e-Bulletin issue 79/May 2017
At the award ceremony
Ceremony for The President’s Awards for Excellent Performance/ Achievement 2015/2016, Faculty/ School Awards of 2015/16 & 2014/15

A presentation ceremony for The President1s Awards for Excellent Performance/ Achievement 2015/2016 as well as the Faculty/ School Awards 2015/2016 and 2014/2015 was held on the evening of 12 May 2017 at the Hotel ICON.

Research Achievements/ Activities

  Global Innovation Award for BSE Academic

At the TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2017 held in Washington, D.C. recently in May, Dr Lin Lu of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) was honoured with a Global Innovation Award for her multi-functional nano-coating for glass.

  HKIPM Project Management Achievement Awards 2016

Dr Daniel Chan, Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) and Associate Professor of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), was honoured with a Project Management Achievement Award in the research category for his empirical study exploring the application of Pay for Safety Scheme in the construction industry of Hong Kong.

  FCE Research Salon

The 6th FCE research salon was held on 8 May 2017 with a focus on further development of the Research Centre for Urban Hazards Mitigation.

Events Reports

  Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation and Impact Summit

To empower universities’ economic and social impact through innovative research and teaching, the Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation and Impact Summit was organized to provide a platform for university and business leaders to explore this pressing issue.

  FUTURARC Forum 2017

At the FUTURARC Forum 2017 Hong Kong on 25 April 2017, Dr Lu Lin of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) gave a public talk on green solutions for sustainable buildings.

  PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2017

On 20 May 2017, a Consultation Day was held for prospective students in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) on the PolyU campus.

  New Programme Proposals Reviewed by Panel

On 22 May 2017, a panel comprising of officials from the Hong Kong Government and academe met to review and prioritize 4 new programmes for the Academic Development Proposal (ADP) exercise for the 2019-2022 triennium, one from each department of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE).

  Visit by Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU)

A delegation from the School of Civil Engineering of Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) visited the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) from 24 to 26 May 2017.

Staff News
LSGI Scholar Honoured by Alma Mater

Student News
FCE Students Triumph in Smart-e Competition

Programme Admission
Invitation for Programme Admission 2017/18

Applications from mainland students applying on the basis of current year Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) results are invited for the following undergraduate programmes until 11 June 2017.

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 Geomatics (Land Surveying / Geo-Information Technology / Utility Management and Surveying) 測繪及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位(土地測量 / 地理資訊 / 管線設施測繪與管理)

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

Faculty Public Lectures
The Faculty of Construction and Environment was honoured to have the following speakers giving lectures at FCE:

Professor Guy Pierre Brasseur
FCE Distinguished Chair Professor Inaugural Lecture
"Predictability of the Evolution of the Earth System"

Date: 15 May 2017 (Monday) (Details)


Professor Guy Pierre Brasseur
Member, Academia Europaea
Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Founding and Ordinary Member, Academy of Sciences of Hamburg, Germany
Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
Distinguished Scholar, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Distinguished Chair Professor of Climate Change and Environment
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Brian Collins
FCE Distinguished Lecture
"Research in Infrastructure – a Transformative Opportunity"

Date: 18 May 2017 (Thursday) (Details)


Professor Brian Collins
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
Director, International Centre for Infrastructure Futures
Professor of Engineering Policy
University College London

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 10 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
Recruitment Drive of PolyU CIBSC
Brief Introduction: As a student-run organization in building and construction, the PolyU CIB Student Chapter welcomes all research and post-graduate students from the Faculty of Construction and Environment to become a member. Membership applications are accepted all year round.
Website: http://cibsc.bre.polyu.edu.hk/
International Youth Competition – 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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