Edwin H. W. Chan

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Environmental Management System (EMS) has been one of the important tools for sustainable construction for around two decades. However, many issues concerning sustainable development have not been properly addressed, and there is a need for the introduction of green specifications to advance green performance in construction through contract management.(More)
This paper presents the corporate portals for the construction industry with an aim of solving the collaboration problem in the construction industry in Hong Kong and nearby regions of China. Customized and personalized corporate information, search service, collaboration tools and web services are provided for achieving such an aim. Discussions are(More)
Green specifications constitute one of the important elements in green construction. New sustainability requirements and changing priorities in construction management have spurred the emerging green specifications to a faster pace of development. A cross-sectional survey has been conducted in Hong Kong in 2007 to identify principal factors leading to the(More)
Hall's conceptualisation of professionalism, among other studies, was considered the most representative modern concept; his scale has been studied widely. This study aimed to evaluate empirically the Snizek modified version of Hall's Professionalism Scale for building professionals. The scale was tested in a cross-section of 510 qualified building(More)
This study formulated a new index for evaluating both the air quality and wind comfort induced by building openings at the pedestrian level of street canyons. The air pollutant concentrations and wind velocities induced by building openings were predicted by a series of CFD simulations using ANSYS Fluent software based on standard k-ɛ model. The types of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the biological effects of the six-herb mixture Anti-Insomia Formula (AIF) extract using caffeine-induced insomnia Drosophila model and short-sleep mutants. METHODS Caffeineinduced insomnia wild-type Drosophila and short-sleep mutant flies minisleep (mns) and Hyperkinetic(Y) (Hk(Y)) were used to assess the hypnotic effects of the AIF in(More)
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