Prof Albert Chan_0485

 

Ir Professor Albert P.C. Chan

 

 

MSc (Aston), PhD (S. Aust.),
FCIOB, FAIB, FHKICM, FHKIE, MAIPM, MIEAust, MAIQS, MRICS, Hon. FHKIPM, RPE(Bldg)

 

Head of Department of Building and Real Estate
Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD)
 

Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

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

 

 

E-mail address : bsachan@polyu.edu.hk

 

 

 

 

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.  Ir Prof. Chan's research and teaching interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, construction management and economics, construction health and safety, and construction industry development.  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” in April 2013.  He has produced over 700 research outputs in refereed journal papers, international refereed conference papers, consultancy reports, and other articles.  He has won a number of prestigious research paper and innovation awards since 1995.  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.  Ir Prof. Chan maintains good links with overseas institutions.  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.

 

 

 

Teaching

 

 

 

Main areas

 

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Project Management

 

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International Construction Projects

 

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Construction Procurement

 

 

Research and Scholarly Activities

 

 

 

 

Research
Interests

 

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Project Management & Project Success

 

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Project Finance & Public Private partnerships (PPP)

 

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Construction Procurement & Relational Contracting

 

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Construction Industry Development

 

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Construction Health and Safety

 

 

 

 

Current
Research
Projects

 

 

In the Capacity as Principal Investigator

 

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Pilot medical examination scheme for construction workers (Construction Industry Council Research Grant) 2014-16, $563,362.00

 

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Developing a personal cooling system (PCS) for combating heat stress in the construction industry (RGC General Research Fund) 2014-2016, $836,450.00

 

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Improving safety communication of ethnic minorities in the construction industry (Central Policy Unit Public Policy Research) 2014-16, $574,087.50

 

 

In the Capacity as Co-Investigator

 

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Assessing the time performance of building construction in Hong Kong (Construction Industry Council Research Grant) 2014-16, Dr Daniel Chan as PI, $996,475.00

 

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Electrical and Mechanical Safety in Construction (Construction Industry Council Research Grant) 2014-16, Prof Francis Wong as PI, $605,682.00

  

 

 

 

Research
Students
Supervision
(On-going)

 

 

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Abildoye, ARB (2014-) The impact of high voltage power lines on residential property values in selected States in Nigeria, PhD Thesis, Supported by Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

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Osei, KR (2014-) A best practice framework for PPP implementation for infrastructure development in Ghana, PhD Thesis, Supported by Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

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Yiu, SN (2014-) An empirical investigation of the current application and future development of safety management system in the Hong Kong construction industry, PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

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Zhou, X (2014-) The impacts of building information modeling (BIM) on productivity: experienced on construction projects of China’s market.  MPhil Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Tan, Suqing (2013-) Development of novel thermo-regulatory materials with core-shell nanoparticles.  PhD Thesis, Department of Applied Biology and Chemistry Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

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Zahoor, HZAK (2013-) Development of a computerized “Safety Performance Measurement Model” for the construction industry.  PhD Thesis, Supported by International Postgraduate Scholarship, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Gao, R (2013-) Relationship between internationalization and corporate performance of Chinese construction enterprises.  PhD Thesis, Supported by Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

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Utama, WP (2013-) A fuzzy neural network decision support system for selecting overseas construction projects for Indonesian contractors.  PhD Thesis, Supported by Full Scholarship from Home Government (Indonesia), Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Shan, M (2012-) Collusion prevention strategies for public funded constructions projects in People’s Republic of China.  PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Yang, Y (2012-) A model to determine the suitability of PPE for construction in a hot and humid environment. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Guan, Y (2010-) Impact of heat stress on construction workers. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Chan, TK (2009-) Developing a Practical Management Framework for Enhancing Partnering Performance for Utility Business in Hong Kong. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

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Law, OK (2009-) Integrating Social Responsibility Criteria into Ethical Decision-Making Model for Hong Kong Professionals. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (In Progress).

 

 

 

 

(Completed)

 

 

 

 

 

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Ameyaw, EE (2011-2014) Risk Allocation Model for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Water Supply Projects in Ghana.  PhD Thesis, Supported by International Postgraduate Scholarship, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2014).

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Hong, YM (2009-) Implementation of Construction Partnering in the People’s Republic of China (PRC): Challenges and Opportunities. MPhil Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2014).

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Yi, W (2011-2014) Modeling rebar labor productivity in hot weather. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2014).

 

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Hu, Y (2010-2014) Construction Program Organisation Model and Its Application in Megaprojects of the People's Republic of China. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2014).

 

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Peng, T (2008-2012)  Developing Appropriate financing Modalities for Complex Infrastructure Projects.  MPhil Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2012).

 

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Choi, NY (2008-2012) Investigating the Current Application and Future Development of Pay for Safety Scheme (PFSS) in the Hong Kong Construction Industry. MPhil Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2012).

 

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Hon, CKH (2008-2012) Relationships between Safety Climate and Safety Performance of Repair, Maintenance, Minor Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Successfully completed in 2012).

 

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Xu, Yelin (2008-2010) Contract Design and Management for PPP Method in China. PhD Thesis, Institute of Construction Management & Real Estate, Southeast University, PRC.

 

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Xia, Bo (2007-2010) Study on Design-Build Delivery Method in the Chinese Construction Industry. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

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Ke, Yongjian (2007-2010) A Risk-based Financial Evaluation Method for Public-Private-Partnership Projects. PhD Thesis, Department of Construction Management, Tsinghua University, PRC.

 

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Cheung, E (2006-2009) A Best Practice Framework for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). PhD Thesis, the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

 

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Yeung, JFY (2004-2007) Developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Construction Partnering – a Fuzzy Set Theory Approach. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

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Wong, JWM (2002-2006) Forecasting Manpower Demand in the Construction Industry of Hong Kong. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

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Lam, EWM (2000-2005) A Conceptual Model of Project Success for Design and Build Projects in the Public Sector of Hong Kong. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

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Chan, APL (2000-2004) Critical Success Factors for Delivering Health-care Projects in Hong Kong. PhD Thesis, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Head, Department of Building and Real Estate.

 

 

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Member, Senate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

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

 

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Member, Academic Planning Committee

 

 

Consultancy and Professional Service

 

 

 

Consultancy

 

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Conduct a consultancy study on the Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investment in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Works Branch, Development Bureau, Government Secretariat, 2015 – 2016.

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Conduct a consultancy study on the Safety Leadership in the Construction Industry, commissioned by the Works Branch, Development Bureau, Government Secretariat, 2014 – 2015.

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Conduct a consultancy study on the Effectiveness of personal cooling equipment for protecting workers from heat stroke while working in a hot environment, commissioned by the Occupational Safety and Health Council, 2012 – 2013.

 

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Conduct a consultancy study on the Procurement Strategy, Delivery Systems and Contractual Arrangement for Development of Hong Kong Science Park, commissioned by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, 2010.

 

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Comprehensively review the Safety Management System, commissioned by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, 2009-2010.

 

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Develop a Pay for Safety Scheme for Subcontractors, commissioned by Gammon Construction Limited, 2007-08.

 

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Identify Development Strategy for Professional Resources of Hong Kong's Construction and Related Engineering Services Sector, commissioned by the Works Branch of Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government, 2007-08.

 

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Provide Technical Assistance (TA4724 - PRC) in: Application of Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Rail-Based Transportation Project, commissioned by the MTR Corporation Limited and funded by the Asian Development Bank, 2007-08.

 

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Facilitate an Initial Partnering Workshop for The Hong Kong Community College Development at K.I.L. 11163 (Hung Hom Bay Campus), commissioned by Chevalier (Construction) Co. Ltd., 2006.

 

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Facilitate an Initial Partnering Workshop for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Phase 7 Development, commissioned by the Hsin Chong Construction Co. Ltd., 2004.

 

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Develop a Model to Estimate Construction Personnel Manpower Demand and Supply on a Regular Basis, commissioned by the Works Bureau, Government of the HKSAR, 2002.

 

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Analyse Partnering in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Hong Kong Housing Society, 2001.

 

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Investigate the Ready-Mixed Concrete Supply in Hong Kong, commissioned by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, 1999.

 

 

 

 

External Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

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Member of the Editorial BoardSafety (ISSN 2313-576X), an international open access journal of industrial and human health safety published quarterly online by MDPI (2015 -).

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Guest Editor (2014-2015)  Special Issue on Challenges in Civil Engineering and Construction Management, The Scientific World Journal, IF-1.73, and JCR ranking of Q1.

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Member of Academic Paper Review Panel.  National 2014 Conference Delivering Benefits and Value, Australian Institute of Project Management, Brisbane, 12-15 October 2014.

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Member of the Editorial Advisory BoardFacilities.  Emerald Group Publishing (2014 - ).

 

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Regional EditorIndoor and Built Environment.  SAGE Journals (2014 - ).

 

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Member of the Editorial BoardEngineering Science Letters, Science & Knowledge Publishing Corporation Limited, UK (2014 - ).

 

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Member of the Editorial BoardAustralasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building – Conference Series (2013-).

 

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Member of the Scientific CommitteeCIB W099 International Conference on Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, Lund, Sweden, Ingvar Kamprad Design Centre (IKDC) 2-3 June 2014.

 

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Adjunct Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, PRC

 

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Member of the Editorial Board.  Journal of Construction Engineering, Hindawi Publishing corporation, USA (2012-).

 

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Member of Expert Review Panel - Built Environment (2013 - ) for Formas’ general call for grant applications. The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.

 

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Member of the Editorial Board. Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering, World Academic Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, (2012-).

 

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Member of Appeal Tribunal Panel

 

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Adjunct Professor, Huaqiao University, PRC.

 

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Adjunct Professor, The Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

 

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Adjunct Professor, The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia.

 

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Adjunct Professor, The Bond University, Australia.

 

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External Examiner, Quantity Surveying programme in the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.

 

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Local Partner to the Doing Business Annual Report Series, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank.

 

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Member of the Technical Committee. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ASEA-SEC-1), Perth, Australia, November 28-December 2, 2012.

 

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Member of the Scientific Committee. The 37th Australian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) 2012 Conference, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 4-6 July 2012.

 

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Member of International Scientific Committee, Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III), Bangkok, Thailand, July 4-6, 2012, Millennium Hilton Bangkok.

 

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Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation (JCPMI), South Africa (2011-).

 

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Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management (JCEPM), Korea Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM), South Korea (2010-).

 

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Member of Editorial Review Panel, International Journal of Construction Project Management, Nova Science Publishers (2009-).

 

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Member of the Construction Annual Review Editorial Board, Constructive Publications Company, UK(2008-).

 

 

 

 

Professional
Service

 

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

 

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Assessor of the Professional Assessment Interview, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

 

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Member of the Advisory Board, The Hong Kong Institute of Project Management.

 

 

Selected Recent Publication List

 

 

 

Book/ Monograph

 

Chan, APC and Cheung, E (2014) Public Private Partnerships in International Construction: Learning from Case Studies, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 190 pages.

 

 

 

 

Keynote Presentation

 

Chan, APC (2015) Environmental Impacts on Construction Workers.  The First International Conference for Sustainable Development and Management, June 29 2015, Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

Externally
Refereed
Journal
Paper

 

Yi, W, and Chan, A.P.C. (2014) Effects of temperature on mortality in Hong Kong: a time series analysisInternational Journal of Biometeorology, Impact Factor: 2.104 in 2013, DOI 10.1007/s00484-014-0895-4 (Accepted on 22 August 2014, published online on 2 September 2014), 1-10.

 

 

 

 

Externally
Refereed
Conference
Paper

 

Albert P.C. Chan, W. Yi, Y. Zhao, Y. Yang, Francis K.W. Wong, Michael C.H. Yam, Daniel W.M. Chan, Edmond W.M. Lam, Y. Li, Y. Guo, Del P. Wong (2015) Developing a personal cooling system (PCS) for construction workers – an experimental approach.  Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) “Changing the Field: Recent Developments for the Future of Engineering and Construction”, May 27-30, 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece, 8 pages.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Transfer (2015)

 

 

 

 

Winner of the apfpm Asia Pacific Project Management Achievement Awards 2014 (Research)

 

 

 

Winner of the HKIPM Project Management Achievement Awards 2014 (Research)

 

 

 

High Commendation of the apfpm Asia Pacific Project Management Achievement Awards 2014 (Research)

 

 

 

High Commendation of the HKIPM Project Management Achievement Awards 2014 (Research)

 

 

 

HKIS Sponsorship for writing textbooks (2014)

 

 

 

BRE Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding 2013/14

 

 

 

ARCA Excellent Award 2014

 

 

 

Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding 2014

 

 

 

Best Poster Presentation Award 2014

 

 

 

BRE Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding 2012/13

 

 

 

HKIS Sponsorship for writing textbooks (2013)

 

 

 

CIOB International Innovation and Research Awards 2012: Health and Safety Award

 

 

 

BRE Research Publication Award (2011/12) in the category of Chair Professor/Professor

 

 

 

Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding 2012

 

 

 

Fifteen (15) Years Long Service Award

 

 

 

BRE Research Publication Award (2010/11) in the category of Chair Professor/Professor

 

 

 

Departmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Programme Development (2010/11)

 

 

 

HKIS Sponsorship for writing textbooks (2010)

 

 

 

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Programme Development 2010 (Team Award)

 

 

 

National Excellent Papers on Construction Economy published by Construction Economy for the year 2008-2009, the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

 

 

 

Departmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Programme Development (2009/10)

 

 

 

The Innovation Achievers Award for 2008/09

 

 

 

Outstanding Professional Services and Innovation Awards 2008

 

 

 

Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding 2008

 

 

 

Gold Medal with the Congratulations of the Jury, 2008

 

 

 

Award of High Scientific and Technological Level of the Invention, 2008

 

 

 

Doing Business Award, 2008

 

 

 

Enlisted in Who’s Who in the World 2007-08

 

 

 

Enlisted in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2006-07

 

 

 

Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance, Team Award (Teaching), 2003

 

 

 

Runner-up Award, CIOB Research Paper Competition 2001

 

 

 

Highly Commended Paper, CIOB Research Paper Competition 2000

 

 

 

Gold Prize, Year 2000 Safety Paper Competition

 

 

 

1995 Fred Wilson Memorial Prize

 

 


 

 

Updated on 1 July 2015