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Ir Professor Albert P.C. CHAN



Hon. FHKIPM, RPE (Bldg)


Head of Department of Building and Real Estate
Associate Director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development

Able Professor in Construction Health and Safety
Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

Tel.: (852) 2766 5814 Fax.: (852) 2764 2572



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A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas. He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He is currently Head of Department of Building and Real Estate, Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, and Warden of MinYin Hall, Hung Hom Students Halls of Residence. Ir Prof. Chan's research interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, public private partnerships, and construction health and safety. Ir Prof. Chan’s research has had a real and significant impact on the construction industry resulting in changes in policy decisions. His recommendations have been incorporated in the Construction Industry Council Guidelines on “Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather” since April 2013. His outstanding research performance has resulted in the appointment of Able Professor in Construction Health and Safety in August 2019. He has produced over 1,000 research outputs in refereed journal papers, international refereed conference papers, consultancy reports, and other articles. He has won numerous prestigious research paper and innovation awards since 1995. Ir Prof. Chan served as an expert member in the Built Environment Panel of FORMAS, Swedish Research Grants Council. He was also an expert member to assess the research performance of the Faculty of Architectural and the Built Environment, TU Delft, the Netherlands. Ir Prof. Chan is currently an expert member of the Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council, HKSAR. Ir Prof. Chan holds an MSc in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston in Birmingham, and a PhD in Project Management from the University of South Australia. He has been an Adjunct Professor in a number of universities. Ir Prof. Chan was also a Founding Director of Construction Industry Institute, Hong Kong, which was a joint research institution developed by industry and the academia.








Main areas

Project Management

International Construction Projects

Construction Procurement



Research and Scholarly Activities






Project Management & Project Success

Project Finance & Public Private partnerships (PPP)

Construction Procurement & Relational Contracting

Construction Industry Development

Construction Health and Safety






Effects of resilient safety culture and safety information cognition on reducing recurrence of similar accidents in future (NSFC – General Programme) 2020-2024

Towards Building Information Modeling for Logistics Uncertainty Management in Modular Integrated Construction of High-rise Buildings. (CNERC Research Grant) 2019-2020

Developing an equitable risk allocation system for PPP projects (Dean’s reserve research grant) 2007










11 ongoing PhD candidates















Supervised 34 PhD and 2 MPhil students to completion.







Head, Department of Building and Real Estate.

Member, Senate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Member, Executive Committee, Faculty of Construction and Environment.  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

College Council Member. College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Selected Consultancy and Professional Service





Project Director of the consulting team commissioned by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, HKSAR on the Provision of Consultancy Service for Improvement Design of Summer Uniforms from 5 October 2018 to 31 March 2019





External Appointment

Member of Expert Panel – RGC’s Engineering Panel, the Research Grants Council, HKSAR Government (2016-).







Member of the Accreditation Panel, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.





Selected Publication List




Book/ Monograph


Chan, APC, Yi, W, Yang, Y, and Zhao, YJ (2020) High temperature season: construction safety and health, The Chinese Construction Industry Publisher, PRC. ISBN: 978-7-112-22649-8, 182 pages.





Keynote Presentation


Chan, APC (2020) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Based Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) Risk Management. 2020 International Conference on urban Engineering and Management Science (ICUEMS 2020), February 28 – March 1, 2020 in Zhuhai, China







Owusu, EK, Chan, APC, Shan, M (2019) Causal factors of corruption in construction project management: an overview, Science and Engineering Ethics, Voulume:25 Issue:1 Pages: 1-31 DOI: 10.1007/s11948-017-0002-4 IF: 2.275 (2018) 2.279 (5 year), Q1 in Ethics 8 of 54, Hot Paper







Wang, T, Chan, APC, and He, QH (2019) Identification of critical factors for construction megaprojects success (CMS). The Eleventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, 9-11 September, London, UK.





Doctoral Thesis


Chan, APC (1996) Determinants of Project Success in the Construction Industry of Hong Kong, Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of South Australia, 1996, 247 pages.





MSc Thesis


Chan, APC (1983) Materials Control on Confined Sites, Unpublished MSc Thesis, The University of Aston in Birmingham, 1983, 209 pages.





Selected Prizes and Awards




Award Organization

Paper Title/Award Details


First Prize Winner of The Best Investable Scientific and Technological Achievements, 2019

8th China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Anti-heat stress clothing for construction workers in hot and humid weather



Updated on 10 June 2020