Keynote Speaker

Prof. Andrew Ross

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Andrew Ross is Professor of Construction Project Management at LJMU and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. His scholarly interests lie in the area of sustainability, organizational management with a focus on main contractor / supply chain relationships and procurement. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to his research and has been principal investigator for a research projects funded by Innovate UK, ERDF, Erasmus, British Council and RICS totaling over £2.0m. Over the last 30 years, his research students have investigated supply chain management, construction economics, cost modelling, cash management and cost value reconciliation. Andrew has published three textbooks, contributed book chapters and over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. A central theme of his research is to seek impact via collaboration with industrial partners. He has been instrumental in the national development of degree apprentice provision as a member of the construction trailblazer group. He has contributed to many national and international construction conferences and is a founder member of CIB TG 92 Wearable Sensor Technology.

Prof. Wei Pan

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ir Dr. Wei Pan is Executive Director of Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) and Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is specialized in construction engineering and innovation, with interest covering prefabrication, modular integrated construction (MiC), sustainable and zero carbon building. He developed the ‘dialectical system theory’ to lead research on zero carbon building and modular construction. Dr. Pan was awarded Distinguished Young Investigator of China Frontiers of Engineering by Chinese Academy of Engineering, and achieved HKU Engineering Knowledge Exchange Award 2019. Dr. Pan has authored over 200 publications and secured over HK$70million research grants. He is Chartered Builder, Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and member of Institution of Civil Engineers and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He has 25 years of working experience in academia and practice internationally.