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Biography

Geoffrey is the Director of Global Engagement and Chair Professor of Construction Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a proven track record of accomplishment in construction engineering and management and a particular interest in sustainable construction. He has led a large number of research projects with funding exceeding HK$60 million and has authored 400+ papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of the Engineering Panel of The Research Grants Council in Hong Kong and a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals in construction engineering and management and has been invited to give keynote presentations at many international conferences. He was appointed as a member of the Built Environment Panel of the Research Assessment Exercise in Hong Kong in 2006, and elected as the Chairman of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management Programs between 2014 and 2016. Administratively, he was the Interim Vice President (Student Affairs) in 2018, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment between 2007 and 2021, and Head of the Department of Building and Real Estate between 2008 and 2014.

Professionally, he is an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management. He was appointed as a member of the Advanced Construction Technologies sub-committee of the HK$1billion Construction Innovation & Technology Fund between 2018 and 2020. As a certified Value Management Facilitator (List A), he has professionally designed and facilitated 70+ value management and partnering workshops for various large and complex construction projects. He received the prestigious Presidential Citation Award from SAVE International (the premier international society in advancing and promoting the Value Methodology) in 2009 for his “energetic and engaging effort to enhance value research and education”.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Salford

Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University

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