Dr Daniel W.M. Chan is currently an Associate Professor in Construction Project Management at the Department of Building and Real Estate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor on 1 July 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor until now. He obtained his BEng(Hons) degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and PhD degree in Construction Project Management from the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He is a Project Manager, Chartered Building Engineer (United Kingdom) and Registered Construction Manager (Hong Kong) by profession.
He served as the Programme Award Coordinator for "MSc/PgD in Construction and Real Estate" for 10 years between January 2007 and June 2016. Then he was appointed as the Associate Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) and the Chairman of the Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (DLTC) for 3 years between July 2016 and June 2019. He has been serving as the Chairman of Departmental Undergraduate Programme Committee since 1 July 2019 and the Deputy Programme Director for the professional Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction (DIREC) since 1 July 2020.
Dr Chan was the Programme Leader of the Winning Team for the programme of “MSc/PgD in Construction and Real Estate” selected for the BRE Departmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Programme Development 2010/11, and the Faculty Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Programme Development 2015, in recognition of the outstanding achievement of academic staff members in programme development. He was also the Winner of the Departmental Award for Outstanding Teacher 2018-19 (Category: Individual Award) in recognition of his outstanding performance and achievement in teaching and learning related activities.
He was the Winner of the BRE Departmental Research Publication Awards at "Associate Professor" Level consecutively for three years (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) in recognition of the outstanding achievement of academic staff members in the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles. He was the Winner of the "International Outstanding Researcher Award in Building and Real Estate" and "ISSN Golden Research Prize" for the ISSN International Research Awards 2020 organized by the International Society for Scientific Network (ISSN), India. He has co-authored 17 research monographs, 2 scholarly textbooks, 3 book chapters, 127 journal articles, 126 conference papers, 12 consultancy reports, together with another 10 journal articles accepted for publication up to March 2021.
Dr Chan was the Chairman of the CPD Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM) from July 2013 to June 2017, and the Secretary of the Executive Council of HKIPM from July 2017 to June 2019. His research projects have won the Project Management Achievement Awards (Category: Research) organized by HKIPM and the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM) for many years. He has been serving as one of the Associate Editors for Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) since January 2014, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom; indexed and abstracted in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Thomson Reuters, Scopus of Elsevier and CIB recognized journal, ISSN 2044-124X.
He is also a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (MHKICM), American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE), Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (MHKIPM), Australian Institute of Project Management (MAIPM), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (MCABE), and Australian Institute of Building (MAIB).
Education and Academic Qualifications
- Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
- Registered Construction Manager (Hong Kong)
- Chartered Building Professional (Australia)
- Member of the Australian Institute of Building
- Chartered Building Engineer (United Kingdom)
- Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
- Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management
- Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management
- Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
- Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
- Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Building
- Incorporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
- Member of the Association for Project Management