Keynote Speakers

IPC 2019, Hong Kong, 4-7th December 2019

Guest of Honor

Ir. LAM Sai Hung
Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), HKSAR

Ir. Lam Sai-hung is the current Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) of the HKSAR region. Ir Lam joined the Government as an Assistant Engineer in 1986. He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2009, to Government Engineer in 2012, and to Principal Government Engineer in 2014. He was Director of Civil Engineering and Development from September 2016 to October 2018 before his appointment as Permanent Secretary for Development (Works).

Prof Burcu Akinci
Carnegie Mellon University , USA

Prof. Burcu Akinci is the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering, Director of the Engineering Research Accelerator and co-director of Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include the development of approaches to model and reason about information-rich histories of facilities, to streamline construction and facility management processes.

Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein
University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein is a professor and Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in the Industrialization of Building Construction at the University of Alberta, and a highly sought researcher and consultant in the areas of lean manufacturing, construction process optimization, CO2emission quantification, and building information modelling (BIM), with the development of modular and offsite construction technologies and practices forming the hub of his research.

Prof. Chimay Anumba
University of Florida, USA

Prof. Anumba is a full Professor and Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida . Prof. Anumba’s research interests are in the fields of collaborative design, construction engineering and informatics, intelligent systems, knowledge management, cyber-physical systems, and project management.

Prof. Ioannis Brilakis
University of Cambridge, USA

Dr Ioannis Brilakis is a Laing O’Rourke Reader in Construction Engineering and the Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory at the Division of Civil Engineering of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a recipient of the 2019 ASCE J. James R. Croes Medal, the 2018 ASCE John O. Bickel Award, the 2013 ASCE Collingwood Prize, the 2012 Georgia Tech Outreach Award, the NSF CAREER award, and the 2009 ASCE Associate Editor Award.

Prof. Dongping Fang
Tsinghua university, China

Prof. Dongping Fang is the Chair of School of Civil Engineering and the Executive Director of Institute of Future Cities and Infrastructures at Tsinghua University. His research, teaching and consulting are in the area of safety and risk management in construction, sustainability and green construction in which more than 200 reports, papers and books in English, Japanese and Chinese have been published.

Ms. Ada Fung
CIC, HKGBC, Hong Kong

Ms Ada FUNG Yin-suen, BBS, is an architect by profession. She is an active member in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry in Hong Kong. She is now Chairperson of the BIM Committee at the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council and Director of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC).

Dr. Calvin Kam
bimSCORE, Hong Kong

Dr. Calvin Kam is the Director of Industry Programs and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), where he specializes in strategic innovation such as Management Scorecards, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Sustainable Developments. He is also the Founder and CEO of Strategic Building Innovation – bimSCORE—the “GPS Navigator” for any enterprise or project team charting a course for construction innovation.

Prof. Inhan Kim
Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Prof. Inhan Kim is Professor of AEC information Technology in the Department of Architecture at Kyung Hee University, Korea. He is also the Chief Vice-president of buildingSMART Korea. Prof. Kim has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, including BIM, CAD and IT in construction.

Prof. Kincho Law
Standford University, USA

Prof. Kincho Law is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Standford University. His research has dealt with various aspects of high performance computing; sensing, monitoring and control of engineering systems; legal and engineering informatics; smart manufacturing; web services, cloud and Internet computing.

Prof. Ghang Lee
Yonsei University, South Korea

Prof. Ghang Lee is currently a Professor at the Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering and the Director of the Building Informatics Group (BIG) at Yonsei University, Korea. The main research interests include building information modeling (BIM), information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI) in construction, and construction automation.

Prof. Heng Li
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Heng Li is currently a Professor at the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include Digital and Smart construction, Construction Information Technology, Construction Management and Construction Technology.

Prof. Koshy Varghese
IIT Madras, India

Prof. Koshy Varghese is a professor in Building Technology and Construction Management Division, at department of Civil Engineering in IIT. His research interests include Automation in Construction, Planning – Fast Track & Concurrent Engineering Projects, Sustainable Development, and Geographic Information Systems in Civil Engineering Applications.

Prof. Guangbin Wang
Tongji University, China

Prof. Guangbin Wang is the Head and Professor of Construction Management and Real Estate Department, and the Director of Center of Innovation and Development in Construction, at Tongji University, China. Prof. Wang holds Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB). He is also an Expert Member of China BIM Standard Committee and Vice Director of the BIM Committee of China Graphics Society & China Construction Education Association.

Prof. Xiangyu
Curtin University, Australia

Prof. Xiangyu Wang is the professor in School of Design and the Built Environment at Curtin University. Prof. Wang’s research interests include Building Information Modeling, Information Technology in Construction, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Computer-Supported Cooperative Design/Work, Mobile, Pervasive, and Ubiquitous Computing in Design and Construction, Computer-aided Design, and E-learning.

Prof. Nobuyoshi Yabuki
Osaka University, Japan

Prof. Nobuyoshi Yabuki is a Professor in the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. Prof. Yabuki’s research interests include development of product models, Building Information Modeling (BIM), application of VR and AR to civil and building engineering, 4D CAD, RFID and sensors for inspection and monitoring of structures, knowledge discovery from large amount of sensor and product model data, etc.

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