e-Bulletin issue 85/November 2017
CEE Scholar Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Jin-guang Teng, Chair Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, has recently been honoured with election to membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Research Activities
Funding from MOST

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has approved funding from its 2017 National Key Technologies R&D Program for the following sub-projects led by 4 academics of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE).

Science and Technology Progress Award in Surveying and Mapping

Prof. Wen-zhong Shi, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI), has won the 2017 Grand Prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award in Surveying and Mapping, as the leading scientist for a project on key technologies for reliable national geographic survey and dynamic monitoring.

FCE Scholar on List of Highly Cited Researchers

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, has published its list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2017.

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2017/18

Dr Songye Zhu of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and his mainland counterpart, Dr Shitang Ke of the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, were recently awarded HK$948,800 from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) and RMB$810,000 from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for their joint study on the mechanism and application of energy transfer in the nonlinear self-excited system for 10 mw level wind turbine system.

BSE Scholar to Evaluate Food Waste Collection System

Dr Horace Mui of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) was awarded about HK$2.8 million from the Recycling Fund to implement and evaluate a food waste collection system (FWCS) for the catering industry.

Events Reports

  The 21st Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium

To further technological cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong, the 21st Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium was held on 28 November 2017 in Hong Kong.

  23rd Congregation of FCE

The 23rd Congregation and Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) was celebrated in style on 31 October and 1 November 2017.

  Visit from NASG Delegation and “One Belt, One Road and Geomatics” Symposium

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) hosted 21 delegates from the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China (國家測繪地理資訊局, NASG) from 31 October to 3 November 2017.

  International Symposium on Advances in Steel and Composite Structures 2017

On 24 November 2017, the International Symposium on Advances in Steel and Composite Structures was held at PolyU to disseminate the latest research findings on advanced construction technology of steel and composite structures as well as modular construction for residential buildings, with special emphasis on practical applications.

  The 1st International Conference on Urban Informatics

From 13 to 15 November 2017, about 100 people gathered at PolyU for the 1st International Conference on Urban Informatics.

  Seminar on Transitional Pre-fabricated Modular Housing

On 3 November 2017, a seminar on transitional pre-fabricated modular housing was held to explore its potential for alleviating the housing shortage in Hong Kong, which was chaired by Prof. Alex Wai, Vice President (Research and Development).

  Joint Workshop with Seoul National University

A delegation of more than 10 academic staff and students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Seoul National University (SNU) came to PolyU on 20 November 2017 to participate in a workshop on recent advances in construction management and transportation, environmental engineering, and structural engineering.

  FCE Sharing Session on Teaching Excellence

On 28 November 2017, a sharing session on teaching excellence was held.

  Joint CPD Seminar by HKIPM and HKIE

A seminar for continuing professional development (CPD) was held on the evening of 24 October 2017 at PolyU.

  Visit by Universite Cote d’Azur

To explore and strengthen collaboration with PolyU on various fronts, a delegation from the Universite Cote d’Azur in France came to visit on 10 November 2017.

  IFMA Scholarship for BSE MSc Student

At the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace 2017 held in Houston, Texas, from 16 to 20 October 2017, Ms Amy Cheng, a second-year student in the MSc programme in Facility Management, was honoured with an IFMA Scholarship (Hong Kong Chapter) of US$1,500 with fully funded registration to attend the IFMA's World Workplace Conference and Expo.

StAFF News
FCE Associate Dean Appointed RGC Panel Member
Alumni News
Best Paper Award for CEE PhD Graduate

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

Invitation for Programme Admission 2018/19

Applications from both local and international students are now invited for the following undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

Undergraduate Programmes
Broad Discipline of Construction and Environment 建設及環境廣泛學科
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)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位

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 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

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/
FCE Public Lecture
Topic: “Sustainable Building: Opportunities, Challenges and Priorities”
Date: 6 December 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Venue: Room Y302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/news-event/upcoming-events/20171206
FCE Distinguished Lecture
Topic: “Risk Management in Maintaining the Super Highway for Entering Tibet 進藏高速公路運營風險管理”
Date: 8 December 2017 (Friday)
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Venue: Room Y302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Language: Mandarin
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/news-event/upcoming-events/20171208
International Symposium on GNSS 2017
Date: 10-13 December 2017
Venue: Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: http://event.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/ISGNSS2017/index.html
2018/19 Postgraduate Scheme Information Seminar
Date: 13 January 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2:15 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Block Y, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Contact: (852) 2766 5029
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/pfs/index.php/518219?lang=en
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