Jian Zuo

Associate Professor Jian Zuo

Associate Professor

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Jian Zuo is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. His PhD, completed in 2008 was entitled “Project culture in the Australian construction industry: lessons for China”. He has developed a specialist model to measure the culture (which is a significant social sustainability issue in construction projects) at the project level and its impacts on the performance of construction projects.

His main research interest is to achieve sustainable built environment through stakeholder engagement. Dr Zuo’s recent publications address various issues associated with low carbon built environment from technological, managerial, social and legal perspectives. At the moment he is Chief Investigator of three projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation China on sustainability related issues such as relationship between sustainability and competitiveness; air pollution; and construction waste management.

Dr Jian Zuo is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. His PhD, completed in 2008 was entitled “Project culture in the Australian construction industry: lessons for China”. He has developed a specialist model to measure the culture (which is a significant social sustainability issue in construction projects) at the project level and its impacts on the performance of construction projects. 

His main research interest is to achieve sustainable built environment through stakeholder engagement. Dr Zuo’s recent publications address various issues associated with low carbon built environment from technological, managerial, social and legal perspectives. At the moment he is Chief Investigator of three projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation China on sustainability related issues such as relationship between sustainability and competitiveness; air pollution; and construction waste management.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Pathway to Net Life Cycle Zero Energy Buildings - Filling Gaps in Current National Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hossein Omrany
    2017 Principal Supervisor Sustainability Assessment of Building Demolition Waste Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huanyu Wu
    2017 Co-Supervisor Carbon Zero Retrofit Small Scale Architecture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Gillian Armstrong
    2015 Co-Supervisor Tall Building and Sustainability: A Comparative Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Saurav Mitra
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Towards Sustainability in the Chinese Construction Industry: A Transition Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ruidong Chang
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Cleaner Production Elsevier United Kingdom
    2018 - ongoing Editor-In-chief Journal of Green Building College Publishing United States
    2017 - ongoing Board Member International Journal of Construction Management CRIOCM Hong Kong
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83130217
  • Email: jian.zuo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4377
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 4
  • Room: 4 72
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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