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).

  • A paper by Lu, Yuan, and Xue (2022) has been selected for the Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2021 Best Paper Awards!
    by Wilson Lu on April 12, 2022 at 3:07 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 we published in 2021, three research and three review articles were selected by the Award Committee

  • Our book “Research Companion to Building Information Modeling” is published by Edward Elgar (EE)
    by Wilson Lu on April 6, 2022 at 3:26 am

    The book Research Companion to Building Information Modeling jointly edited by me and Prof. Chimay Anumba is now published and available on the Edward Elgar (EE) website for sale. More information is available from: 1) The book’s information page on EE’s website: 2) The official online ebook version is available at: In this book, we

  • iLab@HKU Won the Silver Award in CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021
    by Wilson Lu on November 6, 2021 at 3:20 am

    iLab Won Silver Award in CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021   On Nov 1, 2021, iLab was awarded Silver Award in the Training/Research Institute category at the Hong Kong CIC Construction Digitalisation Award (CDA) 2021 Presentation Ceremony.    Fig.1 iLab representatives receiving the award CIC Construction Digitalisation Award 2021 was organized by Hong Kong Construction

  • A team from iLab@HKU won the buildingSMART International Awards 2021
    by Wilson Lu on October 16, 2021 at 1:15 am

    [Good news from London on 7 October 2021] 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

  • Top 1% Scholar – a 5th year since 2017!
    by Wilson Lu on October 8, 2021 at 6:49 am

    Every year the University commissions a search to identify HKU’s scholars in the Top 1%. This list recognizes HKU researchers ranked by Clarivate Analytics in the Top 1% worldwide by citations in at least one of the 22 research fields. Data is drawn from Essential Science Indicators (ESI). For more information, please refer to

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