e-Bulletin issue 78/April 2017
Dr Tsang (right) with Mr Wang at the exhibition
Gold Medal for CEE Scholars at International Exhibition of Inventions

At the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held from 29 March to 2 April 2017, research on upcycling wood waste into particleboards by CO2 curing and adding low-carbon cement was honoured with a gold medal.


Research Achievements/ Activities

  Natural Science Award for CEE Academic

For producing outstanding results from their collaborative scientific research on a unified hardening constitutive theory for soils, Prof. Jianhua Yin of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and his 4-member team of researchers from Beihang University and Shanghai University have scored a 2016 Natural Science Award (first-class) from the Ministry of Education.

  Scientific Advancement Award for BRE Researchers

A team of researchers from the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) has won a Scientific Advancement Award (first-class) from the Architectural Society of China for their joint research with Southeast University in Nanjing.

  New Book Co-authored by BSE Scholar

A new book in Chinese co-authored by Prof. Hongxing Yang from the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) was recently published by China Railway Publishing House as part of China・s 12th Five-Year Key Publication Plan (2011-2015).

  FCE Research Salons

To cultivate a supportive research culture and provide a platform for each of its departments to develop its focused research areas, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) initiated a research salon series early this year and recently held two such salons in April.

Events Reports

  Establishment of Yim, Mak, Kwok & Chung Endowed Professorship in Smart Structures

On 24 April 2017, Prof. Timothy W. Tong, President of PolyU, hosted an appreciation lunch in honour of Mr Yau Kwok-fai, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage International (Holdings) Limited, who had recently donated the Yim, Mak, Kwok & Chung Endowed Professorship in Smart Structures.

  Senior Management of PolyU Visits BRE

On 19 April 2017, the President of PolyU, Prof. Timothy W. Tong, and the Deputy President and Provost, Prof. Philip Chan, visited the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) for an update on the department・s recent developments and achievements in the areas of teaching, research and partnership in support of the PolyU・s strategic plan.

  International Summit on Belt and Road Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In celebration of PolyU・s 80th Anniversary, Zhejiang University・s 120th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the Zhejiang University-PolyU Joint Centre, Ir Prof. You-Lin Xu, Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and Prof. Albert Chan, Head of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), together with a programme team of BRE・s MSc in International Real Estate-Zhejiang (IRE), were invited to the International Summit on Belt and Road Innovation and Entrepreneurship cum Dinner Gathering in Hangzhou on 22 April 2017.

  CEDD Visits FCE

On 12 April 2017, 4 engineering practitioners from the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) of the Hong Kong government visited the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to explore possible collaboration in research on underground space development.

  Visit from BUT

On 10 April 2017, a few academics from the Beijing University of Technology (BUT) visited the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE).

  PolyU Counsellors Days 2017

Around 70 high school principals and school counsellors from around the world recently came to PolyU to learn more about the university and its programmes for undergraduates.

Student News
FCE Students Shortlisted in International Youth Competition

Best Presenter Award for BRE Student

Alumni News
Outstanding PolyU Alumni Awards

Programme Admission
Invitation for Programme Admission 2017/18

Applications are now invited for the following undergraduate programmes.

Undergraduate Programmes
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BSc(Hons) in Building Engineering and Management 愎vu{の剤z焦(aA)z焦h焦
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BSc(Hons) in Surveying a横の愕]旗q焦(aA)z焦h焦
BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering 陸t]各u{焦(aA)u焦h焦
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BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development 泉航u{Pi挺oi焦(aA)u焦h焦
BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health 泉航の他~wP扱d(aA)z焦h焦# *
BSc(Hons) in Geomatics (Land Surveying / Geo-Information Technology / Utility Management and Surveying) 旗淡のaz瑚T焦(aA)z焦h焦(ga旗q / az瑚T / 剤u]I旗淡P剤z)

#not applicable for international applicants
*a top-up degree programme for Associate Degree and Higher Diploma Graduates

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

In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) has launched the FCE Distinguished Lecture and Distinguished Chair Professor Inaugural Lecture Series. A total of ten lectures will be delivered in 2017 by distinguished scholars from different parts of the world and newly appointed Distinguished Chair Professors of PolyU. The lectures are generously sponsored by the FCE Alumni Associations. Details of the speakers are available at: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/events/80_lectures/

The date and topic of each lecture will be announced in due course.
To download the poster, please click here

Forthcoming Events
PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2017: Admissions Strategies
Date: 20 May 2017
Venue: PolyU campus
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/conday/
Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation and Impact Summit
Theme: Sustainable Urban Development
Date: 31 May 2017
International Youth Competition V World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 HK
Date: 5-7 June 2017
Details: http://www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc
International Summer School 2017
Dates: 10 June - 6 July and 15 July - 10 August
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/summerschool/application.php
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