Dr. Ming Fung Francis SIU
BEng, MPhil, PhD, PMP
Assistant Professor; Construction and Real Estate Management; BSc(Hons) BEM - Deputy Award Coordinator (PT programme); Academic Advisor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5820
E-mail address : francis.siu@polyu.edu.hk
  Dr. Francis Siu is currently an Assistant Professor of Construction and Real Estate Management in the Department of Building and Real Estate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor of Engineering with Dean’s honor (2009) and his Master of Philosophy (2011) from the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2016, he received his Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Later that year, he began a postdoctoral fellowship and served as an instructor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on developing innovative methods and technologies in the fields of project planning, control, and visualization. He is building upon previous industrial research experience, which he gained while collaboration with multiple construction companies in both Hong Kong (Kin Wing Engineering Co. Ltd., Kum Shing Group Ltd., Black and Veatch Hong Kong Ltd.) and Canada (Graham Industrial Services LP., PCL Inc., JV Driver Projects Inc., Ledcor Constructors Inc., Waiward Steel LP, KBR Inc.) to advance the knowledge and practice of building, infrastructure, and industrial construction.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Principles of Project Management
Measurement, Documentation, and Estimating
Project Supervision and Contract Administration
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Project Scheduling and Resource Allocation
Operations Simulation and Optimization
Project Planning, Control, and Visualization
Resource Sensing and Tracking Technology
 
Awards and Honors
Robert Stollery/USF and G Insurance Company of Canada Award, Canada, 2015
FGSR Travel Award, The University of Alberta, Canada, 2015
Joseph D Thompson/Zurich Canada Award, Canada, 2013
Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Project Management Institute, 2010
Dean’s Honor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2009
Professional Service
 
Professional Service
Reviewer: Elsevier Automation in Construction, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Scientific Committee: International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR)
Selected Recent Publication List
 
Journal Publications
1. Siu, M. F., Liu, C., Wales, R., and AbouRizk, S. (2017). “Operation Effort Optimization for Performance-based Snow Removal Project.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
2. Mohsenijam, A., Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2016). “Modified Stepwise Regression Approach to Streamlining Predictive Analytics for Construction Engineering Applications”. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
3. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., AbouRizk, S., and Tidder, V. (2016). “Quantitative Assessment of Budget Sufficiency and Resource Utilization for Resource-Constrained Project Schedules.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
4. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2015). “Resource Supply-Demand Matching Scheduling Approach for Construction Workface Planning.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
5. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2015). “Zero-One Programming Approach to Determine Optimum Resource Supply under Time-Dependent Resource Constraint.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
6. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2013). “Combining Photogrammetry and Robotic Total Stations to Obtain Dimensional Measurements of Temporary Facilities in Construction Field.” Visualization in Engineering (This Article Permanently Flagged as Highly Accessed Paper in 2015)
 
Conference Publications
1. Jafari, P., Mohamed, E., Siu, M. F., AbouRizk, S., Jewkes, L., and Wales, R. (2018). “Reaction Time Optimization based on Sensor-Data Driven Simulation for Snow Removal Project.” ASCE Construction Research Congress 2018, Apr. 2–5, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2. Mohamed, E., Jafari, P., Siu, M. F., and AbouRizk, S. (2017). “Data-Driven Simulation-based Model for Roadway Operation and Maintenance Projects.” Winter Simulation Conference 2017, Dec. 3–6, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3. Han, P., Siu, M. F., AbouRizk, S., Hu, D., and Hermann, U. (2017). “3D Model-based Quantity Take-off for Construction Estimates.” ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Jun. 25–27, 2017, Seattle, Washington, United States
4. Pereira, E., Guo, X., Soleimanifar, M., Siu, M. F., AbouRizk, S., and Jeddry, V. (2017). “Effectiveness of Applying a Behavior-Based Safety Program in Industrial Modular Construction.” CSCE General Conference 2017, May 31, 2017–Jun. 3, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Best Paper Award)
5. Liu, J., Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2016). “Modular Construction System Simulation Incorporating Off-Shore Fabrication and Multi-Mode Transportation.” Winter Simulation Conference 2016, Dec. 11–14, 2016, Washington, United States
6. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2016). “Optimizing Job Sequence and Resource Use in Structural Steel Fabrication Scheduling.” 16th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Jul. 6–8, 2016, Osaka, Japan
7. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2015). “Methodology for Crew-Job Allocation Optimization in Project and Workface Scheduling.” ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Jun. 21–23, 2015, Texas, Austin, United States, 652–659
8. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2014). “Bi-level Project Simulation Methodology to Integrate Superintendent and Project Manager in Decision Making: Shutdown/Turnaround Applications.” Winter Simulation Conference 2014, Dec. 11–14, 2014, Savannah, Georgia, United States, 3353–3364
9. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2014). “Strategies for Optimizing Labor Resource Planning on Plant Shutdown and Turnaround.” ASCE Construction Research Congress 2014, May 19–21, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 1676–1685
10. Siu, M. F., Lu, M., AbouRizk, S., and Tidder, V. (2013). “Improving Sophistication and Representation of Skilled Labor Schedules on Plant Shutdown and Maintenance Projects.” 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Oct. 30–31, 2013, London, United Kingdom, 160–171
11. Siu, M. F., Ekyalimpa, R., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2013). “Applying Regression Analysis to Predict and Classify Precast Bridge Installation Cycle Time.” ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Jun. 23–25, 2013, California, Los Angeles, United States, 669–676
12. Liu, H. X., Siu, M. F., Ekyalimpa, R., Lu, M., AbouRizk, S., Hollermann S., and Bargstädt, H. J. (2012). “Simulation of Mobile Falsework Utilization Methods in Bridge Construction.” Winter Simulation Conference 2012, Dec. 9–12, 2012, Berlin, Germany, 262, 1–13
13. Siu, M. F., Mao, S., Lu, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2012). “Photogrammetric Modeling and Sling Length Measurements of a Rigging System Engineered for Industrial Module Erection.” 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Nov. 1–2, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, 340–349 (Travel Grant Award)
14. Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2011). “Scheduling Simulation-Based Techniques for Earned Value Management on Resource-Constrained Schedules under Delayed Scenarios.” Winter Simulation Conference 2011, Dec. 11–14, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 3460–3471
15. Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2011). “Augmented-Reality Visualizations of Bored Pile Construction.” CSCE General Conference 2011, Jun. 14–17, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16. Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2011). “Enhanced Earned Value Management on Practical Construction Projects through Constrained Project Scheduling Simulations.” 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, Jul. 11–12, 2011, Hong Kong
17. Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2010). “Bored Pile Construction Visualization by Enhanced Production-Line Chart and Augmented-Reality Photos.” 10th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Nov. 4–5, 2010, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, 165–174
18. Siu, M. F., and Lu, M. (2009). “Augmenting Site Photos with 3D As-built Tunnel Models for Construction Progress Visualization.” 9th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Nov. 5–6, 2009, Sydney, Australia, 187–196. *Siu, M. F. was the 1st Undergraduate to Publish a Research Paper in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Updated in July 2017