BRE Luncheon Research Seminar 2018-19

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This seminar meets on Thursday from 12:15 - 1:45 PM in Sustainable City Laboratory (ZS701) if there is no other time arrangement informed in advance.


The purpose of the seminar is to help create an air of professional seriousness through scholarly interaction in BRE. The seminar is held not only for enriching staff’s research experience by interacting with peers and exchanging ideas, but also providing vivid opportunities for research staff and students in particular to handle opinions from different angles for more rigorous discussions. It is envision that all participants can learn to get information from research and broaden research horizons in different fields.

The Format

The seminar runs through providing light lunch for the first 10-15 minutes, followed by the speaker’s presentation of around 1 hour and a 15-minutes Q&A session. The contents of presentation can be general research ideas, interesting research outcomes, conference or journal papers recently published or under preparation. There won’t be a fixed format for presentation and is flexible depending on the speaker’s own arrangement. A certificate will also be issued to the speaker for acknowledgement. All in all, we expect a causal seminar with vigorous and helpful discussions.


Please contact Dr. Hung-Lin Chi at or (852) 2766 5871 if you wish to give a presentation or suggest other speakers. We will acknowledge your contributions.



Date Presenter Organization Topic
4 Sep 2018 (Thu) Prof. Craig LANGSTON Bond University Measuring Project Success: Development of the i3d3 Model...more
18 Sept 2018 (Tue) Prof. Stuart GREEN University of Reading How to Establish an Academic Career...more
20 Sep 2018 (Thu) Ms. Xiaosen HUO (PhD student) BRE A Framework for Effective Site Planning and Design of Green Residential Buildings in China...more
21 Sep 2018 (Fri) Prof. Stuart GREEN University of Reading Construction Management and Economics...more
2 Oct 2018
Prof. Jürgen SCHEFFRAN

University of Hamburg

Climate change and rural-urban interactions...more
4 Oct 2018 (Thu) Mr. Dennis Goodenough OPPONG (PhD student) BRE Establishing Quantitative Measures for External Stakeholder Management in Construction Projects of Developing Countries...more
18 Oct 2018 (Thu) Mr. Emmanuel Kingsford OWUSU (PhD student) BRE Barriers Affecting the Effective Application of Anti-corruption Measures in Infrastructure Projects: The Disparities between Developed and Developing Economies...more
25 Oct 2018 (Thu) Mr. Amos DARKO (PhD student) BRE Green Building Technologies Adoption in Ghana: A Model of Green Building Technologies and Issues Influencing Their Adoption...more
29 Oct 2018
Dr. Rita Peihua ZHANG RMIT University Health, Safety, Governance and Responsibility in the Construction Industry: An Overview of Research...more
01 Nov 2018
Mr. Payam PIRZADEH RMIT University A Social Network Perspective on Design for Construction Safety...more
15 Nov 2018
Mr. Maxwell Fodjour ANTWI-AFARI BRE Evaluation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Work-Related
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Fall Injuries among Construction Workers...more
13 Dec 2018
Dr. Carlos Marmolejo DUARTE Polytechnic University of Catalonia Using Choice Experiments to Assess the Relevance of Energy Efficiency on Home Selection: an Analysis for Barcelona...more
18 Dec 2018
Dr. Yishuang XU University of Manchester Spatiotemporal Intra-city Dynamics in Megacity Housing Markets: the Case of Beijing...more
17 Jan 2019
Ms. Suen Man Schuman LAM (PhD student) BRE Is Empirical Study Necessary for Conducting a High-Impact Research?...more
24 Jan 2019
Ms. Ruiqu MA
(PhD student)
BRE A Study of Potential Pitfalls in the Development of Smart Cities and Mitigation Measures...more
11 Feb 2019 (Mon) Professor Helena Titheridge University of Central London, UK  Examining the Potential of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) for Older People...more
01 Mar 2019 (Fri) Dr. Queena QIAN Delft University of Technology Transaction Costs & Behavioral Insights on Home Energy Renovation from European Perspective...more
11 April 2019 (Thu) Mr. Ibrahim Yahaya WUNI BRE Conceptual Framework for the Drivers of Modular Integrated Construction: A Total Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach...more
16 April 2019 (Tue) Prof. Robert COX Purdue University Polytechnic Institute in the United States Developing Outstanding Engineers and Technologists to Serve the 21st Century Global Society...more
18 April 2019 (Thu) Mr Qi ZHANG BRE A Contextual Framework for Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning in Transitional Urban China: A Case of Chengdu City...more
08 May 2019 (Wed) Dr. Chen-Yu CHANG Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management of University College London (UCL) Project Governance Design: Risk-Bearing Capacity Approach...more
24 May 2019 (Fri) Prof. Chen WANG Huaqiao University Construction Worker Productivity Monitoring System Based on Multi-Type Inertial Sensors Synergy and Machine Learning...more
4 Jun 2019 (Tue) Prof. Mohamed AL-HUSSEIN University of Alberta Modular and Offsite Construction Practice the Move to Fabrication or Manufacturing...more
13 Jun 2019 (Thu) Prof. Yimin ZHU & Prof. Yong TAO Louisiana State University & Cleveland State University An Application of Virtual Information Fabric Infrastructure (VIFI) to Building Performance Simulations...more
21 Jun 2019 (Fri) Prof. Vivian TAM Western Sydney University Publication Frontier...more
21 Jun 2019 (Fri) Dr. Changbum (Ryan) AHN Texas A&M University Harnessing Collective Human Behavior Patterns to Reveal Environmental Hazards on Construction Jobsites and Urban Built Environment...more
27 Jun 2019 (Thu) Prof. Xun LI

Sun Yat-Sen University

27 Jun 2019 (Thu) Prof. Yuzhe WU Zhejiang University China's Urbanization Dilemma: Investment Attraction and Land Finance...more