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Awards and Achievements (Teaching)


The 17th Hong Kong Housing Society Award Presentation Ceremony


China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter (CRECCHKI) Annual Dinner

Warmest congratulations to the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter (CRECCHKI) on its 19th Anniversary!   In celebration of this important milestone, CRECCHKI hosted the 19 Anniversary Dinner cum Symposium 2021-Smart City on 6 December 2021.  Ir Prof. Albert Chan, Dean of Students and Chair Professor of BRE, Prof. Eddie Hui, JP, Associate Head (Partnership), Miss Cheuk Jocelyn, Year 2 student and Mr. Yau Shun Kit, Year 1 student, were invited to join the incredible event and receive the entry scholarships.  Sincerely thanks to CRECCHKI for their generosity in providing scholarships to our students.  Wishing them more success in the upcoming future.  All the best!       Thumbs up to Cheuk Jocelyn and Yau Shun Kit, who have received the CRECCHKI Scholarships.  Keep up the excellent work!   Click here for photo Click here for Video


Massive Congratulations to Cr Phyllis Chen Fai Wing, Graduate of BSc (Hons) in Building Engineering and Management (BEM)

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 Construction Managers (HKICM) on 27 August. This is a wonderful accomplishment to be proud of! As a great and promising addition to the world of construction over a decade ago, Phyllis started off with a post of graduate engineer in a small firm and continued to pick up her expertise in building engineering from an assistant engineer to a project manager in Gammon Construction Limited after the professional training in our Department. Fulfilling her lifelong dream in the construction sector, Phyllis has been spearheading a host of innovative projects along the way. She is also the manager-in-charge of the winning project, ‘Central Plaza Podium Extension, Wan Chai’. Phyllis leads by example, pursuing a holistic and novel view of project management in terms of time, cost and sustainability, turning ideas into a magnificent skyline and inspiring building graduates, especially women engineers, to realise their potential in this industry.   (special thanks to HKICM for providing fabulous pictures)

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Prof. Ni Meng was Appointed as a Judge for Teaching Award of Tianjin University

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 role models for fellow teachers and students. More about Prof. Ni Meng


HKIS Scholarships Go to Our Surveying Students

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 examples for their fellow students. Well done!   BSc(Hons) in Surveying Cheng Sum Yi Jocelyn Yu Kwai Ting Lam Pui Shan   Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying) Li Cheung Ping See Hiu Lam Emily

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BRE PhD Student Winning the AIB(HK) Professional Excellence in Building Awards 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 (BIM) in Construction Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Developing Countries” submitted to the category (B3 - Student Achievement). He is being currently supervised by Dr Daniel W.M. Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Head (Teaching) of BRE. He received his award certificate at the Award Presentation Ceremony held on Saturday, 17 July 2021 afternoon at the Conrad Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong. The nomination requirements of the award category (B3 - Student Achievement) are open to any undergraduate or postgraduate students studying construction, civil, building, mechanical, architectural, E&M engineering or surveying in universities and colleges (both full-time mode and part-time mode).

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BRE Scholar and Students Receiving the ‘Built Environment Project and Asset Management Highly Commended Paper Award’ in the 9th World Construction Symposium 2021

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 Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Construction: A Topic Modeling Approach’, the heart of the winning paper is to employ the topic over time modeling as a novel text mining method to dynamically analyze the supply chain capabilities associated with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Construction by unveiling academia, an effective and novel mechanism to extract dynamic empirical clues from a large unstructured set of documents in construction supply chain capability analysis research. A big clap for the team’s endeavour!

Surveying Students got the Merit Prize in the 7th

Surveying Students got the Merit Prize in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

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 (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for construction workers’ training in their winning project.  This innovative change will bring construction workers a wholly immersive experience during their training.  The ultimate goal is to ensure that construction workers can easily pick up the necessary techniques and fully comprehend the importance of safety before their work in an actual construction site.    Anson says, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for Dr Patrick Fong’s support, guidance and advice on our project. Without his endorsement and guidance, it would not have been possible for me and Peter to enter the final stage of the competition and have a merit award. Also, I would like to thank the BRE department and the Institute for Entrepreneurship, PolyU, for providing us with this precious opportunity.” Peter also shares, “I am extremely honoured to receive the merit award of the competition.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the BRE Department which provided a lot of supports for our team. Also, I would like to make a special mention, Dr Patrick Fong, our supervisor in the competition. He gave us lots of encouragement. I am lucky to have Dr. Patrick Fong in my university life.” Keep up the good work!

Awardees of HKIS Sponsorship Scheme for Textbook Writing 2020

Awardees of HKIS Sponsorship Scheme for Textbook Writing (2020)

Proposed Book Title: Sustainability Practices and BIM in the Built Environment – Trends, Adoption and Green Building Assessment To promote academic advancement, the Board of Education of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) will allocate funding via their Sponsoring Scheme for Textbook Writing every year to scholars for producing reference textbooks more relevant to the local practice for the surveying industry and students. Dr Daniel Chan, together with his recent PhD graduate student (Dr Timothy Olawumi from Nigeria), submitted a book writing proposal to HKIS on 26 June 2020 which was successfully funded with HKD 60,000 to produce a scholarly textbook for publication in two years’ time between February 2021 and January 2023. The book will present the underlying principles of building sustainability assessment, discuss the various existing green building rating systems, and highlight some available tools which can assist in assessing the ‘greenness’ of building projects. More so, some real-life case studies of green building projects across regions will be illustrated and examined. Since the book will draw on a combination of research outcomes from academia and practical case studies from the construction industry, a wide spectrum of readers will find it useful and informative, from government authorities, through industrial practitioners to undergraduate students. Dr Daniel W.M. Chan, BEng(Hons), PhD, MAPM, MHKICM, MASCE, MHKIPM, MAIPM, MCABE, MAIB, is an Associate Professor in Construction Project Management, the Chairman of Departmental Undergraduate Programme / Scheme Committee and the Deputy Programme Director for the professional Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction (DIREC) at BRE of PolyU. He is a Project Manager, Chartered Building Engineer and Registered Construction Manager by profession. He has co-authored 2 scholarly textbooks, 3 book chapters, 128 top-tiered journal articles, 126 refereed conference papers, together with another 10 journal articles accepted for publication up to April 2021. Dr Timothy O. Olawumi, BTech(Hons), PhD, MRICS, MHKGBC, AHKIPM, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Construction Project Management at the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) based in BRE of PolyU. He completed his full-time PhD research study in the interdisciplinary areas of BIM, Sustainability and Construction Management in August 2020. He has published 28 research papers in top-tiered journals, 1 book chapter and 3 refereed conference papers so far. He was a Gold Award recipient of the Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Outstanding Paper Awards 2018 and a Merit Award recipient of the Australian Institute of Building (Hong Kong Chapter) Professional Excellence in Building Awards (AIB(HK)-PEA) 2019, among several other research awards and recognitions.


Maggie Ng, Surveying Student Receiving the Awards in PolyU Outstanding Student Awards Presentation Ceremony

Well done to Maggie Ng Tsin Tung, our Surveying student who received the ‘Outstanding Student Award of the Faculty of Construction and Environment’ and the ‘Outstanding Student Award of the Department of Building and Real Estate’! Following the welcoming remarks, Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, our President, presented the Awards to Maggie and the other top students in the Outstanding Student Awards Presentation Ceremony on 12 March 2021. Maggie, Keep up the good work! The objective of PolyU Outstanding Student Awards is to recognise full-time final-year students who excel in both academic and non-academic pursuits during their studies.   More about Maggie Click here for video

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