Building and Real Estate Workshop 2014 - 2015

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Archive 2015-2016
; Archieve 2016-2017; Archieve 2017-2018 ; Archieve 2018-2019)

This workshop meets on Thursday/Friday from 12:15 – 2:00 pm in ZS721

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. Edmond Lam at or (852) 2766 5877 if you wish to give a presentation, or sponsor food / snacks. We will acknowledge your contributions.



Date Presenter Organization Topic
12 Sep 2014

Prof. Po-Han CHEN, National Taiwan University

BRE Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Its Applications and Integration with Green Building Standards
19 Sep 2014
Mr Ernest Effah Ameyaw, PhD student BRE Critical Risk Factors in Public-Private Partnership Water Supply Projects: A Comparative Analysis
25 Sep 2014
Ms Celia Chow Library, PolyU Managing Citation Information with ResearcherID and Author ID
10 Oct 2014
Dr Sheila Conejos BRE Designing for Future Building Adaptive Reuse
16 Oct 2014
Dr Elvis Lau BRE Disability Awareness in Property Management Industry
23 OCT 2014
Dr Arshad Ali JAVED BRE Joys and Tears of the PhD process – through the research of PPP
30 Oct 2014
Miss Margaret Mok BRE Stakeholder management in mega construction projects: a review and future directions
20 Nov 2014

Ms Mei Li, Senior Assistant Librarian of PolyU

Ms Celia Chow, Faculty Librarian of PolyU
BRE Why should researchers care about their author identifiers?
27 Nov 2014
Dr Esther Yung BRE Public engagement framework for stakeholders of public open space design
21 Jan2015
Mr. Kennith NG Glodon (HK) Limited Glodon BIM Journey
28 Jan2015
Ms Alice Cheng BRE How to facilitate effective knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer---Big data era
04 Feb 2015
Dr Orianna GUO BRE New Developments and Applications of GIS
11 Feb 2015
Dr Arshad Javed BRE Safety Management of Ethnic Minority Workers in the Hong Kong Construction Industry
25 Feb 2015
Dr Jacky Chung NUS Green affordable housing in Singapore: A Review of the State-of-the-Art
04 MArch 2015(Wed) Dr Queena QIAN Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment, TU Delft Sustainable Planning Criteria (SPC) for new Age-friendly Precincts (AFP) development- a case of Hong Kong
18 MArch 2015(Wed) Mr Jingke HONG BRE Environmental impact assessment of buildings: From macro and micro perspective
25 MArch 2015(Wed) Dr Ivy Wong BRE Urbanization as a Process of State Building: Local Governance Reforms in China
01 April 2015(Wed) Dr YT Tan BRE Does it pay to be green? The relationship between sustainability performance and competitiveness
15 April 2015(Wed) Dr Patrick LAM BRE A Buildability Assessment Approach for use at the Scheme Design Stage of Building Projects in Hong Kong
20 April 2015(Mon) Dr Janet GE,Senior Lecturer University of Technology, Sydney House price performance in Sydney market
06 May 2015(Wed) Prof. Lee Benham Washington University of St. Louis New Institutional Economics, Property Rights, And Developers: Research Opportunities...more
12 May 2015(Tue) Prof. Robert Aliber The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Three Real Estate Bubbles : Japan, The United States and China...more
15 May 2015
Lu Yujie, Assistant Professor National University of Singapore Project Financing Models for Upscaling Solar Energy in Public Facilities...more
12 Jun 2015
Professor Xiangyu Wang Curtin Unversity Building Information Modelling: Making Changes and Reshaping Western Australian Industry to Increase Productivity, Reduce Costs, and Boost Investment
2 July 2015
Professor Robert Couchman Royal Agricultural University Research from the Practitioner’s viewpoint...more
13 July 2015
Professor Visscher and Dr Lily Li TU Delft Research and Education Programmes for Potential Collaborations at OTB and TU Delft...more
6 Aug 2015
Dr Kathryn Janda Oxford University Telling tales: using stories to remake energy policy
13 Aug 2015

Mr Julian Lee

Construction Industry Council Briefing session on the CIC Innovation Award