Professor Francis K.W. Wong

 

 

 

 

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, FCIOB, FHKIE, FHKICM, RPE(Bldg), ARICS, MCIArb, MCMI, MIOSH

 

 

Professor, Award Coordinator for BSc (Hons) Property Management (4-year curriculum FT), Research Centre Director for CREE, Academic Discipline Leader of Construction & Real Estate Management & CIB Departmental Representative

 

 

Tel.: (852) 2766 5821 Fax : (852) 2764 2572

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Professor Francis Wong, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, FCIOB, FHKIE, FHKICM, RPE(Bldg), MRICS, MCIArb, MCMI, MIOSH,obtained his BSc (Hons) in Building Degree from the Brighton Polytechnic in the U.K. He worked for a building contractor in Hong Kong in 1980 and the Mass Transit Railway Corporation two years after. In 1984, he joined the Department. In 1988, he completed his Master's Degree at the University of London, majored in building economics and management. He completed his PhD Degree at the South Bank University in England in 2000 on 'Construction Safety in Hong Kong'. He is currently the Director of the Research Centre for Construction and Real Estate Economics. In terms of community and professional services, he was the Senior Vice-Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building (HK Branch) in year 1994/95. Chairman of the Safety Specialist Group of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in Year 1999/2000, and Vice-chairman of the Construction Safety and Health Committee of the Occupational Safety and Health Council in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004.

 

 

 

Teaching

 

 

 

Main areas

 

Construction Process Management

 

 

Construction and Project Management

 

 

Housing Studies

 

 

Research and Scholarly Activities

 

 

 

 

Research
Interests

 

Construction Safety Management 

 

 

Affordable Housing Development

 

 

 

 

Current Research Projects

 

Electrical and Mechanical Safety in Construction

 

 

Developing a Personal Cooling System (PCS) for Combating Heat Stress in the Construction Industry

 

 

Less is More in the Construction Industry: Less Working Days for More Safety and More Recruits

 

 

Housing for the Elderly in Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

Principle Investigator

 

Market Potential for Hong Kong Professionals in the Mainland China

 

 

 

 

Research 
Projects 
(as the 
Principle 
Investigator)

 

Identification of Critical Factors Affecting the Communication of Safety-related Information between Main Contractors and Sub-contractors

 

 

Industrialized Housing Development in Chongqing

 

 

A Study of the Construction Safety in Hong Kong - Accidents Related to Fall of Person from Height

 

 

Economic-used Housing Development in Beijing

 

 

 

 

Research 
Students 
Supervision 
(As the 
Principle 
Supervisor)

 

 

 

Housing Settlement for Migrant Workers in China

 

 

Job-Housing Imbalance and Mobility of social Housing Residents in China: The Case of Guangzhou

 

 

A Comparative Study of Affordable Housing Development in Hong Kong and Shanghai: Analyzing the Impact in a Different Economic Context

 

 

Industrialized Housing Development in Chongqing

 

 

 

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

Award Coordinator, BSc (Hons) in Property Management

 

 

Director, Research Centre for Construction and Real Estate Economics

 

 

Academic Discipline Leader of Construction & Real Estate Management & CIB Departmental Representative

 

 

 

Professional Service

 

 

 

Professional
Service

 

Chairman, Student chapter Committee, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) (2010 to now)

 

 

Member of the Board, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) (2010 to now)

 

 

Chairman, Health and Safety Advisory Sub-Group, the Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong and South China) (2009 to now) 

 

 

Member, Panel of Judges, HKIFM Excellence in Facility Management Award (EFMA) (2013)

 

 

Member, Judging Panel, Quality Property & Facility Management Award (QPFMA) (2010) & (2012)

 

 

Member, Programme Committee, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) (2007 to 2010)

 

 

Member, Accreditation Panel, the Chartered Institute of Building (2004 to now)

 

 

Member, Engineering Panel, Research Grants Council (RGC) (2005 to 2008)

 

 

Member, Appeal Tribunal Panel, Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau, HKSAR Government (2007 to now)

 

 

Subject Specialist, the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (2008 to now)

 

 

Co-opted Member, Committee on Construction Site Safety, Construction Industry Council (CIC) (2007 to now)

 

 

Chairman, Accreditation Panel, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (2004)

 

 

Member, Assessment Panel, Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2006, the Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong Branch) (2007)

 

 

 

Selected Recent Publication List

 

 

 

Publications in Refereed Journals

 

 

Chan A.P.C. Yi, W., & Wong, F.K.W. (2016) Evaluating the effectiveness and practicality of a cooling vest across four industries in Hong Kong, Facilities, Vol. 34 Issue: 9/10, pp.511 – 534

 

 

 

Chan, A.P.C., Wong, F.K.W. & Yang, Y (2016) From innovation to application of personal cooling vest, Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 111-124

 

 

 

Yi, W.; Chan, A.P.C.; Wong, F.K.W. & Wong, D.P. (2016) Effectiveness of a newly designed construction uniform for heat strain attenuation in a hot and humid environment, Applied Ergonomics, (accepted for publication on 19 April 2016)

 

 

 

Chiang, Y.H., Li, J., Zhou L., Wong, K.W. & Lam, P.I. (2016) Evaluating Sustainable Building Maintenance Projects: Balancing Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts in the Case of Hong Kong, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management Volume 142, Issue 2, February (accepted on 28 July 2015)

 

 

 

Chan, A.P.C., Javed, A.A., Lyu, S.N., Hon, C.K.H. & Wong, F.K.W. (2015) Strategies for improving safety and health of ethnic minority construction workers, ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001148, 05016007. http://goo.gl/hlhqdo

 

 

 

Chan, A.P.C., Wong, K.W., Li, Y., & Guo, Y.P. (2015) The development of anti-heat stress clothing for construction workers in hot and humid weather, Ergonomics, ISSN: 0014-0319, September, 59(4), pp. 479-495

 

 

 

Chan, A.P.C., Yang, Y., Wong, F.K.W., Chan, D.W.M., and Lam, E.W.M. (2015). Wearing comfort of construction work uniforms. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Volume 15, Issue 4, September, pp. 473-492

 

 

 

Chan, P.C., Wong, K.W., Li, Y., Wong, D.P., & Guo, Y.P. (2015) Evaluation of a Cooling Vest in Four Industries in Hong Kong, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, Vol.2, No.6, June 2015, pp. 677-691

 

 

 

Tao, L., Hui, C.M., Wong, K.W., & Chen, T.T., (2015) Housing Choices of Migrant Workers in China: Beyond the Hukou Perspective, Habitat International, ISSN 0197-3975, Vol. 49 October 2015, pp. 474-483

 

 

 

Nadeem, A., Wong, K.D., & Wong, K.W. (2015) Bill of Quantities with 3D Views Using Building Information Modeling, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, September 2015, ISSN 1319-8025, Vol. 40, Issue 9, pp 2465-2477

 

 

 

Chan, P.C., Yang, Y., Wong, K.W., & Yam, C.H. (2014) Dressing behavior of construction workers in hot and humid weather, Occupational Ergonomics, ISSN 1359-9364 (print), 1875-9092 (electronic), Vol. 11, No.4, pp. 177-186

 

 

 

Chiang, Y.H., Tao, L., and Wong, K.W. (2014) Causal relationship between construction activities, employment and GDP: the case of Hong Kong, Habitat International, Vol. 46, April 2015, pp. 1-12

 

 

 

Chiang, Y.H., Li, J., Zhou, L., Wong, K.W. and Lam, P.I. (2014) The Nexus Among Employment Opportunities, Life-cycle Costs, and Carbon Emissions: A Case Study of Sustainable Building Maintenance in Hong Kong, Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.07.069 (available online 14 August 2014)

 

 

 

Wong, DP, Chung, JWY, Chan, APC, Wong, K.W., Yi, W (2014) Comparing the Physiological and Perceptual Responses of Construction Workers (Bar Benders and Bar Fixers) in a Hot Environment, Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 45, pp. 1705-1711

 

 

 

Hui, C.M., Wong, K.W., Chung, K.W., and Lau, K.Y., (2014) Housing Affordability, Preferences and Expectations of Elderly with Government Intervention, Habitat International, March 2014, Vol. 43, pp. 11-21

 

 

 

Tao, L., Wong, K.W., and Hui, C.M. (2014) Residential Satisfaction of Migrant Workers in China: a Case Study of Shenzhen, Habitat International, April 2014, ISSN 0197-3975, Vol. 42, pp. 193 – 202

 

 

 

Chiang, Y.H., Zhou, L., Li, J., Lam, T.I., and Wong, K.W. (2014) Achieving Sustainable Building Maintenance through Optimizing Life-cycle Carbon, Cost and Labor: Case in Hong Kong, ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, January 2014, ISSN 0733-9364, 140(3), 05014001

 

 

 

Lam, T.I., Chan, P.C., Wong, K.W., & Wong W.H. (2007) Constructability Rankings of Construction Systems Based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process, Journal of Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vol. 13, Number 1, March, ISSN 1076-0431, pp. 36-43.

 

 

 

Chan, P.C., Wong, K.W., Chan, W.M., Yam, C.H., Kwok, W.K., Lam W.M., & Cheung, E. (2007) Underlying Causes for Accidents Involving Fall of Person from Height in Building Repair and Maintenance Works, Construction Information Quarterly, Journal of the Chartered Institute of Building, 23pp.

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards

 

 

 

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Gold Medal in April 2016, at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, held in Switzerland. The project entitled “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot and Humid Weather”

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Honorable Mention from the China Delegation of Invention and Innovation, in April 2016 at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, held in Switzerland. The project entitled “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot and Humid Weather”

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Premier Award (in the Innovation Achiever’s Award Category) from the International Innovation & Research Awards 2015 offered by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The project entitled “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot and Humid Weather”

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Local Grand Prize of the Construction Industry Council (CIC)’s Innovation Award 2015. The project entitled “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot and Humid Weather”

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Research Award 2015 from the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM).  The project entitled “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot and Humid Weather”

 

 

As a Key Member of the research team to receive the Project Management Achievement Award 2014 (Research) for a paper: “Health and Safety Measures for Working in Hot weather”. The Award was presented at the Annual Dinner of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM) in April 2015

 

 

As a Key Member of the Research: “Anti-heat Stress Clothing for Construction Workers in Hot & Humid Weather”, the Research Team has won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Transfer 2015

 

 

As a Key Member, to receive the Health and Safety Award (Highly Commended) from the International Innovation & Research Awards 2012 offered by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The award was presented to the research team members by Mr. Billy Lee, Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building (HK) on 12 November 2012. The project entitled “From Heat Tolerance Time to Optimal Recovery Time: A Heat Stress Model for Construction Rebar Workers in Hong Kong”

 

 

As the BRE Group Leader, to receive the Outstanding Professional Services Awards 2013 – Multi-departmental Participation Award for “Focus Group Study on Long Term Housing Strategy” from PTEC of the PolyU

 

 

The Rapid Demountable Platform, Innovation Awards, The Chartered Institute of Building, The United Kingdom, May 2009 (Team Award) 

 

 

As the Co-Principal Investigator, to receive the International Award for ‘Rapid Demountable Platform (RDP)’ in 2008 from PTEC of the PolyU

 

 

Special Prize and Gold Medal with Jury’s Congratulations : Rapid Demountable Platform

 

 

(1) Gold Medal with the congratulations of the jury from the 36th International Exhibition Inventions, New Techniques and Product Awards held in Geneva in March 2008, and (2) Award of the Higher Scientific and Technological Level of the Invention from the Romania Ministry of Education, Research and Youth.

The Gold Medal and the Award are for the design of the product entitled "Rapid Demountable Platform"(RDP), which is a temporary working platform to be used by workers for repair and maintenance works at the external wall of high-rise buildings.

Members of the research team include colleagues from the Department of Building and Real Estate, the Industrial Centre and the School of Design. Francis is the Co-Principal Investigator of the research team.

 

 

Silver Prize, Year 2000 HKIE SSG - Safety Paper Competition

 

 

Wong, K.W., & Tse, O.S. (2001) An Alternative Safety Performance - Monitoring Tool: The Safety-Sampling Method, Transactions, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Volume 8, No.1, pp. 39-42.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Updated in July 2016