Prof. W. Pan

Professor (Infrastructure Project Management)
Professor W. PAN

BEng (Distinction), Hunan University, China
MSc (Distinction), Loughborough University, UK
PhD, Loughborough University, UK




Office: HW 6-11
Phone: +852 2859 2671
Fax: +852 2559 5337


Teaching Activities
  • CIVL3003 Construction project management
  • CCST9020 Sustainable Development of the Built Environment
  • CIVL8016 Technology for Sustainable Construction: Theory and Application


Research Interests
  • Productivity, offsite prefabrication, and modular integrated construction
  • Sustainable construction and zero carbon building
  • Decision making of technological innovation
  • Sustainable construction pedagogy


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • Implications of optimising prefabrication for the life cycle carbon emissions of high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong
  • A Possible Zero Carbon Building Policy for Hong Kong: Opportunities, Risks & Recommendations'
  • Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership for Enhancing Public and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Feasibility of Delivering High-rise Low or Zero Carbon Buildings in Hong Kong
  • Optimising process, energy and carbon efficiency in retail construction by embracing sustainable technology
  • Delivering zero carbon homes in Cornwall: establishing and disseminating exemplary practice of St Austell Eco-communities (Eco-town) development
  • A decision support tool for optimising the use of offsite technologies in housebuilding


Professional Activities
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE)
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE)


10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Pan, W. and Ning, Y. (2015) A Socio-technical Framework of Zero Carbon Building Policies. Building Research and Information, 43(1), 94-110.
  • Pan, W. (2014) System Boundaries of Zero Carbon Buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 37, September, 424-434.
  • Pan, W. and Garmston, H. (2012) Building Regulations in Energy Efficiency: Compliance in England and Wales. Energy Policy, 45(6), 594-605.
  • Pan, W., Gibb, A.G.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2012) Strategies for Integrating the Use of Offsite Production Technologies in Housebuilding. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(11), 1331-1340.
  • Pan, W., Dainty, A.R.J. and Gibb, A.G.F. (2012) Establishing and Weighting Decision Criteria for Building System Selection in Housing Construction. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(11), 1239-1250.
  • Pan, W. and Sidwell, R. (2011) Demystifying the Cost Barriers to Offsite Construction in the UK. Construction Management and Economics, 29(11), 1081-1099.
  • Pan, W. and Cooper, M. (2011) Decision criteria for selecting air source heat pump technology for UK low carbon housing. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23(6), 623-637.
  • Pan, W. (2010) Relationships between air-tightness and its influencing factors of UK post-2006 new-build dwellings. Building and Environment, 45(11), 2387-99.
  • Pan, W., Gibb, A.G.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2008) Leading UK housebuilders’ utilization of offsite construction methods. Building Research & Information, 36(1), 56-67.
  • Pan, W., Gibb, A.G.F. and Dainty, A.R.J. (2007) Perspectives of UK housebuilders on the use of offsite modern methods of construction. Construction Management and Economics, 25(2), 183-194.


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