Dr Mi Pan is a researcher and engineer with a background in construction engineering and management, control science and engineering, and safety and risk management. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor and the Research Manager of the Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Civil Engineering.
Her research is centred upon the study of new technological solutions and theory developments in innovating for future building and construction, mainly focusing on construction automation and robotics, modular construction, sustainability and zero carbon building.
Collapse and Catastrophe: The Need to Protect Inhabitants
In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.
Blind Spots in Energy Policy
As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes. Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.