On November 20th and 21st, 2021, the 26th Session of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM 2021) and the 7th Cross-Strait Forum on Sustainable Urban Development were successfully held via video link. The conference was co-hosted by Tsinghua University, Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and co-organized by Tsinghua University School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University Research Institute of Future Cities, Towns and Infrastructure, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD). More than 200 experts and scholars engaged in the fields of construction management and real estate from mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries and regions had discussions on contemporary construction management, real estate innovation, sustainable urban development and other hot topics, attracting a total audience of over 1,200 online.
The conference’s opening ceremony was moderated by Associate Professor Guo Hongling from THU Department of Construction Management. Professor Fang Dongping, Dean of THU School of Civil Engineering, Professor Lu Weisheng of the University of Hong Kong, also the president of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, and Professor Li Xiangdong, President of Hong Kong Polytechnic University RISUD, addressed the opening ceremony.
The two-day conference included the two sections of thematic presentation in the morning and seminar in the afternoon. The thematic presentation part was moderated by Fang Dongping, Lu Weisheng, and Professor Liu Guiwen and Professor Shen Liyin from Chongqing University, and saw the delivery of a number of presentations by Dr. Wang Tiehong, former Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and President of China Construction Industry Association, Professor Roger Flanagan from the University of Reading, UK, Professor Geoffrey Shen from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Lucio Soibelman from the University of Southern California, USA, Professor Makarand Hastak from Purdue University, USA, Professor Miroslaw Skibniewski from the University of Maryland, USA, Zhuang Yong, Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board of China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited, Dr. Pierpaolo Franco, Vice President of International Market Development of Glodon Company Limited, Professor Kincho Law from Stanford University, USA, and Associate Professor Guo Hongling.
Group Photos of Some Parallel Sessions
The seminar part included a total of 11 parallel sessions, at which more than 150 experts and scholars from the University of Adelaide, Peking University, Chongqing University and other domestic and foreign universities. Scholars had discussions on topics including innovation in construction management theory and practice, construction management innovation technology, urban renewal and urban resilience, smart cities and smart construction, new infrastructure and social governance in the process of urbanization, land and space planning and innovation in land use, real estate management, and housing policies, etc.
The closing ceremony of the conference was moderated by Associate Professor Li Nan from THU Department of Construction Management. Geoffrey Shen, Secretary-General of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management, and Professor Peng Yi from Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics concluded. Liu Guiwen announced the list of excellent papers at this conference. In all the 175 pieces of papers submitted to the conference, 10 were given the excellent paper award, 6 the outstanding paper award, and 4 the best paper award after two rounds of two-way anonymous review by experts.
Lu Weisheng announced that the organizer of the 27th Session of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM 2022) will be the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Dr. Li Liang from this University delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the organizer. At this point, the 26th Session of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM 2021) and the 7th Cross-Strait Forum on Sustainable Urban Development were successfully concluded.