Brief

Dr Joseph Lai possesses a first-class honours degree in building services engineering, a master degree in environmental management and a PhD in facilities management. Dr Lai is a registered professional engineer, and he had practised for over a decade in building services consultancy, property development and facilities management before embarking on his academic career. He joined the Department of Building Services Engineering of PolyU as a Lecturer and was promoted to Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor.

 

The main subjects Dr Lai teaches include building services design project, research project, maintenance management of built assets and legal aspects of facility management. Given his dedication to education, Dr Lai was awarded the the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2011/12 and the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award twice – 2010/11 and 2014/15. He is the current Programme Leader of MSc in Facility Management.

 

With his research focusing on facilities engineering and management, Dr Lai has published widely in prestigious international journals and has been appointed as Co-editor of the journal “Facilities” and a Regional Editor of the journal “Smart and Sustainable Built Environment”. In addition to delivering invited lectures, talks and CPD seminars, Dr Lai has frequently provided training courses and consultancy services based on his expertise.

 

Dr Lai has served on the committees of many professional institutions and government departments. Appointed as a Subject Specialist (Property Management) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Dr Lai has chaired a number of programme validation exercises. He has also served as an External Examiner and Accreditation Panel Member for various facility/property management programmes. 

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

·         1st class Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic

·         Master of Science in Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong

·         Diploma in Legal Studies, University of Hong Kong SPACE

·         Doctor of Philosophy, Cardiff University, UK

·         Corporate member, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, HK.

·         Corporate member, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, UK.

·         Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK.

·         Registered Professional Engineer (Building Services), Engineers Registration Board, HK.

·         EMF Engineer, The International Engineers Coordinating Committee.

·         APEC Engineer, APEC Engineer Coordinating Committee.

·         Corporate member, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, HK.

·         Fellow member, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, HK.

·         Corporate member, Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management, HK.

·         Fellow member, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, UK.

·         Green Building Faculty, Hong Kong Green Building Council, HK.

·         ED (Education) member, International Facility Management Association, US.

·         Fellow member, Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management, HK.

 

Research Interests

·         Building services design and construction

·         Operation and maintenance for buildings

·         Facilities economics and contract management

·         Performance benchmarking and assessment

·         Legislative controls on built facilities

 

Research and Academic Experiences

·         “Benchmarking of Operation and Maintenance Practices in Commercial Properties” – Project funded by Internal Competitive Research Grant of PolyU.

·         “Repair, Maintenance and Sustainability of the Ageing Residential Building Stock in Hong Kong” – Project jointly funded by CII-HK and PolyU.

·         “Best Practices in Managing Specialist Subcontracting Performance – Project funded by CII-HK.

·         “Multi-layer Subcontracting for Building Services Installation Works in Hong Kong” – Project funded by PolyU.

·         “Budgeting and Control Practices for Operation and Maintenance Work for Commercial Buildings” – Project funded by Internal Competitive Research Grant of PolyU.

·         “A Study on the Need and Viability of Offering Academic Programmes on Building Operation and Maintenance” – Project funded by Learning and Teaching Fund of PolyU.

·         “Research Study on Hong Kong’s Building Services Profession - with a view to enhance future roles and functions of Hong Kong’s Professional Building Services Engineers in Society” – Project funded by Building Services Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

·         “An Investigation into the Performance, Importance and Cost of Facility Management Services in Residential Buildings” – Project funded by Internal Competitive Research Grant of PolyU.

·         “A Study on the CMMS Data and Maintenance Input Resources of a Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong” – Project funded by FCLU of PolyU.

·         “The Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP): Initial Phase of Development” – Project funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund of the Hong Kong Government.

·         “An Empirical Study on Facilities Maintenance and Performance of a Commercial Building Complex” – Project funded by FCLU of PolyU.

·         “Carbon Footprint Analysis of Hotels in Hong Kong” - Project funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund of the Hong Kong Government.

·         “Holistic maintenance and energy performance evaluation for attaining sustainable commercial buildings” – Project funded by PolyU.

·         “A post-occupancy evaluation study on university student hostel facilities” – Project funded by PolyU.

·         “A Study on Building Operation and Maintenance Manpower in Hong Kong” – Collaborative Research between BSOMES and PolyU.

·         “Developing a construction-related E-Dictionary in LEARN@PolyU for Building Services Engineering students” – Project funded by PolyU.

·         “Towards Adoption of Building Information Modelling in Building Services Engineering in Hong Kong” – Collaborative Research among CIBSE-HKB, HKIE-BSD and PolyU.

·         “Optimisation of Operating Resources and Carbon Footprints for Attaining Sustainable Commercial Buildings” - Project funded by General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Council, Hong Kong Government.

 

Teaching Experience

·         Visiting lecturer, guest speaker, dissertation supervisor of institutes including The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Productivity Council, HKU SPACE, Hong Kong College of Technology and University of Central Lancashire.

·         PolyU: Legal aspects of facility management; Maintenance management of built assets; Facilities support services management; Facility management and the workplace; Design project; Research project; Architectural science; Architecture and buildings; Operation and maintenance; Testing and commissioning; Electrical installations; Communication systems; Air-conditioning and refrigeration.

·         Other Institutes: Facilities management; Maintenance management; Fire services, security and lift engineering.

 

Scholarship/ Award/ Prize

·         1990/91 - BMP Scholarship, BMP Consulting Engineers Limited, Hong Kong

·         1990/91 - Sonca Products Gold Medal Award, Sonca Products Limited, Hong Kong

·         1990/91 - The Best Overall Design Prize [awarded jointly by America American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)/ Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)/ Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)]

·         2010/11 - Departmental Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

·         2011/12 - Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

·         2014/15 - Departmental Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Selected Major Publications

Journal papers

Law and contract management

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2004), Law and building services maintenance in Hong Kong, Transactions, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 7-14. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1023697X.2004.10667937#.Uianq9JmjTp)

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Jones, P. (2004), Disputes arising from vaguely defined contractual responsibilities in building services maintenance contracts, Facilities, Vol. 22, No.1/2, pp. 44-52. DOI: 10.1108/02632770410517942

·         Yik, F.W.H. and Lai, J.H.K. (2005), The trend of outsourcing for building services operation and maintenance in Hong Kong, Facilities, Vol. 23, No.1/2, pp. 63-72. DOI: 10.1108/02632770510575901

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Jones, P. (2006), Critical contractual issues of outsourced operation and maintenance service for commercial buildings, International Journal of Service Industry Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 320-343. DOI: 10.1108/09564230610680640

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K., Chan, K.T. and Yiu, E.C.Y. (2006), Problems with Specialist Subcontracting in the Construction Industry, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 183-193. (http://bse.sagepub.com/content/27/3.toc)

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007), Monitoring Building Operation and Maintenance Contracts, Facilities, Vol. 25, No. 5/6, pp. 238-251. DOI: 10.1108/02632770710742200

·         Yik, F.W.H. and Lai, J.H.K. (2008), Multilayer subcontracting of specialist works in buildings in Hong Kong, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 26, pp. 399-407. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2007.05.009

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H., Chan, K.T., Lee, W.L. and Chau, C.K. (2011), Regulatory controls on building services works in Hong Kong, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 459-479.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Amendments to the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance in Hong Kong: Stakeholders’ Views, Implications, and Controls beyond the Statute, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 120-137.

 

Maintenance and economics

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Jones, P. (2008), Expenditure on Operation and Maintenance Service and Rental Income of Commercial Buildings, Facilities, Vol. 26, No. 5/6, pp. 242-265. DOI: 10.1108/02632770810865014

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2008), Benchmarking operation and maintenance costs of luxury hotels, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 279-289. (invited paper) DOI: 10.1108/14725960810908145

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Chan, A.K.P. (2009), Maintenance cost of chiller plants in Hong Kong, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 65-78.  DOI: 10.1177/0143624408096290

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Operation and maintenance budgeting for commercial buildings in Hong Kong, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 28 (April), pp. 415-427. DOI: 10.1080/01446190903365665

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2012), Hotel Engineering Facilities: A Case Study of Maintenance Performance, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 229-235. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.05.002

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2012), A Probe into the Facilities Maintenance Data of a Hotel, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 141-157. DOI: 10.1177/0143624411401840

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), An analysis of the maintenance demand, manpower and performance of hotel engineering facilities, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 426-444. DOI: 10.1177/1096348012436380

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Maintenance performance: Examination of the computer-aided maintenance data of a large commercial building, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000619

 

Performance measurement and evaluation

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lee, S.H., Lai, J.H.K. and Chan, K.T. (2010), Experience of using a chilled water circuit design to expedite in situ chiller performance measurement, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 279-300. DOI: 10.1177/0143624410370171

·         Lee, S.H., Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K. and Lee, W.L. (2010), Performance modelling of air cooled twin-circuit screw chiller, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 10, pp. 1179-1187. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2010.01.033

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2011), An analytical method to evaluate facility management services for residential buildings, Building and Environment, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 165-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.07.012   

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2011), Comparative evaluation of facility management services for housing estates, Habitat International, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 391-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2010.11.009

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K. and Yuen, P.L. (2012), Impacts of facility service procurement methods on perceived performance of hospital engineering services, Facilities, Vol. 30, No. 1/2, pp. 56-77. DOI: 10.1108/02632771211194275

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K., Fong, N.K., Leung, P.H.M. and Yuen, P.L. (2012), A Case Study on the Application of Air- and Water-cooled Oil-free Chillers to Hospitals in Hong Kong, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 263-279. DOI: 10.1177/0143624411408034

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2012), Analytical Assessment and Comparison of Facilities Management Services for Residential Estates, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 236-253. DOI: 10.3846/1648715X.2012.682183

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Gap theory based analysis of user expectation and satisfaction: The case of a hostel building, Building and Environment, Vol. 69, pp. 183-193. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.08.006

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Influence of Personal Attributes on Perception of Residential Facilities Management Services, Facilities, Vol. 32, No. 9/10, pp. 509-521. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/F-05-2012-0036

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Choi, E.C.K. (2015), Performance measurement for teaching hotels: A hierarchical system incorporating facilities management, Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, pp. 48-58. Published online: 4-MAR-2015, doi:10.1016/j.jhlste.2015.02.002

 

Environmental and energy issues

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007), Perceived Importance of the Quality of the Indoor Environment in Commercial Buildings, Indoor and Built Environment, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 311-321. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X07080463

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2009), Perception of Importance and Performance of the Indoor Environmental Quality of High-Rise Residential Buildings, Building and Environment, Vol. 44, No. 22, pp. 352-360. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.03.013

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and C.S. Man (2012), Carbon Audit: A Literature Review and an Empirical Study on a Hotel, Facilities, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 417-431. DOI: 10.1108/02632771211235233  

·         黎鸿杰、文镇升 (2013), 设施管理:中国香港、大陆、英国及美国的绿色建筑评估方案,《现代物业: 设施管理》(Modern Property Management: Facility Management), No. 7, pp. 8-13.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings: Stakeholders’ Opinions in Hong Kong, Energy Policy, Vol. 75, pp. 278-288.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2014.10.004

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2015), Carbon footprints of hotels: Analysis of three archetypes in Hong Kong, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 14, pp. 334-341.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2013.09.005

 

Professional Practice and Education

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2006), Knowledge and perception of operation and maintenance practitioners in Hong Kong about sustainable buildings, Facilities, Vol. 24, No.3/4, pp. 90-105. DOI: 10.1108/02632770610649368

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Hui, E. (2006), Guarding against bird flu: some helpful building O&M practices, Hong Kong Engineer, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, March, pp. 14-15.(http://www.hkengineer.org.hk/program/home/articlelist.php?cat=business&volid=69)

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007), Is a building O&M academic programme needed?, Hong Kong Engineer, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, August, pp. 19-20. (http://www.hkengineer.org.hk/program/home/articlelist.php?cat=RI&volid=86)

·         Yik F.W.H., Chan K.T., Chau C.K., Lee W.L., Lai J.H.K. (2008). Factors influencing the recognition enjoyed by building services engineers. Hong Kong Engineers, Vol.36, No.1, p.16-18. (http://www.hkengineer.org.hk/program/home/articlelist.php?cat=article&volid=91)

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K., Chau, C.K., Lee, W.L. and Chan, K.T. (2010), Operation and maintenance: the perception of Hong Kong’s general public about building services, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 130-142. DOI: 10.1108/14725961011041170

·         Yik, F.W.H., Chan, K.T., Chau, C.K., Lee, W.L. and Lai, J.H.K., (2010), The dawn of building services in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Engineer, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 19-20.

·         (http://www.hkengineer.org.hk/program/home/article.php?aid=5451&volid=121)

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Building operation and maintenance: education needs in Hong Kong, Facilities, Vol. 28, No. 9/10, pp. 475-493. DOI: 10.1108/02632771011057206 

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K. and Leung, P.H.M. (2012), Legionnaires’ disease: history, profile and prevention, Hong Kong Engineer, February, pp. 15-16.

·         http://www.hkengineer.org.hk/program/home/articlelist.php?cat=article&volid=140)

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K., Lee, W.L., Chan, K.T. and Chau, C.K. (2012), A Delphi study on building services engineers’ core competence and statutory role in Hong Kong, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 26-44. DOI: 10.1108/14725961211200388

·         Yik, F.W.H., Lai, J.H.K., Chan, K.T., Chau, C.K. and Lee, W.L. (2013), A portrait of building services engineers in Hong Kong, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 63-82. DOI: 10.1108/09699981311288682

·         黎鸿杰、焦慧儿 (2014), 香港的设施管理教育,《现代物业: 设施管理》(Modern Property Management: Facility Management), No. 10, pp. 22-23.

 

Conference papers

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Jones, P. (2004), Addressing the Knowledge Gap of Practitioners in Outsourcing Operation and Maintenance Work for Sustainable Buildings, CIBSE National Conference, London UK, September 2004.

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Jones, P. (2004), Practices and Performance of Outsourced Operation and Maintenance in Commercial Buildings, Proceedings of the CIBW70 2004 Hong Kong International Symposium: Facilities Management & Maintenance, Hong Kong SAR, December 2004, pp. 357-367.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2005), Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance Cost, Performance and Value for Commercial Buildings in Hong Kong, Proceedings of Joint (HKIE/CIBSE/ASHRAE) Symposium 2005: New Challenges in Building Services, Hong Kong SAR, 15 November, pp. 139-149.

·         Mui, K.W., To, W.T.D., Wong, L.T., Chan, M.Y. and Lai, H.K. (2005), How does assessment affect students’ learning process – A Hong Kong study, The First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment, Hong Kong, Abstract II, 13-15 June, pp. 64-65.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2006), Developing Performance Indicators for Benchmarking Building Services Operation and Maintenance for Commercial Buildings, Proceedings of CIBW70 Trondheim International Symposium: Changing User Demands on Buildings, 12-14 June, pp. 283-294.

·         Lai, J.H.K., Yik, F.W.H. and Chan, D.W.T. (2006), Ageing Building Services in Two Residential Buildings in Hong Kong, Proceedings of CII-HK Conference 2006: Ageing Building – Threats and Opportunities, 21 November, pp. 113-123.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007), A Survey of Operation and Maintenance Budgetary Practices for Commercial Buildings in Hong Kong – Preliminary Findings, CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, May 14-17, pp. 742-754.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2007), Economic Considerations in Outsourcing Operation and Maintenance Services for Commercial Buildings, Construction Management and Economics CME25 Conference Proceedings, University of Reading, UK, July 16-18, pp. 507-518.

·         Yik, F.W.H. and Lai, J.H.K. (2007), Governance of Performance of Building Services Designers in Design and Build Contracts, Construction Management and Economics CME25 Conference Proceedings, University of Reading, UK, July 16-18, pp. 289-300.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2008), Benchmarking the Costs for Operating and Maintaining Engineering Facilities of Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong, CIB W70 International Conference in Facilities Management, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, June 16-18, pp. 377-384.

·         Lee, S.H., Yik, F.W.H. and Lai, J.H.K. (2008), Overcoming the Difficulties in Chiller Plant Performance Evaluation Using BMS Data: A Case Study, Proceedings of 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Building Commissioning: Best Practices in Building Commissioning and Operation and Maintenance, 7 November, Hong Kong SAR, pp. 37-46.

·         Yik, F.W.H., Chan, K.T., Chau, C.K., Lee, W.L. and Lai, J.H.K. (2008), Seamless Dovetailing of Building Services Works at Different Life Cycle Stages of Buildings,  Proceedings of Joint (HKIE/CIBSE/ASHRAE) Symposium 2008: Shaping our Future Environment, the Role of Building Services Professionals, 18 November, Hong Kong SAR, pp. 93-102.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2008), Exploring the Education Needs of O&M Personnel towards Sustainable Buildings, Proceedings of Joint (HKIE/CIBSE/ASHRAE) Symposium 2008: Shaping our Future Environment, the Role of Building Services Professionals, 18 November, Hong Kong SAR, pp. 103-113.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Investigating the quality of FM services in residential buildings, Proceedings: W070 - Special Track, 18th CIB World Building Congress (CIB Publication 343), Salford UK, 10-13 May, pp. 13-25.

·         Yik, F.W.H. and Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Underpinning Building Services Maintenance and Asset Management by Reliability Analyses, Proceedings of The 1st Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Sustainable and Value-for-Money Built Facilities, Hong Kong SAR, 22 October, pp. 1-10.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Message from the Chairman of the Conference Organizing Committee, Proceedings of The 1st Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Sustainable and Value-for-Money Built Facilities, Hong Kong SAR, 22 October, p. iii.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2010), Performance Indicators for Hotel Facilities – a Study based on CMMS Data, Proceedings of The 1st Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Sustainable and Value-for-Money Built Facilities, Hong Kong SAR, 22 October, pp. 61-70.

·         Man, C.S. and Lai, J.H.K. (2010), Carbon Audit: a Literature Review and a Hotel Case Study, Proceedings of Joint Symposium 2010: Low Carbon High Performance Buildings, Hong Kong SAR, 23 November, pp. 29-34.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2011), Analyzing the computer-aided maintenance data of a commercial building complex, Proceedings (Part 1) of the 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC2011), Seoul, Korea, 29 June to 2 July, pp. 526-531.

·         Lee, J.M.K. and Lai, J.H.K. (2011), A Study on Service Quality of Lift Maintenance in Hong Kong, Proceedings of The 2nd Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Innovative Green & Safety Strategies for Building, Macao Science Center, Macao, China, 11 November, pp. 92-101.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2011), Law and Facility Management: On the Amendment Proposals to the Lifts and Escalators (Safety) Ordinance, Proceedings of Joint Symposium 2011: Integrated Building Design in the New Era of Sustainability, Hong Kong SAR, 22 November, pp. 4.1-4.8.

·         Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2012), Comparative Study on the Carbon Footprints of Hotels, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, Fort Worth, Texas, US, 7-9 November, pp. 127-134.

·         Man, C.S., Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2012), A review of green building assessment methods of the US, UK, China and Hong Kong, Proceedings of the 3rd Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: 绿色建筑与绿色运维, Guangzhou, China, 10 November, pp. 29-40.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Post-occupancy evaluation of university student hostel facilities: a case study in Hong Kong, In S. Kajewski, K. Manley & K. Hampson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

·         Man, C.S., Lai, J.H.K. and Yik, F.W.H. (2013), Developing a Research Framework for Performance Evaluation of Engineering Facilities in Commercial Buildings in Hong Kong, In S. Kajewski, K. Manley & K. Hampson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings: A Survey of the Stakeholders in Hong Kong, In S. Kajewski, K. Manley & K. Hampson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

·         黎鴻傑 (2013),《尋找香港商業樓宇的運行及維修績效指標》, 研討會:「兩岸四地物業管理行業的可持續發展 - 現況與未來」, 大華物業管理學會及香港大學專業進修學院, 香港, 25 October, pp. 31-38.

·         Man, C.S. and Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Identifying Key Performance Indicators for Engineering Facilities in Commercial Buildings – a Focus Group Study in Hong Kong, Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management & 3rd International Conference on Utility Management & Safety, Hong Kong, 30 October – 1 November.

·         Man, C.S. and Lai, J.H.K. (2013), A Survey for Identifying the Key Performance Indicators of Engineering Facilities in Commercial Buildings in Hong Kong, Proceedings of the 4th Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Sustainable Operation and Maintenance for Green Buildings, Hong Kong, 12 December, pp. 87-98.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2013), Preface, Proceedings of The 4th Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Sustainable Operation and Maintenance for Green Buildings, Hong Kong, 12 December, p. iii.

·         Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Investigating the energy performance and maintenance resources of quality hotels in Hong Kong, Proceedings of CIB Facilities Management Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21-23 May, pp. 205-216.

·         Man, C.S. and Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Selection of Key Performance Indicators for Engineering Facilities in Commercial Buildings: A Focus Group Study in Hong Kong, Proceedings of the 13th EuroFM Research Symposium 2014, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 June, pp. 141-151.

·         Ng, R.T.H., Cheung, H.H.D. and Lai, J.H.K. (2014), Making interior green walls greener: A case study of a hotel in Hong Kong, Proceedings of The 5th Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance: Smart Management System in Building Facilities for Sustainability of Low Carbon Environment, Macau, 28 November, pp. 56-65.

·         Man, C.S. and Lai, J.H.K. (2015), Establishing a Performance Evaluation Scheme for Engineering Facilities in Commercial Buildings: Application of an Analytic Network Process, Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities (ISSF 2015), Hong Kong, 13 January, pp. 76-85.

 

Editor, Editorial Board Member, and Reviewer for Research Funding Body

·         Co-Editor of the journal “Facilities”

·         Regional Editor of the journal “Smart and Sustainable Built Environment”

·         International Editorial Review Board Member of the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector

·         Reviewer for Slovak Research and Development Agency

 

Reviewer for Journals

·         International Journal on Architectural Science

·         International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

·         International Journal of Project Management

·         International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector

·         Facilities

·         Building and Environment

·         Tourism Management

·         International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

·         HKIE Transactions

·         International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

·         Higher Education

·         Law & Society Review

·         Buildings

·         Building Services Engineering Research and Technology

·         Journal of Sustainable Development

·         International Journal of Strategic Property Management

·         Studies in Higher Education

·         Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

·         Indoor and Built Environment

·         Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities

·         Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

·         Journal of Power Technologies

·         Energy Policy

·         Cities

·         Journal of Building Engineering

·         Automation in Construction

 

Consultancy Work

·         Consultancy for Facility Management Training and Preparation of Submission Documents for Best Managed Facility Award - Residential Facility

·         Consultancy Study on the State of Hong Kong’s Infrastructures – Buildings Sub-Panel Study

·         Consultancy Study on Development of a Pilot Version of BEAM Interiors

·         Consultancy Study on Pilot Outsourcing of Hospital Engineering Services

·         Consultancy Study on a Review of the MVAC Maintenance Contract for Bank Branches and Premises

·         Consultancy Study on the use of Air-cooled Air Conditioning Systems (AACS) and Water-cooled Air Conditioning Systems (WACS)

·         Technical Assessment on installation configuration, testing methods and test results of gas water heaters

·         Advisory Service for the Consultancy Service for Business Impact Assessment on the Third Party Fire Safety Certification Service under the Registered Fire Engineer Scheme 

 

Training Courses

·         CPD Course on “Building Services Maintenance: Statutory Requirements and Best Practice”, HKU SPACE, May 2003.

·         Faculty Short Course entitled “Building Services Operation and Maintenance – Issues of Concern”, Faculty of Construction and Land Use, PolyU, Feb 2004.

·         Seminar on Financial Management for Building Operation and Maintenance Professionals, HKIE-BSD/BSOMES/PolyU-BSE, Jan 2005.

·         CPD Lecture for Comprehensive Certificate Course on “Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation System in Buildings”, HKIE-BSD, ASHRAE-HKC, CIBSE-HKB, BSOMES, ACRA and IVE, Apr 2008.

·         Commissioned Training for Legislative Compliance for Building Services Engineering Systems in Hospitals, Feb 2010.

·         Training Course on Legislative Compliance for Building Services Engineering Systems, May 2010.

·         Training Course on Statutory Controls over Built Facilities, Dec 2010.

·         Training Course on Building Services Operations and Audits for Energy Efficiency, Jul 2011.

·         Training Course on Maintenance and Reliability of Engineering Facilities, Dec 2011.

·         Building Management Course for Managers of a government department, Jan – Mar 2012 (5 days).

·         Training Course on Governance of Contract and Tort Laws on Managing Engineering Facilities, Jan 2013.

·         Training Course on Building Energy and Sustainability, Jan 2014.

·         Training Course on Performance Analysis of Engineering Facilities, Jan 2015.

 

Invited Talks and Lectures

·         Technical Talk on “Statutory Maintenance Requirements for Mechanical Services in Buildings”, HKIE-MMNC/PolyU, Jun 2004.

·         Seminar on “Financial Management for Building Operation and Maintenance Professionals”, HKIE-BSD/BSOMES/PolyU-BSE, Jan 2005.

·         Seminar on “Buildings Regulations and Practices”, HKU SPACE, Feb 2006.

·         Presentation on “Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance Work for Hotels”, Hong Kong Hotel Association, Jul 2006.

·         Talk on “Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance Work for Hotels: Feedback from a Pilot Run”, Hong Kong Hotel Association, Nov 2006.

·         Technical Seminar on “Indoor Temperature at 25.5oC?”, ASHRAE-HKC, BSOMES, CIBSE-HKB, HKIE-BSD and HKIE-EnvD, Feb 2007.

·         Presentation (First) on “Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance Work for Hotels: Preliminary Findings” to Hotel Engineers Committee, Hong Kong Hotel Association, Mar 2007.

·         Presentation (Second) on “Benchmarking Operation and Maintenance Work for Hotels: Preliminary Findings” to Hotel Engineers of Hong Kong Hotel Association, Apr 2007.

·         CPD Seminar on “Sustainable Architecture Series: The Repair, Maintenance and Sustainability of Ageing Residential Building Stock in Hong Kong”, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, May 2007.

·         CPD Talk on “Mentorship Programme”, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May 2008.

·         Presentation on “Operation and Maintenance Benchmarking: Findings from 10 Hotels” to Hotel Engineers of Hong Kong Hotel Association, May 2008.

·         Technical Seminar on “Uplifting Construction Quality in Building Services Sector”, The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited, May 2008.

·         Forum on “The Proposed Mandatory Implementation of Building Energy Codes”, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, Jan 2009.

·         Seminar on “Survey result on the Views on the Amendment Proposals to the Lifts & Escalators (Safety) Ordinance, Cap. 327”, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, Mar 2010.

·         Technical Seminar on “Environmental Conservation and Facilities Management: Case Studies and Practical Applications in Buildings”, Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society and Department of Public and Social Administration of CityU, Aug 2010.

·         Conference on “Regulative Requirement on Building Inspection for Better Building Safety”, Construction Professionals’ Development Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists and Faculty of Construction and Land Use of PolyU, Sep 2010.

·         Technical Talk on “Performance Indicators for Hotel Engineering Facilities”, Hong Kong Hotels Association, 17 Feb 2011.

·         Presentation for a briefing on “Carbon Footprint Analysis of Hotels in Hong Kong” to Hotel Engineers Committee of Hong Kong Hotels Association, May 2011.

·         Briefing Session for “Carbon Footprint Analysis of Hotels in Hong Kong”, Environment Conservation Fund and Department of Building Services Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Sep 2011.

·         Technical Seminar on Carbon Footprint Analysis of Hotels, Environment Conservation Fund and Department of Building Services Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Apr 2012.

·         Seminar for the Building Energy Efficiency Programme, Environment Conservation Fund and Department of Building Services Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May 2012.

·         CPD Workshop on Operation and Maintenance of Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) systems to Foster Sustainable Buildings [Session: Operation and Maintenance Costs of Air-conditioning Systems for Buildings in Hong Kong], ASHRAE (HK) Chapter, March 2013.

·         尋找香港商業樓宇的運行及維修績效指標》, 研討會:「兩岸四地物業管理行業的可持續發展 - 現況與未來」, 大華物業管理學會及香港大學專業進修學院, 香港, October 2013.

·         Workshop for PhD students: Guide to Getting Published, CIB Facilities Management Conference, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, 21 May 2014.

·         Invited speech: “Managing Hotel Facilities through Performance Analysis”, Integrate 2015: Facility Management Conference, International Facility Management Association, Hong Kong, 7 May 2015.

·         Seminar on Building Operation and Maintenance Manpower in Hong Kong, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society (BSOMES) and Department of Building Services Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU-BSE), 23 June 2015.

·         CIBSE One-day Seminar on CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (Hong Kong Branch), 13 October 2015.

 

External Appointments

·         External Examiner of Advanced Diploma in Facility and Property Management, The University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing Education

·         Assessor for HKIE Professional Assessment (Building Services Discipline), Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

·         Panel Member for accreditation of property management programmes, The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

·         Subject Specialist, The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

·         Chair (Property Management Sub-Panel) for Accreditation of Assessment Agency, The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

·         External Examiner of Postgraduate Diploma in Facilities Management, The University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing Education

·         External Examiner of PhD candidate, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

·         External Examiner of PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong

·         External Examiner of EngDoc candidate, City University of Hong Kong

·         Advisor of Building Energy Analytics Company Limited

·         Panel Chair for Accreditation of Assessment Agency (Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry & Property Management Industry), The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

·         Local Advisor of PhD student, University of Salford , UK

 

Service to the Government & Professional Bodies

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)

·         Leader of Technical Working Group (HVACR Operation and Maintenance) of ASHRAE (Hong Kong Chapter). (2005 - )

·         Chair of Reception Committee of ASHRAE (Hong Kong Chapter). (2006-2007)

 

Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society (BSOMES)

·         Member of Academic Committee of BSOMES. (2004-06)

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2006.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2007.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2008.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2009.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2010.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2011.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2012.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2013.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2014.

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for BSOMES Research Prize 2015.

·         Vice President (Academic) of BSOMES. (2006-08)

·         Vice President (Technical) of BSOMES. (2008-10)

·         Vice President (Academic) of BSOMES. (2012-14)

·         Executive Committee Member of BSOMES. (2006-08, 08-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16)

·         Chair of Academic Committee of BSOMES. (2006-10, 08-10, 10-12)

·         Leader of O&M Education Taskforce. (2007-08)

 

Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), HKSAR Government

·         Member of working group (air-conditioning) of technical task force on mandatory implementation of Building Energy Codes for the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. (2008-14)

 

Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method Society (HK-BEAM)

·         Member of Technical Review Panel of Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method. (2003)

·         Executive Committee Member of HK-BEAM Society. (2007-09)

 

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

·         Chairman and Panel Member for accreditation of various education and training programmes (facility/property management and construction-related disciplines; 2010 - )

 

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)

·         Assessor for the Class of Member – Building Services Discipline Professional Assessment (2009 - )

 

Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

·         Panel member of Paper 4 “Building Services and Environmental Controls” of HKIA Professional Assessment. (2006)

 

Vocational Training Council (VTC)

·         Member of Electrical and Mechanical Services Training Board, Hong Kong (2013-15)

·         Advisory Committee Member for Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering Collaborative Degree Programmes, Hong Kong (2014)

 

Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM)

·         Director of Research (2013 - )

 

Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

·         Member of Steering Committee for the Major Revision of BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (2014 - )

 

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

·         Head of Facility Management Program, International Facility Management Association (2015 - )

 

Others

·         Member of Organizing Committee of ASHRAE/CIBSE/HKIE-BSD/PolyU-BSE Joint Symposium 2004 on Servicing Dense Built Environments. (2004)

·         Member of Organizing Committee of Seminar on Financial Management for Building Operation and Maintenance Professionals, HKIE-BSD/BSOMES/PolyU-BSE, Jan 2005.

·         Member of Technical Committee of CII-HK Conference 2006: Ageing Building - Threats and Opportunities. (2006)

·         Member of Technical Committee of CII-HK Conference 2007: Never Safe Enough - A Wider Look at Construction Safety and Health. (2007)

·         Chairman of Organizing Committee for the First Greater Pearl Delta River Region Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance, BSOMES/PolyU-BSE/SCUT/AEEMM, 22 October 2010.

·         Member of Technical Committee for the First Greater Pearl Delta River Region Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance, BSOMES/PolyU-BSE/SCUT/AEEMM, 22 October 2010.

·         Session Chair of the First Greater Pearl Delta River Region Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance, BSOMES/PolyU-BSE/SCUT/AEEMM, 22 October 2010.

·         Session Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, Fort Worth, Texas, US, November 2012.