Keynote Speaker

Prof. Steve Rowlinson


Emeritus Professor
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Keynote Address on “Current Issues in Construction: Industry Reform”
Professor Steve Rowlinson is Emeritus Professor attached to the Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at Chongqing University, China, and an Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University, Australia. Prof. Rowlinson has over forty years of international experience in teaching and consultancy in construction project management. His research areas include occupational health, safety and wellbeing in construction, digital construction, construction innovation, procurement systems and integrated project delivery. With over 250 publications and 50 PhD graduates to date, Prof. Rowlinson is a world-renowned academic in construction project management.

Dr. Ioannis Brilakis


Reader in Construction Engineering
The University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Keynote Address on “Digital Twinning for the Built Environment”
Dr. Ioannis Brilakis is a Laing O’Rourke Reader in Construction Engineering and the Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory at the Division of Civil Engineering of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 2005. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005-2008) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (2008-2012) before moving to Cambridge in 2012 as a Laing O’Rourke Lecturer. He was promoted to University Reader in October 2017. He has also held visiting posts at the Department of Computer Science, Stanford University as a Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Vision (2014) and at the Technical University of Munich as a Visiting Professor, Leverhulme International Fellow (2018-2019), and Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (2019-2021). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the 2019 ASCE J. James R. Croes Medal, the 2018 ASCE John O. Bickel Award, the 2013 ASCE Collingwood Prize, the 2012 Georgia Tech Outreach Award and the 2009 ASCE Associate Editor Award. Dr. Brilakis is an author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, an Associate Editor of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Construction Engineering and Management, Elsevier Automation in Construction, and Elsevier Advanced Engineering Informatics Journals, and the past chair of the Board of Directors of the European Council on Computing in Construction.