e-Bulletin issue 116/June 2020
LSGI Scholar Receives Leader of the Year Award

In recognition of his achievement in lunar topographic mapping and geomorphological analysis for finding the best landing location on the far side of the Moon for the Chinese space mission of Chang’e 4, Prof. Bo Wu of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) was recently honoured by the Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd. with a Leader of the Year Award 2019 in its Education/Professions/Technology & Innovation category.

Research Achievements/ Activities
Structural Excellence Award for CEE Academic

Prof. Siu-lai Chan and his team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) have received the Grand Award of the Structural Excellence Award 2020 organized by the Structural Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

CEE Scholar Honoured by CAPEES

In recognition of his excellent research and scholarly contribution in the field of environmental engineering and science, Dr Peng Wang of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has been chosen to receive the Nanova Frontier Research Award from the Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES).

New Invention by CEE Scholar

Prof. Jian-Hua Yin of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and his research team have developed a novel FBG-based effective stress cell for direct measurement of effective stress in saturated soils.

  Navigation Research in Fight Against Pandemic

In a joint Innovation and Technology Fund project with the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Centre (LSCM) of the Innovation and Technology Commission, Prof. Wu Chen of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) and his research team made use of a smart lamp post* for mobile phone navigation in dense urban environments where GPS is not working.

Large Equipment Fund for Research

The Areas of Excellence Committee of PolyU has approved 3 proposals of FCE colleagues that will be supported by the Large Equipment Fund for Research.

FCE Matching Fund for External Competitive Research Grants

To encourage and reward colleagues in securing external competitive research grants, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) established the FCE Matching Fund for External Competitive Research Grants.

Event Reports
BSE Academic Featured on TV

On 13 June 2020, Prof. Simon Deng of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) was featured in a TVB segment on environmental issues of commercial buildings in Hong Kong.

  Webinar on Smart Water Technologies

On 29 May 2020, a webinar on smart water technologies was held at the Underground Utility Survey Lab of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI).

Staff News
Staff Promotions
Student News
Scholarship Students Graduate with Distinction
Invitation for Programme Admission 2020/21

Applications from both local and international students are invited for the following programmes*:

Undergraduate Programmes
BSc(Hons) in Building Engineering and Management 建築工程及管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Property Management 物業管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Surveying 地產及建設測量學(榮譽)理學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering 土木工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development 環境工程與可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health 環境及職業安全與健康(榮譽)理學士學位 (Top-up Degree Programme)
BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering 結構及消防安全工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位

*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

Master of Science (MSc)/ Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學
Civil Engineering 土木工程學
Construction and Real Estate 建築及房地產學
Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 建築法及爭議解決學
Environmental Management and Engineering 環境管理及工程學
Facility Management 設施管理
Fire and Safety Engineering 消防及安全工程學
Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems) 測繪及地理資訊學(地理資訊)
Geomatics (Surveying) 測繪及地理資訊學(測量)
High Performance Buildings 高效能建築
Project Management 項目管理
Sustainable Urban Development 可持續城市發展學
Urban Informatics and Smart Cities城市信息學及智慧城市
*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

For details, please visit:
Undergraduate programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/undergraduate-programmes
MSc/ PgD programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/taught-postgraduate-programmes
For PolyU’s e-Prospectus, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

New Doctoral Programme at PolyU and its Outpost in Hangzhou
Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction 國際房地產及建築博士 (subject to approval)
For details, see http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg


Forthcoming Events
Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) Property & Facility Management Division (PFMD) Bi-Annual Conference 2020
Date: 8 July 2020
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Ballroom, 1/F, Crowne Plaza, Tower 5, No. 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O
Details: https://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.html?id=4859
RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2020
Date: 10 July 2020
Venue: W Hotel, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon Station, Hong Kong
Details: https://www.rics.org/en-hk/events/conferences-seminars/rics-hong-kong-annual-conference-2020/kowloon%20station/20200710/
RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2020
Date: 3 September 2020
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Details: Please click here
The Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference & Awards
Date: 18 November 2020
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Conference)
          6:00pm – 8:00pm (Awards Presentation Ceremony)
Venue: Nina Ballroom 7/F, L' hotel Nina et Convention Centre, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
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