The “Conference on Materials, Techniques and Construction Management of Heritage Architecture in Mainland China and Hong Kong” was held on Sunday, 2 December 2012.
The conference was jointly organized by
- The Construction Industry Council,
- HKU Architectural Conservation Programmes and
- The Antiquities and Monuments Office of the HKSAR Government.
It was supported by the Development Bureau and Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, as well as all the major building-related professional institutes – architecture, architectural conservation, engineering, planning, project management and surveying. It was attended by about 200 participants who are mostly practicing professionals in fields directly or indirectly related to architectural conservation. The Secretary for Development, Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, gave the opening remarks, while the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Prof. David Lung, gave the closing remarks.
Gao Yan, Assistant Professor of Department of Architecture, was invited to attend a Workshop and Conference with Local Government for Leishan Xian in Gui Zhou province in February 2011.
He was also invited giving a lecture for General Education of HKU on the topic of Chinese Cities Competitiveness in the International Arena – The Power of Development in March 2011.
REC Staff hold Press Conference on Construction Safety
A press conference on construction safety was held by Prof. Steve Rowlinson, Dr. S W Poon and Dr. Brenda Yip on 14 June 2010. The conference focused on a research report for CII-HK on “Safety Initiative Effectiveness in Hong Kong – One Size Does Not Fit All”.
Tao Zhu to deliver paper at international conference on “Red Legacy in China”
Tao Zhu, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, has been invited to participate in an international conference on “Red Legacy in China” to be held at Harvard University on April 2-3, 2010. Sponsored by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, this conference seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines in Chinese Studies from the US, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China to promote an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Dr Lynne DiStefano appointed as Facilitator for the UNESCO-ICCROM Conference
Dr Lynne DiStefano is the Facilitator for the 2nd UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Conference, “Urban Heritage and Tourism”; 1-3 December 2009, at the Heritage Studies Centre, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao.
Cold War Culture – Conferences and Symposia at the V&A museum, London25 September 2008 – 11 January 2009
This major conference brings together some of the most exciting thinkers on art, design and architecture in the post-1945 period to reflect on the ways in which Cold War politics shaped art and design. Organised in conjunction with V&A’s landmark exhibition, it offers new perspectives on a period which continues to grip the imagination today.
Mr Eric Schuldenfrei, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture is one of the speakers at this conference.