Ann T.W. YU

Associate Professor

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  Ann has a BSc degree in Building from University of Brighton, UK and a MSc degree in Construction Management from City University of Hong Kong. She has obtained PhD from the Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007. She started her profession as an Assistant Architect and worked for a number of different professional firms including architectural firms, quantity surveying practice as well as the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Dr Yu was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Value Management and Construction Management by the Department of Building and Real Estate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in September 2007. She was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2014. She has a strong track record and has published extensively on the broad theme of project management in leading construction management journals and international conference proceedings.
Main areas
Research and Consultancy Techniques
Value Management
Project Management
Research and Scholarly Activities
Requirements Management
Value Management
Sustainable Construction
Project and Construction Management
C&D Waste Management
Project Management of New Green Buildings: A Pilot Study
Effectiveness of C&D Waste Management in Hong Kong: Understanding the Barriers and Requisites for Improvement
Deputy Award Coordinator (Mixed mode), MSc / PgD in Project Management
Academic Resources Officer
BRE Representative on FCE Faculty Board
Member of Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee (FLTC)
CIB Student Chapter Honorary Advisor
Consultancy and Professional Service
Value Management
Briefing Process
Design Management
C&D Waste Minimization and Management
Member of the Green Building (GB) Faculty in the MA Aspect(s) (2017-2019)
Secretary of The Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (2007-2013)
Academic Exchange Committee Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architect (2008-2011)
Selected Recent Publication List
Book and Research Monograph (selected)
1 Shen, G.Q.P. and Yu, A.T.W. (2015) Value Management in Construction and Real Estate: Methodology and application, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, ISBN: 978-1-138-85276-1.
Shen, G.Q.P., Yu, A.T.W. and Chung, J.K.H. (2013) Value Management in Construction and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 978-962-367-761-5.
Yu, A.T.W., Shen, G.Q.P., Kelly, J. and Hunter, K. (2006) A How-To Guide to Value Briefing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-367-510-0
Yu, A.T.W., Shen, G.Q.P., Kelly, J. and Hunter, K. (2006) A Concise Guide to Value Briefing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-509-7.
Poon, C.S., Yu, A.T.W. and Ng, L.H. (2001) A Guide for Managing and Minimizing Building and Demolition Waste, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ISBN: 962-367-311-6.
Publications in Refereed Journals
1 Huo, X. and Yu, A.T.W. (2017). Analytical Review of Green Building Development Studies, Journal of Green Building, 12(2), 130 – 148.
2 Huo, X., Yu, A.T.W. and Wu, Z. (2017). A comparative analysis of site planning and design among green building rating tools. Journal of Cleaner Production, 147 (March), 352-359.
3 Shan, L., Yu, A.T.W. and Wu, Y. (2017) Strategies for risk management in urban-rural conflict: Two case studies of land acquisition in urbanizing China, Habitat International, 59 (January), 90-100.
4 Wu, Z., Shen, L., Yu, A.T.W. and Zhang, X. (2016) A comparative analysis of waste management requirements between five green building rating systems for new residential buildings, Journal of Cleaner Production, 112(1), 895-902.
5 Yu, A.T.W. and Shen, G.Q.P. (2015) Critical Success Factors of the Briefing Process for Construction Projects, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 31(3), 04014045.
6 Yu, A.T.W., Wu, Y., Shen, J., Zhang, X., Shen, L. and Shan, L. (2015) The key causes of urban-rural conflict in China, Habitat International, 49(1), 65-73.
7 Wu, Z., Yu, A.T.W., Shen, L. and Liu, G. (2014) Quantifying Construction and Demolition Waste: An Analytical Review, Waste Management, 34(9), 1683-1692.
8 Yu, A.T.W., Wu, Y. Zheng, B., Zhang, X. and Shen, L. (2014) Identifying risk factors of urban-rural conflict in urbanization: A case of China, Habitat International, 44, October, 177-185.
9 Poon, C.S., Yu, A.T.W., Wong, A. and Yip, R. (2013) Quantifying the Impact of Construction Waste Charging Scheme on Construction Waste Management in Hong Kong, Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, ASCE, 139(5), 466-479.
10 Yu, A.T.W., Poon, C.S., Wong, A., Yip, R. and Jaillion, L. (2013) Impact of construction waste disposal charging scheme on work practices at construction sites in Hong Kong, Waste Management, 33(1), 138-146.
Doctoral Dissertation
A Value Management Framework for Systematic Identification and Precise Representation of Client Requirements in the Briefing Process

Updated in July 2017