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  Building Technology Laboratory

Our Building Technology Laboratory was found in the year 1995 for the purpose of continuous support of teaching and research in our department. The continuous input of resources and efforts enhances our laboratory to support teaching, research and consultancy activities.

On the teaching front, students can learn the various techniques, such as manipulative, observational and analytical, through laboratory work. They can also learn how to conduct a proper experimental investigation and to use the modern instrumentation technology for experimentation. Through hand-on practical laboratory experiment approach, students can learn how their theoretical learning and technological ideas are applied to practical real world.

The laboratory provides demonstration classes and hands-on building technological experiments on structural mechanics, concrete testing and non-destructive techniques for building diagnostics and inspection. Computer-based learning and simulation software like Matlab and ANSYS have also contributed to the teaching and learning of temporary formwork and false work design, scaffolding and excavation techniques, reinforced concrete beam and column design etc.

Besides providing traditional building technology service and support to teaching experiments and dissertation projects, our laboratory function has been enhanced substantially in the field of building health monitoring and non-destructive building material testing. Our ultimate ambitious objective is to make this laboratory a specialist centre on a number of new building and construction technologies.

  Opening Hours:
  Monday to Friday: 08:45 – 17:15   (12:45 – 14:00 lunch break)
  Saturday: 08:45 – 12:00
  Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

(Remarks: for safety reason, the lab is only open to students who have received proper safety training or accompanied by BRE staff)

  Location: ZB207
  Tel: 2766 4829 (Mr. I.K. CHAN / Mr. C.F. WONG)
Email: Mr. I.K. CHAN (iat.keong.chan@polyu.edu.hk)
  Mr. C.F. WONG (cf.wong@polyu.edu.hk)


  Smart Construction Laboratory

The Smart Construction Laboratory ( SCLab ) , previously called Construction Virtual Prototyping Laboratory (CVP Lab) was founded in 2004. With external funding of approximately HK$ 2.5 millions per years (industrial donations, public grants including GRF, ITF, PPR, CIC, NSFC, etc.). Our Lab has been providing industrial services covering Building Information Modeling (BIM), process simulation solutions, and professional training to the construction industry. Construction Virtual Prototyping (CVP) provides a capacity to “construct in the computer”. It provides a modeling and simulation environment so powerful that the production, fabrication and assembly of construction components, including the associated operational processes, can be simulated in the computer. VP takes into account all of variables in the project delivery process from feasibility analysis to maintenance management. The primary objective is to evaluate the feasibility of construction processes with a view to minimize the time and resource use.

  Opening Hours:
  Monday to Friday: 09:00am – 17:00pm
  Saturday: 09:00am – 12:00pm
  Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
  Location: ZN1002-3 (Lab. & office) ZS1103 (Workshop)
  Tel: 2766 5803 (Mr. YANG Xintao)
  Email: (Mr. YANG Xintao) xintao.yang@polyu.edu.hk


  IT Teaching Room

Students can use any PC station in IT Teaching Room on first-come-first-served basis during non-teaching sections. A schedule of teaching sections is displayed outside the IT Teaching Room.

  Opening Hours:
  Please see the schedule of teaching sections displayed outside the IT Teaching Room
  Location: ZN1006
  Tel: 2766 5806 (Mr. CHEONG) /2766 5869 (Mr. LEUNG)
Email: Mr. CHEONG (k.k.cheong@polyu.edu.hk)
  Mr. LEUNG (wing-man.leung@polyu.edu.hk)


  Multi-media Communication Center
  Located in the Room Zn1006a, the Multi-media Communication Center (MMCC) is an ideal learning platform for our staff and students to develop their multi-media skills by providing a comprehensive set of multimedia equipments, latest software, technical supports and training programmes.
  Opening Hours:
  Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 – 17:30 (13:00 – 14:00 lunch break)
  Alternate Saturdays: 09:00 – 12:00
  Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
  Location: ZN1006a
  Tel: 2766 5870 (Mr. Ken CHUI)
  Email: (Mr. Ken CHUI) ken.chui@polyu.edu.hk


  Ng Wing Hong Laboratory for Sustainable City
  This Laboratory aims to create a high-level laboratory providing information technology infrastructure for examining the sustainable development of Hong Kong at the building and city level. The Laboratory facilitates the archival, processing and retrival of databases and information in mutlimedia formats. It operates at the highest international standards and is recognised as an international leader in the fields, which enables it to take advantage of the new technologies that support its contribution to knowledge. It seeks to partner with others within the university and in the external environment (including industry and other universities) to address the complex issues faced in the built environment.
  Opening Hours:
  Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 17:30
  Saturday: Closed (Unless special events )
  Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
  Location: ZS701
  Tel: 3400 8160 (Dr. Orianna GUO)
  Email: (Dr. Orianna GUO) orianna.guo@polyu.edu.hk
  Website: http://www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/scl

and for the SCL Booking Calendar link is: Click Here


Description for the SCL booking:


Welcome to use the Sustainable City Lab (SCL) on any teaching or research purpose.

Any staff or research student who wants to make a booking would send an email to Dr. Orianna GUO at least two days in advance through her email, and then she will announce the activity into this Calendar. Besides, you could check the detailed booking information by left click on the booking title. However, in order to keep the record, you could not make any modifications on this Calendar.

  The Project Studios

The two Studios (ZN705 & ZN706) are interconnected with a sliding partition, so they can be used either as two separate rooms or combined together. They are located in block Z with support from a technician in an adjacent room. The sizes are 55m2 and 81m2 respectively.

The concept behind their design is to provide specialist teaching rooms for group project work using the normal tools of the trade that construction firms possess in their offices. Thus, together with other BRE specialist teaching space, the Studios provide a real-life environment where the construction business office can be re-created.

Students have access to drawings, bill of quantities, specifications and correspondence of real or simulated projects from the Resource Centre located next to the Studio ZN706. In addition, there are physical model-building tools that students can use to create 3 dimensional scale models from drawings provided to engage in problem-solving activities as if they were working in industry / the professions.

Students may bring their own notebook computers and access the internet through a wireless LAN anywhere in the Studios.

  Opening Hours:
  Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 22:00
  Saturday: 08:30 – 22:00
  Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
  Location: ZN704
  Tel: 2766 5792 (Mr. Francis LO)
  Email: (Mr. Francis LO) francis.lo@polyu.edu.hk


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