Geoffrey QiPing Shen

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Personal Profile

Brief Biography

Geoffrey Shen has a proven track record of academic and research leadership in construction management with special interest in value management and collaborative working in construction, supported by information and communication technologies. He pioneered the development of an innovative Interactive Value Management System which utilizes group decision support technologies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of value management workshops.

He has led a large number of research projects with total funding over HK$30 million including five RGC-CERG grants in a row since 2002/03, and has authored more than 380 publications including 190 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is member of the editorial boards of several leading journals, and has been invited to give keynote presentations in a number of international conferences. He has served the built environment panel of the Research Assessment Exercise in Hong Kong in 2006, and he is the current Chair of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management Programs.


Geoffrey is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (HKIVM). As a certified Value Management Facilitator (List A) recognised by the HKSAR Government and a Certified Value Specialist (CVS) of SAVE International, he has professionally designed and facilitated a number of value management and partnering workshops for many client organisations in both the public and private sectors. He received the Presidential Citation Award from SAVE International in 2009 for his “energetic and engaging effort to enhance value research and education”.

Employment History

Chair Professor of Construction Management

Department of building and real estate HKPU
Period: December 2008- Present


Department of Building and Real Estate HKPU
Period: September 2003 - November 2008

Associate Professor

Department of Building and Real Estate HKPU
Period: Febuary 1999 - August 2003

Assistant Professor

Department of Building and Real Estate HKPU
Period: October 1994 - January 1999

External Appointments

Academic Institutions

Chairman of Global Leadership Forum

Construction Engineering and Management2014 - Present

Visiting Professor

University of Cambridge U.K. 1/12/2014 - 30/12/2014
Univeristy College LondonU.K.1/10/2014 - 30/9/2015
China Academy of Building Research BeiJing,China2015-2018

Adjunct Chair Professor

Department of Construction ManagementTsinghua University 2011 - present
School of Management Harbin Institute of Technology2002 - Present
School of Economics & ManagementBeijing Jiaotong University 2002-2008
School of Construction Management Chongqing University 2003-2009
Beijing Forestry University2006-2015

Honorary Advisor

Construction Professionals’ Development CentreHong Kong 2010 - 2013
Hong Kong Utility Research CentreHong Kong2008 - 2010
Built Environment Panel for the 2006 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in Hong Kong

Professional and Community Services

Honorary Consultant

Pok Oi Hospital on becoming a Green Charity Organisation2011 - present


CIB Priority Theme “Integrated Design & Delivery Solutions”2011 - present
CIB Task Group TG85 R&D Investment and Impact 2011 - 2014

President and Council Member

Hong Kong Institute of Value Management2007-2011

Inaugural Secretary & Editor

Hong Kong Institute of Value Management1995-2007

Vice Chairman

Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management2011 - 2013


Lawrence Miles Value Foundation USA2008 - 2010


The Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation USA2012 - 2014


Value Innovation, Lawrence Miles Value Foundation USA2006 - 2011


China Value Engineering Society - Preparing Committee1998 - 2012
The Value Engineering Institute of Tertiary Institutions in China2002 - 2012
Beijing Value Engineering Society 2003 - 2012

Deputy Chief Editor and Expert Writer

Journal of Value Engineering in China2001 - 2012

Council Member

Value Engineering Institute of Tertiary Institutions in China1997 - 2012

External Examiner

School of the Built Environment, University of Salford2012 - 2015

Panel of Judges of the CIOB

Construction Manager of the Year Award 2010
Construction Manager of the Year Award 2012
Construction Manager of the Year Award 2014

Academic & Professional Qualifications

University of Salford, England, U.K

Department of Surveying PhD1988 - 1993

Tsinghua University, China

Dept. of Civil Engineering BEng in Structural Engineering1981- 1986

Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Value Management

Membership since 1995

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Membership since 2012

Hong Kong Institute of Value Management

Value Management Facilitator (VMF)1998

Major Awards & Honours

1st Combinatorial Black-Box Optimization Competition, Spain

Dr Fan Xue and Prof. Geoffrey Shen were honouredfor their proposed cross-domain algorithm Covariance Matrix Adaptation with Variable Neighborhood Search July 2015

First Prize Paper Award

CRIOCM2012 International Symposium onAdvancement of Construction Management and Real Estate China17-18 November 2012Joint paper with Hao Wang and Bo-sin Tang

Presidential Citation Award

SAVE International forhis energetic and engaging effort to enhance value research and education2009

Dean's Award

Outstanding achievement in research funding 2008

Faculty Award

Outstanding research and scholarly activities FCLUPolyU 2006

Highly Commended Paper

2006 Awards for Excellence by Emerald Literati Network jointly with Ann Yu2006

Best paper

PMI Europe Conference London, U.K.2001

Outstanding Contribution

Value Engineering Activities National CongressChina1998

Sino-British Friendship Scholarship

Chinese and British Governments1998

Research Grants

  • Research Projects Funded by the Research Grants Council as Principal Investigator
  • Other External Grants
  • National Competitive Research Grants (NSFC, SSFC)
  • University Competitive Research Grants
  • Research Projects Undertaken as Co-Investigator

Teaching and learning

  • Supervision of research students
  • Teaching Development Projects Undertaken
  • Teaching and learning related publications
  • Post-graduate & Degree Programmes contributed
  • Subjects Taught at postgraduate and degree levels
  • Validation Panel for academic programmes


  • Scholarly books & Monographs & Book chapters
  • Papers in academic refereed journals
  • Papers in professional journals
  • Papers in refereed conferences
  • Guest editorships of journals

Academic and Professional Services

  • Academic management & leadership
  • Membership of academic management/service committees
  • Contribution to the development of the value management profession
  • Technology transfer & Professional services to the community

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