June 2019, Prague (Czech Republic)

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2018
Proceeding of the 43th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

TAN, T. H.
"Opportunities and challenges in adopting higher strength reinforcement bars in reinforced concrete structures", Creative Construction Conference Proceeding, Slovenia, 2018

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2017
Proceeding of the 42th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2016
Proceeding of the 41th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2015
Proceeding of the 40th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, , Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H. and Chhbra Y, 2014
Proceeding of the 39th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, , Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

TAN, T. H. et al
"Use of prestressed transfer girder to underpin an LRT pier", Creative Construction Conference, 2013, Hungary

TAN, T. H. et al
"Underpinning of an LRT pier to facilitate a cut and cover tunnel construction", World Urban Transit Conference, Singapore, 2010

Tan, G. H., and Tan, T. H.
"Causes of False Alerts in Real Time Monitoring and Alert Systems in Deep Excavation sites" Proceedings of Underground Singapore 2007, Singapore, pp 12-20

Tan, T. H. and Li, Z.
"Experimental Study on Triaxial Behaviour of Concrete after Exposure to High Temperature", TG 4.3 fib workshop "Fire Design of Concrete Structures" Coimbra - Portugal 2007.

Chua, Grace, H. Y., Tan, T. H. and Au, S. K.
"Dynamic characteristics of Tanjong Rhu suspension footbridge, Singapore", Proceedings of MDCMS, Hanoi Vietnam, Dec 2007, pp93-100.

Nguyen, N. B. and Tan, T. H.
"Deflection-curvature relationship of reinforced concrete (RC) columns bent in single curvature", Proceedings of MDCMS, Hanoi Vietnam, Dec 2007, pp239-245.

Boon, C. W. and Tan, T. H.
"Structural Monitoring: Effects of EMI on Vibrating Wire Strain Gauge", Proceedings of the URECA@NTU 2006-07.

Tan, T.H., Zhang Jiangou, 2006
Triaxial behaviour of cement mortar, 10th East Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Thailand, pp 761 - 766.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H., 2006
Proceeding of the 31st conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore. (Accepted for presentation.)

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H., 2005
Proceeding of the 30th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, , Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

Tan, T.H., 2005
Effects of triaxial stress on concrete, 30th Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures, Singapore, pp 81 - 89.

Tan, T.H., Nguyen Ngoc Ba, 2004
Applicability of AS 3600:2001 and NZS 3101:1995 to circular high strength concrete columns, 18th Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures & Material, Australia, pp 887 - 892.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H., 2004
Proceeding of the 29th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

Tan, T.H., Nyugen Ngoc Ba, 2004
Flexural Stress-strain curves of confined high-strength concrete, International Symposium on Confined Concrete, China.

Tan, T.H., Sun Xin, 2004
Failure Criteria of concrete under triaxial compression, International Symposium on Confined Concrete, China.

Tan, T.H., Ting, S.K., 2003
Behaviour of RC slabs under service and ultimate load , 9th East Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Indonesia, pp RCS-11.

Tan, T.H., Ting, S.K., 2003
Effects of steel corrosion on the serviceability and ultimate state of RC slabs , 9th East Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Indonesia, pp RCS-12.

Nguyen Ngoc Ba, Tan, T.H., 2003
Analytical procedure for determining stress-strain relationship of concrete under flexure tests, International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures, China, pp 1450 - 1457.

Nguyen Ngoc Ba, Tan, T.H., 2003
Flexure Tests of Confined Normal and High-Strength Concrete Columns, International conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures , China, pp 858 - 866.

Sun Xin, Tan, T.H., 2003
Moment-Rotation Relationships of Hybrid Connection under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading, 2nd International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Italy, pp 1103 - 1108.

Sun Xin, Tan, T.H., 2003
Moment-Rotation Relationships of Single Plate Connections, 2nd International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Italy, pp 855 - 860.

K C G Ong, C T Tam, Tan, T.H., 2003
Proceeding of the 28th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

C T Tam, D W S Ho, P Paramasivam, Tan, T.H., 2002
Proceeding of the 27th conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.

Tan, T.H., Li Zhen, 2002
Residual Triaxial Behavior of Concrete after Exposure to High Temperatures, 17th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Australia, pp 303 - 308.

Tan, T.H., Cheong, H.K., Hu Ouer, 2001
The Experimental Investigation of Triaxial Behaviour of Concrete under Cyclic Loading, Eighth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction, Singapore, pp 1550.

Shi Xudong, Tan, T.H., Tan, K.H., Guo Zhenhai, 2001
Deformation Behaviors of Concrete under Different Stress-Temperature Paths, Eighth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction, Singapore, pp 1188.

Tan, T.H., Yip, W.K., 2000
Load Transfer by Bond between Steel Section and Concrete, 4th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering & Construction Conference, APSEC-2000, Malaysia.

Yip, W.K., Tan, T.H., 2000
End Bearing Mechanism of Steel Section Embedded in Concrete, 6th International Conference on Structural Failure, Durability and Retrofitting, ICSF-2000, Singapore.

Tan,T.H., 2000
Behaviour of concrete under high passive confinement, 4th Asia pacific Structural Engineering & Construction Conference, Malaysia, pp 245 - 252.

Li, B., Tan, T.H., 2000
A comparative study of confinement models of high strength concrete, 4th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Malaysia, pp 403 - 410.

Yip, W.K., Ting, S.K., Teng, S., Tan, K.H., Tan, T.H., 2000
Innovative Precast Concrete Technology, HDB International Housing Conference, Singapore, pp 10.3-1 - 10.3-7.

Sun Xin, Tan, T.H., Irawan, P., 1999
Effect of Stress-Path on the Failure of Concrete under Triaxial Stress State, Proceedings of the Seventh East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Japan, pp 1437 - 1442.

Tan, T.H., Cheong, H.K., 1998
An apparatus for testing concrete under active and passive confining stress, Strength Theory, Application, Development & Prospect for 21st Century, China, pp 557 - 567.

Tan, T.H., Kong, F.K., 1992
"Effects of External Confinement on Concrete Columns", Proceeding of the Int’l Conference on the Concrete Future, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 243 - 251.

Chan, K.S., Tan, T.H., 1992
Reinforced Concrete Structures With Epoxy-bonded Steel Plates., American Concrete Institute Spring Convention, Washington, D.C., United States, pp P1/1 - P1/12.

Toh Guan Nge, Tan, T.H., Lai K. Y, Lim P. N., 1991
Transputer Implementation of Data Compression Technique for Remote Communication Nodes, 2nd IES Information Technology Conference, Singapore.

Tan, T.H., 1990
"Analysis and Design of a Saddle Shell", Proceeding of Our World in Concrete & Structures, Unknown, pp 343 - 350.

Tan, T.H., 1988
"Influence of Mix Proportion in Strength of Preplaced Aggregate Concrete", Proceeding of Our World in Concrete & Structures , Singapore, pp 407 - 414.

Chan, K.S., Fan, S.C., Tan, T.H., 1988
Epoxy-bonded Steel Plates For Strengthening of Concrete Structures., Materials Technology Symposium ‘88, Singapore, pp 1 - 10.

Chan, K.S., Tan, T.H., 1987
Water Movement And Durability Of Concrete Structures., Fourth International Conference on Durability of Building materials and Components, Singapore, pp 404 - 411.

2020 - Present
Fellow, Asia-Pacific Institute of Experts, Singapore

2009 - Present
Asean Chartered Professional Engineer, ACPE-00124/SG)

2002 - Present
Member, SPRING, Singapore, (TC 118-2-1R) Technical Committee on Building Structure and Sub-structure,

1986 - Present
Chartered Engineer, UK, 1986

1986 - Present
Fellow, The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK

1985 - Present
Professional Engineer, Singapore, 1985 (Reg No. 2196)

1985 - Present
Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Singapore

2008 - 2023
Engineering Accreditation Board Member, IES

2020 - 2023
LTA Compensation Board

2012 - 2024
Member, Inquiry Panel, Legal Profession Act

2019 - 2022
Member, Assessor Panel, Appeals Board (Land Acquisition), MinLaw

2015 - 2024
Member, Strata Titles Board, MND

2015 - 2017
Convenor, SPRING-BCA’s adoption of Eurocode 5 in Singapore

2015 - 2019
Council member, Society of Project Managers (SPM), Singapore

2009 - 2020
Engineering Accreditation Board Member, IES

2014 - 2019
Member, BCA Assessment Committee for Built Environment Leadership Awards

2012 - 2020
Member, Inquiry Panel, Legal Profession Act

2010 - 2016
Member, Disciplinary Panel, The Council for Estate Agencies, MND

2009 - 2013
Convenor, SPRING-BCA’s adoption of Eurocode 0 and Eurocode 1 in Singapore (from 2006). Also member of the workgroup for Eurocode 2.

2008 - 2013
Member, BCA Assessment Committee for Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Awards

2012
Council member, Association of Consulting Engineers (ACES)

2009 - 2011
Board Member, Professional Engineers Board, Singapore

2008
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 5th International Conference on “Structures in Fire” held in May 2008

2007
Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering held in Dec 2007

2004 - 2008
IES - Council member, (2004-08), EXCO member (2007-08), Chairman, Industrial Group (2006-08)

2004 - 2005
Member, Professional Engineers Board Review Committee on Professional Engineering Practices

2004 - 2005
Chairman, IES Geotechnical and Transportation Engrg Technical Committee

2002 - 2004
FSSB Committee on the Development of Performance Based Structural Design for Fire Resistance, Singapore

2001
Executive Secretary for The Eighth East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-8) December 2001

2001
Editor, IES C&S Journal, 2001

1999 - 2004
IES Civil and Structural Technical Committee since 1999-2004 [Chairman, Structural Division from 2001-2004]

1998 - 2001
PSB (TC 118/9/1R) Technical Committee (for Structural Engineering Practice)

1993 - 2003
SAC-SINGLAS Technical Committee on Civil Engineering Testings - [Deputy Chairman 1997-2003]

  • Triaxial Stress in concrete
  • Structural Design and Appraisal of Building
  • Construction Material and Technology

2001
IES Outstanding Volunteer Award 2010

2009
Merit Award, Standards Council of Singapore in recognition of his participation and contribution to standardisation work

2004 - 2005
Served as a Resource person to assist the Committee of Inquiry for the Nicoll Highway Collapse

2018
Invited Speaker for BCA’s seminar on “Safe Built Environment Through Effective Building Control and Innovative Solutions”

2014
Keynote speaker on “How design modules help in the accreditation of engineering programmes” at International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education.

2010
Invited Speaker for BCA’s seminar on “Appraisal of Building Structure And Slopes”

2008
Invited Speaker for BCA’s seminar on “High Strength Concrete & Alternative Steel”

2007
Invited Speaker for IES - MOM Seminar on “Moving Beyond Nicoll Highway Incident”

2005
Keynote speaker on “Effects of triaxial stress on concrete” at the 30th Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures, 2005

2004
Invited speaker on “Failure Criteria of Concrete under Triaxial Compression” at the International Symposium on Confined Concrete, China 2004

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