Ruidong Chang

Dr Ruidong Chang

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Ruidong Chang joined the University of Adelaide in 2020, after working as a joint research fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, and Department of Building, National University of Singapore, and an assistant professor at Bond University. His research area is Sustainable Construction 4.0. He has participated in various research projects funded or supported by institutions such as the Building Construction Authority of Singapore, National Science Foundation of China and International Energy Agency.

Ruidong's field of research is construction management. Sustainability transition and digital transition are two major trends in the construction industry. Ruidong's research area is Sustainable Construction 4.0 with the following layers of research interests.

Project level:

  • Green Building Information Modelling, namely 6D BIM
  • Environmental monitoring of construction sites
  • Construction labour, equipment and material traceability, digitisation and optimisation 

Corporate and industry level:

  • Technology assessment, industry competition and market dynamics of Sustainable Construction technologies in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, especially various renewable energy and prefabrication technologies

Policy level:

  • Policy framework and industry standards for Construction 4.0
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Zuo, J., Sharifi, E., & Chang, R. (2021). What leads to variations in the results of life-cycle energy assessment? An evidence-based framework for residential buildings. Energy and Built Environment, 2(4), 392-405.
    2021 Wang, Q. C., Chang, R., Xu, Q., Liu, X., Jian, I. Y., Ma, Y. T., & Wang, Y. X. (2021). The impact of personality traits on household energy conservation behavioral intentions – An empirical study based on theory of planned behavior in Xi'an. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 43, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS8
    2021 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Zuo, J., & Chang, R. (2021). A comprehensive framework for standardising system boundary definition in life cycle energy assessments. Buildings, 11(6), 230-1-230-28.
    2021 Xie, L., Chen, Y., & Chang, R. (2021). Scheduling optimization of prefabricated construction projects by genetic algorithm. Applied Sciences, 11(12), 1-21.
    DOI Scopus3
    2021 Li, L., Zuo, J., Duan, X., Wang, S., Hu, K., & Chang, R. (2021). Impacts and mitigation measures of plastic waste: A critical review. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 90, 13 pages.
    2021 Nasir, U., Chang, R., & Omrany, H. (2021). Calculation methods for construction material stocks: A systematic review. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(14), 26 pages.
    2020 Han, Y., He, T., Chang, R., & Xue, R. (2020). Development trend and segmentation of the US green building market: Corporate perspective on green contractors and design firms. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(11), 05020014.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Li, H., Zhang, C., Song, S., Demirkesen, S., & Chang, R. (2020). Improving tolerance control on modular construction project with 3d laser scanning and bim: A case study of removable floodwall project. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(23), 1-21.
    DOI Scopus4
    2020 Lu, Y., Sood, T., Chang, R., & Liao, L. (2020). Factors impacting integrated design process of net zero energy buildings: an integrated framework. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus4
    2020 Yu, C. R., Guo, H. S., Wang, Q. C., & Chang, R. D. (2020). Revealing the impacts of passive cooling techniques on building energy performance: A residential case in Hong Kong. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(12), 24 pages.
    DOI Scopus12
    2020 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., Chang, R., & Zhao, X. (2020). Diffusion of building information modeling in building projects and firms in Singapore. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(18), 1-23.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., Chang, R., & Li, L. (2020). Investigating Critical Non-Value Adding Activities and Their Resulting Wastes in BIM-Based Project Delivery. Sustainability, 12(1), 355.
    DOI Scopus6
    2020 Li, S., Lu, Y., Kua, H. W., & Chang, R. (2020). The Economy of Green Buildings: A Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Non-residential Buildings in Tropic Climates. Journal of Cleaner Production, 252, 119771.
    DOI Scopus10
    2019 Zheng, X., Lu, Y., & Chang, R. (2019). Governing Behavioral Relationships in Megaprojects: Examining Effect of Three Governance Mechanisms under Project Uncertainties. Journal of Management in Engineering, 35(5), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS19
    2019 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., & Chang, R. (2019). Reducing Critical Hindrances to Building Information Modeling Implementation: The Case of the Singapore Construction Industry. Applied Sciences, 9(18), 3833.
    DOI Scopus10
    2019 Lu, Y., Chang, R., Shabunko, V., & Yee, A. (2019). The implementation of building-integrated photovoltaics in Singapore: drivers versus barriers. Energy, 168, 400-408.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS14
    2019 Chang, R., Cao, Y., Lu, Y., & Shabunko, V. (2019). Should BIPV technologies be empowered by innovation policy mix to facilitate energy transitions?-Revealing stakeholders' different perspectives using Q methodology. Energy policy, 129, 307-318.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2019 Zhao, Z., Guo, X., & Chang, R. (2019). Market concentration and competitive intensity of the international engineering contracting industry. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145(5), 04019026-1-04019026-10.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2019 Wu, P., Song, Y., Zhu, J., & Chang, R. (2019). Analyzing the influence factors of the carbon emissions from China's building and construction industry from 2000 to 2015. Journal of Cleaner Production, 221, 552-566.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS19
    2019 Gan, X., Chang, R., Langston, C., & Wen, T. (2019). Exploring the interactions among factors impeding the diffusion of prefabricated building technologies: fuzzy cognitive maps. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(3), 535-553.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9
    2019 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Baker, E., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2019). Exploring the determinants of residential satisfaction in public rental housing in China: a case study of Chongqing. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34(3), 869-895.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2018 Lu, Y., Chang, R., & Lim, S. (2018). Crowdfunding for solar photovoltaics development: A review and forecast. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93, 439-450.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15
    2018 Gan, X., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2018). Overcoming barriers to off-site construction through engaging stakeholders: A two-mode social network analysis. Journal of cleaner production, 201, 735-747.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS42
    2018 Lu, Y., Chang, R., Chong, D., & Ngiam, M. L. J. (2018). Transition towards green facility management: Bridging the knowledge gaps of facilities managers. Journal of Green Building, 13(3), 122-143.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2018 Wu, G., Qiang, G., Zuo, J., Zhao, X., & Chang, R. (2018). What are the Key Indicators of Mega Sustainable Construction Projects?—A Stakeholder-Network Perspective. Sustainability, 10(8), 2939.
    2018 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Soebarto, V., Lu, Y., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2018). Sustainability attitude and performance of construction enterprises: A China study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 1440-1451.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS40
    2018 Gan, X., Chang, R., Zuo, J., Wen, T., & Zillante, G. (2018). Barriers to the transition towards off-site construction in China: An Interpretive structural modeling approach. Journal of cleaner production, 197, 8-18.
    DOI Scopus67 WoS61
    2018 Wu, G., Qiang, G., Zuo, J., Zhao, X., & Chang, R. (2018). What are the key indicators of mega sustainable construction projects? -A stakeholder-network perspective. Sustainability, 10(8), 1-18.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS4
    2018 Wu, G., Wang, H., & Chang, R. (2018). A Decision Model Assessing the Owner and Contractor's Conflict Behaviors in Construction Projects. Advances in Civil Engineering, 2018, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus4
    2017 Zhou, H., Lu, Y., Liu, X., Chang, R., & Wang, B. (2017). Harvesting wind energy in low-rise residential buildings: Design and optimization of building forms. Journal of cleaner production, 167, 306-316.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS22
    2017 Lu, Y., Wu, Z., Chang, R., & Li, Y. (2017). Building Information Modeling (BIM) for green buildings: A critical review and future directions. Automation in Construction, 83, 134-148.
    DOI Scopus178 WoS142
    2017 Chang, R., & Lu, Y. (2017). Facilitating systemic changes towards green buildings: developing conceptual frameworks of socio-technical transitions. Energy Procedia, 143, 301-306.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Soebarto, V., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2017). Approaches for transitions towards sustainable development: status quo and challenges. Sustainable Development, 25(5), 359-371.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS15
    2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., Gan, X., & Soebarto, V. (2017). Evolving theories of sustainability and firms: History, future directions and implications for renewable energy research. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, 48-56.
    DOI Scopus62 WoS52
    2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2017). Discovering the transition pathways toward sustainability for construction enterprises: importance-performance analysis. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(6), 04017013-1-04017013-12.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS24
    2017 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Wu, P., Wang, J., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2017). How affordable housing becomes more sustainable? A stakeholder study. Journal of cleaner production, 162, 427-437.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS38
    2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., & Zillante, G. (2017). Dynamic interactions between sustainability and competitiveness in construction firms: a transition perspective. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24(5), 842-859.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8
    2016 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2016). Sustainability transition of the Chinese construction industry: practices and behaviours of the leading construction firms. Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(4), 05016009-1-05016009-13.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS30
    2016 Zhao, Z., Chen, Y., & Chang, R. (2016). How to stimulate renewable energy power generation effectively? - China's incentive approaches and lessons. Renewable Energy, 92, 147-156.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS62
    2016 Chang, R., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., & Zillante, G. (2016). Facilitating the transition to sustainable construction: China's policies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 131, 534-544.
    DOI Scopus63 WoS55
    2016 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Ye, K., Li, D., Chang, R., & Zillante, G. (2016). Are migrant workers satisfied with public rental housing? A study in Chongqing, China. Habitat International, 56, 96-102.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS30
    2016 Zhao, Z., Chang, R., & Chen, Y. (2016). What hinder the further development of wind power in China?—A socio-technical barrier study. Energy Policy, 88, 465-476.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS51
    2014 Zhao, Z. Y., Chang, R. D., & Zillante, G. (2014). Challenges for China's energy conservation and emission reduction. Energy Policy, 74(C), 709-713.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS28
    2013 Zhao, Z. -Y., & Chang, R. -D. (2013). How to implement a wind power project in China?—Management procedure and model study. Renewable Energy, 50, 950-958.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Huang, J., Lin, H., Chang, R., & Huang, S. (2021). Integration of Building Information Modelling and Life Cycle Assessment: Towards a Framework for Workflow. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 104-108). ACM.
    2021 Song, X., Chang, R., Sun, Z., & Liao, S. (2021). Theory of Planned Behavior Based Analysis of Public Buildings’ Intention to Participate in Emission Trading Scheme. In Unknown Conference (pp. 1515-1532). Springer Singapore.
    2020 He, T., Chang, R., Han, Y., & Yang, Z. (2020). Exploring the development trends and characteristics of the U.S. green building market. In Construction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020 (pp. 914-923). American Society of Civil Engineers.
    2019 Chang, R., & Han, Y. (2019). Is the US Building Sector on a Low-Carbon Transition Trajectory?-Evidence from Building Performance Big Data. In Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability-Cities (icRS Cities).
    2019 Chang, R. (2019). Facilitating Low-Carbon Transition of Existing Buildings-Examining China’s Multilevel Innovation Policy Mix. In Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability-Cities (icRS Cities).
    2018 Chang, R., Wang, Q. C., & Z.J., D. (2018). Revolutionizing Urban Energy Planning: A Roadmap towards City-level Energy Modeling in Australia. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Construction Project Management and Construction Engineering (iCCPMCE-2018) (pp. 178-182). Australia: STAMCA.
    2017 Chang, R., Gan, X., & Lu, Y. (2017). Mapping global public interests in green buildings. In Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017 (pp. 895-902). online: CRIOCM.
    2017 Cao, Y., Chang, R., Lu, Y., & Shabunko, V. (2017). Transition Towards Solar-Powered Buildings?-Understanding the Debates on Building Integrated Photovoltaics in Singapore Using Q Methodology. In Construction Management and Real Estate International Symposium (CRIOCM) (pp. 1008-1015). online: CRIOCM.
    2015 Chang, R. -D., Zillante, G., Zhao, Z. -Y., & Zuo, J. (2015). Niche-innovations to Promote Sustainable Construction in China: A Critical Assessment. In INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING (ICEEE 2015) (pp. 694-699). Nanjing, PEOPLES R CHINA: DESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC.
    2015 Chang, R., Zillante, G., Soebarto, V., & Zhao, Z. (2015). Transition to a sustainability-oriented construction industry in China: a critical analysis from the multi-level perspective. In Y. Wang, T. Olofsson, G. Shen, & B. Yong (Eds.), ICCREM 2015: Environment and the sustainable building: proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (pp. 361-368). USA: American Society of Civil Engineers.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5
    2015 Chang, R., Zillante, G., Zhao, Z., & Zuo, J. (2015). Research on Sustainability and Construction Firms: Current Status and Future Agenda. In Y. Wang, T. Olofsson, G. Shen, & Y. Bai (Eds.), ICCREM 2015 - Environment and the Sustainable Building - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (pp. 310-317). Lulea, SWEDEN: AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS.
    Scopus4 WoS4
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Chang, R., Zuo, J., & Wu, H. (2019). Deep Decarbonisation of Australia’s Building Stock Through Wind Power? - A Diffusion Scenario Analysis of Small Wind Turbines. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference.
    2019 Chang, R., Wang, Q., & Ding, Z. (2019). How is the Energy Performance of Buildings Assessed in Australia?—A Comparison between four Evaluation Systems. Poster session presented at the meeting of Int. J. Struct. Civil Eng. Res.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2017 Andrews, C., Lam, K., Lu, Y., Chang, R., & Chan, C. (2017). International Energy Agency Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings; Occupant Behavior Case Study Sourcebook.

Ruidong has participated in various research projects. Some recent examples are as follows.


Constructing knowledge Graph for Green Building Information Modelling-Co-PI, ECMS ECR/MCR Seed Funding

Matching Building Information Modelling with the real-world construction: Developing a real-time construction monitoring system through on-site sensing and computer vision-PI, ECMS ECR/MCR Seed Funding


How evolving cooperation network of engineering project supply chain affect project performance? Co-PI, National Science Foundation of China. 


Mapping the Knowledge Domains of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Low-carbon Buildings, PI, funded by the Faculty Research Fund, Bond University.

Addictive Construction for Post-Disaster Redevelopment: Developing a 3D Printed Net-Zero Energy House in Ya'an, Project Advisor, funded by Mingxi Charity Foundation and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


IEA-EBC Annex 66: Definition and simulation of occupant behaviour in buildings; Subtask E: Applications in building design and operations, Participant, supported by International Energy Agency (IEA).

Holistic life-cycle cost analysis and real-world test-bedding for Building Integrating Photovoltaics (BIPV) facades, Research Fellow, funded by Building Construction Authority of Singapore, as well as Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee of China.

Social-Technical Transition towards Low-Carbon Prefabrication: A Behavioral Network Perspective, Co-PI, funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China, and Chongqing Social Science Foundation.

Ruidong has taught/coordinated the following subjects

6D Building Information Modelling

Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice

Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit

Construction Management and Technology II

Research Dissertations

Cost Planning and Management

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor The measurement and prediction system of air pollution in construction site through BIM-based CFD and sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xingyue Fang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Automated Green Supply Chain Management of Construction Projects Based on Building Information Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanquan Zhang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Managing Illegal Dumping of Solid Waste Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Linwei Du
    2021 Co-Supervisor Ascertain how the construction industry could improve plastic waste recycling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Liancheng Li
    2020 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
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Green Building Allen Press United States
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Journal reviewer for more than 20 journals. Reviewer for: Energy; Energy Policy; Renewable Energy; Journal of Cleaner Production; Sustainable Cities and Society; Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Sustainable Production and Consumption; Environmental Development; Sustainability; Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy; AIMS Energy; Habitat International; Automation in Construction; Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Journal of Management in Engineering; Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; International Journal of Construction Management; Open Journal Civil Engineering; Frontiers in Engineering Management, Applied Sciences etc... Journal Review Various
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135440
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Barr Smith South, floor 4
  • Room: 4 56B
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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