Building and Real Estate Workshop 2012 - 2013

(Archive 2009-2010 ; Archive 2010-2011 ; Archive 2011-2012 ; Archive 2012-2013; Archive 2013-2014; Archive 2014-2015;
Archive 2015-2016
; Archieve 2016-2017; Archieve 2017-2018 ; Archieve 2018-2019)

This workshop meets on Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in TU318

The Format

We will follow the renowned Chicago workshop system (Overtveldt 2007: 358-9) in this new series of meetings. In lieu of giving general research ideas, presenters are encouraged to discuss a paper they have produced or been working on currently.  It can be a paper being accepted for publication or under review.  It can also be a conference or working paper.  Paper for discussions will normally be distributed to the workshop participants before the meetings.   We also encourage the presenters to acknowledge the workshop and participants if it helps the publication review process. 

Discussions at the workshops will be highly interactive.  There won’t be a fixed format for presentation.  Participants, however, may jump in anytime for questions and comments, as oppose to a Q&A session after the presentation.  Lunch will be provided while presenters are giving their papers.  All in all, we expect a causal workshop with vigorous and helpful discussions.


Please contact Dr. Jacky Chung at or (852) 2766 5828 if you wish to give a presentation, or sponsor food / snacks. We will acknowledge your contributions.



Date Presenter Organization Title and Paper
20 Sep 2012

Prof. Geoffrey Q.P. SHEN, Prof. Edwin H.W. CHAN, Prof. Albert CHAN, Dr. Christabel M.F. HO

BRE Making a Successful Research Grant Proposal
27 Sep 2012

Mei Li & Celia Chow, PolyU Library

BRE Researchers@Library - Introduction to Institutional Repository & Research Database Services in PolyU
4 Oct 2012

Prof. Craig Langston, Bond University

BRE Reflections on Winning Research Grants: An Australian Perspective
25 Oct 2012

Dr. Jacky Chung

BRE A new approach to empowering construction briefing in infrastructure projects - Collaborative Briefing Model
1 Nov 2012

Dr. Ni Meng

BRE Introduction to solid oxide fuel cells and sharing of study/research experiences
8 Nov 2012

Dr. K.P. KWAN (Senior Educational Development Officer), Educational Development Centre

EDC Plagiarism: How to Avoid it in Research
15 Nov 2012

Dr. Paul Bo XIA, QUT Australia

22 Nov 2012

Prof. Patrick Zou & Dr. Rebecca Yang

BRE Related to the topic of sustainability

28 Nov 2012

Mr. Samson Liu

BRE Changing Governance in Chinese Villages: The Emergence and Operation of Rural Shareholding Cooperatives

4 Dec 2012

Prof. Chimay J. Anumba, Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E.

Department Head and Professor of Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

BRE Past, Present and Future Directions in Building Information Modeling (BIM)

13 Dec 2012

Celia Chow
Faculty Librarian, PolyU Library

BRE Researchers@Library - Introduction to RefWorks
20 Dec 2012 Miss Tao Li, Research Student BRE Housing settlement for migrant workers in China:
A case study of Shenzhen
28 Feb 2013 Mr. Shawn A.X. REN, Research Student, Dept of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong BRE Towards Integrated Working Arrangements (IWA) for Optimizing Potential Overall Benefits from BIM
12 Mar 2013 Dr. Tas Yong KOH, Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong BRE An Illustration of Mixed Methods Research in Practice
19 Mar 2013 Prof. LIU Guiwen, School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University BRE Construction Related Research & Development in Chongqing University
18 Apr 2013 Mr. PENG Yi, PhD student BRE Exploring construction industrialization in China: the status quo and the challenges
24 Apr 2013 Prof. Albert Chan BRE Effectiveness of Personal Cooling Equipment for Protecting Outdoor Workers from Heat Stress
9 May 2013 Miss CHEN Meng Pei Julia, BEM final year student BRE Application of SOFC-Absorption Cooling based Cogeneration System for Buildings in Hong Kong
16 May 2013 Dr Peter WOUTERS, Director of Development, Belgian Building Research Institute (WTCB-CSTC), Belgium BRE Development regarding energy performance legislation in Europe