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Ir Prof. Albert P.C. Chan
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Ir Prof. Albert P.C. CHAN

Dean of Students, Associate Director of RISUD, Able Professor in Construction Health and Safety, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

Biography

A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas.  He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia.  Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively.  He was Head of Department of Building and Real Estate from 2015 to 2021 and is currently Dean of Students, Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, Able Endowed Professor in Construction Health and Safety, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, and Chief Warden of PolyU Students Halls of Residence.  Ir Prof. Chan's research interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, public private partnerships, and construction health and safety.  Ir Prof. Chan’s research has had a real and significant impact on the construction industry resulting in changes in policy decisions.  His recommendations have been incorporated in the Construction Industry Council Guidelines on “Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather” since April 2013.  He has produced over 1,000 research outputs in refereed journal papers, international refereed conference papers, consultancy reports, and other articles.  He has won numerous prestigious research paper and innovation awards since 1995.  Ir Prof. Chan served as an expert member in the Built Environment Panel of FORMAS, Swedish Research Grants Council.  He was also an expert member to assess the research performance of the Faculty of Architectural and the Built Environment, TU Delft, the Netherlands in 2016.  Ir Prof. Chan served as an expert member of the Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council, HKSAR from 2015 to 2021.  Ir Prof. Chan holds a MSc in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston in Birmingham, and a PhD in Project Management from the University of South Australia.  He has been Adjunct Professor in a number of universities.  Ir Prof. Chan was also a Founding Director of Construction Industry Institute, Hong Kong, which was a joint research institution developed by industry and the academia. 

 

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic
  • Associateship in Building Technology and Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic
  • Master of Science, The University of Aston in Birmingham
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Building)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building
  • Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Fellow Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Honorary Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Building
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Research Interests

  • Ir Prof. Chan's research interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, public private partnerships, and construction health and safety.

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