Dr. CHENG Shing Kwong (鄭成光)

Visiting address
MMW-5430
Phone: +852 34427635

Author IDs

Biography

Dr Eric Cheng

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Studies from the Hong Kong University in 1978, I went on to obtain the B. Building and then the surveying training with Levett and Bailey in Hong Kong. I helped build the HSBC Headquarters Building and other prestigious construction projects. Concurrently I started a professional institute and was elected the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. I joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1984 as a Lecturer and later the City Polytechnic in 1990. I obtained the Masters of Social Sciences from the Hong Kong University in 1989. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991. I obtained the Doctor of Education from Bristol University in 2007. Now I am teaching Associate Degree students in quantity surveying project, measurement and courses of construction contracts in the legal studies of the Division. In 2008 I have obtained the LLM degree from the City University of Hong Kong. Since 2002, termite study has become an important part of my academic career. As a team member, I have completed a research and compiled a termite control manual for the Hong Kong Government. I appeared in two television programmes of current affairs in Hong Kong to discuss the problems and measures to tackle termites. I have supervised five associate degree program students in their independent studies in topics related to termite. I have presented papers in three TRG conferences. I was an Invited Speaker in the Pest Summit 2014 Kuala Lumpur for an 831-strong audience. Furthermore I have now joined a research team to study the problems of bed bugs in the airline and related industries. I have been interviewed by two newspapers and one radio station respectively about the possible solutions to fight bed bugs in Hong Kong.

My colleagues viewed me as a conscientious and responsible teacher. I am popular amongst the students and colleagues. I was nominated twice to the Teaching Excellence Award and won the College Award in 1999. I have social awareness and a close professional contact with the industry. I am articulate and outspoken, able and willing to speak out for the benefit of teaching and learning for the students and the fellow teachers. I have participated enthusiastically in ensuring the quality of the university student affairs.

 

Qualifications/Experiences

  1. Honorary Fellow - University College of Estate Management
  2. EdD (Bristol) - Doctor of Education, University of Bristol
  3. LLM (CityUHK) - Master of Laws (Common Law), City University of Hong Kong
  4. M Soc Sc (Urb Stud) (HKU) - Master of Social Sciences (Urban Studies), University of Hong Kong
  5. B Bldg (HKU) - Bachelor of Building, University of Hong Kong
  6. B A (Arch Stud) (Honours) (HKU) - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Arch Studies), University of Hong Kong
  7. FRICS - Fellow of RICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  8. FHKIPD - Fellow of HKIPD, The Hong Kong Institution of Plumbing and Drainage Ltd
  9. FHKIS - Fellow of HKIS, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
  10. Executive Committee Member PRTRG, Pacific Rim Termite Research Group

Services in CityU

  • 21 May 2019 - 25 May 2019, ASc Surveying Students to Seoul, Korea , 2019 Delegation Leader
  • 7 December 2017 - NOW, Programme Leader Associate of Science in Surveying, the Division of Building Science and Technology
  • 27 July 2017 - NOW, Assistant Head, the Division of Building Science and Technology
  • 1 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2017, Divisonal Executive Committee, the Division of Building Science and Technology, Elected Member.
  • 18 May 2016 - 17 May 2017, Five-year Review of Academic Excellence of the Division of Building Science and Technology, Chairman of the Work Group.
  • 1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2018, College Validation Monitoring Committee, BST Representative.

Services outside CityU

  • 18 Apr 2016 - 13 Feb 2020, Executive Committee Member, the Pacific Rim Termite Research Group.The Pacific Rim Countries.
  • 1 Dec 2015 - 30 Nov 2021, Appointed Member, The Appeal Tribunal Panel Buildings Ordinance CAP 123.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 11 Aug 2015 - 10 Aug 2017, Vice Chairman, The Hong Kong Institution of Plumbing and Drainage Limited.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 1 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019, Assessor, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2017, Elected Member, Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 5 Apr 2014 - 5 May 2014, Reviewer, Insects ISSN 2075-4450.USA.
  • 1 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2016, Member, Sham Shui Po East Area Committee.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 30 Mar 2014 - 30 Sep 2014, 傳統功夫太極拳金獎大賽顧問, Hong Kong Southern and Northern Martial Art Association.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 10 Mar 2014 - 9 Mar 2017, HKCAAVQ Specialist , the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 24 Jan 2014 - 31 Mar 2014, Re-accreditation of Certificate in Land Administration; Certificate in Basic Management for R E Agency, Employees Retraining Board / HKCAAVQ.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 1 Mar 2007 - 7 Sep 2014, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Southern and Northern Martial Art Association.Hong Kong SAR.

Activities

Conferences Attended

  • 21 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018, the Twelfth Pacific Rim Termite Research Group Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • 18 Apr 2016 - 19 Apr 2016, The Eleventh Pacific Rim Termite Research Group Conference, Kun Ming, China.
  • 7 Jan 2015 - 9 Jan 2015, Global Bed Bug Summit, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • 3 Sep 2014 - 5 Sep 2014, Pest Summit 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 26 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2014, The Tenth Pacific Rim Termite Research Group Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 5 Dec 2013 - 6 Dec 2013, Global Bed Bug Summit, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Education and the construction industry
  • Contractual claims in the plumbing & drainage industry
  • Stainless steel pipe study
  • Termites in buildings
  • Bed bugs in buildings

Research Grant

  • Termite Control Manual for Government Premises, Hong Kong SAR Government, Estimated Amount: HKD $700,000, 1 Dec 2001 - 31 Jan 2003, Desmond O'Toole (PI), Eric Cheng (Co-I).
  • Development of M&E tender price index, Small Scale Research Grant, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Estimated Amount: HKD $100,000, 1 Sep 1991 - 31 Aug 1994, Cheng Shing Kwong (PI).

Consultancy Service

  • 17 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020, Member of Advisory Committee on Major Capital Development, The Hong Kong Society of Rehabilitation.
  • 17 Dec 2018 - 10 Jun 2019, Report on the methods to submit a loss and expense claim due to the time lost, Furtune Plumbing and Electrical Company Limited. Hong Kong SAR.
  • 31 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018, Report on methods to treat termite infested trees on a slope adjoining the school building, St. Paul's College Primary School, Hong Kong SAR.
  • 15 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2016, Contractual claim application, MTRC Express Railway Link 810A & 811B Sub-contractor of plumbing and drainage system.Hong Kong SAR.
  • 11 Aug 2014 - 11 Feb 2015, Reporting on staining and moulding of timber acoustic panel and recommending on remedial measures, CR Construction Company Limited.Hong Kong.
  • 16 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014, Report on methods to treat termite-infested trees on a slope adjoining the school building, St Paul's College Primary School.Hong Kong.