CIB World

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction abbreviated as CIB was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

The Hong Kong PolyU CIB Student Chapter

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU) has been registered as a Member of CIB and established a research community for our research students – The HKPolyU’s CIB Student Chapter (HKPolyU’s CIBSC). The HKPolyU’s Student Chapter of CIB is an organization with the intent to develop the desire, on the part of students, to become more involved with the international construction research community. The Chapter is designed to provide a forum for sharing and discussing research-related issues in construction management and technology. It aims to bring together both undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop research interests and meaningful exchange between the entire spectrum of building and construction and with the global research community.

Message from president

Hello! It is indeed my great honor to be elected as the president of PolyU CIBSC (2018-2019). During this period, my team and I are going to serve the Student Chapter with a grand attitude. Within our capacity, we are going to concentrate on establish a platform to facilitate the members to improve academic ability by organizing workshops and competitions; widen the academic network by launching study exchanges; make deep friendship by associated team building activities , and optimize the workflow and document management to make our action more effective. Hopefully, such fresh and dynamic platform is going to furnish our members with newfound ideas for conducting unique and innovative research. Let’s join force and help develop a smart and resilient built environment for enhancing the quality of human life in an urban context!  

Here, on behalf of the PolyU CIBSC, I would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thankfulness to Professor Francis Wong and Professor Meng NI who have offered their support to the Student Chapter as the Honorary Advisers from 2013-2016 and 2016-2018 respectively. With their proper guidance, CIBSC is able to grow stronger and better continuously. We sincerely wish them all the best in the years to come.

Last but not least, we would like to express our great gratitude to the Head of Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), Professor Albert Chan. Without his continuous support in funding the Student Chapter, PolyU CIBSC will not be able to grow and keep moving upward constantly. Here, our talented team is driven for pushing this Student Chapter to a higher horizon. Thank you very much for believing in us once again!


Ir Professor Albert P.C. CHAN
Chair: CIB Student Chapter Committee (International) 2016-19

Professor Meng NI
Honorary Adviser: PolyU CIBSC

Mr. Zhenyu Zhang (James)
President: PolyU CIBSC 2018-19

CIB International: Chair - Student Chapter Committee (2016-19)

Ir Professor Albert P.C. CHAN
MSc (Aston), PhD (S. Aust.)
Professor Chan is currently the Chair of CIB Student Chapter Committee (International), the Head of Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), and Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Chan has given continuous support to the Student Chapter. We sincerely appreciate his encouragement and endorsement.

Hong Kong PolyU CIB Student Chapter Honorary Advisers (2018-19)

Professor Meng NI
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Associate Head (Research); Chairman – Departmental Research Committee (DRC) ; Academic Advisor ; Dept. Research Committee Chair ; Sustainable City Laboratory Management Committee Chair

Professor Eddie Chi Man HUI 
BSc(Hons), MPhil(Cantab), PhD (Cantab), MRICS, MHKIS, MHKICM, FHKIR
Professor, Academic Discipline Leader of Construction & Real Estate Economics

BEng (Urban Planning, SYSU); PhD (HKU)
Assistant Professor, BSc(Hons) Surveying - Programme Counsellor ; Academic Advisor; Deputy Student Exchange Officer