Lu, Wilson W.S. 呂偉生


Wilson Lu is Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He holds a BSc of Computer Science and an MSc of Construction Economics and Management. He was awarded his PhD by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU). He has worked as a research fellow at the University of Reading, UK, from 2006 to 2008. His research interests focus on Construction Management with two directions:

  • Construction informatics: Building Information Modelling (BIM), smart construction, and big data, and blockchain; and
  • Construction waste management: Management, economics, and public policies.

Prof. Wilson Lu is the leader of research grants worth HK$40+ million from various prestigious funding regimes including Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC), Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), The Government Policy Innovation and Co-Ordination Office (PICO), Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Prof. Wilson Lu is the author of more than 160 books, book chapters, and journal papers. He has a Google Citation > 8000 and H-index > 50. He has been ranked as one of the Top 1% Scholar by Clarivate Analytics since 2017. He was the receiver of HKU Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2014-15, HKU Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) award 2018-19, and HKU Faculty Research Output Prize (ROP) award 2018-19.

iLabProf. Lu is the Director of iLab@hku, which is an urban big data hub to facilitate multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary urban big data collection, storage, analysis, and presentation to inform decision-making in urban development. Prof. Lu has been the Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Architecture (FoA) since March 2016. He is pledged to serve colleagues and assist the Dean of FoA with Scholarship (e.g., grant applications), Knowledge Exchange (KE), and other ad hoc businesses (e.g., Research Assessment Exercise 2020). Prof. Lu is the President of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM).

  • We won the solo Best Paper Award from Journal of Management in Engineering (2022), ASCE.
    by Wilson Lu on September 14, 2022 at 6:30 am

    The award-winning paper is Wu, L., Lu, W.S., Zhao, R., Xu, J.Y., Li, X., and Xue, F. (2021). Using blockchain to improve information sharing accuracy in the onsite assembly of modular construction. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. More information can be found from the ASCE JME webpage: Or LinkedIn Page: Congratulations to

  • I was interviewed by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) to talk about escalating construction cost in Hong Kong
    by Wilson Lu on August 1, 2022 at 3:04 am

    …When the property prices decline, developers tend to be conservative when it comes to land bidding, ” said Wilson Lu, a professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong.   … Lu said the construction industry is recovering as Covid-19 eases. But challenges remain, because the most important

  • The press conference on e-inspection 2.0 and MiC received a great deal of publicity!
    by Wilson Lu on June 8, 2022 at 6:39 am

    A press conference on the “Blockchain-enabled E-Inspection 2.0 for Effective Offsite Monitoring of Student Residence Using Modular Integrated Construction” was organised on 6 June 2022. On top of the 6 local newspaper coverage, the news was also covered by 16 broadcast and online media.​ The clippings attached are copyrighted for viewing by you only. Please

  • Resources, Conservation & Recycling (RCR) Best Paper Award 2021
    by Wilson Lu on May 28, 2022 at 2:21 am

    The annual Best Paper Awards recognize high-quality, high-impact papers published in Resources, Conservation & Recycling (RCR). The awards are selected based on scholarly merits by an Award Committee consisting of members of the Editorial Board. Among the 689 papers RCR published in 2021, three research and three review articles were selected by the Award Committee

  • buildingSMART International Awards 2021
    by Wilson Lu on April 28, 2022 at 2:34 am

    A team led by Professor Wilson Lu, Dr Frank Xue (Assistant Professor) and Dr Jinying Xu (Post-Doctoral Fellow) at iLab, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) won the buildingSMART International (bSI) Awards 2021 in the “Professional Research” category. Their project is called “OpenBIM: Opening the gate for BIM and blockchain integration (OBBi)”.

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