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  • Construction and Project Management

  • Building Control and Maintenance

  • Surveying Studio

  • Graduation Project and Research Method


  • Doctor of Philosophy, the University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science in Surveying, the University of Hong Kong


  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, MHKIS
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, MHKICM
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, MCIOB
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS


2018 – Present Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2015 – 2018 Faculty of Science and Technology, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2014 – 2015 Department of Building and Real Estate, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2014 Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
2012 – 2014 Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Government


  • Lau, W. K. and Yau, Y. (2019) Measuring high rise building stock: Survival and redevelopment, the case of Hong Kong, in S. Gruneberg (ed.) Global Construction Data, Taylor & Francis: London.
  • Lau, W. K. and Yau, Y. W. (2018) Discovering high-rise buildings’ “Achilles heel”: a review and evaluation of Urban Renewal Authority’s redevelopment projects. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Construction Futures, 19-20 December 2018, Wolverhampton, UK.

  • Yau, Y. and Lau, W. K. (2018) Big data approach as an institutional innovation to tackle Hong Kong’s illegal subdivided unit problem. Sustainability, 10, 2709.

  • Lau, W. K., Ho, K. M. K., Lam, T. Y. M., Chan, H. C. K., Ma, T., Wu, W. K. and Tsang, C. (2017) Age composition and survival of public housing stock in Hong Kong. Proceedings of International Research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment, 11-12 September 2017, Salford, UK, 434-47. [Taylor & Francis Group Award]

  • Yau, Y. and Lau, W. K. (2016) Property management, disability awareness and inclusive built environment. Property Management, 34(5), 434-447.

  • Lau, W. K., Ho, D. C. W. and Yau, Y. (2016) Assessing the disability inclusiveness of university buildings. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 20(2), 184-197.

  • Chan, D. W. M., Chan, A. P. C., Lam, P. T. I. and Lau, W. K.(2015) Predicting construction durations and enhancing construction productivity: a taxonomic review. Innovation in Construction(iCON), 2, 31-44.

  • Yau, Y., Lau, W. K. and Ho, D. C. W. (2015) Principle of selectivity in housing rehabilitation subsidies: a case study in Hong Kong. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 141(3), 05014019.

  • Yau, Y., Chiu, S. M. and Lau, W. K. (2014) Economising subsidies forgreen housing features: a stated preference approach. Urbani izziv, 25(2), 107-118.

  • Yau, Y., Lau, W. K.and Ho, D. C. W. (2013) Principle of selectivity in housing rehabilitation subsidies: a case study in Hong Kong. Proceedings of 19th Annual Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society Conference, 13-16 January 2013, Melbourne, Australia. Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society. [Best Conference Paper Award]

  • Lau, W. K.and Ho, D. C. W. (2011) Open building implementation in high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong. Open House International, 36(1), 25-34.


2017 Taylor and Francis Group Award (Best conference paper award)
2014 Best conference paper award, Pacific Real Estate Society Conference 2013
2007 Davis Langdon and Seah International Experience Scholarship
2006 Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administration Prize



  • Applied Sciences
  • Buildings (Reviewer Board Member)
  • Building Research & Information
  • Energies
  • Habitat International
  • International Journal of Construction Management
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • International Journal of Strategic Property Management
  • ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
  • Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • Land
  • Open House International
  • Sustainability
  • Systems