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Awardees of HKIS Sponsorship Scheme for Textbook Writing (2020)

11 May 2021

Dr Daniel Chan (left) and Dr Timothy Olawumi (right)

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.

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