Professor Kumaraswamy, Mohan Maheswaran 顧茂翰
- ICT in project management and in teaching-learning and training
- Management support systems for risk management, quality management, project evaluation, knowledge management, technology transfers/exchange, claims and disputes management
- Construction project procurement systems
- Construction industry and infrastructure development
- Sustainablity, maintenance management and life-cycle optimisation
Mohan Kumaraswamy, now an Honorary Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), was on the full time staff of the Dept. of Civil Engineering, HKU from 1992 to June 2013. Previously, he worked on designs, construction and construction management in Sri Lanka and Nigeria, after his B.Eng. (Civil) from Sri Lanka, and before his M.Sc. in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK from where he also received his PhD in 1991. After his MSc, he was a Construction Manager and then a Director of the first construction project management company in Sri Lanka, and led many innovative projects and internationally funded consultancies.
He was awarded a DSc by Loughborough University, UK in Feb. 2013, for published work constituting a sustained, substantial and original contribution to knowledge. His R&D interests cover many critical areas in construction project management, infrastructure asset management and construction industry development. He is active in many international research groups, including as Joint Co-ordinator of the international Task Force (TG72) on Public Private Partnerships of the CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
He is also on many Editorial Boards of reputed international journals in construction engineering and management and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal of ‘Built Environment Project and Asset Management’ (BEPAM) - www.emeraldinsight.com/bepam.htm.
Mohan has been active in professional bodies, including the HKIE, where he was Chairman of the Civil Division in 1997-98, the Chartered Institute of Building, where he was the Sri Lanka representative until 1992, and later a Vice Chairman of CIOB Hong Kong in 1996-97. He contributed to industry development bodies such as the Construction Industry Council, and was President of the Asian Construction Management Association from 1999-2002. He is now the ‘Founding Director’ of the Centre for Infrastructure & Construction Industry Development (CICID), having been its first Executive Director (from 2002 to June 2013).
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2006-10-01||UNIVERSITAS 21 Fellowship (2006): The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2008-06-01||2008 Award for Excellence as ‘Outstanding Reviewer' for the ‘Jnl. of Engineering, Construction & Architectural Management’: Emerald Literati Network||Research Achievement|
|2008-05-01||‘Engineering Overseas Visitor Programme Fellowship’: Engineering Faculty, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2002-06-01||CIVCAL web-based teaching-learning package: Honourable Mention Award (for 3rd place) under ‘Best Web-based / IT-enhanced learning initiative', in the ‘IT in Education Awards Contest’ of the Academic Council for IT in Education (ACITE).||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2009-10-01||Best Paper Award for paper entitled: Super-charging supply chains - through 'relational integration' for 'overall value' at International Conference on ‘Changing Roles: New Roles, New Challenges’,: Facilities Journal published by Emerald Group, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Real Estate & Housing, Netherlands||Research Achievement|
|2005-04-01||Literati Club 2005 Award for Excellence - Outstanding Paper (Engineeing, Construction and Architectural Management): Emerald Literati Club, Emerald, Bradford, UK||Research Achievement|
|2002-04-18||CIOB Innovation Award 2001: Research Papers Competition Runner Up (Title of Paper: A centralised system for contractor registration using web-based technologies): Chartered Institute of Building, London, UK||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|07/1997 - 06/1998||Chairman, Civil Division||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|2003||Assessor, ICE Professional Review||Institution of Civil Engineers|
|05/1996 - 04/1997||Vice Chairman||Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)|
|05/1993 - 04/2000||Council Member||Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)|
|05/1994 - 04/1996||Convenor, Social & Industrial Concern Workgroup||Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)|
|07/1999 - 06/2001||Member, Civil Discipline Advisory Panel||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1999 - 06/2001||Civil Discipline Rep. on Education & Examination Committee||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1998-06/1999||Member, Community Service Committee||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1998-06/1999||Member, Group 1 Committee||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|01/1997 -06/1997||Convenor (& Founder Chairman), Committee for the 'Civil Engineering papers of the Year' (CEPYA annual competition)||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1993 - 06/2002||Assessor/Lead Assessor, Building Discipline||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1996 - 06/1997||Vice Chairman, Civil Division||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/1993 - 06/1996 + 07/1999 - 06/2002||Committee Member, Civil Division||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|07/2002 - 06/2004||Member, Building Discipline Advisory Panel||Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
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