e-Bulletin issue 95/September 2018
International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice for Steel Construction 2018

10 world-renowned researchers and engineers presented their latest research and construction projects at the first International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice for Steel Construction from 5 to 7 September 2018 at the Cordis Hotel in Mongkok, Kowloon.

Research Activities/ Achievements
Funding from NSFC and ITF

7 scholars from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) have recently been approved for research funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF).

BSE Scholars Pen Award-winning Papers

Prof. Hongxing Yang and Prof. Lin Lu of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) have received awards for 2 of their published papers.

  Publons ECR Reviewers’ Choice Award for BSE Scholar

In recognition of his tremendous efforts and contribution to scholarly peer review of research papers to maintain their quality, Dr Xinyan Huang was awarded the inaugural Publons Early Career Researchers (ECR) Reviewers’ Choice Award.

  IABMAS Young Prize for CEE Scholar

In recognition of his contributions to bridge engineering, the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) awarded its 2018 IABMAS Young Prize to Dr You Dong of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in Melbourne, Australia, on 11 July.

  Local Government Adopted Edition of Green Assessment Standard by BRE PhD Candidate

The Hong Kong Government has adopted the work of Mr Yong Feng, a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Geoffrey Shen in the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), as a guide for the implementation of its tax incentive policy to promote renewable energy and building energy efficiency.

  Forum to Launch Project on Specifications and Standards for Underground Utility Survey

A forum was held on 31 August 2018 to launch a HK$1.37 million project for developing specifications and standards for underground utility survey based on nondestructive testing, surveying, imaging and diagnostic (NDTSID) approaches.

Staff News
New Academic Staff
Dr You
Student & Alumni News
PolyU Alumni Ambassador Inauguration
Invitation for Programme Admission 2019/20

Applications from both local and international students are now invited for the following programmes:

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 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

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,100 (~US$3,217) plus a travel allowance of HK$12,600 (~US$1,615) per year for attending conferences and research-related events for a maximum period of 3 years. On top of that, PolyU will extend the same provisions to those Fellowship awardees with a four-year normal study period*, in addition to providing a 4-year tuition scholarship for all awardees of the HK PhD Fellowship. The deadline for application is 1 December 2018. Details are at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

* required for full-time PhD students admitted on the basis of a Master’s degree without a significant research component or on a Bachelor's degree alone

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/
“My Green Space” Green Building Competition for Schools 2018
Theme: My Green and Existing Buildings
Details: http://competition.hkgbc.org.hk/en/about_competition_registration.php
LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilisation Laureate Public Lecture 2018
Date: 4 October 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30a.m.-12:00n.n.
Venue: V322, 3/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/news-event/upcoming-events/20181004
PolyU Education Info Day 2018
Date: 6 October 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30a.m.-6:00p.m.
Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/as/infoday/en/events/activities/fce/index.html
FCE Public Lecture on "Wind energy: from micro to macro scale"
Speaker: Prof. Soon-Duck Kwon
Date: 16 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Venue: M1603, Senate Room, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/news-event/upcoming-events/20181016
24th Congregation and Faculty Prize Presentation Ceremony
Date: 6 and 7 November 2018
Venue: Room Y304, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/as/web/en/for-graduates/congregation-arrangements/24th-congregation/index.html
RICS-SCC PropTech Conference 2018
Date: 23 November 2018 (Friday)
Time: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Venue: Diamond Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre
Details: https://www.rics.org/en-hk/events/conferences-seminars/rics-scc-proptech-conference-2018/hong%20kong/20181123/
CIB World Building Congress 2019
Date: 17-21 June 2019
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Theme: Constructing Smart Cities
Details: http://www.wbc2019.hk/
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