Event Schedule


Date: 17 - 21 June, 2019 (Mon - Fri)
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China


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Day 1 - 17 June 2019 (Monday)
Time Event Venue
8:30am - 9:45am CIB Officers Committee Meetings ZS701, Block Z
10:00am - 12:00nn CIB Board Meeting ZS701, Block Z
8:30am - 2:30pm CIB Commission Meetings 2/F or 5/F, Block Z
3:30pm - 5:00pm CIB Coordinators Assembly Z206, Block Z
5:00pm - 7:00pm Registration Foyer, Jockey Club Auditorium
6:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception Foyer, Jockey Club Auditorium


Day 2 - 18 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Time Event Venue
8:00am - 11:00am Registration Jockey Club Auditorium
9:00am - 10:15am Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Speech by
Ir Prof. Alex Wai
Vice President (Research Development)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ms Chelydra Percy
Vice President
CIB Board

Sr Chan Ka Kui, SBS, JP
Hong Kong Construction Industry Council  
9:45am - 10:15am Keynote Session
Mr. Raymond Lee, JP
Director of Planning, HKSAR Government
Topic: Application of Innovation and Technology in Smart Planning
10:15am - 10:45am Keynote Session
Dr Miimu Airaksinen
Managing Director and CEO, RIL Finnish Association of Civil Engineers

Topic: Smart Buildings and Infrastructures enabling sustainable transformation towards zero carbon societies
11:00am - 11:30am Tea Break Block Z
11:30am - 1:00pm Parallel Sessions
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm Parallel Sessions
4:00pm - 4:30pm Tea Break
4:30pm - 6:00pm Parallel Sessions
10:30am - 6:00pm Poster Sessions
7:00pm Welcoming Dinner
*Shuttle Bus pick up point : Ground Floor of Core Y in Poly Campus at 6:15pm
7/F, L’Hotel Nina et
Convention Centre


Day 3 - 19 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time Event Venue
9:30am - 10:00am Keynote Session
Prof. Mei-Po Kwan
Professor and Director of Space-Time Analysis and Research Lab (StarLab)
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Topic: Business Applications of Smart Geospatial Technologies in Human Mobility and Health Research
10:00am - 10:30am Keynote Session
Prof. Xiao-yan Li
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Topic: Enhanced Separation and Sludge Refinery for Wastewater Treatment - Solving the Nexus of Pollution Control and Resource Recovery in Mega Cities
10:30am - 11:00am Tea Break Block Z
11:00am - 12:30pm Parallel Sessions
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm - 2:30pm Keynote Session
Prof. M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer
Buchan Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering,
Assistant Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation),
Director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), Heriot-Watt University

Topic: Low-carbon systems for smart cities
2:40pm - 4:00pm Parallel Sessions Block Z
4:00pm - 4:30pm Tea Break
4:10pm - 6:10pm CIB General Assembly Z207
4:30pm - 6:00pm Parallel Sessions Block Z
10:30am - 6:00pm Poster Sessions


Day 4 - 20 June 2019 (Thursday)
Time Event Venue
9:30am - 10:00am Keynote Session
Prof. Chrisna Du Plessis
Head of Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Topic: Smart Cities - the Promises and the Pitfalls
10:00am - 10:30am Keynote Session
Prof. Roger Flanagan
Professor, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading

Topic: Disrupt or be disrupted-“Moments of truth” in the smart delivery of professional services in the construction sector
10:30am - 11:00am Tea Break Block Z
11:00am - 12:30pm Parallel Sessions
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm - 2:30pm Keynote Session
Prof. Vineet Kamat
Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Topic: Closed-Loop Design-Fabrication through Digital-Twins of Adaptive Co-Robotized Construction Work
2:40pm - 4:00pm Parallel Sessions Block Z
4:00pm - 4:30pm Tea Break
10:30am - 4:00pm Poster Sessions
4:30pm - 5:00pm Announcement by

Dr. Keith Hampson

Vice President, CIB Board

Dr. Kevin Goheen

Prof. Ron Wakefield

Chair of Marketing & Communications Committee
Student Chapter Award Presentation

Prof Holger Walbaum
Organiser of WSBE
Jockey Club


Day 5 - 21 June 2019 (Friday)
Time Event
Visit to Places of Interest
* Shuttle Bus is arranged, Pick Up Location: G/F, Y Core, PolyU Campus)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Pick up time: 9:20 a.m)
Tour 1 - Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(Pick up time: 9:45 a.m)
Tour 2 - Innovation Tower and House of Innovation, PolyU
11:00am - 12:00noon
(Pick up time: 9:55 a.m)
Tour 3 - PMQ
10:30am - 11:30am
(Pick up time: 9:45 a.m)
Tour 4 - SCAD Heritage


Tour 1 - Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on forty hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, providing twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.

Tour 2 - Innovation Tower and House of Innovation, PolyU

Innovation Tower

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to PolyU's School of Design and is the new driving force in the development of Hong Kong as a design hub in Asia. The vision of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower presents a unique opportunity to re-examine and address a creative, multidisciplinary environment. The design concept, in its first instance, collects the variety of programs of the school. Having undergone a strict process of examination of the multiple relationships amongst their unique identities they have been arranged in accordance to their ‘collateral flexibilities’.


House of Innovation
The House of Innovation (HoI) is the premium technology showroom of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Being the first on-campus technology showroom in a university in Hong Kong, HoI showcases PolyU’s most notable inventions and research output, allowing visitors to gain understanding of its research strength and expertise. Many of the exhibits exemplify fruitful knowledge transfer and successful commercialization of PolyU’s research outcome


Tour 3 - PMQ

Located on the slope of Aberdeen Street, the main entrance was the main access for past residents and witnessed the growth of the police family community and the neighborhood through the years. The planter curbs surrounding the tree near the entrance are constructed by stones excavated from the remains of the Central School.
Seven Historical spots inside PMQ: 1) Main entrance of Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, 2) Underground Interpretation Area, 3) Granite steps and rubble retaining wall of the Central School, 4) Former Central Junior Police Call Clubhouse, 5) Entrance of the Central School, 6) Exhibition Area, 7) Rooftop Garden.


Tour 4 - SCAD Heritage

In September 2010, SCAD Hong Kong began classes in the former North Kowloon Magistracy building, a former courthouse, in the bustling Sham Shui Po district. The university earned an Honorable Mention in the 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation for the meticulous rehabilitation and careful conservation of this majestic site. SCAD transformed the courthouse into a state-of-the-art centre for art and design education while honoring the structure's historic and cultural significance.