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Message from Head of Department


Message from Head of Department


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As a department, our roots go back to 1937. Under our current identity as the Department of Building and
Real Estate we have become internationally recognized as a leader in providing a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that nurture well-rounded graduates for the building and real estate industry.

With our dedication to excellence, we are committed to providing students with the best educational experience possible. Students are enabled to develop in their professional competences, and also their proficiency in generic intellectual skills, both of which are essential to their future success in the challenging world of construction and real estate, as well as in other domains. Our programmes are recognized and accredited by international and local professional bodies.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members who possess expertise in the respective fields of surveying, engineering, town planning, building technology, real estate, finance, law and economics. We
actively participate in a wide variety of high-quality application-oriented research projects and consultancies. We are recognized internationally for our research strengths in our main fields of knowledge. Amongst these, according to a 2014 research paper published by the Journal of Construction and Building Materials, our BRE faculty members and colleagues of other sister departments within the Faculty, top the world in the publication of articles related to construction and building technology.

Our academic staff regularly participate in international conferences. We maintain strong bonds with industry and frequently host public lectures and seminars for knowledge transfer and networking. In addition, we have close links with our BRE alumni, many of whom are senior staff of government departments, or at director and CEO levels in leading consultancy practices, and private enterprises.

I hope you will enjoy this virtual visit and learn more about our vibrant activities. Alternatively, if you are thinking of paying us a visit on campus, I look forward to welcoming you in person.



Ir Prof. Albert PC Chan, PhD
Head of Department of Building and Real Estate
Associate Director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD)
Able Professor in Construction Health and Safety
Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management


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