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Ir YAM Chi Ho Michael

Head of Department of Building and Real Estate

Ir Prof. Michael C.H. YAM

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In recognition of her countless acts of determination and dedication, Cr Phyllis Chen scooped up a range of accolades including ‘Young Construction Manager – Grand Award’, ‘Construction Manager Award (A&A) – Grand Award’, and ‘Excellent Construction Team (A&A) – Grand Award (Winning Project: Central Plaza Podium Extension)’, in the 23rd Anniversary Dinner cum Construction Management Awards 2020 Presentation Ceremony of the Hong Kong Institute of

27 Aug 2021


The new academic year gets into full swing today. We are happy to warmly welcome our returning and new students.   Students, We hope you will turn your passion into a range of achievements and delights in this new chapter. There are a lot of exciting ways to get involved at PolyU and BRE.  Start planning your days out now!   Last but not least, we wish you a healthy and fruitful academic year!

30 Aug 2021

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Prof. Ni Meng, Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Construction and Environment and Professor of Department of Building and Real Estate, was appointed as a panel of judges for the Teaching Award of Tianjin University. This Teaching Award aims at giving public recognition to outstanding teachers for their teaching contributions to the University Also, it offers an ideal platform in promoting excellence in teaching and providing brilliant rol

26 Aug 2021

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The scholarships of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)(Quantity Surveying Division) were bestowed upon our surveying students in recognition of their outstanding academic performance.  In the Presentation Ceremony, the awardees were thrilled to receive the certificates from Sr Edwin Tang, HKIS President, Sr Amelia Fok, HKIS QSD Chairperson and the sponsors, and hearty congratulations from the guests.  All of the awardees below are shining ex

5 Aug 2021


In the Professional Excellence in Building Awards 2021 organized by the Australian Institute of Building (Hong Kong Chapter) (AIB-HK), one full-time PhD research student of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of PolyU (Mr Abdullahi Saka from Nigeria) won the Certificate of Merit award based on his entry entitled “Development of a Hybrid Intelligent and Dynamic System for Adoption and Implementation of Building Information Modelling (

17 Jul 2021

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Please join us in congratulating Ms Anushika Ekanayake (PhD student of BRE), Prof. Geoffrey Shen (Chair Professor of BRE), Prof. Mohan Kumaraswamy (Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong) and Dr Jin Xue (Post-Doctoral Fellow of BRE) on receiving the ‘Built Environment Project and Asset Management Highly Commended Paper Award’ in the 9th World Construction Symposium 2021! Entitled ‘Dynamic Supply Chain Capability Analysis of Hong Kon

15 Jul 2021

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Well done to Anson Ho Ho Nam and Peter Wong Kwong Sau, our Surveying students!  Anson and Peter got the merit prize in the Innovation Category (Research Thesis & Invention) of the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. With their passion for minimizing accidents and uplifting construction workers’ safety in the construction industry, Anson and Peter explored and proposed the combination of augmented reality

13 Jul 2021

Surveying Students got the Merit Prize in the 7th

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