A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas. He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He is currently Head of Department of Building and Real Estate. Ir Prof. Chan’s research and teaching interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, construction management and economics, construction health and safety, and construction industry development. Ir Prof. Chan’s research has had a real and significant impact on the construction industry resulting in changes in policy decisions. His recommendations have been incorporated in the Construction Industry Council Guidelines on “Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather” in April 2013. He has produced over 700 research outputs in refereed journal papers, international refereed conference papers, consultancy reports, and other articles. He has won a number of prestigious research paper and innovation awards since 1995. Ir Prof. Chan holds an MSc in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston in Birmingham, and a PhD in Project Management from the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan maintains good links with overseas institutions. He has been an Adjunct Professor in a number of universities. Ir Prof. Chan was also a Founding Director of Construction Industry Institute, Hong Kong, which was a joint research institution developed by industry and the academia.
Enhancing Occupational Health and Safety through Anti-Heat Stress Uniform
Ir Professor Albert PC Chan
Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management
Head, Department of Building and Real Estate
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Construction workers need to work under direct sunlight most of the time which may create health hazard when the weather is hot and humid. Wearing suitable work uniform with superior thermal-moisture functional performance is an effective measure to protect workers from heat stress. This presentation will discuss how such work uniform was developed based on a rigorous research process from a multi-disciplinary team. The impact and the real application of the anti-heat stress uniform will also be highlighted.