e-Bulletin issue 80/June 2017
Prof. Chan and his team winning the Grand Award
PolyU Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Awards 2017

On 5 June 2017, a number of academics from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) were honoured with the PolyU Distinguished Knowledge Transfer Awards, which pay tribute to staff members of the University who have demonstrated excellence in transferring PolyUˇ¦s expertise that have created significance and high impact.

Research Achievements/ Activities

  RGC Visit

On 15 June 2017, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) visited PolyU and one of the sub-groups of its Engineering Panel visited the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to familiarize the group members with the overall research activities, research strategies and major achievements of PolyU.

  Technology Development Forum and Joint Laboratory

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), remote sensing (RS) and geographic information sciences (GIS), collectively called ˇ§3Sˇ¨, are three key representative technologies widely used in the geomatics field.

  LSGI Scholar Appointed Associate Editor of International Journal

Dr Bo Wu, Associate Professor of the Department of Land Surveying & Geo-Informatics (LSGI) has been appointed associate editor of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS) from May 2017.

Teaching and Learning Achievements

  LSGI Scholar Wins UGC Funding for Teaching & Learning

Dr Charles Wong of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) has won $12,321,533 for his proposal to augment physical learning spaces with location-based services using iBeacon technology for engaging learning experiences.


  Teaching Development/ Language Enhancement Grants for FCE Colleagues

The Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC) of PolyU recently approved funding for the following teaching development and language enhancement projects for the 2016-19 triennium.

Events Reports

  Visit to Malaysia to Promote FCE

From 9 to 14 June 2017, Prof. Xiaoli Ding, Associate Dean (Partnership), led a tour to Malaysia to promote the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE).

  GSC Mini Fair

On 27 June 2017, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) participated in a mini fair of the Global Student Challenge (GSC), which was organized by the International Affairs Office to promote the universityˇ¦s undergraduate programmes.

Student News
BRE Students on Overseas Study Tours

24th FCE Studentsˇ¦ Association

Scholarship Students Graduate with Distinction
HKIS Outstanding Undergraduate Final Year Dissertation Awards 2016

Alumni News
CEE Alumnus Shares His Wisdom
BRE PhD Graduate Climbing Up Academic Ladder

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

Prof. Stewart Fotheringham
FCE Distinguished Lecture
"Dealing with Spatial Heterogeneity: Recent Developments with a Focus on Geographically Weighted Regression"

Date: 1 June 2017 (Thursday) (Details)


Prof. Stewart Fotheringham
Member, US National Academy of Sciences
Member, Academia Europaea
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, UK
Professor of Computational Spatial Science
Arizona State University

Prof. Thomas Vogel
FCE Public Lecture
"Robustness of structures ˇV Nice to have or a basic requirement?"

Date: 28 June 2017 (Wednesday) (Details)


Prof. Thomas Vogel
Professor, Structural Engineering
Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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/
1st International Congress on Earth Sciences
Date: 15-18 November 2017
Venue: Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Details: http://fos.ubd.edu.bn/foscon
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