External competitive grants

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) 2021-2022.
Healthy and resilient city with pervasive LoCHs. HK$34.6M. 60 months. Co-PI: Prof Wilson Lu (HK$ 3.2M), Dr. Frank Xue (HK$1.21M). PC: Prof. Jian-lei Niu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2021-2022
Project Title: Building information modeling (BIM) on-chain: from ‘stocks’ of model files to ‘flows’ of semantic trees. HK$799,692. 36 months. PI: Dr. Frank Xue; Co-Is: Prof Wilson Lu; Prof S.M. Yiu.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme (Type C) 2021-2022
High-definition 3D point cloud and dynamic semantics enabled lean quality assurance system for prefabricated housing products. HK$1.26M. 24 months. PI: Dr. Frank Xue; Co-PI: Dr Clyde Li. Co-Is: Prof Siu-ming Yiu.

Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) 2020
Project Title: “BIM Square”: Blockchain and i-Core-enabled Multi-stakeholder Building Information Modelling Platform for Construction Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Hong Kong (ITP/029/20LP). HK$10.36m.  24 months. Project Coordinator (PC): Prof. Wilson Lu. Co-PIs: Prof. Anthony Yeh; Prof. SM Yiu; Prof. George Huang; Dr. Frank Xue; and Mr. KL Tam.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Early Career Scheme (ECS) 2020-2021
Project Title: From Point Cloud to Building and City Information Model (BIM/CIM): A Study of Architectonic Grammar Optimization. HK$635,569. 36 months. PI: Dr. Frank Xue.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2020-2021
Project Title: Enhancing Underground Development Users’ Health through an Automated Risk Assessment System for Facilities Management. HK$684,520. 36 months. PI: Dr. Isabelle Chan; Co-Is: Prof. Cary Cooper; Prof. Chee-Kiong Soh; Dr. Frank Xue.

Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) 2019-2020
Project Title: Big Data-Based “AI Inspector” for Gauging Inert Contents at the Off-Site Construction Waste Sorting Facilities in Hong Kong. HK$485,000. 24 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu; Co-Is: Dr. Frank Xue; Dr. Megan Ye; Dr. Hongdi Wang.

Key R&D Program of the Guangdong Province 2019
Project Title: The Applications of Virtual Reality Technologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. 5% of ¥10m. 36 months. PC: Dr. Youyi Xiong; Co-PI: Dr. Frank Xue.

The Government Policy Innovation and Co-Ordination Office (PICO) Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme 2018-19
Project Title: “Finding the Needles in a Haystack”: Identification of the Illegal Dumping of Construction Waste Using Big Data. HK$ 447,350. 18 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

The Government Policy Innovation and Co-Ordination Office (PICO)  Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) Funding Scheme 2018-19
Project Title: Boosting Construction Waste Material Sharing in the Guangdong- Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. HK$2,902,000. 36 months. PC: Prof. Wilson Lu. 

 

 

 

Knowles Building, HKU (香港大学钮鲁诗楼) Taken by Mr. Vikrom Laovisutthichai, PhD candidate from iLab
 

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2018-19
Project Title: A derivative-free optimisation (DFO) approach to architectural symmetry detection from 3D point clouds. HK$522,846. 36 months. PI: Dr. Frank Xue; Co-I: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) -Public Sector Trial Scheme (PSTS) 2018
Project Title: RFID-Enabled Building Information Modelling (BIM) Platform for Prefabrication Housing Production in Hong Kong, HK$2.99m. 24 months. Co-PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2017-18
Project Title: The causal effects of green building certification on construction waste minimisation: triangulating ‘big data’ with ‘thick data’. HK$534,559. 36 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2017-18
Project Title: Generation of semantically rich as-built Building Information Models (BIMs): A derivative-free optimization approach. HK$454,157. 36 months. PI: Dr. Frank Xue; Co-I: Prof. Wilson Lu.

National Social Science Fund of China (NSSFC) Major Program 2017
Project Title: Evaluation on the Environment-Resources Carrying Capacity in Megacities and Policy Instruments with the Big Data Background. ¥800,000. 60 months. PI: Prof.
Liyin Shen; Co-Is: Prof. Wilson Lu; Dr. Frank Xue.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) General Programme 2016
Project Title: A Social Network Analysis and NK-Model based Study of Stakeholder Relationship in Mega Construction Projects. HK$493,000. 48 months. PI: Prof. Geoffrey Shen; Co-I: Dr. Frank Xue.

CIC Young Innovator Award 2015,
Government House, Hong Kong
CRIOCM Conference 2019,
Chongqing, China
A street corner in Hong Kong, Shot by Mr. Tan Tan, iLab Alumni, currently PhD candidate at UCL
The Charted Institute of Building (CIOB) Bowen Jenkins Legacy (BJL) Research Fund 2015
Project Title: From CSR to OHS and Well-being of Construction Workers: The China Dilemma, GBP9,795. 24 months. Principal Applicant: Prof. Dongping Fang (Tsinghua University), Co-Applicant: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2014-2015
Project Title: Exploring the effects of building information modelling (BIM) on project-based organisations (PBOs): A social network approach. HK$500,000. 36 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) 2014
Project Title: RFID-Enabled Building Information Modelling (BIM) Platform for Prefabrication Housing Production in Hong Kong. HK$7,365,020. 24 months. Co-I: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) Internship Programme 2014
Project Title: RFID-Enabled Building Information Modelling (BIM) Platform for Prefabrication Housing Production in Hong Kong.HK$288,000. 24 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) General Programme 2012
Project title: Application of Hong Kong Construction Waste Management Experience in Mainland China: An Empirical Exploration “淮南为橘,淮北为枳”?香港建筑废弃物管理经验于内地的适用性研究. HK$628,000. 48 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2012-2013
Project Title: The paradoxical link between corporate social responsibility and financial performance: Evidence from international construction business. HK$ 475,020. 36 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Public Policy Research (PPR) 2011-2012
Project Title: Polluters or stakeholders, who should pay? Development of a more effective construction waste charging scheme in Hong Kong using system dynamics. HK$ 372,025. 24 months. PI: Prof. Wilson Lu.