e-Bulletin issue 93/July 2018
Theme-based Research Scheme 2018/19

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased that a project led by Prof. Jin-Guang Teng of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) to develop a new type of concrete structures for marine infrastructure has been awarded more than HK$47 million, the largest amount of funding from the Research Grants Council Theme-based Research Scheme 2018/19.

Research Achievements/ Activities
Results of RGC Competitive Funding Schemes 2018/19

The 2018/19 application results for the RGC General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) were announced on 29 June 2018.

Large Equipment Fund for Research and Teaching

The Areas of Excellence Committee (AoEC) of the University has recently approved a proposal of Prof. Xiang-dong Li of CEE for the Large Equipment Fund for Research.

CEE Academic Appointed to RGC Panel

Prof. Chi-Sun Poon of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has recently been appointed to serve as a member of the Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.

Public Policy Research Funding

2 academics in the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) have recently been awarded Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding for their projects. Prof. Geoffrey Shen received HK$625,600 for an 18-month project entitled “Simulating the Impact of Construction Industrialization Policies on Its Update in Hong Kong:

ITF Funding for Joint Research

Dr Ben Leu of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has been awarded HK$999,998 from the Matching Grant for Joint Research Scheme under the University-Industry Collaboration Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) for a 2-year project entitled “New Solvent-Based Biorefinery Techniques to Extract Lignin from Timber Wastes for High Titer Biofuel Production.”

FCE Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme

The following projects have recently been approved in the FCE Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme:

  Best Paper Award for LSGI Researchers at GNSS Conference

A paper co-authored by Dr George Zhizhao Liu of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) and his PhD student, Mr Shiwei Yu, has won the Best Paper Award at the 2018 Annual Forum of the International Association of the Chinese Professionals of Global Positioning Systems (CPGPS) held in Xi’an, China, from 13 to 15 July 2018.


  FCE Academics Consulted by Beijing Winter Olympics Committee

A team of academics from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) met with the organizing committee and project management team of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on 3 July 2018.

  Meeting with CIC

On 11 July 2018, 10 academics of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) presented their research related to the use of building information modelling (BIM) to four representatives of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), namely senior manager Mr Alex Ho, consultant Mr David Mak, senior officer Mr Chris Wong, and officer Mr Evan Mak.

  HKICM and HKIPM Joint CPD Seminar

A seminar for continuing professional development (CPD) was held in the evening of 10 July 2018.

  PolyU Summer Programme 2018

An opening ceremony for the PolyU Summer Programme was held on 10 July 2018 at the Jockey Club Innovation Tower.

  Maker Faire Hong Kong 2018

To engage the public with various technologies, a Maker Faire was held on the weekend of 7 and 8 July 2018 on the PolyU campus.

Student News
Best Student Paper Award for LSGI MSc Student
2nd Prize for BSE Postgraduate in National Competition
The 11th Innovation Competition in Construction Engineering and Management
Invitation for Programme Admission 2019/20

Applications from both local and international students will be invited for the following programmes starting from September 2018. Please watch out for the opening of 2019/20 application and get ready to make an application.

Undergraduate Programmes
Broad Discipline of Construction and Environment 建設及環境廣泛學科[subject to approval]
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)
BEng(Hons) in Sustainable Structural and Fire Engineering 可持續結構及消防工程學(榮譽)工學士學位 [new, subject to approval]
BSc(Hons) 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/
10th International Conference on Applied Energy
Dates: 22-25 August 2018
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Theme: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions
Details: http://www.applied-energy.org/icae2018/
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Conference
Date: 24 August 2018 (Friday)
Venue: Rooms 1&2, 10/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Theme: Improving Efficiency in Executing Construction Projects through Integration of HK BIM Standards with PAS 1192 Family Standards Series
Details: http://page.bsigroup.com/l/73472/2018-07-13/dm65pl
Faculty Forum on FCE Strategic Plan 2018-2021 cum Applications for RGC Major Funding Schemes
Date: 30 August 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: Y304
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/news-event/upcoming-events/20180830
Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) Annual Conference 2018
Date: 22 September 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Ballroom, JW Marriott Hong Kong, Pacific Place
Details: https://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/general/annual-conf/2018/hkis-ac2018v5.pdf
CIB World Building Congress 2019
Dates: 17-21 June 2019
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Theme: Constructing Smart Cities
Details: http://www.wbc2019.hk/
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