Ruidong Chang

Dr Ruidong Chang

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - 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

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 Principal Supervisor Automating Indoor Construction Progress Monitoring in the Era of Industry 4.0-Integrating Low-Cost Laser Scanning and Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanquan Zhang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Reducing the impacts of airborne particulate matters from construction sites: Integrating field monitoring and BIM-based CFD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xingyue Fang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Managing Illegal Dumping of Solid Waste Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Linwei Du
    2021 Co-Supervisor Towards sustainable recovery of waste plastics with Australian construction industry: transition scenarios and environmental impact evaluation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Liancheng Li
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Incorporation of Embodied Energy into Building Energy-Efficiency Codes: A Pathway to Life-Cycle Net-Zero Energy Building in Australia 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
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture and Built Environment

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