Category Archives: Real Estate and Construction

Year Two Surveying students win 1st in ICCEM Competition

A team of Year Two Surveying students from the Department of Real Estate and Construction has won the First Prize in the 5th Innovation Competition in Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM). The competition was held by Tsinghua University, Beijing on 3 July, 2012. In the final round of competition, they won the highest prize from the 25 teams from around the world by using their “Super Smart Safety Strap” idea.

After they have won the competition, the students were invited by the Executive Director of Gammon, Mr. Gilbert H C Tsang, to discuss their design at Gammon. Another company called AL Khattal General Trading in Dubai also asked them for further ideas on the design.


From left to right: Wong Puk Ping Pyrrus, Lai Pak Lam, Lee Chiu Man, Wong Yin Ching, Liu Kimberley Tin Wai, Hui Man Yiu Raphael, and Dr. Wilson W.S. Lu (Supervisor)

 

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From left to right: Wong Puk Ping Pyrrus, Lai Pak Lam, Lee Chiu Man, Wong Yin Ching, Liu Kimberley Tin Wai, Hui Man Yiu Raphael, and Dr. Wilson W.S. Lu (Supervisor)

A team of Year Two Surveying students from the Department of Real Estate and Construction has won the First Prize in the 5th Innovation Competition in Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM). The competition was held by Tsinghua University, Beijing on 3 July, 2012. In the final round of competition, they won the highest prize from the 25 teams from around the world by using their “Super Smart Safety Strap” idea.

After they have won the competition, the students were invited by the Executive Director of Gammon, Mr. Gilbert H C Tsang, to discuss their design at Gammon. Another company called AL Khattal General Trading in Dubai also asked them for further ideas on the design.

 

 

REC students win the HKIS – Dissertation Award 2012

Five students from Department of Real Estate and Construction won the Top Award in HKIS – Outstanding Final Year Dissertation Award 2012

Award Project Title  Student Name
Top Award (Building Surveying)  A Study on the factors of living in sub-divided units in Hong Kong  WONG Chak Wa
Top Award (General Practice)  An Empirical Study of the Impact of Public Rental Housing Estates on the Neighboring Private Housing Prices in Hong Kong  KWONG Ka Ho
Top Award (Planning and Development)  Why do smaller theme malls arise at high pedestrian flow locations?  LEUNG Chun Fung
Top Award (Property and Facility Management)  What drives rental premium in green buildings? An empirical test differentiating between performance and signaling effect of certified green buildings in Hong Kong  CHOW Yan Yin
Top Award (Quantity Surveying)  An Empirical Study of the Etiect of Partnering on the Organizational Relationship and Performance Effectiveness of Construction Projects in Hong Kong  WONG Yik Ching

 

One PhD student won The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – Dissertation/Thesis Awards for Postgraduate Students

Category Project Title Student Name
PhD Analysis of Factors Affecting Individual Knowledge Sharing Behavior in Construction Teams in Hong Kong ZHANG Pcihua

Professor Lawrence Lai and Professor Frank Lorne awarded Excellent Paper Award

Professor Lawrence Lai and Professor Frank Lorne awarded the International Symposium on Management Engineering (ISME) Excellent Paper Award

Professor Lawrence Lai and Professor Frank Lorne, from the Department of Real Estate and Construction, have been awarded the International Symposium on Management Engineering (ISME) Excellent Paper Award for their paper “Schumpeterian Innovation for Regulating Natural Monopoly as Corporate Strategy” presented at the 8th International Symposium on Management Engineering, August 22-25, 2011, Taipei.

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REC Students win HKIS Outstanding Final Year Dissertation/Thesis Awards 2010

REC Students win HKIS Outstanding Final Year Dissertation/Thesis Awards 2010

Several students from the Department of Real Estate and Construction won HKIS Outstanding Final Year Dissertation/Thesis Awards 2010. The Awards are dedicated to the pursuit of surveying and built environment knowledge and acknowledges outstanding research work in this arena.

Undergraduates:

Top Award (GP) – Zhu Zhengben

Price Discovery in the China Real Estate Market

Top Award (PD) – Lee Yan Sin

A Study of the Planning Policy of Provision of Public Open Space in Private Residential Developments

Top Award (PFM) – Leung Cho Chiu

The Effect of Ownership Forms on Office Leasing Behaviour- An Empirical Study of Hong Kong CBD Market

Second Award (GP) – Chan Distinction

An Empirical Study of the Impacts on Residential Property Prices at the Connection Points Upon Bridge Construction in Hong Kong

Second Award( PD)- Leung Pui Shan

An Empirical Study of the Announcement Effects of Redevelopment Projects on the Residential Prices in the Immediate Vicinity in Hong Kong

Second Award (QS) –Mak Tsz Mei

Organizational Culture, Conflict Management and Organizational Commitment in Hong Kong Construction Industry

Postgraduates:

Martin Morgan Tuuli

Empowerment and Control Dynamies in Project Teams: A Multilevel Examination of the Job Performance Consequences.

More details: http://www.hkis.org.hk/hkis/html/newsroom_events_detail.jsp?id=2591

 

REC Awards, Honors and Achievements

REC Awards, Honors and Achievements

Dr Kelvin Wong, Assistant Professor, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the following two international peer reviewed real estate journals:

Journal of Real Estate Literature, published by the American Real Estate Society. (http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/100297/)

Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, published by the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. (http://www.prres.net/Journals/Research_Journal.htm)

Dr Kelvin Wong, Assistant Professor, has been selected Post-doctoral Honoree of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. The School normally selects three academic colleagues as Post-doctoral Honorees each year. Past honorees include Professors Edward Glaeser (Harvard), William Goetzmann (Yale), Christopher Mayer (Columbia), Steve Grenadier (Stanford), Joseph Gyourko (Pennsylvania), David Geltner (MIT), John Corgel (Cornell), Nancy Wallace (UC Berkeley), etc. As this year’s Honoree, Dr Wong has been invited to present a research project to the School in Florida this May. (http://www.hoyt.org/asi/index.phtml)

Dr Cyrus Y Y Mok (2010 PhD graduate of the Department of Real Estate and Construction) was awarded a fellowship by the Ronald Coase Institute to attend and present paper at the Workshop on Institutional Analysis held in December 12-18, 2010, Shanghai, China. Dr Mok is the 5th awardees of the fellowship from the Department of Real Estate and Construction since 2006. Past awardees include Dr Lennon H T Choy, Dr Rita Y M Li, Dr Valerius K W Chun and Mr Rui Chen.

One of our PhD students, Ms Miranda Chiu, was awarded the following award in a recent conference in Australia Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Scholarship (PhD Colloquium) (value of the Award: A$1,500) for presenting the paper entitled “Effects of Land Auctions on Private Housing Market – An Empirical Study in Hong Kong” presented at the 17th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 16-19 January 2011, Gold Coast, Australia.

The conference is rated grade “A” (highest ranking) on the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) conference ranking list.

(http://www.arc.gov.au/era/era_journal_list.htm#2)