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Research Centres / Laboratories

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Research Centres / Laboratories 

 

  1. Building Technology Laboratory
  2. Building Technology Laboratory (Energy and Materials)
  3. Ng Wing Hong Laboratory for Sustainable City
  4. Smart Construction Laboratory
  5. Smart Infrastructure Management Systems Laboratory

Building Technology Laboratory

Our Building Technology Laboratory was found in the year 1995 for the purpose of continuous support of teaching and research in our department. The continuous input of resources and efforts enhances our laboratory to support teaching, research and consultancy activities.  IMG_2551_small

On the teaching front, students can learn the various techniques, such as manipulative, observational and analytical, through laboratory work. They can also learn how to conduct a proper experimental investigation and to use the modern instrumentation technology for experimentation. Through hand-on practical laboratory experiment approach, students can learn how their theoretical learning and technological ideas are applied to practical real world.

The laboratory provides demonstration classes and hands-on building technological experiments on structural mechanics, concrete testing and non-destructive techniques for building diagnostics and inspection. Computer-based learning and simulation software like Matlab and ANSYS have also contributed to the teaching and learning of temporary formwork and false work design, scaffolding and excavation techniques, reinforced concrete beam and column design etc.

The laboratory provides demonstration classes and hands-on building technological experiments on structural mechanics, concrete testing and non-destructive techniques for building diagnostics and inspection. Computer-based learning and simulation software like Matlab and ANSYS have also contributed to the teaching and learning of temporary formwork and false work design, scaffolding and excavation techniques, reinforced concrete beam and column design etc.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 08:45 – 17:15 (lunch break: 12:45pm – 2:00pm)

Saturday: 08:45 – 12:00

Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

(Remark: for safety reason, the lab is only open to students who have received proper safety training or accompanied by BRE staff)

Enquiries:

Location: ZB207, LG2, North Tower, Block Z, Phase 8, PolyU

Tel: 2766 4829 (Mr. I.K. CHAN)

Email: iat.keong.chan@connect.polyu.hk (Mr. I.K. CHAN)

Ng Wing Hong Laboratory for Sustainable City

This Laboratory aims to create a high-level laboratory providing information technology infrastructure for examining the sustainable development of Hong Kong at the building and city level. The Laboratory facilitates the archival, processing and retrival of databases and information in mutlimedia formats. It operates at the highest international standards and is recognised as an international leader in the fields, which enables it to take advantage of the new technologies that support its contribution to knowledge. It seeks to partner with others within the university and in the external environment (including industry and other universities) to address the complex issues faced in the built environment.

Description for the SCL booking:

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Welcome to use the Sustainable City Lab (SCL) on any teaching or research purpose.

Any staff or research student who wants to make a booking would send an email to Dr. Orianna GUO at least two days in advance through her email, and then she will announce the activity into this Calendar. Besides, you could check the detailed booking information by left click on the booking title. However, in order to keep the record, you could not make any modifications on this Calendar.

 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 17:30

Saturday: Closed (Unless special events )ngwinghong_lab3

Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Enquiries:

Location: ZS701, 7/F, South Tower, Bloack Z, Phase 8, PolyU

Tel: 3400 8160 (Dr Orianna GUO)

Email: orianna.guo@polyu.edu.hk (Dr Orianna GUO)

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/bre/docdrive/scl/

 

and for the SCL Booking Calendar link is: Click Here

 

 

 

 

Smart Infrastructure Management Systems Laboratory

The mission of SIMS is to foster world class excellence in research, training and technology transfer activities in the important area of sustainable civil infrastructure. The emphasis is on the research and development of effective design, rehabilitation, and management strategies. The strategic research activities will address a timely need in Hong Kong and the mainland China, in addition to its international leadership, in pressing problems such as: deteriorating infrastructure, response to extreme loading events, effective design, and resource management and sustainability. The following schematic diagram shows the interaction of the three main themes of SIMS: Design, Rehabilitation, and Management.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 18:00

Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Enquiries:

Location: Z518, 5/F, Block Z, Phase 8, PolyU

Tel: 2766 5812 (Prof. Tarek ZAYED)

Email: tarek.zayed@polyu.edu.hk (Prof. Tarek ZAYED)

 

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