Student Chapters - General Information

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Construction and Environment, China P.R.



The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU) is one of the biggest universities in Hong Kong in terms of provision of building and construction related graduates. The Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) is one of the four academic departments within the Faculty of Construction and Land Use. The BRE has a high international profile and is a Full Member of CIB. There are currently 45 full-time academic staff members and 64 full-time and part-time research staff and research students. There are two Research Centres in the BRE, one is the Research Centre for Construction and Real Estate Economics (RCCREE) and the other is the Research Centre for Construction Management and Construction I.T (RCCMCIT).
The BRE offers PhD and MPhil degrees by research, three master degrees, four bachelor (honours) degrees, and a higher diploma programme. The department is committed to seeking opportunities and networks across the world for its postgraduate and undergraduate students to facilitate their research studies. It is also the aim of the department to expand considerably its research and scholarly activities, in order to consolidate and enhance its international reputation.



The CIB Student Chapter is under the leadership of the President, with the support of the Vice-President. The planning and development of the Student Chapter is being carried out by the CIB Student Chapter Committee, which is chaired by the President. Members of the Committee include: the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the IT Officer, the Chief Coordinator, the Membership Coordinator, the Programme Coordinator and the Editor. The election of committee members is on an annual basis. The Committee will have regular monthly meetings.


The objectives of the Student Chapter are:

  • To encourage the development of the research interests of its members.
  • To enhance and improve the research capabilities of the members.
  • To provide a forum for disseminating and sharing of research skills and research findings.
  • To facilitate joint research and academic exchange with the global research community.


The Work Programme is as follows:

  • To develop and to maintain the HKPolyU Student Chapter of CIB web site at
  • To organize workshops and seminars to disseminate research findings by invited speakers or members of the HKPolyU Student Chapter of CIB.
  • To produce a newsletter for the CIB Student Chapter on a regular basis.
  • To establish links with the other CIB Student Chapter both within China and at overseas.

The planned output is:

  • To facilitate joint research activities and academic exchange between members of different CIB Student Chapters.
  • To develop joint building and construction related research projects amongst members.
  • To organize recreational activities to enhance the sense of community among Chapter members.


CIB Student Chapter membership is open to all postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Faculty of Construction and Land Use.

Members are expected:

  • to have a strong interest in research in the area of building and construction, and
  • to actively participate in the functions and events organized by the HKPolyU Student Chapter of CIB.





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