THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Dr LAM, Wai-ming Edmond
林偉明
LO, Man-keung Jack <br>羅文強

Lecturer 講師

BSc, PhD[PolyU(H.K.)]; MAIB; MAPM
Email : wmedlam@speed-polyu.edu.hk

Teaching and Scholarly Interests
  • Construction Management
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Analytical Skills and Methods
  • Determinants of Project Success
  • Construction Health and Safety 
  • Impacts of Learning Space on Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
     


   

Biography

Dr. Lam obtained his BSc(Hons) in Construction Economics and Management from the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of the PolyU and was commended as being top of his class. After graduation, Dr. Lam worked in a construction cost consultancy firm in Hong Kong as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and later further his study at the PolyU where he obtained his PhD degree in Construction Management. 

Dr. Lam has been Post-doctoral and Project Fellow in Construction Management, and Co-Investigator of various research projects in construction health and safety, construction management, and teaching and learning. Dr. Lam has been awarded as Departmental Outstanding Teacher at BRE in 2015/16 and Lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education specialising in building and construction related subjects.

Dr. Lam has published several research papers in refereed academic journals and international conference proceedings, and has recently won teaching grants in learning space. Dr. Lam is a Full Member of the Australian Institute of Building (MAIB) and Association for Project Management (MAPM).

Academic Journal Papers

1. Chan, APC, Scott, D, and Lam, EWM (2002). Framework of success criteria for design/build projects. Journal of Management in Engineering, 18(3), 120-128.


2. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003a). Why Is Design-Build Commonly Used in The Public Sector – An Illustration From Hong Kong. The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 3(1), 53-62.


3. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003b). Potential Problems of Running Design-Build Projects in Construction. HKIE Transactions, 10(3), 8-14.


4. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003e). Perceptions on the Application of Design-Build Procurement System in Construction. Architectural Science Review, 46(4), 419-425.


5. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003h). Development of the Design-Build Procurement System in Hong Kong. Architectural Science Review, 47(4), 387-397.


6. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2004). Benchmarking Design-Build Procurement System in Construction. Benchmarking - An International Journal, 11(3), 287-302.


7. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2006). Lessons from Managing Design-Build Construction Projects in Hong Kong. Architectural Science Review, 49(2), 133-142.


8. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2006). Barriers to Applying the Design-Build Procurement Method in Hong Kong. Architectural Science Review, 49(2), 189-195.


9. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2006). Drivers for Design-build Applications in the Public Sector of Hong Kong. Journal of Construction Procurement, 12(2), 112-122.


10. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2007). An Empirical Study on the Problems of Running Design and Build Projects in Construction. International Journal of Construction Management, 7(1), 1-15.


11. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2007). Benchmarking the Performance of Design-Build Projects: Development of Project Success Index. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 14(5), 624-638.


12. Chan, DWM, Chan, APC, Lam, PTI, Lam, EWM and Wong, JMW (2007). Evaluating Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and Target Cost Contracting (TCC) Strategies in Hong Kong Construction Industry. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 12(3), 139-149.


13. Albert PC Chan, Francis KW Wong, Daniel WM Chan, Michael CH Yam, Albert WK Kwok, Edmond WM Lam and Esther Cheung (2008). Work at Height Fatalities in the Repair, Maintenance, minor Alteration, and Addition (RMAA) sector, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 134, Iss. 7, 527-535, July 2008.


14. Edmond WM Lam, Albert PC Chan and Daniel WM Chan (2008). Determinants of Successful Design-Build Projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 134(5), 333-341.


15. Edmond WM Lam, Albert PC Chan and Daniel WM Chan (2010). Benchmarking Success for Building Maintenance Projects. Facilities – Special Issue on Performance Measurement and Management, 28(5/6), 290-305.


16. Albert, PC Chan, Francis, KW Wong, Del, P Wong, Edmond WM Lam and Yi, W (2012). Determining an optimal recovery time after exercising to exhaustion in a controlled climatic environment: Application to construction works. Building and Environment, 56, 28-37.


17. APC Chan, Y Yang, DP Wong, EWM Lam and Y Li (2013). Factors affecting horticultural and cleaning workers’ preference on cooling vests. Building and Environment, 66, 181-189.


18. Chan APC, Yang Y, Wong FKW, Chan DWM, and Lam EWM (2015). Wearing comfort of two construction work uniforms. Construction Innovation, 15(4), 473-492.


19. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC and Chan, DWM (2015). Active Learning Strategies for Building Engineering Students for Sustainable Knowledge Development. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 3(6), 136-142.


20. Lam, E.W.M., Chan, A.P.C., Chan, D.W.M. and Oladinrin, T.O. (2016). Analysis of the Effectiveness of Instructional Strategies for Construction Management Students. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, 142(3), 1-9, July, 04016001-9 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000276).

Publications

Refereed Conference Papers

21. Chan, APC, Scott, D, and Lam, EWM (2001). Study of design/build projects in Hong Kong. Proceedings - Third International Conference on Construction Project Management, 29-30 March 2001, Singapore, 366-376.


22. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003c). A Critique of The Use of Design-Build in Hong Kong: Its Implications for the Construction Industry. Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 26-28 August 2003, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 105-119.


23. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003d). Is Design-Build The Preferred Option To Procure All Building Projects? Proceedings of the CIB Student Chapters International Symposium – Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, 26-27 Sept 2003, Hong Kong, 33-43.


24. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003f). Study for D&B Project Success – Preliminary Findings. CIRICM2003 International Research Symposium, 3-5 December 2003, Macau, 52-66.


25. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, and Chan, DWM (2003g). Searching for Success in Design-Build Projects – A Qualitative Survey of 23 Practitioners. The Second International Conference on Construction (CITC-II), 10-12 December 2003, Hong Kong, 343-348.


26. Albert PC Chan, Francis KW Wong, Daniel WM Chan, Michael CH Yam, Albert WK Kwok, Edward CY Yiu, Edwin HW Chan, Edmond WM Lam and Esther Cheung (2006). A Research Framework for Investigating Construction Safety against Fall of Person Accidents in Residential Building Repair and Maintenance Works. CIB W99 International Conference - Global Unity for Safety & Health in Construction, 28-30 June 2006, Beijing, China.


27. Albert PC Chan, Francis KW Wong, Daniel WM Chan, Michael CH Yam, Albert WK Kwok, Edward CY Yiu, Edwin HW Chan, Edmond WM Lam and Esther Cheung (2006). Construction accidents involving working at height – findings of two focus group meetings. The 7th International Congress on Work Injuries - Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation, 27-29 June 2006, Hong Kong (In Abstract booklet; p.132).


28. Albert PC Chan, Francis KW Wong, Daniel WM Chan, Michael CH Yam, Albert WK Kwok, Edward CY Yiu, Edwin HW Chan, Edmond WM Lam and Esther Cheung (2006). Principal Causes of Construction Accidents in Building Repair and Maintenance Works. The 7th International Congress on Work Injuries - Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation, 27-29 June 2006, Hong Kong (In Abstract booklet; p.131).


29. Daniel Chan, Albert Chan, Patrick Lam, Edmond Lam and James Wong (2006). Exploring the Application of Target Cost Contracts in the Hong Kong Construction Industry. AUBEA Conference 2006, 12-14 July 2006, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (In Abstract booklet; p.32).


30. Edmond WM Lam, Albert PC Chan and Daniel WM Chan (2006). A Research Framework for Benchmarking the Performance of Maintenance Projects in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the CIB W89 BEAR 2006 International Conference on Construction Sustainability and Innovation, 10-13 April 2006, Hong Kong (In Abstract booklet; p.106).


31. Albert PC Chan, Daniel WM Chan and Edmond WM Lam (2007). A Qualitative Survey on Success for Maintenance Projects. 5th triennial International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM)/2nd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM), 1-2 March 2007, Singapore (In Abstract booklet; p. 60).


32. Albert PC Chan, Francis KW Wong, Daniel WM Chan, Michael CH Yam, Albert WK Kwok, Edward CY Yiu, Edwin HW Chan, Edmond WM Lam and Esther Cheung (2007). Reducing Construction Fall Accidents in the Maintenance Sector: An Industry-Based Survey from Hong Kong. CIB World Building Congress 2007, 14-18 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.


33. Daniel Chan, Albert Chan, Patrick Lam, Edmond Lam and James Wong (2007). Identifying the Benefits and Difficulties of Implementing Target Cost Contracts in the Construction Industry. The Fourth International Conference on Construction (CITC-IV), 11-13 July 2007, Gold Coast, Australia, 1-8.


34. Edmond W.M. Lam, Albert P.C. Chan and Daniel W.M. Chan (2009). Potential Problems of Running Building Maintenance Projects in Construction. The 3rd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) / 6th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM) 2009, 27-30 May 2009, Jeju, Korea (In Abstract booklet; p. 234).


35. Chan, D.W.M., Chan, A.P.C., Lam, P.T.I., Lam, E.W.M. and Chan, E.Y.K. (2010). Partnering for Dispute Resolution and Mitigation - A Reality or Myth? Proceedings of the CIB World Congress 2010 on Building a Better World, 10-13 May 2010, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, England (Paper ID: 1115 in USB Proceedings under Working Commission W092 Procurement Systems).


36. Edmond WM Lam, Albert PC Chan and Daniel WM Chan (2010). Qualitative Survey on Managing Building Maintenance Projects. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 65, 26-28 May 2010, Tokyo, Japan, 1147-1152.


37. Lam, EWM, Chan, APC, Chan, DWM and Oladinrin, T (2015). Evaluating student experience on learning instructional strategies. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Technology Education (ICTE) in the Asia Pacific Region, 3-5 Jan 2015, Hong Kong, 31-34 ISBN 978-962-367-775-2.


38. Lam, E.W.M., Chan, A.P.C. and Chan, D.W.M. (2015). “Research Framework for Developing Active Learning Strategies for Building Engineering Students”. Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Engineering and Technology (IRCET), 27-29 June 2015, Bangkok, Thailand, 120-130, ISBN 978-986-89844-6-2.


39. Lam, E.W.M. and Chan, A.P.C. (2016). “Design-Build (D&B) Research in Construction Engineering and Management: The Way Forward”. Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Engineering and Technology (IRCET), 28-30 June 2016, Bali, Indonesia, 102-103.


40. Lam, EWM and Wong, I (2017a). “Development of Built Pedagogy from the Environment, Economic and Social Aspects”. Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation (ICLHI), 22-23 April 2017, Singapore, 185-190.


41. Lam, EWM, Chan, DWM and Wong, I (2017b). “Design of Built Pedagogy”. Proceedings of the Association of Social Sciences and Humanities, 24-25 June 2017, Singapore, 17-19.