Franco Cheung


Associate Professor in Quantity Surveying

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Current activity:

Franco is an experienced quantity surveyor and active researcher specialising in cost modelling and forecasting techniques. His research studies have been published in leading refereed journals in construction management domain such as Building and Environment, Construction Management and Economics, and Automation in Construction.

He is currently interested in seeking funding opportunities to develop knowledge exchange mechanism and support industrial led research projects together with industrial participants from national construction companies to specialist small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  He has managed and contributed to a number of industry-led research studies including two recently completed projects funded by EPSRC and Innovate UK. Currently, he is a committee member of the West Midlands BIM Region.

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Area of expertise:

  • Cost modelling;
  • Risk analysis;
  • BIM applications;
  • Value co-creation.


Franco Cheung joined Birmingham City University in 2016. Coming from a professional background as a quantity surveyor for a consultant and contractors specialising in cost planning, he developed his specialism in cost modelling and forecasting techniques through his PhD study. Franco from a professional background with experience in consulting, contracting and developing, he develops his knowledge expertise in the areas of risk analysis, building information modelling (BIM) cost management, value co-creation, and embodied energy assessment.