e-Bulletin issue 73/November 2016
A graduating class with FCE staff members
The 22nd Congregation of FCE

From 1 to 2 November 2016, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) held its 22nd Congregation and Prize Presentation Ceremony at the Jockey Club Auditorium.

Honorary Doctorate for Emeritus Professor of CEE

On 12 November 2016, the degree of Doctor of Engineering honoris causa was presented by PolyU to Prof. Jan-Ming Ko, Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering, in a ceremony for the conferment of honorary degrees.

Research Achievements/ Activities
NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2016/17

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased that 2 of its academics have been awarded funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) Joint Research Scheme in 2016/17.

BRE Instructor Leads Learning and Teaching Project

Dr Edmond Lam of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) has recently secured a grant of $386,000 to investigate the impact of learning spaces on teaching and learning effectiveness.

  Green Building Award 2016

On 22 November 2016, Prof. Geoffrey Shen and Dr Jingke Hong from the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) were honoured in an award ceremony for the Green Building Award that was co-organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC).

Events Reports

  Workshop on Frontiers of Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategies in Urban Areas

A workshop highlighting geotechnical aspects of the frontiers of mitigation strategies for multi-hazards in urban areas was held on 7 November 2016 at Yokohama National University (YNU) in Japan.

  FCE Hosts Visitors from Nazarbayev University

On 25 November 2016, 2 representatives from Nazarbayev University (NU) in Kazakhstan paid a visit to the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to explore potential areas for collaboration.


Staff News
New Academic Staff

Student News
IFMA Scholarship for BSE Graduate

Theses of CEE Students Honoured
CIB Sebestyen Future Leaders Award
Study Trip to YNU

FCE Students Awarded Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Scholarship

Programme Admission
Invitation for Programme Admission 2017/18
Applications are now invited for the following taught postgraduate programmes.
For details, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/postgrad-scheme/acad.html

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

For programme details, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Invitation for Postgraduate Scheme Entry Scholarship 2017/18
To apply for the entry scholarship, please visit http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/postgrad-scheme/entry_scholarship.html and return the completed form to us on or before 1 January 2017.
Faculty Public Lectures
The Faculty of Construction and Environment was honoured to have the following speakers giving lectures at FCE:

Prof. Allen H. Goldstein
FCE Public Lecture
"Embracing Complexity: Deciphering Origins and Transformations of Atmospheric Organics through Speciated Measurements"

Date: 7 November 2016 (Monday) (Details)


Prof. Allen H. Goldstein
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management &
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of California at Berkeley, USA

Prof. Satish Nagarajaiah
FCE Public Lecture
"Sparse and Low-rank Methods for Structural System Identification"

Date: 24 November 2016 (Thursday) (Details)

Prof. Satish Nagarajaiah
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University, USA
Forthcoming Events
Motor Vehicle Emissions Control Workshop 2016
Date: 14-16 December 2016
Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
International Youth Competition – World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK
Date: 5-7 June 2017
Details: http://www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc
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