Dr. Ming Fung Francis SIU
BEng, MPhil, PhD, PMP, MCSCE, MHKIPM
Assistant Professor; Construction and Real Estate Management;
Deputy Award Coordinator (BSc (Hons) Building Engineering and Management Part Time Programme); Deputy Admission Officer;
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 and Canada to advance the knowledge and practice of building, infrastructure, and industrial construction.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Principles of Project Management
Construction Process Management
Measurement, Documentation, and Estimating
Project Supervision and Contract Administration
Measurement and Estimation
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
 
Research Collaborators
Fong On Construction Ltd.
Able Smart Construction Ltd.
Kin Wing Engineering Co. Ltd.
Aurecon Ltd.
Kum Shing Group Ltd.
Black and Veatch Hong Kong Ltd.
Graham Industrial Services LP.
PCL Inc.
JV Driver Projects Inc.
Ledcor Constructors Inc.
Waiward Steel LP.
KBR Inc.
Professional Service
 
Reviewer
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Engineering, Construction and Architectural management
Visualization in Engineering
Automation in Construction
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
 
Scientific Committee
International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR)
CIB World Building Congress, 2019
 
Lead Guest Editor
Facilities, 2019
Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 2019
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2019
 
Invited Seminar
Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
Able Engineering Holdings Limited
 
Consultancy Service
Hong Kong Government (Development Bureau)
 
Community Service
Panel Member, Structural Engineers Registration Committee, Buildings Department, Hong Kong, 2017 to Present
Board Member, Structural Engineers Registration Committee, Buildings Department, Hong Kong, 2017 to Present
Selected Recent Publication List
 
Journal Publications
1. Siu, M. F., Leung, W. Y., and Chan, W. M. (2018). “A Data-driven Approach to Identify-Quantify-Analyse Construction Risk for Hong Kong NEC Projects.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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. Siu, M. F., and Tang, S. L. (2018). “A Linear Goal Programming Model for Optimizing the Usage of Safety Measures on Construction Sites.” 10th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century. July 2–4, 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2. Anson, M., Ying, K. C., and Siu, M. F. (2018). “Concept of “Efficient Coordination Zone” relating to Truckmixer Deliveries Serving Construction Sites.” 10th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century. July 2–4, 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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)
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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)
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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 August 2018