Dr. Michael C.P. Sing
BSc(1st Hons), MEng (Distinction), PhD, MRICS (Building Surveying Division), MAIBS, MASCE, MAIIB, ICIOB
Research Assistant Professor; Departmental Student Exchange Officers
Tel.: (852) 3400 8117
E-mail address : michael.sing@polyu.edu.hk
 
  Dr. Michael Sing completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying (1st Hon) and Master in Building Engineering (Distinction) at the City University of Hong Kong and received the Student Award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is a chartered building surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). He has more than 9 years’ industrial experience in the field of building surveying and project management prior to starting his academic career.

After obtaining his PhD, he had served as a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, Australia and Visiting Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. His research interests involve: project performance evaluation, modelling and simulation, sustainability in construction and asset management.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Sustainability for Building Maintenance
Maintenance Management and Operation
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Project Performance and Evaluation
Mathematical Modelling and Simulation
Building Maintenance and Surveying Practices
Sustainability in Construction and Asset Management
 
Current Research Projects
Preliminary Study on the Development of Daily Report System and Real Time Site Monitoring Tool
Implications of Building Information Modelling on Future Surveying Practices
Development of an object model for automated compliance checking of Building Regulations
 
Research Awards
Outstanding Paper Award, Building Environment Project and Asset Management
Curtin International Postgraduate Fellowship
 
Editorial Board Membership
Editorial Review Board, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE-TEM)

Invited Reviewer, the Editorial Board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (2015-)


Administration
 
 
Departmental Student Exchange Officers
Professional Service
 
Professional Membership
Member (Building Surveying Discipline), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Member, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (MAIBS)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)
Member, Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (MAIIB)
Incorporate, Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB)
 
Professional Service
Executive Committee, The Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (2015-)
Organizing Committee, Intelligent Green Building Forum 2016
 
Consultancy
1 Update on the Construction Workforce Projection, accepted by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council in April 2012 – 131 pages
2 Study on the Mobility of Construction Workforce, accepted by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council in April 2011 – 94 pages
3 Study on the Manpower Workforce Projection on Construction Technicians, accepted by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council in July 2011– 80 pages
4 Study on the Key Characteristic of Construction Workforce, accepted by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council in January 2011 – 77 pages
5 Manpower Research for the Construction Industry, accepted by Hong Kong Construction Industry Council in July 2011 – 567 pages
Selected Recent Publication List
 
Publications in Refereed Journals (Selected)
1 Tam, W.Y., Fung, W.H. and Sing, M.C.P. (2016). Adaptive Reuse in Sustainable Development: An Empirical Study of a Lui Seng Chun Building in Hong Kong. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 65, 635-642.
2 Sing, M.C.P., P.E.D. Love, Edwards D.J. and Liu, J. (2016). Dynamics Modeling of Workforce Planning for Infrastructure Project. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 04016019
3 Love, P. E., Zhou, J., Matthews, J., & Sing, M. C.P. (2016). Retrospective Future Proofing of a copper mine: Quantification of errors and omissions in ‘As-built’ documentation. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (In Press)
4 Heard, I., Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P. and Goerke, V. (2016). Reconciliation in Action in the Construction and Resource Sectors. Construction Innovation: Information, Process and Management (In Press)
5 Liu, J., Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Smith, J., and Regan, M. (2016). Ex-Post Evaluation of Economic Infrastructure Projects: Outcome Measurement with Regional Heterogeneity. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (In Press)
6 Sing, M.C.P., Edwards D.J., Love, P.E.D. and Liu, J.(2015). Forecasting Private Sector Construction Works: a VAR Model using Economic Indicators. ASCE Construction Engineering and Management. 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001016, 04015037.
7 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D, Fung, Ivan W.H. and Yun, Z.H. (2015). Systematic Analysis of Affordable Housing Development and Pricing Structure in Shenzhen, China. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 19(1), 58-65.
8 Sing, M.C.P., Chan, H.C., Love, P.E.D. and Leung, A.Y.T. (2015). Policy Development for Building Maintenance and Repair: Determining the Workforce Demand and Supply for the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000755 , 04015014.
9 Love, P.E.D, Liu, J., Sing, M.C.P. and Smith, J. (2015). Future Proofing PPPs: Life-Cycle Performance Measurement and Building Information Modeling. Automation in Construction, 56, 26-35.
10 Tam, W. Y., Fung, W. H. and Sing M.C.P. (2015). Best Practice of Prefabrication Implementation in the Hong Kong Private and Public sector. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.045
11 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., Fung, W.H. and Edwards, D.J. (2014). Personality and Occupational Accidents: the Case of Bar-Benders in Guangdong Province, Shenzhen, China. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 140(7), 05014005.
12 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D. and Tam, C.M. (2014). Forecasting the Demand and Supply of Technicians in Construction. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(3), 04014006.
13 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., and Davis, P. (2014). Study on Condition Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structure using a Dynamics Response Approach. Structural Survey, 32(2), 89-101.
14 Liu. J., Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Carey, B., and Matthews, J. (2014). Modelling Australia's Construction Workforce Demand under Global Economic Turbulence. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000953 , 05014019.
15 Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Wang, X., Irani, Z. and Thwala, D. (2014). Overruns in Transportation Infrastructure Projects. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10(2), 141-159.
16 Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Carey, B. and Kim, J.T. (2014). Estimating risk Contingency at Contract Award for Cost Overruns in Road Construction Project. Journal of Infrastructure System10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000221 , 04014035.
17 Love, P.E.D., Zhou, J., Sing, M.C.P. and Kim, J.T. (2014). Assessing the Indirect Impact of RFIs in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Contracts. Journal of Engineering Design, 25(4-6), 177-193.
18 Love, P.E.D. and Sing, M.C.P. (2013). Determining the Probability Distribution of Rework Costs in Construction and Engineering Projects. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Life Cycle Design and Performance, 9(11), 1136-1148.
19 Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Wang, X., Edwards, D.J. and Odeyinka, H. (2013). Probability Distribution Fitting of Schedule Overruns in Construction Projects. Journal of Operational Research Society, 64(8), 1231-1247.
20 Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P. and Tiong, R. (2013). Determining the Probability of Project Cost Overruns. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 139(3), 321-330.
21 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., Tam, C.M. (2012). Multiplier Model for Forecasting Manpower Demand. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 138(10), 1161–1168.
22 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., Tam, C.M. (2012). Stock-Flow Model for Forecasting Manpower Supply. ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, 138(6), 707-715.
 
Scholarly Book
1 A.Y. Leung, Sing, M.C.P. and Ken, H.C., 2015. Mandatory Building Inspection: An Independent Study on Aged Private Buildings and Professional Workforce in Hong Kong. City University of HK Press  (240pp; ISBN: 978-962-937-239-2) (URL:https://books.google.com.hk/books/about/Mandatory_Building_Inspection.html?id=SiXTCgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y)
 
Conference Papers
1 Lopez, R. and Sing, M.C.P. (2015). A Case Study on the Management of Steel Reinforcement Wastage in Hong Kong, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, 7-9 January 2015, Hong Kong, China.
2 Sing, M.C.P., Loveridge, R., Matthews, J., Lopez, R. and Carey, B. (2014). Modeling the Dynamics of Design Error in Australia Mining and Resources projects, Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Advances in Management and Information Technology, 21-22th September, Hong Kong.
3 Sing, M.C.P., Yung, P. and Wang, Y.C. (2013). Systematic Analysis on the Relationship between Personality and Injury Record of Construction Workers, Proceedings of HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013, 2-3 May, Hong Kong.
4 Yung, P. and Sing, M.C.P. (2013). An Overview of Life Cycle Energy Analysis of Buildings, Proceedings of HKU-HKHA International Conference 2013, 2-3 May, Hong Kong.
5 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., Smith, J. and Tam, C.M. (2013). Factors Influencing Final Account Settlement in Construction Projects, Proceedings of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference (COBRA 2013), 10-12 September, New Delhi, India.
6 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D., Wang, X. and Smith, J. (2012). Forecasting Supply of Commercial Office Buildings using Polynomial Distributed Lag Model, Proceedings of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference (COBRA 2012), 11-13 September, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
7 Sing, M.C.P., Love, P.E.D. and Tam, C.M. (2012). Review and Exploration on the River Sand Substitutes for Concrete Production in Asian Countries, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Material (CEBM 2012), 18-19 November, Hong Kong.
8 Love, P.E.D., Sing, M.C.P., Wang, X., Yung, P. and Odeyinka, H. (2012). Anticipating What may Go Wrong: Implications for Managing Schedule Risk, Proceedings of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference (COBRA 2012), 11-13 September, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
 
Professional Journal Paper
1 Sing, M.C.P., Chan, H.C. and Tam, C.M. (2015). The Future Job Opportunities of Construction Workers in Hong Kong. CIOB Journal (August 2015)
Prizes and Awards
 
 
Certification of Appreciation/ Teaching Award (Curtin University, 2014)
Certification of Appreciation/ Teaching Award (Curtin University, 2013)
Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Curtin University, 2009)
Arup Best Student Award for the Best Academic Performance (2004)
Education Prize (Best Student Award), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (2002)

Updated in September 2016